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"Here comes Gordon!"
"And here comes big strong Henry!
— Thomas and Henry

Big Strong Henry is the seventeenth episode of the tenth season.


Henry is upset when Gordon gets to help Farmer McColl, so Thomas, Emily, and Percy urge him to prove he is stronger. Unfortunately, when Henry tries to take twenty trucks of hay down the hill he loses control and derails. The Fat Controller did not assign him to do this, so while Henry is taking the hay back, the cows in Gordon's cattle trucks wander out, and Henry ingeniously leads the cows back to Farmer McColl using the trucks of hay.




  • It is possible that the field where Henry derailed is the same that James and Molly pass at the beginning of the episode, just removing the tree and putting a third track in its place.
  • This marks George's last appearance until The Great Discovery, and currently his final episodic appearance.


  • In the US, this episode aired before Edward Strikes Out, so the audience would not know who Rocky is.
  • In a deleted picture, where Gordon, Molly, and James are passing by, the snowy tree is replaced by a third track.
  • The narrator says Percy collected trucks of logs, but there was only one truck.
  • Gordon's puffing sound is heard when Thomas says "Here comes Gordon" but it is not heard before or after Thomas said that.
  • The narrator says that Henry pulled the trucks out of the sidings, even though they were in a mainline and he just pulled the trucks few centimetres from their original place.
  • The track where the five trucks of hay stand dead ends in the bushes.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Danish Store Stærke Henry Big Strong Henry
Norwegian Store, Sterke Henry Big, Strong Henry
Swedish Store Starke Henry Big Strong Henry
Finnish Voimakkaalle Henri Big Strong Henry
Dutch De Groot, Sterk Henry The Big, Strong Henry
German Der Große, Starke Henry The Big, Strong Henry
Portuguese O Grande Forte Henry The Great Fort Henry
Spanish Henry El Fortachón (España) / El Grande y Fuerte Henry (Hispanoamérica) Henry the Burly (Spain) / The Big and Strong Henry (Hispanic America)
French Le Grand et Fort Henry The Big and Strong Henry
Italian Il Grande e Forte Henry The Big and Strong Henry
Hungarian Többet Ésszel Mint Erővel More Like Essay Force
Catalan Gran i Fort Henry Big Strong Henry
Romanian Henry cel Mare și Puternic Henry the Great and Powerful
Polish Wielki Silny Henio Great Strong Henry
Croatian Super Jaka Hrvoje Great Strong Henry
Czech Velký Silný Henry Big Powerful Henry
Slovak Veľký Silný Henry Large Powerful Henry
Japanese おおきくてつよいヘンリー Big Strong Henry
Chinese 又大又强壮的亨利 Big and Strong Henry
Greek Henry ισχυρό φορτηγά (Henry Ischyró Fortigá) Henry's Powerful Trucks
Russian Большой сильный Генриа Big Strong Henry
Korean 헨리의 할약 Henry Plays
Thai เฮนรีผู้แข็งแกร่ง Henry is Strong

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