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'''Air date''': November 12th, 1986 (UK), November 22nd, 1991 (US)

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'''Air date''': November 12th, 1986 (UK), November 22nd, 1991 (US)


Two black twin engines from Scotland named Donald and Douglas have arrived on the Island of Sodor to help out; however, the Fat Controller had only sent for one engine. While the twins mean well, their identical appearance causes confusion and the Fat Controller has numbers painted on them; Donald's 9 and Douglas is 10. However, the Fat Controller still intends to send one of the engines back home.

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Two black twin engines from Scotland named Donald and Douglas have arrived on the Island of Sodor to help out; however, the Fat Controller had only sent for one engine. While the twins mean well, their identical appearance causes confusion and the Fat Controller has numbers painted on them; Donald's is 9 and Douglas Douglas' is 10. However, the Fat Controller still intends to send one of the engines back home.
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Two black twin engines from Scotland named Donald and Douglas have arrived on the Island of Sodor to help out; however, the Fat Controller had only sent for one engine. While the twins mean well, their identical appearance causes confusion and the Fat Controller has numbers painted on them; Donald is 9 and Douglas is 10. However, the Fat Controller still intends to send one of the engines back home.

In the yard, a Spiteful Brake Van takes a dislike to Douglas and always causes things to go wrong whenever Douglas takes it out. As a result, Douglas' trains are late and he is subsequently blamed, making him worry. Donald is angry at his twin's unfair treatment and bumps the brake van violently before threatening it. The Spiteful Brake Van starts behaving better afterwards.

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Two black twin engines from Scotland named Donald and Douglas have arrived on the Island of Sodor to help out; however, the Fat Controller had only sent for one engine. While the twins mean well, their identical appearance causes confusion and the Fat Controller has numbers painted on them; Donald is Donald's 9 and Douglas is 10. However, the Fat Controller still intends to send one of the engines back home.

In the yard, a Spiteful Brake Van takes a dislike to Douglas and always causes things to go wrong whenever Douglas takes it out. As a result, Douglas' trains are late and he is he's subsequently blamed, making him worry. Donald is angry at his twin's unfair treatment and bumps the brake van violently before threatening it. The Spiteful Brake Van starts behaving better afterwards.



The Fat Controller is proven right; James is very angry about the extra work. Douglas jokes about [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E23DirtyObjects James' incident with some tar wagons]], worsening his bad mood. He takes a goods which includes the Spiteful Brake Van, who decides to make work difficult for James and has the trucks hold back, quickly tiring James out.

Meeting Douglas at Wellsworth, James asks for his assistance in climbing up Gordon's Hill and Douglas agrees. The two engines work as hard as they can, halfway up the hill, however, James starts losing steam and Douglas accidentally crushes the Spiteful Brake Van while pushing. The Fat Controller arrives on Edward, who came with the Breakdown Train to help clear the mess and is angry that Douglas has also caused trouble. Edward stands up for Douglas, having heard what happened and tells the Fat Controller of all the hard work Douglas did. The Fat Controller feels that Douglas went too far, but understands Douglas had good intentions and was only trying to help. The Fat Controller is left unsure about what to do with Donald and Douglas, but that is [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E17TheDeputation another story]].

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The Fat Controller is Controller's proven right; James is very angry about the extra work. Douglas jokes about [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E23DirtyObjects James' incident with some tar wagons]], worsening his bad mood. He takes a goods which includes the Spiteful Brake Van, who decides to make work difficult for James and has the trucks hold back, quickly tiring James out.

Meeting Douglas at Wellsworth, James asks for his assistance in climbing up Gordon's Hill and Douglas agrees. The two engines work as hard as they can, halfway up the hill, however, James starts losing steam and Douglas accidentally crushes the Spiteful Brake Van while pushing. The Fat Controller arrives on Edward, who came with the Breakdown Train to help clear the mess and is angry that Douglas has also caused trouble. Edward stands up for Douglas, having heard what happened and tells the Fat Controller of all the hard work Douglas did. The Fat Controller feels that Douglas went too far, but understands Douglas had good intentions and was only trying to help. The Fat Controller is left unsure about what to do with Donald and Douglas, but that is that's [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E17TheDeputation another story]].


Meeting Douglas at Wellsworth, James asks for his assistance in climbing up Gordon's Hill and Douglas agrees. The two engines work as hard as they can, halfway up the hill, however, James starts losing steam and Douglas accidentally crushes the Spiteful Brake Van while pushing. The Fat Controller arrives on Edward, who came with the Breakdown Train to help clear the mess and is angry that Douglas has also caused trouble. Edward stands up for Douglas, having heard what happened and tells the Fat Controller of all the hard work Douglas did. The Fat Controller feels that Douglas went too far, but understands Douglas had good intentions and was only trying to help. The Fat Controller is left unsure about what to do with Donald and Douglas, but that is [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E17TheDeputation|another story]].

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Meeting Douglas at Wellsworth, James asks for his assistance in climbing up Gordon's Hill and Douglas agrees. The two engines work as hard as they can, halfway up the hill, however, James starts losing steam and Douglas accidentally crushes the Spiteful Brake Van while pushing. The Fat Controller arrives on Edward, who came with the Breakdown Train to help clear the mess and is angry that Douglas has also caused trouble. Edward stands up for Douglas, having heard what happened and tells the Fat Controller of all the hard work Douglas did. The Fat Controller feels that Douglas went too far, but understands Douglas had good intentions and was only trying to help. The Fat Controller is left unsure about what to do with Donald and Douglas, but that is [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E17TheDeputation|another [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E17TheDeputation another story]].


'''Air date''': November 20th, 1986 (UK), November 22nd, 1991 (US)

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'''Air date''': November 20th, 12th, 1986 (UK), November 22nd, 1991 (US)



Donald and Douglas are twin engines arriving from Scotland, but The Fat Controller expected one engine. Because they had caused confusion, the twins were given numbers on their tenders - Donald 9 and Douglas 10. However, one of them will have to be sent away. Later, the twins have been dealing with a Brake Van, which Donald had taught a lesson. Although he did, he crashed into a signal box, upsetting the Fat Controller. While Donald had to go for repairs, James has to take his goods train. As James was having trouble with the trucks and the brake van, Douglas agreed to push the trucks up Gordon's Hill, but instead the Brake Van was unintentionally broken into pieces in the process. Now the Fat Controller is stuck in a dilemma of which twin to send away.

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Two black twin engines from Scotland named Donald and Douglas are twin have arrived on the Island of Sodor to help out; however, the Fat Controller had only sent for one engine. While the twins mean well, their identical appearance causes confusion and the Fat Controller has numbers painted on them; Donald is 9 and Douglas is 10. However, the Fat Controller still intends to send one of the engines arriving from Scotland, back home.

In the yard, a Spiteful Brake Van takes a dislike to Douglas and always causes things to go wrong whenever Douglas takes it out. As a result, Douglas' trains are late and he is subsequently blamed, making him worry. Donald is angry at his twin's unfair treatment and bumps the brake van violently before threatening it. The Spiteful Brake Van starts behaving better afterwards.

One day, however, Donald reverses onto some slippery rails,
but he's unable to stop and accidentally crashes into a Signal Box, tender first. The Fat Controller expected one engine. Because they had caused confusion, the twins were given numbers on their tenders - is furious at Donald 9 for his clumsiness and tells him that he had decided to keep him and send Douglas 10. However, one of them back before this incident. Now Donald needs to have his tender mended and James will have to be sent away. Later, the twins have been dealing with a Brake Van, do his work, which Donald had taught a lesson. Although he did, he crashed into a signal box, upsetting the Fat Controller. While Donald had to go for repairs, James has to take his goods train. As James was having trouble with the trucks and the brake van, Douglas agreed to push the trucks up Gordon's Hill, but instead the Brake Van was unintentionally broken into pieces in the process. Now the Fat Controller knows he won't like.

The Fat Controller
is stuck in proven right; James is very angry about the extra work. Douglas jokes about [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E23DirtyObjects James' incident with some tar wagons]], worsening his bad mood. He takes a dilemma of goods which twin includes the Spiteful Brake Van, who decides to send away.
make work difficult for James and has the trucks hold back, quickly tiring James out.

Meeting Douglas at Wellsworth, James asks for his assistance in climbing up Gordon's Hill and Douglas agrees. The two engines work as hard as they can, halfway up the hill, however, James starts losing steam and Douglas accidentally crushes the Spiteful Brake Van while pushing. The Fat Controller arrives on Edward, who came with the Breakdown Train to help clear the mess and is angry that Douglas has also caused trouble. Edward stands up for Douglas, having heard what happened and tells the Fat Controller of all the hard work Douglas did. The Fat Controller feels that Douglas went too far, but understands Douglas had good intentions and was only trying to help. The Fat Controller is left unsure about what to do with Donald and Douglas, but that is [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E17TheDeputation|another story]].



* AmusingInjuries: After being accidentally smashed apart by Douglas, the face of the brake van can be seen with a black eye and grimace as it is lifted away.

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* AmusingInjuries: After being accidentally smashed apart by Douglas, the face of the brake van can be seen with a black eye and grimace as it is it's lifted away.



* BerserkButton: Donald was cross when the Brake Van caused trouble for his brother.
** James was cross when he realizes that he has to do Donald's work as well as his own after the latter had an accident with the signal box, and he was even crosser when Douglas reminded him about the accident with the tar wagons in "Dirty Objects".

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* BerserkButton: Donald was cross angry when the Brake Van caused trouble for his brother.
** James was cross mad when he realizes that he has to do Donald's work as well as his own after the latter had an accident with the signal box, box and he was even crosser angrier when Douglas reminded him about the accident with the tar wagons in "Dirty Objects".



* BigShutUp: James says this to Douglas after he reminded him of "tar wagons", though in the novels, he was saying it to Gordon and Henry who were chuckling at Douglas' comments (they can be seen doing so in the background of the episode as well).

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* BigShutUp: James says this to Douglas after he reminded him of "tar wagons", though in the novels, books, he was saying it to Gordon and Henry who were chuckling at Douglas' comments (they can be seen doing so in the background of the episode as well).



* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. [[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines "The Missing Coach"]] was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas Douglas' introduction was edited down greatly. [[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines "The Missing Coach"]] was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.



* ReverseArmFold: The Fat Controller does this in the end while contemplating on his decision.

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* ReverseArmFold: The Fat Controller does this in the end while contemplating on thinking about his decision.



* ViolentGlaswegian: Donald is a family-friendly example when he biffs the Spiteful Brake Van.

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* ViolentGlaswegian: Donald is a family-friendly example when he biffs attacks the Spiteful Brake Van.


* [[BigBrotherInstinct Twin Brother Instinct]]: Donald to Douglas.
* BigShutUp: James says this to Douglas after he reminded him of "tar wagons".
** He was saying it to Gordon and Henry in the novel, who were chuckling at Douglas' comments (they can be seen doing so in the background of the episode as well).

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* [[BigBrotherInstinct BigBrotherInstinct: This is more of Twin Brother Instinct]]: Instinct with Donald to Douglas.
bumping the break van for causing trouble for his twin brother.
* BigShutUp: James says this to Douglas after he reminded him of "tar wagons".
** He
wagons", though in the novels, he was saying it to Gordon and Henry in the novel, who were chuckling at Douglas' comments (they can be seen doing so in the background of the episode as well).


* ReverseArmFold: The Fat Controller does this in the end while making his decision.

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* ReverseArmFold: The Fat Controller does this in the end while making contemplating on his decision.

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* ReverseArmFold: The Fat Controller does this in the end while making his decision.


* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. "The Missing Coach" was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. [[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines "The Missing Coach" Coach"]] was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.


* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. "[[Literature/TheTwinEngines The Missing Coach]]" was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. "[[Literature/TheTwinEngines The "The Missing Coach]]" Coach" was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.


* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. "The Missing Coach" was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. "The "[[Literature/TheTwinEngines The Missing Coach" Coach]]" was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.


!!Tropes featured in the episode ([[YMMV/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E16BrakeVan YMMV here]]):

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!!Tropes featured in the episode ([[YMMV/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E16BrakeVan ([[YMMV/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E16BreakVan YMMV here]]):

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'''U.S. Title''': Donald and Douglas

'''Air date''': November 20th, 1986 (UK), November 22nd, 1991 (US)
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Donald and Douglas are twin engines arriving from Scotland, but The Fat Controller expected one engine. Because they had caused confusion, the twins were given numbers on their tenders - Donald 9 and Douglas 10. However, one of them will have to be sent away. Later, the twins have been dealing with a Brake Van, which Donald had taught a lesson. Although he did, he crashed into a signal box, upsetting the Fat Controller. While Donald had to go for repairs, James has to take his goods train. As James was having trouble with the trucks and the brake van, Douglas agreed to push the trucks up Gordon's Hill, but instead the Brake Van was unintentionally broken into pieces in the process. Now the Fat Controller is stuck in a dilemma of which twin to send away.

!!Tropes featured in the episode ([[YMMV/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E16BrakeVan YMMV here]]):
* AmusingInjuries: After being accidentally smashed apart by Douglas, the face of the brake van can be seen with a black eye and grimace as it is lifted away.
* AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: In the ending, the narrator does this in regards to The Fat Controller is still making a decision on which twin should he send away, which refers to the next episode "The Deputation".
* AssholeVictim: The Spiteful Brake Van.
* BerserkButton: Donald was cross when the Brake Van caused trouble for his brother.
** James was cross when he realizes that he has to do Donald's work as well as his own after the latter had an accident with the signal box, and he was even crosser when Douglas reminded him about the accident with the tar wagons in "Dirty Objects".
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Twin Brother Instinct]]: Donald to Douglas.
* BigShutUp: James says this to Douglas after he reminded him of "tar wagons".
** He was saying it to Gordon and Henry in the novel, who were chuckling at Douglas' comments (they can be seen doing so in the background of the episode as well).
* BullyHunter: Donald.
* CallBack: Douglas' reminder of James bumping into tar wagons.
* ChronicVillainy: Even after one hard bump from Donald to make him behave, The Spiteful Brake Van returned to his troublesome ways as he tells the trucks to hold James back.
* CompressedAdaptation: Donald and Douglas introduction was edited down greatly. "The Missing Coach" was planned to be made as an episode (with even half the footage filmed), but was ditched due to it's slightly convoluted plot which was feared to be too complicated for children.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Gordon and Henry laughed in the background about Douglas' remarks about James' accident with the tar wagons.
* {{Jerkass}}: The ''Spiteful'' Brake Van.
* KarmicDeath: The Brake Van was unintentionally broken by Douglas. This is fitting considering that he was the one that caused his trains to be late.
* TearOffYourFace: This was the fate of the Spiteful Brake Van after Douglas unintentionally breaks him to pieces up on Gordon's Hill.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Donald is a family-friendly example when he biffs the Spiteful Brake Van.
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U.S. Title: Donald and Douglas

Donald and Douglas are twin engines arriving from Scotland, but The Fat Controller expected one engine. Because they had caused confusion, the twins were given numbers on their tenders - Donald 9 and Douglas 10. However, one of them will have to be sent away. Later, the twins have been dealing with a Brake Van, which Donald had taught a lesson. Although he did, he crashed into a signal box, upsetting the Fat Controller. While Donald had to go for repairs, James has to take his goods train. As James was having trouble with the trucks and the break van, Douglas agreed to push the trucks up Gordon's Hill, but instead the Break Van was into pieces in the process. Now the Fat Controller is stuck in a dilemma of which twin to send away.

!!Tropes featured in the episode:
* BerserkButton: Donald was cross when the Break Van caused trouble for his brother.
** James was cross when he realizes that he has to do Donald's work as well as his own after the latter had an accident with the signal box, and he was even crosser when Douglas reminded him about the accident with the tar wagons in "Dirty Objects".
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Twin Brother Instinct]]: Donald to Douglas.
* BigShutUp: James says this to Douglas after he reminded him of "tar wagons".
* BullyHunter: Donald.
* {{Jerkass}}: The ''Spiteful'' Brake Van.
* KarmicDeath: The Break Van was broken by Douglas. This is fitting considering that he was the one that caused his trains to be late.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Donald is a family-friendly example, although it was Douglas who had broken the Brake Van at the end.
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** James was cross when he realizes that he has to do Donald's work after the latter had an accident with the signal box, and he was even crosser when Douglas reminded him about the accident with the tar wagons in "Dirty Objects".

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** James was cross when he realizes that he has to do Donald's work as well as his own after the latter had an accident with the signal box, and he was even crosser when Douglas reminded him about the accident with the tar wagons in "Dirty Objects".

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