Toby's Surprise is the twenty-seventh episode of the fourth season.

"Why, wobble my side-plates"

-Toby upon seeing his surprise

Toby's Surprise
Season 4, Episode 27
Air date December 20, 2011
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Directed by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Edward Proves A Point
Henry and the Snow


Toby is a small engine with side-plates and cowcatchers. He has a coach named Henrietta and likes very much to take her out when he is needed out on the line. Toby is slower, but he has been quite sad for the past few days. At the Coach Shed, Henrietta is talking to Annie and Clarabel. She tells them, Toby has been sad for some reason. Annie tries to figure it out, and so does Clarablel. Toby reveals it to The Fat Controller. He tells him that all his type has been scrapped except him and one. The Fat Controller decides to buy Toby's Brother, and later he is resting when a shape identical to him comes nearer and nearer and stops besides Toby. The Fat Controller tells him this is one of his Brothers. That makes Toby very happy indeed.


  • Toby
  • Henrietta
  • Clarabel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie (non-speaking role)
  • Toby's Brother (non-speaking role)
  • Thomas (cameo)
  • Duck (cameo)


  • Toby's Brother is like the one seen in Toby, Trucks, and Trouble the thirty-second book of the Railway Series by Christopher Awdry.
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