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“You have caused confusion and dela... Oh, uh, confusion and um... Well, uh... a great deal of confusion!”
―Sir Topham Hatt

Confusion Without Delay is the third episode from the twenty-second series.


Rebecca, the big tender engine, surprises the Fat Controller by arriving early on the island. After all the other engines tell her how fast and useful they all are, Rebecca wants to impress them too. But she tries too hard that she turns up too early for the passengers and leaves early too.






  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon and Diesel
  • Rob Rackstraw as James and the passengers
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • David Menkin as Porter
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Keith Wickham as Salty, Sir Topham Hatt, the Foreman, the Grumpy Passenger, the Workers, the Wellsworth Stationmaster and the Passengers
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • David Bedella as the Mayor of Sodor (uncredited)
  • Tom Stourton as the Fat Clergyman (uncredited)
  • Joe Mills as a Passenger (uncredited)



  • David Bedella, Tom Stourton and Joe Mills in both dubs are not credited for voicing the Mayor of Sodor, the Fat Clergyman and a passenger.
  • In the UK dub, Thomas has his US voice when the Fat Controller almost runs into him. Additionally, Percy has his US voice when the engines welcome Rebecca.
  • When the Fat Controller addresses Thomas, Percy, Nia and Emily before introducing Rebecca, there are trucks behind Percy during his close-up, but they are not present in Emily's close-up.
  • In the close-up of Rebecca's leading wheels as she brakes at Wellsworth, the box behind her bufferbeam clips through her wheels.
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