Breakdown Blues
"Looks like the Sodor Breakdown Vehicle has broken down! Isn't that ironic?
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Date Aired May 24th, 2012
Previous Episode Grim Messengers of Doom
Next Episode Two Hearts Burn Together

Breakdown Blues is the third episode of the second season.


Life on the road is not easy, particularly for Butch the humble breakdown vehicle, who is not fond of drawing attention to himself. Following an unfortunate breakdown, Butch becomes very frustrated as his friends become increasingly less helpful.


Butch is a breakdown truck, helping rescue broken down cars and trucks. He talks to the Pack about his work, but he also reflects that working on rails wouldn't be too bad. However, Rheneas has an accident, and Butch goes to help him. Unfortunately, Butch ends up breaking down himself. Max and Monty arrive to joke about his dilemma. They turn him down for help and then head off to the quarry. Bertram also makes up a poem about Butch, and he too points out the irony of Butch's predicament. Harold sees Butch and goes to get help, but while Butch is waiting for Harold to come back, Isobella crashes into him. Butch is disappointed, but his driver lifts his spirits by saying that laughter is the best medicine, and assures him that his friends were just enjoying their time with him.



  • This episode marks the first speaking roles of Max & Monty, Nelson, Kelly, Isobella, and Butch.
  • This episode marks Butch's first major role in Enterprising Engines!
  • This is the first episode of the series to focus mainly on road vehicles instead of railway engines. While "Greg and Lars" focused on 2 roadway vehicles, it also involved various scenes with the narrow gauge engines as well.
  • This episode has been featured on the TTTE Wikia.