|Rheneas and the Roller Coaster|
November 13th, 2003
Rheneas and the Roller Coaster is the twelfth episode of the seventh season.
When Rheneas is given the task of taking some schoolchildren to the mountains, he is worried that he might not be able to make the trip memorable. Rheneas' driver shows the children what Rheneas considers the boring locations and longs for more excitement. His wish comes true when some workmen accidentally divert him onto a dangerous line sending him on a "roller-coaster" like ride down the mountain. The children are very excited and have a wonderful time. Rheneas makes it to the station safely in time for the children's tea.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Skarloey (cameo)
- Peter Sam (cameo)
- Duncan (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Skarloey Railway Engine Sheds
- Sodor Castle
- Whispering Waterfall
- The Skarloey Railway Viaduct
- According to an SiF interview with Robert Gauld-Galliers, Peter Sam was originally meant to be the main character.
- In Michael Brandon's narration, Rheneas says "Must be special, must be special" while crossing the bridge.
- This is the third episode to use a rendition of William Tell's Overture; the first being Busy Going Backwards and the second being Thomas the Jet Engine.
- The Swedish title for this episode is "The Roller Coaster".
- The camera was obviously tilted while filming the scenes of Rheneas running down the hill: his steam goes to a side instead of drifting vertically.
- Rheneas could have stopped, backed up and switched lines.
- Rheneas has Peter Sam's whistle sound.
- Rheneas should have derailed on such a dangerous line.
- A brakevan should have been added to Rheneas' train.