Engines of All Trades
Season Two STMY, Episode Eight
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Air date Saturday 21st November, 2015
Written by WildNorWester
Directed by WildNorWester
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Engines of All Trades is the eighth episode of Season 2 of Sodor: The Modern Years, and the eighty-eighth episode overall.


As Evan had gone for his 5 yearly service at the works, James is brought to the Norramby Branch Line to fill in for him. He thought he was only there to pull passengers, but a message from the Vicarstown stationmaster proved him wrong.

That night, he is complaining to Owen and Edwin about this, which angers Edwin who starts to yell at James about having the opportunity to pull trucks. Being a diesel railcar and having special buffers, he is unable to pull anything other than his trailing coach.

The next morning, Owen comes up with a plan to let Evan and Edwin pull trucks and help with the increasing traffic from Vicarstown to Norramby. When Evan arrives home from the works, with a new hook and link coupling, Edwin and James are startled, but Owen explains that they can now pull passengers as well as their vehicles on a motorail wagon. James is still confused about why the diesel railcars want to pull trucks, but he does think they are really useful.



  • The end of this episode has a special message about The Thin Clergyman.
  • This is the first appearance of Rheneas' new model.
  • This is the only episode to have Cam Jones as part of the voice cast. WildNorWester would voice the twins again in The Thin Clergyman only until Evsta101 takes over voicing them from Season 2 STMY Part 2 onwards.
  • This episode concludes the first half of Season 2 STMY.
  • This episode title is a pun of the expression 'Jack of all Trades'.

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Sodor the Modern Years Engines of All Trades14:05

Sodor the Modern Years Engines of All Trades

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