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Mysterious Stranger is the nineteenth episode of the third season.


Everyone is scared when things start to disappear in the station. The kids want to stay late at the station to catch the thief, but Stacy thinks it is dangerous so she won't let them. However, it turns out to be a monkey that has been accidentally left behind by a circus train.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Guest Starring

The Flexitoon Puppeteers

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 out of the tunnel. A displeased Sir Topham Hatt 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 heavy train, but can’t even move them. Sir Topham Hatt asks Henry if he wants to come out of the tunnel and help.


  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Express Coaches
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (does not speak)
  • James (cameo)
  • Troublesome Trucks (cameos)
  • Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Blond-haired Assistant (cameo)
  • One stone-dropping boy (cameo)

Jukebox Band Segment Song

Cartoons and Songs


  • This episode had several changes to the Fox Family and Nick Jr. variants:
    • In the Fox Family version:
      • Checkpoint from Stacy saying she can't find her cap up to Dan asking Mr. Conductor what's going on is cut.
      • All Jukebox Band segments are removed.
      • Mr. Conductor disappears earlier so the banner to the commercial break could be added to better segway to when Schemer arrives in his spooky mask.
      • Schemer showing the kids his soda trap is cut.
      • The segments to introduce "Henry to the Rescue" were shortened.
      • The shot of the kids sneaking away from Schemer for being his "human shield" is shortened.
      • Becky exclaiming "Felicity!" when Felicity is discovered to be the culprit is cut.
      • The end scene of the Ringmaster coming back to claim Felicity is removed and the episode just ends on the scene before it.
      • In the Fox Family credits, "Come Out, Henry!" uses its US title since the original credits kept the original UK name.
    • In the Nick Jr. version:
      • The episode was shortened to permit advertising breaks. Tito's initial segment with Didi and the "Waltzing Matilda" song were removed from the same version of this episode.
      • Come Out, Henry! is slightly sped up. The scene where Henry is being bricked up is also shortened.
  • Despite some of the items being disappeared, Schemer's missing comb isn't mentioned at all during the episode.
  • "Come Out, Henry!" was given its UK title, "The Sad Story Of Henry", in the credits. The Thomas stories are also listed in reverse order. This was later corrected for the Fox Family version's credits.
  • This is the first episode where the Jukebox Band acknowledges Mr. Conductor.