EXT. SODOR-Top Station-Day
We’re in a small station yard that is meant for branch line engines only. This station is one of the stations on THOMAS' BRANCH LINE.
PERCY is there shunting trucks. THOMAS then pulls into the station with ANNIE and CLARABEL. He screeches to a halt and lets off steam.
A porter came to open the carriage doors for the passengers and they come out one by one. A shunter then comes to uncouple THOMAS from the coaches. After he did so, THOMAS leaves his coaches to go get refueled with coal and water. He rolls in reverse and gets switched onto a crossover. He moves forward to go onto another crossover and rolls into a siding to the coaling stage and water column.
PERCY pulls up alongside THOMAS to start a conversation.
PERCY: Hullo Thomas! Can I ask you something?
THOMAS: Sure Percy! What’s troubling you?
PERCY: It's about Sir Topham Hatt going on his holiday. Why is it importan