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
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 »
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 »
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 »
Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
Composed by Mike O' Donnell and Junior Campbell See more »
Love this series
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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