"There isn't a train on earth that can go from Point Poaky to Cloggyville in 11 seconds; it's 14 miles!"
— Mr. Conductor.

Does It Bite? is the second episode of the first season.


Tanya meets Mr. Conductor for the first time and become friends with him. Matt learns to overcome his fear and realizes that he should not be afraid of Harry. A local man named Horace Schemer is revealed to be the new owner of the station's arcade.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Mentioned Characters

Thomas Stories

Henry is afraid the rain will spoil his paint so he stops in the tunnel and refuses to come out. Eventually everyone gives up on getting him to come out. A displeased Sir Topham Hat has the rails to the tunnel pulls up and bricks up the tunnel opening leaving Henry alone and stranded.
Gordon is proud of being the only engine strong enough to pull the express. But just outside of the tunnel next to the one Henry is shut up in. Gordon’s safely valve bursts and he can’t pull the express any further. Edward tries to push the coaches but can’t even move them. Sir Topham Hat asks Henry if he wants to come out of the tunnel and help.

Jukebox Song Segment Song

  • Camptown Races

Cartoons and Songs


  • The Thomas episodes are credited by their UK titles, "The Sad Story of Henry" and "Edward, Gordon & Henry" respectively.
  • This episode aired on the same day that composer Joe Raposo passed away.
  • A clip from this episode is used at the "Thomas & Friends Explore the Rails Traveling Exhibit".


Does It Bite?/Gallery


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