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Hasty Hannah is the seventh episode of the twenty-first season.


It is a special day for Henrietta, as she is getting her seats refurbished. She is very excited, however Toby is worried about what he will do without her in the meantime.

Twenty minutes later, the Fat Controller is waiting for Toby. He presents the steam tram with an orange vintage carriage named Hannah. Toby is hesitant, but Hannah is delighted to be working with Toby.

Toby and Hannah set out of Knapford Station, but a few miles into the trip, Hannah criticises Toby for being a slowcoach. As they approach a level crossing where Bertie is waiting, Hannah bumps Toby, forcing him to accelerate. They zip through the gates in front of Bertie, much to his frustration.

Toby is relieved as they reach Dryaw Station, but Hannah urges Toby to rush out of the station immediately after the guard blows his whistle, much to the surprise of the passengers. As they approach Gordon's Hill, Hannah forces Toby over it so fast, they nearly derail. Fed up with her, Toby leaves her on a siding and abandons Hannah without a word, despite her calls to him.

Toby arrives at the Steamworks and finds Henrietta there, with her refurbishment not yet complete. He tells her about the new coach (without mentioning her name) and confesses to her he left her on a siding. Henrietta orders her friend to go and collect the coach, otherwise, he would be in trouble with the Fat Controller.

Toby goes to the siding to find that Hannah is not there. Suddenly, James rockets by with Hannah in tow, much to her excitement. Toby warns her that she is just a little carriage and high speeds are not meant for her, but she does not heed old Toby's warning and laughs as she rockets along with James.

Hannah is having a wonderful time until she realises that she is starting to come apart as the rough riding and aerodynamic stress begin to take their toll. Her sideboards begin to split and her handrails detach from her body. The intense speed causes her to uncouple from James, and he races away into the distance. Toby arrives and blames himself due to abandoning Hannah on the siding, but Hannah blames herself and admits that going too fast is dangerous.

That evening, Toby arrives at the Steamworks with Hannah to find that Henrietta is repaired. Henrietta sees Hannah and tells Toby that she and Hannah are sisters, and that she used to call her "Hasty Hannah." As Toby leaves with Henrietta, Hannah urgers them to work faster, to which they can only laugh.







  • It is revealed in this episode that Hannah is Henrietta's sister.
  • This episode marks Rosie's first appearance in her new livery in an episode, although it would not be acknowledged until The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor.
  • Going by production order, this is the eighth episode of the twenty-first season.
  • Kevin has his US voice in the UK dub.
  • This is Boris Andreev's last episode as Art Director.
  • This episode was originally going to be part of the twentieth season but, was pushed because Andrew Brenner wrote extra episodes.


  • Kerry Shale is not credited for voicing Kevin in the UK credits.
  • Just like in All in Vain and Journey Beyond Sodor, James' rear tender axle box clips through his rear buffer-beam.
  • In the closeup of Hannah's wheels, her rear axle is thinner than it should be.