Time is Time is the fifty-second episode of the fourth season. It is also the third episode of The Coal Marathon.

Time is Time
Season 4, Episode 52
Air date January 14, 2012
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Directed by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Smoke and Steam
A Final Journey with Coal?


Henry, Bear, Pip and Emma have been taking turns pulling the Express. Henry takes it from Vicarstown back to Knapford, Pip and Emma take it to London, Bear and BoCo occasionally help if Henry is busy with Trucks. But, sometimes, the Express meets up with another engine. Thomas is late, and Annie and Clarabel have to find a way to defend him as Thomas feels too guilty to speak. Sometimes Edward has to stop, or even Gordon or James. Henry is waiting for the next train, when he sees Gordon with a lamp in front of His Funnel, meaning a Stopping Train. Henry tells him he cannot wait All Day. Gordon then tells him he is lucky not having to use their Coal. Henry steams away. Pip and Emma are already waiting at Vicarstown. Henry makes it just in time, and they promise to make up for lost time. This however is not possible.. they run out of Fuel. Henry is called, he has had a Long Drink, Tender filled to the very top. Emma says she can do it, if she has speed, so Henry pushes behind, and comes back. The Fireman takes off his left bottom iron lamp, so it shows he is pulling Trucks. However, James has to deliver some Tar Wagons, but he broke down, so Douglas had to do it. He is late, and Henry trys to make up for Lost Time. He is cross with Gordon, James, and Douglas when he gets home, and He tells them Time is Time.


  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • The Fat Controller
  • Emma
  • Annie
  • Pip (groans only)
  • Douglas (non-speaking role)
  • Thomas (non-speaking role)
  • Clarabel (mentioned)
  • James (mentioned)
  • Bear (mentioned)
  • BoCo (mentioned)
  • Edward (mentioned)


  • There is a deleted scene with James broken down.
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