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Confused Coaches is an episode from the twenty-first season.


Spencer and Gordon upset their passengers when their competitive behavior gets extremely uncontrollable, causing them to accidentally board each other's coaches.






  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, the Grumpy Passenger and a Porter
  • William Hope as the Duke of Boxford
  • Jules de Jongh as the Duchess of Boxford
  • Teresa Gallagher as Stephen Hatt and Bridget Hatt
  • David Bedella as the Mayor of Sodor


  • An instrumental version of Auld Lang Syne can be heard at the end of this episode.
  • This is the first episode in the series to be New Year's themed.
  • When Thomas was shunting the express coaches at platform 1 during Gordon and Spencer's conversation about the importance of numbers, a bump sound effect used from Seasons 4-7 can be heard.
  • This is the first episode where Spencer is seen with a snowplough.
  • In the UK version, while Gordon is laughing at Philip, he says "68." This line is not present in the US  version.
    • This could also be a reference to Philip's Number, as Gordon makes fun of Philip for being number 68.


  • When Philip leaves Spencer's coaches with Gordon, the buffers of the coaches and Gordon's tender do not actually touch each other, but they still make a sound and can be seen moving.
  • William Hope and Kerry Shale are credited in the UK end credits despite none of their characters speaking.

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