Thomas & Friends (1984– )
"Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" (original title)

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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.


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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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A big mystery that occurred many years ago was the appearance of a lost or un-aired episode, the evidence available was of Douglas - one of the resident Caledonian 812 Class of Locomotive Twins - seen shunting away some Green Express Coaches next to the coal hopper Thomas got covered in coal with.

The Rumours were in fact truth as SIF found out after extra images arose of the episode "The Missing Coach" which was the original introductory story for the Caledonian Twins.

The Reason for its haulted production and hurried intro in "Brakevan" was due to not having the correct sets available at the time of being needed and so it was shelved and another episode took its place to make the full 26 episode Quota. See more »


[repeated line]
Thomas: Well, bust my buffers!
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[UK version only] During the fifth season, Michael Angelis (the narrator) is not credited in the opening titles. See more »


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A classic series!
25 May 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

Thomas the tank engine is a real classic series. The series is about a group of trains on an island. The railroads, the trains and the scenery are all very well-made, and it is worth seeing some episodes just for that. I remember watching the series when I was a kid, and I still still like to watch an episode now and then.

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