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"Hooray for Diesel! Now we won't be wet! Hip, hip, hooray for Diesel!"
"Well done Diesel!
— The schoolchildren

Diesel's Special Delivery is the seventh episode of the fourteenth season.


It is market day on Sodor and all the engines are taking fruit and vegetables to market. All except Diesel, who is taking slate to the school because the school's roof is broken and rain had been forecast. At Maithwaite, Diesel sees a group of children clapping and cheering for James because he is pulling a special special - Farmer Trotter's piglets. Diesel, who wants to be clapped and cheered for as well, follows James. Then Diesel meets up with Thomas who is taking shiny apples to the market. Diesel thinks that the apples are just as good as James' piglets, so he offers to take Thomas' load to market, leaving his slates in a siding. Diesel catches up with James at Maron station. Once again, children are clapping and cheering at James and no one claps for Diesel.

Later, Diesel meets up with Rosie at a signal. Rosie is pulling a flatbed of colourful flowers to market. Diesel thinks that the flowers are just as good as the piglets and offers to take the flowers. Rosie agrees and Diesel sets off with both the flowers and the apples. Next, Diesel spots James at a crossing. Stephen, Bridget and another child clap and cheer for him and his piglets. Once again, no-one claps and cheers for Diesel.

On the way back from market, Diesel passes Farmer Trotter's Pig Farm where he spies James' van of piglets. Diesel steals the truck and takes it to show the children at the school. When he arrives at the school, the children do not clap and cheer. They are standing in the rain and are getting wet. Diesel realises his mistake and after the Fat Controller scolds him, he sets off to put everything right.

Diesel takes the piglets back to Farmer Trotter's and apologises. Then, he collects the slate truck from the siding and hurries back to the school. At the school, the children are delighted to see Diesel. They shout hooray, clap and cheer for him.


Some children also speak.






  • Going by production order, this is the eighth episode of the fourteenth season.
  • This marks the first time since the sixth season episode, The World's Strongest Engine that Diesel has been the main character in an episode.
  • This is the first episode to feature Teresa Gallagher as Stephen Hatt in the UK.
  • This is the final episode where Bridget Hatt and Stephen Hatt are voiced by Jules de Jongh and William Hope in the US. This also marks their last speaking appearances until the nineteenth season episode, Henry Spots Trouble.


  • The narrator describes James' cattle truck as a flatbed.
  • When Diesel leaves the school with the piglets, he is not coupled to the truck and he is pushing it. In the next shot however, he is seen pulling it.
  • A lot of children are seen throughout the episode, yet only four children are seen at the school.
  • Diesel is said to be coupled up to the piglets' truck, but he just buffers up and pushes it away.
  • Throughout the episode, the piglets are depicted as fully grown pigs.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish La entrega especial de Diesel Diesel's Special Delivery
Norwegian Diesels spesiallevering Diesel's Special Delivery
Japanese ディーゼルのとくべつなにもつ Diesel's Special Cargo
German Diesel ist neidisch Diesel is Envious
Welsh Diwrnod Hapus Diesel yn Diesel's Happy Day
Swedish Diesels speciella leverans Diesel's Special Delivery
Chinese 迪塞尔的特别任务 Diesel's Special Assignments
Korean 디젤의 깨달음 Realisation of Diesel
Italian Il Trasporto Speciale di Diesel Diesel's Special Cargo
Czech Dieselová Lokomotiva a mimořádna zasílka Diesel's Locomotive and Exceptional Consignments
Finnish Dieselin erikoiskuljetus Diesel for Special Transport
Greek Η Ξεχωριστη Παραδοση του Ντιζελ The Separate Supplies of Diesel
Russian Ура! Дизелю Hooray! Diesel
Slovenian Dizlova posebna dostava Diesel's Special Delivery
Hungarian Dízel különleges szállítmánya Diesel's Specific Shipment
Catalan L'encàrrec especial d'en Diesel The Special Commission on Diesel
Romanian Livrarea Specială a lui Diesel Diesel's Special Delivery
Polish Specjalna Przesyłka Diesla Diesel's Special Delivery
Thai วันพิเศษของดีเซล Diesel's Date
Danish Diesels særleverance Diesel's Special Delivery
Portuguese A entrega especial de Diesel Diesel's Special Delivery
Indonesian Kiriman Istimewa Diesel Diesel's Special Shipment

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