Tropes featured in the episode:
- The Bus Came Back: A literal example with Bulgy, who was last seen cameoing in Season 4's "Mind That Bike".
- Good Costume Switch: As part of his brief HeelFace Turn, Bulgy gets painted green for his new job as a mobile vegetable stand.
- HeelFace Turn: Bulgy becomes a lot friendlier to the steam engines when he is given a second chance. Unfortunately, he eventually goes back to his old anti-rail ways years later in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops".
- Sequel Episode: To Season 3's "Bulgy".