Robotnik: Snooping as usual I see! *Talks faster* Snooping as usual *Slows down* I see!
Thomas: *Pops up in the logo* Welcome to the Adventures of Thomas & Friends. Enjoy the show. *Appears on his branch line with Annie, and Clarabel, and puffs down the line*
Episode 28: Around The World With 80 Trains Part 1
Narrated por Sean Bodine
Gordon: *Pulling the express through a tunnel*
Narrator: It was educating Gordon día on the island of Sodor.
Gordon: Hell no!!!
Narrator: Haha! Just kidding. It was actually the last día of winter. Thomas' branchline received an extension to Vicarstown. The blue tank engine enjoyed making new friends, and sharing his adventures with them. One of those engines was The Flying Scotsman.
Flying Scotsman: *Backs up to his passenger train at Vicarstown*
Thomas: *Stops siguiente to Flying Scotsman* Good morning Flying Scotsman.
Flying Scotsman: Good morning Thomas! I am so happy to see tu again. When they told me tu were visiting other countries, I was really saddened por your absence.
Thomas: Why don't tu come with me then?
Flying Scotsman: As much as I like that idea Thomas, I'm far too busy on The Other Railway.
Gordon: *Blows his whistle twice while stopping siguiente to the two engines with his express*
Flying Scotsman: Also, I've already gone to visit a few countries years ago. There was the time I visited America, and Canada, and then I made another visit to Australia.
Gordon: Pah! I don't know why anyone would want to waste their time with tu when they can boast about me.
Flying Scotsman: Oh really? Why don't we make things interesting then? Let's have a race around the world. We'll see who deserves the glory of the fans.
Gordon: You're on.
Narrator: Sir Topham Hatt made the arrangements along with The Other Railway. The two Pacifics would race each other from New York City to Rome. Much to Gordon's annoyance, he had to ride siguiente to Scotsman on the barco going to New York City.
Flying Scotsman: tu really don't like me much, do you?
Gordon: All tu do is boast about how famous tu are.
Flying Scotsman: I take it tu don't look at yourself in the mirror that often. You're the one that boasts, even if it's a whopper.
Gordon: Whopper?!!? I'll have tu know that my adventures are genuine!
Flying Scotsman: Like the time tu crashed into a station to get a better view?
Gordon: Why does everyone always bring that up?!
Flying Scotsman: I know it was in 1959, but it's always a fun story to listen to. Oh, and how about the time tu didn't feel like taking baths?
Gordon: Okay, that I'll admit was a clumsy move, but I've had moments of amazement, and elegance.
Flying Scotsman: más like arrogance.
Narrator: Gordon didn't like to admit this, but he was jealous of his bigger brother. He didn't like it when someone had más fame than him.
The barco would unload the racing siblings at Hunts Point Terminal. Gordon & Flying Scotsman were moved to the upper deck to see the sights while waiting to be unloaded.
Gordon: Ooh, I know that bridge! That's the Hell Gate Bridge!
Flying Scotsman: Yes, I heard it's quite a famous structure. I never saw it when I was doing my USA tour, but it's been around for over 100 years now.
Gordon: I wish we could race on that.
Flying Scotsman: I'm afraid we can't little brother. Amtrak won't let us.
Flying Scotsman: The railroad that owns the bridge. They run a busy passenger schedule and they don't want anything getting delayed.
Gordon: I actually knew a diesel who used to work for Amtrak before joining my railroad. I think he's on a different island now.
Flying Scotsman: Thomas told me. Isn't it por California?
Gordon: Yeah, I think it's Errol.
Flying Scotsman: Want to go visit him?
Gordon: Sure. We can make the race más challenging that way.
Narrator: Gordon and Flying Scotsman were unloaded from the boat, and each of them were dado five green coaches.
Flying Scotsman: Good luck, little brother. *Moves his smoke deflectors forward*
Gordon: You're the one who needs luck.
The signals turned green, and they were off.
Flying Scotsman: Hahahaha! Look at me go!
Gordon: Oh I will, if tu ever pass me! *Overtakes Flying Scotsman*
Flying Scotsman: *Smirks* Looks like tu have the lead for now.
Gordon: *Annoyed* Why isn't he upset? I'm in the lead.
Suddenly, a signal turned yellow.
Gordon: Oh no. The siguiente one better not be red.
Narrator: But it was, and Gordon had to stop.
Flying Scotsman: *Watching Gordon stop* See tu later little brother! *Overtakes Gordon while blowing his whistle*
Gordon: WHY DOES HE ALWAYS CALL ME THAT?!?!
Narrator: A CSX GP40-2 was seen running backwards while pulling 7 cars.
Gordon: What is the meaning of this?!!?
CSX Geep: I beg your pardon?
Gordon: Why are tu shunting cars?! You're a mainline engine, are tu not?!
CSX Geep: I'm a General Purpose diesel. I'm used for mainline work, and switching.
Gordon: Mainline engines are not meant to shunt! Don't tu Americans know any better?!
CSX Geep: Shut up. I'd rather switch cars than listen to your stupid ranting.
Gordon: *Looks down at his buffers* Why do all the bad things happen to me?
Narrator: But Gordon's luck would change. As he raced along the Hudson River, he passed through Albany and saw Flying Scotsman refueling.
Gordon: Ha! Doesn't pay to have that 2nd tender now does it?! *Overtakes Flying Scotsman*
Flying Scotsman: So I have to spend an extra 30 segundos taking on más water. It'll be worth it.
In Buffalo, Gordon went through Canada. He would return to the United States por going through the Detroit River Tunnels, connecting Windsor Ontario with Detroit Michigan. Before entering the tunnels however, he needed to stop for más coal.
Gordon: *Stops at the station* We might as well get más water just in case.
Driver: Good idea Gordon.
Fireman: *Refueling Gordon's tender at the fueling station*
Flying Scotsman: *Passes Gordon while entering the tunnel*
Flying Scotsman: *Leaves the tunnel and enters Detroit* That's a steep grade. Gordon's not gonna like that.
Gordon: Come on hurry up!
Fireman: We just started Gordon.
Gordon: I don't care! Scotsman's probably 20 miles ahead of us now!
Fireman: *Shakes his head*
Driver: Never mind Gordon. We may have to stop más frequently, but Scotsman takes más time to fuel up. por the time we go through Chicago, we should have the advantage.
Gordon: Why go through Chicago when we can pass under it?
Fireman: Isn't that cheating?
Gordon: I don't care. We'll get to St. Louis first, then get a head start on the rest of the journey to San Francisco.
Driver: And then we take another barco for a quick trip around the Island Of Errol. Where do we go from there?
Fireman: Indonesia, and then we just travel through Asia, return to europa via Russia, then finish the race to Rome por going through Ukraine, Hungary, and Austria. After going through those countries, we'll be in Italy.
Gordon's tender was now full.
Driver: We're gonna have our work cut out for us. Ready Gordon?
Gordon: Ready when tu are.
Narrator: Gordon quickly started to leave Windsor, hoping to catch up to his brother, and win the race around the world.
Part 2 is coming soon