Wilbert the Lumberjack is the twentieth episode of the first season.

Wilbert the Lumberjack
Season 1, Episode 20
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Air date January 22nd, 2011
Written by Enterprisingengine93
Directed by Enterprisingengine93
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Wilbert is a blue Dean Forest Railway engine who loves his trips to Sodor. One day, he had to work with a deforestation team (lumberjacks). Wilbert wanted to please the grumpy foreman. Wilbert spent the rest of the day and the following day moving freight around the mill. He had already astounded the other lumberjacks, but the foreman was not pleased. Wilbert soon met and grew fond of Kurt, a deforestation machine. Wilbert was impressed by how quickly and efficiently Kurt cut down the trees. By the end of the day, Kurt had overheated. The foreman was very cross. The crew had to work on an old rotting tree near the line. Halfway through, it broke a lumberjack's chainsaw. Wilbert hurried of to move some more freight. The next day, Wilbert was pulling some freight cars. He slipped on oil that had spilled from a tanker. He smashed through the buffers and into the tree, knocking it over. The foreman stepped out of his office to inspect the situation. He proclaimed 'Wilbert, the Lumberjack of the Forest of Dean'. Wilbert was pleased to be part of the family.



  • This episode is decicated to the work of and loosely based on Monty Python.
  • Scenes from this episode are seen in Conspiracy Theory.


  • It is stated Wilbert shunted trucks for the rest of the day, but it is said that he met the foreman the previous day.


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