Brum and the Runaway Train is the tenth episode of series 3 in 2001.
Previous: Brum and the Pantomime Cow
Air Date: November 5, 2001
The Big Town Mayor gets stuck on a funfair train ride, which he was asked to open. Can Brum rescue the runaway train before it runs off the railway line?
- The Visiting Man
- The Big Town Mayor
- The Big Town Mayoress
- Passengers on train
- Museum Owner clips only
- The theme park that Brum is at is Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire (which would later be the home of Thomas Land in 2008). It was later seen in Brum and the Crazy Chair Chase.
- The engine on the steam train is a C-16 class 2-8-0 tender engine from the Rio Grande Company Limited, No. 278, and is a Consolidation American type steam locomotive, which was the most common wheel arrangement for steam trains during the 1800's and 1830's on American Railroads and were given the name "American" in 1872, because all of the work they did on American Narrow Gauge Railroad until 1928, as the engine is pulling two passenger cars. These types of engines have ten different pairs of wheels, such as two leading wheels, eight large driving wheels, and no trailing wheels.
- The sound effect for the train's brakes applied is re-used from the Passenger Train, Thomas & Friends (Season 5-present), The Polar Express, and some Trainz programs.
- This episode aired on Bonfire Night 2001.
- The Mayor tries to pull the lever to stop the train, but then he snaps it off, as if the lever handle sheered itself off. When he hits the lever, the Mayor says, "Oops!" before the train starts. And when the narrator says the train is out of control, the engine feels as if it might fall apart.
- In reality, bin bags wouldn't be able to stop a train as it will push them out of the way.
- When the three hats are put on the Mayoress's Head, the music cue is heard for no reason or rhyme as there's nothing wrong with it.