17th November 1995 (UK)
One day, Toby is sent to a seaside village to be their "special attraction", as they have one every year, but when he gets there he learns there is no room for him in the parade.
Toby chuffs back to the junction, and when Percy sees how sad Toby is, he wants to know why, but The Fat Controller tells him to take care of some important work in the harbour, and his driver says that it'll be trouble with Bulstrode, a disagreeable barge who never stops complaining.
At the harbour, Bulstrode and the trucks are arguing about who is in the wrong place. Then, when Percy arrives, the trucks want to be shunted into a siding to load Bulstrode up, so he can leave.
Percy unfortunately cannot stop in time and ends up sending the trucks toppling off the wharf and right into Bulstrode's hull; which nearly sinks him much to the other trucks amusement. After being emptied, a disgraced Bulstrode is towed to a beach for children to play in.
When Percy returns, Toby is over his disappointment and tells Percy that his driver says that both of them are Special Attractions after all.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Bulstrode (debut)
- Trevor (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)
- The Vicar of Wellsworth (cameo)
- The Refreshment Lady (cameo)
- This episode is based on the stories Toby's Seaside Holiday and Bulstrode from The Railway Series book, Toby, Trucks and Trouble.
- The models for Izzy Gomez and Big Mickey from TUGS are seen.
- Studio equipment can be seen when Toby puffs through the seaside.
- When the trucks say "There's no engine and we can only go where we're put! You're in the wrong place, not us!" one has wonky eyes.
- When Percy's trucks land in Bulstrode's hull, Percy's wheels derail.
- Bulstrode must have been unloaded impossibly fast, because in one scene he has a full load of rocks, but instantly after that, his hull is empty.
- No reason is given as to why the tracks continued after the buffers.
- In a close-up of Toby at the seaside, his left window (our right) appears to be burnt.
In Other Languages
|German||Die Hauptattraktion||The Main Attraction|
|Norwegian||En spesiell attraksjon||A Special Attraction|
|Spanish||La Atracción Del Desfile||The Parade's Attraction|
|Hungarian||Különleges attrakció||Special Attraction|
|Polish||Specjalna Atrakcja / Nadzwyczajna Atrakcja||Special Attraction / Extraordinary Things|
|Finnish||Vetonaula||The Main Attraction|
|Russian||Специальный аттракцион||Special Attraction|
|Ukrainian||Особлива приваба||Special Attract|
|Czech||Velká atrakce||Big Attraction|
|Danish||Særlig seværdighed||Special Attraction|
|Dutch||Speciale attractie||Special Attraction|
|Italian||Attrazione Speciale||Special Attraction|
|Slovenian||Posebna zanimivost||Special Attraction|
|Greek||Ένα μοναδικό θέαμα||A Unique Spectacle|
|Romanian||Atracţia Specială||Special Attraction|
|Slovak||Špeciálna Atrakcia||Special Attraction|
|Swedish||Särskild sevärdhet||Special Attraction|
|Korean||토비와 퍼시의 하루||Toby and Percy's Day|
|Thai||เพอร์ซีและโทบี้อยากเป็นจุดสนใจ||Percy and Toby Wants to be a Point of Interest|
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