"Ghost Train" (re-titled "Percy's Ghostly Trick" for broadcast in North America) is an episode of the British animated TV series Thomas and Friends, based on the Railway Series books by Rev. W. Awdry, which makes suitable viewing for Halloween. The episode first aired on the ITV network in the United Kingdom on December 10, 1986.


Percy tells Thomas and Toby of a ghost train said to be warning others of danger on Thomas' Branch Line, but Thomas is dismissive. When Percy later crashes into a load of lime stuck on a crossing he becomes as white as a sheet and has the idea to pretend to be a ghost to pay back Thomas for calling him silly. With some help from Toby, Percy scares Thomas into leaving the shed. Thomas tries to cover up his mistake the next morning, but still runs when he hears Percy's whistle.


  • This episode was aired as a segment of two different episodes of the American television show Shining Time Station on PBS with two different narrators and it's spin-off show Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales with the second of the two narrators telling the story.
    • The first time was on June 4, 1989 in the nineteenth episode of the first season called "Things that Go Ga-Hooga in the Night", which was narrated by Ringo Starr and paired with the episode "The Woolly Bear".
    • The second time was on November 18, 1991 in the first episode of the second season called "Scare Dares", which was narrated this time by George Carlin and paired with the episode "Thomas, Percy, and the Dragon".
    • The third and final time was October 7, 1996 in the first episode of the Shining Time Station spin-off series called Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales, called "Missing Whistles", which was also narrated by George Carlin and was included with the episodes "Bulls Eyes", "Train Stops Play", "Thomas, Percy, and the Dragon", and "Special Funnel".

External links

See the article on Ghost Train on Fandom's TTTE wiki.
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