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One of the Family is the third Shining Time Station family special.


Mr. Conductor's sister visits him at the station. At the same time, Kara's grandfather, Harry, also comes for a visit. He builds a small race car for Kara and wishes that she would participate in the annual race. However, Kara has other plans and doesn't want to do everything that Harry wants her to do. Meanwhile, Mr. Conductor gets very upset when his sister uses her magic to play tricks on people. During the day of the race, Kara thinks about how she has been unfair to Harry, so she decides to participate in the race at the last minute. Unfortunately, a wheel on her car breaks. Sister Conductor decides to help while she and Mr. Conductor fly on a plane and they drop a useful tool in Kara's pocket. Kara uses the tool to fix her car, and she manages to win the race. At the end, she dedicates the trophy to her grandfather.


Thomas Stories

After his accident with the turntable well, Oliver becomes the butt of all the troublesome trucks' jokes. They even make up a song about him, lead by their leader S.C. Ruffey (Scruffey). Toad is distressed by the lack of respect that trucks have for engines and makes a plan to help Oliver set the trucks straight by tackling S.C. Ruffey. The plan is put into action, and with sandy rails and brute strength, Oliver pulls S.C. Ruffey apart - which not only silences the other trucks, but teaches them not to disrespect an engine again.

Thomas, Percy and Toby are suspicious when all of the engines are called to the sheds one evening. When everyone is gathered, Sir Topham Hatt announces that a little 5-year-old girl in the big city has written a letter asking the engines to pay a visit. They selected to go are excited, but must teach the others how to look after the yard whilst they are away. Thomas throws the schedule out of proportion when he crashes through a wall in an attempt to show off to Oliver, but arrives from the works just in time to allow the cavalcade to move off. Naturally, the visit is a success.

Story Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Mavis
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Freight Cars
  • Toad
  • S. C. Ruffey
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Assistants (cameos)
  • The Crovan's Gate Policeman (cameo)
  • The Little Boys (cameos)
  • The Boy with His Father (cameos)
  • The Elephant Keeper (cameo)
  • One stone-dropping boy (cameo)
  • Elizabeth II (cameo)
  • Mr. Walsh (cameo)
  • Mrs. Last (cameo)
  • Nancy (cameo)
  • The Painter (cameo)
  • The Elsbridge Cricket Club (cameos)
  • Three Railway Society Members (cameos)
  • The Ffarquhar Stationmaster's Wife (cameo)
  • Tom Tipper (cameo)
  • Märklin Engine (scrapped model cameo)
  • Duke (portrait cameo)
  • Bertie (mentioned)

Jukebox Band Segment Songs

  • If My Friends Could See me Now
  • Long Long ago
  • This Land Is My Land