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Sweet Sixteen is The first Episode of Season 16. It aired on July 3rd, 2020.

Main characters: Sixteen and 'Arry and Bert


A few months after The Great Railway Show, things on the island are starting to go back to normal. The Sodor Sweet Shop recently added Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory to their facilities, and so Sir Topham Hatt goes looking for an engine to work there.

He asks Wilbert if He would want to Do it instead of working in the forest, But Wilbert turns it down, instead Proposing That Sir Topham Hatt gets another saddle tank engine, which Wilbert knows is looking for Work. The engine is a gruff and is only named Sixteen. He makes it clear that he would much rather work in a steel mill than a chocolate factory, and so causes confusion and delay for The Sodor Sweet Shop.

Sixteen then heads off to the Sodor Ironworks and meets 'Arry and Bert. Sixteen asks if He could work there, and 'Arry and Bert threaten to scrap Sixteen if he does not leave. Sixteen then heads to a shed where Sir Topham Hatt finds Him and Scolds Sixteen for His Behavior at The Sodor Sweet Shop.

The next day, Sixteen arrives at the Sodor Sweet Shop and works to clean up his mess from yesterday by getting rid of some soiled milk tankers and delivering some chocolate to the docks. Sixteen instead take both to The Ironworks as Payback to 'Arry and Bert, making them and the Ironworks smell awful, and trapping 'Arry and Bert in with the vans of chocolate. 'Arry and Bert try to escape by running into the vans, but derail in the process and have to get a wash down immediately.

Sir Topham Hatt then decides to send Sixteen away to the same Steelworks Merlin works at, and him having to find another engine for the Sodor Sweet Shop.




  • The episode's title is a reference to it being the first episode of Season 16, and the term "Sweet Sixteen" which is used to describe an individual's Sixteenth birthday.
  • A reference to Christopher Awdry's railway series book Wilbert the Forest Engine story Cab Over Wheels is mentioned by Wilbert.