Edward, Gordon and Henry - UK/Henry to the Rescue - US is the fourth episode ever made in Season 1.


Gordon plans to whistle rudely at Henry, who is still bricked in the tunnel. But Gordon goes so fast that his safety valve burst and is forced to stop just in front of the tunnel. Irritated, Gordon is forced into a siding opposite Henry, who laughs at him.

Edward is summoned to take the express, but he is not strong enough to move it. Gordon suggests that Henry should be let out of the tunnel to help Edward and the Fat Controller agrees. Henry is freed from the tunnel and pulls the express with Edward pushing from behind. The Fat Controller enjoys the journey so much that he tries to wave to the engines, but his hat is blown off into a field and eaten by a goat for tea. The two get the train to the station at the end of the line and on the way home help Gordon back to the sheds.

Henry is rewarded with a new coat of paint and now knows that he doesn't have to run into a tunnel to keep his paint dry.


  • The narration of Ringo Starr's US version is slightly out of sync from the point when Henry leaves the tunnel to when he arrives at Wellsworth.