|Season Three, Episode Four|
|Air date||Saturday 28th January, 2012|
|Bluebells and Batsmen||Useful Engines|
Charles West of Sodor Nightly News introduces himself with a special report of the storm that hit the Island of Sodor. Sir Handel speaks about his story about evacuating residents of Lakeside, where he and Rusty take the passengers to higher ground. The lapping water on the causeway causes an electrical fault in Rusty, so Sir Handel has to pull the entire train by himself. The train reaches Crovan's Gate where Stepney is waiting with medical facilities and personnel inside his carriage.
Another coverage of a story is told by Bill, whom he and Ben help to save a stray fishing boat. The harbour master tells the engines, and they manage to bring the boat back into port. The fishermen praise the twins for their efforts and Charles West ends the show.
- Bill and Ben
- Sir Handel
- Charles West
- Thomas (does not speak)
- Stepney (does not speak)
- Rheneas (does not speak)
- Peter Sam (does not speak)
- Rusty (does not speak)
- James (cameo)
- Duck (cameo)
- Annie (cameo)
- Alice and Mirabel (cameo)
- Skarloey (mentioned)
- Duke (mentioned)
- Sir Charles Topham Hatt (mentioned)
- Railway Series references include; Bulldog.
- WildNorWester mentioned that this episode is slightly experimental.
- This is the first appearance of Charles West, the Sodor Nightly News reporter.
- The commercial featuring Bertie the Bus is a parody of the famous Dos Equis beer commercials, featuring "The Most Interesting Man in the World."
- This is the first episode to not have any narration by the narrator.
- Ben's voice went from a high tone to medium tone, making him sound like James.