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"Edward the Steady once more at the ready!"
— Edward
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Steady Eddie
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Simon Spencer

Writer(s)

Sharon Miller

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)
Pierce Brosnan
(original cut)

Air date

September 2nd,
2008 (UK)
October 30th,
2008 (AUS)
November 1st,
2008 (US)

Previous episode

Thomas and
the Billboard

Next episode

Rosie's Funfair
Special
/
Rosie's Carnival
Special

Steady Eddie is the second episode of the twelfth season.

Plot

Edward is told to take a brass water wheel along the express line to the Waterworks at Great Waterton, but he opts to take the branch line so the people can see him. Although Edward is warned that the line ahead is bumpy, he continues onwards as the school is nearby. He wants the children to see his magnificent waterwheel, but, as he is travelling, the ropes dig in to the sharp sides of the waterwheel. After going up Gordon's Hill, the ropes tear in half, and the waterwheel comes loose. It rolls down the hill, on to some flatbeds Gordon was taking to the Smelters. Edward had to chase Gordon, going along every shortcut he knew. Edward saves it just in time and has it chained on so it will not fall off. Edward delivers the water wheel to the Waterworks, where it is put on display.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This was the first episode written by Sharon Miller as head writer.
  • This episode marks Oliver's first appearance since the seventh season episode Snow Engine.
  • Edited stock footage from Edward and the Mail is used.
  • The water wheel is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • This is the first time Edward is referred to as "Eddie". This is repeated in Charlie and Eddie, and later in Edward the Hero.
  • This episode aired before The Great Discovery premiered in the UK and Australia, meaning the audience may not have known about Great Waterton.
  • A scrap model of either Donald or Douglas is seen at the Smelter's and City of Truro's tender is also seen.
  • This episode currently marks Arthur's only appearance in the CGI series and his last appearance to date.

Goofs

  • When Edward goes onto the bumpy track, his front wheels derail.
  • In one shot of Edward on the bumpy track, his whistle is wonky.
  • Edward stops at a red signal right next to the school, but he is seen travelling much further past the school before he stops.
  • In the overhead shot of Edward passing the school, Edward's crew is missing.
  • In the first shot when Gordon arrives at the Smelters, a small black spot suddenly appears on the track opposite him.
  • When Edward leaves the Smelter's Yard after the workmen tie the water wheel down, his driver is not CGI.
  • Not all the children at the school are wearing uniform.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Die zuverlässige Edward The Reliable Edward
French Edouard et la nouvelle roue Edward and the New Wheel
Italian Edward la Roccia Edward the Rock
Chinese 稳定的艾德华 Stabble Edward
Korean 달려라! 에드워드 Race! Edward
Portuguese Eddie o filme Eddie the Film
Indonesian Eddie yang Stabil Eddie Stable
Romanian Fermul Eddie Eddie the Film
Polish Zwyczajny Edek Ordinary Edward
Spanish Eddie el Firme Eddie the Film
Czech Starý dobrý Eduard Good Old Edward
Slovak Starý dobrý Eduard Good Old Edward

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