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"A little bit of fog won't bother me. I'm Spencer the grand! I can puff perfectly!"
— Spencer
Spencer the Grand

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Jessica Sandys


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

March 16th,
2011 (UK)
May 7th,
2011 (US)
December 2nd,
2011 (AUS)
June 16th,
2012 (NOR)
October 7th,
2012 (JAP)
April 21st,
2016 (KOR; KBS)

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Spencer the Grand is the twelfth episode of the fifteenth season.


One very foggy day on Sodor, the Fat Controller arrives at the sheds and tells all of the engines to stay at Tidmouth Sheds as the fog is too thick. He then goes on to tell Spencer, who is visiting Sodor with the Duke and Duchess, that he can stay in Percy's berth until the little engine gets back from delivering the mail. Spencer decides that he is too grand to stay at Tidmouth Sheds and sets off for the Duke and Duchess' summerhouse, certain that he will not get lost in the thick fog.

Soon Spencer can see what he thinks is a building ahead. He is sure it is the summerhouse, until he hears Mavis. He moves closer to discover that the "building" is actually a slate wall at the quarry. Embarrassed, Spencer heads off and can soon see what he believes to be the platform at the summerhouse. Then he sees Whiff and, on closer inspection, he discovers that the "platform" is actually the rubbish crusher. Finally, he sees some tall windows which he believes is the summerhouse. But Spencer hears Thomas and he discovers that he is back at Tidmouth Sheds. Spencer feels very silly and Thomas kindly says that he can still wait with them at Tidmouth until the fog clears. Spencer feels ashamed and tells Thomas that he does not deserve the other engines' company. Then Spencer notices that Percy's berth is still empty. Thomas tells Spencer that Percy is still out with the mail and Gordon says that they are worried about him. Spencer sees an opportunity to make amends with the engines and sets out into the fog to find Percy.

Finding Percy proves harder than Spencer thought it would, until he hears a distant whistle. He chuffs on and the whistle gets louder and louder until he finds Percy who is lost in the fog. Buffer-to-buffer, Percy and Spencer head back to Tidmouth Sheds, guided by Thomas' whistle. When they arrive, the engines toot happily and Percy invites Spencer to stay with them for a while, to which Spencer delightfully agrees.




  • This episode marks the return of Castle Loch and the Fishing Village in full CGI.
  • This is the first time that Spencer has been the main character in an episode since his debut in the seventh season.


  • Since bogie wheels are neither driven nor braked, Spencer's bogies should not have sparked when he stopped.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スペンサーとふかいきり Spencer and Thick Fog
Norwegian Stolte Spencer Proud Spencer
Polish Wielki Szymek Great Spencer
Hebrew ספנסר המפואר Spencer the Grand
Spanish Spencer el grandioso Spencer the Great
Russian Спенсер Великий Great Spencer
German Spencers Irrfahrt Spencer's Odyssey
Chinese 高贵的史宾赛 Noble Spencer
Korean 안개속의 스펜서 Fog Inside Spencer
Italian Spencer il Grande Spencer the Great
Russian Спенсер Великий Great Spencer
Hungarian A nagy Spencer Large Spencer
Catalan Spencer el magnífic Spencer the Magnificent
Romanian Grandiosul Spencer Spencer the Grand
Czech Spencer Veliky Spencer the Great
Thai สเปนเซอร์ผู้กล้า Spencer the Knight

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