History Characters / ThomasTheTankEngine

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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]]
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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''.

[[folder:Non-rail Characters]]

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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.

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* 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.
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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

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-->Voiced by: Eddie Redmayne
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-->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)

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



-->Voiced by: Rufus Jones

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



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

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



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




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-->Max voices: Kerry Shale (US), Tim Whitnall (UK)
-->Monty voices: Rob Rackstraw (US), Rasmus Hardiker (UK)
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* [[Characters/ThomasTheTankEngineLittleWesternAndArlesdale Little Western and Arlesdale]][[labelnote:Click to expand]]Duck, Donald, Douglas, Oliver, Toad, Slip Coaches, Rex, Bert, Mike[[/labelnote]]



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!Duck The Great Western Engine
--> "There are two ways of doing things: the Great Western Way, or the wrong way."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Number: 8, Originally 5741

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 57xx 0-6-0PT

--> Built: 1929

An ex-Great Western Railway tank engine, Duck came to Sodor to help out Percy at the Big Station. He demands order and discipline, and doesn't let bigger engines bully him. He eventually gets a branch line of his own, shared with Oliver.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He gets this from the other engines in the earlier episodes, though he really brought it on himself with his constant harping on about the inherent superiority of the Great Western Railway above all others.
* BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles, which is sometimes used for Gordon (especially in seasons 4 and 5). As for the Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where he prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.
* BerserkButton: As Donald found out, he doesn't like it when he's told that he quacks like a duck as far as [[MotorMouth talking too much goes.]]
** Do NOT insult or belittle the Great Western Railway. ''Just don't''. Even Gordon finds this out the hard way when arguing over what London's big station is called:
-->"Stupid yourself. London's Paddington! '''Paddington!''' Do you hear!?"
* BigBrotherWorship: Though not engines of the same class, he idolizes City Of Truro.
* BigDamnHeroes: His crew and he, prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.
* BigShutUp: Says this to the trucks who were teasing Diesel in "Dirty Work" and then says this to Gordon, James, and Henry who were teasing Edward at the big station in "Edward's Exploit".
* BreakTheHaughty: What Diesel pulls on him.
* BullyHunter: He doesn't stand for any nonsense from the bullying engines as, for example, he stood up for Percy against the trio of Gordon, James, and Henry when he first arrived on Sodor.
* TheBusCameBack: Disappeared after season 7, with only a few brief appearances in season 12, but now is back and co-starred a season 17 episode. He now makes frequent appearances again.
* CatchPhrase: "Beg pardon, Sir..."
** "There are two ways of doing things. The Great Western way or the wrong way."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Suffered from this starting from the 8th season onward. This was almost reversed, as he reappeared in the 12th season, only to disappear again until the 17th season.
** DemotedToExtra: Before he disappeared altogether, from when the show started deviating from the books. His last starring role prior to "The Thomas Way" was Season 4's "Fish".
* CulturalPosturing: He's fond of claiming that there are two ways of doing things, "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Railway Great Western]] way or the wrong way". Fortunately, he got over it quite quickly.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Inverted. He insists on being called Duck rather than his real name, Montague.
* {{Flanderization}}: Not an overwhelming case, but he does talk about his Great Western pride ''a lot'' more often in the CGI episodes.
* HumiliationConga: As if the trucks forcing him to crash into a barber shop wasn't enough, the angry owner decided to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment shave and lather him]]! The Fat Controller ensures this is rectified however and [[EarnYourHappyEnding Duck is praised for his hardship]].
* KarmicTrickster: Has a fondness for playing tricks on engines he finds conceited.
* MotorMouth: The whole plotline of "Donald's Duck" kicked off after Donald told him to zip it.
* NiceGuy: Despite his moments of boastfulness of being Great Western, he is a mild-mannered and respectable engine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being one of the most sensible engines on the line, he has his shortcomings. One example comes from "The Thomas Way" where he has caused an accident and earned a scolding from the Fat Controller (albeit pivoted partially by Thomas' misbehavior).
* OffModel: His CGI render is larger than his basis, to the point where his footplate clips through Knapford Station's platforms.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His given name is 'Montague,' but most call him 'Duck,' after his tendency to waddle on the rails. Henry, Gordon, and James have quacked at him in the past.
* TheProtagonist: of the three episode arc "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave."
* TheReliableOne: For all his bragging about being Great Western, it's noted that he makes the railway run like clockwork.
* RightlySelfRighteous: Duck boasts about his Great Western heritage, much to the annoyance of the rude and arrogant engines like Gordon, Henry, and James. However, as Duck puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints. Deconstructed in "The Thomas Way" when his stubbornness causes an accident and he has to compromise with Thomas.
* RightWayWrongWayPair: According to him, there's The Great Western Way and the wrong way. This was the main focus in ''The Thomas Way'' where [[TakeTheThirdOption he took on Thomas' option, now claiming there are three ways of doing things]], but the Great Western Way is usually the best.
* ShesAManInJapan: In the Greek dub, Duck is female and named "Jackie".
* SixthRanger: After he took over as Tidmouth's station pilot. He became more of a supporting character once he got his own branch line.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is very proud of his Great Western heritage, and ''very'' vocal about it, especially in the CGI seasons.
-->'''Duck:''' I'm a great Western and...
-->'''Other Engines:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Don't we know it!]]
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: His voice in the CGI series.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Earlier in the series, he had this with Gordon, Henry, and James.
* YouShallNotPass: In "A Close Shave", he holds back twenty runaway cars from crashing into a passenger train.

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!Donald and Douglas, the Scottish Twins
--> "There's merre comin' should yer misbehave" - Donald
--> "Don't mention scrap! It makes mah wheerls wobble!" - Douglas

--> Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 9 (Donald originally 57646) & 10 (Douglas originally 57647)
--> Built: 1909

A pair of mixed-good twins, Donald and Douglas came from Scotland when the Fat Controller needed a goods engine. He planned to send one of them away, but after they proved how useful a team they make, he decided to keep both.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, they were painted blue after arriving at Sodor. With three blue engines already, the TV producers wisely decided to keep their more distinctive black paint.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Fat Controller only purchased engine #57646; as the twins arrived without numbers, he never knew which engine carried it. According to the Railway Series, [[spoiler:It was Donald. Douglas was 57647, and if Donald had left him behind, he would've been scrapped.]] It was hinted at in several stories in the books though.
* BrotherChuck
* BullyHunter: Donald as the Spiteful Brake Van learns.
* FeudEpisode: In "Twin Trouble" and "Love Me Tender".
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers. Douglas has a slightly deeper toned whistle.
* LongBusTrip: They were absent for several years after the show was animated in full CGI, though they finally returned to the series in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Their leitmotif even has bagpipes in the background.
* SiblingRivalry: They develop this kind of relationship in "Love Me Tender". For all their arguing, they would always get back together again.
* SingleMindedTwins: They have individual roles at times, but mostly retain the same personality.
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Douglas has this in the original Japanese dub.
* {{Trigger}}: Do ''not'' like to talk about scrapping.
* TricksterTwins: Notice that they are almost the only characters labeled by name ''and'' number: Hatt specifically insisted on this after one too many TwinSwitch gambits.
* ViolentGlaswegian: While they're nice Ccots, they can get temperamental when pushed.
-->'''Donald''': "Spite Douggie, would ye? Take that!"

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!Oliver The Western Engine
--> "I don't feel good gracious-whatever it is. I just feel silly."

-->Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 11, Originally 1436

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 14xx 0-4-2T

--> Built: 1934

An ex-Great Western Railway tank engine that was supposed to be scrapped, but ran away to Sodor with his brake van, Toad. Thanks to Douglas, he's living a much happier life on Duck's branch line.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism : In the episode ''Oliver Owns Up''.
** In "Toad's Adventure", this seems to have returned with a vengeance, to the point where Toad is utterly fed up with hearing about his arrival on Sodor.
* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful in ''Oliver Owns Up'', and end up bunker-down in a turntable well.
* BrooklynRage: Has a Brooklyn accent in the US version of "Oliver Owns Up".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Duck, he was absent from the 8th season until the 12th, where he managed to get two speaking roles before vanishing again. However, in ''Tale of the Brave'', he made a cameo. Finally speaking in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure."
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The Fat Controller asks him if he suffers this after he pulls S.C.Ruffey apart. Subverted in that the train was too heavy for Oliver to pull in the first place, the trucks were holding back, and S.C.Ruffey's wood and frame were already rotten and rusted.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* OffModel: [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140912152152/ttte/images/5/55/Spencer%27sVIP80.png His CGI render]] is smaller than his model and real-life counterpart.
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Like Duck, Oliver also gains a Cornish accent in the CGI series.

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!Toad the Brake Van

--> "I'll always look foward to the future. Busy Going backwards."

-->Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Built: 1890/99

Oliver's trusty brake van who escaped scrap with him. A very gentlemanly brake van (always referring to the engines as Mr. and Miss), he keeps Oliver's trucks in order, but can sometimes have spells of over-imagination.

* AscendedExtra/ ADayInTheLimelight: Unlike the Railway Series, he had a lot more screentime. There was "Busy Going Backwards" in season 5, as well as "Toad's Adventure" and "Toad's Bright Idea" in Season 18 and "Toad and the Whale" in Season 19.
* BullyHunter: Helped Oliver put the trucks in their place after they wouldn't stop teasing him.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "Toad's Adventure", he tells James that his brakes are very strong. This became useful when James' train got uncoupled and Toad saved himself and the runaway train from crashing into Thomas and Percy.
* TheJeeves: To Oliver, in a sense.
* NiceGuy
* NotNowKiddo: A frequent victim to this.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: "Toad's Bright Idea" is the first episode in which Toad gets visibly angry. He still retains his polite speech, though.
* VerbalTic: Tends to address people with the pronoun "Mr."

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!The Slip Coaches
-->Voiced by: Jonathan Broadbent, Rebecca O'Mara, Steven Kynman

Three coaches Sir Topham Hatt brought from the other railway. They each have "slip hooks" that allow them to be uncoupled from their train without stopping.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Their introduction episode, ''Duck and the Slip Coaches''.
* ChekhovsSkill: Their ability to slip from their train becomes useful when Connor has to take extra passengers during a blizzard.
* {{Expy}}: They fill the roles of Alice and Mirabel, Duck's coaches from ''The Railway Series''.
* {{Old Friend}}s: They previously worked with Duck on the Great Western Railway.
* {{Single Minded T|wins}}rio
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The first and third coaches are male, while the middle one is female.

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!The Arlesdale Railway

--> Voiced by: Tom Stourton (Rex), Keith Wickham (Bert), Tim Whitnall (Mike)

--> Built: Rex 1923, Bert 1894, Mike 1966

A miniature gauge railway that runs from the end of the Arlesburgh line to hills and quarries which supply ballast for the NWR. Duck, Oliver, Donald and Douglas frequently interact with them. It is based largely on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

* BerserkButton: The three of them collectively share a hate for being mocked for their small size.
* ButtMonkey: Bert.
* ChromaticArrangement: Mike is red, Bert is blue, and Rex is green.
* GrumpyBear: Mike.
* HairTriggerTemper: Mike.
* LiteralMinded: Bert.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Mike.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Railway Series characters hadn't been added to the series since ''1994''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The three are constantly bickering with each other, but stick together nonetheless.

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!Diesel
--> "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"

-->Voiced by: Michael Brandon (US; thirteenth - sixteenth seasons), Martin Sherman (US; King of the Railway - eighteenth season), Kerry Shale (UK; thirteenth season - present US; nineteenth season - present)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952

The first diesel to visit the Island of Sodor, Diesel believes that diesels are better than steam engines, and wanted to "revolutionize" Sodor. He left and came back several times before becoming a permanent part of the railway.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the books, Diesel was merely a pompous bully, and, after one return to Sodor, managed to redeem himself. In the series, he returned permanently, though proved as nasty as ever, and gleefully bent on [[FantasticRacism having all steamies sent to the scrapyard]]. He tamed closer to the books' version in the HiT seasons.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: In the HIT seasons.
* ArchEnemy: Though antagonistic to almost everyone, he seems to direct most of his enmity and rivalry towards Thomas in the HIT seasons. His main enemy in his initial appearances was Duck.
* ArcVillain: of the three-episode arc with Duck as the main protagonist: "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave", though he doesn't appear in the last one.
* AscendedExtra: He appeared in one novel of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' and a standalone story by Christopher Awdry. In the show (especially in later HIT seasons), he makes regular appearances and is a key antagonist.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his debut episode "Pop Goes the Diesel" where he effortlessly charms the other engines into believing he's a nice guy then reveals his true colours in the next episode.
* TheBully: What he becomes in the new series.
* DarkMessiah: In his first episode, he comes to Sodor preaching the diesel revolution.
** Touched on lightly again in "Blue Mountain Mystery" where after hearing of Luke's DarkAndTroubledPast, he convinces Paxton he is dangerous and must be gotten rid of.
* DevilInPlainSight
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: In "Disappearing Diesels". He settles for a [[TheUnSmile friendly smile]] instead.
* ADogNamedDog: A diesel named Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his introductory episode, in which after smoothly flattering all the other engines, he says the above quote to Duck about how diesels "don't need to learn" and are "revolutionary".
* FantasticRacism: To the steam engines.
* {{Flanderization}}: Diesel saw diesels as revolutionary originally, but it was not his main vendetta against the steam engines, and he was rather shrewd and manipulative in his antics. Shortly into the TV made episodes however, Diesel became a more outspoken bully and exaggeratedly racist towards steamies. The current episodes seem to be toning him back down, even if he is still a much more obnoxious heckler than initially.
* TheHeckler: Sure to be found making fun of whatever the spotlighted engine is doing, often triggering their insecurities.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Played with in "Diesel and the Ducklings". He thinks that diesels should be rough and tough, but shows his soft side towards some ducklings.
* {{Jerkass}}: The most prominent one of the show.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The newer series has played with this in "Diesel's Special Delivery". Christopher Awdry's stand alone novel "Thomas And The Evil Diesel" also gave him a redeeming moment helping a derailed Clarabel. It's implied in "Disappearing Diesels" that he simply doesn't know how to be nice, even if he tries.
*** Even before the CGI series, there was what ended up happening in Emily & The Special Coaches. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVjAd9DugGw See for yourself.]]
*** Since HIT's takeover over the show, Diesel tends to get a PetTheDog moment roughly OnceASeason. His antagonism towards the other engines is also more petty and he will occasionally admit a begrudged respect for steamies such as Thomas.
* KarmaHoudini: Though this is [[LaserGuidedKarma soundly]] {{averted}} whenever he does something bad, the fact that he's still allowed on Sodor despite his terrible track record (and having been sent away multiple times) is probably a downplayed version of this. He is sometimes shown getting away with minor heckling as well, especially if the engine he victimizes [[KickTheSonOfABitch isn't acting saintly either]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes Diesel's heckling is directed towards haughty engines or even ones that bite first. FantasticRacism is a prominent issue among many steamies and diesels, Diesel's just one of the worst cases.
* ManipulativeBastard: Renowned for this, most infamously in his debut, he tells jokes about the big engines to the trucks, and tells them that Duck shared them with him. Once the trucks starts laughing at the other engines, they're convinced Duck had been spreading nasty jokes about them. Despite being found out and punished, he still somehow manages to smooth talk engines into trusting him (eg. convincing a lonely Percy into helping the Dieselworks in "Day Of The Diesels", or sweet talking Mavis into doing odd jobs in "Thomas The Quarry Engine").
* ObviouslyEvil: In the Mitton directed seasons anyway. While the books left it more imagination, the show version's demonic smile, sinister Leitmotif and shady voice over from the narrator leave little doubt from the first time he's shown that he probably isn't a NiceGuy.
* OffscreenKarma: In "A Close Shave" where the Fat Controller found out about his lies about Duck telling names about the other engines and sent him away to the other railway. Averted in "Diesel Does It Again" and the later episodes where Diesel is seen being reprimanded by The Fat Controller for causing trouble again.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: "Diesel's Special Delivery", in which Diesel broods over not getting clapped and cheered by children as much as James does.
* PetTheDog: One episode per season, before he snaps back into his usual JerkAss personality.
* SmugSnake: Pulls short sighted schemes to get rid of the steamies.
* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for example. "The Railcar and the Coaches" also ends with him temporarily taking over Thomas' branch line after Annie and Clarabel misbehave.
* VisionaryVillain: Started off as one, with it returning every now and then.
--> '''Diesel:''' "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"
* WorthyOpponent: He displays some begrudged respect for some of the steamies, most often [[ArchEnemy Thomas]].

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![=BoCo=]
--> "Stop! You're making me giddy!"

--> Number: D2, Originally D5705

--> Basis: British Railways Class 28 Co-Bo

--> Built: 1958

A metropolitan-vickers diesel who works on Edward's station. Was initially referred as "The Diseasel" by Bill and Ben and was the subject of their tricks until Edward soon put a stop to their games.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His last appearance was in "Double Teething Troubles" from season 5.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Bill and Ben thought he was a trouble-making diesel stealing their china clay trucks until he explained he had mistakenly took them and didn't know it was theirs.
* NiceGuy
* ReusedCharacterDesign: His faceplates are the same as Daisy, sans eyelashes and makeup.
* TeamDad: To Bill and Ben.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite keeping Bill and Ben in order. He is in fact 10 years younger than the twins.

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!Mavis
--> "If we use the teensiest bit of Toby's line, we can save all this bother."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh (US; Hero of the Rails - Blue Mountain Mystery)

--> Number: Fharquay Quarry 1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 04 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1962

A feisty diesel that works at the quarry. She started off as a cheeky young engine who thought she knew what was right, but matured into a kinder and more motherly engine over time.

* AscendedExtra: Only got a few stories to herself in the books.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold --> {{Nice G|uy}}irl
* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant and refused to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Until the movie, she and Daisy were the only female engines, neither of whom appeared very often.
* TeamMom: Was this occasionally with Bill and Ben, but now plays this role with most other engines.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TookALevelInKindness: The show mellowed her out significantly so she is often the prime WhiteSheep of the diesel ensemble.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Compared to her later TeamMom persona. Especially noticeable in the Japanese dub, where she has a rather high pitched and childlike voice.

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!'Arry and Bert
--> "Got you this time, Stepney. You'll make very fine scrap indeed. Buffer 'im, Bert!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale ('Arry; Bert, fourteenth - sixteenth seasons), William Hope (Bert)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

Also known as the Smelter Twins, 'Arry and Bert work at the scrapyards and are bullies to all steam engines. Multiple times, they have threatened and shown desire to smelt down the steam engines for good.

* AffablyEvil: Over the years they've become less evil, but remain bullies toward the steam engines.
* {{The Bull|y}}ies: Like Diesel, they are obnoxious hecklers to the steam engines.
* CreepyTwins: Played this role in ''Stepney Gets Lost'', but have been toned down later on.
* DemotedToDragon: They often tend to work alongside Diesel in the Hit episodes.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bert has stubble, while 'Arry's clean-shaven.
* {{Jerkass}}es
* KarmaHoudini: In their earliest appearances, they actually got away with harassing the other engines and getting them into trouble. Usually subverted in later seasons, though like Diesel, they sometimes still get a free pass for petty heckling, ([[KickTheSonOfABitch especially towards an equally obnoxious engine]]).
* PermaStubble: Bert.
* SingleMindedTwins
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!Diesel 10
--> I can whatever I want! I'll get him too! With Pinchy!

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''), Matt Wilkinson

--> Basis: British Railways Class 42 'Warship'

The major antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''. A large warship diesel with a mechanical claw on his roof, he was out to destroy Lady and Mr. Conductor, but was defeated thanks to Thomas. He has returned several times in the show's run as a permanent part of the railway.

* AffablyEvil: By the time of ''Day of the Diesels''.
* BigBad
* BrooklynRage: In TheMovie, an odd contrast to his smooth EvilBrit voice in later appearances.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real locomotive type, his claw is purely a fantasy creation with little to no practical use.
* CheatedAngle: In the model series, his nose is tilted more towards his left eye. This was averted when the CGI series came.
* DevilInPlainSight: The steam engines all can tell he's clearly evil, but the Fat Controller keeps him around.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Not a death per se, but his demise is brought around by falling off a viaduct.
* ADogNamedDog: He's a diesel who's name is Diesel, but he has a number to distinguish himself from the ''other'' Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In TheMovie, he roars through as station, kicking up dust shouting "Get outta my way! I have unfinished business here and I wanna finish it FAST!" He also leaves ''[[TheBigGuy Gordon]]'', of all engines, shaking in fear.
* EvilBrit: In the US dub of the television series, due to keeping his voice from the UK series.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz: Dumping sneezing powder all over Tidmouth Sheds Yards has got to be this.
* GambitRoulette: His plans in Day of The Diesels rely on circumstance he could have hardly picked out.
* ICallItVera: He calls his claw "Pinchy".
* LargeAndInCharge: He is the self elected head of the diesels by Day of the Diesels, and he's a warship diesel.
* LargeHam: In both TheMovie and Season 17.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheNicknamer: He calls Splatter and Dodge collectively "Splodge", because he "ain't got time to say both names". He calls his claw "Pinchy", Thomas "Puffball", Toby "Teapot", the rest of the steam engines "Tin Kettle", and Mr. Conductor and Sidney "Twinkle Toes".
* ObviouslyEvil: He has a menacing claw on his roof.
* SilenceYouFool: When his entourage are bickering in Day of the Diesels, he shouts them quiet. Also prominent in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Compared to the actual series, where most of the bad guys were easily controlled by the Fat Controller, Diesel 10 in TheMovie with his plans of destroying all steam engines is much more dangerous. Dialed back in later televised appearances, where he's more just a trouble making bully.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Essentially the motivation for his actions in the CGI Series, he just wants the diesels to receive more attention since they always appear to be neglected, and he seems to apologize if he's made a mistake (i.e. giving the Steam Engines their own decorations since he ruined theirs thinking that the Dieselworks wouldn't have any decorations).

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!Paxton
--> "Hi, Stephen. Thomas lost his puff and I'm trying to find it and...well, I thought that might be...the lost puff...up there..."

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!Duck The Great Western Engine
--> "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We "There are revolutionary!"

-->Voiced by: Michael Brandon (US; thirteenth - sixteenth seasons), Martin Sherman (US; King
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--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952

The first diesel to visit the Island of Sodor, Diesel believes that diesels are better than steam engines, and wanted to "revolutionize" Sodor. He left and came back several times before becoming a permanent part of the railway.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the books, Diesel was merely a pompous bully, and, after one return to Sodor, managed to redeem himself. In the series, he returned permanently, though proved as nasty as ever, and gleefully bent on [[FantasticRacism having all steamies sent to the scrapyard]]. He tamed closer to the books' version in the HiT seasons.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: In the HIT seasons.
* ArchEnemy: Though antagonistic to almost everyone, he seems to direct most of his enmity and rivalry towards Thomas in the HIT seasons. His main enemy in his initial appearances was Duck.
* ArcVillain: of the three-episode arc with Duck as the main protagonist: "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave", though he doesn't appear in the last one.
* AscendedExtra: He appeared in one novel of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' and a standalone story by Christopher Awdry. In the show (especially in later HIT seasons), he makes regular appearances and is a key antagonist.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his debut episode "Pop Goes the Diesel" where he effortlessly charms the other engines into believing he's a nice guy then reveals his true colours in the next episode.
* TheBully: What he becomes in the new series.
* DarkMessiah: In his first episode, he comes to Sodor preaching the diesel revolution.
** Touched on lightly again in "Blue Mountain Mystery" where after hearing of Luke's DarkAndTroubledPast, he convinces Paxton he is dangerous and must be gotten rid of.
* DevilInPlainSight
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: In "Disappearing Diesels". He settles for a [[TheUnSmile friendly smile]] instead.
* ADogNamedDog: A diesel named Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his introductory episode, in which after smoothly flattering all the other engines, he says the above quote to Duck about how diesels "don't need to learn" and are "revolutionary".
* FantasticRacism: To the steam engines.
* {{Flanderization}}: Diesel saw diesels as revolutionary originally, but it was not his main vendetta against the steam engines, and he was rather shrewd and manipulative in his antics. Shortly into the TV made episodes however, Diesel became a more outspoken bully and exaggeratedly racist towards steamies. The current episodes seem to be toning him back down, even if he is still a much more obnoxious heckler than initially.
* TheHeckler: Sure to be found making fun of whatever the spotlighted engine is doing, often triggering their insecurities.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Played with in "Diesel and the Ducklings". He thinks that diesels should be rough and tough, but shows his soft side towards some ducklings.
* {{Jerkass}}: The most prominent one of the show.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The newer series has played with this in "Diesel's Special Delivery". Christopher Awdry's stand alone novel "Thomas And The Evil Diesel" also gave him a redeeming moment helping a derailed Clarabel. It's implied in "Disappearing Diesels" that he simply doesn't know how to be nice, even if he tries.
*** Even before the CGI series, there was what ended up happening in Emily & The Special Coaches. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVjAd9DugGw See for yourself.]]
*** Since HIT's takeover over the show, Diesel tends to get a PetTheDog moment roughly OnceASeason. His antagonism towards the other engines is also more petty and he will occasionally admit a begrudged respect for steamies such as Thomas.
* KarmaHoudini: Though this is [[LaserGuidedKarma soundly]] {{averted}} whenever he does something bad, the fact that he's still allowed on Sodor despite his terrible track record (and having been sent away multiple times) is probably a downplayed version of this. He is sometimes shown getting away with minor heckling as well, especially if the engine he victimizes [[KickTheSonOfABitch isn't acting saintly either]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes Diesel's heckling is directed towards haughty engines or even ones that bite first. FantasticRacism is a prominent issue among many steamies and diesels, Diesel's just one of the worst cases.
* ManipulativeBastard: Renowned for this, most infamously in his debut, he tells jokes about the big engines to the trucks, and tells them that Duck shared them with him. Once the trucks starts laughing at the other engines, they're convinced Duck had been spreading nasty jokes about them. Despite being found out and punished, he still somehow manages to smooth talk engines into trusting him (eg. convincing a lonely Percy into helping the Dieselworks in "Day Of The Diesels", or sweet talking Mavis into
doing odd jobs in "Thomas The Quarry Engine").
* ObviouslyEvil: In
things: the Mitton directed seasons anyway. While Great Western Way, or the books left it more imagination, the show version's demonic smile, sinister Leitmotif and shady voice over from the narrator leave little doubt from the first time he's shown that he probably isn't a NiceGuy.
* OffscreenKarma: In "A Close Shave" where the Fat Controller found out about his lies about Duck telling names about the other engines and sent him away to the other railway. Averted in "Diesel Does It Again" and the later episodes where Diesel is seen being reprimanded by The Fat Controller for causing trouble again.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: "Diesel's Special Delivery", in which Diesel broods over not getting clapped and cheered by children as much as James does.
* PetTheDog: One episode per season, before he snaps back into his usual JerkAss personality.
* SmugSnake: Pulls short sighted schemes to get rid of the steamies.
* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for example. "The Railcar and the Coaches" also ends with him temporarily taking over Thomas' branch line after Annie and Clarabel misbehave.
* VisionaryVillain: Started off as one, with it returning every now and then.
--> '''Diesel:''' "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"
* WorthyOpponent: He displays some begrudged respect for some of the steamies, most often [[ArchEnemy Thomas]].

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![=BoCo=]
--> "Stop! You're making me giddy!"

--> Number: D2, Originally D5705

--> Basis: British Railways Class 28 Co-Bo

--> Built: 1958

A metropolitan-vickers diesel who works on Edward's station. Was initially referred as "The Diseasel" by Bill and Ben and was the subject of their tricks until Edward soon put a stop to their games.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His last appearance was in "Double Teething Troubles" from season 5.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Bill and Ben thought he was a trouble-making diesel stealing their china clay trucks until he explained he had mistakenly took them and didn't know it was theirs.
* NiceGuy
* ReusedCharacterDesign: His faceplates are the same as Daisy, sans eyelashes and makeup.
* TeamDad: To Bill and Ben.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite keeping Bill and Ben in order. He is in fact 10 years younger than the twins.

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!Mavis
--> "If we use the teensiest bit of Toby's line, we can save all this bother."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh (US; Hero of the Rails - Blue Mountain Mystery)

--> Number: Fharquay Quarry 1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 04 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1962

A feisty diesel that works at the quarry. She started off as a cheeky young engine who thought she knew what was right, but matured into a kinder and more motherly engine over time.

* AscendedExtra: Only got a few stories to herself in the books.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold --> {{Nice G|uy}}irl
* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant and refused to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Until the movie, she and Daisy were the only female engines, neither of whom appeared very often.
* TeamMom: Was this occasionally with Bill and Ben, but now plays this role with most other engines.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TookALevelInKindness: The show mellowed her out significantly so she is often the prime WhiteSheep of the diesel ensemble.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Compared to her later TeamMom persona. Especially noticeable in the Japanese dub, where she has a rather high pitched and childlike voice.

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!'Arry and Bert
--> "Got you this time, Stepney. You'll make very fine scrap indeed. Buffer 'im, Bert!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale ('Arry; Bert, fourteenth - sixteenth seasons), William Hope (Bert)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

Also known as the Smelter Twins, 'Arry and Bert work at the scrapyards and are bullies to all steam engines. Multiple times, they have threatened and shown desire to smelt down the steam engines for good.

* AffablyEvil: Over the years they've become less evil, but remain bullies toward the steam engines.
* {{The Bull|y}}ies: Like Diesel, they are obnoxious hecklers to the steam engines.
* CreepyTwins: Played this role in ''Stepney Gets Lost'', but have been toned down later on.
* DemotedToDragon: They often tend to work alongside Diesel in the Hit episodes.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bert has stubble, while 'Arry's clean-shaven.
* {{Jerkass}}es
* KarmaHoudini: In their earliest appearances, they actually got away with harassing the other engines and getting them into trouble. Usually subverted in later seasons, though like Diesel, they sometimes still get a free pass for petty heckling, ([[KickTheSonOfABitch especially towards an equally obnoxious engine]]).
* PermaStubble: Bert.
* SingleMindedTwins
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!Diesel 10
--> I can whatever I want! I'll get him too! With Pinchy!

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''), Matt Wilkinson

--> Basis: British Railways Class 42 'Warship'

The major antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''. A large warship diesel with a mechanical claw on his roof, he was out to destroy Lady and Mr. Conductor, but was defeated thanks to Thomas. He has returned several times in the show's run as a permanent part of the railway.

* AffablyEvil: By the time of ''Day of the Diesels''.
* BigBad
* BrooklynRage: In TheMovie, an odd contrast to his smooth EvilBrit voice in later appearances.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real locomotive type, his claw is purely a fantasy creation with little to no practical use.
* CheatedAngle: In the model series, his nose is tilted more towards his left eye. This was averted when the CGI series came.
* DevilInPlainSight: The steam engines all can tell he's clearly evil, but the Fat Controller keeps him around.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Not a death per se, but his demise is brought around by falling off a viaduct.
* ADogNamedDog: He's a diesel who's name is Diesel, but he has a number to distinguish himself from the ''other'' Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In TheMovie, he roars through as station, kicking up dust shouting "Get outta my way! I have unfinished business here and I wanna finish it FAST!" He also leaves ''[[TheBigGuy Gordon]]'', of all engines, shaking in fear.
* EvilBrit: In the US dub of the television series, due to keeping his voice from the UK series.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz: Dumping sneezing powder all over Tidmouth Sheds Yards has got to be this.
* GambitRoulette: His plans in Day of The Diesels rely on circumstance he could have hardly picked out.
* ICallItVera: He calls his claw "Pinchy".
* LargeAndInCharge: He is the self elected head of the diesels by Day of the Diesels, and he's a warship diesel.
* LargeHam: In both TheMovie and Season 17.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheNicknamer: He calls Splatter and Dodge collectively "Splodge", because he "ain't got time to say both names". He calls his claw "Pinchy", Thomas "Puffball", Toby "Teapot", the rest of the steam engines "Tin Kettle", and Mr. Conductor and Sidney "Twinkle Toes".
* ObviouslyEvil: He has a menacing claw on his roof.
* SilenceYouFool: When his entourage are bickering in Day of the Diesels, he shouts them quiet. Also prominent in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Compared to the actual series, where most of the bad guys were easily controlled by the Fat Controller, Diesel 10 in TheMovie with his plans of destroying all steam engines is much more dangerous. Dialed back in later televised appearances, where he's more just a trouble making bully.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Essentially the motivation for his actions in the CGI Series, he just wants the diesels to receive more attention since they always appear to be neglected, and he seems to apologize if he's made a mistake (i.e. giving the Steam Engines their own decorations since he ruined theirs thinking that the Dieselworks wouldn't have any decorations).

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!Paxton
--> "Hi, Stephen. Thomas lost his puff and I'm trying to find it and...well, I thought that might be...the lost puff...up there...
wrong way."



--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

A soft-natured, if somewhat ditzy diesel who works with the Narrow Gauge engines in Blue Mountain Quarry. Friendly towards steamies, but tends to hang with a bad crowd.

* AscendedExtra: Started as a MerchandiseDriven extra. Following "Blue Mountain Mystery" he's a recurring supporting character and has even been granted his own limelight episodes.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Even worse than Thomas. Look at that duck!
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', [[spoiler:just as Diesel rats out Luke to the Fat Controller, Paxton arrives with Victor, who clears up everything.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earliest appearances, Paxton was a background associate of the other diesels and often joined in heckling or tormenting other engines. "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward, his meek kindly persona is established.
* CloudCuckooLander: Usually spacey, though he has occasional moments of clarity. He tries to warn Gordon to have his leaking boiler checked in "Gordon Runs Dry" for example.
* ExtremeDoormat: Though he will often ultimately draw the line when pushed into callous acts.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: To Diesel in "Blue Mountain Mystery". Also to Diesel 10 in "The Missing Christmas Decorations".
* NiceGuy: "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Hangs around with other more antagonistic diesels. [[ADogNamedDog Diesel]] in particular has been shown able to manipulate him into doing immoral deeds.
** Ends up playing this himself in "The Lost Puff" when he convinces Thomas to play on the damaged tracks. He is horrified when it causes an accident however.
* WindmillCrusader: Seems to be a recurring pivot in his limelight episodes, ComicallyMissingThePoint in some way or other and going on a wild goose chase, be it for "lost puffs" or disappearing diesels.


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!The Diesel (D261)

-->"Not bad. I've seen worse. At least you're all clean."

--> Number: D261/D4701 (Book only)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 40 1Co-Co1

--> Built: 1958/1962

A diesel who was sent to Sodor to help the engines, but insults them by saying they were out of date. He gets his comeuppance as he breaks down by an inspector's bowler hat. The Diesel crept away and leaves behind "a rather nasty smell and a battered bowler hat".

* ADogNamedDog: Yet another diesel who has Diesel for a name. Unlike both of the previous diesels sharing his name, however, this one does have D261 as a distinct alternate name.
* FantasticRacism
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Breaks down due to the inspector's bowler hat.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the engines, calling them out of date, which enraged them.
* SmugSnake: In ''Bowled Out'', his first words are "[[FantasticRacism Not bad. At least you're all clean.]]"

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!Dennis

-->"...I'm a really lazy engine..."

--> Number: 11001

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1949

A diesel who is lazy. He takes advantage of Thomas by letting him do his work for him, but after he reversed into a ditch, he learns his lesson, and with the help of Thomas, he gets his work done, and promises to be a Really Useful Engine. He has a twin named Norman.

* LazyBum
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Norman. Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. Meanwhile, Dennis works fine but is incredibly lazy. Dennis also has two eyebrows, while Norman has only one.
* PutOnABus: He has not been in an episode since season 9, but is mentioned to be Norman's twin.
* TheSlacker
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Does this to Thomas who is having a day off.


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!Norman

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001

An orange-red Diesel and is Dennis's twin.

* BigOlUnibrow: Norman.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Dennis. Unlike Dennis who works fine, but is very lazy, Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. While Dennis has two eyebrows, Norman has only one.

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!Sidney

-->"What about me? I'm a decoration!"

-->Voiced by: Bob Golding

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

* ButtMonkey: He spent two years on a hoist before getting new wheels.
* ForgetfulJones: Sidney's known for being forgetful, even forgetting how long he's gone without his wheels.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Much like Paxton, he seems pretty docile and somewhat simple, despite hanging around with the other more antagonistic diesels.
* PutOnABus: He hasn't been seen in any episodes between "Day of the Diesels" and "The Missing Christmas Decorations", spending two whole years unable to move because he lacked wheels.

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!Duck The Great Western Engine
--> "There are two ways of doing things: the Great Western Way, or the wrong way."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman
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!Tropes shared by the Steam Team:
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Their accents are different depending on the region. The US dub gives them American accents; whereas the UK dub gives them British accents.
* BadassCrew: Have been this at times.
* ChromaticArrangement: James is colored red; Thomas, Edward, and Gordon are colored blue; and Henry, Percy, and Emily are colored green (though the last one is colored in a much darker shade of green). This leaves out Toby, who is colored brown.
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Most of the Steam Team have had an episode together within the long run. However, Edward and Emily have had very little interaction. Edward also rarely interacts with Toby (Though they did interact briefly in Season 2's "Cows/A Cow on the Line", and during Season 19's "The Truth About Toby"), likely due to similarities in character (and even being flanderized in a similar manner).
* TokenEvilTeammate: It's usually the narcissists Gordon and James. Downplayed, however, in that they are each more of a JerkAss than a straight out evil character.
* TrueCompanions
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sir Topham Hatt. While they may sometimes disobey orders in ill sighted plans, they hate doing anything to displease the Fat Controller. Epitomised in "Goodbye Fat Controller" where they take any measure possible to prevent his supposed retirement.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Just almost all of the engines tease each other and have their quarrels from time to time, but they prove that are good friends and help each other out when the chips are down.

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!Thomas the Tank Engine
--> "Hello everybody, welcome to the island of Sodor!"

-->Voiced by: Joseph May (US), John Hasler (UK), Martin Sherman (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Ben Small (UK; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Edward Glen (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 1 ,Originally 70

-->Basis: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway E2 0-6-0T

-->Built: 1915

A tank engine, the main character and namesake of the series, and the first engine to be purchased for the Fat Controller's railway. Thomas spent his time shunting coaches for bigger engines, and he longed to see the world. After helping to rescue James after an accident, he was dubbed a "Really Useful Engine" and was given his own branch line, along with two coaches, Annie and Clarabel. Thomas is occasionally cheeky and overly excitable, but always intends to help the Fat Controller and his many friends.

* AesopAmnesia: He suffers this a lot at the beginning of season 8. His impatience is recurrent as well as his dislike for wearing his snowplough.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting his own branch line. He tamed a bit after a few BreakTheHaughty moments.
** This gets repeated on occasions later on (i.e., he gets conceited after his driver jokes about him going without him in "Thomas Comes to Breakfast" and when he thinks that a statue is him on it in "Thomas and the Statue").
* AllLovingHero: Around season 3, he grows out of being the BrattyHalfPint and becomes this. [[SnapBack After season 7, this snaps back,]] though he still often displays shades of this.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Initially in season 1, although this is justified since he was a cheeky, impatient AttentionWhore.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Seems to be a prominent shortcoming in later episodes.
* AttentionWhore: In the first few episodes until he was given his own branch line. This became a big plot point in ''The Great Discovery''. Played for laughs in ''Flash, Bang, Wallop!''.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Annie and Clarabel may complain about Thomas going too fast and he may tease them incessantly, but the three absolutely adore each other, hating to be separated from each other; Thomas has even chased down other engines that have taken them.
* BerserkButton: Woe betide any engine that he sees pulling Annie and Clarabel without his consent.
-->'''Thomas:''' Those are my coaches! Give them back!
** Hector found out the hard way that you should ''never'' frighten Rosie in front of Thomas.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Though it's sometimes hidden beneath his egotism or childishness, Thomas is shown to look out for younger engines a lot, particularly Percy. This is particularly evident in later episodes, where he is more experienced so is often charged with helping newer engines out.
** BigBrotherMentor: He serves as one for the younger engines in the newer series.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has the most unique brow shape - triangular ones.
* BlueIsHeroic: Justified, since he's the central character.
* BrattyHalfPint: How he started out.
* BreakoutCharacter: In the original books, Thomas wasn't as heavily focused on; Awdry had plenty of other parts of Sodor to write about. However, Thomas connected with the younger audience, and when the television series was launched, he was cast as the main star. Expands into both the show and the books since the release of the former led for publishers to insist for more Thomas-centric stories from the latter to tie in.
* BreakTheHaughty: In the earlier episodes when he was arrogant and conceited. In "Old Reliable Edward", he manages to do this on Gordon by helping Edward teach him a lesson in gratitude.
* BringIt: Claims Gordon can't go faster than him in "Old Reliable Edward". The next day, he proves it...but not quite how you'd think.
* BullyHunter: In later episodes. Hector found out the hard way not to pick on Rosie. He can also be very sharp with James and Gordon for mocking the weaker engines.
* CatchPhrase: "Cinders and ashes!" and "Bust my buffers!"
* CharacterDevelopment (Started as a BrattyHalfPint in season one. Then became a less bratty but more arrogant character in season 2. In season three, he had matured into a really cool big brother type to Percy. [[SnapBack Reset with season 8]].)
* CharacterFocus: Just how nominal a lead character Thomas is varies from season to season. In Seasons One or Thirteen, for example, he ranges from leading to key supporting character in nearly every episode, while in Seasons Three or Eighteen, he has only a marginal amount of spotlight over the other engines, with many episodes he is limited to cameos or doesn't appear at all.
* CheerfulChild: He is the second-youngest engine out of the Steam Team.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Leans as this in later episodes. He often causes problems due to his excitable and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny easily distracted]] tendencies, however he just as often solves problems devising a rather eccentric plan, and has frequent moments of insight that prove very helpful to the other engines.
* CompositeCharacter: A subtle method of sneaking Thomas into earlier episodes adapted from ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' was to give him the role of a generic or unadapted engine from the original story.
* CoolBigBro: The television series quickly evolved him into such for many of the smaller engines, especially Percy.
* EraSpecificPersonality: A self important BrattyHalfPint under Awdry's pen, before becoming OlderAndWiser in Mitton's original stories, and then a well meaning CloudCuckooLander under Miller's pen. Brenner's run seems to be attempting for [[CompositeCharacter a compromise of all efforts]] so far.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Whistling rudely at Gordon, waking the express engine up and telling him to do hard work rather then rest. Of course this was before he mellowed out.
* FatalFlaw: The earlier seasons focus on his impatience and arrogance getting him into trouble. The later seasons focus more on his tendency to be [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny easily distracted]].
* FreudianTrio: Originally was one with Percy and Toby. Formed one with Percy and James in ''King of the Railway''.
* FullNameUltimatum: [[spoiler:In ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', Thomas gets yelled out his full name by The Fat Controller after he thinks Thomas was endangering Ryan with the trucks full of dynamite when he was really saving him.]]
** [[spoiler:He gets yelled at by his full name again in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatRace'', right after being announced a winner of the shunting challenge along with Ashima.]]
* GreeneyedMonster: In the older seasons, he can be initially jealous of other engines (Toby in "Thomas in Trouble", Duck in "The Runaway", and Stepney in "Thomas and Stepney") but he became good friends with each of them. This was played a lot straighter with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Stanley]] in ''The Great Discovery'', but like the previous three, they became friends. Repeated with even greater vigour against Ryan in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', though again he eventually repents.
* TheHero: Of the whole franchise. His number 1 lampshades this.
* HonorBeforeReason: Usually loyal and hard working, but will sometimes abandon his work or disobey the Fat Controller when he believes he must help someone else. He is often rebuked for this, though the Fat Controller sometimes overlooks it if it is for the better rather than "causing confusion and delay".
* IdiotHero: Occasionally.
* IAmSong: "Really Useful Engine" from the third season, which shows he's the number 1 and the best.
* IWantSong: "Streamlining" from ''The Great Race''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the earlier seasons before [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindness.]]
* JustAKid: Thomas often gets teased by bigger engines for his small size and big ambitions. Spencer even called him a "tiny toy tank engine". Ironic, given the fact he's actually older than most of them He does prove his worth to them from time to time, however.
* KidAppealCharacter
* LeeroyJenkins: He can be very impatient at times, especially in the newer seasons.
* MilesGloriosus: In season 2.
* MrViceGuy: Thomas is enthusiastic and altruistic, but also lacks patience and has a recurring problem [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny keeping focus on one task at a time]].
* NeverTellMeTheOdds: WordOfGod states that he's always trying to do jobs best left to bigger, stronger, faster and smarter engines.
* NiceGuy: Becomes more of a kinder engine in Season 3.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He seems to have these moments in the later series due to his eagerness in doing jobs. In ''Calling All Engines'' where he unintentionally moved the trucks off the rails, knocking down the water tower. Also in ''The Great Discovery'' where he gives Stanley too many trucks that resulted in the trucks crashing into the newly-built Great Waterton tower.
* NoSympathy: In the earlier seasons, he can be dismissive of other engines' reasons for being late for his passenger trains (i.e., Henry in "Thomas and the Guard" and Percy in "Woolly Bear").
* OlderAndWiser: The first original stories for the show made Thomas more mature and gentle. He slowly became childish again (if not more so) in later seasons, though still occasionally acts as a competent BigBrotherMentor.
* ThePrankster: How much of one varies DependingOnTheWriter, but he is established as such from the very first episode.
* RedOniBlueOni: Ironically, Thomas is usually a Red Oni, though there are exceptions. He is usually a Blue Oni to James and Gordon. Also Decontructed with Toby, where he is still usually the Red Oni, but sometimes more relaxed as a contrast to Blue Oni Toby's dithering.
* SeriousBusiness: In the earlier seasons, he views running his branch line as this.
* SimpleMindedWisdom: Thomas isn't dumb, but he is rather scatter brained and dizzy at times. He still proves surprisingly intelligent or insightful at times though, especially if a friend is in need of it.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Hasler's UK voice for Thomas sounds more older-sounding than May's US voice, but whenever Thomas is singing, his voice becomes smoother and softer, sounding almost similar to May.
* SlowNo: He screams one in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" as he is falling into the cavern. He screams another in "A Cranky Christmas" after he screeches to a halt and watches his delivery fly through the air.
* SmallNameBigEgo: At first.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Despite the show being named after him, he became the focus or nearly every episode starting in Season 8. This toned down at the start of Season 17. Though this seems to be coming back in season 19 where he is featured in a number of episodes centered around the other characters.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Very much the later seasons due to his impatience causing more trouble than usual (i.e., "Wonky Whistle"). This was gradually averted in Season 17.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's exceptionally petty and insecure in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', blaming others for his accidents or ignoring their warnings of danger. [[spoiler: After he tricks Ryan into taking bad coal, the sparks nearly set off a load of dynamite. Thomas manages to dump it down the cavern he fell into earlier in the film, but during the panic to get rid of it, endangers Ryan, and is scolded by the Fat Controller for doing so. This finally reins him back in. That, and the danger [[KnightOfCerebus Sailor John poses.]]]]
* TookALevelInKindness: While Thomas' childish and accident prone personality returned, his nicer more altruistic qualities were kept for the most part, and he is far less arrogant and rude than he was in the stories from the original books.
* {{Troll}}: Whenever Annie and Clarabel complain about his speed in "Not So Slow Coaches", he deliberately adjusts too far in the other direction.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In his earlier stories. Later stories focused more on his altruistic qualities, though he can still be arrogant every now and then.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Percy in the earlier seasons. He has this relationship with Gordon for the most part. Also with Bertie when it comes to their racing.
* VocalEvolution: Ben Small's voice for Thomas has gotten somewhat more nasal and helium pitched in later UK episodes.
** His US voices have changed a lot. In ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'', he had a youthful English accent and sounds like a young man, while when the show switched to CGI, his voice became higher and sounds more like a pre-teen, with a very good American accent. When Season 19 came along, his voice gained a slight rasp, while still retaining the same high pitch.

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!Edward The Blue Engine
--> "I will do it, I will do it,"

-->Voiced by: William Hope (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

--> Number: 2

--> Basis: Furness Railway K2 'Larger Seagull' 4-4-0

--> Built: 1895

The oldest engine on the Fat Controller's railway, and the first character developed by the Rev. W. Awdry. Edward is a mixed-traffic engine with his own branch line. He's kind but firm, serving as a mentor for younger engines, though he is often teased about his age.

* AllLovingHero: Edward is usually infallibly kind and patient to others. The later seasons give him more arrogant moments, though these are still rare.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Initially due to him being old.
* BadassGrandpa: In "Edward The Very Useful Engine", he was the banker for ''two'' trains, one being Gordon's Express, and the other being Duck's goods train.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In "Old Reliable Edward", he finally shows an limit to his patience and gets swift revenge on Gordon for expressing his lack of gratitude.
* BigBrotherMentor: Often to the younger engines, mostly Bill and Ben.
* BrokenAce: Later episodes Lampshade his CoolOldGuy image, giving him more insecurities about failing at a new task or losing the other engines' respect.
* ButtMonkey
* TheComicallySerious: Seems to have taken this role in the CGI series due to his OddFriendship with [[CloudCuckooLander Charlie]].
* CompressedVice: Started falling victim to these so to work into later seasons' {{Aesop}} structure (most infamously his FantasticRacism towards Rocky in "Edward Strikes Out"). Later episodes seem to settle for making him self-conscious.
* CoolOldGuy: In season 2, especially in ''Old Iron'' and ''Edward's Exploit''. Returns on odd occasions, such as "Edward The Hero".
* DemotedToExtra: In seasons 4-6. Given a bit more screentime later on, at the cost of his classic personality.
* FatalFlaw: The Hit seasons tried to define one for Edward, but couldn't keep a consistent grasp on him. The CGI episodes settle for making him self conscious and somewhat ''[[ExtremeDoormat too]]'' good natured.
* FlatCharacter: Unlike most of the other highly flawed engines, there isn't much to Edward outside being a somewhat old and polite engine. The Hit seasons attempt to remedy this by giving him a more flawed personality, with mixed results.
* HonorBeforeReason: The CGI series reverts to his kind persona, albeit to a fault, with many of his personal dilemmas caused by having problems prioritizing helping others or doing his job. Fails to be GoodIsDumb however since most of the time [[ThisIsGonnaSuck he knows things probably won't end well]] for him as a result.
** "WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins" provides a backtrack example, revealing he let Thomas take his goods train without proper consent in "Thomas And The Trucks" and got reprimanded for it.
* ImmuneToSlapstick: One of the very few engines who never caused a humiliating accident or crash for himself in the original ''TheRailwaySeries'' inspired seasons, and when something did happen, like in "Edward's Exploit", it wasn't played for laughs. The streak was finally broken in "Edward And The Brass Band" however.
* JerkassBall: Has a tendency to grab this in since the show branched away from the books. Episodes such as "Edward Strikes Out" and "Harvey To The Rescue" are stand out examples.
* NiceGuy: The kindest engine on Sodor.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Aside from his various out-of-character portrayals in Sharon Miller's tenure as head writer, Edward has shown he still isn't above a bit of taunting and sarcasm. As proven in "Old Reliable Edward."
* OutOfCharacterAlert: He was one of the engines who laughed at Thomas' funny funnel. Thomas' responding glare to him was more angry than embarrassed with the others.
* OutOfFocus: The writers obviously don't find him very interesting.
* TheSpock

to:

* [[Characters/ThomasTheTankEngineTheSteamTeam The Steam Team]][[labelnote:Click to expand]]Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby, Emily.[[/labelnote]]

[[folder:The Steam Team]]
!Tropes shared by the Steam Team:
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Their accents are different depending on the region. The US dub gives them American accents; whereas the UK dub gives them British accents.
* BadassCrew: Have been this at times.
* ChromaticArrangement: James is colored red; Thomas, Edward, and Gordon are colored blue; and Henry, Percy, and Emily are colored green (though the last one is colored in a much darker shade of green). This leaves out Toby, who is colored brown.
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Most of the Steam Team have had an episode together within the long run. However, Edward and Emily have had very little interaction. Edward also rarely interacts with Toby (Though they did interact briefly in Season 2's "Cows/A Cow on the Line", and during Season 19's "The Truth About Toby"), likely due to similarities in character (and even being flanderized in a similar manner).
* TokenEvilTeammate: It's usually the narcissists Gordon and James. Downplayed, however, in that they are each more of a JerkAss than a straight out evil character.
* TrueCompanions
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sir Topham Hatt. While they may sometimes disobey orders in ill sighted plans, they hate doing anything to displease the Fat Controller. Epitomised in "Goodbye Fat Controller" where they take any measure possible to prevent his supposed retirement.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Just almost all of the engines tease each other and have their quarrels from time to time, but they prove that are good friends and help each other out when the chips are down.

Diesels]]

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!Thomas the Tank Engine
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!Diesel
--> "Hello everybody, welcome "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to the island of Sodor!"

learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"

-->Voiced by: Joseph May (US), John Hasler (UK), Michael Brandon (US; thirteenth - sixteenth seasons), Martin Sherman (US; Hero King of the Rails Railway - eighteenth season), Ben Small Kerry Shale (UK; Hero of the Rails thirteenth season - eighteenth season), Edward Glen (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

present US; nineteenth season - present)

--> Number: 1 ,Originally 70

-->Basis: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway E2 0-6-0T

-->Built: 1915

A tank engine, the main character and namesake of the series, and the
Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952

The
first engine diesel to be purchased for visit the Fat Controller's railway. Thomas spent his time shunting coaches for bigger Island of Sodor, Diesel believes that diesels are better than steam engines, and he longed wanted to see "revolutionize" Sodor. He left and came back several times before becoming a permanent part of the world. After helping to rescue James railway.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the books, Diesel was merely a pompous bully, and,
after an accident, one return to Sodor, managed to redeem himself. In the series, he was dubbed a "Really Useful Engine" returned permanently, though proved as nasty as ever, and was given his own branch line, along with two coaches, Annie and Clarabel. Thomas is occasionally cheeky and overly excitable, but always intends gleefully bent on [[FantasticRacism having all steamies sent to help the Fat Controller and his many friends.

* AesopAmnesia: He suffers this a lot at the beginning of season 8. His impatience is recurrent as well as his dislike for wearing his snowplough.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting his own branch line.
scrapyard]]. He tamed a bit after a few BreakTheHaughty moments.
** This gets repeated on occasions later on (i.e., he gets conceited after his driver jokes about him going without him in "Thomas Comes
closer to Breakfast" and when he thinks that a statue is him on it in "Thomas and the Statue").
* AllLovingHero: Around season 3, he grows out of being
books' version in the BrattyHalfPint and becomes this. [[SnapBack After season 7, this snaps back,]] though he still often displays shades of this.
HiT seasons.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Initially in season 1, although this is justified since he was a cheeky, impatient AttentionWhore.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Seems to be a prominent shortcoming in later episodes.
* AttentionWhore:
AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: In the first few episodes until HIT seasons.
* ArchEnemy: Though antagonistic to almost everyone,
he was given seems to direct most of his own branch line. This became a big plot point in ''The Great Discovery''. Played for laughs in ''Flash, Bang, Wallop!''.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Annie
enmity and Clarabel may complain about rivalry towards Thomas going too fast and he may tease them incessantly, but the three absolutely adore each other, hating to be separated from each other; Thomas has even chased down other engines that have taken them.
* BerserkButton: Woe betide any engine that he sees pulling Annie and Clarabel without his consent.
-->'''Thomas:''' Those are my coaches! Give them back!
** Hector found out the hard way that you should ''never'' frighten Rosie in front of Thomas.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Though it's sometimes hidden beneath his egotism or childishness, Thomas is shown to look out for younger engines a lot, particularly Percy. This is particularly evident in later episodes, where he is more experienced so is often charged with helping newer engines out.
** BigBrotherMentor: He serves as one for the younger engines
in the newer series.
HIT seasons. His main enemy in his initial appearances was Duck.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has ArcVillain: of the most unique brow shape - triangular ones.
* BlueIsHeroic: Justified, since he's the central character.
* BrattyHalfPint: How he started out.
* BreakoutCharacter: In the original books, Thomas wasn't as heavily focused on; Awdry had plenty of other parts of Sodor to write about. However, Thomas connected
three-episode arc with the younger audience, and when the television series was launched, he was cast Duck as the main star. Expands into both protagonist: "Pop Goes the show Diesel", "Dirty Work", and the books since the release of the former led for publishers to insist for more Thomas-centric stories from the latter to tie in.
* BreakTheHaughty: In the earlier episodes when
"A Close Shave", though he was arrogant and conceited. In "Old Reliable Edward", he manages to do this on Gordon by helping Edward teach him a lesson in gratitude.
* BringIt: Claims Gordon can't go faster than him in "Old Reliable Edward". The next day, he proves it...but not quite how you'd think.
* BullyHunter: In later episodes. Hector found out the hard way not to pick on Rosie. He can also be very sharp with James and Gordon for mocking the weaker engines.
* CatchPhrase: "Cinders and ashes!" and "Bust my buffers!"
* CharacterDevelopment (Started as a BrattyHalfPint in season one. Then became a less bratty but more arrogant character in season 2. In season three, he had matured into a really cool big brother type to Percy. [[SnapBack Reset with season 8]].)
* CharacterFocus: Just how nominal a lead character Thomas is varies from season to season. In Seasons One or Thirteen, for example, he ranges from leading to key supporting character in nearly every episode, while in Seasons Three or Eighteen, he has only a marginal amount of spotlight over the other engines, with many episodes he is limited to cameos or
doesn't appear at all.
* CheerfulChild: He is
in the second-youngest engine out last one.
* AscendedExtra: He appeared in one novel
of the Steam Team.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Leans as this in later episodes. He often causes problems due to his excitable and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny easily distracted]] tendencies, however he just as often solves problems devising a rather eccentric plan, and has frequent moments of insight that prove very helpful to the other engines.
* CompositeCharacter: A subtle method of sneaking Thomas into earlier episodes adapted from
''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' was to give him and a standalone story by Christopher Awdry. In the role of show (especially in later HIT seasons), he makes regular appearances and is a generic or unadapted engine from key antagonist.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his debut episode "Pop Goes
the original story.
* CoolBigBro: The television series quickly evolved him
Diesel" where he effortlessly charms the other engines into such for many of the smaller engines, especially Percy.
* EraSpecificPersonality: A self important BrattyHalfPint under Awdry's pen, before becoming OlderAndWiser in Mitton's original stories, and
believing he's a nice guy then a well meaning CloudCuckooLander under Miller's pen. Brenner's run seems reveals his true colours in the next episode.
* TheBully: What he becomes in the new series.
* DarkMessiah: In his first episode, he comes
to Sodor preaching the diesel revolution.
** Touched on lightly again in "Blue Mountain Mystery" where after hearing of Luke's DarkAndTroubledPast, he convinces Paxton he is dangerous and must
be attempting gotten rid of.
* DevilInPlainSight
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: In "Disappearing Diesels". He settles
for [[CompositeCharacter a compromise of all efforts]] so far.
[[TheUnSmile friendly smile]] instead.
* ADogNamedDog: A diesel named Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Whistling rudely at Gordon, waking In his introductory episode, in which after smoothly flattering all the express other engines, he says the above quote to Duck about how diesels "don't need to learn" and are "revolutionary".
* FantasticRacism: To the steam engines.
* {{Flanderization}}: Diesel saw diesels as revolutionary originally, but it was not his main vendetta against the steam engines, and he was rather shrewd and manipulative in his antics. Shortly into the TV made episodes however, Diesel became a more outspoken bully and exaggeratedly racist towards steamies. The current episodes seem to be toning him back down, even if he is still a much more obnoxious heckler than initially.
* TheHeckler: Sure to be found making fun of whatever the spotlighted
engine up is doing, often triggering their insecurities.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Played with in "Diesel
and telling him to do hard work rather then rest. Of course the Ducklings". He thinks that diesels should be rough and tough, but shows his soft side towards some ducklings.
* {{Jerkass}}: The most prominent one of the show.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The newer series has played with
this was in "Diesel's Special Delivery". Christopher Awdry's stand alone novel "Thomas And The Evil Diesel" also gave him a redeeming moment helping a derailed Clarabel. It's implied in "Disappearing Diesels" that he simply doesn't know how to be nice, even if he tries.
*** Even
before he mellowed out.
* FatalFlaw:
the CGI series, there was what ended up happening in Emily & The earlier seasons focus on his impatience and arrogance getting him into trouble. The later seasons focus more on his tendency to be [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny easily distracted]].
* FreudianTrio: Originally was one with Percy and Toby. Formed one with Percy and James in ''King of the Railway''.
* FullNameUltimatum: [[spoiler:In ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', Thomas gets yelled out his full name by The Fat Controller after he thinks Thomas was endangering Ryan with the trucks full of dynamite when he was really saving him.
Special Coaches. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVjAd9DugGw See for yourself.]]
** [[spoiler:He gets yelled at by his full name again in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatRace'', right after being announced a winner of *** Since HIT's takeover over the shunting challenge along with Ashima.]]
* GreeneyedMonster: In
show, Diesel tends to get a PetTheDog moment roughly OnceASeason. His antagonism towards the older seasons, he can be initially jealous of other engines (Toby is also more petty and he will occasionally admit a begrudged respect for steamies such as Thomas.
* KarmaHoudini: Though this is [[LaserGuidedKarma soundly]] {{averted}} whenever he does something bad, the fact that he's still allowed on Sodor despite his terrible track record (and having been sent away multiple times) is probably a downplayed version of this. He is sometimes shown getting away with minor heckling as well, especially if the engine he victimizes [[KickTheSonOfABitch isn't acting saintly either]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes Diesel's heckling is directed towards haughty engines or even ones that bite first. FantasticRacism is a prominent issue among many steamies and diesels, Diesel's just one of the worst cases.
* ManipulativeBastard: Renowned for this, most infamously in his debut, he tells jokes about the big engines to the trucks, and tells them that Duck shared them with him. Once the trucks starts laughing at the other engines, they're convinced Duck had been spreading nasty jokes about them. Despite being found out and punished, he still somehow manages to smooth talk engines into trusting him (eg. convincing a lonely Percy into helping the Dieselworks in "Day Of The Diesels", or sweet talking Mavis into doing odd jobs
in "Thomas in Trouble", Duck in "The Runaway", The Quarry Engine").
* ObviouslyEvil: In the Mitton directed seasons anyway. While the books left it more imagination, the show version's demonic smile, sinister Leitmotif
and Stepney in "Thomas and Stepney") but he became good friends with each of them. This was played a lot straighter with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Stanley]] in ''The Great Discovery'', but like shady voice over from the previous three, they became friends. Repeated with even greater vigour against Ryan in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', though again he eventually repents.
* TheHero: Of
narrator leave little doubt from the whole franchise. His number 1 lampshades this.
first time he's shown that he probably isn't a NiceGuy.
* HonorBeforeReason: Usually loyal and hard working, but will sometimes abandon his work or disobey OffscreenKarma: In "A Close Shave" where the Fat Controller when he believes he must help someone else. He is often rebuked for this, though found out about his lies about Duck telling names about the Fat Controller sometimes overlooks it if it is for the better rather than "causing confusion and delay".
* IdiotHero: Occasionally.
* IAmSong: "Really Useful Engine" from the third season, which shows he's the number 1 and the best.
* IWantSong: "Streamlining" from ''The Great Race''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the earlier seasons before [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindness.]]
* JustAKid: Thomas often gets teased by bigger
other engines for his small size and big ambitions. Spencer even called sent him a "tiny toy tank engine". Ironic, given away to the fact he's actually older than most of them He does prove his worth to them from time to time, however.
* KidAppealCharacter
* LeeroyJenkins: He can be very impatient at times, especially
other railway. Averted in the newer seasons.
* MilesGloriosus: In season 2.
* MrViceGuy: Thomas is enthusiastic
"Diesel Does It Again" and altruistic, but also lacks patience and has a recurring problem [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny keeping focus on one task at a time]].
* NeverTellMeTheOdds: WordOfGod states that he's always trying to do jobs best left to bigger, stronger, faster and smarter engines.
* NiceGuy: Becomes more of a kinder engine in Season 3.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He seems to have these moments in
the later series due to his eagerness in doing jobs. In ''Calling All Engines'' where he unintentionally moved the trucks off the rails, knocking down the water tower. Also in ''The Great Discovery'' where he gives Stanley too many trucks that resulted in the trucks crashing into the newly-built Great Waterton tower.
* NoSympathy: In the earlier seasons, he can be dismissive of other engines' reasons for being late for his passenger trains (i.e., Henry in "Thomas and the Guard" and Percy in "Woolly Bear").
* OlderAndWiser: The first original stories for the show made Thomas more mature and gentle. He slowly became childish again (if not more so) in later seasons, though still occasionally acts as a competent BigBrotherMentor.
* ThePrankster: How much of one varies DependingOnTheWriter, but he is established as such from the very first episode.
* RedOniBlueOni: Ironically, Thomas is usually a Red Oni, though there are exceptions. He is usually a Blue Oni to James and Gordon. Also Decontructed with Toby, where he is still usually the Red Oni, but sometimes more relaxed as a contrast to Blue Oni Toby's dithering.
* SeriousBusiness: In the earlier seasons, he views running his branch line as this.
* SimpleMindedWisdom: Thomas isn't dumb, but he is rather scatter brained and dizzy at times. He still proves surprisingly intelligent or insightful at times though, especially if a friend is in need of it.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Hasler's UK voice for Thomas sounds more older-sounding than May's US voice, but whenever Thomas is singing, his voice becomes smoother and softer, sounding almost similar to May.
* SlowNo: He screams one in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" as he is falling into the cavern. He screams another in "A Cranky Christmas" after he screeches to a halt and watches his delivery fly through the air.
* SmallNameBigEgo: At first.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Despite the show being named after him, he became the focus or nearly every episode starting in Season 8. This toned down at the start of Season 17. Though this seems to be coming back in season 19 where he is featured in a number of
episodes centered around the other characters.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Very much the later seasons due to his impatience causing more trouble than usual (i.e., "Wonky Whistle"). This was gradually averted in Season 17.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's exceptionally petty and insecure in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', blaming others for his accidents or ignoring their warnings of danger. [[spoiler: After he tricks Ryan into taking bad coal, the sparks nearly set off a load of dynamite. Thomas manages to dump it down the cavern he fell into earlier in the film, but during the panic to get rid of it, endangers Ryan, and
where Diesel is scolded seen being reprimanded by the The Fat Controller for doing so. This finally reins him causing trouble again.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: "Diesel's Special Delivery", in which Diesel broods over not getting clapped and cheered by children as much as James does.
* PetTheDog: One episode per season, before he snaps
back in. That, and into his usual JerkAss personality.
* SmugSnake: Pulls short sighted schemes to get rid of
the danger [[KnightOfCerebus Sailor John poses.]]]]
* TookALevelInKindness: While Thomas' childish and accident prone personality returned, his nicer more altruistic qualities were kept for the most part, and he is far less arrogant and rude than he was in the stories from the original books.
* {{Troll}}: Whenever Annie and Clarabel complain about his speed in "Not So Slow Coaches", he deliberately adjusts too far in the other direction.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In his earlier stories. Later stories focused more on his altruistic qualities, though he can still be arrogant every now and then.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Percy in the earlier seasons. He has this relationship with Gordon for the most part. Also with Bertie when it comes to their racing.
steamies.
* VocalEvolution: Ben Small's voice TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for Thomas has gotten somewhat more nasal and helium pitched in later UK episodes.
** His US voices have changed a lot. In ''Thomas
example. "The Railcar and the Magic Railroad'', he had a youthful English accent and sounds like a young man, while when the show switched to CGI, his voice became higher and sounds more like a pre-teen, Coaches" also ends with him temporarily taking over Thomas' branch line after Annie and Clarabel misbehave.
* VisionaryVillain: Started off as one, with it returning every now and then.
--> '''Diesel:''' "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to
a very good American accent. When Season 19 came along, his voice gained a slight rasp, while still retaining yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"
* WorthyOpponent: He displays some begrudged respect for some of
the same high pitch.

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steamies, most often [[ArchEnemy Thomas]].

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!Edward The Blue Engine
![=BoCo=]
--> "I will do it, I will do it,"

-->Voiced by: William Hope (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

"Stop! You're making me giddy!"

--> Number: 2

D2, Originally D5705

--> Basis: Furness Railway K2 'Larger Seagull' 4-4-0

British Railways Class 28 Co-Bo

--> Built: 1895

The oldest engine
1958

A metropolitan-vickers diesel who works
on the Fat Controller's railway, and the first character developed Edward's station. Was initially referred as "The Diseasel" by the Rev. W. Awdry. Edward is a mixed-traffic engine with his own branch line. He's kind but firm, serving as a mentor for younger engines, though he is often teased about his age.

* AllLovingHero: Edward is usually infallibly kind and patient to others. The later seasons give him more arrogant moments, though these are still rare.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Initially due to him being old.
* BadassGrandpa: In "Edward The Very Useful Engine", he was the banker for ''two'' trains, one being Gordon's Express, and the other being Duck's goods train.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In "Old Reliable Edward", he finally shows an limit to his patience and gets swift revenge on Gordon for expressing his lack of gratitude.
* BigBrotherMentor: Often to the younger engines, mostly
Bill and Ben.
* BrokenAce: Later episodes Lampshade his CoolOldGuy image, giving him more insecurities about failing at a new task or losing
Ben and was the other engines' respect.
* ButtMonkey
* TheComicallySerious: Seems
subject of their tricks until Edward soon put a stop to have taken this role their games.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His last appearance was
in the CGI series due to his OddFriendship with [[CloudCuckooLander Charlie]].
* CompressedVice: Started falling victim to these so to work into later seasons' {{Aesop}} structure (most infamously his FantasticRacism towards Rocky in "Edward Strikes Out"). Later episodes seem to settle for making him self-conscious.
* CoolOldGuy: In
"Double Teething Troubles" from season 2, especially in ''Old Iron'' 5.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Bill
and ''Edward's Exploit''. Returns on odd occasions, such as "Edward The Hero".
Ben thought he was a trouble-making diesel stealing their china clay trucks until he explained he had mistakenly took them and didn't know it was theirs.
* DemotedToExtra: In seasons 4-6. Given a bit more screentime later on, at NiceGuy
* ReusedCharacterDesign: His faceplates are
the cost of his classic personality.
* FatalFlaw: The Hit seasons tried to define one for Edward, but couldn't keep a consistent grasp on him. The CGI episodes settle for making him self conscious
same as Daisy, sans eyelashes and somewhat ''[[ExtremeDoormat too]]'' good natured.
* FlatCharacter: Unlike most of the other highly flawed engines, there isn't much to Edward outside being a somewhat old and polite engine. The Hit seasons attempt to remedy this by giving him a more flawed personality, with mixed results.
* HonorBeforeReason: The CGI series reverts to his kind persona, albeit to a fault, with many of his personal dilemmas caused by having problems prioritizing helping others or doing his job. Fails to be GoodIsDumb however since most of the time [[ThisIsGonnaSuck he knows things probably won't end well]] for him as a result.
** "WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins" provides a backtrack example, revealing he let Thomas take his goods train without proper consent in "Thomas And The Trucks" and got reprimanded for it.
* ImmuneToSlapstick: One of the very few engines who never caused a humiliating accident or crash for himself in the original ''TheRailwaySeries'' inspired seasons, and when something did happen, like in "Edward's Exploit", it wasn't played for laughs. The streak was finally broken in "Edward And The Brass Band" however.
* JerkassBall: Has a tendency to grab this in since the show branched away from the books. Episodes such as "Edward Strikes Out" and "Harvey To The Rescue" are stand out examples.
* NiceGuy: The kindest engine on Sodor.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Aside from his various out-of-character portrayals in Sharon Miller's tenure as head writer, Edward has shown he still isn't above a bit of taunting and sarcasm. As proven in "Old Reliable Edward."
* OutOfCharacterAlert: He was one of the engines who laughed at Thomas' funny funnel. Thomas' responding glare to him was more angry than embarrassed with the others.
* OutOfFocus: The writers obviously don't find him very interesting.
* TheSpock
makeup.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Often with Gordon and James.

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!Henry The Green Engine
--> "I suffer dreadfully and no one cares!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK), Kevin Frank (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 3

--> Basis: London, Midland and Scottish Railway 'Black Five' 4-6-0

--> Built: 1919

A much larger mixed traffic engine, Henry started off as a poorly built engine bought by the Fat Controller when he was desperate for engines. He once infamously stranded himself in a tunnel and was bricked up, until Gordon's express failed, when he came out and showed his worth. He required special Welsh coal to steam properly until his Flying Kipper accident, where he was completely rebuilt into a much more reliable (if still occasionally neurotic) engine.

* {{Adorkable}}: In episodes involving nature or special coal.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the books, he was originally green until he got a blue coat of paint after staying in a tunnel for awhile. The reason he got his old color back is because the Rev Awdry was fed up with people confusing him with Gordon in the book illustrations, when he was painted blue.
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Super Rescue'', he saved the day when two diesels and their trains broke down, and he a failed engine also after losing his regulator. Needless to say, he redeemed himself in the steam team's (and Flying Scotsman's) eyes. Even the passengers forgot to be cross and called him an "Enterprising Engine".
* DirtyCoward: He was one in "The Sad Story of Henry" where he refused to leave the tunnel because he was afraid the rain will ruin his paint and didn't care about taking the passengers to their destination.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In early stories, he mostly played the role of another arrogant tender engine similar to Gordon and James. Later stories made him more sensitive and neurotic, while adding HiddenDepths such as his love of nature.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: At least in the earlier seasons.
* TheEeyore
* EmergencyTransformation: His rebuild in ''The Flying Kipper''.
* FatalFlaw: In early episodes, he was pompous and stubborn like the other tender engines. In later episodes, he is more insecure and prone to worry over details.
* FlawedPrototype: Originally. He was a botched attempt from an unknown company at building their own LNER A1/A3 through stolen plans. The Reverend demanded more realism in his characters, so had Henry eventually resemble a 'Black Five' in his stories. Yet despite this rebuild, he still looks like a [[SuperPrototype hybrid of LNER and LMS design, but now finally having the speed and grace of Gordon]].
* TheFinickyOne
* FreudianTrio: Originally the Ego of one with James and Gordon.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Depending on what season. Particularly ''Henry's Forest'' in Season Three.
* {{Hypochondria}}c: When not genuinely ill, he is often moaning about not being tended to. A probable reason the other engines often don't take his ill bouts seriously.
* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: Until his rebuild. Oddly played up from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' onward, when he inexplicably requires special coal again.
** ''King of the Railway'' however, makes it clear that he never needed special coal since his rebuild, though still falls into this trope due to a broken valve.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: His need for "special coal" sometimes conveys him as this.
* JadedWashout
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the original stories, where he was usually the nicer natured of the TerribleTrio than Gordon and James. In later episodes he is less conceited.
* LovableCoward
* MidSeasonUpgrade: His rebuild in ''The Flying Kipper''.
* NatureLover: Starting from "Henry's Forest".
* NervousWreck: Henry is easily the most neurotic of the Steam Team.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Often with Gordon YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite keeping Bill and James.

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!Henry The Green Engine
!Mavis
--> "I suffer dreadfully "If we use the teensiest bit of Toby's line, we can save all this bother."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh (US; Hero of the Rails - Blue Mountain Mystery)

--> Number: Fharquay Quarry 1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 04 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1962

A feisty diesel that works at the quarry. She started off as a cheeky young engine who thought she knew what was right, but matured into a kinder
and no one cares!"

more motherly engine over time.

* AscendedExtra: Only got a few stories to herself in the books.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold --> {{Nice G|uy}}irl
* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant and refused to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Until the movie, she and Daisy were the only female engines, neither of whom appeared very often.
* TeamMom: Was this occasionally with Bill and Ben, but now plays this role with most other engines.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TookALevelInKindness: The show mellowed her out significantly so she is often the prime WhiteSheep of the diesel ensemble.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Compared to her later TeamMom persona. Especially noticeable in the Japanese dub, where she has a rather high pitched and childlike voice.

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!'Arry and Bert
--> "Got you this time, Stepney. You'll make very fine scrap indeed. Buffer 'im, Bert!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK), Kevin Frank (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 3

('Arry; Bert, fourteenth - sixteenth seasons), William Hope (Bert)

--> Basis: London, Midland and Scottish Railway 'Black Five' 4-6-0

British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1919

1952/1962

Also known as the Smelter Twins, 'Arry and Bert work at the scrapyards and are bullies to all steam engines. Multiple times, they have threatened and shown desire to smelt down the steam engines for good.

* AffablyEvil: Over the years they've become less evil, but remain bullies toward the steam engines.
* {{The Bull|y}}ies: Like Diesel, they are obnoxious hecklers to the steam engines.
* CreepyTwins: Played this role in ''Stepney Gets Lost'', but have been toned down later on.
* DemotedToDragon: They often tend to work alongside Diesel in the Hit episodes.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bert has stubble, while 'Arry's clean-shaven.
* {{Jerkass}}es
* KarmaHoudini: In their earliest appearances, they actually got away with harassing the other engines and getting them into trouble. Usually subverted in later seasons, though like Diesel, they sometimes still get a free pass for petty heckling, ([[KickTheSonOfABitch especially towards an equally obnoxious engine]]).
* PermaStubble: Bert.
* SingleMindedTwins
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!Diesel 10
--> I can whatever I want! I'll get him too! With Pinchy!

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''), Matt Wilkinson

--> Basis: British Railways Class 42 'Warship'

The major antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
A much larger mixed traffic engine, Henry started off large warship diesel with a mechanical claw on his roof, he was out to destroy Lady and Mr. Conductor, but was defeated thanks to Thomas. He has returned several times in the show's run as a poorly built engine bought by permanent part of the railway.

* AffablyEvil: By the time of ''Day of the Diesels''.
* BigBad
* BrooklynRage: In TheMovie, an odd contrast to his smooth EvilBrit voice in later appearances.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real locomotive type, his claw is purely a fantasy creation with little to no practical use.
* CheatedAngle: In the model series, his nose is tilted more towards his left eye. This was averted when the CGI series came.
* DevilInPlainSight: The steam engines all can tell he's clearly evil, but
the Fat Controller when keeps him around.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Not a death per se, but his demise is brought around by falling off a viaduct.
* ADogNamedDog: He's a diesel who's name is Diesel, but
he was desperate for engines. He once infamously stranded has a number to distinguish himself in a tunnel and was bricked up, until Gordon's express failed, when he came out and showed his worth. He required special Welsh coal to steam properly until his Flying Kipper accident, where he was completely rebuilt into a much more reliable (if still occasionally neurotic) engine.

* {{Adorkable}}: In episodes involving nature or special coal.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the books, he was originally green until he got a blue coat of paint after staying in a tunnel for awhile. The reason he got his old color back is because the Rev Awdry was fed up with people confusing him with Gordon in the book illustrations, when he was painted blue.
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Super Rescue'', he saved the day when two diesels and their trains broke down, and he a failed engine also after losing his regulator. Needless to say, he redeemed himself in the steam team's (and Flying Scotsman's) eyes. Even the passengers forgot to be cross and called him an "Enterprising Engine".
* DirtyCoward: He was one in "The Sad Story of Henry" where he refused to leave the tunnel because he was afraid the rain will ruin his paint and didn't care about taking the passengers to their destination.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In early stories, he mostly played the role of another arrogant tender engine similar to Gordon and James. Later stories made him more sensitive and neurotic, while adding HiddenDepths such as his love of nature.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: At least in the earlier seasons.
* TheEeyore
* EmergencyTransformation: His rebuild in ''The Flying Kipper''.
* FatalFlaw: In early episodes, he was pompous and stubborn like the other tender engines. In later episodes, he is more insecure and prone to worry over details.
* FlawedPrototype: Originally. He was a botched attempt
from an unknown company at building their own LNER A1/A3 through stolen plans. The Reverend demanded more realism in his characters, so had Henry eventually resemble a 'Black Five' in his stories. Yet despite this rebuild, he still looks like a [[SuperPrototype hybrid of LNER and LMS design, but now finally having the speed and grace of Gordon]].''other'' Diesel.
* TheFinickyOne
EstablishingCharacterMoment: In TheMovie, he roars through as station, kicking up dust shouting "Get outta my way! I have unfinished business here and I wanna finish it FAST!" He also leaves ''[[TheBigGuy Gordon]]'', of all engines, shaking in fear.
* FreudianTrio: EvilBrit: In the US dub of the television series, due to keeping his voice from the UK series.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz: Dumping sneezing powder all over Tidmouth Sheds Yards has got to be this.
* GambitRoulette: His plans in Day of The Diesels rely on circumstance he could have hardly picked out.
* ICallItVera: He calls his claw "Pinchy".
* LargeAndInCharge: He is the self elected head of the diesels by Day of the Diesels, and he's a warship diesel.
* LargeHam: In both TheMovie and Season 17.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheNicknamer: He calls Splatter and Dodge collectively "Splodge", because he "ain't got time to say both names". He calls his claw "Pinchy", Thomas "Puffball", Toby "Teapot", the rest of the steam engines "Tin Kettle", and Mr. Conductor and Sidney "Twinkle Toes".
* ObviouslyEvil: He has a menacing claw on his roof.
* SilenceYouFool: When his entourage are bickering in Day of the Diesels, he shouts them quiet. Also prominent in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Compared to the actual series, where most of the bad guys were easily controlled by the Fat Controller, Diesel 10 in TheMovie with his plans of destroying all steam engines is much more dangerous. Dialed back in later televised appearances, where he's more just a trouble making bully.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Essentially the motivation for his actions in the CGI Series, he just wants the diesels to receive more attention since they always appear to be neglected, and he seems to apologize if he's made a mistake (i.e. giving the Steam Engines their own decorations since he ruined theirs thinking that the Dieselworks wouldn't have any decorations).

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!Paxton
--> "Hi, Stephen. Thomas lost his puff and I'm trying to find it and...well, I thought that might be...the lost puff...up there..."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

A soft-natured, if somewhat ditzy diesel who works with the Narrow Gauge engines in Blue Mountain Quarry. Friendly towards steamies, but tends to hang with a bad crowd.

* AscendedExtra: Started as a MerchandiseDriven extra. Following "Blue Mountain Mystery" he's a recurring supporting character and has even been granted his own limelight episodes.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Even worse than Thomas. Look at that duck!
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', [[spoiler:just as Diesel rats out Luke to the Fat Controller, Paxton arrives with Victor, who clears up everything.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earliest appearances, Paxton was a background associate of the other diesels and often joined in heckling or tormenting other engines. "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward, his meek kindly persona is established.
* CloudCuckooLander: Usually spacey, though he has occasional moments of clarity. He tries to warn Gordon to have his leaking boiler checked in "Gordon Runs Dry" for example.
* ExtremeDoormat: Though he will often ultimately draw the line when pushed into callous acts.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: To Diesel in "Blue Mountain Mystery". Also to Diesel 10 in "The Missing Christmas Decorations".
* NiceGuy: "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Hangs around with other more antagonistic diesels. [[ADogNamedDog Diesel]] in particular has been shown able to manipulate him into doing immoral deeds.
** Ends up playing this himself in "The Lost Puff" when he convinces Thomas to play on the damaged tracks. He is horrified when it causes an accident however.
* WindmillCrusader: Seems to be a recurring pivot in his limelight episodes, ComicallyMissingThePoint in some way or other and going on a wild goose chase, be it for "lost puffs" or disappearing diesels.


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!The Diesel (D261)

-->"Not bad. I've seen worse. At least you're all clean."

--> Number: D261/D4701 (Book only)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 40 1Co-Co1

--> Built: 1958/1962

A diesel who was sent to Sodor to help the engines, but insults them by saying they were out of date. He gets his comeuppance as he breaks down by an inspector's bowler hat. The Diesel crept away and leaves behind "a rather nasty smell and a battered bowler hat".

* ADogNamedDog: Yet another diesel who has Diesel for a name. Unlike both of the previous diesels sharing his name, however, this one does have D261 as a distinct alternate name.
* FantasticRacism
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Breaks down due to the inspector's bowler hat.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the engines, calling them out of date, which enraged them.
* SmugSnake: In ''Bowled Out'', his first words are "[[FantasticRacism Not bad. At least you're all clean.]]"

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!Dennis

-->"...I'm a really lazy engine..."

--> Number: 11001

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1949

A diesel who is lazy. He takes advantage of Thomas by letting him do his work for him, but after he reversed into a ditch, he learns his lesson, and with the help of Thomas, he gets his work done, and promises to be a Really Useful Engine. He has a twin named Norman.

* LazyBum
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Norman. Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. Meanwhile, Dennis works fine but is incredibly lazy. Dennis also has two eyebrows, while Norman has only one.
* PutOnABus: He has not been in an episode since season 9, but is mentioned to be Norman's twin.
* TheSlacker
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Does this to Thomas who is having a day off.


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!Norman

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001

An orange-red Diesel and is Dennis's twin.

* BigOlUnibrow: Norman.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Dennis. Unlike Dennis who works fine, but is very lazy, Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. While Dennis has two eyebrows, Norman has only one.

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!Sidney

-->"What about me? I'm a decoration!"

-->Voiced by: Bob Golding

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

* ButtMonkey: He spent two years on a hoist before getting new wheels.
* ForgetfulJones: Sidney's known for being forgetful, even forgetting how long he's gone without his wheels.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Much like Paxton, he seems pretty docile and somewhat simple, despite hanging around with the other more antagonistic diesels.
* PutOnABus: He hasn't been seen in any episodes between "Day of the Diesels" and "The Missing Christmas Decorations", spending two whole years unable to move because he lacked wheels.

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!Duck The Great Western Engine
--> "There are two ways of doing things: the Great Western Way, or the wrong way."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Number: 8,
Originally 5741

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 57xx 0-6-0PT

--> Built: 1929

An ex-Great Western Railway tank engine, Duck came to Sodor to help out Percy at
the Ego Big Station. He demands order and discipline, and doesn't let bigger engines bully him. He eventually gets a branch line of one his own, shared with James and Gordon.
Oliver.

* FriendToAllLivingThings: Depending on what season. Particularly ''Henry's Forest'' in Season Three.
* {{Hypochondria}}c: When not genuinely ill, he is often moaning about not being tended to. A probable reason
AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He gets this from the other engines often don't take in the earlier episodes, though he really brought it on himself with his ill bouts seriously.
* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: Until his rebuild. Oddly played up from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' onward, when he inexplicably requires special coal again.
** ''King
constant harping on about the inherent superiority of the Railway'' however, makes it clear that he never needed special coal since his rebuild, though still falls into this trope due to a broken valve.
Great Western Railway above all others.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: His need for "special coal" BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles, which is sometimes conveys him as this.
* JadedWashout
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In
used for Gordon (especially in seasons 4 and 5). As for the original stories, Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where he was usually prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.
* BerserkButton: As Donald found out, he doesn't like it when he's told that he quacks like a duck as far as [[MotorMouth talking too much goes.]]
** Do NOT insult or belittle
the nicer natured Great Western Railway. ''Just don't''. Even Gordon finds this out the hard way when arguing over what London's big station is called:
-->"Stupid yourself. London's Paddington! '''Paddington!''' Do you hear!?"
* BigBrotherWorship: Though not engines
of the TerribleTrio same class, he idolizes City Of Truro.
* BigDamnHeroes: His crew and he, prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.
* BigShutUp: Says this to the trucks who were teasing Diesel in "Dirty Work" and then says this to Gordon, James, and Henry who were teasing Edward at the big station in "Edward's Exploit".
* BreakTheHaughty: What Diesel pulls on him.
* BullyHunter: He doesn't stand for any nonsense from the bullying engines as, for example, he stood up for Percy against the trio of Gordon, James, and Henry when he first arrived on Sodor.
* TheBusCameBack: Disappeared after season 7, with only a few brief appearances in season 12, but now is back and co-starred a season 17 episode. He now makes frequent appearances again.
* CatchPhrase: "Beg pardon, Sir..."
** "There are two ways of doing things. The Great Western way or the wrong way."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Suffered from this starting from the 8th season onward. This was almost reversed, as he reappeared in the 12th season, only to disappear again until the 17th season.
** DemotedToExtra: Before he disappeared altogether, from when the show started deviating from the books. His last starring role prior to "The Thomas Way" was Season 4's "Fish".
* CulturalPosturing: He's fond of claiming that there are two ways of doing things, "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Railway Great Western]] way or the wrong way". Fortunately, he got over it quite quickly.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Inverted. He insists on being called Duck rather
than Gordon his real name, Montague.
* {{Flanderization}}: Not an overwhelming case, but he does talk about his Great Western pride ''a lot'' more often in the CGI episodes.
* HumiliationConga: As if the trucks forcing him to crash into a barber shop wasn't enough, the angry owner decided to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment shave
and James. In later episodes lather him]]! The Fat Controller ensures this is rectified however and [[EarnYourHappyEnding Duck is praised for his hardship]].
* KarmicTrickster: Has a fondness for playing tricks on engines
he is less finds conceited.
* LovableCoward
MotorMouth: The whole plotline of "Donald's Duck" kicked off after Donald told him to zip it.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: NiceGuy: Despite his moments of boastfulness of being Great Western, he is a mild-mannered and respectable engine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being one of the most sensible engines on the line, he has his shortcomings. One example comes from "The Thomas Way" where he has caused an accident and earned a scolding from the Fat Controller (albeit pivoted partially by Thomas' misbehavior).
* OffModel:
His rebuild CGI render is larger than his basis, to the point where his footplate clips through Knapford Station's platforms.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His given name is 'Montague,' but most call him 'Duck,' after his tendency to waddle on the rails. Henry, Gordon, and James have quacked at him in the past.
* TheProtagonist: of the three episode arc "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave."
* TheReliableOne: For all his bragging about being Great Western, it's noted that he makes the railway run like clockwork.
* RightlySelfRighteous: Duck boasts about his Great Western heritage, much to the annoyance of the rude and arrogant engines like Gordon, Henry, and James. However, as Duck puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints. Deconstructed in "The Thomas Way" when his stubbornness causes an accident and he has to compromise with Thomas.
* RightWayWrongWayPair: According to him, there's The Great Western Way and the wrong way. This was the main focus
in ''The Flying Kipper''.
Thomas Way'' where [[TakeTheThirdOption he took on Thomas' option, now claiming there are three ways of doing things]], but the Great Western Way is usually the best.
* NatureLover: Starting ShesAManInJapan: In the Greek dub, Duck is female and named "Jackie".
* SixthRanger: After he took over as Tidmouth's station pilot. He became more of a supporting character once he got his own branch line.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is very proud of his Great Western heritage, and ''very'' vocal about it, especially in the CGI seasons.
-->'''Duck:''' I'm a great Western and...
-->'''Other Engines:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Don't we know it!]]
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: His voice in the CGI series.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Earlier in the series, he had this with Gordon, Henry, and James.
* YouShallNotPass: In "A Close Shave", he holds back twenty runaway cars
from "Henry's Forest".
* NervousWreck: Henry is easily
crashing into a passenger train.

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!Donald and Douglas,
the most neurotic Scottish Twins
--> "There's merre comin' should yer misbehave" - Donald
--> "Don't mention scrap! It makes mah wheerls wobble!" - Douglas

--> Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 9 (Donald originally 57646) & 10 (Douglas originally 57647)
--> Built: 1909

A pair
of mixed-good twins, Donald and Douglas came from Scotland when the Steam Team.Fat Controller needed a goods engine. He planned to send one of them away, but after they proved how useful a team they make, he decided to keep both.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, they were painted blue after arriving at Sodor. With three blue engines already, the TV producers wisely decided to keep their more distinctive black paint.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Fat Controller only purchased engine #57646; as the twins arrived without numbers, he never knew which engine carried it. According to the Railway Series, [[spoiler:It was Donald. Douglas was 57647, and if Donald had left him behind, he would've been scrapped.]] It was hinted at in several stories in the books though.
* BrotherChuck
* BullyHunter: Donald as the Spiteful Brake Van learns.
* FeudEpisode: In "Twin Trouble" and "Love Me Tender".
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers. Douglas has a slightly deeper toned whistle.
* LongBusTrip: They were absent for several years after the show was animated in full CGI, though they finally returned to the series in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''.



* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Staying in a tunnel to avoid the rain spoiling his paint. He lampshades this in "Percy Takes the Plunge":
-->'''Henry''': "No one will ever let me forget the time I wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint."
* NoSympathy: In regards to his illness where the other engines (most evident with Thomas chewing him out for making him late and James berating him for not working hard enough). As soon he was better, he soon got the last laugh at the others. On later occasions, when he was sick, the engines now showed him genuine concern.
** Repeated in "What's The Matter With Henry" when Henry feels ill again, the other engines (par Emily) scoff at this and even give him their own work load as a prank. They are remorseful when he breaks down as a result, explaining they thought [[{{Hypochondria}} he was just being melodramatic again]].
** He dishes this to Thomas in "Something in the Air" after he explains that his lateness was due to some fish falling into his boiler and the high tide was damaging the rails. Henry apologizes to him for this in the end, however.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Gordon and James' manly men.
* TheRival: Had a few bouts with Percy in the first few seasons, somewhat mirroring Gordon's rivalry with Thomas.
* TookALevelInDumbass: He has a number of moments of being unintelligent at the start of season 8, "Henry's Magic Box" being a common example.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starting at season 8, Henry was softened, becoming far less pompous and rude. In "Blue Mountain Mystery" he looks back at his arrogant behavior with utter disdain.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Gordon and James.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Had a phobia of water initially.

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!Gordon The Big Engine
--> "Oh, the indiginity!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK), Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 4

--> Basis: London and North Eastern Railway A1/A3 4-6-2

--> Built: 1922

A big, powerful express engine whose main job is to pull the railway's express. He thinks very highly of himself and is quick to criticize others, though his delusions of grandeur are often what land him into trouble.

* AloofAlly
* BadassBaritone: Has a deep whistle and typically a deep voice. He's also the largest and strongest of the main characters.
* BerserkButton: Please don't make Gordon pull trucks. He'll stall himself or crash.
* TheBigGuy: The largest of the main characters.
* BigOlEyebrows
* BreakTheHaughty: What happens in every episode centered on him. Also, he's not immune to dishing it out to other engines as well; he gets sweet revenge on Thomas in the very first episode for example.
* BritishStuffiness: Particularly in the UK version.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh, the indignity!" "I'm the fastest/strongest and the best and I pull the Express!" "Express Coming Through!". In the earlier seasons, he used to say "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"
* TheComicallySerious
* DudeWheresMyRespect: So much that Season 8's ''Respect for Gordon'' is based entirely around this.
* FatalFlaw: Mostly his pompousness which gets him into trouble.
* FireForgedFriends: With Thomas in "Down The Mine". Later referenced in "Paint Pots & Queens".
* FreudianTrio (with James and Henry): Superego.
* GrumpyBear: Lampshaded by James in "A Better View for Gordon".
* HumblePie: Despite his prideful nature, Gordon often displays huge bouts of humility and is understanding to engines who end up the same.
* HairTriggerTemper: It's not hard to get him angry.
* IAmGreatSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvIL4fBsQ2I Ode to Gordon]]"
** Much later, he received "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwASB_Gclc The Shooting Star is Coming Through!]]", which he sings himself. [[TheDayTheMusicLied Unfortunately...]]
* InsultedAwake: By both Thomas and Henry.
* JerkJock: In a sense. He's the biggest of the engines and is the best at pulling the express, but is arrogant and sometimes can be a bully to other engines, particularly the small ones.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite being pompous and often looking down on the other engines, Gordon will always put aside his pride and prove that he can be a kind and helpful engine.
* LargeAndInCharge: Definately believes in this.
* LargeHam: He's easily the biggest and fastest out of the Steam Team; he also brags about his importance quite a lot and his whistle is the deepest.
* NoRespectGuy: At times. The key plot point of "Respect For Gordon".
* OutOfCharacterMoment: This gem from Season 16's "Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor":
-->'''Thomas''': "What are you doing here, Gordon? You're supposed to be on the main line!"\\
'''Gordon''': "[[SkewedPriorities I thought I'd take the pretty track]]."
* PerpetualFrowner: Most of the times due to thinking highly of himself or when he looks down on the other engines. Their tendency to tease him doesn't help at all.
* PutOnABus: Once he was complete, his brothers were then built. But the LNER directors had no further plans for him, other than to endlessly tinker with him in the works. He'd never be let out to pull trains again. Sir Nigel Gresley felt sorry for him (how could you not?), and sold him off to the Fat Controller with a discount.
* RedBaron: Averted. He changes his name to "The Shooting Star" in ''The Great Race'', but most people end up calling him Gordon anyway. [[spoiler: He ended up giving up the name at the end of the Great Railway Show.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man, along with James, to Henry's Sensitive Guy.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SuperMode: He gets streamlined for the Great Railway Show, to increase his speed even further for the Great Race. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he leaves the Steamworks before being inspected, resulting in his safety valve not being assembled properly, which in turn causes his boiler to take heavy damage.]]
* SuperPrototype: Just like Henry, he had a rebuild at Crewe. To which his brother, Flying Scotsman, remarked he had changed a lot. Gordon admitted they didn't do "a proper Doncaster job", but was pleased his new powerful shape still got the job done.
* TheRival: To Thomas in season 1 (with occasional FriendlyRival moments in later seasons). To Spencer from season 7 onward.
* {{Tsundere}}: The harsh type.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Named after a rude boy that lived on Wilbert Audrey's street in his childhood.
* UngratefulBastard: He has a few moments of using this trope, although in other episodes, he does show gratitude in spite of his pompousness.
** In "Edward and Gordon", Edward helps him up the hill after the trucks held him back. He didn't thank him.
** In "You Can Do It, Toby!", Toby helps him push the Express train up the hill. He neither thanked him nor did he apologize for insulting him earlier on.
** Edward finally complains about him being this in "Old Reliable Edward", and with Thomas' help, gets Gordon to show some respect.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In episodes centered around him.
* UpperClassTwit: In the later seasons, due to the {{Flanderization}} of his ego.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With a lot of engines, but the most common ones are with Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, and Percy.

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!James The Red Engine
--> "I'm a really splendid engine."

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US), Keith Wickham (UK), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Creator/SusanRoman (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 5

--> Basis: Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 28 2-6-0

--> Built: 1912/13

A mixed traffic engine, James was riddled with issues when he first arrived, but later proved to be Really Useful by pulling the Express when Gordon failed. James can be called upon to perform virtually any duty, though he prefers coaches. Like Gordon's ego, James's vanity and admiration for his red paintwork often gets him in trouble.

* AesopAmnesia: Almost ''all'' of his spotlight episodes revolve around his vanity in some way. No matter how often he's humbled, he's back the next episode, pompous as ever.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: In the final climax of ''Tale of the Brave'', [[spoiler:he goes through the clay pit cliffs, calling out for the monster. The moment he sees it (it's actually a dinosaur skeleton) he goes into a panic and runs the other way, screaming and whistling like crazy.]]
* AttentionWhore
* BeeAfraid: He gets attacked by a swarm of bees in Season 3's ''Buzz, Buzz''.
* BerserkButton: Never, ever remind James of the time with the bootlace, or any other of his accidents. Also don't threaten to paint him blue.
* BigOlEyebrows
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens to him in any episode involving him trying to be important.
* ButtMonkey: Though he brings it on himself most of the time.
* {{Camp}}: Has shades of this. Not helped by how some voiceovers such as Alec Baldwin and Kerry Shale portrayed him.
* TheChewToy
* TheDandy: He loves his red paint.
* {{Determinator}}: So much, he actually has a variant of his original {{Leitmotif}} for such instances.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: James seems to have gradually become more mischievous and cheerful than curmudgeonly Henry and Gordon as the show branched from the books.
* EraSpecificPersonality: In his first book (and the episodes that adapted it) James was more like a troubled, temperamental, but well meaning character. After that, he quickly became a SmallNameBigEgo. Miller's era toned James down into a MrViceGuy, being vain but otherwise friendly and rational. Afterwards Brenner's era turned James into a sly, obnoxious prankster.
* FatalFlaw: His vanity.
* [[FieryRedHead Fiery Red Engine]]
* {{Foil}}: To Edward. Both are the same size, but while Edward is kind, James is vain.
* FreudianTrio: Id to Henry and Gordon.
* GlorySeeker
* HairTriggerTemper: In many occasions, he can get angry easily when things don't really go his way or when the other engines insult him. It doesn't help that his color is red, which symbolizes anger.
* IAmGreatSong: His early season {{Leitmotif}} is later extended to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLXU0E5WyRo a song]] about him.
* JackOfAllStats: As a mixed-traffic engine, James can pull either coaches or trucks.
* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best. Though this can be DependingOnTheWriter, James has quite a noticeable softer side.
* MilesGloriosus: Especially when claiming he's just push a tree aside only to get shocked when a tree actually appeared in front of the track
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe. The bootlace incident.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Calling him scared will make him do ''anything'' to prove otherwise.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: James' whistle is positioned above his cab, instead of in front of his cab.
* OffModel: His CGI render is far taller than his model.
* ThePrankster: Andrew Brenner tends to write him as this (both his televised episodes and magazine stories revolve around him playing tricks on the other engines).
* RedOnesGoFaster: What he [[MilesGloriosus claims]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Both figuratively and literally, to almost every engine, usually Edward or Toby, and even the more conservative Gordon early on.
* TheRival: Had one with Gordon early on. When he shares an episode with Percy or Thomas, there are usually rivalries between them too.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man, along with Gordon, to Henry's Sensitive Guy.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Gordon is arguably this to him. James became a lot more vain and pompous after "James and the Express".
* {{Troll}}: Under Andrew Brenner's pen, at least.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In episodes centered around him.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With many engines, but especially Percy and Toby.
* VocalEvolution: Keith Wickham emphasizes James' cockney accent a lot more in the later UK episodes.

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!Percy The Small Engine
--> "Yes sir, thank you, sir."

-->Voiced by: Christopher Ragland (US), Nigel Pilkington (UK), Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season and ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''), Martin Sherman (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Linda Ballantyne (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 6

--> Basis: Unknown, but is said to be a combination of a few industrial types. 0-4-0ST

--> Built: c.1900

A small, cheeky green engine purchased by the Fat Controller while Gordon, James and Henry were on strike. [[ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma Nobody knows where he really came from or who built him.]] Percy currently works on Thomas's branch line. Considered a junior member of the Steam Team, Percy enjoys being given important jobs and is earnest and sincere, if also somewhat naive.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Boasts about his bravery with the rain in "Percy Takes the Plunge"
* AesopAmnesia: Despite learning about being brave in "Tale of the Brave", he goes back being scared in "Henry in the Dark".
* ADayInTheLimelight: You'd think one of the 8 main characters wouldn't invoke this trope, but he's the main focus of ''Day of the Diesels'' and ''Tale of the Brave'', even pushing out the other members of the SpotlightStealingSquad.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He's quite subject to the engines' teasing in several episodes due to his naivety.
* BigDamnHeroes: Gets a moment in ''Tale of the Brave'', when he [[spoiler:saves James from a rockslide]].
* BrattyHalfPint: Similar to Thomas, he was often shown teasing the other engines in his earliest appearances.
* BreakTheCutie: ''Day of the Diesels'', full stop.
* BullyHunter: Usually the pivot for this, but occasionally stands up for other engines himself too. He gets quite indignant when Gordon or James mock Edward for example.
* ButtMonkey: He has the ''most'' accidents out of any other train in the series...and just about all of them involve getting covered in something sticky.
** Lampshaded and Deconstructed in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* CartoonCreature: While most other characters are based on real locomotive classes, Percy is a heavily hybridized mix of several other steam engine designs.
* CheerfulChild: He is the youngest engine of the Steam Team.
* {{Determinator}}: ''Percy's Promise''.
* TheDitz: Lampshaded by James in "A Better View for Gordon":
-->'''Percy''': I can't see anything. The sky is empty.\\
'''James''': Like your smokebox, Percy!
* FatalFlaw: In early episodes, he was impudent and arrogant like Thomas. In later seasons, he's usually naive.
* FreudianTrio: Originally was one with Thomas and Toby.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Becomes such by the end of "Percy's New Friends", to the point animals are clinging to his bufferbeam in masses.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Thomas.
* IdiotBall: Ignoring what happened in Sharon Miller's tenure, he tries so hard to forget about Gator in "Missing Gator" that he does some ''extremely'' brainless things towards the end, right down to saying he needs to keep busy so he won't think about anything. ANYTHING.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Toby, and later Stephen.
* JustAKid: Similar to Thomas, he often gets picked on by the bigger engines for being small.
* KidAppealCharacter
* TheKlutz: Has a lengthy number of accidents. He also often has similar idiotic moments as Thomas in modern episodes.
* TheLancer
* NiceGuy: Generally upbeat and friendly when not being cheeky.
* ThePigPen: He has managed to get covered in lime, chocolate, fruit pulp (twice!), mud, treacle and dirt (too many times to count.)
* PointyHairedBoss: Was temporarily in charge in "The Green Controller", but got things mixed up.
* ThePrankster: Loves tricking the big engines, especially in "Percy and the Signal".
* SimpleMindedWisdom: Similar to Thomas, Percy can be rather insightful despite his occasional cluelessness.
* SixthRanger: In season 1, even in a literal account since his number is 6.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Especially in seasons 3, 5 and 6.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Following Hit's takeover, Percy's childlike attitude was exaggerated heavily. Seems to be getting downplayed as of recently however (or at least isn't much worse than the other engines).
* UnwittingPawn: To the diesels in ''Day of the Diesels'' who wanted to befriend him while Thomas was ignoring him, only for them to take over the Steamworks.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Thomas in the earlier seasons. Also with Harold. For the other engines, it's usually Gordon and James.
* YesMan

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!Toby The Tram Engine
--> "This gentleman is a gentleman who knows how to speak to engines."

-->Voiced by: William Hope (US), Rob Rackstraw (UK), Ben Small (UK; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Colm Feore (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 7

--> Basis: London and North Eastern Railway J70 0-6-0T

--> Built: 1914

An elderly tram engine, Toby is unusual as his body's made of wood and he barely resembles a typical steam engine. He once worked on his own railway with his faithful coach Henrietta, until the line was closed down. Thankfully, the Fat Controller, who had visited the railway, brought him to his railway. Since then, Toby's old branch line has seemingly been reopened, where he is often seen working. Toby is wise and experienced, if somewhat easily unnerved.

* {{Adorkable}}: As the show branched away from the books, Toby gained a more flawed, meeker side to his personality. This was taken UpToEleven during the Hit Entertainment seasons, and though it's been downplayed since Season 17, it's still present.
* BadassGrandpa: Pushing the express up Gordon's Hill in "You Can Do It, Toby!", which even impressed Gordon. He is also portrayed as being rather competent during his turn as rescue engine in "James To The Rescue".
** In "Toby Feels Left Out", he works himself into such a panic trying to impress Sir Topham that he ends up doing nearly ''all eight'' engines' workload.
* BerserkButton: In his first appearance, he was quite offended when he was called "electric" by The Fat Controller's two grandchildren.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Mavis and sometimes to Percy.
* BigOlEyebrows
* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra
* TheDitherer: Has a tendency for this in later episodes, shying from daunting tasks and prone to panicking under pressure. A partial reason no one trusts him around Knapford Junction in "Signals Crossed", though in that case he is proven correct.
* TheEeyore: In the later Hit seasons. He has occasional somber moments early on, but is usually more positive. Reversed as of Season 17.
* FatalFlaw: The later seasons try to give him the vice of timidness and low self esteem.
* {{Flanderization}}: His meekness started off a subtle extra depth in the Mitton seasons, before he became increasingly superstitious and fearful of everything in the Hit seasons, to the point his intellect became an InformedAttribute. The Brenner episodes seem to be toning the trait back down.
* FreudianTrio: Originally was one with Thomas and Percy.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Shows up at times. He loves birds for example.
* ImmuneToSlapstick: Like Edward, Toby didn't cause a lot of accidents for himself originally (his first appearance even notes he hasn't suffered one in years), though he became more clumsy later on.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Mostly with Percy and Thomas.
* LovableCoward: Season 8-16 episodes make him rather fearful and insecure about his older build, leading to a [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre self esteem]] Aesop.
** A minor, but understandable case in ''Signals Crossed'', where he's shown to be very cautious and nervous around Knapford junction due to how busy it is and how confused he is over the signal gantries. Once Thomas clears up which signals correspond to his tracks, he gets over it.

to:

* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Staying in a tunnel to avoid the rain spoiling his paint. He lampshades this in "Percy Takes the Plunge":
-->'''Henry''': "No one will ever let me forget the time I wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint."
NobleFugitive
* NoSympathy: In regards to his illness where the other engines (most evident with Thomas chewing him out for making him late and James berating him for not working hard enough). As soon he was better, he soon got the last laugh at the others. On later occasions, when he was sick, the engines now showed him genuine concern.
** Repeated in "What's The Matter With Henry" when Henry feels ill again, the other engines (par Emily) scoff at this and
UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Their leitmotif even give him their own work load as a prank. They are remorseful when he breaks down as a result, explaining they thought [[{{Hypochondria}} he was just being melodramatic again]].
** He dishes this to Thomas in "Something
has bagpipes in the Air" after he explains that his lateness was due to some fish falling into his boiler and background.
* SiblingRivalry: They develop this kind of relationship in "Love Me Tender". For all their arguing, they would always get back together again.
* SingleMindedTwins: They have individual roles at times, but mostly retain
the high tide was damaging the rails. Henry apologizes to him for same personality.
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Douglas has
this in the end, however.
original Japanese dub.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy {{Trigger}}: Do ''not'' like to Gordon and James' manly men.
* TheRival: Had a few bouts with Percy in the first few seasons, somewhat mirroring Gordon's rivalry with Thomas.
* TookALevelInDumbass: He has a number of moments of being unintelligent at the start of season 8, "Henry's Magic Box" being a common example.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starting at season 8, Henry was softened, becoming far less pompous and rude. In "Blue Mountain Mystery" he looks back at his arrogant behavior with utter disdain.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Gordon and James.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Had a phobia of water initially.

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!Gordon The Big Engine
--> "Oh, the indiginity!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK), Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 4

--> Basis: London and North Eastern Railway A1/A3 4-6-2

--> Built: 1922

A big, powerful express engine whose main job is to pull the railway's express. He thinks very highly of himself and is quick to criticize others, though his delusions of grandeur are often what land him into trouble.

* AloofAlly
* BadassBaritone: Has a deep whistle and typically a deep voice. He's also the largest and strongest of the main characters.
* BerserkButton: Please don't make Gordon pull trucks. He'll stall himself or crash.
* TheBigGuy: The largest of the main characters.
* BigOlEyebrows
* BreakTheHaughty: What happens in every episode centered on him. Also, he's not immune to dishing it out to other engines as well; he gets sweet revenge on Thomas in the very first episode for example.
* BritishStuffiness: Particularly in the UK version.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh, the indignity!" "I'm the fastest/strongest and the best and I pull the Express!" "Express Coming Through!". In the earlier seasons, he used to say "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"
* TheComicallySerious
* DudeWheresMyRespect: So much that Season 8's ''Respect for Gordon'' is based entirely around this.
* FatalFlaw: Mostly his pompousness which gets him into trouble.
* FireForgedFriends: With Thomas in "Down The Mine". Later referenced in "Paint Pots & Queens".
* FreudianTrio (with James and Henry): Superego.
* GrumpyBear: Lampshaded by James in "A Better View for Gordon".
* HumblePie: Despite his prideful nature, Gordon often displays huge bouts of humility and is understanding to engines who end up the same.
* HairTriggerTemper: It's not hard to get him angry.
talk about scrapping.
* IAmGreatSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvIL4fBsQ2I Ode to Gordon]]"
** Much later, he received "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwASB_Gclc The Shooting Star is Coming Through!]]", which he sings himself. [[TheDayTheMusicLied Unfortunately...]]
* InsultedAwake: By both Thomas and Henry.
* JerkJock: In a sense. He's the biggest of the engines and is the best at pulling the express, but is arrogant and sometimes can be a bully to other engines, particularly the small ones.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite being pompous and often looking down on the other engines, Gordon will always put aside his pride and prove
TricksterTwins: Notice that he can be a kind and helpful engine.
* LargeAndInCharge: Definately believes in this.
* LargeHam: He's easily
they are almost the biggest and fastest out of the Steam Team; he also brags about his importance quite a lot and his whistle is the deepest.
* NoRespectGuy: At times. The key plot point of "Respect For Gordon".
* OutOfCharacterMoment: This gem from Season 16's "Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor":
-->'''Thomas''': "What are you doing here, Gordon? You're supposed to be on the main line!"\\
'''Gordon''': "[[SkewedPriorities I thought I'd take the pretty track]]."
* PerpetualFrowner: Most of the times due to thinking highly of himself or when he looks down on the other engines. Their tendency to tease him doesn't help at all.
* PutOnABus: Once he was complete, his brothers were then built. But the LNER directors had no further plans for him, other than to endlessly tinker with him in the works. He'd never be let out to pull trains again. Sir Nigel Gresley felt sorry for him (how could you not?), and sold him off to the Fat Controller with a discount.
* RedBaron: Averted. He changes his
only characters labeled by name to "The Shooting Star" in ''The Great Race'', but most people end up calling him Gordon anyway. [[spoiler: He ended up giving up the name at the end of the Great Railway Show.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man, along with James, to Henry's Sensitive Guy.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SuperMode: He gets streamlined for the Great Railway Show, to increase his speed even further for the Great Race. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he leaves the Steamworks before being inspected, resulting in his safety valve not being assembled properly, which in turn causes his boiler to take heavy damage.]]
* SuperPrototype: Just like Henry, he had a rebuild at Crewe. To which his brother, Flying Scotsman, remarked he had changed a lot. Gordon admitted they didn't do "a proper Doncaster job", but was pleased his new powerful shape still got the job done.
* TheRival: To Thomas in season 1 (with occasional FriendlyRival moments in later seasons). To Spencer from season 7 onward.
* {{Tsundere}}: The harsh type.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Named
''and'' number: Hatt specifically insisted on this after a rude boy that lived on Wilbert Audrey's street in his childhood.
* UngratefulBastard: He has a few moments of using this trope, although in other episodes, he does show gratitude in spite of his pompousness.
** In "Edward and Gordon", Edward helps him up the hill after the trucks held him back. He didn't thank him.
** In "You Can Do It, Toby!", Toby helps him push the Express train up the hill. He neither thanked him nor did he apologize for insulting him earlier on.
** Edward finally complains about him being this in "Old Reliable Edward", and with Thomas' help, gets Gordon to show some respect.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In episodes centered around him.
* UpperClassTwit: In the later seasons, due to the {{Flanderization}} of his ego.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With a lot of engines, but the most common ones are with Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, and Percy.

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!James The Red Engine
--> "I'm a really splendid engine."

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US), Keith Wickham (UK), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Creator/SusanRoman (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 5

--> Basis: Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 28 2-6-0

--> Built: 1912/13

A mixed traffic engine, James was riddled with issues when he first arrived, but later proved to be Really Useful by pulling the Express when Gordon failed. James can be called upon to perform virtually any duty, though he prefers coaches. Like Gordon's ego, James's vanity and admiration for his red paintwork often gets him in trouble.

* AesopAmnesia: Almost ''all'' of his spotlight episodes revolve around his vanity in some way. No matter how often he's humbled, he's back the next episode, pompous as ever.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: In the final climax of ''Tale of the Brave'', [[spoiler:he goes through the clay pit cliffs, calling out for the monster. The moment he sees it (it's actually a dinosaur skeleton) he goes into a panic and runs the other way, screaming and whistling like crazy.]]
* AttentionWhore
* BeeAfraid: He gets attacked by a swarm of bees in Season 3's ''Buzz, Buzz''.
* BerserkButton: Never, ever remind James of the time with the bootlace, or any other of his accidents. Also don't threaten to paint him blue.
* BigOlEyebrows
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens to him in any episode involving him trying to be important.
* ButtMonkey: Though he brings it on himself most of the time.
* {{Camp}}: Has shades of this. Not helped by how some voiceovers such as Alec Baldwin and Kerry Shale portrayed him.
* TheChewToy
* TheDandy: He loves his red paint.
* {{Determinator}}: So much, he actually has a variant of his original {{Leitmotif}} for such instances.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: James seems to have gradually become more mischievous and cheerful than curmudgeonly Henry and Gordon as the show branched from the books.
* EraSpecificPersonality: In his first book (and the episodes that adapted it) James was more like a troubled, temperamental, but well meaning character. After that, he quickly became a SmallNameBigEgo. Miller's era toned James down into a MrViceGuy, being vain but otherwise friendly and rational. Afterwards Brenner's era turned James into a sly, obnoxious prankster.
* FatalFlaw: His vanity.
* [[FieryRedHead Fiery Red Engine]]
* {{Foil}}: To Edward. Both are the same size, but while Edward is kind, James is vain.
* FreudianTrio: Id to Henry and Gordon.
* GlorySeeker
* HairTriggerTemper: In
one too many occasions, he TwinSwitch gambits.
* ViolentGlaswegian: While they're nice Ccots, they
can get angry easily temperamental when things don't really go his way or when the other engines insult him. It doesn't help that his color is red, which symbolizes anger.
* IAmGreatSong: His early season {{Leitmotif}} is later extended to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLXU0E5WyRo a song]] about him.
* JackOfAllStats: As a mixed-traffic engine, James can pull either coaches or trucks.
* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best. Though this can be DependingOnTheWriter, James has quite a noticeable softer side.
* MilesGloriosus: Especially when claiming he's just push a tree aside only to get shocked when a tree actually appeared in front of the track
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe. The bootlace incident.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Calling him scared will make him do ''anything'' to prove otherwise.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: James' whistle is positioned above his cab, instead of in front of his cab.
* OffModel: His CGI render is far taller than his model.
* ThePrankster: Andrew Brenner tends to write him as this (both his televised episodes and magazine stories revolve around him playing tricks on the other engines).
* RedOnesGoFaster: What he [[MilesGloriosus claims]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Both figuratively and literally, to almost every engine, usually Edward or Toby, and even the more conservative Gordon early on.
* TheRival: Had one with Gordon early on. When he shares an episode with Percy or Thomas, there are usually rivalries between them too.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man, along with Gordon, to Henry's Sensitive Guy.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Gordon is arguably this to him. James became a lot more vain and pompous after "James and the Express".
* {{Troll}}: Under Andrew Brenner's pen, at least.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In episodes centered around him.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With many engines, but especially Percy and Toby.
* VocalEvolution: Keith Wickham emphasizes James' cockney accent a lot more in the later UK episodes.

pushed.
-->'''Donald''': "Spite Douggie, would ye? Take that!"

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!Percy
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!Oliver
The Small Western Engine
--> "Yes sir, thank you, sir."I don't feel good gracious-whatever it is. I just feel silly."

-->Voiced by: Christopher Ragland (US), Nigel Pilkington (UK), Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season and ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''), Martin Sherman (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Linda Ballantyne (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

Joe Mills

--> Number: 6

11, Originally 1436

--> Basis: Unknown, but is said to be a combination of a few industrial types. 0-4-0ST

Great Western Railway 14xx 0-4-2T

--> Built: c.1900

A small, cheeky green
1934

An ex-Great Western Railway tank
engine purchased by the Fat Controller while Gordon, James and Henry were that was supposed to be scrapped, but ran away to Sodor with his brake van, Toad. Thanks to Douglas, he's living a much happier life on strike. [[ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma Nobody knows where he really came from or who built him.]] Percy currently works on Thomas's Duck's branch line. Considered a junior member of line.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism : In
the Steam Team, Percy enjoys being given important jobs and episode ''Oliver Owns Up''.
** In "Toad's Adventure", this seems to have returned with a vengeance, to the point where Toad
is earnest and sincere, if also somewhat naive.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Boasts
utterly fed up with hearing about his bravery with the rain arrival on Sodor.
* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful
in "Percy Takes the Plunge"
* AesopAmnesia: Despite learning about being brave
''Oliver Owns Up'', and end up bunker-down in "Tale of the Brave", he goes back being scared in "Henry a turntable well.
* BrooklynRage: Has a Brooklyn accent
in the Dark".
* ADayInTheLimelight: You'd think one
US version of "Oliver Owns Up".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Duck, he was absent from
the 8 main characters wouldn't invoke this trope, but he's 8th season until the main focus of ''Day of the Diesels'' and ''Tale of the Brave'', even pushing out the other members of the SpotlightStealingSquad.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He's quite subject
12th, where he managed to the engines' teasing in several episodes due to his naivety.
* BigDamnHeroes: Gets a moment
get two speaking roles before vanishing again. However, in ''Tale of the Brave'', when he [[spoiler:saves James from made a rockslide]].
* BrattyHalfPint: Similar to Thomas, he was often shown teasing the other engines
cameo. Finally speaking in his earliest appearances.
* BreakTheCutie: ''Day
"Sodor's Legend of the Diesels'', full stop.
Lost Treasure."
* BullyHunter: Usually DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The Fat Controller asks him if he suffers this after he pulls S.C.Ruffey apart. Subverted in that the pivot for this, but occasionally stands up for other engines himself too. He gets quite indignant when Gordon or James mock Edward for example.
* ButtMonkey: He has the ''most'' accidents out of any other
train was too heavy for Oliver to pull in the series...first place, the trucks were holding back, and just about all of them involve getting covered in something sticky.
** Lampshaded and Deconstructed in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* CartoonCreature: While most other characters are based on real locomotive classes, Percy is a heavily hybridized mix of several other steam engine designs.
* CheerfulChild: He is the youngest engine of the Steam Team.
* {{Determinator}}: ''Percy's Promise''.
* TheDitz: Lampshaded by James in "A Better View for Gordon":
-->'''Percy''': I can't see anything. The sky is empty.\\
'''James''': Like your smokebox, Percy!
* FatalFlaw: In early episodes, he was impudent and arrogant like Thomas. In later seasons, he's usually naive.
* FreudianTrio: Originally was one with Thomas and Toby.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Becomes such by the end of "Percy's New Friends", to the point animals are clinging to his bufferbeam in masses.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Thomas.
* IdiotBall: Ignoring what happened in Sharon Miller's tenure, he tries so hard to forget about Gator in "Missing Gator" that he does some ''extremely'' brainless things towards the end, right down to saying he needs to keep busy so he won't think about anything. ANYTHING.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Toby, and later Stephen.
* JustAKid: Similar to Thomas, he often gets picked on by the bigger engines for being small.
* KidAppealCharacter
* TheKlutz: Has a lengthy number of accidents. He also often has similar idiotic moments as Thomas in modern episodes.
* TheLancer
* NiceGuy: Generally upbeat and friendly when not being cheeky.
* ThePigPen: He has managed to get covered in lime, chocolate, fruit pulp (twice!), mud, treacle and dirt (too many times to count.)
* PointyHairedBoss: Was temporarily in charge in "The Green Controller", but got things mixed up.
* ThePrankster: Loves tricking the big engines, especially in "Percy and the Signal".
* SimpleMindedWisdom: Similar to Thomas, Percy can be rather insightful despite his occasional cluelessness.
* SixthRanger: In season 1, even in a literal account since his number is 6.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Especially in seasons 3, 5 and 6.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Following Hit's takeover, Percy's childlike attitude was exaggerated heavily. Seems to be getting downplayed as of recently however (or at least isn't much worse than the other engines).
* UnwittingPawn: To the diesels in ''Day of the Diesels'' who wanted to befriend him while Thomas was ignoring him, only for them to take over the Steamworks.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Thomas in the earlier seasons. Also with Harold. For the other engines, it's usually Gordon and James.
* YesMan

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!Toby The Tram Engine
--> "This gentleman is a gentleman who knows how to speak to engines."

-->Voiced by: William Hope (US), Rob Rackstraw (UK), Ben Small (UK; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season), Colm Feore (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'')

--> Number: 7

--> Basis: London and North Eastern Railway J70 0-6-0T

--> Built: 1914

An elderly tram engine, Toby is unusual as his body's made of
S.C.Ruffey's wood and he barely resembles a typical steam engine. He once worked on his own railway with his faithful coach Henrietta, until the line was closed down. Thankfully, the Fat Controller, who had visited the railway, brought him to his railway. Since then, Toby's old branch line has seemingly been reopened, where he is often seen working. Toby is wise frame were already rotten and experienced, if somewhat easily unnerved.

* {{Adorkable}}: As the show branched away from the books, Toby gained a more flawed, meeker side to his personality. This was taken UpToEleven during the Hit Entertainment seasons, and though it's been downplayed since Season 17, it's still present.
* BadassGrandpa: Pushing the express up Gordon's Hill in "You Can Do It, Toby!", which even impressed Gordon. He is also portrayed as being rather competent during his turn as rescue engine in "James To The Rescue".
** In "Toby Feels Left Out", he works himself into such a panic trying to impress Sir Topham that he ends up doing nearly ''all eight'' engines' workload.
* BerserkButton: In his first appearance, he was quite offended when he was called "electric" by The Fat Controller's two grandchildren.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Mavis and sometimes to Percy.
* BigOlEyebrows
* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra
* TheDitherer: Has a tendency for this in later episodes, shying from daunting tasks and prone to panicking under pressure. A partial reason no one trusts him around Knapford Junction in "Signals Crossed", though in that case he is proven correct.
* TheEeyore: In the later Hit seasons. He has occasional somber moments early on, but is usually more positive. Reversed as of Season 17.
* FatalFlaw: The later seasons try to give him the vice of timidness and low self esteem.
* {{Flanderization}}: His meekness started off a subtle extra depth in the Mitton seasons, before he became increasingly superstitious and fearful of everything in the Hit seasons, to the point his intellect became an InformedAttribute. The Brenner episodes seem to be toning the trait back down.
* FreudianTrio: Originally was one with Thomas and Percy.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Shows up at times. He loves birds for example.
* ImmuneToSlapstick: Like Edward, Toby didn't cause a lot of accidents for himself originally (his first appearance even notes he hasn't suffered one in years), though he became more clumsy later on.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Mostly with Percy and Thomas.
* LovableCoward: Season 8-16 episodes make him rather fearful and insecure about his older build, leading to a [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre self esteem]] Aesop.
** A minor, but understandable case in ''Signals Crossed'', where he's shown to be very cautious and nervous around Knapford junction due to how busy it is and how confused he is over the signal gantries. Once Thomas clears up which signals correspond to his tracks, he gets over it.
rusted.



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He is the most unique Steam Team member as he's a steam tram, is brown, and of course, square.
* RedOniBlueOni: Usually a Blue Oni (especially in later seasons due to his [[{{Flanderization}} meeker personality]]), most often with James.
* ShrinkingViolet: In later episodes.
* TheSmartGuy: In earlier seasons. It became less prominent as the show drifted from the books, though has slowly returned to focus.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Mostly with James.

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!Emily The Beautiful Engine

--> "I bet it won't last."

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

--> Basis: Great Northern Railway Stirling Single 4-2-2

--> Built: 1894/95

A Stirling Single engine, and the only female of the Steam Team. When she first arrived on Sodor, she mistakenly took Thomas's coaches, to the shock of the other Sodor engines. However, after Emily saved Thomas and Oliver from an accident and apologized, they became close friends, and she was given her own coaches. Emily sports a very enthusiastic, though occasionally haughty personality.

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Season Seven, Emily played more of a TeamMom role, and was [[WomenAreWiser more mature and sensitive about helping the other engines]]. Season Eight onwards establishes Emily's more childish, bossy personality that often [[KnowNothingKnowItAll causes as many problems as she solves]].
* TheChick
* ControlFreak: Especially in "Thomas, Emily, and the Snowplough" where she gets every opportunity to tell Thomas what to do.
* FatalFlaw: Her self righteousness, leading her to cause problems by being rather pushy or stubborn to other engines.
* GenkiGirl: At times, especially in later episodes.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar / InnocentInnuendo: She has "big ''wheels''". And proud of it too!
* JerkassBall: As of season 8, she has her mean moments, especially in episodes such as "Don't Tell Thomas" where she rudely told Thomas to figure out his surprise and in "Emily's Adventure" where she has to learn to be nice to the other engines.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Starting Season Eight.
* LarynxDissonance: Before they switched to individual voice actors for each character.
* MotorMouth
* {{Nice G|uy}}irl: If the writers are up to writing her as such, she's this trope.
* SixthRanger: While the rest of the Steam Team was introduced in season 1, Emily's first appearance wasn't until season 7. [[UpToEleven Additionally]], Emily is the only member of the Steam Team not to have been adapted from the Railway Series.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She's more self righteous and well-intentioned than pompous, but she clearly has a high opinion of herself at times.
* SnapBack: Returned to her NiceGirl personality in Season 13 (albeit retaining a bit of her haughty, more childlike nature).
* {{Tsundere}}: At least at the start of season 8.
* ViolentGlaswegian: In the UK version at least, though only when her BerserkButton gets pressed.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Much especially in "Thomas, Emily, and the Snowplough" and "Emily Knows Best".
* WomenAreWiser: Her original persona, before her bossiness became more emphasized. She still frequently holds the SanityBall however.

to:

* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He NobleFugitive
* OffModel: [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140912152152/ttte/images/5/55/Spencer%27sVIP80.png His CGI render]]
is smaller than his model and real-life counterpart.
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Like Duck, Oliver also gains a Cornish accent in
the most unique Steam Team member as he's a steam tram, is brown, and of course, square.
* RedOniBlueOni: Usually a Blue Oni (especially in later seasons due to his [[{{Flanderization}} meeker personality]]), most often with James.
* ShrinkingViolet: In later episodes.
* TheSmartGuy: In earlier seasons. It became less prominent as the show drifted from the books, though has slowly returned to focus.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Mostly with James.

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!Toad the Brake Van

--> "I bet it won't last."I'll always look foward to the future. Busy Going backwards."

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

--> Basis: Great Northern Railway Stirling Single 4-2-2

Joe Mills

--> Built: 1894/95

1890/99

Oliver's trusty brake van who escaped scrap with him.
A Stirling Single engine, and the only female of the Steam Team. When she first arrived on Sodor, she mistakenly took Thomas's coaches, very gentlemanly brake van (always referring to the shock engines as Mr. and Miss), he keeps Oliver's trucks in order, but can sometimes have spells of over-imagination.

* AscendedExtra/ ADayInTheLimelight: Unlike
the other Sodor engines. However, after Emily saved Thomas and Oliver from an accident and apologized, they became close friends, and she was given her own coaches. Emily sports Railway Series, he had a very enthusiastic, though occasionally haughty personality.

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Season Seven, Emily played
lot more of a TeamMom role, and screentime. There was [[WomenAreWiser more mature and sensitive about helping the other engines]]. Season Eight onwards establishes Emily's more childish, bossy personality that often [[KnowNothingKnowItAll causes as many problems as she solves]].
* TheChick
* ControlFreak: Especially
"Busy Going Backwards" in "Thomas, Emily, and the Snowplough" where she gets every opportunity to tell Thomas what to do.
* FatalFlaw: Her self righteousness, leading her to cause problems by being rather pushy or stubborn to other engines.
* GenkiGirl: At times, especially in later episodes.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar / InnocentInnuendo: She has "big ''wheels''". And proud of it too!
* JerkassBall: As of
season 8, she has her mean moments, especially in episodes such 5, as "Don't Tell Thomas" where she rudely told Thomas to figure out his surprise and in "Emily's well as "Toad's Adventure" where she has and "Toad's Bright Idea" in Season 18 and "Toad and the Whale" in Season 19.
* BullyHunter: Helped Oliver put the trucks in their place after they wouldn't stop teasing him.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "Toad's Adventure", he tells James that his brakes are very strong. This became useful when James' train got uncoupled and Toad saved himself and the runaway train from crashing into Thomas and Percy.
* TheJeeves: To Oliver, in a sense.
* NiceGuy
* NotNowKiddo: A frequent victim
to learn this.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: "Toad's Bright Idea" is the first episode in which Toad gets visibly angry. He still retains his polite speech, though.
* VerbalTic: Tends
to be nice to address people with the pronoun "Mr."

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!The Slip Coaches
-->Voiced by: Jonathan Broadbent, Rebecca O'Mara, Steven Kynman

Three coaches Sir Topham Hatt brought from
the other engines.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Starting Season Eight.
* LarynxDissonance: Before they switched to individual voice actors for
railway. They each character.
have "slip hooks" that allow them to be uncoupled from their train without stopping.

* MotorMouth
* {{Nice G|uy}}irl: If
ADayInTheLimelight: Their introduction episode, ''Duck and the writers are up Slip Coaches''.
* ChekhovsSkill: Their ability
to writing her as such, she's this trope.
slip from their train becomes useful when Connor has to take extra passengers during a blizzard.
* SixthRanger: While {{Expy}}: They fill the rest roles of Alice and Mirabel, Duck's coaches from ''The Railway Series''.
* {{Old Friend}}s: They previously worked with Duck on
the Steam Team was introduced in season 1, Emily's Great Western Railway.
* {{Single Minded T|wins}}rio
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The
first appearance wasn't until season 7. [[UpToEleven Additionally]], Emily is and third coaches are male, while the only member of the Steam Team not middle one is female.

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!The Arlesdale Railway

--> Voiced by: Tom Stourton (Rex), Keith Wickham (Bert), Tim Whitnall (Mike)

--> Built: Rex 1923, Bert 1894, Mike 1966

A miniature gauge railway that runs
from the Railway Series.
end of the Arlesburgh line to hills and quarries which supply ballast for the NWR. Duck, Oliver, Donald and Douglas frequently interact with them. It is based largely on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

* BerserkButton: The three of them collectively share a hate for being mocked for their small size.
* ButtMonkey: Bert.
* ChromaticArrangement: Mike is red, Bert is blue, and Rex is green.
* GrumpyBear: Mike.
* HairTriggerTemper: Mike.
* LiteralMinded: Bert.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She's more self righteous and well-intentioned than pompous, Mike.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Railway Series characters hadn't been added to the series since ''1994''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The three are constantly bickering with each other,
but she clearly has a high opinion of herself at times.
* SnapBack: Returned to her NiceGirl personality in Season 13 (albeit retaining a bit of her haughty, more childlike nature).
* {{Tsundere}}: At least at the start of season 8.
* ViolentGlaswegian: In the UK version at least, though only when her BerserkButton gets pressed.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Much especially in "Thomas, Emily, and the Snowplough" and "Emily Knows Best".
* WomenAreWiser: Her original persona, before her bossiness became more emphasized. She still frequently holds the SanityBall however.
stick together nonetheless.



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!Diesel
--> "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"

-->Voiced by: Michael Brandon (US; thirteenth - sixteenth seasons), Martin Sherman (US; King of the Railway - eighteenth season), Kerry Shale (UK; thirteenth season - present US; nineteenth season - present)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952

The first diesel to visit the Island of Sodor, Diesel believes that diesels are better than steam engines, and wanted to "revolutionize" Sodor. He left and came back several times before becoming a permanent part of the railway.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the books, Diesel was merely a pompous bully, and, after one return to Sodor, managed to redeem himself. In the series, he returned permanently, though proved as nasty as ever, and gleefully bent on [[FantasticRacism having all steamies sent to the scrapyard]]. He tamed closer to the books' version in the HiT seasons.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: In the HIT seasons.
* ArchEnemy: Though antagonistic to almost everyone, he seems to direct most of his enmity and rivalry towards Thomas in the HIT seasons. His main enemy in his initial appearances was Duck.
* ArcVillain: of the three-episode arc with Duck as the main protagonist: "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave", though he doesn't appear in the last one.
* AscendedExtra: He appeared in one novel of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' and a standalone story by Christopher Awdry. In the show (especially in later HIT seasons), he makes regular appearances and is a key antagonist.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his debut episode "Pop Goes the Diesel" where he effortlessly charms the other engines into believing he's a nice guy then reveals his true colours in the next episode.
* TheBully: What he becomes in the new series.
* DarkMessiah: In his first episode, he comes to Sodor preaching the diesel revolution.
** Touched on lightly again in "Blue Mountain Mystery" where after hearing of Luke's DarkAndTroubledPast, he convinces Paxton he is dangerous and must be gotten rid of.
* DevilInPlainSight
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: In "Disappearing Diesels". He settles for a [[TheUnSmile friendly smile]] instead.
* ADogNamedDog: A diesel named Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his introductory episode, in which after smoothly flattering all the other engines, he says the above quote to Duck about how diesels "don't need to learn" and are "revolutionary".
* FantasticRacism: To the steam engines.
* {{Flanderization}}: Diesel saw diesels as revolutionary originally, but it was not his main vendetta against the steam engines, and he was rather shrewd and manipulative in his antics. Shortly into the TV made episodes however, Diesel became a more outspoken bully and exaggeratedly racist towards steamies. The current episodes seem to be toning him back down, even if he is still a much more obnoxious heckler than initially.
* TheHeckler: Sure to be found making fun of whatever the spotlighted engine is doing, often triggering their insecurities.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Played with in "Diesel and the Ducklings". He thinks that diesels should be rough and tough, but shows his soft side towards some ducklings.
* {{Jerkass}}: The most prominent one of the show.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The newer series has played with this in "Diesel's Special Delivery". Christopher Awdry's stand alone novel "Thomas And The Evil Diesel" also gave him a redeeming moment helping a derailed Clarabel. It's implied in "Disappearing Diesels" that he simply doesn't know how to be nice, even if he tries.
*** Even before the CGI series, there was what ended up happening in Emily & The Special Coaches. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVjAd9DugGw See for yourself.]]
*** Since HIT's takeover over the show, Diesel tends to get a PetTheDog moment roughly OnceASeason. His antagonism towards the other engines is also more petty and he will occasionally admit a begrudged respect for steamies such as Thomas.
* KarmaHoudini: Though this is [[LaserGuidedKarma soundly]] {{averted}} whenever he does something bad, the fact that he's still allowed on Sodor despite his terrible track record (and having been sent away multiple times) is probably a downplayed version of this. He is sometimes shown getting away with minor heckling as well, especially if the engine he victimizes [[KickTheSonOfABitch isn't acting saintly either]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes Diesel's heckling is directed towards haughty engines or even ones that bite first. FantasticRacism is a prominent issue among many steamies and diesels, Diesel's just one of the worst cases.
* ManipulativeBastard: Renowned for this, most infamously in his debut, he tells jokes about the big engines to the trucks, and tells them that Duck shared them with him. Once the trucks starts laughing at the other engines, they're convinced Duck had been spreading nasty jokes about them. Despite being found out and punished, he still somehow manages to smooth talk engines into trusting him (eg. convincing a lonely Percy into helping the Dieselworks in "Day Of The Diesels", or sweet talking Mavis into doing odd jobs in "Thomas The Quarry Engine").
* ObviouslyEvil: In the Mitton directed seasons anyway. While the books left it more imagination, the show version's demonic smile, sinister Leitmotif and shady voice over from the narrator leave little doubt from the first time he's shown that he probably isn't a NiceGuy.
* OffscreenKarma: In "A Close Shave" where the Fat Controller found out about his lies about Duck telling names about the other engines and sent him away to the other railway. Averted in "Diesel Does It Again" and the later episodes where Diesel is seen being reprimanded by The Fat Controller for causing trouble again.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: "Diesel's Special Delivery", in which Diesel broods over not getting clapped and cheered by children as much as James does.
* PetTheDog: One episode per season, before he snaps back into his usual JerkAss personality.
* SmugSnake: Pulls short sighted schemes to get rid of the steamies.
* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for example. "The Railcar and the Coaches" also ends with him temporarily taking over Thomas' branch line after Annie and Clarabel misbehave.
* VisionaryVillain: Started off as one, with it returning every now and then.
--> '''Diesel:''' "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"
* WorthyOpponent: He displays some begrudged respect for some of the steamies, most often [[ArchEnemy Thomas]].

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![=BoCo=]
--> "Stop! You're making me giddy!"

--> Number: D2, Originally D5705

--> Basis: British Railways Class 28 Co-Bo

--> Built: 1958

A metropolitan-vickers diesel who works on Edward's station. Was initially referred as "The Diseasel" by Bill and Ben and was the subject of their tricks until Edward soon put a stop to their games.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His last appearance was in "Double Teething Troubles" from season 5.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Bill and Ben thought he was a trouble-making diesel stealing their china clay trucks until he explained he had mistakenly took them and didn't know it was theirs.
* NiceGuy
* ReusedCharacterDesign: His faceplates are the same as Daisy, sans eyelashes and makeup.
* TeamDad: To Bill and Ben.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite keeping Bill and Ben in order. He is in fact 10 years younger than the twins.

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!Mavis
--> "If we use the teensiest bit of Toby's line, we can save all this bother."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh (US; Hero of the Rails - Blue Mountain Mystery)

--> Number: Fharquay Quarry 1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 04 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1962

A feisty diesel that works at the quarry. She started off as a cheeky young engine who thought she knew what was right, but matured into a kinder and more motherly engine over time.

* AscendedExtra: Only got a few stories to herself in the books.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold --> {{Nice G|uy}}irl
* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant and refused to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Until the movie, she and Daisy were the only female engines, neither of whom appeared very often.
* TeamMom: Was this occasionally with Bill and Ben, but now plays this role with most other engines.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TookALevelInKindness: The show mellowed her out significantly so she is often the prime WhiteSheep of the diesel ensemble.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Compared to her later TeamMom persona. Especially noticeable in the Japanese dub, where she has a rather high pitched and childlike voice.

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!'Arry and Bert
--> "Got you this time, Stepney. You'll make very fine scrap indeed. Buffer 'im, Bert!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale ('Arry; Bert, fourteenth - sixteenth seasons), William Hope (Bert)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

Also known as the Smelter Twins, 'Arry and Bert work at the scrapyards and are bullies to all steam engines. Multiple times, they have threatened and shown desire to smelt down the steam engines for good.

* AffablyEvil: Over the years they've become less evil, but remain bullies toward the steam engines.
* {{The Bull|y}}ies: Like Diesel, they are obnoxious hecklers to the steam engines.
* CreepyTwins: Played this role in ''Stepney Gets Lost'', but have been toned down later on.
* DemotedToDragon: They often tend to work alongside Diesel in the Hit episodes.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bert has stubble, while 'Arry's clean-shaven.
* {{Jerkass}}es
* KarmaHoudini: In their earliest appearances, they actually got away with harassing the other engines and getting them into trouble. Usually subverted in later seasons, though like Diesel, they sometimes still get a free pass for petty heckling, ([[KickTheSonOfABitch especially towards an equally obnoxious engine]]).
* PermaStubble: Bert.

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!Diesel
--> "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"

-->Voiced by: Michael Brandon (US; thirteenth - sixteenth seasons), Martin Sherman (US; King of the Railway - eighteenth season), Kerry Shale (UK; thirteenth season - present US; nineteenth season - present)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952

The first diesel to visit the Island of Sodor, Diesel believes that diesels are better than steam engines, and wanted to "revolutionize" Sodor. He left and came back several times before becoming a permanent part of the railway.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the books, Diesel was merely a pompous bully, and, after one return to Sodor, managed to redeem himself. In the series, he returned permanently, though proved as nasty as ever, and gleefully bent on [[FantasticRacism having all steamies sent to the scrapyard]]. He tamed closer to the books' version in the HiT seasons.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: In the HIT seasons.
* ArchEnemy: Though antagonistic to almost everyone, he seems to direct most of his enmity and rivalry towards Thomas in the HIT seasons. His main enemy in his initial appearances was Duck.
* ArcVillain: of the three-episode arc with Duck as the main protagonist: "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave", though he doesn't appear in the last one.
* AscendedExtra: He appeared in one novel of ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' and a standalone story by Christopher Awdry. In the show (especially in later HIT seasons), he makes regular appearances and is a key antagonist.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his debut episode "Pop Goes the Diesel" where he effortlessly charms the other engines into believing he's a nice guy then reveals his true colours in the next episode.
* TheBully: What he becomes in the new series.
* DarkMessiah: In his first episode, he comes to Sodor preaching the diesel revolution.
** Touched on lightly again in "Blue Mountain Mystery" where after hearing of Luke's DarkAndTroubledPast, he convinces Paxton he is dangerous and must be gotten rid of.
* DevilInPlainSight
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: In "Disappearing Diesels". He settles for a [[TheUnSmile friendly smile]] instead.
* ADogNamedDog: A diesel named Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his introductory episode, in which after smoothly flattering all the other engines, he says the above quote to Duck about how diesels "don't need to learn" and are "revolutionary".
* FantasticRacism: To the steam engines.
* {{Flanderization}}: Diesel saw diesels as revolutionary originally, but it was not his main vendetta against the steam engines, and he was rather shrewd and manipulative in his antics. Shortly into the TV made episodes however, Diesel became a more outspoken bully and exaggeratedly racist towards steamies. The current episodes seem to be toning him back down, even if he is still a much more obnoxious heckler than initially.
* TheHeckler: Sure to be found making fun of whatever the spotlighted engine is doing, often triggering their insecurities.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Played with in "Diesel and the Ducklings". He thinks that diesels should be rough and tough, but shows his soft side towards some ducklings.
* {{Jerkass}}: The most prominent one of the show.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The newer series has played with this in "Diesel's Special Delivery". Christopher Awdry's stand alone novel "Thomas And The Evil Diesel" also gave him a redeeming moment helping a derailed Clarabel. It's implied in "Disappearing Diesels" that he simply doesn't know how to be nice, even if he tries.
*** Even before the CGI series, there was what ended up happening in Emily & The Special Coaches. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVjAd9DugGw See for yourself.]]
*** Since HIT's takeover over the show, Diesel tends to get a PetTheDog moment roughly OnceASeason. His antagonism towards the other engines is also more petty and he will occasionally admit a begrudged respect for steamies such as Thomas.
* KarmaHoudini: Though this is [[LaserGuidedKarma soundly]] {{averted}} whenever he does something bad, the fact that he's still allowed on Sodor despite his terrible track record (and having been sent away multiple times) is probably a downplayed version of this. He is sometimes shown getting away with minor heckling as well, especially if the engine he victimizes [[KickTheSonOfABitch isn't acting saintly either]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes Diesel's heckling is directed towards haughty engines or even ones that bite first. FantasticRacism is a prominent issue among many steamies and diesels, Diesel's just one of the worst cases.
* ManipulativeBastard: Renowned for this, most infamously in his debut, he tells jokes about the big engines to the trucks, and tells them that Duck shared them with him. Once the trucks starts laughing at the other engines, they're convinced Duck had been spreading nasty jokes about them. Despite being found out and punished, he still somehow manages to smooth talk engines into trusting him (eg. convincing a lonely Percy into helping the Dieselworks in "Day Of The Diesels", or sweet talking Mavis into doing odd jobs in "Thomas The Quarry Engine").
* ObviouslyEvil: In the Mitton directed seasons anyway. While the books left it more imagination, the show version's demonic smile, sinister Leitmotif and shady voice over from the narrator leave little doubt from the first time he's shown that he probably isn't a NiceGuy.
* OffscreenKarma: In "A Close Shave" where the Fat Controller found out about his lies about Duck telling names about the other engines and sent him away to the other railway. Averted in "Diesel Does It Again" and the later episodes where Diesel is seen being reprimanded by The Fat Controller for causing trouble again.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: "Diesel's Special Delivery", in which Diesel broods over not getting clapped and cheered by children as much as James does.
* PetTheDog: One episode per season, before he snaps back into his usual JerkAss personality.
* SmugSnake: Pulls short sighted schemes to get rid of the steamies.
* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for example. "The Railcar and the Coaches" also ends with him temporarily taking over Thomas' branch line after Annie and Clarabel misbehave.
* VisionaryVillain: Started off as one, with it returning every now and then.
--> '''Diesel:''' "Your worthy Sir Topham Hatt thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We diesels don't need to learn, we know everything. We come to a yard and improve it. We are revolutionary!"
* WorthyOpponent: He displays some begrudged respect for some of the steamies, most often [[ArchEnemy Thomas]].

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!Daisy
--> "Stop! You're making me giddy!"

"Feeble, feeble, feeble!? Let me-!"

--> Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher (''SLOTLT and TGR only'') Tracy-Ann Oberman (''twentieth season onwards''),

--> Number: D2, Originally D5705

D1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 28 Co-Bo

101 Bo-Bo

--> Built: 1958

1960

A metropolitan-vickers feisty diesel who works on Edward's station. Was initially railcar brought in to help out while Thomas was being repaired. She became the prominent engine to take passengers of the Harwick line after being completed.

* AesopAmnesia: Despite being called out for her laziness, she reverts back to her old ways upon her reintroduction in Season 20.
* BerserkButton: Daisy doesn't like being
referred as "The Diseasel" by Bill and Ben and was "feeble".[[note]]Her response (shown above) is literally one of the subject of their tricks until Edward soon put a stop to their games.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His last appearance was
few times in "Double Teething Troubles" from season 5.
the series that a locomotive has ''physically threatened'' a human.[[/note]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Bill and Ben thought he was a trouble-making diesel stealing their china clay trucks until he explained he had mistakenly took them and didn't know it was theirs.
* NiceGuy
* ReusedCharacterDesign: His faceplates are
Somewhat inverted. Like some diesels, she thinks that she is right up to date. At the same time, she is friendly.
* LazyBum: She was this until The Fat Controller calls her out on it. Then
as Daisy, sans of "Ryan and Daisy", she reverts back to this.
* MakeUpIsEvil: She does have makeup, but while not evil, she is rather vain and snobbish.
* QuicklyDemotedWoman: The last episode dedicated to her was back in season 4, and she made a brief non-speaking role in season 8.
** Subverted in the books; while she did disappear for the tenure the show adapted, she later reappeared with plenty of stories in the modern novels revolved around her. She also made more frequent appearances in the magazine series.
*** She finally returns in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', [[spoiler:being transferred over to the Arlesbergh Harbor-Harwick branch line for passenger duties]]. After that, she got four spotlight episodes in Season 20, and was seen in several other episodes as a supporting character.
* SpoiledBrat
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Her
eyelashes and makeup.
lipstick.
* TeamDad: To Bill and Ben.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite keeping Bill and Ben in order. He is in fact 10 years younger than the twins.

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!Mavis
--> "If we use the teensiest bit of Toby's line, we can save all this bother."

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!Ryan
-->"My name is Ryan, and I'll be your engine today!"

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh (US; Hero of the Rails - Blue Mountain Mystery)

--> Number: Fharquay Quarry 1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 04 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1962

Eddie Redmayne

A feisty diesel that works at the quarry. She started off as a cheeky young violet tank engine that arrives in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. After helping to construct it, he now works on the Arlesburgh-Harwick Branch Line as a goods engine. Enthusiastic and kind, he works hard and wants to be liked by everyone.

* AllLovingHero: Is friendly to everyone, even Thomas,
who thought she knew what was right, but matured into a kinder only treats him coldly in response. Even so, Ryan greets and more motherly engine over time.

* AscendedExtra: Only got a few stories
bids farewell to herself him with friendly remarks, and doesn't even care when Thomas reveals he could have stopped [[spoiler:the dynamite incident]]. This continues throughout Season 20, when he takes on Daisy's jobs, albeit while doing his own, which exhausts him, as well as taking out Judy and Jerome after hearing how they've never been used for a long time.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: [[spoiler:Finally decides to help Thomas
in the books.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold --> {{Nice G|uy}}irl
* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant
climax and refused starts heading up to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Until
Knapford, but as soon as the movie, she pirate ship comes into view, he immediately starts reversing and screaming. And keeps doing that even when he gets [[IncrediblyLamePun roped]] into helping.]]
* ButtMonkey: Somehow keeps getting wrapped up in crises out of nowhere. In addition, Thomas hated him at first, but Ryan himself had no idea why.
* LovableCoward: As brave as he would like to be, Ryan has a tendency to panic in a crisis.
* NiceGuy: Isn't even angry at Thomas for not warning him about something which [[spoiler: nearly got them killed by an explosion.]] He also doesn't hold it against
Daisy were the only female engines, neither of whom appeared very often.
* TeamMom: Was this occasionally with Bill and Ben, but now plays this role with most other engines.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TookALevelInKindness: The show mellowed
for exhausting him when she tries to pass off her out significantly so she is often the prime WhiteSheep of the diesel ensemble.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Compared to her later TeamMom persona. Especially noticeable in the Japanese dub, where she has a rather high pitched and childlike voice.

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--> "Got you this time, Stepney. You'll make very fine scrap indeed. Buffer 'im, Bert!"

Jerome (right)]]
!Jerome and Judy
-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale ('Arry; Bert, fourteenth - sixteenth seasons), William Hope (Bert)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

Also known as the Smelter Twins, 'Arry and Bert
Tim Whitnall (Jerome), Teresa Gallagher (Judy)

Two breakdown cranes that help out with maintenance
work at the scrapyards and are bullies to all steam engines. Multiple times, they have threatened and shown desire to smelt down the steam recover engines for good.

and trucks after accidents. They debut in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins'', when Thomas uses them to rescue James.

* AffablyEvil: Over the years they've become less evil, but remain bullies toward the steam engines.
* {{The Bull|y}}ies: Like Diesel,
CanonForeigner: An interesting example; they are obnoxious hecklers to take up the steam engines.
* CreepyTwins: Played this role in ''Stepney Gets Lost'', but have been toned down later on.
* DemotedToDragon: They often tend to work alongside Diesel in
roles of the Hit episodes.
Breakdown Train cranes from the original story, which were not sentient.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bert has stubble, while 'Arry's clean-shaven.
Their name plates.
* {{Jerkass}}es
MotorMouth
* KarmaHoudini: In their earliest appearances, OutOfFocus: Deconstructed. They were never used that much since Rocky and the Rescue Centre appeared, which they actually got away with harassing lament to Ryan. Sir Topham Hatt finds out about this after Daisy has an accident and realizes that Rocky isn't the other engines and getting them into trouble. Usually subverted in later seasons, though like Diesel, they sometimes still get a free pass for petty heckling, ([[KickTheSonOfABitch especially towards an equally obnoxious engine]]).
* PermaStubble: Bert.
only crane to be used all the time.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!Diesel 10
--> I can whatever I want! I'll get him too! With Pinchy!

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''), Matt Wilkinson

--> Basis: British Railways Class 42 'Warship'

The major antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''. A large warship diesel with a mechanical claw on his roof, he was out to destroy Lady and Mr. Conductor, but was defeated thanks to Thomas. He has returned several times in the show's run as a permanent part of the railway.

* AffablyEvil: By the time of ''Day of the Diesels''.
* BigBad
* BrooklynRage: In TheMovie, an odd contrast to his smooth EvilBrit voice in later appearances.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real locomotive type, his claw is purely a fantasy creation with little to no practical use.
* CheatedAngle: In the model series, his nose is tilted more towards his left eye. This was averted when the CGI series came.
* DevilInPlainSight: The steam engines all can tell he's clearly evil, but the Fat Controller keeps him around.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Not a death per se, but his demise is brought around by falling off a viaduct.
* ADogNamedDog: He's a diesel who's name is Diesel, but he has a number to distinguish himself from the ''other'' Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In TheMovie, he roars through as station, kicking up dust shouting "Get outta my way! I have unfinished business here and I wanna finish it FAST!" He also leaves ''[[TheBigGuy Gordon]]'', of all engines, shaking in fear.
* EvilBrit: In the US dub of the television series, due to keeping his voice from the UK series.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz: Dumping sneezing powder all over Tidmouth Sheds Yards has got to be this.
* GambitRoulette: His plans in Day of The Diesels rely on circumstance he could have hardly picked out.
* ICallItVera: He calls his claw "Pinchy".
* LargeAndInCharge: He is the self elected head of the diesels by Day of the Diesels, and he's a warship diesel.
* LargeHam: In both TheMovie and Season 17.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheNicknamer: He calls Splatter and Dodge collectively "Splodge", because he "ain't got time to say both names". He calls his claw "Pinchy", Thomas "Puffball", Toby "Teapot", the rest of the steam engines "Tin Kettle", and Mr. Conductor and Sidney "Twinkle Toes".
* ObviouslyEvil: He has a menacing claw on his roof.
* SilenceYouFool: When his entourage are bickering in Day of the Diesels, he shouts them quiet. Also prominent in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Compared to the actual series, where most of the bad guys were easily controlled by the Fat Controller, Diesel 10 in TheMovie with his plans of destroying all steam engines is much more dangerous. Dialed back in later televised appearances, where he's more just a trouble making bully.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Essentially the motivation for his actions in the CGI Series, he just wants the diesels to receive more attention since they always appear to be neglected, and he seems to apologize if he's made a mistake (i.e. giving the Steam Engines their own decorations since he ruined theirs thinking that the Dieselworks wouldn't have any decorations).

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!Paxton
--> "Hi, Stephen. Thomas lost his puff and I'm trying to find it and...well, I thought that might be...the lost puff...up there..."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

A soft-natured, if somewhat ditzy diesel who works with the Narrow Gauge engines in Blue Mountain Quarry. Friendly towards steamies, but tends to hang with a bad crowd.

* AscendedExtra: Started as a MerchandiseDriven extra. Following "Blue Mountain Mystery" he's a recurring supporting character and has even been granted his own limelight episodes.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Even worse than Thomas. Look at that duck!
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', [[spoiler:just as Diesel rats out Luke to the Fat Controller, Paxton arrives with Victor, who clears up everything.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earliest appearances, Paxton was a background associate of the other diesels and often joined in heckling or tormenting other engines. "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward, his meek kindly persona is established.
* CloudCuckooLander: Usually spacey, though he has occasional moments of clarity. He tries to warn Gordon to have his leaking boiler checked in "Gordon Runs Dry" for example.
* ExtremeDoormat: Though he will often ultimately draw the line when pushed into callous acts.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: To Diesel in "Blue Mountain Mystery". Also to Diesel 10 in "The Missing Christmas Decorations".
* NiceGuy: "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Hangs around with other more antagonistic diesels. [[ADogNamedDog Diesel]] in particular has been shown able to manipulate him into doing immoral deeds.
** Ends up playing this himself in "The Lost Puff" when he convinces Thomas to play on the damaged tracks. He is horrified when it causes an accident however.
* WindmillCrusader: Seems to be a recurring pivot in his limelight episodes, ComicallyMissingThePoint in some way or other and going on a wild goose chase, be it for "lost puffs" or disappearing diesels.


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!The Diesel (D261)

-->"Not bad. I've seen worse. At least you're all clean."

--> Number: D261/D4701 (Book only)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 40 1Co-Co1

--> Built: 1958/1962

A diesel who was sent to Sodor to help the engines, but insults them by saying they were out of date. He gets his comeuppance as he breaks down by an inspector's bowler hat. The Diesel crept away and leaves behind "a rather nasty smell and a battered bowler hat".

* ADogNamedDog: Yet another diesel who has Diesel for a name. Unlike both of the previous diesels sharing his name, however, this one does have D261 as a distinct alternate name.
* FantasticRacism
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Breaks down due to the inspector's bowler hat.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the engines, calling them out of date, which enraged them.
* SmugSnake: In ''Bowled Out'', his first words are "[[FantasticRacism Not bad. At least you're all clean.]]"

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!Dennis

-->"...I'm a really lazy engine..."

--> Number: 11001

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1949

A diesel who is lazy. He takes advantage of Thomas by letting him do his work for him, but after he reversed into a ditch, he learns his lesson, and with the help of Thomas, he gets his work done, and promises to be a Really Useful Engine. He has a twin named Norman.

* LazyBum
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Norman. Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. Meanwhile, Dennis works fine but is incredibly lazy. Dennis also has two eyebrows, while Norman has only one.
* PutOnABus: He has not been in an episode since season 9, but is mentioned to be Norman's twin.
* TheSlacker
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Does this to Thomas who is having a day off.


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!Norman

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001

An orange-red Diesel and is Dennis's twin.

* BigOlUnibrow: Norman.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Dennis. Unlike Dennis who works fine, but is very lazy, Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. While Dennis has two eyebrows, Norman has only one.

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!Sidney

-->"What about me? I'm a decoration!"

-->Voiced by: Bob Golding

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

* ButtMonkey: He spent two years on a hoist before getting new wheels.
* ForgetfulJones: Sidney's known for being forgetful, even forgetting how long he's gone without his wheels.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Much like Paxton, he seems pretty docile and somewhat simple, despite hanging around with the other more antagonistic diesels.
* PutOnABus: He hasn't been seen in any episodes between "Day of the Diesels" and "The Missing Christmas Decorations", spending two whole years unable to move because he lacked wheels.

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!Diesel 10
--> I can whatever I want! I'll get him too! With Pinchy!

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''), Matt Wilkinson

--> Basis: British Railways Class 42 'Warship'

The major antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''. A large warship diesel with a mechanical claw on his roof, he was out to destroy Lady and Mr. Conductor, but was defeated thanks to Thomas. He has returned several times in the show's run as a permanent part of the railway.

* AffablyEvil: By the time of ''Day of the Diesels''.
* BigBad
* BrooklynRage: In TheMovie, an odd contrast to his smooth EvilBrit voice in later appearances.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real locomotive type, his claw is purely a fantasy creation with little to no practical use.
* CheatedAngle: In the model series, his nose is tilted more towards his left eye. This was averted when the CGI series came.
* DevilInPlainSight: The steam engines all can tell he's clearly evil, but the Fat Controller keeps him around.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Not a death per se, but his demise is brought around by falling off a viaduct.
* ADogNamedDog: He's a diesel who's name is Diesel, but he has a number to distinguish himself from the ''other'' Diesel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In TheMovie, he roars through as station, kicking up dust shouting "Get outta my way! I have unfinished business here and I wanna finish it FAST!" He also leaves ''[[TheBigGuy Gordon]]'', of all engines, shaking in fear.
* EvilBrit: In the US dub of the television series, due to keeping his voice from the UK series.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz: Dumping sneezing powder all over Tidmouth Sheds Yards has got to be this.
* GambitRoulette: His plans in Day of The Diesels rely on circumstance he could have hardly picked out.
* ICallItVera: He calls his claw "Pinchy".
* LargeAndInCharge: He is the self elected head of the diesels by Day of the Diesels, and he's a warship diesel.
* LargeHam: In both TheMovie and Season 17.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheNicknamer: He calls Splatter and Dodge collectively "Splodge", because he "ain't got time to say both names". He calls his claw "Pinchy", Thomas "Puffball", Toby "Teapot", the rest of the steam engines "Tin Kettle", and Mr. Conductor and Sidney "Twinkle Toes".
* ObviouslyEvil: He has a menacing claw on his roof.
* SilenceYouFool: When his entourage are bickering in Day of the Diesels, he shouts them quiet. Also prominent in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Compared to the actual series, where most of the bad guys were easily controlled by the Fat Controller, Diesel 10 in TheMovie with his plans of destroying all steam engines is much more dangerous. Dialed back in later televised appearances, where he's more just a trouble making bully.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Essentially the motivation for his actions in the CGI Series, he just wants the diesels to receive more attention since they always appear to be neglected, and he seems to apologize if he's made a mistake (i.e. giving the Steam Engines their own decorations since he ruined theirs thinking that the Dieselworks wouldn't have any decorations).

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!Paxton
--> "Hi, Stephen. Thomas lost his puff and I'm trying to find it and...well, I thought that might be...the lost puff...up there..."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

A soft-natured, if somewhat ditzy diesel who works with the Narrow Gauge engines in Blue Mountain Quarry. Friendly towards steamies, but tends to hang with a bad crowd.

* AscendedExtra: Started as a MerchandiseDriven extra. Following "Blue Mountain Mystery" he's a recurring supporting character and has even been granted his own limelight episodes.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Even worse than Thomas. Look at that duck!
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', [[spoiler:just as Diesel rats out Luke to the Fat Controller, Paxton arrives with Victor, who clears up everything.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earliest appearances, Paxton was a background associate of the other diesels and often joined in heckling or tormenting other engines. "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward, his meek kindly persona is established.
* CloudCuckooLander: Usually spacey, though he has occasional moments of clarity. He tries to warn Gordon to have his leaking boiler checked in "Gordon Runs Dry" for example.
* ExtremeDoormat: Though he will often ultimately draw the line when pushed into callous acts.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: To Diesel in "Blue Mountain Mystery". Also to Diesel 10 in "The Missing Christmas Decorations".
* NiceGuy: "Blue Mountain Mystery" onward.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Hangs around with other more antagonistic diesels. [[ADogNamedDog Diesel]] in particular has been shown able to manipulate him into doing immoral deeds.
** Ends up playing this himself in "The Lost Puff" when he convinces Thomas to play on the damaged tracks. He is horrified when it causes an accident however.
* WindmillCrusader: Seems to be a recurring pivot in his limelight episodes, ComicallyMissingThePoint in some way or other and going on a wild goose chase, be it for "lost puffs" or disappearing diesels.


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!The Diesel (D261)

-->"Not bad. I've seen worse. At least you're all clean."

--> Number: D261/D4701 (Book only)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 40 1Co-Co1

--> Built: 1958/1962

A diesel who was sent to Sodor to help the engines, but insults them by saying they were out of date. He gets his comeuppance as he breaks down by an inspector's bowler hat. The Diesel crept away and leaves behind "a rather nasty smell and a battered bowler hat".

* ADogNamedDog: Yet another diesel who has Diesel for a name. Unlike both of the previous diesels sharing his name, however, this one does have D261 as a distinct alternate name.
* FantasticRacism
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Breaks down due to the inspector's bowler hat.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the engines, calling them out of date, which enraged them.
* SmugSnake: In ''Bowled Out'', his first words are "[[FantasticRacism Not bad. At least you're all clean.]]"

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!Dennis

-->"...I'm a really lazy engine..."

--> Number: 11001

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1949

A diesel who is lazy. He takes advantage of Thomas by letting him do his work for him, but after he reversed into a ditch, he learns his lesson, and with the help of Thomas, he gets his work done, and promises to be a Really Useful Engine. He has a twin named Norman.

* LazyBum
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Norman. Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. Meanwhile, Dennis works fine but is incredibly lazy. Dennis also has two eyebrows, while Norman has only one.
* PutOnABus: He has not been in an episode since season 9, but is
SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: They're neither mentioned nor merchandised prior to the film's release.
* SleepyHead: The moment they're not needed, they fall asleep.
* SuddenlyVoiced
* ThemeTwinNaming: Both names start with "J" and are two syllables.
* UnexpectedCharacter: While it was known the film would be an adaption of ''Thomas the Tank Engine'', no one was expecting the Breakdown Train
to be Norman's twin.
* TheSlacker
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Does this to Thomas who is having a day off.


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!Norman

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Basis: Bulleid No. 11001

An orange-red Diesel and is Dennis's twin.

* BigOlUnibrow: Norman.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Him and Dennis. Unlike Dennis who works fine, but is very lazy, Norman wants to be Really Useful, but breaks down often. While Dennis has two eyebrows, Norman has only one.

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!Sidney

-->"What about me? I'm a decoration!"

-->Voiced by: Bob Golding

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08 0-6-0DM

--> Built: 1952/1962

* ButtMonkey: He spent two years on a hoist before getting new wheels.
* ForgetfulJones: Sidney's known for being forgetful, even forgetting how long he's gone without his wheels.
* KindheartedSimpleton
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Much like Paxton, he seems pretty docile and somewhat simple, despite hanging around with the other more antagonistic diesels.
* PutOnABus: He hasn't been seen in any episodes between "Day of the Diesels" and "The Missing Christmas Decorations", spending two whole years unable to move because he lacked wheels.
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!Duck The Great Western Engine
--> "There are two ways of doing things: the Great Western Way, or the wrong way."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Number: 8, Originally 5741

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 57xx 0-6-0PT

--> Built: 1929

An ex-Great Western Railway tank engine, Duck came to Sodor to help out Percy at the Big Station. He demands order and discipline, and doesn't let bigger engines bully him. He eventually gets a branch line of his own, shared with Oliver.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He gets this from the other engines in the earlier episodes, though he really brought it on himself with his constant harping on about the inherent superiority of the Great Western Railway above all others.
* BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles, which is sometimes used for Gordon (especially in seasons 4 and 5). As for the Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where he prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.
* BerserkButton: As Donald found out, he doesn't like it when he's told that he quacks like a duck as far as [[MotorMouth talking too much goes.]]
** Do NOT insult or belittle the Great Western Railway. ''Just don't''. Even Gordon finds this out the hard way when arguing over what London's big station is called:
-->"Stupid yourself. London's Paddington! '''Paddington!''' Do you hear!?"
* BigBrotherWorship: Though not engines of the same class, he idolizes City Of Truro.
* BigDamnHeroes: His crew and he, prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.
* BigShutUp: Says this to the trucks who were teasing Diesel in "Dirty Work" and then says this to Gordon, James, and Henry who were teasing Edward at the big station in "Edward's Exploit".
* BreakTheHaughty: What Diesel pulls on him.
* BullyHunter: He doesn't stand for any nonsense from the bullying engines as, for example, he stood up for Percy against the trio of Gordon, James, and Henry when he first arrived on Sodor.
* TheBusCameBack: Disappeared after season 7, with only a few brief appearances in season 12, but now is back and co-starred a season 17 episode. He now makes frequent appearances again.
* CatchPhrase: "Beg pardon, Sir..."
** "There are two ways of doing things. The Great Western way or the wrong way."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Suffered from this starting from the 8th season onward. This was almost reversed, as he reappeared in the 12th season, only to disappear again until the 17th season.
** DemotedToExtra: Before he disappeared altogether, from when the show started deviating from the books. His last starring role prior to "The Thomas Way" was Season 4's "Fish".
* CulturalPosturing: He's fond of claiming that there are two ways of doing things, "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Railway Great Western]] way or the wrong way". Fortunately, he got over it quite quickly.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Inverted. He insists on being called Duck rather than his real name, Montague.
* {{Flanderization}}: Not an overwhelming case, but he does talk about his Great Western pride ''a lot'' more often in the CGI episodes.
* HumiliationConga: As if the trucks forcing him to crash into a barber shop wasn't enough, the angry owner decided to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment shave and lather him]]! The Fat Controller ensures this is rectified however and [[EarnYourHappyEnding Duck is praised for his hardship]].
* KarmicTrickster: Has a fondness for playing tricks on engines he finds conceited.
* MotorMouth: The whole plotline of "Donald's Duck" kicked off after Donald told him to zip it.
* NiceGuy: Despite his moments of boastfulness of being Great Western, he is a mild-mannered and respectable engine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being one of the most sensible engines on the line, he has his shortcomings. One example comes from "The Thomas Way" where he has caused an accident and earned a scolding from the Fat Controller (albeit pivoted partially by Thomas' misbehavior).
* OffModel: His CGI render is larger than his basis, to the point where his footplate clips through Knapford Station's platforms.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His given name is 'Montague,' but most call him 'Duck,' after his tendency to waddle on the rails. Henry, Gordon, and James have quacked at him in the past.
* TheProtagonist: of the three episode arc "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave."
* TheReliableOne: For all his bragging about being Great Western, it's noted that he makes the railway run like clockwork.
* RightlySelfRighteous: Duck boasts about his Great Western heritage, much to the annoyance of the rude and arrogant engines like Gordon, Henry, and James. However, as Duck puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints. Deconstructed in "The Thomas Way" when his stubbornness causes an accident and he has to compromise with Thomas.
* RightWayWrongWayPair: According to him, there's The Great Western Way and the wrong way. This was the main focus in ''The Thomas Way'' where [[TakeTheThirdOption he took on Thomas' option, now claiming there are three ways of doing things]], but the Great Western Way is usually the best.
* ShesAManInJapan: In the Greek dub, Duck is female and named "Jackie".
* SixthRanger: After he took over as Tidmouth's station pilot. He became more of a supporting character once he got his own branch line.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is very proud of his Great Western heritage, and ''very'' vocal about it, especially in the CGI seasons.
-->'''Duck:''' I'm a great Western and...
-->'''Other Engines:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Don't we know it!]]
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: His voice in the CGI series.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Earlier in the series, he had this with Gordon, Henry, and James.
* YouShallNotPass: In "A Close Shave", he holds back twenty runaway cars from crashing into a passenger train.

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!Donald and Douglas, the Scottish Twins
--> "There's merre comin' should yer misbehave" - Donald
--> "Don't mention scrap! It makes mah wheerls wobble!" - Douglas

--> Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 9 (Donald originally 57646) & 10 (Douglas originally 57647)
--> Built: 1909

A pair of mixed-good twins, Donald and Douglas came from Scotland when the Fat Controller needed a goods engine. He planned to send one of them away, but after they proved how useful a team they make, he decided to keep both.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, they were painted blue after arriving at Sodor. With three blue engines already, the TV producers wisely decided to keep their more distinctive black paint.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Fat Controller only purchased engine #57646; as the twins arrived without numbers, he never knew which engine carried it. According to the Railway Series, [[spoiler:It was Donald. Douglas was 57647, and if Donald had left him behind, he would've been scrapped.]] It was hinted at in several stories in the books though.
* BrotherChuck
* BullyHunter: Donald as the Spiteful Brake Van learns.
* FeudEpisode: In "Twin Trouble" and "Love Me Tender".
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers. Douglas has a slightly deeper toned whistle.
* LongBusTrip: They were absent for several years after the show was animated in full CGI, though they finally returned to the series in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Their leitmotif even has bagpipes in the background.
* SiblingRivalry: They develop this kind of relationship in "Love Me Tender". For all their arguing, they would always get back together again.
* SingleMindedTwins: They have individual roles at times, but mostly retain the same personality.
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Douglas has this in the original Japanese dub.
* {{Trigger}}: Do ''not'' like to talk about scrapping.
* TricksterTwins: Notice that they are almost the only characters labeled by name ''and'' number: Hatt specifically insisted on this after one too many TwinSwitch gambits.
* ViolentGlaswegian: While they're nice Ccots, they can get temperamental when pushed.
-->'''Donald''': "Spite Douggie, would ye? Take that!"

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!Oliver The Western Engine
--> "I don't feel good gracious-whatever it is. I just feel silly."

-->Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 11, Originally 1436

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 14xx 0-4-2T

--> Built: 1934

An ex-Great Western Railway tank engine that was supposed to be scrapped, but ran away to Sodor with his brake van, Toad. Thanks to Douglas, he's living a much happier life on Duck's branch line.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism : In the episode ''Oliver Owns Up''.
** In "Toad's Adventure", this seems to have returned with a vengeance, to the point where Toad is utterly fed up with hearing about his arrival on Sodor.
* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful in ''Oliver Owns Up'', and end up bunker-down in a turntable well.
* BrooklynRage: Has a Brooklyn accent in the US version of "Oliver Owns Up".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Duck, he was absent from the 8th season until the 12th, where he managed to get two speaking roles before vanishing again. However, in ''Tale of the Brave'', he made a cameo. Finally speaking in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure."
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The Fat Controller asks him if he suffers this after he pulls S.C.Ruffey apart. Subverted in that the train was too heavy for Oliver to pull in the first place, the trucks were holding back, and S.C.Ruffey's wood and frame were already rotten and rusted.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* OffModel: [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140912152152/ttte/images/5/55/Spencer%27sVIP80.png His CGI render]] is smaller than his model and real-life counterpart.
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Like Duck, Oliver also gains a Cornish accent in the CGI series.

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!Toad the Brake Van

--> "I'll always look foward to the future. Busy Going backwards."

-->Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Built: 1890/99

Oliver's trusty brake van who escaped scrap with him. A very gentlemanly brake van (always referring to the engines as Mr. and Miss), he keeps Oliver's trucks in order, but can sometimes have spells of over-imagination.

* AscendedExtra/ ADayInTheLimelight: Unlike the Railway Series, he had a lot more screentime. There was "Busy Going Backwards" in season 5, as well as "Toad's Adventure" and "Toad's Bright Idea" in Season 18 and "Toad and the Whale" in Season 19.
* BullyHunter: Helped Oliver put the trucks in their place after they wouldn't stop teasing him.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "Toad's Adventure", he tells James that his brakes are very strong. This became useful when James' train got uncoupled and Toad saved himself and the runaway train from crashing into Thomas and Percy.
* TheJeeves: To Oliver, in a sense.
* NiceGuy
* NotNowKiddo: A frequent victim to this.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: "Toad's Bright Idea" is the first episode in which Toad gets visibly angry. He still retains his polite speech, though.
* VerbalTic: Tends to address people with the pronoun "Mr."

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!The Slip Coaches
-->Voiced by: Jonathan Broadbent, Rebecca O'Mara, Steven Kynman

Three coaches Sir Topham Hatt brought from the other railway. They each have "slip hooks" that allow them to be uncoupled from their train without stopping.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Their introduction episode, ''Duck and the Slip Coaches''.
* ChekhovsSkill: Their ability to slip from their train becomes useful when Connor has to take extra passengers during a blizzard.
* {{Expy}}: They fill the roles of Alice and Mirabel, Duck's coaches from ''The Railway Series''.
* {{Old Friend}}s: They previously worked with Duck on the Great Western Railway.
* {{Single Minded T|wins}}rio
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The first and third coaches are male, while the middle one is female.

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!The Arlesdale Railway

--> Voiced by: Tom Stourton (Rex), Keith Wickham (Bert), Tim Whitnall (Mike)

--> Built: Rex 1923, Bert 1894, Mike 1966

A miniature gauge railway that runs from the end of the Arlesburgh line to hills and quarries which supply ballast for the NWR. Duck, Oliver, Donald and Douglas frequently interact with them. It is based largely on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

* BerserkButton: The three of them collectively share a hate for being mocked for their small size.
* ButtMonkey: Bert.
* ChromaticArrangement: Mike is red, Bert is blue, and Rex is green.
* GrumpyBear: Mike.
* HairTriggerTemper: Mike.
* LiteralMinded: Bert.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Mike.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Railway Series characters hadn't been added to the series since ''1994''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The three are constantly bickering with each other, but stick together nonetheless.

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!Duck The Great Western Engine
!Victor
--> "There are two ways of doing things: "You've come to the Great Western Way, or the wrong way.right place, my friend."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Number: 8, Originally 5741

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 57xx 0-6-0PT

--> Built: 1929

An ex-Great Western Railway tank
David Bedella (US/UK), Matt Wilkinson (UK; Hero of the Rails - sixteenth season)

A Cuban narrow gauge
engine, Duck came to Sodor to help out Percy at Victor transports parts all through the Big Station. He demands order Steamworks, as well as giving orders and discipline, and doesn't let bigger helping diagnose problems with engines bully him. He eventually gets a branch line of his own, shared with Oliver.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He gets this from
who come in. As the other engines in only narrow gauge engine owned by the earlier episodes, though he really brought it on himself with his constant harping on about the inherent superiority of the Great Western Railway above all others.
* BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles, which is
Fat Controller, Victor can sometimes used for Gordon (especially in seasons 4 leave the Steamworks to help the Skarloey Railway engines.

* BelatedBackstory: His past history isn't explored until ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', a few years after he was introduced.
* CartoonCreature: He's based on a standard gauge engine, but re-scaled
and 5). As for modified to the Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where same narrow gauge as the Skarloey Railway engines.
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast: While being sent to Sodor with Luke, the chains holding him to the ship came lose. As
he prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.
* BerserkButton: As Donald found out, he doesn't like it
didn't speak English at the time, nobody could understand him when he's told that he quacks like a duck as far as [[MotorMouth talking too much goes.tried to warn them. So when Luke was being lifted off the ship, Victor was knocked into the sea.]]
** Do NOT insult or belittle the Great Western Railway. ''Just don't''. Even Gordon finds this out the hard way when arguing over what London's big station * DashingHispanic
* GadgeteerGenius
* NiceGuy: He can be snarky at times, but otherwise
is called:
-->"Stupid yourself. London's Paddington! '''Paddington!''' Do you hear!?"
* BigBrotherWorship: Though not engines
rather pleasant and tolerant of the same class, he idolizes City Of Truro.
* BigDamnHeroes: His crew and he, prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.
* BigShutUp: Says this to the trucks who were teasing Diesel in "Dirty Work" and then says this to Gordon, James, and Henry who were teasing Edward at the big station in "Edward's Exploit".
* BreakTheHaughty: What Diesel pulls on him.
* BullyHunter: He doesn't stand for any nonsense from the bullying engines as, for example, he stood up for Percy against the trio of Gordon, James, and Henry when he first arrived on Sodor.
* TheBusCameBack: Disappeared after season 7, with only a few brief appearances in season 12, but now is back and co-starred a season 17 episode. He now makes frequent appearances again.
* CatchPhrase: "Beg pardon, Sir..."
** "There are two ways of doing things. The Great Western way or the wrong way."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Suffered from this starting from the 8th season onward. This was almost reversed, as he reappeared in the 12th season, only to disappear again until the 17th season.
** DemotedToExtra: Before he disappeared altogether, from when the show started deviating from the books. His last starring role prior to "The Thomas Way" was Season 4's "Fish".
* CulturalPosturing: He's fond of claiming that there are two ways of doing things, "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Railway Great Western]] way or the wrong way". Fortunately, he got over it quite quickly.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Inverted. He insists on being called Duck rather than his real name, Montague.
* {{Flanderization}}: Not an overwhelming case, but he does talk about his Great Western pride ''a lot'' more often in the CGI episodes.
* HumiliationConga: As if the trucks forcing him to crash into a barber shop wasn't enough, the angry owner decided to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment shave and lather him]]! The Fat Controller ensures this is rectified however and [[EarnYourHappyEnding Duck is praised for his hardship]].
* KarmicTrickster: Has a fondness for playing tricks on
other engines he finds conceited.
helps.
* MotorMouth: TheSmartGuy
* TokenMinority:
The whole plotline of "Donald's Duck" kicked off after Donald told him to zip it.
* NiceGuy: Despite his moments of boastfulness of being Great Western, he is a mild-mannered and respectable engine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being one of the most sensible engines on the line, he has his shortcomings. One example comes from "The Thomas Way" where he has caused an accident and earned a scolding from the Fat Controller (albeit pivoted partially by Thomas' misbehavior).
* OffModel: His CGI render is larger than his basis, to the point where his footplate clips through Knapford Station's platforms.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His given name is 'Montague,' but most call him 'Duck,' after his tendency to waddle on the rails. Henry, Gordon, and James have quacked at him in the past.
* TheProtagonist: of the three episode arc "Pop Goes the Diesel", "Dirty Work", and "A Close Shave."
* TheReliableOne: For all his bragging about being Great Western, it's noted that he makes the railway run like clockwork.
* RightlySelfRighteous: Duck boasts about his Great Western heritage, much to the annoyance of the rude and arrogant engines like Gordon, Henry, and James. However, as Duck puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints. Deconstructed in "The Thomas Way" when his stubbornness causes an accident and he has to compromise with Thomas.
* RightWayWrongWayPair: According to him, there's The Great Western Way and the wrong way. This was the main focus in ''The Thomas Way'' where [[TakeTheThirdOption he took on Thomas' option, now claiming there are three ways of doing things]], but the Great Western Way is usually the best.
* ShesAManInJapan: In the Greek dub, Duck is female and named "Jackie".
* SixthRanger: After he took over as Tidmouth's station pilot. He became more of a supporting character once he got his own branch line.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is very proud of his Great Western heritage, and ''very'' vocal about it, especially in the CGI seasons.
-->'''Duck:''' I'm a great Western and...
-->'''Other Engines:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Don't we know it!]]
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: His voice in the CGI series.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Earlier in the series, he had this with Gordon, Henry, and James.
* YouShallNotPass: In "A Close Shave", he holds back twenty runaway cars from crashing into a passenger train.

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!Donald and Douglas,
!Kevin the Scottish Twins
Crane
--> "There's merre comin' should yer misbehave" - Donald
--> "Don't mention scrap! It makes mah wheerls wobble!" - Douglas

--> Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 9 (Donald originally 57646) & 10 (Douglas originally 57647)
--> Built: 1909

A pair of mixed-good twins, Donald and Douglas came from Scotland when the Fat Controller needed a goods engine. He planned to send one of them away, but after they proved how useful a team they make, he decided to keep both.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, they were painted blue after arriving at Sodor. With three blue engines already, the TV producers wisely decided to keep their more distinctive black paint.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Fat Controller only purchased engine #57646; as the twins arrived without numbers, he never knew which engine carried it. According to the Railway Series, [[spoiler:It was Donald. Douglas was 57647, and if Donald had left him behind, he would've been scrapped.]]
"Sorry, boss. It was hinted a slip of the 'ook."

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Matt Wilkinson (UK)

A three-wheeled mobile crane and Victor's assistant. Kevin is faster than Victor
at delivering parts, except Kevin is extremely clumsy.

* AscendedFanboy: He's always wanted to work with Cranky, and gets the chance
in several stories "Kevin's Cranky Friend".
* BumblingSidekick: To Victor.
* CatchPhrase: "Slip of the hook!"
in the books though.
* BrotherChuck
* BullyHunter: Donald as the Spiteful Brake Van learns.
* FeudEpisode: In "Twin Trouble" and "Love Me Tender".
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers. Douglas has a slightly deeper toned whistle.
* LongBusTrip: They were absent for several years after the show was animated in full CGI, though they finally returned to the series in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Their leitmotif even has bagpipes
US, "Slip o' me 'ook!" in the background.
UK.
* SiblingRivalry: They develop this kind of relationship in "Love Me Tender". For all their arguing, they would always get back together again.
CloudCuckooLander
* SingleMindedTwins: They have individual roles at times, but mostly retain the same personality.
TheDitz
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Douglas has this in the original Japanese dub.
DrivesLikeCrazy
* {{Trigger}}: Do ''not'' like to talk about scrapping.
HeroWorshipper: Toward Cranky.
* TricksterTwins: Notice that they are almost the only characters labeled by name ''and'' number: Hatt specifically insisted on this TheKlutz
* PluckyComicRelief
* ShownTheirWork: The real life mobile crane Kevin was modeled
after one too many TwinSwitch gambits.
was also known for being rather cumbersome and clumsy to operate.
* ViolentGlaswegian: While they're nice Ccots, they can get temperamental when pushed.
-->'''Donald''': "Spite Douggie, would ye? Take that!"

YouthfulFreckles

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!Oliver The Western Engine
--> "I don't feel good gracious-whatever it is. I just feel silly."

-->Voiced
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!Den and Dart

-->Den voiced
by: Joe Mills

--> Number: 11, Originally 1436

--> Basis: Great Western Railway 14xx 0-4-2T

Keith Wickham(UK/US; fifteenth season onwards)
-->Dart voiced by: Rupert Degas (UK/US; Day of the Diesels - sixteenth season), Steven Kynman (UK/US; seventeenth season onwards)

--> Built: 1934

An ex-Great Western Railway tank engine
Den 1959/1971, Dart 1961

A pair of diesels
that was supposed to be scrapped, work at the Dieselworks.

* BigGuyLittleGuy: Den being the Big, and Dart the Little.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 19's "Den and Dart".
* DumbMuscle: Den is the bigger and stronger one of the two,
but ran away struggles to Sodor with get his brake van, Toad. Thanks thoughts into words.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Den and Dart.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Den saves Toby from a runaway truck, he scolds the trucks in ''a full sentence''.
* PhraseCatcher: Den struggles
to Douglas, finish what he's living a much happier life on Duck's branch line.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism : In the episode ''Oliver Owns Up''.
** In "Toad's Adventure", this seems
trying to have returned say, so other engines finish his thoughts for him, with a vengeance, to the point where Toad is utterly fed up with hearing about his arrival on Sodor.
* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful in ''Oliver Owns Up'', and end up bunker-down in a turntable well.
* BrooklynRage: Has a Brooklyn accent in the US version of "Oliver Owns Up".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Duck, he was absent from the 8th season until the 12th, where he managed to get two speaking roles before vanishing again. However, in ''Tale of the Brave'', he made a cameo. Finally speaking in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure.
"What you/he mean/s is..."
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The Fat Controller asks him if he suffers this after he pulls S.C.Ruffey apart. Subverted in that RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Den, who mumbles, stutters, and loses his [[IncrediblyLamePun train]] of thought.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Dart is
the train was too heavy for Oliver to pull in the first place, the trucks were holding back, and S.C.Ruffey's wood and frame were already rotten and rusted.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* OffModel: [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140912152152/ttte/images/5/55/Spencer%27sVIP80.png His CGI render]] is
smaller than his model and real-life counterpart.
* UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry: Like Duck, Oliver also gains a Cornish accent in the CGI series.

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!Toad the Brake Van

--> "I'll always look foward to the future. Busy Going backwards."

-->Voiced by: Joe Mills

--> Built: 1890/99

Oliver's trusty brake van who escaped scrap with him. A very gentlemanly brake van (always referring to the engines as Mr. and Miss), he keeps Oliver's trucks in order, but can sometimes have spells of over-imagination.

* AscendedExtra/ ADayInTheLimelight: Unlike the Railway Series, he had a lot more screentime. There was "Busy Going Backwards" in season 5, as well as "Toad's Adventure" and "Toad's Bright Idea" in Season 18 and "Toad and the Whale" in Season 19.
* BullyHunter: Helped Oliver put the trucks in their place after they wouldn't stop teasing him.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "Toad's Adventure", he tells James that his brakes are very strong. This became useful when James' train got uncoupled and Toad saved himself and the runaway train from crashing into Thomas and Percy.
* TheJeeves: To Oliver, in a sense.
* NiceGuy
* NotNowKiddo: A frequent victim to this.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: "Toad's Bright Idea" is the first episode in which Toad gets visibly angry. He still retains his polite speech, though.
* VerbalTic: Tends to address people with the pronoun "Mr."

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!The Slip Coaches
-->Voiced by: Jonathan Broadbent, Rebecca O'Mara, Steven Kynman

Three coaches Sir Topham Hatt brought from the other railway. They each have "slip hooks" that allow them to be uncoupled from their train without stopping.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Their introduction episode, ''Duck and the Slip Coaches''.
* ChekhovsSkill: Their ability to slip from their train becomes useful when Connor has to take extra passengers during a blizzard.
* {{Expy}}: They fill the roles of Alice and Mirabel, Duck's coaches from ''The Railway Series''.
* {{Old Friend}}s: They previously worked with Duck on the Great Western Railway.
* {{Single Minded T|wins}}rio
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The first and third coaches are male, while the middle one is female.

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!The Arlesdale Railway

--> Voiced by: Tom Stourton (Rex), Keith Wickham (Bert), Tim Whitnall (Mike)

--> Built: Rex 1923, Bert 1894, Mike 1966

A miniature gauge railway that runs from the end
weaker of the Arlesburgh line to hills pair, but is quick-witted and quarries which supply ballast for the NWR. Duck, Oliver, Donald able to figure out what Den's trying to say.
* ThoseTwoGuys: In seasons 15
and Douglas frequently interact with them. It is based largely on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

* BerserkButton: The three of them collectively share a hate for being mocked for their small size.
* ButtMonkey: Bert.
* ChromaticArrangement: Mike is red, Bert is blue, and Rex is green.
* GrumpyBear: Mike.
* HairTriggerTemper: Mike.
* LiteralMinded: Bert.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Mike.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Railway Series characters hadn't been added to the series since ''1994''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The three are constantly bickering with each other, but stick together nonetheless.
16.



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!Daisy
--> "Feeble, feeble, feeble!? Let me-!"

--> Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher (''SLOTLT and TGR only'') Tracy-Ann Oberman (''twentieth season onwards''),

--> Number: D1

--> Basis: British Railways Class 101 Bo-Bo

--> Built: 1960

A feisty diesel railcar brought in to help out while Thomas was being repaired. She became the prominent engine to take passengers of the Harwick line after being completed.

* AesopAmnesia: Despite being called out for her laziness, she reverts back to her old ways upon her reintroduction in Season 20.
* BerserkButton: Daisy doesn't like being referred as "feeble".[[note]]Her response (shown above) is literally one of the few times in the series that a locomotive has ''physically threatened'' a human.[[/note]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Somewhat inverted. Like some diesels, she thinks that she is right up to date. At the same time, she is friendly.
* LazyBum: She was this until The Fat Controller calls her out on it. Then as of "Ryan and Daisy", she reverts back to this.
* MakeUpIsEvil: She does have makeup, but while not evil, she is rather vain and snobbish.
* QuicklyDemotedWoman: The last episode dedicated to her was back in season 4, and she made a brief non-speaking role in season 8.
** Subverted in the books; while she did disappear for the tenure the show adapted, she later reappeared with plenty of stories in the modern novels revolved around her. She also made more frequent appearances in the magazine series.
*** She finally returns in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure'', [[spoiler:being transferred over to the Arlesbergh Harbor-Harwick branch line for passenger duties]]. After that, she got four spotlight episodes in Season 20, and was seen in several other episodes as a supporting character.
* SpoiledBrat
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Her eyelashes and lipstick.
* WellExcuseMePrincess

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!Ryan
-->"My name is Ryan, and I'll be your engine today!"

-->Voiced by: Eddie Redmayne

A violet tank engine that arrives in ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. After helping to construct it, he now works on the Arlesburgh-Harwick Branch Line as a goods engine. Enthusiastic and kind, he works hard and wants to be liked by everyone.

* AllLovingHero: Is friendly to everyone, even Thomas, who only treats him coldly in response. Even so, Ryan greets and bids farewell to him with friendly remarks, and doesn't even care when Thomas reveals he could have stopped [[spoiler:the dynamite incident]]. This continues throughout Season 20, when he takes on Daisy's jobs, albeit while doing his own, which exhausts him, as well as taking out Judy and Jerome after hearing how they've never been used for a long time.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: [[spoiler:Finally decides to help Thomas in the climax and starts heading up to Knapford, but as soon as the pirate ship comes into view, he immediately starts reversing and screaming. And keeps doing that even when he gets [[IncrediblyLamePun roped]] into helping.]]
* ButtMonkey: Somehow keeps getting wrapped up in crises out of nowhere. In addition, Thomas hated him at first, but Ryan himself had no idea why.
* LovableCoward: As brave as he would like to be, Ryan has a tendency to panic in a crisis.
* NiceGuy: Isn't even angry at Thomas for not warning him about something which [[spoiler: nearly got them killed by an explosion.]] He also doesn't hold it against Daisy for exhausting him when she tries to pass off her work onto him.

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!Jerome and Judy
-->Voiced by: Tim Whitnall (Jerome), Teresa Gallagher (Judy)

Two breakdown cranes that help out with maintenance work and recover engines and trucks after accidents. They debut in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins'', when Thomas uses them to rescue James.

* CanonForeigner: An interesting example; they take up the roles of the Breakdown Train cranes from the original story, which were not sentient.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates.
* MotorMouth
* OutOfFocus: Deconstructed. They were never used that much since Rocky and the Rescue Centre appeared, which they lament to Ryan. Sir Topham Hatt finds out about this after Daisy has an accident and realizes that Rocky isn't the only crane to be used all the time.
* SingleMindedTwins
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: They're neither mentioned nor merchandised prior to the film's release.
* SleepyHead: The moment they're not needed, they fall asleep.
* SuddenlyVoiced
* ThemeTwinNaming: Both names start with "J" and are two syllables.
* UnexpectedCharacter: While it was known the film would be an adaption of ''Thomas the Tank Engine'', no one was expecting the Breakdown Train to be personified.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Steamworks and Dieselworks]]

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!Victor
--> "You've come to the right place, my friend."

-->Voiced by: David Bedella (US/UK), Matt Wilkinson (UK; Hero of the Rails - sixteenth season)

A Cuban narrow gauge engine, Victor transports parts all through the Steamworks, as well as giving orders and helping diagnose problems with engines who come in. As the only narrow gauge engine owned by the Fat Controller, Victor can sometimes leave the Steamworks to help the Skarloey Railway engines.

* BelatedBackstory: His past history isn't explored until ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', a few years after he was introduced.
* CartoonCreature: He's based on a standard gauge engine, but re-scaled and modified to the same narrow gauge as the Skarloey Railway engines.
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast: While being sent to Sodor with Luke, the chains holding him to the ship came lose. As he didn't speak English at the time, nobody could understand him when he tried to warn them. So when Luke was being lifted off the ship, Victor was knocked into the sea.]]
* DashingHispanic
* GadgeteerGenius
* NiceGuy: He can be snarky at times, but otherwise is rather pleasant and tolerant of the other engines he helps.
* TheSmartGuy
* TokenMinority: The only Hispanic engine.

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!Kevin the Crane
--> "Sorry, boss. It was a slip of the 'ook."

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Matt Wilkinson (UK)

A three-wheeled mobile crane and Victor's assistant. Kevin is faster than Victor at delivering parts, except Kevin is extremely clumsy.

* AscendedFanboy: He's always wanted to work with Cranky, and gets the chance in "Kevin's Cranky Friend".
* BumblingSidekick: To Victor.
* CatchPhrase: "Slip of the hook!" in the US, "Slip o' me 'ook!" in the UK.
* CloudCuckooLander
* TheDitz
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* HeroWorshipper: Toward Cranky.
* TheKlutz
* PluckyComicRelief
* ShownTheirWork: The real life mobile crane Kevin was modeled after was also known for being rather cumbersome and clumsy to operate.
* YouthfulFreckles

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!Den and Dart

-->Den voiced by: Keith Wickham(UK/US; fifteenth season onwards)
-->Dart voiced by: Rupert Degas (UK/US; Day of the Diesels - sixteenth season), Steven Kynman (UK/US; seventeenth season onwards)

--> Built: Den 1959/1971, Dart 1961

A pair of diesels that work at the Dieselworks.

* BigGuyLittleGuy: Den being the Big, and Dart the Little.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 19's "Den and Dart".
* DumbMuscle: Den is the bigger and stronger one of the two, but struggles to get his thoughts into words.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Den and Dart.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Den saves Toby from a runaway truck, he scolds the trucks in ''a full sentence''.
* PhraseCatcher: Den struggles to finish what he's trying to say, so other engines finish his thoughts for him, with "What you/he mean/s is..."
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Den, who mumbles, stutters, and loses his [[IncrediblyLamePun train]] of thought.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Dart is the smaller and weaker of the pair, but is quick-witted and able to figure out what Den's trying to say.
* ThoseTwoGuys: In seasons 15 and 16.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Depicted as one of the Fat Controller's most competent tank engines, yet is most often seen working as a shunter in the yard, and seems fairly happy with this job.


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* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point due to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads to exasperation for poor Toby.
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* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for example. "The Railcar and the Coaches" also ends with him pulling passenger trains with a mortified Annie and Clarabel after they misbehave.

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* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes gets to pull specials and look splendid at last. "Diesel's Special Delivery" for example. "The Railcar and the Coaches" also ends with him pulling passenger trains with a mortified temporarily taking over Thomas' branch line after Annie and Clarabel after they misbehave.
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