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"Double bouncing buffers!"
— Percy

Percy and the Haunted Mine is the thirteenth episode of the sixth season.


The stations are preparing for a Best Dressed Station competition and Percy has to collect some trucks from Maithwaite. On the way, he has to stop by an old mine. He is terrified when he sees a mine chimney sinking into the ground and when he tells Donald and Douglas, they claim it is the naughty gnomes which makes him feel even more scared.

Later, when Percy is to collect garden gnomes for a station, he sees the warehouse sink and is convinced it is the naughty gnomes. He bumps some trucks, and garden gnomes fall out. Percy is terrified and runs back to Lower Tidmouth station, where Sir Topham Hatt explains that in fact the gnomes were garden gnomes and that the buildings were just sinking into old mine shafts. The next day, Lower Tidmouth wins the Best Dressed Station competition, due to the fact that they had the gnomes.




  • A scrap Thomas and Lorry 2 model are seen at the mine.
  • Reversed stock footage from Ghost Train is used.
  • Several of the miniature garden gnomes were preserved by The Coffey Man Preservation after they were all sold from the Prop Store in Los Angeles.
  • The large scale models of the garden gnomes are used in the shot where Percy runs away from the mine.
  • When the quarry mine is first shown, the garages next to the shed in Boo! Boo! Choo-Choo can be seen next to the scrap model of Thomas.


  • In the long shot of Percy leaving Tidmouth Sheds, the steam platform blows steam too late.
  • In the close-ups of Percy during the scene of the Fat Controller telling him about the gnomes (except when he says "Garden gnomes?") the sky is grey.
  • The narrator said that Percy "buffered up" to the trucks, but he stopped some distance away from them.
  • When Percy enters Dryaw and when he leaves to return to the vans, his steam platform is visible.
  • Stepney has Skarloey's whistle sound.
  • In the US narration, Alec Baldwin does not give Donald and Douglas Scottish accents.
  • The narrator says the Percy steamed back to Lower Tidmouth station, even though he had not come from there in the first place. The Fat Controller had not even told Percy to take the garden gnomes to Lower Tidmouth station before that.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Percy og den hjemsøkte gruven Percy and the Haunted Mine
Swedish Percy och spöktåget Percy and the Ghost Train
Danish Gamle Mine Old Mine
Japanese パーシーとゆうれいこうざん Percy and the Ghost Mine
Polish Piotrek i Nawiedzona Kopalnia Percy and the Haunted Mine
Hungarian Percy és a Szellemjárta Bánya Percy and the Haunted Mine
Italian Percy e la Miniera Stregata Percy and the Haunted Mine
Slovenian Poldi in zakleti rudnik Percy and the Cursed Mine
Russian Перси и заколдованная шахта Percy and the Bewitched Mine
Chinese 培西与闹鬼的矿山 Percy and the Haunted Mine
Korean 엿날 광산 Old Mine
Czech Percy a strašidelný důl Percy and the Haunted Mine
Romanian Percy și Mina Bântuită Percy and the Haunted Mine
Slovak Percy a strašidelný dol Percy and the Spooky Downfall
Thai เพอร์ซีกลัวผีคนแคระ Percy is Fear of the Dwarf

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