History Characters / ThomasTheTankEngine

22nd Jun '17 11:26:32 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* [[EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes Even Trucks Have Loved Ones]]: They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Loves laughing at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]

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* [[EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes Even Trucks Have Loved Ones]]: Ones]]:
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They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Loves Love laughing at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]



** There are notable exceptions however, some trucks confused Sir Handel with Peter Sam once, and wanted to wreck him. The other trucks who realized their error, ''pleaded'' with them to stop.



* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brakevan however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.

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* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brakevan brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.


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* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
14th Jun '17 11:14:43 AM DoraemonFan1999
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--> Played by: Michael E. Rodgers

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--> Played by: Michael E. Rodgers
Creator/MichaelERodgers
14th Jun '17 9:27:35 AM DoraemonFan1999
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*FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.


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*ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
14th Jun '17 8:50:40 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibiling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibiling: AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor.
14th Jun '17 8:49:58 AM DoraemonFan1999
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! Mr. Conductor Jr.
--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"
--> Played by: Michael E. Rodgers

He is the younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is very nice, handsome, and loves to have fun.

*Adorkable: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
*AnnoyingYoungerSibiling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor.
*CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
*DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
*HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair, and a nice personality.
*LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
*WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the first draft of the script, Mr. Conductor Jr was originally going to be British. After Junior's actor, Michael E. Rodgers, was hired to play him, Junior's nationality was changed to Scottish to match his actor's nationality.
**Also according to the first draft of the script, Mr. Conductor Jr's bandanna was originally magical.
29th May '17 4:01:48 AM WolfNanaki
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* OffModel: Part of his side rods fail to render properly, leaving a gap over his fourth driving wheel.



* InkSuitActor: His face closely resembles Hugh Bonneville's, even before he was acquired to voice him.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Because of her unique configuration, she doesn't feel like a proper engine.



* CharacterTics: She's constantly changing her manner of speaking.



An experimental traction engine with a unique gearing system on his side.



* BrutalHonesty: He has a very blung and direct way of speaking, which can sometimes come off as this.




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* PullingThemselvesTogether: His mechanism keeps falling apart, but he's easily reassembled.
12th May '17 1:21:29 AM WolfNanaki
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[[folder:The Steelworks]]

!'''Frankie'''

A diesel shunter, and one of the leaders of the Steelworks engines, next to Hurricane.

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite her kindness to Thomas when they first meet, she's gradually revealed to have something more sinister in mind for him, and later James.]]
* TokenMinority: Of the Steelworks engines, she is the sole diesel.

!'''Hurricane'''

A massive tank engine with ten driving wheels.

* ObviouslyEvil: Every promotional image of him has him sneering deviously.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His livery is comprised primarily of red, black, and maroon in between.

!'''Merlin'''

-->Voiced by: Hugh Bonneville

A gray tender engine with three funnels.

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Theo and Lexi come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Genuinely believes he can turn himself invisible.
* {{Invisibility}}: He believes he has this power. In reality, he just makes a lot of steam around himself.
* ShownTheirWork: His belief in being able to turn invisible comes from his basis, SR No. 783, which was modified with two additional chimneys to make it harder to see for overhead bombers.
* SmokeOut: What his "invisibility" actually acts as.

!'''Lexi'''

A cab-forward tender engine.

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:She, Theo and Hurricane come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: Subverted. Despite her blue paintwork, she's blatantly unladylike, covered in rust and grime.

!'''Theo'''

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Lexi and Hurricane come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks.]]
* CartoonCreature: While he's inspired by railway traction engines, he's comprised of parts of several different designs.
* CharacterTics: He is ''always'' trembling.

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* FlatCharacter
* {{Gonk}}

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* FlatCharacter
FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}{{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
27th Mar '17 9:22:39 PM WaterBlap
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* [[Character/ThomasTheTankEngineSkarloeyRailway Skarloey Railway]][[labelnote:Click to expand]]Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel/Falcon, Peter Sam/Stuart, Rusty, Duncan, Duke, Smudger, Bertram, Fearless Freddie, Mighty Mac, Luke[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Character/ThomasTheTankEngineSkarloeyRailway [[Characters/ThomasTheTankEngineSkarloeyRailway Skarloey Railway]][[labelnote:Click to expand]]Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel/Falcon, Peter Sam/Stuart, Rusty, Duncan, Duke, Smudger, Bertram, Fearless Freddie, Mighty Mac, Luke[[/labelnote]]
26th Mar '17 12:31:45 PM 313Bluestreak
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* [[Character/ThomasTheTankEngineSkarloeyRailway Skarloey Railway]][[labelnote:Click to expand]]Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel/Falcon, Peter Sam/Stuart, Rusty, Duncan, Duke, Smudger, Bertram, Fearless Freddie, Mighty Mac, Luke[[/labelnote]]



[[folder:The Skarloey Railway]]

!Tropes shared by the Skarloey Railway engines:
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the Railway Series books, all of the engines shared the same uniform livery. In the television series, they instead each got their own distinct colors.
** Skarloey's blue stripes were changed to white.
** Rheneas is a much more vermilion color than he is in ''The Railway Series''. [[spoiler:In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', he is briefly painted yellow with blue stripes.]]
** Sir Handel and Peter Sam were originally blue and green, respectively, while working on the Mid Sodor Railway. While they're repainted in the books, they keep their colors in the TV series.
** Rusty is dark grey in the books, but is orange on the show.
** Duncan is red in the books, but yellow in the show.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The main six engines are all based on real preserved engines on the Talyllyn Railway. Rusty is the youngest, built in 1957. Skarloey is the oldest, built in ''1864'', making him ''150 years old''.

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!Skarloey
--> "I'm ashamed of you!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 1

--> Built: 1864

The first and oldest engine on the Skarloey Railway, named after a lake at one end of the line.

* BadassBaritone: Noticeably has a deep voice when voiced by Keith Wickham in the CGI episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}

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[[folder:The Skarloey Railway]]

!Tropes shared by the Skarloey Railway engines:
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the Railway Series books, all of the engines shared the same uniform livery. In the television series, they instead each got their own distinct colors.
** Skarloey's blue stripes were changed to white.
** Rheneas is a much more vermilion color than he is in ''The Railway Series''. [[spoiler:In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', he is briefly painted yellow with blue stripes.]]
** Sir Handel and Peter Sam were originally blue and green, respectively, while working on the Mid Sodor Railway. While they're repainted in the books, they keep their colors in the TV series.
** Rusty is dark grey in the books, but is orange on the show.
** Duncan is red in the books, but yellow in the show.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The main six engines are all based on real preserved engines on the Talyllyn Railway. Rusty is the youngest, built in 1957. Skarloey is the oldest, built in ''1864'', making him ''150 years old''.

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!Skarloey
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! Bertie the Bus
--> "I'm ashamed of you!"

"But to beat you over that hill, I'd have to grow wings and be an Aeroplane."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 1

Wickham, Rupert Degas (fifteenth - sixteenth seasons)

--> Built: 1864

1929/1948

A bus Thomas met on his branch line.
The first and oldest engine on the Skarloey Railway, named after two of them had a lake at famous race from one end of the line.

branch line to the other, in which Thomas won, earning Bertie's respect.

* BadassBaritone: Noticeably has a deep voice [[BlackBestFriend Bus Best Friend]]: Something of the vehicle equivalent of mixed race (or species) friendship at least.
* DemotedToExtra: In recent years his appearances have become scarce,
when voiced by Keith Wickham he does show up, he's usually either avoiding an accident, or in need of rescue after getting stuck or breaking down.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied at times
in the CGI episodes.
show where loud skids can be heard as he drives. He's obsessed with being faster than Thomas after all.
* CoolOldGuy
FantasticRacism: Briefly in "Trust Thomas" after the engines fail to get tar for his broken roads, he labels them unreliable. He takes it back completely when Thomas gets this fixed.
* {{Determinator}}FriendlyRival: His races with Thomas (though to prove the worth of their respective vehicles) are rather playful and in good fun.
* RedIsHeroic: Is red, and a friend of Thomas.
* PerpetualSmiler: In Season One, where Bertie had only one face mask. Subverted in later seasons, where he has a wider scope of facial expressions like the others.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.

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! Terrence the Tractor
--> "They're not ugly, they're caterpillars! I can go anywhere, I don't need rails

--> Built: 1934

A tractor who Thomas meets on his branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.

* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence.



* OldMaster: Despite his small size and old age, he still works as hard as the younger engines, and is revered even by the standard gauge engines.
* OutOfCharacter: Oh dear.
** CowardlyLion: Played this role in seasons 10 and 11.
** DependingOnTheWriter: Is he young or old? Brave or timid? It varies, although it's worth mentioning that he ''started'' as an old engine and was depicted as young ''later.'' As of season 16 onward, he's reverted back to his older persona.
** TheEeyore: Usually this overlaps when he goes into CowardlyLion territory, moping about his worthlessness.
** {{Keet}}: While he ''was'' this in his youth, he slips in and out of this in the newer series.
** ShrinkingViolet: Had a hard time getting used to the Wharf in season 10.
* TeamDad: Takes up this role in the recent seasons.

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!Rheneas
--> "I musn't stop between stations, the passengers wouldn't like it."

-->Voiced by: John Hasler (twentieth season onwards), Ben Small (sixteenth - eighteenth seasons)

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 2

--> Built: 1865

Named after a waterfall on the railway, Rheneas is the second engine on the Skarloey Railway.

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* OldMaster: Despite his small size and old age, he still works as hard as the younger engines, and is revered even by the standard gauge engines.
* OutOfCharacter: Oh dear.
** CowardlyLion: Played this role in seasons 10 and 11.
** DependingOnTheWriter: Is he young or old? Brave or timid? It varies, although it's worth mentioning that he ''started'' as an old engine and was depicted as young ''later.'' As of season 16 onward, he's reverted back to his older persona.
** TheEeyore: Usually this overlaps when he goes into CowardlyLion territory, moping about his worthlessness.
** {{Keet}}: While he ''was'' this in his youth, he slips in and out of this in the newer series.
** ShrinkingViolet: Had a hard time getting
PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used to a couple of face masks, all of which are pretty much just a variation of the Wharf in season 10.
* TeamDad: Takes up this role in the recent seasons.

same grin.

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!Rheneas
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! Trevor the Traction Engine
--> "I musn't stop between stations, the passengers wouldn't "Oh yes, I like it.children."

-->Voiced by: John Hasler (twentieth season onwards), Ben Small (sixteenth - eighteenth seasons)

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 2

Voiced by: Christopher Ragland (US), Nigel Pilkington (UK)

--> Built: 1865

Named after
1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found in
a waterfall on scrap yard by Edward, and was since purchased by the railway, Rheneas is the second engine Vicar. He now lives on the Skarloey Railway.
his orchard and gives rides to children.



* DependingOnTheWriter: An identical problem with Skarloey, bouncing between being a {{Keet}}, TheEeyore, and even a {{Jerkass}}. Not so much since the new writing team took over, but still evident on occasion.
* {{Determinator}}: So much so that his actions kept the railway from closing down.
* FeudEpisode: Broke off his friendship with Skarloey in ''Rheneas and the Dinosaur'', though the two reunited by the end.
* FlatCharacter
* NiceGuy
* OldMaster
* TeamDad: Like Skarloey, but seemed to slip into this more when Skarloey was OutOfCharacter.

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!Sir Handel/Falcon
--> "What a small shed! This won't do at all! We're much too smart for this old shack!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 3, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 3

--> Built: 1904

A blue engine who worked with Peter Sam and Duke on the Mid-Sodor Railway.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His wheels in "Steam Roller".
* BerserkButton: In much the same way as Gordon, don't make him pull trucks.
* BreakTheHaughty: Frequently in season 4.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: When he returns in season 10, he would rattle and shake when climbing hills.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially a narrow gauge Gordon.
* IHaveManyNames: His name was Falcon before joining the Skarloey Railway.
* {{Jerkass}}: This is mainly due to being homesick from leaving the Mid-Sodor railway.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Following his return in season 10.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: His "steamroller" wheels, which have broad tires that help him hold to the rails better.
* PutOnABus: The writers forgot about him during Season 5, and he disappeared. He returned in season 10.
** SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: When he ''did'' return, he was acting a lot more like Duke than himself.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Peter Sam's red.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Peter Sam's Sensitive Guy.
* UpperClassTwit

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!Peter Sam/Stuart
--> I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line, I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 4, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 4

--> Built: 1920

A green engine who worked with Sir Handel and Duke on the Mid-Sodor Railway. An accident with slate trucks destroyed his funnel, and he was given a special funnel as a replacement.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His special funnel. "Until they learned how useful it is!"
* IHaveManyNames: His name was Stuart before joining the Skarloey Railway.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: An identical problem with Skarloey, bouncing between being a {{Keet}}, TheEeyore, and even a {{Jerkass}}. Not so DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite surviving the new writing team took over, but still evident on occasion.
transition to CGI, he's only appeared in ''one episode'', and as a background element.
* {{Determinator}}: So much so that his actions kept FriendToAllChildren
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in
the railway from closing down.
* FeudEpisode: Broke off his friendship with Skarloey in ''Rheneas and the Dinosaur'', though the two reunited by the end.
* FlatCharacter
* NiceGuy
* OldMaster
* TeamDad: Like Skarloey, but seemed to slip into this more when Skarloey was OutOfCharacter.

sun.

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!Sir Handel/Falcon
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! Caroline
--> "What a small shed! " I shouldn't be treated like this! This won't do at all! We're much pace is too smart hot for this old shack!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 3, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 3

my system; it'll fuse all my circuits!"

--> Built: 1904

A blue engine who worked with Peter Sam
1926

An old-fashioned car owned by a cricketer. She prefers slow
and Duke on leisurely runs throughout the Mid-Sodor Railway.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His wheels in "Steam Roller".
* BerserkButton: In much the same way
countryside, as Gordon, don't make him pull trucks.
high speeds overheat her engine.

* BreakTheHaughty: Frequently in season 4.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: When he returns in season 10, he would rattle and shake when climbing hills.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially a narrow gauge Gordon.
* IHaveManyNames: His name was Falcon before joining the Skarloey Railway.
* {{Jerkass}}: This is mainly due to being homesick from leaving the Mid-Sodor railway.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Following his return in season 10.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: His "steamroller" wheels, which have broad tires that help him hold
TheAllegedCar: She's pushed to the rails better.
point of overheating frequently.
* PutOnABus: The writers forgot about him during Season 5, DemotedToExtra: After a brief appearance in the fifth season, she was relegated to the background for the rest of the model era.
* SouthernBelle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub
and he disappeared. He returned in season 10.
** SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: When he ''did'' return, he was acting a lot more like Duke than himself.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue
is very polite to Peter Sam's red.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Peter Sam's Sensitive Guy.
* UpperClassTwit

her driver.

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!Peter Sam/Stuart
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! Bulgy
--> I'm Peter Sam, I'm running "Bah! enjoyment is all you engines live for. One day railways will be ripped up!"

--> Built: 1960/61

A double-decker bus who believed railways needed to be ripped up and replaced with roads. Ended up getting wedged under a bridge after stealing Duck's passengers and was left in a field to rot as a henhouse.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Reconstructed. While his role in the books is adapted pretty loyally, he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn in a later episode of the TV series.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: Prior to becoming a vegetable bus, he was always grumbling and complaining.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's worthless too.
* HeelFaceTurn: When he became a vegetable bus.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He tried to beat Duck in a race by taking a shortcut - which involved him trying to drive under a bridge. The bridge isn't high enough, and he gets stuck underneath.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until his HeelFaceTurn.
* ManipulativeBastard: He gets a fake "Railway Bus" banner to steal Duck's passengers and doesn't accept their return tickets. His plan was to make the passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.
* PerpetualFrowner: Was
this line, I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line.in his debut, but disappeared in ''Bulgy Rides Again''.

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! George
-->"Railways are no good, turn 'em into roads. Pull 'em up, turn 'em into roads.
"

--> Built: 1920/29

A steam roller who finds great joy in turning rails into roads.

* AmericanAccents: Like Smudger, George Carlin gives George a New York accent.
* BerserkButton: Ignoring him or besting him in an argument.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sir Handel accuses him of this, though it's never made clear whether Sir Handel or George caused their infamous accident.
* FantasticRacism: "Railways are no good! Turn 'em into roads!"
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}
* StubbornMule: Leads to an accident with the equally pig headed Sir Handel when they refuse to let the other pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads to them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).

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! Thumper
A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a boulder loose.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to TheMerch, he now works exclusively at slate mines.
* CartoonCreature: He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover, one like him would be impossible to operate safely.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major character in the episode, he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
* LongBusTrip

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! Elizabeth
--> Oh, it's you. have you learned to drive properly yet?

A vintage steam quarry truck, who ended up being abandoned in a shed. She was the Fat Controller's first truck, and upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.

* DeadpanSnarker
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's the only character able to insult The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
* FantasticRacism: Subverted. She may believe that roads are superior to rails, but she often helps the engines out when necessary.
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit downplayed. She's can come across as rude, cranky, and critical, especially in the way she advised Thomas to be careful with his siderods.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even with her condescending front, she is a loyal and hard worker, and reacts appropriately to good manners. Her treatment of Thomas also softens when he and Terence help her out of the snow following a crash.

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! Madge

A snub-nosed truck that works in the mountains near the Skarloey Railroad. She acts very motherly to the narrow gauge engines, even at the risk of her own well-being.

* DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''Cool Truckings'', when Duncan complains her drives are slow and boring.
* TeamMom: To the narrow gauge engines, despite the fact she's younger than many of them.

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! Owen and Merrick
--> "Next stop - you're too heavy!" -Owen
--> "I think it's my nap time..." -Merrick

-->Voiced by: Ben Small (Owen), Matt Wilkinson (Merrick)

A pair of machines working at the Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick is a crane with a set of rails, letting him move back and forth. Owen is a steam-powered incline, raising and lowering trucks up and down his platform. They debuted in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.

* CatchPhrase: Owen's is "Next stop," followed by a location.
* NoIndoorVoice: Merrick, when he's awake.
* SleepyHead: Merrick tends to nod off if he's not busy with something. This became less prominent after ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.

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! The Pack

-->Jack voices: David Menkin (US),
Steven Kynman

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 4, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 4

--> Built: 1920

Kynman (UK)
-->Alfie voices: Nathan Clarke
-->Oliver voices: Tim Whitnall
-->Max voices: Kerry Shale (US), Tim Whitnall (UK)
-->Monty voices: Rob Rackstraw (US), Rasmus Hardiker (UK)

A green engine who worked with Sir Handel team of construction vehicles owned by Miss Jenny Packard. They are in charge of construction projects on Sodor. Members include Nelson the ballast tractor, Jack the front loader, Alfie and Duke on Oliver the Mid-Sodor Railway. An accident with slate trucks destroyed his funnel, excavators, Max and Monty the dump trucks, Kelly the crane, Byron the bulldozer, Ned the steam shovel, Isobella the steam lorry, Patrick the cement mixer, and Buster the steamroller.

* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* OneSteveLimit: Oliver shares the same name as the Great Western engine. This play for laughs in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" when Marion thinks
he (the engine) turned into a digger, only to find out at the end that there are two Olivers.
* PutOnABus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated to them, they quickly disappeared when Thomas & Friends
was given acquired by [=HiT=].
** TheBusCameBack: A good portion of the team reappears in ''The Great Discovery'', and Jack and Alfie appear in one episode of season 12. After the change to CGI, Jack returned in ''King of the Railway'', while Alfie, Oliver, Max and Monty returned in ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure''.
* RookieRedRanger: Jack
* SiblingRivalry: Max and Monty.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Isobella's the only female vehicle in the Pack.
* YouthfulFreckles: Alfie has very faint ones, most noticeable in close-up shots.

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! Skiff

-->Voiced by: Creator/JamieCampbellBower

A fun-loving little boat owned by Sailor John. He has
a special funnel as a replacement.

chassis that allows him to be used on rails. [[spoiler:After being fed up with Sailor John's lies and abuse, he sabotages his effort to steal the lost treasure, and now gives railboat tours around Arlesburgh Harbor.]]

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His special funnel. "Until TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He deliberately capsizes, forcing Sailor John to lose the treasure.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: He's all too happy to brush off Sailor John's abusive behavior. [[spoiler:Eventually gets sick of it and turns on him.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: He wants to spend more time on the rails, so he can one day get to give children rides. [[spoiler:He gets his wish.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He tries to invoke this during the climax, telling him it'd be okay if Thomas ''smashed him'' if it meant stopping Sailor John. And when
they learned how useful it is!"
reach water, he deliberately takes on water and capsizes. Luckily, he survives.]]
* IHaveManyNames: His name was Stuart before joining IgnorantMinion: Sailor John had told Skiff that he plans on donating the Skarloey Railway.treasure to the museum once they find it. [[spoiler:Realizing that Sailor John had been lying to him the whole time is what spurs Skiff to rebel against him.]]



* MidSeasonUpgrade: His special funnel.
* NiceGuy
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Sir Handel's blue.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Sir Handel's Manly Man.
* {{Workaholic}}

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!Rusty
--> "I warned him, but all he did was call me names."

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 5

--> Built: 1957

A little diesel brought to help out after Peter Sam's accident. He does maintenance work on the line, and does odd jobs when necessary.

* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being a diesel, he is quite friendly and helpful towards the steam engines.
* FireForgedFriends: With Duncan.
* NiceGuy
* ShesAManInJapan: In season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in TheRailwaySeries books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Was this seasons 5 through 7, and early in season 9. This was reprimanded with the return of Sir Handel and the introduction of Freddie the following season.
* [[TokenMinority Token Diesel]]: He's the only diesel on the Skarloey Railway.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Duncan.

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!Duncan
--> What aboot me? A'm a plain speekin' engine and I beleeve in plain speekin'! Speek up!

-->Voiced by: Tom Stourton

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 6

--> Built: 1928

An engine who came as a "spare" after Peter Sam's accident in the slate quarry. Duncan spends most of his time finding things to complain about. He used to bully Rusty for being a diesel, but they've since become good friends.

* BreakTheHaughty
* CharacterDevelopment: Though his flaws [[AesopAmnesia come and go]] DependingOnTheWriter, Duncan shows a lot more acceptance of them in later episodes. While he started off with a NeverMyFault complex in his first appearance, he will often humbly accept blame for his mistakes since his return in the CGI episodes.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: While usually played straight, it's subverted in ''Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger'', where Duncan's complaint about his grumpy passenger is a legitimate one.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: One episode was dedicated to Duncan's "Rock n' Roll", and ends with him derailing.
* {{Expy}}: In terms of rude personality, he's the narrow-gauge version of James.
* FantasticRacism: Blatantly bullied Rusty for being a diesel, but stopped after Rusty rescued him from a derailment.
* FireForgedFriends: With Rusty.
* GrumpyBear: Whether on good or bad days, he loves to complain a lot.
* HypocriticalHumor: Displays this in the end of ''Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger'':
-->'''Duncan''': "Why do people always think it's me who's always grumbling? I mean, [[BlatantLies I've never grumbled in my life!]] Me? Grumbling? Don't think so!"
* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best.
* LightIsNotGood
* PutOnABus: He was the last of the "core" narrow gauge engines to return following the switch to CGI animation. Greg Tiernan's team visited Talyllyn to inform the Narrow Gauge character models, but Duncan's basis, "Douglas", was being overhauled. He returned in Season 18.
* TheScrooge: According to a Season 18 episode synopsis, he is this.
* ViolentGlaswegian: When he loses his temper.

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!Duke
--> "That would never suit his grace."

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 8, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 1

--> Built: 1879

An old, wise engine who was Peter Sam and Sir Handel's mentor on the Mid-Sodor Railway. When it was shut down, he was locked away in a shed. Decades later, his shed was discovered and he was brought to the Skarloey Railway.

* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle from rolling off the side of a mountain.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra: In season 4, he was a major focus of the first four episodes. For the rest of the season, he was relegated to the background. In addition, he didn't have a single role at all from that season onwards. Even now, he still hasn't made an appearance.
* GrumpyOldMan
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Sir Handel and Peter Sam, or Falcon and Stuart, as they were known back then.
* MentorArchetype
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: When he tells the story of Smudger.
* OldMaster
* TeamDad

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!Smudger
--> "Listen, Dookie! Who worries about a few spills?"

--> Number: Mid-Sodor Railway 2

--> Built: 1893

A tank engine from Duke's story. He was a showoff who often derailed himself and never listened to Duke. He was converted into a steam generator and never heard from again.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: George Carlin gives him a New York accent.
** Incidentally, Stanley, his counterpart from ''TheRailwaySeries'', was referred to as American (and based on a Baldwin 10-12-D engine), with his dialogue having evident slang.
* AndIMustScream: His fate.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Rode rough and often came off the rails.
* IdenticalStranger: He's the same prototype as Rheneas, introduced several episodes later (indeed, he's literally the same model, which is why the inside of his cab is still red).
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSmiler
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's last seen as a steam generator. Afterwards, the railway gets shut down, Stuart and Falcon leave, Duke is locked in his shed, and the railway becomes overgrown with a forest...and Smudger's fate is never mentioned.
** Oddly, Japanese promotional material depicts him having been moved to the Skarloey Railway, still as a generator.

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!Bertram

--> Built: c.1879

An engine found locked away at an abandoned mine that was later converted to a fairground.

* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}: According to his bio.
* IdenticalStranger: He had Duke's body and Smudger's face.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Forms one with Toby.
* LongBusTrip
* RedBaron: He's known among railwaymen as "The Old Warrior" for his bravery. Thomas and Toby, however, mistake this title for that of a ghost.

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!Fearless Freddie

--> Built: 1906

An old warhorse tank engine who once worked with Sir Handel. Despite his age, he's constantly trying to prove he's still as good as any young engine.

* BrokenAce: Started off as this, though was gradually trying to regain his Ace status.
* CoolOldGuy
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He's portrayed as having one with Sir Handel, but ironically, Sir Handel is two years older than Freddie's real-life counterpart.
* OldMaster: Portrayed as this when his debut. [[spoiler:Subverted, as his age has caught up with him and he's nowhere near as skilled as he once was.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Was stated to have worked with Sir Handel and Peter Sam in the past. A bit of a downplayed example though, as it was mentioned back in Season 4 that several other engines had come and gone working on the Mid-Sodor, so one can assume that Freddie was one of them. It is also possible that they met Freddie at the Aluminum Works Project.
* LongBusTrip: Has not appeared since the switch to CGI.

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!Mighty Mac

--> "I'm Mighty!"
-->"And I'm Mac!"
-->"And together we're Mighty Mac!"

--> Built: c.1880

A double-ended Fairlie locomotive introduced in season 9. One end is Mighty, and the other is Mac.

* TheBigGuy
* BodyHorror: Well, as close as you'll get with a children's show about talking trains. Being an articulated Fairlie-type locomotive, both of them ''share the same body'' with each having a face at either end. They seem fine with it, though.
* ConjoinedTwins
* DemotedToExtra: After their episode, they were quickly relegated to the background with only a few minor speaking roles.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: For their faces, Mighty's hair curl and triangular nose and Mac's freckles and rounded nose acts as this. On their paintwork, Mighty has yellow tank caps and windows, while Mac's are red.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Mac is younger and more hot-headed, Mighty is older and more conservative.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Mac, Blue Mighty.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* YouthfulFreckles: Mac

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!Luke
--> "I did something very bad."

-->Voiced by: Michael Legge

An engine introduced in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''. He's a small, green pannier tank engine who lives and works at the Blue Mountain Quarry.

* CheerfulChild: When he comes out of his shell.
* CowardlyLion: He can't stand up for himself at all.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:When he was getting lifted out of the ship that delivered him to Sodor, Victor fell off into the sea. Thinking it's his fault and that he killed another engine, he went into hiding at the Blue Mountain Quarry before Thomas and Victor eventually discovered and cleared his name.]]
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler:He unintentionally killed another engine. Or so he thought.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's the most sincere and innocent of the narrow gauge engines, and even manages to befriend a deer that wanders into the quarry.
* KidAppealCharacter
* ShrinkingViolet: The shyest of the narrow gauge engines. Eventually warms up to Thomas though.
** Downplayed after his DarkAndTroubledPast is cleared up, after which he opened much more and is actually very boisterous and cheerful.

to:

* MidSeasonUpgrade: His special funnel.
* NiceGuy
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Sir Handel's blue.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Sir Handel's Manly Man.
* {{Workaholic}}

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!Rusty
--> "I warned him, but all he did was call me names."

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 5

--> Built: 1957

A little diesel brought to help out after Peter Sam's accident. He does maintenance work on the line, and does odd jobs when necessary.

* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being a diesel, he is quite friendly and helpful towards the steam engines.
* FireForgedFriends: With Duncan.
* NiceGuy
* ShesAManInJapan: In season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in TheRailwaySeries books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Was this seasons 5 through 7, and early in season 9. This was reprimanded with the return of Sir Handel and the introduction of Freddie the following season.
* [[TokenMinority Token Diesel]]: He's the only diesel on the Skarloey Railway.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Duncan.

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!Duncan
--> What aboot me? A'm a plain speekin' engine and I beleeve in plain speekin'! Speek up!

-->Voiced by: Tom Stourton

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 6

--> Built: 1928

An engine who came as a "spare" after Peter Sam's accident in the slate quarry. Duncan spends most of his time finding things to complain about. He used to bully Rusty for being a diesel, but they've since become good friends.

* BreakTheHaughty
* CharacterDevelopment: Though his flaws [[AesopAmnesia come and go]] DependingOnTheWriter, Duncan shows a lot more acceptance of them in later episodes. While he started off with a NeverMyFault complex in his first appearance, he will often humbly accept blame for his mistakes since his return in the CGI episodes.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: While usually played straight, it's subverted in ''Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger'', where Duncan's complaint about his grumpy passenger is a legitimate one.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: One episode was dedicated to Duncan's "Rock n' Roll", and ends with him derailing.
* {{Expy}}: In terms of rude personality, he's the narrow-gauge version of James.
* FantasticRacism: Blatantly bullied Rusty for being a diesel, but stopped after Rusty rescued him from a derailment.
* FireForgedFriends: With Rusty.
* GrumpyBear: Whether on good or bad days, he loves to complain a lot.
* HypocriticalHumor: Displays this in the end of ''Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger'':
-->'''Duncan''': "Why do people always think it's me who's always grumbling? I mean, [[BlatantLies I've never grumbled in my life!]] Me? Grumbling? Don't think so!"
* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best.
* LightIsNotGood
* PutOnABus: He was the last of the "core" narrow gauge engines to return following the switch to CGI animation. Greg Tiernan's team visited Talyllyn to inform the Narrow Gauge character models, but Duncan's basis, "Douglas", was being overhauled. He returned in Season 18.
* TheScrooge: According to a Season 18 episode synopsis, he is this.
* ViolentGlaswegian: When he loses his temper.

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!Duke
--> "That would never suit his grace."

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 8, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 1

--> Built: 1879

An old, wise engine who was Peter Sam and Sir Handel's mentor on the Mid-Sodor Railway. When it was shut down, he was locked away in a shed. Decades later, his shed was discovered and he was brought to the Skarloey Railway.

* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle from rolling off the side of a mountain.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra: In season 4, he was a major focus of the first four episodes. For the rest of the season, he was relegated to the background. In addition, he didn't have a single role at all from that season onwards. Even now, he still hasn't made an appearance.
* GrumpyOldMan
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Sir Handel and Peter Sam, or Falcon and Stuart, as they were known back then.
* MentorArchetype
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: When he tells the story of Smudger.
* OldMaster
* TeamDad

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!Smudger
--> "Listen, Dookie! Who worries about a few spills?"

--> Number: Mid-Sodor Railway 2

--> Built: 1893

A tank engine from Duke's story. He was a showoff who often derailed himself and never listened to Duke. He was converted into a steam generator and never heard from again.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: George Carlin gives him a New York accent.
** Incidentally, Stanley, his counterpart from ''TheRailwaySeries'', was referred to as American (and based on a Baldwin 10-12-D engine), with his dialogue having evident slang.
* AndIMustScream: His fate.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Rode rough and often came off the rails.
* IdenticalStranger: He's the same prototype as Rheneas, introduced several episodes later (indeed, he's literally the same model, which is why the inside of his cab is still red).
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSmiler
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's last seen as a steam generator. Afterwards, the railway gets shut down, Stuart and Falcon leave, Duke is locked in his shed, and the railway becomes overgrown with a forest...and Smudger's fate is never mentioned.
** Oddly, Japanese promotional material depicts him having been moved to the Skarloey Railway, still as a generator.

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!Bertram

--> Built: c.1879

An engine found locked away at an abandoned mine that was later converted to a fairground.

* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}: According to his bio.
* IdenticalStranger: He had Duke's body and Smudger's face.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Forms one with Toby.
* LongBusTrip
* RedBaron: He's known among railwaymen as "The Old Warrior" for his bravery. Thomas and Toby, however, mistake this title for that of a ghost.

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!Fearless Freddie

--> Built: 1906

An old warhorse tank engine who once worked with Sir Handel. Despite his age, he's constantly trying to prove he's still as good as any young engine.

* BrokenAce: Started off as this, though was gradually trying to regain his Ace status.
* CoolOldGuy
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He's portrayed as having one with Sir Handel, but ironically, Sir Handel is two years older than Freddie's real-life counterpart.
* OldMaster: Portrayed as this when his debut. [[spoiler:Subverted, as his age has caught up with him and he's nowhere near as skilled as he once was.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Was stated to have worked with Sir Handel and Peter Sam in the past. A bit of a downplayed example though, as it was mentioned back in Season 4 that several other engines had come and gone working on the Mid-Sodor, so one can assume that Freddie was one of them. It is also possible that they met Freddie at the Aluminum Works Project.
* LongBusTrip: Has not appeared since the switch to CGI.

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!Mighty Mac

--> "I'm Mighty!"
-->"And I'm Mac!"
-->"And together we're Mighty Mac!"

--> Built: c.1880

A double-ended Fairlie locomotive introduced in season 9. One end is Mighty, and the other is Mac.

* TheBigGuy
* BodyHorror: Well, as close as you'll get with a children's show about talking trains. Being an articulated Fairlie-type locomotive, both of them ''share the same body'' with each having a face at either end. They seem fine with it, though.
* ConjoinedTwins
* DemotedToExtra: After their episode, they were quickly relegated to the background with only a few minor speaking roles.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: For their faces, Mighty's hair curl and triangular nose and Mac's freckles and rounded nose acts as this. On their paintwork, Mighty has yellow tank caps and windows, while Mac's are red.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Mac is younger and more hot-headed, Mighty is older and more conservative.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Mac, Blue Mighty.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* YouthfulFreckles: Mac

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!Luke
--> "I did something very bad."

-->Voiced by: Michael Legge

An engine introduced in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''. He's a small, green pannier tank engine who lives and works at the Blue Mountain Quarry.

* CheerfulChild: When he comes out of his shell.
* CowardlyLion: He can't stand up for himself at all.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:When he was getting lifted out of the ship that delivered him to Sodor, Victor fell off into the sea. Thinking it's his fault and that he killed another engine, he went into hiding at the Blue Mountain Quarry before Thomas and Victor eventually discovered and cleared his name.]]
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler:He unintentionally killed another engine. Or so he thought.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's the most sincere and innocent of the narrow gauge engines, and even manages to befriend a deer that wanders into the quarry.
* KidAppealCharacter
* ShrinkingViolet: The shyest of the narrow gauge engines. Eventually warms up to Thomas though.
** Downplayed after his DarkAndTroubledPast is cleared up, after which he opened much more and is actually very boisterous and cheerful.
[[spoiler:MistreatmentInducedBetrayal]]



[[folder:Non-rail Characters]]

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! Bertie the Bus
--> "But to beat you over that hill, I'd have to grow wings and be an Aeroplane."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham, Rupert Degas (fifteenth - sixteenth seasons)

--> Built: 1929/1948

A bus Thomas met on his branch line. The two of them had a famous race from one end of the branch line to the other, in which Thomas won, earning Bertie's respect.

* [[BlackBestFriend Bus Best Friend]]: Something of the vehicle equivalent of mixed race (or species) friendship at least.
* DemotedToExtra: In recent years his appearances have become scarce, when he does show up, he's usually either avoiding an accident, or in need of rescue after getting stuck or breaking down.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied at times in the show where loud skids can be heard as he drives. He's obsessed with being faster than Thomas after all.
* FantasticRacism: Briefly in "Trust Thomas" after the engines fail to get tar for his broken roads, he labels them unreliable. He takes it back completely when Thomas gets this fixed.
* FriendlyRival: His races with Thomas (though to prove the worth of their respective vehicles) are rather playful and in good fun.
* RedIsHeroic: Is red, and a friend of Thomas.
* PerpetualSmiler: In Season One, where Bertie had only one face mask. Subverted in later seasons, where he has a wider scope of facial expressions like the others.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.

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! Terrence the Tractor
--> "They're not ugly, they're caterpillars! I can go anywhere, I don't need rails

--> Built: 1934

A tractor who Thomas meets on his branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.

* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence.
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used a couple of face masks, all of which are pretty much just a variation of the same grin.

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! Trevor the Traction Engine
--> "Oh yes, I like children."

--> Voiced by: Christopher Ragland (US), Nigel Pilkington (UK)

--> Built: 1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found in a scrap yard by Edward, and was since purchased by the Vicar. He now lives on his orchard and gives rides to children.

* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite surviving the transition to CGI, he's only appeared in ''one episode'', and as a background element.
* FriendToAllChildren
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.

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! Caroline
--> " I shouldn't be treated like this! This pace is too hot for my system; it'll fuse all my circuits!"

--> Built: 1926

An old-fashioned car owned by a cricketer. She prefers slow and leisurely runs throughout the countryside, as high speeds overheat her engine.

* TheAllegedCar: She's pushed to the point of overheating frequently.
* DemotedToExtra: After a brief appearance in the fifth season, she was relegated to the background for the rest of the model era.
* SouthernBelle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub and is very polite to her driver.

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! Bulgy
--> "Bah! enjoyment is all you engines live for. One day railways will be ripped up!"

--> Built: 1960/61

A double-decker bus who believed railways needed to be ripped up and replaced with roads. Ended up getting wedged under a bridge after stealing Duck's passengers and was left in a field to rot as a henhouse.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Reconstructed. While his role in the books is adapted pretty loyally, he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn in a later episode of the TV series.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: Prior to becoming a vegetable bus, he was always grumbling and complaining.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's worthless too.
* HeelFaceTurn: When he became a vegetable bus.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He tried to beat Duck in a race by taking a shortcut - which involved him trying to drive under a bridge. The bridge isn't high enough, and he gets stuck underneath.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until his HeelFaceTurn.
* ManipulativeBastard: He gets a fake "Railway Bus" banner to steal Duck's passengers and doesn't accept their return tickets. His plan was to make the passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.
* PerpetualFrowner: Was this in his debut, but disappeared in ''Bulgy Rides Again''.

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! George
-->"Railways are no good, turn 'em into roads. Pull 'em up, turn 'em into roads."

--> Built: 1920/29

A steam roller who finds great joy in turning rails into roads.

* AmericanAccents: Like Smudger, George Carlin gives George a New York accent.
* BerserkButton: Ignoring him or besting him in an argument.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sir Handel accuses him of this, though it's never made clear whether Sir Handel or George caused their infamous accident.
* FantasticRacism: "Railways are no good! Turn 'em into roads!"
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}
* StubbornMule: Leads to an accident with the equally pig headed Sir Handel when they refuse to let the other pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads to them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).

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! Thumper
A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a boulder loose.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to TheMerch, he now works exclusively at slate mines.
* CartoonCreature: He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover, one like him would be impossible to operate safely.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major character in the episode, he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
* LongBusTrip

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! Elizabeth
--> Oh, it's you. have you learned to drive properly yet?

A vintage steam quarry truck, who ended up being abandoned in a shed. She was the Fat Controller's first truck, and upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.

* DeadpanSnarker
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's the only character able to insult The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
* FantasticRacism: Subverted. She may believe that roads are superior to rails, but she often helps the engines out when necessary.
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit downplayed. She's can come across as rude, cranky, and critical, especially in the way she advised Thomas to be careful with his siderods.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even with her condescending front, she is a loyal and hard worker, and reacts appropriately to good manners. Her treatment of Thomas also softens when he and Terence help her out of the snow following a crash.

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! Madge

A snub-nosed truck that works in the mountains near the Skarloey Railroad. She acts very motherly to the narrow gauge engines, even at the risk of her own well-being.

* DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''Cool Truckings'', when Duncan complains her drives are slow and boring.
* TeamMom: To the narrow gauge engines, despite the fact she's younger than many of them.

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! Owen and Merrick
--> "Next stop - you're too heavy!" -Owen
--> "I think it's my nap time..." -Merrick

-->Voiced by: Ben Small (Owen), Matt Wilkinson (Merrick)

A pair of machines working at the Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick is a crane with a set of rails, letting him move back and forth. Owen is a steam-powered incline, raising and lowering trucks up and down his platform. They debuted in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.

* CatchPhrase: Owen's is "Next stop," followed by a location.
* NoIndoorVoice: Merrick, when he's awake.
* SleepyHead: Merrick tends to nod off if he's not busy with something. This became less prominent after ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.

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! The Pack

-->Jack voices: David Menkin (US), Steven Kynman (UK)
-->Alfie voices: Nathan Clarke
-->Oliver voices: Tim Whitnall
-->Max voices: Kerry Shale (US), Tim Whitnall (UK)
-->Monty voices: Rob Rackstraw (US), Rasmus Hardiker (UK)

A team of construction vehicles owned by Miss Jenny Packard. They are in charge of construction projects on Sodor. Members include Nelson the ballast tractor, Jack the front loader, Alfie and Oliver the excavators, Max and Monty the dump trucks, Kelly the crane, Byron the bulldozer, Ned the steam shovel, Isobella the steam lorry, Patrick the cement mixer, and Buster the steamroller.

* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* OneSteveLimit: Oliver shares the same name as the Great Western engine. This play for laughs in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" when Marion thinks he (the engine) turned into a digger, only to find out at the end that there are two Olivers.
* PutOnABus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated to them, they quickly disappeared when Thomas & Friends was acquired by [=HiT=].
** TheBusCameBack: A good portion of the team reappears in ''The Great Discovery'', and Jack and Alfie appear in one episode of season 12. After the change to CGI, Jack returned in ''King of the Railway'', while Alfie, Oliver, Max and Monty returned in ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure''.
* RookieRedRanger: Jack
* SiblingRivalry: Max and Monty.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Isobella's the only female vehicle in the Pack.
* YouthfulFreckles: Alfie has very faint ones, most noticeable in close-up shots.

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! Skiff

-->Voiced by: Creator/JamieCampbellBower

A fun-loving little boat owned by Sailor John. He has a special chassis that allows him to be used on rails. [[spoiler:After being fed up with Sailor John's lies and abuse, he sabotages his effort to steal the lost treasure, and now gives railboat tours around Arlesburgh Harbor.]]

* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He deliberately capsizes, forcing Sailor John to lose the treasure.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: He's all too happy to brush off Sailor John's abusive behavior. [[spoiler:Eventually gets sick of it and turns on him.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: He wants to spend more time on the rails, so he can one day get to give children rides. [[spoiler:He gets his wish.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He tries to invoke this during the climax, telling him it'd be okay if Thomas ''smashed him'' if it meant stopping Sailor John. And when they reach water, he deliberately takes on water and capsizes. Luckily, he survives.]]
* IgnorantMinion: Sailor John had told Skiff that he plans on donating the treasure to the museum once they find it. [[spoiler:Realizing that Sailor John had been lying to him the whole time is what spurs Skiff to rebel against him.]]
* {{Keet}}
* [[spoiler:MistreatmentInducedBetrayal]]

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-->Voiced by: Eddie Redmayne

to:

-->Voiced by: Eddie Redmayne
Redmayne (SLOTLT only), Steven Kynman

-->Number: 1014

-->Basis: Great Northern Railway Class N2 0-6-2T



-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (nineteenth season - present), Ben Small (seventeenth - eighteenth seasons), Rupert Degas (fifteenth - sixteenth seasons)

to:

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale Rob Rackstraw (nineteenth season - present), Ben Small (seventeenth - eighteenth seasons), Rupert Degas (fifteenth - sixteenth seasons)



-->Voiced by: Rufus Jones

to:

-->Voiced --> Voiced by: Rufus Jones



-->Voiced by: Ben Small (sixteenth - eighteenth seasons)

to:

-->Voiced by: John Hasler (twentieth season onwards), Ben Small (sixteenth - eighteenth seasons)



--> Voiced by: Christopher Ragland (US), Nigel Pilkington (UK)




to:

-->Max voices: Kerry Shale (US), Tim Whitnall (UK)
-->Monty voices: Rob Rackstraw (US), Rasmus Hardiker (UK)
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