“Bust my buffers!”
―Peter Sam

Sir Handel in Charge is the twenty-second episode of the eleventh season.


Sir Handel is given the job of overseeing an important special while the Thin Controller is at a meeting with the Fat Controller, but he daydreams and does not listen to the others. Thomas arrives to find the special unready and Sir Handel races to correct his errors.


  • Thomas
  • James
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Sir Tophan Hatt
  • Mr Perciabel
  • Rusty (Does Not Speak)


  • The Wharf
  • Transfer Yards
  • Mountain Village Station
  • Sodor Castle


  • Going by production order, this is the twelfth episode of the eleventh season.
  • Skarloey and Rheneas do not speak in this episode.
  • Freddie does not appear in this episode.


  • When the narrator says "The other engines do as he tells them," Rheneas, Skarloey and Sir Handel are all set further back along the tracks, and then set back to their original positions just after that.
  • When Sir Handel finds Duncan and Peter Sam for the first time, Sir Handel and Duncan's steam platforms are visible.


  • TrackMaster (discontinued)
  • Books - Sir Handel is the Manager
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