This series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.
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Thomas must keep a promise to Gordon, even though it means forfeiting a race with a competitive Diesel.

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Emily worries she doesn't have a best friend, but, when the other engines help her out of a tricky situation, she realises she's been surrounded by best friends all along.

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Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis ...  Narrator (UK) / ... 336 episodes, 1991-2012
Keith Wickham ...  Gordon (UK) / ... 245 episodes, 2009-2020
Michael Brandon ...  Narrator (US) / ... 239 episodes, 2002-2012
Kerry Shale ...  Gordon (US) / ... 211 episodes, 2009-2020
Teresa Gallagher ...  Annie and Clarabel (UK & US) / ... 186 episodes, 2010-2020
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Cranky (UK) / ... 154 episodes, 2009-2020
William Hope ...  Edward (US) / ... 142 episodes, 2010-2020
John Hasler John Hasler ...  Thomas (UK) / ... 139 episodes, 2015-2020
Joseph May ...  Thomas (US) 139 episodes, 2015-2020


The series is set in the fictional island of Sodor, located in the Irish Sea. Sodor is depicted as located in Cumbria, near the historical town of Barrow-in-Furness Thomas the Tank Engine is an anthropomorphic steam locomotive, with a design loosely based on the LB&SCR E2 class (1913-1963). Thomas and his associates work at the North Western Railway, the main standard gauge rail network of Sodor. The series focuses on their work relationship. Written by Dimos I

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In the first 11 seasons, the show used live-action models exclusively. Season 12 used a mix of CGI and models. However, as of Season 13, it's entirely animated in CGI. See more »


[repeated line]
Thomas: Well, bust my buffers!
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Crazy Credits

[UK version only] During the fifth season, Michael Angelis (the narrator) is not credited in the opening titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the first two series of "Thomas the Tank Engine" were broadcast in the UK, some of the episodes were linked with a montage of each engine being surrounded by a crowd, with a name plate in front of them. See more »


Referenced in The Bill: A Death in the Family (1989) See more »


Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
Composed by Mike O' Donnell and Junior Campbell
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Love this series
13 January 2005 | by shadowhawk1jSee all my reviews

I have been watching the DVD's (usually the best of, or one that highlights a character) with both of my boys, and I LOVE this series, I haven't seen any yet with Ringo Starr as the narrator, but I am sure those will be just as enjoyable when I do get the first season. Does any one know what size they are modeling the series at? As a Train enthusiast, they look 'O' gage to me, but not sure if they have a different system over there to determine train size. I would love to see them at some point run a contest to create a new character ya know a color, face, name type thing.

And for those of you that got the season 1 DVD, How many episodes and what kind of bonus features came with it? I know I would like to see the sets they work with in terms of size alone because they must be HUGE!

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