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"Easy does it, Kevin, my friend. Left a little, no, right a little. Perfect! Very good, my friend!"
— Victor guiding Kevin to fit Toby's new whistle
Toby's New Whistle

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Louise Kramskoy


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

February 8th,
2010 (UK)
February 15th,
2010 (AUS)
July 14th,
2010 (JAP)
November 6th,
2010 (US)
October 30th,
2011 (NOR)

Previous episode

Percy's Parcel

Next episode

A Blooming Mess

Toby's New Whistle is the eleventh episode of the thirteenth season.


Everyone on Sodor is in high spirits, except for Toby as his bell needs repairs. There are no spare bells at the Steamworks, so Toby must be fitted with a very loud and large whistle. James sees Toby's new whistle and comments that he once had one like that and mentions that it is one of the loudest whistles he had ever heard. But Toby is afraid to blow it, as he does not like very loud noises. The Fat Controller tells Toby that he must collect Lady Hatt from Knapford. Toby decides to go slow and steady, to avoid using his whistle. Gordon, however, is very annoyed at this, as Toby is delaying his express.

Toby is soon close to Knapford, when suddenly, he sees a herd of cattle blocking the line. Toby tried telling the farm workers, but they could not hear him. Then he tried to shove them off the rails with his cowcatcher, but nothing worked. Toby soon admits to Henrietta that they just might be trapped. Suddenly, Toby hears an engine's whistle. Toby knows that if he does not do something, the engine will have a serious accident. So, Toby, although nervous, blasts his whistle as loud as he can. The engine, Thomas, stops just in time. Thomas is very grateful and the two engines puff to Knapford. Suddenly, the Fat Controller arrives at a crossing and is very stern with Toby. Suddenly, Toby spots a fallen tree across the line ahead.

Then, who should come racing around the corner, but Gordon with the express! Toby whistles as loud and as long as he can. Gordon stops just in time, with his buffers just a few inches away from the tree. Gordon and the Fat Controller praise Toby. Soon, Toby's bell is mended and he is offered to keep the whistle also, but Toby declines, saying that his bell is all he needs to be useful.




  • This episode was shown in select US theatres in January 2010.
  • James reveals that he used to have a three-chimed whistle.
  • This is the last time Henrietta is referred to by name until the eighteenth season.
  • This episode is similar to Percy's New Whistle. Both episodes have an engine getting a new whistle and they both have the engines name in the title. Both engines also warn Thomas that there is danger on the tracks.


  • In the opening, the brake coach is in between the two other coaches of the express.
  • In the shot from inside Toby's cab, he has no driver or fireman.
  • When Gordon shouts, "Out of my way, Toby, you old steam tram!", the brake coach is in the middle of the express, but when Toby changes tracks, the brake coach is at the back.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Tobys nye fløyte Toby's New Whistle
Dutch De Nieuwe Stoomfluit The New Steam Whistle
Japanese トビーのあたらしいきてき New Whistle of Toby
Swedish Tobys nya ångvisslan Toby's New Steam Whistle
Finnish Topin Uusi Pilli Toby's New Whistle
Indonesian Peluit baru Toby Toby's New Whistle
French Le nouveau sifflet de Toby Toby's New Whistle
Welsh Chwiban Newydd Tobi Toby's New Whistle
Turkish Toby'nin Yeni Düdüğü Toby's New Whistle
Greek Η νέα σφυρίχτρα του Τόμπι Toby's New Whistle
Italian Il Nuovo Fischio di Toby Toby's New Whistle
Czech Tobyho nová píšťala Toby's New Whistle
Portuguese O Novo Apito de Toby Toby's New Whistle
Russian Молодчина Тоби Well Done Toby
Hungarian Toby és a gőzsíp Toby and the Steam Whistle
Chinese 托比的新汽笛 Toby's New Siren
Korean 토비의 새 기적 Toby's New Miracle
Romanian Noul Fluier al lui Toby Toby's New Whistle
Serbian Tobijeva nova zviždaljka Toby's New Whistle
German Tobys neue Pfeife Toby's New Whistle
Polish Nowy Gwizdek Tobika Toby's New Whistle
Spanish El Nuevo Silbato de Toby Toby's New Whistle
Slovak Tobyho nová píšťala Toby's New Whistle
Catalan El xiulet d'en Toby Toby's New Whistle
Danish Tobys nye fløjte Toby's New Whistle
Thai หวูดใหม่ของโทบี้ Toby's New Whistle

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