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"Well done, Rusty. And well done, Elizabeth. We will open this line immediately. Maybe now Rusty will have time to work at the quarry!"
— The Fat Controller
Rusty Saves the Day

David Mitton


Phil Fehrle


David Mitton (story
Paul Larson


Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

October 18th,
2002 (UK)
November 22nd,
2002 (AUS)
February 14th,
2003 (Canada)
April 26th,
2003 (JPN)
March 15th,
2004 (KOR)
September 13th,
2009 (HUN)

Previous episode

Dunkin Duncan

Next episode

Faulty Whistles

Rusty Saves the Day is the twenty-fifth episode of the sixth season.


Rusty takes up so much time clearing up Rheneas and Skarloey's line, that the little diesel forgets that there's also work at the quarry that has to be done. The Fat Controller says that this takes too much of Rusty's time, so he decides to close down the line and send Rheneas and Skarloey to the quarry. The two engines work as hard as they can, but they miss the forests, the hills, and their passengers.

The next day, the Fat Controller announces that there will be blasting in the quarry for the next two weeks, and that he'll have to find the engines other work. Rusty asks if they can use the two weeks to mend Rheneas and Skarloey's line. The Fat Controller agrees, but they only have two weeks to finish the job. Elizabeth thinks that clearing the line is ridiculous and says it's a waste of time. Skarloey is upset by this and thinks that they'll never get the job done, but Rusty says that they can't give up. Rusty then comes up with an idea to convince Elizabeth to help and get the job done.

He tells her that they'll need a "special" kind of lorry that can get the job done, and Elizabeth then agrees to help and get the job done. She's as good as her word. And soon, the job is completed. Rheneas and Skarloey's line looks as good as new, and the Fat Controller congratulates Rusty and Elizabeth for their hard work. He then says that Rusty can now have enough time to work at the quarry, and Rusty just smiles.




  • When Elizabeth pulls the sycamore tree off the bridge, it almost hits a workman and Rheneas' eyes are wonky.
  • When Elizabeth pulls the tree off the track, Rheneas' eyes are wonky.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Rusty redder dagen Rusty Saves the Day
Japanese ラスティーのおてがら Get Credit for Rusty
Spanish Rusty el Héroe Rusty the Hero
Swedish Rusty klarar skivan Rusty Capable the Disc
Welsh Achub y Lein Save the Line
Slovenian Zlatko reši Težave Rusty solve Problems
Danish Rusty redder dagen Rusty Saves the Day
Italian Rusty fa Riaprire una Linea Rusty Re-opens a line
Russian Расти спасает положение Rusty Saves the Day
Chinese 罗斯缇拯救了这一天 Rusty Saved the Day
Korean 철길 청소 Cleaning Railways
Romanian Rusty Salvează Ziua Rusty Saves the Day
Slovak Rusty zachraňuje deň Rusty Saves the Day
Hungarian Rusty Nagy Ötlete Rusty's Great Ideas
Polish Rudik na Ratunek Rusty to the Rescue
Arabic صدئ تقي يوم Rusty Saves the Day
French Rusty sauve la journée Rusty Saves the Day
Czech Rusty zachraňuje Rusty Rescues
Thai รัซตี้มาช่วยเพื่อน Rusty Utilty to Help a Friend

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  • Percy's Chocolate Crash

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