Thomas is taking Jack and Alfie to the forest to stop a large old tree from falling after being struck by lightning. But as the machines make their way towards the tree, Max and Monty carelessly race around the forest and crash into the tree, causing it to start falling. Alfie, Oliver and Kelly hold the tree up while Jack goes to Thomas for the props. He returns in time and the tree is saved.
- Max and Monty
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Miss Jenny
- The Foreman (does not speak)
- Henry (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- Tidmouth Sheds
- The Lightning Tree
- Maithwaite Forest
- Maithwaite (mentioned)
- Sodor Construction Company Yard (mentioned)
- A working title for this episode was "The Lightning Tree," although that title is listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
- This is the first episode on the Australian and UK DVD, Thomas' Trusty Friends but is not first in its original filming.
- This marks the only appearance of The Lightning Tree in the spin-off Jack and the Pack to date.
- In the close up of Thomas after Jack leaves with the props, there is a small hole above his left buffer, and his lamp appears to be damaged.
- In the opening shot, two lights can been reflecting off James' livery.
In Other Languages
|Dutch||Een Verhaal voor Thomas|
|German||Eine Geschichte für Thomas|
Home Media Releases
UK DVD Boxsets
US DVD Boxsets
- Ultimate Thomas Collection
- Totally Thomas Volume 9
- Thomas' Trusty Friends and On Site with Thomas Double Feature
AUS DVD Boxsets
|Jack and the Sodor Construction Company|
|#01||A Visit from Thomas||#10||The Tortoise and the Hare||Canceled:||Bossy Byron|
|#02||Jack Owns Up||#11||Thomas' Trusty Friends (episode)||Canceled:||The Importance of Being Patrick|
|#03||On Site with Thomas||#12||Alfie Has Kittens||Canceled:||Pop Goes the Diesel (Jack and the Pack)|
|#04||Percy's Scary Tale||#13||Mud Glorious Mud||Canceled:||Jack and the Quack|
|#05||Kelly's Windy Day||Canceled:||No Dozer is an Island||Canceled:||Alfie Has a Secret|
|#06||A Happy Day for Percy||Canceled:||Friendship Story||Canceled:||Isobella Gets Steamed|
|#07||A Tale for Thomas||Canceled:||Safety First||Canceled:||Jack and Alfie Swap|
|#08||Thomas and the Moles||Canceled:||Treasure Hunt||Canceled:||Kelly's Heroes|
|#09||Percy Helps Out||Canceled:||Snow Rescue|