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"Perishing Pistons!"
— Gordon
Snow Tracks

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Alan Hescott


Michael Angelis
(UK, 2010)
Michael Brandon
(US, 2010)
Mark Moraghan
(US, 2013)

Air date

February 16th,
2010 (UK)
February 21st,
2010 (AUS)
April 14th,
2010 (JAP)
October 16th,
2010 (US)
December 11th,
2011 (NOR)

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Snow Tracks is the seventeenth episode of the thirteenth season.


A snowstorm has covered Sodor and Thomas and Gordon are given important jobs. While doing his job, Gordon decides to take the shorter, hilly route because he thinks he is special and stronger. He slips several times, spraying Spencer with snow and crashing into some slate trucks. While climbing Gordon's Hill, he inadvertently creates a giant snowball that starts to roll back. It smashes into Thomas and he derails, who had been following him. While he is delivering his load, Gordon collects Rocky to put Thomas back on the rails. Then he helps Thomas do his job. That night, Gordon announces that no engine is special and they are all the best.




  • This episode was shown in select US theatres.
  • Mark Moraghan renarrated this episode for the Santa's Little Engine DVD in 2013.
  • To date, this is the only episode to have the director's name on the title card.
  • This is the first episode since the sixth season to include three narrators.


  • The narrator said that Gordon pumped his pistons proudly, but his pistons did not move.
  • Just as Gordon puffs up to Thomas to apologise for the snowball, Gordon's wheels stop spinning for a split second. Also, his wheels are seen morphing through the snow.
  • When Gordon leaves to get Rocky, he is dirty. But when he arrives with Rocky, he is clean.
  • The yellow signal is red; but that type of signal is only fitted with yellow and green lamps.
  • At Maron, the workmen are called stationmasters.
  • The narrator says that Thomas and his truck of firewood derailed, but there were two trucks. The narrator also states that Thomas and his truck of firewood were lifted high in the air, but only Thomas is lifted up.
  • In the opening scene, there is snow inside of Tidmouth Sheds.
  • In Mark Moraghan's re-narration of the episode, Thomas' cry for help as the snow ball is about to crash into him is omitted.
  • When Thomas reverses into a siding, the points do not change when Gordon carries on on the main line.


  • Wooden Railway - Rumble-Race Mountain Set
  • Take-n-Play - Gordon's Snowy Special 3-pack
  • Minis - Chillin' Gordon
  • Books - Snowy Tracks

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Welsh Eira trwm Heavy Snow
Finnish Lumen Vallassa Snow in Power
Danish Vinter Gider Winter Bother
Norwegian Snøspor Snow Tracks
Japanese ゆきのひのできごと Incident on the Snowy Day
Polish Sodor w śniegu Sodor in the Snow
French La boule de neige géante The Giant Snowball
Swedish Spår i snön Tracks in the Snow
Dutch Sneeuw op het Spoor Snow on the Track
Chinese 雪道 Trail
Korean 눈덮인 기찻길 A Snowy Railway
Arabic الثلج Ice
Italian Binari Innevati Snowy Tracks
Russian Снежное приключение Snowy Adventure
Hungarian Hófödte sínek Snow-Capped Rails
Indonesian Jalur Salju Snow Trails
Serbian Pruge pod snegom Tracks in Snow
Romanian Șine Înzăpezite Snowy Rails
Czech Zasněžené koleje Snowy Track
German Verschneite Gleise Snow Tracks
Spanish Vias Nevadas Snowy Tracks
Slovak Zasnežené koľaje Snowy Track
Catalan Vies nevades Snowy Tracks
Greek Ίχνη στο χιόνι Footprints in the Snow
Thai กอร์ดอนลุยหิมะ Gordon's Snow

Home Media Releases


DVD Packs


  • Santa's Little Engine
  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!

DVD Packs


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  • Splish, Splash, Splosh

DVD Boxsets







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