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"He's whistling at my funfair special!"
— Rosie

Rosie's Funfair Special, retitled Rosie's Carnival Special in American releases, is the third episode of the twelfth season.


Rosie and Emily are pulling a train for a fair, but Rosie wants to pull it alone. When Rosie reaches Brendam Docks she tries to pull the train, but the tension caused by Emily coupled up at the other end snaps a coupling and Rosie leaves with only half the train. More trucks come loose during the journey, causing problems for Bertie, Stepney, and Emily. When caught by the Fat Controller, Rosie fetches Rocky to repair the damage and she and Emily pull the train back together and deliver it to the fair grounds.




  • The coconuts that were in the truck are actually coffee beans.
  • In the US narration, Stepney says "Oh my!" just before the sugar truck hits him. This is absent in the UK version.
  • This episode marks Stepney's first appearance since the seventh season, and his first speaking role since the fifth season episode, Stepney Gets Lost, though he only speaks in the US narration. This is also his last appearance to date.
  • Stepney did not have a CGI face when the truck hit him, but in a rare picture, he did.
  • It is possible that Stepney's appearance in this episode was inspired by the fact that writer, Andrew Viner's favourite Railway Series book was Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine.


  • In the beginning, Emily says "High Farm," but Rosie calls it "Hill Farm" while she puffs to Brendam.
  • In the US narration, Stepney says "Oh my!" but his mouth doesn't match the words.
  • When the sugar truck crashes into Stepney, the side of it is upside down.
  • In the US narration, Stepney doesn't sound shocked when the truck of pink sugar is about to crash into him.
  • When the camera zooms out after the coconut truck crashes into the crossing, Bertie disappears.
  • Stepney's whistle is Thomas' at a higher pitch.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
French Toby et la Fête Foraine / Rosie et le Foraine d'Fête (Québec) Toby and the Funfair / Rosie and the Funfiar (Canada)
Spanish Rosie y el Especial de la Feria Rosie and the Fair Special
Portuguese Rosie e o Especial Rosie and the Special
German Übereifrige Rosie Overzealous Rosie
Italian Il Trasporto Speciale di Rosie per la Fiera Rosie's Special Load for the Fair
Czech Rosie a Zvláštní Pouťový Náklad Rosie and the Special Cargo Fairground
Indonesian Kereta Taman Hiburan Rosie Trains Amusement, Rosie
Polish Specjalne Zadanie Rózi Rosie's Special Task
Catalan Rosie i el Parc D'atraccions Especial Rosie and the Funfair Special
Slovak Rosie a Zvláštny Jarmočný Náklad Rosie and the Special Cargo Fairground
Chinese 罗西与游园会 Rosie and the Garden Party
Korean 로지의 특급열차 Rosie's Express Train
Thai ขบวนรถมหาสนุกของโรซี่ Rosie's Convoy Fun

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  • Heave Ho!
  • The Complete Twelfth Series

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