Mr. Conductor's Fourth of July is the thirteenth episode of the third season.


While Billy and the kids are outside listening to Stacy's speech on freedom, Schemer and Schemee go on a secret mission and turn the station upside down to look for gold. Schemee vacuums up Mr. Conductor's magic dust and he cannot disappear anymore.


Thomas Story

Jukebox Band Segment Songs

  • New River Train [with Tubby and his Totally Tubular Band]
  • Patriotic Medley with four Independence Day songs
    • Yankee Doodle [performed by Didi]
    • Dixie [performed by Tex & Rex]
    • I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy [performed by Tito]
    • America the Beautiful [performed by Grace and the Jukebox Band]
  • John Henry (replacing the patriotic medley in some international airings)


  • This is the first time a member of the Conductor Family (Mr. Conductor) runs out of gold dust. The only other times were in One of the Family and Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • The one-man band, Washboard Hank, who previously appeared in the Season 2 episode, "All's Fair," makes a return appearance in the opening scene.
  • In some international airings, the song "Patriotic Medley" is replaced with "John Henry," reused from the Season 2 episode, "Crackpot," possibly due to a lot of American references being used in "Patriotic Medley" and the fact that Independence Day, the holiday this episode is based on, is celebrated exclusively in the United States.
  • This is the first and only time we see Schemer and Schemee see Mr. Conductor (although not in clear view).
  • This was the last episode to have one appearance of a Thomas story, before some Season 1 stories were repeated (re-narrated by George Carlin), starting with the next episode, Stacy Forgets Her Name.