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Hero of the Rails (2009)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  8 September 2009 (USA)
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Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out.



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Credited cast:
Michael Angelis ...
Narrator (voice)
Victor (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Jules de Jongh ...
Emily / Mavis / The Duchess of Boxford (voice) (as Jules De Jongh)
Teresa Gallagher ...
Emily / Mavis / The Duchess of Boxford (voice)
Edward / Toby / The Duke of Boxford (voice)
Hiro (voice)
Kerry Shale ...
Henry / Gordon / James / Kevin / Sir Topham Hatt aka 'The Fat Controller' (voice)
Thomas / Percy (voice) (as Martin T Sherman)
Matt Wilkinson ...
Spencer / Victor / Kevin / Rocky / The Duke of Boxford (voice)
Glenn Wrage ...
Spencer / Rocky (voice)


Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out.

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8 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails - The Movie  »

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The name "Hiro" is Japanese for "generous". See more »


When Hiro was first discovered, there were bushes and trees all around him. After that scene, the area was cleared out almost like a miniature valley for the rest of the movie. See more »


Michael Brandon: Narrator: Suddenly, Spencer whistled long and hard! James and Toby heard Spencer. Suddenly, James and Toby steamed out. Spenser had puffed to close to Hiro! James blew his whistle /whoo whoo!\, and Toby rang his bell /ching ching-ching ching!\. Together they chased the mighty Spencer down the track and away from Hiro.
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Follows Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines! (2005) See more »


Go Go Thomas
Performed by Sam Blewitt
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About time Thomas got updated
3 November 2009 | by (Bath) – See all my reviews

I get to watch it all with my now 3 year old son, Roary, all the Pixar movies, and of course Thomas the Tank Engine.

Hero of the Rails is now mostly CGI, and it works very well, much better animated than previous series over the past 20 years.

And one thing that is an absolute blessing, Michael Angelis NOT doing all the various voices, he's fine at narration, but some of his 'impersonations' grate... very heavily! Now each train has their own voice and gives them a little more character.

My son loves it.

There's little point in going into the storyline too much, suffice to say any Thomas fans will like it, although its pretty much a retread of the Thomas' Great Discovery feature as well, instead of finding a long lost village, Thomas now finds a long lost train.

Still, kids will love it, it goes on for an hour without overstaying its welcome.

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