History Characters / ThomasTheTankEngine

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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.

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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
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--> "You are a really useful engine."And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source
of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern
Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.Sodor alive.



* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
* NeverMyFault:
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.

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* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun:
CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any
there IS a real-life engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If
bears a close resemblance to her, it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably
really more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally
coincidence than anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an else.
* TheChick: The only female
engine (often in the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
film.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal
CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
* NeverMyFault:
** There was one aversion in "Thomas
magical powers, and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director
source of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, Gold Dust that both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals
the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
around her.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how
TheMovie, not much he yells is known about her personality at them all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible
for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction
generating the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.



[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.

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[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

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

The Fat Controller's wife.
Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.



* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.

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* DeadpanSnarker:
{{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day,
'''Diesel 10:''' If she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.



[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.

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[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "The law is "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in
the law signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and we Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He
can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes
change it!"

size along with him.
* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to
RememberedTooLate: He forgets the public" word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at
only remembers it and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but
its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds out that he was anything but.Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.



[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.

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[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "Hold "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives
on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.
make Lady steam again.



* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* BigFun: Her son must CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would
take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in
on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments
that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl
Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].



[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.

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[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled -->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay
with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.
Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In CompanionCube: Bluebird, her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing
and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}
horseback riding.



[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.

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[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

"I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The Controller original antagonist of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the railway original movie with him. He was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of transport is a red bicycle.her for good.



* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]

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* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared
TheBully: To Burnett in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from
film's original backstory, and continues to the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
present day.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter:
TheCorrupter: In the original books, much like cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the Fat Controller, community, turning the title of Thin Controller once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was occupied by members the source of the Sam family. The TV series uses an derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his
original character dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love
and name marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha
for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in
the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and
magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his wife have five children.
faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He
VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a bowler hat, to contrast peaceful town like Shining Time or the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]
quiet country of Sodor.



[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.

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[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry
[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like
the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced
funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played
by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.
Creator/MichaelERodgers

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



* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.

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* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
{{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren:
The Foolish Sibling second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
the Island of Sodor.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild:
He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
childlike and fun-loving personality.
* NiceHat: TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in
his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.
funnel.



[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* NiceGirl

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[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/07fc7618ea09e947626eb2d351289114.jpg]]

The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.
----
* CatchPhrase: "You'd make ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a mother proud!"
while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* NiceGirl
CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.



[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.

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[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

[[folder:Sam]]
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/70750905501928c9d0cfe1809d55b8a8.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

Rob Rackstraw

The Earl of Sodor and 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the owner construction of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.a new museum.



* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the
Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke
Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he
Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware compliment, saying that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* CoolOldGuy: MeaningfulName: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down
name comes from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance,
his name top speed is mostly identical to his book counterpart.only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength



[[folder:Sailor John]]
[[quoteright:151:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/360813eaf5ded9c59cbe0f99c7d14a3d.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]

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[[folder:Sailor John]]
[[quoteright:151:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/360813eaf5ded9c59cbe0f99c7d14a3d.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

[[folder:Dustin]]

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer,
a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in snowplough locomotive that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out comes to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas
help during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film,
a blizzard.
----
* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means
he throws a stick has no use outside of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
winter.




[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
----
* CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.
[[/folder]]

!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-lady2_8824.jpg]]

--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.
----
* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-splatteranddodge_2339.png]]

--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.
----
* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-alecbaldwinasmrconductor_2199.png]]

--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-burnettstone1_5897.png]]

--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.
----
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-lily_6149.jpg]]

-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.
----
* CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-ptboomer_2803.png]]

--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.
----
* TheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

He is the younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is very nice, handsome, and loves to have fun.
----
* {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.
[[/folder]]

!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/07fc7618ea09e947626eb2d351289114.jpg]]

The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.
----
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sam]]
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/70750905501928c9d0cfe1809d55b8a8.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.
----
* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.
----
* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.
[[/folder]]
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* [[Character/ThomasTheTankEngineSecondaryCharacters Secondary Characters]][[labelnote:Click to expand]]Harvey, Molly, Rosie, Whiff and Scruff, Stanley, Charlie, Winston, Phillip, Fergus, Other Engines[[/labelnote]]
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!!Secondary Characters

[[folder:Harvey]]
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-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1901

A strong tank engine with a crane mounted on top of his boiler.

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!!Secondary !!Non-rail Characters

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

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

Wickham, Rupert Degas (fifteenth - sixteenth seasons)

--> Built: 1901

1929/1948

A strong tank engine with a crane mounted bus Thomas met on top of his boiler.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.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of his weight, he can't reach or handle high speeds.
* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than his real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as of the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by
BlackBestFriend: Something of the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
vehicle equivalent of mixed race (or species) friendship at least.
* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long 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 his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction getting stuck or breaking down.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied at times
in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and 20, the show where loud skids can be heard as he drives. He's obsessed with being relegated faster than Thomas, after all.
* FantasticRacism: Briefly in "Trust Thomas" after the engines fail
to cameos at best. 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 21 gives him some more major roles.
One, where Bertie had only one face mask. Subverted in later seasons, where he has a wider scope of facial expressions like the others.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, VerbalTic: In Thomas and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of his weight,
the Magic Railroad, he can't reach or handle high speeds.
* OddFriendship: Develops this
ends almost every sentence with Daisy in Season 21.
"vroom vroom".
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than his real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as of
VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.
same is charitable when he needs help.



[[folder:Molly]]
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--> Built: 1904

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but with the help of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.

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

--> Built: 1904

1934

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily tractor who Thomas meets on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but with the help of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.his branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.



* DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes to being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal in her debut episode is to do something other than pulling empties.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance was in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.

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* DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes
TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes his return to being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal
the series in her debut episode is to do something other than pulling empties.
* PutOnABus: Her
season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but
was removed and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* 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. This is averted after he reappeared
in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.the CGI series.



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--> "It's meeeee!"

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas and despite his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.

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--> "It's meeeee!"

-->Voiced
"Oh yes, I like children."

--> Voiced
by: Jules de Jongh Christopher Ragland (US), Teresa Gallagher Nigel Pilkington (UK)

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas
1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found in a scrap yard by Edward,
and despite was since purchased by the Vicar. He now lives on his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train orchard and gives rides to Alice at Hill Farm.children.



* CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities to Amy's original name, Rosy the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact that she was given a cherry red coat in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full of energy.
* LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* RoseHairedSweetie: In this case, "Rose Painted Sweetie". Before her new red livery, she was lavender and is sweet and cheerful.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles

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* CheerfulChild
CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys the hero
DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities surviving the transition to Amy's CGI, he's only appeared in ''one episode'', and as a background element.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His
original name, Rosy the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote
that she was given a cherry red coat he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off
in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full of energy.
* LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* RoseHairedSweetie: In this case, "Rose Painted Sweetie". Before her new red livery, she was lavender and is sweet and cheerful.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles
the sun.



[[folder:Whiff and Scruff]]
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-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A pair of engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind and enjoy their jobs.

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-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

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--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

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

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A pair of engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is
1926

An old-fashioned car owned by
a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind cricketer. She prefers slow and enjoy their jobs.leisurely runs throughout the countryside, as high speeds overheat her engine.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and instead tries to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired at the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind and understanding.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and instead tries TheAllegedCar: She's pushed to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired at
the start point of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
overheating frequently.
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff After a brief appearance in the fifth season, she was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
the rest of the model era.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind SouthernBelle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub and understanding.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen
is very polite to her driver.



[[folder:Stanley]]
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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A silver tank engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during the restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, Thomas grew jealous of him and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was the first to realize Thomas' feelings and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations.

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[[folder:Bulgy]]
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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

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

--> Built: 1960/61

A silver tank engine double-decker bus who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during the restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, Thomas grew jealous of him and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower believed railways needed to be demolished ripped up and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was the first to realize Thomas' feelings replaced with roads. Ended up getting wedged under a bridge after stealing Duck's passengers and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with left in a combined effort made it back field to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations. rot as a henhouse.



* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* 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.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What Thomas thinks of him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: After his debut in ''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused him to take too much trucks which led to the accident with the Great Waterton tower.

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* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* AlmightyJanitor: Depicted as one of the Fat Controller's most competent tank engines, yet is most often seen working as a shunter
AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in the yard, books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him
and seems fairly happy with this job.
Devious Diesel to be friends.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy
thinks of him initially.
Bertie's too small to be useful.
* DemotedToExtra: After HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his debut old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He tried to beat Duck
in ''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused him to take too much trucks
a race by taking a shortcut - which led involved him trying to drive under a bridge. The bridge isn't high enough, and he gets stuck underneath.
* {{Jerkass}}
* 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 accident with the Great Waterton tower.passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.
* PerpetualFrowner: Was this in his debut, but disappeared in ''Bulgy Rides Again''.



[[folder:Charlie]]
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!Charlie

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

--> Built: 1891/1904

A tank engine who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working in the shunting yards.

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!Charlie

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

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

--> Built: 1891/1904

1920/29

A tank engine steam roller who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working finds great joy in the shunting yards.turning rails into roads.



* CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his jokey nature is that engines have a hard time believing him when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants with his friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine' and seeking fun and games from the other engines in the form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the off periods in between his and his fellow engines' work instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.

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* CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his jokey nature is that engines have a hard time believing 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 himself 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 he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants with his friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine' and seeking fun and games from
they refuse to let the other engines in the form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the off periods in between his and his fellow engines' work instead of doing pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads to them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it whenever he pleases.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.
was]]).



[[folder:Winston]]
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-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like a convertible on rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.

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-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

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A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a convertible on rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.boulder loose.



* ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from being a major character in season 17 to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On the other hand in said episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back and forth searching for a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).

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* ButtMonkey
AllThereInTheManual: According to TheMerch, he now works exclusively at slate mines.
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
CartoonCreature: He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover, one like him would be impossible to operate safely.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from
FlatCharacter: Despite being a major character in season 17 to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of
the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On the other hand in said
episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back and forth searching for a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
* LongBusTrip



[[folder:Phillip]]
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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

--> Number: 68

--> Built: c.1930

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as a station pilot. Phillip is energetic and very talkative, much to the amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.

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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

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! Elizabeth
--> Number: 68

--> Built: c.1930

"Oh, it's you. Have you learned to drive properly yet?"

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as vintage steam quarry truck, who ended up being abandoned in a station pilot. Phillip is energetic shed. She was the Fat Controller's first truck, and very talkative, much to the amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.



* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point due to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads to exasperation for poor Toby.
* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to his dismay.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point due to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this DeadpanSnarker
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's the
only leads character able to exasperation for poor Toby.
insult The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends FantasticRacism: Subverted. She may believe that roads are superior to irritate Gordon rails, but she often helps the engines out when necessary.
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit downplayed. She's can come across as rude, cranky,
and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how
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 Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s hard worker, and reacts appropriately to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit
good manners. Her treatment of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to his dismay.Thomas also softens when he and Terence help her out of the snow following a crash.



[[folder: Fergus]]

* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "Jerk" part is downplayed due to Fergus overall being a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by the rules tends to annoy the other engines.

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[[folder: Fergus]]

* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "Jerk" part is downplayed due to Fergus overall being a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by
[[folder:Madge]]
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A snub-nosed truck that works in
the rules tends to annoy mountains near the other engines.
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.




[[folder:Other Engines]]
* ButtMonkey: Stafford.
* DemotedToExtra
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Big In Pennsylvania]]: Hank the [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep in mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with less stops for fuel) than their smaller British counterparts.
* GentleGiant: Murdoch and Hank.

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--> "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 [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep in mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often 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 stops for fuel) than their smaller British counterparts.
* GentleGiant: Murdoch and Hank.
prominent after ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.



!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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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.

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!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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[[folder:The Pack]]
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! Bertie
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-->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 Bus
--> "But to beat you over that hill, I'd have to grow wings
ballast tractor, Jack the front loader, Alfie 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
Oliver the branch line to excavators, Max and Monty the other, in which Thomas won, earning Bertie's respect.dump trucks, Kelly the crane, Byron the bulldozer, Ned the steam shovel, Isobella the steam lorry, Patrick the cement mixer, and Buster the steamroller.



* BlackBestFriend: 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.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.

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* BlackBestFriend: Something TheBusCameBack: A good portion of the vehicle equivalent team reappears in ''The Great Discovery'', and Jack and Alfie appear in one episode of mixed race (or species) friendship at least.
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''.
* DemotedToExtra: In recent years his appearances have become scarce, CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* 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 does show up, he's usually either avoiding an accident, or in need of rescue after getting stuck or breaking down.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied
(the engine) turned into a digger, only to find out at times in the show where loud skids can be heard as he drives. He's obsessed with being faster than Thomas, after all.
end that there are two Olivers.
* FantasticRacism: Briefly in "Trust Thomas" after the engines fail PutOnABus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated to get tar for his broken roads, he labels them unreliable. He takes it back completely them, they quickly disappeared when Thomas gets this fixed.
& Friends was acquired by [=HiT=].
* FriendlyRival: His races with Thomas (though to prove RookieRedRanger: Jack.
* SiblingRivalry: Max and Monty.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Isobella's
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 female vehicle in later seasons, where he the Pack.
* YouthfulFreckles: Alfie
has a wider scope of facial expressions like the others.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.
very faint ones, most noticeable in close-up shots.





[[folder:Terrence the Tractor]]
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--> "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.

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[[folder:Skiff]]
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--> "They're not ugly, they're caterpillars! I can go anywhere, I don't need rails

--> Built: 1934

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! Skiff

-->Voiced by: Creator/JamieCampbellBower

A tractor who Thomas meets on his branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads fun-loving little boat owned by Sailor John. He has a special chassis that allows him to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.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.]]



* TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes his return to the series in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* 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. This is averted after he reappeared in the CGI series.

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* TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes 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 return 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 series in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally
museum once they find it. [[spoiler:Realizing that Sailor John had a widow's peak, but was removed and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly
been lying to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used a couple of face masks, all of which are pretty much just a variation of
him the same grin. This whole time is averted after he reappeared what spurs Skiff to rebel against him.]]
* {{Keet}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time
in the CGI series.end]]



[[folder:Trevor the Traction Engine]]
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--> "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.

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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "Oh yes, I like children."You are a really useful engine."

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

--> Built: 1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found in a scrap yard by Edward,
Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern
and was since purchased by the Vicar. He now lives on no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his orchard and gives rides to children.engines.



* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.



* 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.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.

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* DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character
since season 3. And despite surviving the transition to CGI, Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if
he's only appeared "learned to drive properly yet" back in ''one episode'', Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill
and as a background element.
Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority:
His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the
original face books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune
is modeled played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where
after Thomas, Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely
but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote
firmly points out that he likes them.
the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in
While he can be strict when the sun.engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.



[[folder:Caroline]]
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--> " 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.

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[[folder:Caroline]]
[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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--> " 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.
-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.



* 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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* TheAllegedCar: She's pushed DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy
to give out the point of overheating frequently.
* DemotedToExtra: After a brief appearance in
day's assignments after the fifth season, she was relegated Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out 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.
wrong assignments.



[[folder:Bulgy]]
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--> "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.

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--> "Bah! enjoyment "The law is all you engines live for. One day railways will the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to
be ripped up!"

as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.
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[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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--> Built: 1960/61

A double-decker bus who believed railways needed
"Hold on 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.your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.



* AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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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* AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by
railway when Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* TheCameo: He gets a few background BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her
appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and 7.
CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
CoolOldLady
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
DreadfulMusician
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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''.
GenkiGirl



[[folder:George]]
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-->"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.

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[[folder:George]]
[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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-->"Railways are no good, turn 'em into roads. Pull 'em up, turn 'em into roads."

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--> Built: 1920/29

"I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A steam roller famous singer who finds great joy in turning rails into roads.frequently performs concerts on Sodor.



* 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 himself 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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* BerserkButton: Ignoring him or besting him CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in an argument.
Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sir Handel accuses him of this, though it's never made clear whether Sir Handel or George himself caused their infamous accident.
EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* 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]]).
{{Opera}}



[[folder:Thumper]]
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A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a boulder loose.

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[[folder:Thumper]]
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[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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A mining machine bought
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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior
to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a boulder loose.red bicycle.



* 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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* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to TheMerch, he now works exclusively at slate mines.
Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* CartoonCreature: BaldOfAwesome: He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover, one balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much
like him would be impossible to operate safely.
the Fat Controller.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character in and name for the episode, he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
title.
* LongBusTripMassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]



[[folder:Elizabeth]]
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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.

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[[folder:Elizabeth]]
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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
[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry
the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The
Fat Controller's first truck, and upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.twin brother.



* 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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* DeadpanSnarker
BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He'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,
Controller, 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 mustache. Justified, due to good manners. Her treatment of Thomas also softens when he and Terence help her out of the snow following a crash.being twin brothers.



[[folder:Madge]]
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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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[[folder:Madge]]
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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.
----
[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''Cool Truckings'', when Duncan complains her drives are slow and boring.
CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* TeamMom: To the narrow gauge engines, despite the fact she's younger than many of them.NiceGirl



[[folder:Owen and Merrick]]
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--> "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''.

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

[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

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

A pair
Mike Grady

The Earl
of machines working at Sodor and the Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick is a crane with a set owner of rails, letting him move back Millie and forth. Owen is a steam-powered incline, raising Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and lowering trucks up and down the Dinosaur Park are on his platform. They debuted in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.estate. He is also Duke's current grace.



* 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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* CatchPhrase: Owen's AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby
is "Next stop," followed by a location.
easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* NoIndoorVoice: Merrick, when he's awake.
BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* SleepyHead: Merrick tends CaptainOblivious: When he returns to nod off if he's not busy with something. This became less prominent Sodor after ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.



[[folder:The Pack]]
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-->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.

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[[folder:The Pack]]
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[[folder:Sailor John]]
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-->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:
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by:
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.
Rackstraw



* 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''.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* 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=].
* 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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* TheBusCameBack: A good portion CreatorCameo: The author of the team reappears Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances
in ''The Great Discovery'', and Jack and Alfie appear in one episode of season 12. After the change to CGI, Jack returned most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in ''King of the Railway'', while Alfie, Oliver, Max and Monty returned in ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure''.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* OneSteveLimit: Oliver shares
Is very kind to the same name as engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the Great Western engine. This play for laughs in "Sodor's Legend little engine get into trouble because of the Lost Treasure" Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet
when Marion thinks he (the engine) turned into a digger, only to find out at James starts singing and bouncing near the end that there are two Olivers.
* PutOnABus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated
start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to them, they quickly disappeared when Thomas & Friends was acquired by [=HiT=].
the tune.
* RookieRedRanger: Jack.
* SiblingRivalry: Max
RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and Monty.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Isobella's the only female vehicle
in the Pack.
* YouthfulFreckles: Alfie has very faint ones,
show. It's most noticeable apparent in close-up shots.


''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.



[[folder:Skiff]]
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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.]]

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!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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! Skiff

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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Creator/JamieCampbellBower

Britt Allcroft

A fun-loving little boat owned by Sailor John. He has purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a special chassis dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that allows him connects Shining Time to be used on rails. [[spoiler:After being fed up with Sailor John's lies Sodor, and abuse, he sabotages his effort to steal is the lost treasure, source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and now gives railboat tours around Arlesburgh Harbor.]]Sodor alive.



* 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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time in the end]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He deliberately capsizes, forcing Sailor John CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance 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
her, it's really more time coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling
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
Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals 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.]]
world around her.
* IgnorantMinion: Sailor John had told Skiff FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic
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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time in the end]]
protects Sodor and Shining Time.



!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.

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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
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--> "You are a really useful engine.Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge.
"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern
Neil Crone (Splatter) and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.



* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.

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* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to a parent learning that their child has been lost 'Arry and possibly put in serious danger.
Bert.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he
HeelFaceTurn: They get his rotund figure?
fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''"
(See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and "''You have caused Confusion eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives
in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up
the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when you his supply starts to run low, he needs to find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created
the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge source of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin
would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that voice the books, US version of the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes
change in character.
** ''Some'' of
size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change
his book character does manage size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "I just... don't seem
to show through, though, such as him using understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had
the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out ownership of pushing Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and pulling his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.
----
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.



* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
TheEeyore
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine
ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would personally go take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right,
Brunett couldn't get her working again before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
Tasha died.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
TheStoic
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]:
[[WhenSheSmiles When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots:
He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past
Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side."wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].



[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.

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[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-ascarfforpercy44_4813.png]]

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

The Fat Controller's wife.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-lily_6149.jpg]]

-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.



* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.

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* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know
CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script,
it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give
mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be
the day's assignments after narrator, telling the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}:
She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.climbing and horseback riding.



[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-dowagerhattcgi_4270.png]]

--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.

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[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_ffarqhuar_policeman_6612.png]]

--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-dowagerhattcgi_4270.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-ptboomer_2803.png]]

--> "Hold "I'll get my revenge, on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The Fat Controller's mother.original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.



* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances
TheBully: To Burnett in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until film's original backstory, and continues to the show went CGI present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps
that her BigFun was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone,
and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
he's a disruptive menace.
* CoolOldLady
DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DreadfulMusician
DrivenByEnvy
* GenkiGirlEvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.



[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.

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[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/striumph19_5026.jpg]]

[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced
"This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played
by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.
Creator/MichaelERodgers

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



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He
first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and
a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out
like how Toby is dirty.
this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* {{Opera}}TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.



[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.

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[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-mr_percival_7228.png]]

--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

org/pmwiki/pub/images/07fc7618ea09e947626eb2d351289114.jpg]]

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a red bicycle.small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.



* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]

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* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
mainland.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says CartoonCreature: While he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He
based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a bowler hat, number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend
to contrast have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts
the Fat Controller's top hat.
wrong trains to each engine.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]
PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.



[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.

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[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

[[folder:Sam]]
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/70750905501928c9d0cfe1809d55b8a8.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

Rob Rackstraw

The Fat Controller's twin brother.2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.



* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.

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* BigFun: A lot more than AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his brother.
first day.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}:
The Foolish Sibling "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome
to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance,
his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a
top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.
speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength



[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* NiceGirl

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[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.
----
* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* NiceGirl
CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.




[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.
----
* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sailor John]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
----
* CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.
[[/folder]]

!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.
----
* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.
----
* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.
----
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.
----
* CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.
----
* TheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

He is the younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is very nice, handsome, and loves to have fun.
----
* {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.
[[/folder]]

!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
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The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.
----
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sam]]
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-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.
----
* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.
----
* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.
[[/folder]]
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!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
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--> "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1895

Two of Thomas' coaches whom The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.

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!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1895

Two
Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of Thomas' coaches whom the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.



* AscendedExtra: In a sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed he travels (he has a lot of fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
* SingleMindedTwins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often have to keep the more rambunctious Thomas in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.

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* AscendedExtra: AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a sense. Annie parent learning that their child has been lost and Clarabel hardly spoke possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling
in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted
episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both
The show gives him a handful of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed he travels (he has a lot of fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted
these. Much in the season 3 episode style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in
"Percy's Promise". Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief:
In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever
an alternate reality engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
* SingleMindedTwins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often
have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat,
to keep signify his supreme authority over the more rambunctious railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell
Thomas in line, but at times they can he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fussy little fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and sometimes share deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his cheeky, excitable streak. actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region.
He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon,
and Percy also spend a lot important jobs, regardless of time having how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want
to soothe their hurt feelings.be on his bad side.



[[folder:Henrietta]]
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--> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him in their old railway.

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[[folder:Henrietta]]
[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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--> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him in their old railway.
Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.



* TheBlank: Like in the Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as of season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following her CharacterDevelopment in the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect and knows that tramway coaches are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, [[spoiler:and leads to her coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In the entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.

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* TheBlank: Like in the Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became
DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew
this from was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out
the second season onward. This is no longer day's assignments after the case as of season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following
Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her CharacterDevelopment in speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect and knows that tramway coaches are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, [[spoiler:and leads to her coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In the entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.
wrong assignments.



[[folder:Hanna]]
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Henrietta's sister.
----
* AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she could go as fast as she wants. She gets her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's the foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also doesn't listen to Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to her coming apart when James pulls her.]]
* RunawayTrain: Less intentional example than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.

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[[folder:Hanna]]
[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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Henrietta's sister.
----
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--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains
about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds,
the public" and wishes that she could go as fast as she wants. She gets her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's the foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also
"regular law breaker" because he doesn't listen have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him
to Toby's warnings be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to her coming apart when James pulls her.]]
* RunawayTrain: Less intentional example than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.
he was anything but.



[[folder: Troublesome Trucks / Foolish Freight Cars]]
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--> Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

-->Voiced by: Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the Railway - eighteenth season)

The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.

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[[folder: Troublesome Trucks / Foolish Freight Cars]]
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[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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--> Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

"Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the Railway - eighteenth season)

Keith Wickham

The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.Fat Controller's mother.



* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being pushed.
* BullyHunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other'' engines, they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "On! On! On!" and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
* ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution: This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the [[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as long as they enjoy it]].
* KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave", and didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of the dark'' and beg Percy to pull them out.
* {{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
* RunawayTrain: They always cause this to happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from their coupling.
* {{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines for fun.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of
running the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it
railway when engines order them around or being pushed.
* BullyHunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other''
Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "On! On! On!"
she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
"Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
* ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution: This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines
BigFun: Her son must take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
her after.
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the [[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident
CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as long as they enjoy it]].
* KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave", and
model era didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of the dark'' and beg Percy to pull them out.
* {{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the old mine, they were glad
show went CGI that Percy arrived her BigFun and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
CoolOldLady
* RunawayTrain: They always cause this to happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from their coupling.
DreadfulMusician
* {{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines for fun.GenkiGirl



[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
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--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

A brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.

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[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-breakvan21_8969.png]]

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--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

A brake van who had caused trouble
"I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts
on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.Sodor.



* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then returned to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well for him...]]
* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas, the very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
* KilledOffForReal: He was the only character in the series to permanently die.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.

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* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then returned to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well
CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for him...]]
* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him
being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, "So sweet and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas, the very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
* KilledOffForReal: He was the only character
dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in the series to permanently die.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van"
Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is only used in narration.
dirty.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.
{{Opera}}



[[folder:S.C. Ruffy]]
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A privately owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.

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[[folder:S.C. Ruffy]]
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[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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A privately owned truck who had made fun --> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller
of Oliver's accident with the turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.



* AssholeVictim: Even the Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: While played straight in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
* KingMook: He's built the same as the other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a different face.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He was scrapped in the original book, but was rebuilt in the TV series.

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* AssholeVictim: Even AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
is named Percival instead.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: While played straight
AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
television series.
* KingMook: BaldOfAwesome: He's built balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from
the same as Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like
the other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a different face.
Fat Controller.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He was scrapped in LegacyCharacter: In the original book, but books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was rebuilt in occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series.series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]



[[folder:Hector the Horrid]]
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--> "Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines to keep away from him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.

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[[folder:Hector [[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry
the Horrid]]
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--> "Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines to keep away from him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.
children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.



* CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
* DashingHispanic: He is given a Spanish accent in the US narration of "James Works It Out" (where he spends the majority of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him the season before.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared to be filled with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains and keep the other trucks at bay.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone to "Keep away!" Thomas eventually helps him overcome his fear.

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* CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* DashingHispanic: FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag:
He is given has a Spanish accent in mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's
the US narration of "James Works It Out" (where he spends the majority of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him the season before.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared to be filled
Fat Controller, but with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains and keep the other trucks at bay.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of
a mustache. Justified, due to being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone to "Keep away!" Thomas eventually helps him overcome his fear.twin brothers.



[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
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Appearing in ''Tale of the Brave'', a strange, twisted monster on rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]
----
* EldritchAbomination: Percy sees it as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a pile of scrap]].
* MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of the leftover parts of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The first two times it's encountered are rather startling.

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[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
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Appearing in ''Tale of the Brave'',
[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd make
a strange, twisted monster on rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]
----
mother proud!"
* EldritchAbomination: Percy sees it as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a pile of scrap]].
* MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of the leftover parts of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The first two times it's encountered are rather startling.
NiceGirl



[[folder:Bradford]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bradford.jpg]]

--> "Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.

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[[folder:Bradford]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bradford.jpg]]

--> "Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.
Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.



* BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not as fuzzy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: To the trucks mostly, but also to the engine pulling him.
* {{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
* TheFettered: Very concerned about the railway rules and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That doesn't mean he has to be nice about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations to the point of delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with their trains due to his obsession with the rules.
* PaletteSwap: There's little separating him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.

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* BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing,
but not as fuzzy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: To
had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the trucks mostly, but also to most energetic humans in the engine pulling him.
franchise.
* {{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* TheFettered: Very concerned about CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the railway rules and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That
Railway'', he doesn't mean he has seem to be nice aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea
about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations
Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the point show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off
of delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with
a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their trains due predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his obsession with the rules.
* PaletteSwap: There's little separating him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.
book counterpart.



!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.

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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
[[quoteright:132:http://static.
[[folder:Sailor John]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

org/pmwiki/pub/images/360813eaf5ded9c59cbe0f99c7d14a3d.png]]

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner
of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out
of the Rails - eighteenth season)

navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus:
The Controller darkest antagonist of the railway, makes sure all series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks
of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into
his engines are doing their best. Stern safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film,
and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all due to his engines.voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw



* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.

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* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments
CreatorCameo: The author of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new
the Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
Series himself.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To FreezeFrameBonus: His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling
appearances in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller
most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines,
episodes where he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are
appears, but does not a pop star.
speak.
* DeathGlare: Has given these NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where whenever he gave one talks to James them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after finding out seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism
that he stole Duck's idea prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if
start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's "learned seen swinging to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
tune.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted books, and in the US dub, show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill
he and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To
the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine, diesel, and vehicle engine on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from
Plus, there's the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in
the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There
show, but was one aversion in "Thomas real-life and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted
it is apparent in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance
didn't put have him speak. His appearances in the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can
adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so
much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into
more talkative, due to taking an active role in the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.
episodes.



[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-ascarfforpercy44_4813.png]]

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

The Fat Controller's wife.

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!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
the Magic Engine]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-ascarfforpercy44_4813.png]]

org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-lady2_8824.jpg]]

--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

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

The Fat Controller's wife.
Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.



* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.

to:

* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this
CartoonCreature: She was my special birthday party, designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt
but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day,
wasn't able to steam again. Because she tasks Percy to give out hadn't run in years, the day's assignments after magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on
the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her speech, wake, which confuses Percy into handing out heals the wrong assignments.world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.



[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.

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[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
[[quoteright:185:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_ffarqhuar_policeman_6612.org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-splatteranddodge_2339.png]]

--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> "Hold on to your hats!"

Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.
Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.



* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If
she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
PluckyComicRelief
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl
ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.



[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.
----
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}

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[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "I "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He
can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.
----
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet
remember the way to the windmill, and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
forgets the secret it had.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* {{Opera}}IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.



[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.

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[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "You have caused delay "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain
and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of
had the Skarloey Railway. Prior to ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his introduction wife Tasha passed away, he lived in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.



* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]

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* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got
the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
TheStoic
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over
[[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]
Sodor gets Lady in steam]].



[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.

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[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry
[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover
the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.
secret of the Gold Dust.



* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.

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* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's
DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due original versions of the script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to being twin brothers.find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.



[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* NiceGirl

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.

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[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* NiceGirl

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The Earl original antagonist of Sodor the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the owner first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.her for good.



* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans
TheBully: To Burnett in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions
film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is
him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen
as this.
this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* CaptainOblivious: GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic:
When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him
believe in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar
source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to Mr. Percival, believe in will get the better of you"; he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he
was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.



[[folder:Sailor John]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

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[[folder:Sailor John]]
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-->Voiced
[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played
by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of
Creator/MichaelERodgers

He is
the railboat Skiff, Sailor John younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus
very nice, handsome, and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out loves to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
have fun.



* CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.

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* CreatorCameo: {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren:
The author of second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Railway Series himself.
Island of Sodor.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped
in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get
Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
melting pit by Diesel 10.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.
funnel.



!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.

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!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in
The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad small, squat steam shunter that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is distributes coal in the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.yards.



* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.

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* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS he's based on a real-life engine that bears real Sentinel shunter, he has a close resemblance to her, it's really number of unique modifications, including a more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead
of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating
stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.



[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.

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[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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[[folder:Sam]]
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--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

org/pmwiki/pub/images/70750905501928c9d0cfe1809d55b8a8.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.
Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.



* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.

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* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10
the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and refuse to chase after Lady the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he
and Thomas.
Logan leave together for the mainland.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome
to harm the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she
MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he
can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.
haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength



[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.

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[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-alecbaldwinasmrconductor_2199.png]]

--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust
[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes
to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, help during a blizzard.
----
* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means
he needs to find the source has no use outside of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
winter.




[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.
----
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.
----
* CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.
----
* TheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

He is the younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is very nice, handsome, and loves to have fun.
----
* {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.
[[/folder]]

!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/07fc7618ea09e947626eb2d351289114.jpg]]

The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.
----
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sam]]
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/70750905501928c9d0cfe1809d55b8a8.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.
----
* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.
----
* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.
[[/folder]]
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!!Secondary Characters

[[folder:Harvey]]
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-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1901

A strong tank engine with a crane mounted on top of his boiler.

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\n\n!!Secondary Characters\n\n[[folder:Harvey]]\n[[quoteright:198:http://static.!!The Steelworks

[[folder:Frankie]]
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-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1901

Sophie Colquhoun

A strong tank engine with a crane mounted on top diesel shunter, and one of his boiler.the leaders of the Steelworks engines, next to Hurricane.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of his weight, he can't reach or handle high speeds.
* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than his real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as of the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
AffablyEvil: She's a genuinely hard-working and dependable engine, but goes to extreme lengths to keep other engines working at the Steelworks.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Not only does her plan to force Thomas and James to work at the Steelworks completely fall apart, but Hurricane's badly damaged by the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Got
end of it all. Realizing this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction means she'd be handling all the work ''alone'', she breaks down in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 tears, and 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of his weight, he
Thomas can't reach or help but feel bad for her.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite her kindness to Thomas when they first meet, she refuses to let him, and later James, leave the Steelworks, doing everything she can to keep them there.
* MaliciousMisnaming: [[spoiler: Persists in calling Thomas "Little Tank Engine". After Thomas points out he has a name, she repeats the referral with punctuation.]]
* TokenMinority: Of the Steelworks engines, she is the sole diesel.
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Hurricane saves Thomas from the molten steel, but gets trapped in it himself. Frankie is completely at a loss of what to do.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason she forces engines to work at the Steelworks is because [[spoiler:no engine legitimately wants to work there, yet she and Hurricane can't
handle high speeds.
* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than his real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as of
the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.
huge workload themselves. Unfortunately for her, forcing engines to work there only made the problem ''worse''.]]



[[folder:Molly]]
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--> Built: 1904

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but with the help of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.

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[[folder:Molly]]
[[folder:Hurricane]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sspecialspecial17_603.png]]

--> Built: 1904

org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomasthetankengine_hurricane.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Jim Howick

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but massive tank engine with the help of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.ten driving wheels.



* DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes to being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal in her debut episode is to do something other than pulling empties.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance was in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.

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* DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes to being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal in her debut episode is to do something
AffablyEvil: Like Frankie, he works hard at the Steelworks, and he sincerely cares about the other engines that work there. Oh, but he ''will'' make sure they stay there, willingly or not.
* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: His wheelbase is tighter
than his real-world counterpart. This was done to make it easier to portray him inside the Steelworks, which has tighter curves than his basis could handle.
* TheBrute: The bigger, more aggressive engine between him and Frankie. Ironically between the two, he is the most sincerely affable.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He shunts Thomas out of the way of the molten steel, but gets trapped in it himself. Luckily, Merlin pushes him to safety, though his wheels are destroyed.]]
* TheKindnapper: While Frankie slowly begins to bully Thomas and treat him more like a commodity, Hurricane is often shown to genuinely care about Thomas despite also forcibly keeping him at the Steelworks, even [[spoiler:
pulling empties.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance was
a HeroicSacrifice when he risks getting trapped in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.molten steel]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Every promotional image of him has him sneering deviously.
* OffModel: Part of his side rods fail to render properly, leaving a gap over his fourth driving wheel.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His livery is comprised primarily of red, black, and maroon in between.



[[folder:Rosie]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomasandthebirthdaymail9.png]]

[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Rosie in new livery]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/journeybeyondsodor136.png[[/labelnote]]]]

--> "It's meeeee!"

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas and despite his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.

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[[folder:Rosie]]
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[[folder:Merlin]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Rosie in new livery]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/journeybeyondsodor136.png[[/labelnote]]]]

--> "It's meeeee!"

org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomasthetankengine_merlin.jpg]]

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank
Hugh Bonneville

One of the experimental engines, Merlin is a gray tender
engine who idolizes Thomas and despite his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.with three funnels.



* CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities to Amy's original name, Rosy the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact that she was given a cherry red coat in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full of energy.
* LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* RoseHairedSweetie: In this case, "Rose Painted Sweetie". Before her new red livery, she was lavender and is sweet and cheerful.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles

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* CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys
BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Theo and Lexi come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities to Amy's original name, Rosy Steelworks. Later, he comes back and saves Hurricane from melting in the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact that she was given a cherry red coat in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full of energy.
* LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* RoseHairedSweetie: In this case, "Rose Painted Sweetie". Before her new red livery, she was lavender and is sweet and cheerful.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.
molten steel.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
CallingYourAttacks: "Invisibility...on!"
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Genuinely believes he can turn himself invisible.
* InkSuitActor: His face closely resembles Hugh Bonneville's, even before he was acquired
to Emily's girly girl.
voice him.
* YouthfulFreckles{{Invisibility}}: He believes he has this power. In reality, he just makes a lot of steam around himself.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Thomas takes too long to rescue James, Merlin panics and tries to sneak into the Steelworks to help. He's spotted by Frankie and Hurricane, who realize something's going on and go after him.
* ShownTheirWork: His belief in being able to turn invisible comes from his basis, SR No. 783, which was modified with two additional chimneys to make it harder to see for overhead bombers.
* SmokeOut: What his "invisibility" actually acts as.
* YouGetMeCoffee: When they go to rescue James, he assigns Merlin to keep watch.



[[folder:Whiff and Scruff]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/0edc396486aeff5ac2821214a3a40c57.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Whiff (left) and Scruff (right)]]

-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A pair of engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind and enjoy their jobs.

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[[folder:Whiff and Scruff]]
[[folder:Lexi]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/0edc396486aeff5ac2821214a3a40c57.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Whiff (left) and Scruff (right)]]

-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomasthetankengine_lexi.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Lucy Montgomery

A pair of engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind and enjoy their jobs.cab-forward tender engine.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and instead tries to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired at the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind and understanding.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Because of getting dirty her unique configuration, she doesn't feel like a proper engine.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:She, Theo
and instead tries Hurricane come to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired
save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
Steelworks.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is
CharacterTics: She's constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind changing her tone of voice and understanding.
accent.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen
TrueBlueFemininity: Subverted. Despite her blue paintwork, she's blatantly unladylike, covered in rust and grime.



[[folder:Stanley]]
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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A silver tank engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during the restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, Thomas grew jealous of him and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was the first to realize Thomas' feelings and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations.

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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A silver tank
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-->Voiced by: Darren Boyd

An experimental traction
engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during the restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, Thomas grew jealous of him and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was the first to realize Thomas' feelings and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations. unique gearing system on his side.



* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* 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.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What Thomas thinks of him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: After his debut in ''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused him to take too much trucks which led to the accident with the Great Waterton tower.

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* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Lexi and stronger than Thomas.
* AlmightyJanitor: Depicted as one of
Hurricane come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Fat Controller's most competent tank Steelworks.]]
* BrutalHonesty: He has a very blung and direct way of speaking, which can sometimes come off as this.
* CartoonCreature: While he's inspired by railway traction
engines, yet he's comprised of parts of several different designs.
* CharacterTics: He
is most often seen working as a shunter in the yard, and seems fairly happy with ''always'' trembling.
* LovableCoward: His lack of self esteem makes him
this job.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What Thomas thinks of him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: After his debut in ''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused him to take too much trucks which led to the accident with the Great Waterton tower.
when pulled into a rescue mission.



[[folder:Charlie]]
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!Charlie

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

--> Built: 1891/1904

A tank engine who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working in the shunting yards.

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[[folder:Charlie]]
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!Charlie

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-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

--> Built: 1891/1904

Colin [=McFarlane=]

A tank engine who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working in rolling gantry crane that works at the shunting yards.riverside harbor just before the Steelworks.



* CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his jokey nature is that engines have a hard time believing him when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants with his friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine' and seeking fun and games from the other engines in the form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the off periods in between his and his fellow engines' work instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.

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* CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to CharacterTics: Has a habit of swinging his jokey nature arm around, except the hook often swings back and hits him in the nose.
* ChekhovsGunman: His introduction come out of nowhere and seems to have no real importance besides emphasizing how much of an outsider Thomas
is on the mainland. But later, [[spoiler:when Thomas escapes the Steelworks, Beresford helps him hide from Frankie and Hurricane when they come looking for him]].
* DidntThinkThisThrough: When he blocks Thomas's path, he doesn't consider blocking ''the line running right below him'' as well.
* HatesBeingAlone: In the "Who's Thomas?" song, he laments
that engines have a hard time believing are always rushing about, leaving him when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants with his friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine' and seeking fun and games from the other engines in the form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17,
isolated where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during he is.
* VocalRangeExceeded: In
the off periods in between his latter half of the "Who's Thomas?" song, he tries to carry a high note, but stops once he notices Thomas and his fellow engines' work instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.
trucks cringing.



[[folder:Winston]]
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-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like a convertible on rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.

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!!Secondary Characters

[[folder:Harvey]]
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-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1901

A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like strong tank engine with a convertible crane mounted on rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.top of his boiler.



* ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from being a major character in season 17 to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On the other hand in said episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back and forth searching for a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).

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* ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from being a major character Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and 20, being relegated to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds
cameos at best. Season 21 gives him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
some more major roles.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of
his fault. The Fat Controller simply weight, he can't reach or handle him properly. When one of high speeds.
* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than
his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On
real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as of
the other hand CGI Series, as his prototype was built in said episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back and forth searching for a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).Glasgow, Scotland.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.



[[folder:Phillip]]
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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

--> Number: 68

--> Built: c.1930

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as a station pilot. Phillip is energetic and very talkative, much to the amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.

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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

--> Number: 68

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--> Built: c.1930

1904

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but with the help of Thomas, she realizes that often works as a station pilot. Phillip pulling empties is energetic and very talkative, much to the amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.important than she thought.



* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point due to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads to exasperation for poor Toby.
* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to his dismay.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point due DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes
to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal in her debut episode is
to exasperation for poor Toby.
do something other than pulling empties.
* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping
PutOnABus: Her last appearance was in Tidmouth Shed, to his dismay.''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.



[[folder: Fergus]]

* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "Jerk" part is downplayed due to Fergus overall being a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by the rules tends to annoy the other engines.

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[[folder:Rosie]]
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--> "It's meeeee!"

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas and despite his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.
----
* CatchPhrase: "Do CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]]
It Right!"
helps that her name bears similarities to Amy's original name, Rosy the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact that she was given a cherry red coat in season 21]].
* ControlFreak
GenkiGirl: Full of energy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy:
The "Jerk" part Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* RoseHairedSweetie: In this case, "Rose Painted Sweetie". Before her new red livery, she was lavender and
is downplayed due sweet and cheerful.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy
to Fergus overall being a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by the rules tends to annoy the other engines.
Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles




[[folder:Other Engines]]
* ButtMonkey: Stafford.
* DemotedToExtra
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Big In Pennsylvania]]: Hank the [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep in mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with less stops for fuel) than their smaller British counterparts.
* GentleGiant: Murdoch and Hank.

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-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A pair of engines
who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with less stops for fuel) than and enjoy their smaller British counterparts.
jobs.
----
* GentleGiant: Murdoch AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and Hank.instead tries to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired at the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind and understanding.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen



!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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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.

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!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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! Bertie
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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A silver tank engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during
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
restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, Thomas met on his branch line. The two grew jealous of them had a famous race from one end of the branch line him and plans to the other, in which make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas won, earning Bertie's respect.is gone missing, Stanley was the first to realize Thomas' feelings and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations.



* BlackBestFriend: 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.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.

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* BlackBestFriend: Something TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* AlmightyJanitor: Depicted as one
of the vehicle equivalent 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.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What Thomas thinks
of mixed race (or species) friendship at least.
him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: In recent years After his appearances have become scarce, when he does show up, he's usually either avoiding an accident, or debut in need of rescue after getting stuck or breaking down.
''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* 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"
NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the engines fail latter caused him to get tar for his broken roads, he labels them unreliable. He takes it back completely when Thomas gets this fixed.
* FriendlyRival: His races
take too much trucks which led to the accident 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.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.
Great Waterton tower.



[[folder:Terrence the Tractor]]
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--> "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.

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!Charlie

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

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

Number: 14

--> Built: 1934

1891/1904

A tractor tank engine who Thomas meets on his branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.found working in the shunting yards.



* TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes his return to the series in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* 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. This is averted after he reappeared in the CGI series.

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* TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his return to the series in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] jokey nature is that engines have a hard time believing him when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants
with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine' and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used a couple of face masks, all of which are pretty much just a variation of
seeking fun and games from the same grin. other engines in the form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This is was averted after he reappeared in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the CGI series.off periods in between his and his fellow engines' work instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.



[[folder:Trevor the Traction Engine]]
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--> "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.

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[[folder:Winston]]
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--> "Oh yes, I -->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks
like children."

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

--> Built: 1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found in
a scrap yard convertible on rails. He's used by Edward, and was since purchased by the Vicar. He now lives on his orchard and gives rides to children.The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.



* 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.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.

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* CoolOldGuy
ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since Went from being a major character in season 3. And despite surviving the transition 17 to CGI, he's only appeared in getting ''one episode'', cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On the other hand in said episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back
and as forth searching for a background element.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.
present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).



[[folder:Caroline]]
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--> " 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.

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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

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

Number: 68

--> Built: 1926

An old-fashioned car owned by
c.1930

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as
a cricketer. She prefers slow station pilot. Phillip is energetic and leisurely runs throughout very talkative, much to the countryside, as high speeds overheat her engine.amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.



* 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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* TheAllegedCar: She's pushed to the BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point of overheating frequently.
* DemotedToExtra: After a brief appearance in the fifth season, she was relegated
due to the background their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads to exasperation for the rest of the model era.
poor Toby.
* SouthernBelle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon and is James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude
very polite much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to her driver.Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to his dismay.



[[folder:Bulgy]]
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--> "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: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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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--> "Bah! enjoyment
[[folder: Fergus]]

* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "Jerk" part
is all you engines live for. One day railways will be ripped up!"

--> Built: 1960/61

A double-decker bus who believed railways needed
downplayed due to be ripped up and replaced with roads. Ended up getting wedged under Fergus overall being a bridge after stealing Duck's passengers and was left in a field to rot as a henhouse.
----
* AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery,
NiceGuy, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place
tendency to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He tried to beat Duck in a race
insist on doing everything 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}}
* 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''.
rules tends to annoy the other engines.



[[folder:George]]
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-->"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.
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* 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 himself 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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-->"Railways are no good, turn 'em into roads. Pull 'em up, turn 'em into roads."

--> Built: 1920/29

A

[[folder:Other Engines]]
* ButtMonkey: Stafford.
* DemotedToExtra
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Big In Pennsylvania]]: Hank the [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep in mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American
steam roller who finds great joy in turning rails into roads.
----
* 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 himself caused
locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with less stops for fuel) than their infamous accident.
smaller British counterparts.
* 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]]).
GentleGiant: Murdoch and Hank.



[[folder:Thumper]]
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A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a boulder loose.

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!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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A mining machine bought
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! Bertie the Bus
--> "But
to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting 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 boulder loose.famous race from one end of the branch line to the other, in which Thomas won, earning Bertie's respect.



* 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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* AllThereInTheManual: According to TheMerch, BlackBestFriend: Something of the vehicle equivalent of mixed race (or species) friendship at least.
* DemotedToExtra: In recent years his appearances have become scarce, when
he now works exclusively does show up, he's usually either avoiding an accident, or in need of rescue after getting stuck or breaking down.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied
at slate mines.
* CartoonCreature:
times in the show where loud skids can be heard as he drives. He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover, one like him would be impossible to operate safely.
* FlatCharacter: Despite
obsessed with being a major character faster than Thomas, after all.
* FantasticRacism: Briefly
in "Trust Thomas" after the episode, engines fail to get tar for his broken roads, he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
labels them unreliable. He takes it back completely when Thomas gets this fixed.
* LongBusTripFriendlyRival: 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.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.



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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.

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[[folder:Elizabeth]]
[[folder:Terrence the Tractor]]
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! Elizabeth
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--> "Oh, it's you. Have you learned to drive properly yet?"

"They're not ugly, they're caterpillars! I can go anywhere, I don't need rails

--> Built: 1934

A vintage steam quarry truck, tractor who ended up being abandoned in Thomas meets on his branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a shed. She was the Fat Controller's first truck, and upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.snowdrift.



* 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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* DeadpanSnarker
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's
TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes his return to the only character able to insult The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
series in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Subverted. She may believe that roads Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used a couple of face masks, all of which
are superior to rails, but she often helps pretty much just a variation of the engines out when necessary.
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit downplayed. She's can come across as rude, cranky, and critical, especially
same grin. This is averted after he reappeared 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.
CGI series.



[[folder:Madge]]
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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.

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[[folder:Trevor the Traction Engine]]
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A snub-nosed truck that works
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--> "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 mountains near the Skarloey Railroad. She acts very motherly Vicar. He now lives on his orchard and gives rides to the narrow gauge engines, even at the risk of her own well-being.children.



* 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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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''Cool Truckings'', when Duncan complains her drives are slow and boring.
CoolOldGuy
* TeamMom: To the narrow gauge engines, DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite surviving the fact she's younger than many of them.transition to CGI, he's only appeared in ''one episode'', and as a background element.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.



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--> "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''.

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[[folder:Caroline]]
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--> "Next stop - you're " I shouldn't be treated like this! This pace is too heavy!" -Owen
hot for my system; it'll fuse all my circuits!"

--> "I think it's my nap time..." -Merrick

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

A pair of machines working at
Built: 1926

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



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



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-->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.

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[[folder:Bulgy]]
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-->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)

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

--> Built: 1960/61

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



* 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''.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* 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=].
* 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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* AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A good portion of the team reappears in ''The Great Discovery'', and Jack and Alfie appear in one episode of season 12. literal example. After the change Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to CGI, Jack returned cameos, and was last seen in ''King of the Railway'', Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Alfie, Oliver, Max Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4
and Monty returned 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails
in ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure''.
his debut.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* OneSteveLimit: Oliver shares the same name as the Great Western engine. This play for laughs in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure"
complaining about railways. He mellowed out when Marion he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy
thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when
he (the engine) turned becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back
into a digger, only to hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might
find out at some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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 end that there are two Olivers.
* PutOnABus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated to them,
passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.
* PerpetualFrowner: Was this in his debut, but
disappeared when Thomas & Friends was acquired by [=HiT=].
* 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.


''Bulgy Rides Again''.



[[folder:Skiff]]
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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.]]

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[[folder:George]]
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! Skiff

-->Voiced by: Creator/JamieCampbellBower

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

--> Built: 1920/29

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



* 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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time in the end]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He deliberately capsizes, forcing Sailor John 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 himself caused their infamous accident.
* FantasticRacism: "Railways are no good! Turn 'em into roads!"
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}
* StubbornMule: Leads
to lose an accident with 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
equally pig-headed Sir Handel 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
refuse to let the treasure other pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads 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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time in the end]]
them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).



!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
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--> "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1895

Two of Thomas' coaches whom The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.

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!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
[[folder:Thumper]]
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--> "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1895

Two of Thomas' coaches whom The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.
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A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a boulder loose.



* AscendedExtra: In a sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed he travels (he has a lot of fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
* SingleMindedTwins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often have to keep the more rambunctious Thomas in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.

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* AscendedExtra: In a sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas AllThereInTheManual: According to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed
TheMerch, he travels (he has a lot of fun with this now works exclusively at slate mines.
* CartoonCreature: He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover,
one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality they
like him would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
impossible to operate safely.
* SingleMindedTwins: For FlatCharacter: Despite being a major character in the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
episode, he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often have to keep the more rambunctious Thomas in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.
LongBusTrip



[[folder:Henrietta]]
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--> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him in their old railway.

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[[folder:Henrietta]]
[[folder:Elizabeth]]
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! Elizabeth
--> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach
"Oh, it's you. Have you learned to drive properly yet?"

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



* TheBlank: Like in the Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as of season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following her CharacterDevelopment in the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect and knows that tramway coaches are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, [[spoiler:and leads to her coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In the entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.

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* TheBlank: Like in DeadpanSnarker
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's
the Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as of season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following her CharacterDevelopment in the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling
only character able to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. insult The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
* FantasticRacism: Subverted.
She treats Toby with respect and knows may believe that tramway coaches roads are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands superior to rails, but she often helps the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, [[spoiler:and leads 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 coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In
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 entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains snow following a face and speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.
crash.



[[folder:Hanna]]
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Henrietta's sister.

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[[folder:Madge]]
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Henrietta's sister.
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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.



* AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she could go as fast as she wants. She gets her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's the foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also doesn't listen to Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to her coming apart when James pulls her.]]
* RunawayTrain: Less intentional example than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.

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* AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she could go as fast as she wants. She gets her wish
DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''Cool Truckings'', when Toby leaves Duncan complains her in a siding drives are slow and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
boring.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's TeamMom: To the foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that narrow gauge engines, despite the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also doesn't listen to Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to her coming apart when James pulls her.]]
* RunawayTrain: Less intentional example
fact she's younger than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.
many of them.



[[folder: Troublesome Trucks / Foolish Freight Cars]]
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--> Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

-->Voiced by: Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the Railway - eighteenth season)

The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.

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[[folder:Owen and Merrick]]
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--> Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

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

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

A pair
of machines working at the Railway - eighteenth season)

The rolling stocks who always annoys
Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick is a crane with a set of rails, letting him move back and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.forth. Owen is a steam-powered incline, raising and lowering trucks up and down his platform. They debuted in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.



* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being pushed.
* BullyHunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other'' engines, they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "On! On! On!" and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
* ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution: This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the [[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as long as they enjoy it]].
* KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave", and didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of the dark'' and beg Percy to pull them out.
* {{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
* RunawayTrain: They always cause this to happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from their coupling.
* {{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines for fun.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being pushed.
* BullyHunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other'' engines, they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "On! On! On!" and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
Owen's is "Next stop," followed by a location.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
NoIndoorVoice: Merrick, when he's awake.
* ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI SleepyHead: Merrick tends to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution:
nod off if he's not busy with something. This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the [[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as long as they enjoy it]].
* KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave", and didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of the dark'' and beg Percy to pull them out.
* {{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
* RunawayTrain: They always cause this to happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from their coupling.
* {{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines for fun.
became less prominent after ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.



[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
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--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

A brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.

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[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
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Pack]]
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--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

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-->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 brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived team of construction vehicles owned by Miss Jenny Packard. They are in charge of construction projects on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.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.



* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then returned to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well for him...]]
* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas, the very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
* KilledOffForReal: He was the only character in the series to permanently die.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.

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* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then
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 to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well for him...]]
* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored
in ''King of the Railway'', while Alfie, Oliver, Max and want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
Monty returned in ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure''.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas CoolOldGuy: Kelly and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
Oliver.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
Max and Monty.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas, TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* OneSteveLimit: Oliver shares
the very engine he tormented, same name as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
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.
* KilledOffForReal: He PutOnABus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated to them, they quickly disappeared when Thomas & Friends was acquired by [=HiT=].
* RookieRedRanger: Jack.
* SiblingRivalry: Max and Monty.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Isobella's
the only character female vehicle in the series to permanently die.
Pack.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used YouthfulFreckles: Alfie has very faint ones, most noticeable in narration.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.
close-up shots.





[[folder:S.C. Ruffy]]
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A privately owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.

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[[folder:Skiff]]
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! Skiff

-->Voiced by: Creator/JamieCampbellBower

A privately fun-loving little boat owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident 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 turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.lost treasure, and now gives railboat tours around Arlesburgh Harbor.]]



* AssholeVictim: Even the Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: While played straight in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
* KingMook: He's built the same as the other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a different face.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He was scrapped in the original book, but was rebuilt in the TV series.

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* AssholeVictim: Even TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He deliberately capsizes, forcing Sailor John to lose the Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
treasure.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: While played straight in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
* KingMook:
ExtremeDoormat: He's built 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 same as 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 other trucks, just with a company's name painted 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 with a different face.
capsizes. Luckily, he survives.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He was scrapped 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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time
in the original book, but was rebuilt in the TV series.end]]



[[folder:Hector the Horrid]]
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--> "Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines to keep away from him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.

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[[folder:Hector the Horrid]]
!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
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--> "Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines to keep away from
"He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1895

Two of Thomas' coaches whom The Fat Controller rewarded
him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.with for rescuing James.



* CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
* DashingHispanic: He is given a Spanish accent in the US narration of "James Works It Out" (where he spends the majority of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him the season before.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared to be filled with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains and keep the other trucks at bay.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone to "Keep away!" Thomas eventually helps him overcome his fear.

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* CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
* DashingHispanic: He is given
AscendedExtra: In a Spanish accent sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the US narration later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both
of "James Works It Out" (where he spends them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the majority speed he travels (he has a lot of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely,
this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him subverted in the season before.
3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared
SingleMindedTwins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to be filled with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains
remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often have to
keep the other trucks at bay.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone to "Keep away!"
more rambunctious Thomas eventually helps him overcome in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his fear.cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.



[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
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Appearing in ''Tale of the Brave'', a strange, twisted monster on rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]

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[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
[[folder:Henrietta]]
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Appearing --> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him
in ''Tale of the Brave'', a strange, twisted monster on rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]their old railway.



* EldritchAbomination: Percy sees it as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a pile of scrap]].
* MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of the leftover parts of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The first two times it's encountered are rather startling.

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* EldritchAbomination: Percy sees it as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a pile of scrap]].
* MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of
TheBlank: Like in the leftover parts Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as
of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following her CharacterDevelopment in the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling
to prank Percy]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow,
her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The first two times it's encountered
knows that tramway coaches are rather startling.not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, [[spoiler:and leads to her coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In the entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.



[[folder:Bradford]]
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--> "Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.

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[[folder:Bradford]]
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[[folder:Hanna]]
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--> "Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.
Henrietta's sister.



* BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not as fuzzy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: To the trucks mostly, but also to the engine pulling him.
* {{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
* TheFettered: Very concerned about the railway rules and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That doesn't mean he has to be nice about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations to the point of delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with their trains due to his obsession with the rules.
* PaletteSwap: There's little separating him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.

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* BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she could go
as fuzzy.
fast as she wants. She gets her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: To FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's the trucks mostly, but also foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling him.
* {{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]]
her go faster and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
* TheFettered: Very concerned about the railway rules
faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That
other engines at switches. She also doesn't mean he has listen to be nice about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules
Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and regulations to the point of delaying trains Henrietta are not built for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to be completed safely.
her coming apart when James pulls her.]]
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with their trains due to his obsession RunawayTrain: Less intentional example than with the rules.
* PaletteSwap: There's little separating
trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.



!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.

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!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller
[[folder: Troublesome Trucks / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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Foolish Freight Cars]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
org/pmwiki/pub/images/affc9fbe09ae783ee9d585a3c4ec8371.png]]

--> "You are Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a really useful engine."

proper engine, not a red monster!

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails Railway - eighteenth season)

The Controller of rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing engines, mostly causing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.accidents.



* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.

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* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh
that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken
to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun:
While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being fun-loving.
pushed.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his
While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other'' engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" "On! On! On!" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
"Hold Back! Hold Back!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and
knows you are not a pop star.
can't trust trucks."
* DeathGlare: Has given these ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution: This is pretty much what
the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments
in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when
some episodes. Best trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks
in "Duck a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident)
and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure,
[[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub,
for them]]. Of course, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and Ben's bickering rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Percy's Lucky Day".
"Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as long as they enjoy it]].
* FatComicRelief: In some KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling
LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything
enjoy playing around that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat,
will show little to signify his supreme authority over no concern for the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough
wellbeing of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction guard off of the new branch line)]] brake van in "A Close Shave", and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller
didn't put care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the brake on, and Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If
the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when
trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear
engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get out trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of line, he is a kind man nonetheless the dark'' and cares for the engines.
beg Percy to pull them out.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
{{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the air, not caring old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in
the least pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
they're causing mischief.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, RunawayTrain: They always make him proud, and he's always quick cause this to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western
happen. They either push an engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
down a hill or break away from their coupling.
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of
{{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them
for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.
fun.



[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.

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[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
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-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

A brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived on
The Fat Controller's wife.Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.



* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.

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* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the
AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller falls ill couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then returned to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well for him...]]
* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored
and loses his voice. She likes want to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into handing contact with.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James
out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas,
the wrong assignments.very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
* KilledOffForReal: He was the only character in the series to permanently die.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.



[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.

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[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
[[folder:S.C. Ruffy]]
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--> "The law is A privately owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the law and we can't change it!"

turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.
----
* InspectorJavert
AssholeVictim: Even the Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: While played straight in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with
him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected
being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to be as kind pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
* KingMook: He's built the same
as the previous one, other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a different face.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He was scrapped in the original book,
but finds out that he was anything but.rebuilt in the TV series.



[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.

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[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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[[folder:Hector the Horrid]]
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--> "Hold on "Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines
to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.
keep away from him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.



* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
* DashingHispanic: He is given
a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances
Spanish accent in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms US narration of personality]]. "James Works It wasn't until Out" (where he spends the show went CGI that her BigFun majority of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him the season before.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared to be filled with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains
and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
keep the other trucks at bay.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl
WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone to "Keep away!" Thomas eventually helps him overcome his fear.



[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.

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[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
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--> "I can't possibly travel
org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomasandfriends_scrapmonster_8585.png]]

Appearing
in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts
''Tale of the Brave'', a strange, twisted monster on Sodor.rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her EldritchAbomination: Percy sees it as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a pile of scrap]].
* MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of the leftover parts of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The
first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}
two times it's encountered are rather startling.



[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.

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[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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[[folder:Bradford]]
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--> "You have caused delay "Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and confusion!"

none of your cheek!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.
Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.



* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and his wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]

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* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not as fuzzy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: To
the Railway Series all shared trucks mostly, but also to the last name of 'Sam', not unlike engine pulling him.
* {{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
* TheFettered: Very concerned about
the last name railway rules and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That doesn't mean he has to be nice about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations to the point
of 'Hatt' delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the
Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of
for making the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in engines late with their trains due to his obsession with the television series.
rules.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over
PaletteSwap: There's little separating him from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and
other brake vans besides his wife have five children.
colors.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]
PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.



[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.

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[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

(UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.



* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.

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* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: A lot While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably
more than buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his brother.
expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub, where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat, to signify his supreme authority over the railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from the fact that Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt
has a mustache, to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his brother doesn't.
actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of him.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance:
He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into
the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The
Fat Controller, Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing
with a mustache. Justified, due them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to being twin brothers.give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to be on his bad side.



[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"

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[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

[[folder:Lady Hatt]]
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-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.
----
* CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.




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* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.



[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.
----
* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.

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[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor
[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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--> "The law is the law
and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.
----
we can't change it!"

* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him
a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines''
morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'',
"regular law breaker" because he doesn't seem have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him
to be aware as kind as the previous one, but finds out that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival,
he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.anything but.



[[folder:Sailor John]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

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[[folder:Sailor John]]
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[[folder:Dowager Hatt]]
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--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

Keith Wickham

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the
Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
mother.



* CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.

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* CreatorCameo: The author AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the Railway Series himself.
railway when Sir Topham Hatt catches a cold. When she addresses the engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and "Esmeralda", and Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* FreezeFrameBonus: His BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her
appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance
model era didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be show [[FlatCharacter much more talkative, due to taking an active role in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the episodes.show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl



!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.

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!!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
[[folder:Alicia Botti]]
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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic "I can't possibly travel in all of us."

coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

Jules de Jongh

A purple and gold tank engine famous singer who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.frequently performs concerts on Sodor.



* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.

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* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers,
CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to
dirty like a proper steam again. Because train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much
doesn't like how Toby is known about her personality at all.
dirty.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}



[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.

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[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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[[folder:The Thin Controller / Mr. Percival]]
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--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

"You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.
Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller of the Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of transport is a red bicycle.



* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.

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* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''"
and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10
"''You have caused Confusion and refuse to chase after Lady Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character
and Thomas.
name for the title.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) MassiveNumberedSiblings: He and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
his wife have five children.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
NerdGlasses
* PluckyComicRelief
NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]



[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.

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[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in
[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry
the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.
----
* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes BigFun: A lot more forgetful. than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag:
He can't remember has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's
the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along
Fat Controller, but with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
a mustache. Justified, due to being twin brothers.



[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.
----
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].

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[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to
[[folder: Jenny Packard]]

* CatchPhrase: "You'd
make Lady steam again.
----
a mother proud!"
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].
NiceGirl



[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.

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[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett,
[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor
and helps him the owner of Millie and Mr. Conductor uncover Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the secret of the Gold Dust.Dinosaur Park are on his estate. He is also Duke's current grace.



* CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.

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* CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the original versions Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the script, it was mentioned most energetic humans in the franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware
that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival,
he was out based off of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She
a RWS character who had a title that was originally going passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.
his book counterpart.



[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.

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[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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[[folder:Sailor John]]
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' -->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in
that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus:
The original darkest antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in series so far [[spoiler:and the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails
for good.treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw



* TheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.

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* TheBully: To Burnett CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances
in the film's original backstory, and continues most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind
to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His
engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides apologetic to Bert after seeing the community, turning the once thriving town little engine get into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source trouble because of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable
in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone,
both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's a disruptive menace.
seen swinging to the tune.
* DemotedToExtra: RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced:
His only first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the final film is adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond
be much more talkative, due to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier taking an active role in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.
episodes.



[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

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

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[[folder:Mr !!Thomas and the Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic Engine]]
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--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr.
Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

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



* {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.

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* {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers,
and speaks the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked
in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this
Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and
Mr. Conductor, despite Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite
being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island
a major point of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this
TheMovie, not much is known about her personality slowly disappears as at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating
the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the
magic that protects Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.
Shining Time.



!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
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The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.

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!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
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[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-splatteranddodge_2339.png]]

--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> Built: 1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.



* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.

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* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though
{{Expy}}: Could be seen as this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.



[[folder:Sam]]
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-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.

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[[folder:Sam]]
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[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent
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--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust
to help travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along
with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets
the construction word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership
of a new museum.Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.



* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady,
and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from
Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart"
gets Lady in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength
steam]].



[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.

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[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes
[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent
to help during a blizzard.stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother. In the original versions of the script, it was mentioned that
he has no use outside was out of winter.town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.


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[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings, unfortunately taking a lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.
----
* TheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* GreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "This is just like the funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

He is the younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is very nice, handsome, and loves to have fun.
----
* {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as the film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren: The second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this, but this personality slowly disappears as the film goes on.
* ManChild: He has a childlike and fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes in handy when he and James are trapped in the Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.
[[/folder]]

!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/07fc7618ea09e947626eb2d351289114.jpg]]

The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.
----
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail than engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sam]]
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-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.
----
* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.
----
* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.
[[/folder]]
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* [[Characters/ThomasTheTankEngineForeignEngines Foreign Engines]]



!!Foreign Engines

[[folder:Spencer]]
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--> I am the duke and duchess' private engine, I take them everywhere."

-->Voiced by: Glenn Wrage (US), Matt Wilkinson (UK)

--> Built: 1935/38

A private engine owned by the Duke and Duchess of Boxford, Gordon's distant cousin, and a snob that none of the Sodor engines can stand.

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!!Foreign Engines

[[folder:Spencer]]
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!!Secondary Characters

[[folder:Harvey]]
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--> I am the duke and duchess' private engine, I take them everywhere."

-->Voiced by: Glenn Wrage (US), Matt Wilkinson (UK)

Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1935/38

1901

A private strong tank engine owned by the Duke and Duchess with a crane mounted on top of Boxford, Gordon's distant cousin, and a snob that none of the Sodor engines can stand.his boiler.



* AesopAmnesia: Much like Gordon and James, no matter what happens to him, he's back to his pompous self by the next episode.
* AttentionWhore: Played up in "Welcome, Stafford!".
* BigBad: of "Hero of the Rails", where he is the main threat to Thomas helping Hiro.
* BreakTheHaughty: Almost every appearance of him involves this.
* BritishStuffiness: In the UK dub, where he oozes smugness.
* HumiliationConga: Goes through one in "Hero of the Rails" - in trying to investigate Thomas, he is verbally rebuffed by Emily; gets his funnel filled with slate by Mavis; is caught with Percy's mail trucks by James, Toby, and Thomas, which also gets him in trouble with the Fat Controller; then [[spoiler:after catching Hiro and nearly getting him scrapped]] Gordon [[BigDamnHeroes suddenly challenges him to a race]] and wins, and also gets him in trouble with the Duke and Duchess, Gordon's passengers. Then, after deciding to chase after Thomas to nurse his hurt pride, he has an accident and ends up falling into the marshland when the bridge breaks under his weight, and he is told by the Duke and Duchess to stay there as punishment for disobeying them.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like Gordon, he tends to look down on smaller, slower engines. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Unlike Gordon]], he's a bit slow on the uptake on moving past this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's does show it in a few episodes. In "Emily's Rubbish" as he was impressed with Whiff proving his worth in helping Emily move the rubbish trucks, and then in "Spencer's VIP", he even asks for the privilege to take the deputy minister home because he's learned from his mistake in showing off and asks if he could give him second chance.
* LargeHam
* LightIsNotGood: Although when compared to diesels, the steam engines are portrayed as friendly and reliable, Spencer is always portrayed in a negative light; a big-headed showoff that likes making the Sodor engines miserable. He outright reached villain status in ''Hero of the Rails'', when he not only pestered and annoyed the Sodor engines, but also attempted to send Hiro to the smelter's yard, with no solid reason except to make Thomas miserable.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Spencer's VIP" lamenting his mistake of going too fast to the point of getting the Deputy Minster lost. It's what allowed him a second chance.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In "Hero of the Rails" [[spoiler:where he nearly gets Hiro scrapped]].
* PetTheDog: In "Spencer The Grand", he is humbled after getting lost in the fog, and helps Percy make his way back to the sheds.
* TheRival: To Gordon, his distant cousin, and Thomas.
* ShadowArchetype: To the other pompous tender engines, particularly Gordon. He's just as prideful and arrogant, but while the others have gained experience and made friends on Sodor, Spencer is an unpopular fool that looks his nose down on the others. Downplayed as his character softened slightly in later episodes.
* SmugSnake: More so than Gordon.
* UpperClassTwit

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* AesopAmnesia: Much like Gordon and James, no matter what happens to him, he's back to ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over
his pompous self crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by the next episode.
* AttentionWhore: Played up in "Welcome, Stafford!".
* BigBad: of "Hero of the Rails", where he is the main threat to Thomas helping Hiro.
* BreakTheHaughty: Almost every appearance of him involves this.
* BritishStuffiness: In the UK dub, where he oozes smugness.
* HumiliationConga: Goes through one in "Hero of the Rails" - in trying to investigate Thomas, he is verbally rebuffed by Emily; gets his funnel filled with slate by Mavis; is caught with Percy's mail trucks by James, Toby,
others now, save for Bill and Thomas, which also gets him in trouble with the Fat Controller; then [[spoiler:after catching Hiro and nearly getting him scrapped]] Gordon [[BigDamnHeroes suddenly challenges him to a race]] and wins, and also gets him in trouble with the Duke and Duchess, Gordon's passengers. Then, Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long
after deciding to chase after Thomas to nurse his hurt pride, he debut, though has an accident gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and ends up falling into the marshland when the bridge breaks under 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of
his weight, and he is told by the Duke and Duchess to stay there as punishment for disobeying them.
can't reach or handle high speeds.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like Gordon, he tends to look down on smaller, slower engines. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Unlike Gordon]], he's a bit slow on the uptake on moving past this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's does show it in a few episodes. In "Emily's Rubbish" as he was impressed
OddFriendship: Develops this with Whiff proving Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than
his worth in helping Emily move the rubbish trucks, real-life counterpart and then in "Spencer's VIP", he even asks for the privilege to take the deputy minister home because he's learned from his mistake in showing off and asks if he could give him second chance.
original model.
* LargeHam
* LightIsNotGood: Although when compared to diesels, the steam engines are portrayed
UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as friendly and reliable, Spencer is always portrayed in a negative light; a big-headed showoff that likes making the Sodor engines miserable. He outright reached villain status in ''Hero of the Rails'', when he not only pestered and annoyed the Sodor engines, but also attempted to send Hiro to the smelter's yard, with no solid reason except to make Thomas miserable.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Spencer's VIP" lamenting his mistake of going too fast to the point of getting the Deputy Minster lost. It's what allowed him a second chance.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In "Hero of the Rails" [[spoiler:where he nearly gets Hiro scrapped]].
* PetTheDog: In "Spencer The Grand", he is humbled after getting lost in the fog, and helps Percy make his way back to the sheds.
* TheRival: To Gordon, his distant cousin, and Thomas.
* ShadowArchetype: To the other pompous tender engines, particularly Gordon. He's just as prideful and arrogant, but while the others have gained experience and made friends on Sodor, Spencer is an unpopular fool that looks his nose down on the others. Downplayed
CGI Series, as his character softened slightly prototype was built in later episodes.
Glasgow, Scotland.
* SmugSnake: More so than Gordon.
* UpperClassTwit
ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.



[[folder:Hiro]]
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-->Voiced by: Togo Igawa

An old, wise engine who came from Japan many years ago. He debuted in ''Hero of the Rails'', where Thomas found him hidden away in an old forest and had his friends help repair him. He has since made several minor appearances.

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[[folder:Molly]]
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-->Voiced by: Togo Igawa

An old, wise engine who came from Japan many years ago. He debuted in ''Hero of
--> Built: 1904

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but with
the Rails'', where Thomas found him hidden away in an old forest and had his friends help repair him. He has since made several minor appearances.of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.



* TheAce: He's not called the "Master of the Railway" for nothing.
* BrokenAce: In "Hiro Helps Out", he tries telling other engines what to do when The Fat Controller is busy, only to cause more confusion and delay.
* BadassGrandpa: The oldest standard gauge engine on the railway, but can still hold his own as a respectable heavy goods engine.
* ButNowIMustGo: After setting things right at the end of ''Hero of the Rails'', Hiro reveals that he misses his friends and homeland, and returns home with a big sendoff from his new friends.
* CoolOldGuy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:He was once popular in his homeland, and at some point, he was transferred to Sodor where he worked for many years. When he broke down due to age, he was put on a siding where he would wait until Sodor could get the parts needed to fix him. The parts never came, and he ended up being forgotten, with the siding becoming overgrown by the time Thomas and friends find him]].
* DemotedToExtra: While he still gets the odd spotlight episode, his appearances are more sparse.
* {{Determinator}}: In ''Henry's Hero'', he manages to deliver a massive quarry train to the docks on his own - a job originally for ''two'' engines - while dealing with a terrible case of bad coal.
* GentleGiant
* IChooseToStay: He came back inexplicably come back in season 13, and since then, he seems to have become a permanent part of the railway. It's implied that [[TearJerker all of his friends from his time have been scrapped during the years he was stuck on Sodor]].
* MythologyGag: According to [[WordOfGod Christopher Skala]], Hiro was originally going to be blue. This was used as his main boiler color for his patchwork.
* NiceGuy: Doesn't have a mean bone in his body. [[spoiler:Despite Spencer trying to expose him and get him scrapped, Hiro doesn't really hold it against him and still helps Spencer out after he gets into an accident]].
* NobleFugitive
* OhCrap:
* TokenMinority: An especially profitable one; Hiro proved to be a favorite in Japan almost immediately.

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* TheAce: He's not called the "Master of the Railway" for nothing.
* BrokenAce: In "Hiro Helps Out", he tries telling other engines what to do when The Fat Controller is busy, only to cause more confusion and delay.
* BadassGrandpa: The oldest standard gauge engine on the railway, but can still hold his own as a respectable heavy goods engine.
* ButNowIMustGo: After setting things right at the end of ''Hero of the Rails'', Hiro reveals that he misses his friends and homeland, and returns home with a big sendoff from his new friends.
* CoolOldGuy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:He was once popular in his homeland, and at some point, he was transferred to Sodor where he worked for many years. When he broke down due to age, he was put on a siding where he would wait until Sodor could get the parts needed to fix him. The parts never came, and he ended up being forgotten, with the siding becoming overgrown by the time Thomas and friends find him]].
* DemotedToExtra: While he still gets the odd spotlight episode, his appearances are more sparse.
* {{Determinator}}: In ''Henry's Hero'', he manages to deliver a massive quarry train to the docks on his own - a job originally for ''two'' engines - while dealing with a terrible case of bad coal.
* GentleGiant
* IChooseToStay: He came back inexplicably come back in season 13, and since then, he seems to have become a permanent part of the railway. It's implied that [[TearJerker all of his friends from his time have been scrapped during the years he was stuck on Sodor]].
* MythologyGag: According to [[WordOfGod Christopher Skala]], Hiro was originally going to be blue. This was used as his main boiler color for his patchwork.
* NiceGuy: Doesn't have a mean bone in his body. [[spoiler:Despite Spencer trying to expose him and get him scrapped, Hiro doesn't really hold it against him and still helps Spencer out
Has made cameos after he gets into an accident]].
her debut episodes.
* NobleFugitive
* OhCrap:
* TokenMinority: An especially profitable one; Hiro proved
FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes to be a favorite being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal
in Japan almost immediately.her debut episode is to do something other than pulling empties.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance was in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.



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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: In real life, Stepney was saved by representatives of the Bluebell Railway and not Rusty.
* NiceGuy
* NobleFugitive
* RealPersonCameo

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--> "It's meeeee!"

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas and despite his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.
----
* ArtisticLicenceHistory: In real life, Stepney CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities to Amy's original name, Rosy the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact that she
was saved by representatives given a cherry red coat in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full
of the Bluebell Railway energy.
* LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively
and not Rusty.
literally.
* NiceGuy
RoseHairedSweetie: In this case, "Rose Painted Sweetie". Before her new red livery, she was lavender and is sweet and cheerful.
* NobleFugitive
SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* RealPersonCameo{{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:The Logging Locos]]
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--> "That's right!"

-->US voices: Kerry Shale (Bash), William Hope (Dash), Glenn Wrage (Ferdinand)
-->UK voices: Matt Wilkinson (Bash), Keith Wickham (Dash), Ben Small (Ferdinand)

A trio of oil and wood-burning steam engines. Bash, Dash and Ferdinand previously worked on the Mainland, but were relocated to Misty Island due to their poor behavior.

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--> "That's right!"

[[caption-width-right:250:Whiff (left) and Scruff (right)]]

-->US voices: Kerry Shale (Bash), William Hope (Dash), Glenn Wrage (Ferdinand)
(Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Bash), Keith Wickham (Dash), Ben Small (Ferdinand)

(Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A trio pair of oil engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind and wood-burning steam engines. Bash, Dash and Ferdinand previously worked on the Mainland, but were relocated to Misty Island due to enjoy their poor behavior.jobs.



* AccidentalMisnaming: Ferdinand calls The Fat Controller "boss", and he didn't take kindly of that.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Bash and Dash.
* TheBusCameBack: Ferdinand made a cameo in season 18.
* CatchPhrase: Ferdinand's is "That's right!"
* ComicTrio
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Bash and Dash, ''all the time.'' It's [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in "Toby and Bash"; when Bash has to work with Toby for the day instead of Dash, has so much trouble finishing any of his sentences that Toby has to figure out what Bash is trying to say.
* GentleGiant: Ferdinand.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bash's boiler, wheels, and lining are grey, while his cab and dome are yellow. Dash's colors are swapped. Also, Dash has freckles while Bash doesn't.
* MightyGlacier: Ferdinand is the biggest and strongest of the trio, but also the slowest.
* PutOnABus: They haven't been seen since Season 17
* SingleMindedTwins: So much so that when Bash and Dash are separated for too long, they get anxious and have trouble expressing themselves, as seen in ''Toby and Bash''. Subverted for Dash, as he doesn't have issues speaking sentences.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Both names have "ash" in them.
* TricksterTwins
* YouthfulFreckles: Dash.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Ferdinand calls The Fat Controller "boss", AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and he didn't instead tries to take kindly of that.
other engines' jobs.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Bash and Dash.
* TheBusCameBack: Ferdinand made a cameo in season 18.
ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Ferdinand's Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff
is "That's right!"
sent in to be repaired at the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
* ComicTrio
DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Bash ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind and Dash, ''all the time.'' It's [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in "Toby and Bash"; when Bash has to work with Toby for the day instead of Dash, has so much trouble finishing any of his sentences that Toby has to figure out what Bash is trying to say.
understanding.
* GentleGiant: Ferdinand.
NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Bash's boiler, wheels, and lining are grey, while his cab and dome are yellow. Dash's colors are swapped. Also, Dash has freckles while Bash doesn't.
* MightyGlacier: Ferdinand is the biggest and strongest of the trio, but also the slowest.
* PutOnABus: They haven't been seen since Season 17
* SingleMindedTwins: So much so that when Bash and Dash are separated for too long, they get anxious and have trouble expressing themselves, as seen in ''Toby and Bash''. Subverted for Dash, as he doesn't have issues speaking sentences.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Both names have "ash" in them.
* TricksterTwins
* YouthfulFreckles: Dash.
ThePigPen



[[folder:Connor and Caitlin]]
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-->Voiced by: Jonathan Forbes (Connor), Rebecca O'Mara (Caitlin)

A pair of streamlined engines from the Mainland. Introduced in ''King of the Railway'', they run the main express train between the two islands.

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-->Voiced by: Jonathan Forbes (Connor), Rebecca O'Mara (Caitlin)

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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A pair of streamlined engines from silver tank engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during the Mainland. Introduced in ''King restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the Railway'', they run other engines, Thomas grew jealous of him and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was the main express train between first to realize Thomas' feelings and was the two islands.one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Caitlin was this to Emily in "Best Engine Ever", so much that Emily is left depressed from wishing she could be like her. It's subverted in the end, where Caitlin reveals that she wishes she had front buffers like Emily's and, as a streamlined engine, she could only pull coaches while Emily could pull a variety of trains.
* DisembodiedEyebrows: Connor has these.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In ''King of the Railway'', they have a friendly race during their Sodor route time trials. They both speed past Gordon and Spencer (who are already racing each other) with little effort.
* {{Expy}}: Of Pip and Emma from ''The Railway Series''.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: While they both love to race, Connor is more serious while Caitlin is more excitable. Connor has been shown to be reckless, however.
* FriendlyRival: Caitlin is overly friendly towards Gordon otherwise. [[MotorMouth He wishes she wasn't]].
* GenkiGirl: Caitlin takes a ''long'' time to wind down.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy
* TheRival: To both Gordon and Spencer.
* UpperClassTwit: Connor unintentionally comes off as this to other engines.

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* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* 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.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Caitlin was this to Emily What Thomas thinks of him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: After his debut
in "Best Engine Ever", so much that Emily is left depressed from wishing she could be like her. It's subverted in the end, where Caitlin reveals that she wishes she had front buffers like Emily's and, as a streamlined engine, she could only pull coaches while Emily could pull a variety of trains.
* DisembodiedEyebrows: Connor has these.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In ''King of the Railway'', they have a friendly race during their Sodor route time trials. They both speed past Gordon and Spencer (who are already racing each other) with little effort.
* {{Expy}}: Of Pip and Emma from
''The Railway Series''.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: While they both love to race, Connor is more serious while Caitlin is more excitable. Connor has been shown to be reckless, however.
* FriendlyRival: Caitlin is overly friendly towards Gordon otherwise. [[MotorMouth He wishes she wasn't]].
* GenkiGirl: Caitlin takes a ''long'' time to wind down.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy
* TheRival: To both Gordon
Great Discovery'' and Spencer.
Season 12.
* UpperClassTwit: Connor unintentionally comes off as this NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused him to other engines.take too much trucks which led to the accident with the Great Waterton tower.



[[folder:Gator]]
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-->Voiced by: Clive Mantle

Introduced in ''Tale of the Brave'', Gator is an unusual green engine with sloping boilers working on Sodor temporarily.

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[[folder:Charlie]]
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!Charlie

-->Voiced by: Clive Mantle

Introduced in ''Tale of the Brave'', Gator is an unusual green
Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

--> Built: 1891/1904

A tank
engine with sloping boilers who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working on Sodor temporarily.in the shunting yards.



* AesopEnforcer
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other engines are initially shocked by his appearance. It's not as intense as other examples in the series, as the other engines quickly warm up to him, but Gator still gets frustrated over it.
* BackstoryOfTheDay: His backstory he shares with Percy at the docks represents the overarching theme of ''Tale of the Brave''.
* BerserkButton: His malfunctioning lamp, being bossed around, and being mistaken for a monster.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As nice as he is, if he's pushed enough, he ''will'' retaliate. In ''Toad's Bright Idea'', he gets fed up with Toad's pestering to the point where [[spoiler:he abandons Toad in the middle of the line and tries to complete his journey without him]].
* BigBrotherMentor: Becomes this to Percy.
* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of ''Tale of the Brave'', he's sent away to work on another railway.
* {{Determinator}}: As proven by his backstory. However, this trait makes his trip with Toad in "Toad's Bright Idea" a bit rocky--while Gator is all about getting the job done quickly and simply endure the risks, Toad wants to get the job done safely.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Averted. He quite likes his nickname.
* FaceYourFears: In his backstory, he had to cross a high bridge in a mountainous region to get urgent supplies to a village, despite his fear of heights. He also encourages Percy to do this.
* IdealHero: Percy comes to see him as one.
* IronicFear: He's terrified of heights, despite being designed to work in high, mountainous regions.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Gerald.
* PercussiveMaintenance: The only way to get his lamp working properly is for the driver to knock it, though later this stops working.

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* AesopEnforcer
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other
CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his jokey nature is that engines are initially shocked by have a hard time believing him when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants with
his appearance. It's not as intense as other examples in friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the series, line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described
as 'the most fun engine' and seeking fun and games from the other engines quickly warm up to him, but Gator still gets frustrated over it.
* BackstoryOfTheDay: His backstory he shares with Percy at the docks represents the overarching theme of ''Tale of the Brave''.
* BerserkButton: His malfunctioning lamp, being bossed around, and being mistaken for a monster.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As nice as he is, if he's pushed enough, he ''will'' retaliate. In ''Toad's Bright Idea'', he gets fed up with Toad's pestering to the point where [[spoiler:he abandons Toad
in the middle form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the line off periods in between his and tries to complete his journey without him]].
* BigBrotherMentor: Becomes this to Percy.
* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of ''Tale of the Brave'', he's sent away to
fellow engines' work on another railway.
instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
* {{Determinator}}: As proven by his backstory. However, this trait makes his trip with Toad in "Toad's Bright Idea" a bit rocky--while Gator is all about getting IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the job done quickly exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie
and simply endure the risks, Toad wants to get the job done safely.
Eddie".
* EmbarrassingNickname: Averted. He quite likes his nickname.
* FaceYourFears: In his backstory, he had to cross a high bridge in a mountainous region to get urgent supplies to a village, despite his fear of heights. He also encourages Percy to do this.
* IdealHero: Percy comes to see him as one.
* IronicFear: He's terrified of heights, despite being designed to work in high, mountainous regions.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Gerald.
* PercussiveMaintenance: The only way to get his lamp working properly is for the driver to knock it, though later this stops
PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.



[[folder:Samson]]
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->"Samson here, at your service!"

-->Voiced by: Robert Wilfort

--> Number: 15

--> Built: 1867

A strong, though oddly shaped tank engine that comes from the mainland to help out on Sodor.

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[[folder:Winston]]
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->"Samson here, at your service!"

-->Voiced by: Robert Wilfort

--> Number: 15

--> Built: 1867

Matt Wilkinson

A strong, though oddly shaped tank engine that comes from the mainland to help out red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like a convertible on Sodor.rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Any time he's given a job, he acts as if he's done it his whole life.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has the thickest eyebrows of the tank engines.
* BreakTheHaughty: Three of the four episodes he's featured in involve this.
* CantTakeCriticism: And how.
* {{Expy}}: Possibly of Neil from ''The Railway Series''. Both are green Neilson & Co. open cab 0-4-0 locomotives, and are noted for being quite unattractive.
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}.
* {{Gonk}}: Good gracious.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: His defining trait.
* LeaveMeAlone: His attitude in ''Samson At Your Service''. Embarrassed with a mistake he had made the previous night, he tries to do a job while tuning out everyone's teasing. [[spoiler:Of course, he also tunes out their warnings that he's making a ''new'' mistake, and doesn't realize his error until too late.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Zigzagged in universe. After taking a misroute into the Blue Mountain Quarry one night, he became the frequent subject of playful teasing. When he starts acting foolish again however, he is convinced he is still being laughed at, failing to notice the other engines are just trying to warn him of his mistake.
* SarcasmBlind: In ''Samson At Your Service'', he takes Bill and Ben's blatantly sarcastic remarks about his usefulness as genuine praise.
* UpperClassTwit

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Any time he's given ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles
a job, he acts as if he's done it his whole life.
convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has the thickest eyebrows ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from being a major character in season 17 to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One
of the tank engines.
* BreakTheHaughty: Three of the four episodes he's featured in involve this.
* CantTakeCriticism: And how.
* {{Expy}}: Possibly of Neil from ''The Railway Series''. Both are green Neilson & Co. open cab 0-4-0 locomotives, and are noted for being quite unattractive.
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}.
* {{Gonk}}: Good gracious.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: His defining trait.
* LeaveMeAlone: His attitude in ''Samson At Your Service''. Embarrassed with a mistake he had made the previous night, he tries
few characters to do a job while tuning stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out everyone's teasing. [[spoiler:Of course, he also tunes out their warnings that he's making a ''new'' mistake, and doesn't realize his error until too late.on it.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Zigzagged in universe. After taking a misroute into the Blue Mountain Quarry one night, he became the frequent subject of playful teasing. DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he starts acting foolish again however, he is convinced he is still being laughed at, failing to notice drives perfectly fine.
** On
the other engines are just trying hand in said episode, he tends to warn him of his mistake.
* SarcasmBlind: In ''Samson At Your Service'', he takes Bill
leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back and Ben's blatantly sarcastic remarks about his usefulness as genuine praise.
* UpperClassTwit
forth searching for a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).



[[folder:The Flying Scotsman]]
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--> "Flying Scotsman, coming through!"

--> Voiced by: Rufus Jones

--> Number: 4472

--> Basis: The real Flying Scotsman (a London and North Eastern Railway A3) 4-6-2

--> Built: 1923

Introduced properly in ''The Great Race'', the Flying Scotsman is Gordon's brother from the mainland. He was the first locomotive to officially reach 100 mph.

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[[folder:Phillip]]
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--> "Flying Scotsman, coming through!"

--> Voiced
-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced
by: Rufus Jones

Rasmus Hardiker

--> Number: 4472

--> Basis: The real Flying Scotsman (a London and North Eastern Railway A3) 4-6-2

68

--> Built: 1923

Introduced properly in ''The Great Race'',
c.1930

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as a station pilot. Phillip is energetic and very talkative, much to
the Flying Scotsman is Gordon's brother from amusement of the mainland. He was younger engines, but the first locomotive to officially reach 100 mph.annoyance of the bigger ones.



* AdaptationPersonalityChange: He seemed relatively respectful in his few speaking roles in The Railway Series, but he's much more pompous in the TV series. Justified as the fear of scrapping is gone in the recent series.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The TV series incarnation of Flying Scotsman has smoke deflectors, a double chimney, and his number printed on his cab, yet he still has two tenders. The real Flying Scotsman has had all of these features, but not all at the same time. Oh, and his smoke deflectors can slide forward for some reason.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Subverted. [[spoiler:He tried to warn Gordon about his boiler's problems, and when Gordon ultimately broke down as a result, Flying Scotsman did look like he wanted to help Gordon...[[YankTheDogsChain before he realized he was still in the race, and hurried away]].]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* DeadpanSnarker: He makes plenty of remarks to rile up Gordon, including calling him "Little Brother" despite them being the same size, or Gordon technically being older by Railway Series canon.
* DemotedToExtra: An unusual example--he was supposed to appear in Season 3, in accordance with his appearance in the Railway Series, but they didn't have the budget to complete the model, so only his tenders and cab were shown. The problem with this is that the episode causes Gordon to completely not recognize him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: When he noticed Gordon was starting to suffer from going so fast without his safety valve in the Great Race, he tried to warn Gordon. Too bad it didn't work]].
* TheNicknamer: Tends to refer to Gordon as "little brother".
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:After the events of ''The Great Race'', he tries to cheer Gordon up, and reveals that his opinion on Sudrian engines has improved.]]
* UpperClassTwit: He doesn't think particularly highly of Sodor's engines. That being said, rather than hurling insults in their faces like Gordon or Spencer, he talks calmly and dismissively at at the same time.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: He seemed relatively respectful in his few speaking roles in The Railway Series, but he's much more pompous in the TV series. Justified as the fear BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of scrapping is gone in the recent series.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The TV series incarnation of Flying Scotsman has smoke deflectors, a double chimney, and his number printed on his cab, yet he still has two tenders. The real Flying Scotsman has had all of these features, but not all
Toby at the same time. Oh, and his smoke deflectors can slide forward for some reason.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Subverted. [[spoiler:He tried
one point due to warn Gordon about his boiler's problems, and when Gordon ultimately broke down as a result, Flying Scotsman did look like he wanted to help Gordon...[[YankTheDogsChain before he realized he was still in the race, and hurried away]].]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* DeadpanSnarker: He makes plenty of remarks to rile up Gordon, including calling him "Little Brother" despite them being the same size, or Gordon technically being older by Railway Series canon.
* DemotedToExtra: An unusual example--he was supposed to appear in Season 3, in accordance with his appearance in the Railway Series, but they didn't have the budget to complete the model, so
their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only his tenders and cab were shown. The problem with this is that the episode causes Gordon leads to completely not recognize him.
exasperation for poor Toby.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: When he noticed Gordon was starting to suffer from going so fast without his safety valve in the Great Race, he tried to warn Gordon. Too bad it didn't work]].
* TheNicknamer:
{{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to refer to irritate Gordon as "little brother".
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:After the events of ''The Great Race'', he tries to cheer Gordon up,
and reveals that James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to
his opinion on Sudrian engines has improved.]]
* UpperClassTwit: He doesn't think particularly highly of Sodor's engines. That being said, rather than hurling insults in their faces like Gordon or Spencer, he talks calmly and dismissively at at the same time.
dismay.



[[folder:Ashima]]
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--> "Just because we're well-painted doesn't mean we can't do anything else."

--> Voiced by: Tina Desai

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: Nilgiri Mountain Railway X

--> Built: Somewhere after 1914

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Ashima is a beautifully-painted tank engine from India, taking part in the Shunting Competition of The Great Railway Show. After being stranded on the Island of Sodor after her rail ferry leaves without her after docking by mistake at Brendam Docks instead of the UK, she acts as a voice of support to Thomas with convincing him to just be himself rather than try to be anything else, resulting in her and Thomas developing a good friendship that remained after they parted ways following Ashima returning to Sodor with Thomas, Emily, and the other Sudrian engines before returning home to India.
----
* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Ashima will be returning to the series with several of the other International Engines in Season 22 and the latest special ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' Whether she'll be invited to work on the North Western Railway on Sodor or remain on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in India is still unknown.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: Once the Great Railway Show is over, Ashima tells Thomas she needs to catch her ferry to return home to India.
* CostumePorn: Ashima's paintwork is based off of Indian textiles and Henna tattoos, resulting in why when Thomas first laid eyes on her, he was rendered speechless by her beautiful appearance.
** Emily asks Ashima about this after she and James lose the Best Decorated Engine award, wondering why she wasn't taking part with them, leading to her above quote as she answered Emily's question.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Justified; Ashima is this to Thomas, due to their paintwork.

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--> "Just because we're well-painted doesn't mean we can't do anything else."

--> Voiced by: Tina Desai

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: Nilgiri Mountain Railway X

--> Built: Somewhere after 1914

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Ashima is a beautifully-painted tank engine from India, taking
[[folder: Fergus]]

* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "Jerk"
part in the Shunting Competition of The Great Railway Show. After is downplayed due to Fergus overall being stranded a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by the Island of Sodor after her rail ferry leaves without her after docking by mistake at Brendam Docks instead of the UK, she acts as a voice of support rules tends to Thomas with convincing him to just be himself rather than try to be anything else, resulting in her and Thomas developing a good friendship that remained after they parted ways following Ashima returning to Sodor with Thomas, Emily, and annoy the other Sudrian engines before returning home to India.
----
* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Ashima will be returning to the series with several of the other International Engines in Season 22 and the latest special ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' Whether she'll be invited to work on the North Western Railway on Sodor or remain on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in India is still unknown.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: Once the Great Railway Show is over, Ashima tells Thomas she needs to catch her ferry to return home to India.
* CostumePorn: Ashima's paintwork is based off of Indian textiles and Henna tattoos, resulting in why when Thomas first laid eyes on her, he was rendered speechless by her beautiful appearance.
** Emily asks Ashima about this after she and James lose the Best Decorated Engine award, wondering why she wasn't taking part with them, leading to her above quote as she answered Emily's question.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Justified; Ashima is this to Thomas, due to their paintwork.
engines.



[[folder:Rajiv]]
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--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: Fairy Queen

--> Built: 1855

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Rajiv joins Ashima with participating in The Great Railway Show, but while Ashima competes in the Shunting Challenge, Rajiv competes in the Best Decorated Engine contest against Sodor's James and Emily, Mexico's Carlos, and China's Yong Bao, and wins.
----
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He is slated to return in ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' and Season 22 alongside Ashima and several of the International Engines. Thomas will be visiting India at some point to see Ashima again, so it is possible he will meet Rajiv as well.]]

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[[folder:Rajiv]]
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--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: Fairy Queen

--> Built: 1855

Introduced

[[folder:Other Engines]]
* ButtMonkey: Stafford.
* DemotedToExtra
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Big In Pennsylvania]]: Hank the [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep
in ''The Great Race'', Rajiv joins Ashima mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with participating in The Great Railway Show, but while Ashima competes in the Shunting Challenge, Rajiv competes in the Best Decorated Engine contest against Sodor's James less stops for fuel) than their smaller British counterparts.
* GentleGiant: Murdoch
and Emily, Mexico's Carlos, and China's Yong Bao, and wins.
----
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He is slated to return in ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' and Season 22 alongside Ashima and several of the International Engines. Thomas will be visiting India at some point to see Ashima again, so it is possible he will meet Rajiv as well.]]
Hank.



[[folder:Yong Bao]]
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--> [[spoiler:"Usually, I take the dragon to the big square, but as you're a guest on our railway, I think you should have the honour!"]]

--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: China Railways RM

--> Built: 1958-1966

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Yong Bao is taking part in The Great Railway Show as representative of the People's Republic of China as one of the contenders in the Best Decorated Engine Award alongside James and Emily from Sodor and Mexico's Carlos, but loses to Ashima's fellow engine from India, Rajiv.

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!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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! Bertie the Bus
--> [[spoiler:"Usually, I take the dragon "But to the big square, but as you're a guest on our railway, I think beat you should over that hill, I'd have the honour!"]]

--> Voiced
to grow wings and be an Aeroplane."

-->Voiced
by: Unknown

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: China Railways RM

Keith Wickham, Rupert Degas (fifteenth - sixteenth seasons)

--> Built: 1958-1966

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Yong Bao is taking part in
1929/1948

A bus Thomas met on his branch line.
The Great Railway Show as representative two of them had a famous race from one end of the People's Republic of China as one of branch line to the contenders other, in the Best Decorated Engine Award alongside James and Emily from Sodor and Mexico's Carlos, but loses to Ashima's fellow engine from India, Rajiv.which Thomas won, earning Bertie's respect.



* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He is slated to return in ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' and Season 22 alongside Ashima and a few of the other International Engines. When Thomas visits him in his homeland of the People's Republic of China to work on his railway, Yong Bao explains to Thomas about the upcoming Chinese New Year and the Dragon that will be part of the festivities.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He is slated BlackBestFriend: 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 return in ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' 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 22 alongside Ashima and One, where Bertie had only one face mask. Subverted in later seasons, where he has a few wider scope of facial expressions like the other International Engines. When others.
* VerbalTic: In
Thomas visits him in his homeland of the People's Republic of China to work on his railway, Yong Bao explains to Thomas about the upcoming Chinese New Year and the Dragon that will be part of Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all
the festivities.]]same is charitable when he needs help.



[[folder:Shane]]
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--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: 520

--> Basis: SAR Class 520

--> Built: 1943

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Shane takes part in the Strength Competition against Henry, Germany's Frieda, North America's Vinnie, and possibly Hiro, but his place in it is unknown and whether he won or lost the competition.

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[[folder:Terrence the Tractor]]
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--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: 520

--> Basis: SAR Class 520

"They're not ugly, they're caterpillars! I can go anywhere, I don't need rails

--> Built: 1943

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Shane takes part in the Strength Competition against Henry, Germany's Frieda, North America's Vinnie, and possibly Hiro, but
1934

A tractor who Thomas meets on
his place in it is unknown and whether he won or lost the competition.branch line. Thomas finds his caterpillar treads to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.



* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He is slated to return in ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' and Season 22 alongside Ashima and a few of the other International Engines. Thomas will possibly be visiting him in his homeland of Australia during his world trip.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He is slated to Terrence makes his return to the series in ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed
and Season 22 alongside Ashima and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being
a few tractor with treads.
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used a couple of face masks, all of which are pretty much just a variation
of the other International Engines. Thomas will possibly be visiting him same grin. This is averted after he reappeared in his homeland of Australia during his world trip.]]the CGI series.



[[folder:Raul]]
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--> "Back up! Back up!"

--> Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US/UK)

--> Number: 166

--> Basis: Unknown

--> Built: 1931

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Raul represents Brazil in the Shunting Competition of The Great Railway Show as he competes against Ashima, Thomas, Russia's Ivan, and Italy's Gina.

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[[folder:Trevor the Traction Engine]]
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--> "Back up! Back up!"

"Oh yes, I like children."

--> Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US/UK)

--> Number: 166

--> Basis: Unknown

Christopher Ragland (US), Nigel Pilkington (UK)

--> Built: 1931

Introduced
1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found
in ''The Great Race'', Raul represents Brazil in a scrap yard by Edward, and was since purchased by the Shunting Competition of The Great Railway Show as he competes against Ashima, Thomas, Russia's Ivan, Vicar. He now lives on his orchard and Italy's Gina.gives rides to children.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once the International Engines learn they are at the wrong location for The Great Railway Show, Raul is one of the engines to tell the others to return to their ferry, passing on the message from Axel and Gina.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite surviving
the International Engines learn they are at transition to CGI, he's only appeared in ''one episode'', and as a background element.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in
the wrong location for The Great Railway Show, Raul is one of the engines to tell the others to return to their ferry, passing on the message from Axel and Gina.sun.



[[folder:Carlos]]
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--> "Fizzling Fuegos!"

--> Voiced by: David Bedella

--> Number: 903

--> Basis: N. de M. GR-3

--> Built: 1910

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Carlos takes part in The Great Railway Show, competing in the Best Decorated Engine contest against James, Emily, China's Yong Bao, and India's Rajiv, only to lose to Rajiv. He later avoids being hit by Philip as he is fleeing from Vinnie.

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[[folder:Caroline]]
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--> "Fizzling Fuegos!"

--> Voiced by: David Bedella

--> Number: 903

--> Basis: N. de M. GR-3

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

--> Built: 1910

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Carlos takes part in The Great Railway Show, competing in
1926

An old-fashioned car owned by a cricketer. She prefers slow and leisurely runs throughout
the Best Decorated Engine contest against James, Emily, China's Yong Bao, and India's Rajiv, only to lose to Rajiv. He later avoids being hit by Philip countryside, as he is fleeing from Vinnie.high speeds overheat her engine.



* BilingualBonus: When Carlos spots Philip heading right for him in reverse to get away from Vinnie, he exclaims, "Fizzling Fuegos!" "Fuego" is Spanish for "fire", making it Carlos' version of the Sodor engines' exclamation of "Fizzling Fireboxes!"

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* BilingualBonus: When Carlos spots Philip heading right 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 him in reverse to get away from Vinnie, he exclaims, "Fizzling Fuegos!" "Fuego" is Spanish for "fire", making it Carlos' version the rest of the Sodor engines' exclamation of "Fizzling Fireboxes!"model era.
* SouthernBelle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub and is very polite to her driver.



[[folder:Frieda]]
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--> "Ugh! Do I look like a Gordon? My name is Frieda."

--> Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Number: 409

--> Basis: DB Class 10

--> Built: 1957

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Frieda competes in the Strength Competition against Henry, Australia's Shane, North America's Vinnie, and possibly Hiro, but her final placing in the competition remains unknown.

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[[folder:Bulgy]]
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--> "Ugh! Do I look like a Gordon? My name "Bah! enjoyment is Frieda."

--> Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Number: 409

--> Basis: DB Class 10

all you engines live for. One day railways will be ripped up!"

--> Built: 1957

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Frieda competes in the Strength Competition against Henry, Australia's Shane, North America's Vinnie,
1960/61

A double-decker bus who believed railways needed to be ripped up
and possibly Hiro, but her final placing replaced with roads. Ended up getting wedged under a bridge after stealing Duck's passengers and was left in the competition remains unknown.a field to rot as a henhouse.



* MistakenIdentity: When looking for Gordon [[spoiler:to warn him that his safety valve has not properly been installed]], Thomas mistook her for Gordon.

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* MistakenIdentity: When looking for Gordon [[spoiler:to warn AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims
him that his safety valve has not properly been installed]], and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help
Thomas mistook her with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated
for Gordon.helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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''.



[[folder:Gina]]
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--> "Everybody, back on the ship!"

--> Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: FNM Class 200

--> Built: 1884

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Gina represents Italy as she competes in the Shunting Challenge of The Great Railway Show against Thomas, Ashima, Russia's Ivan, and Brazil's Raul. She's the first of the International Engines to realize they left Ashima on Sodor once their ferry departs to head for the UK.

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[[folder:George]]
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--> "Everybody, back on the ship!"

--> Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: FNM Class 200

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

--> Built: 1884

Introduced
1920/29

A steam roller who finds great joy
in ''The Great Race'', Gina represents Italy as she competes in the Shunting Challenge of The Great Railway Show against Thomas, Ashima, Russia's Ivan, and Brazil's Raul. She's the first of the International Engines to realize they left Ashima on Sodor once their ferry departs to head for the UK.turning rails into roads.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once Axel tells the International Engines they ended up at the wrong place, she's the first to pass on the message as she tells the engines behind her to return to the ferry.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once Axel tells 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 himself caused their infamous accident.
* FantasticRacism: "Railways are no good! Turn 'em into roads!"
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}
* StubbornMule: Leads to an accident with
the International Engines equally pig-headed Sir Handel when they ended up at refuse to let the wrong place, she's the first to other pass on the message as she tells the engines behind her a narrow track (naturally this only leads to return to the ferry.
them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).



[[folder:Axel]]
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--> "To The Great Railway Show, of course!"

--> Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US/UK)

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: NMBS/SNCB Type 12

--> Built: 1939

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Axel represents Belgium as he competes in the title event against Spencer, France's Etienne, Gordon, and The Flying Scotsman, but loses to Etienne. He is the first International Engine to learn of when their rail ferry docked at Sodor by mistake once speaking with the Brendam Docks manager.

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[[folder:Axel]]
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[[folder:Thumper]]
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--> "To The Great Railway Show, of course!"

--> Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US/UK)

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: NMBS/SNCB Type 12

--> Built: 1939

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Axel represents Belgium as he competes in the title event against Spencer, France's Etienne, Gordon, and The Flying Scotsman,
org/pmwiki/pub/images/185px-thumperpromo_6736.jpg]]

A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry,
but loses to Etienne. He is the first International Engine to learn of when their rail ferry docked at Sodor by mistake once speaking with the Brendam Docks manager.disappeared after setting a boulder loose.



* BilingualBonus: When Axel is first heard speaking as he greets everyone at Brendam Docks, he is heard saying "Bonjour!" which is French for "Hello!"
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once the Brendam Docks manager tells Axel that their ferry has docked in the wrong place, after a few seconds of pondering it over, Axel realizes his error and tells the other International Engines to return to the ferry.
--> "De Island of...(beat)...Oops. Wrong stop!"

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* BilingualBonus: When Axel is first heard speaking as AllThereInTheManual: According to TheMerch, he greets everyone now works exclusively at Brendam Docks, he is heard saying "Bonjour!" which is French for "Hello!"
slate mines.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once the Brendam Docks manager tells Axel that their ferry has docked 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 wrong place, after a few seconds of pondering it over, Axel realizes his error and tells the other International Engines to return to the ferry.
--> "De Island of...(beat)...Oops. Wrong stop!"
episode, he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
* LongBusTrip



[[folder:Etienne]]
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--> "Au Revoir!"

--> Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US/UK)

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: SNCF BB 9004

--> Built: 1954

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Etienne competes in the title event against Gordon, Spencer, Belgium's Axel, and The Flying Scotsman, managing to beat Spencer in the home stretch and win, setting a new speed record in the process.

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[[folder:Elizabeth]]
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! Elizabeth
--> "Au Revoir!"

--> Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (US/UK)

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: SNCF BB 9004

--> Built: 1954

Introduced
"Oh, it's you. Have you learned to drive properly yet?"

A vintage steam quarry truck, who ended up being abandoned
in ''The Great Race'', Etienne competes in a shed. She was the title event against Gordon, Spencer, Belgium's Axel, Fat Controller's first truck, and The Flying Scotsman, managing to beat Spencer in the home stretch and win, setting a new speed record in the process.upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.



* BilingualBonus: Due to being from France, Etienne knows a little French himself as his shout of "Au Revoir!" to Spencer as he took the lead to win The Great Race is the French saying of "Goodbye!"

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* BilingualBonus: Due DeadpanSnarker
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's the only character able
to being from France, Etienne knows a little French himself 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 shout siderods.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even with her condescending front, she is a loyal and hard worker, and reacts appropriately to good manners. Her treatment
of "Au Revoir!" to Spencer as Thomas also softens when he took and Terence help her out of the lead to win The Great Race is the French saying of "Goodbye!"snow following a crash.



[[folder:Vinnie]]
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--> "Get outta the way! Why don't you watch where you're going, shrimp?!"

--> Voiced by: John Schwab

--> Number: 6407

--> Basis: CNR U-4-a

--> Built: 1936

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Vinnie uses his status as a big North American tender engine to bully smaller engines like Thomas and Philip, until he meets his match against Thomas and Ashima and gets derailed, crashing into an electrical tower that falls on top of himself. He competed in the Strength Competition against Australia's Shane, Germany's Frieda, Henry, and possibly Hiro. It is possible he was the winner based on being farthest ahead when the competition was last seen.

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[[folder:Madge]]
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--> "Get outta the way! Why don't you watch where you're going, shrimp?!"

--> Voiced by: John Schwab

--> Number: 6407

--> Basis: CNR U-4-a

--> Built: 1936

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Vinnie uses his status as a big North American tender engine to bully smaller engines like Thomas and Philip, until he meets his match against Thomas and Ashima and gets derailed, crashing into an electrical tower
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A snub-nosed truck
that falls on top of himself. He competed works in the Strength Competition against Australia's Shane, Germany's Frieda, Henry, and possibly Hiro. It is possible he was mountains near the winner based on being farthest ahead when Skarloey Railroad. She acts very motherly to the competition was last seen.narrow gauge engines, even at the risk of her own well-being.



* BigBadEnsemble: Aside from Diesel, he's the main villain in ''The Great Race''.
* TheBully: He is shown to be this when he arrives on Sodor, telling Thomas to get out of the way and calling him a shrimp. He later bullies Phillip when he gets in his way at the Great Railway Show, but is stopped by Thomas and Ashima before he gets the chance to derail him.
* LaserGuidedKarma: His bullying of Philip for angering him comes back to bite him when Thomas and Ashima hold him back to allow Philip to escape, leaving Vinnie to derail due to the switches being set against him and crash headlong into an electrical tower. He felt humbled after that.

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* BigBadEnsemble: Aside from Diesel, he's the main villain DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''The Great Race''.
* TheBully: He is shown to be this
''Cool Truckings'', when he arrives on Sodor, telling Thomas to get out of Duncan complains her drives are slow and boring.
* TeamMom: To
the way and calling him a shrimp. He later bullies Phillip when he gets in his way at narrow gauge engines, despite the Great Railway Show, but is stopped by Thomas and Ashima before he gets the chance to derail him.
* LaserGuidedKarma: His bullying
fact she's younger than many of Philip for angering him comes back to bite him when Thomas and Ashima hold him back to allow Philip to escape, leaving Vinnie to derail due to the switches being set against him and crash headlong into an electrical tower. He felt humbled after that.them.



[[folder:Ivan]]
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--> "Points!"

--> Voiced by: Bob Golding

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: [=TGM23=]

--> Built: Sometime after 1962

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Ivan is the only International Engine to be a diesel locomotive, representing Mother Russia at The Great Railway Show as he competes in the Shunting Challenge against Thomas, Ashima, Italy's Gina, and Brazil's Raul.

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--> "Points!"

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

-->Voiced
by: Bob Golding

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: [=TGM23=]

--> Built: Sometime after 1962

Introduced in ''The Great Race'', Ivan is
Ben Small (Owen), Matt Wilkinson (Merrick)

A pair of machines working at
the only International Engine to be Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick is a diesel locomotive, representing Mother Russia at The Great Railway Show as he competes in the Shunting Challenge against Thomas, Ashima, Italy's Gina, crane with a set of rails, letting him move back and Brazil's Raul.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''.



[[folder:Nia]]
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--> [[spoiler:"Two engines are better than one, Thomas!"]]

--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: 18

--> Basis: KUR ED1/EAR 11 class

--> Built: 1926-1930

Nia is set to be introduced in the upcoming special ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' as Thomas meets her during his world trip as he travels to Kenya during his journey through Africa.

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--> [[spoiler:"Two engines
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-->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 better than one, Thomas!"]]

--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: 18

--> Basis: KUR ED1/EAR 11 class

--> Built: 1926-1930

Nia is set
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.
----
* 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 be introduced CGI, Jack returned in ''King of the Railway'', while Alfie, Oliver, Max and Monty returned in ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure''.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* 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=].
* RookieRedRanger: Jack.
* SiblingRivalry: Max and Monty.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Isobella's the only female vehicle
in the upcoming special ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' as Thomas meets her during his world trip as he travels to Kenya during his journey through Africa.
Pack.
* YouthfulFreckles: Alfie has very faint ones, most noticeable in close-up shots.





[[folder:Rebecca]]
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--> [[spoiler:"I'm slowing down! Hello, sir, and err sorry, sir. I miscalculated how long it would take me to stop!"]]

--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: 22

--> Basis: SR West Country class

--> Built: 1945-1951

Rebecca is set to be introduced in Season 22 of ''Thomas & Friends'' following the special ''Big World! Big Adventures!''

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--> [[spoiler:"I'm slowing down! Hello, sir, and err sorry, sir. I miscalculated how long it would take me to stop!"]]

--> Voiced
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! Skiff

-->Voiced
by: Unknown

--> Number: 22

--> Basis: SR West Country class

--> Built: 1945-1951

Rebecca is set to be introduced in Season 22 of ''Thomas & Friends'' following the
Creator/JamieCampbellBower

A fun-loving little boat owned by Sailor John. He has a
special ''Big World! Big Adventures!''
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.]]
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* 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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time in the end]]



[[folder:Hong-Mei]]

--> Voiced by: Unknown

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: China Railways GJ

--> Built: 1958-1961

Hong-Mei will be making her debut in the special ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' and Season 22 alongside her fellow Chinese engine Yong Bao, whom Thomas met back in ''The Great Race''.

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[[folder:Hong-Mei]]

!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
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--> Voiced "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

-->Voiced
by: Unknown

--> Number: Unknown

--> Basis: China Railways GJ

Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1958-1961

Hong-Mei will be making her debut in the special ''Big World! Big Adventures!'' and Season 22 alongside her fellow Chinese engine Yong Bao,
1895

Two of Thomas' coaches
whom Thomas met back in ''The Great Race''.The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.




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* AscendedExtra: In a sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed he travels (he has a lot of fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
* SingleMindedTwins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often have to keep the more rambunctious Thomas in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.



!!The Steelworks

[[folder:Frankie]]
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-->Voiced by: Sophie Colquhoun

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

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!!The Steelworks

[[folder:Frankie]]
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--> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Sophie Colquhoun

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

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him in their old railway.



* AffablyEvil: She's a genuinely hard-working and dependable engine, but goes to extreme lengths to keep other engines working at the Steelworks.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Not only does her plan to force Thomas and James to work at the Steelworks completely fall apart, but Hurricane's badly damaged by the end of it all. Realizing this means she'd be handling all the work ''alone'', she breaks down in tears, and Thomas can't help but feel bad for her.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite her kindness to Thomas when they first meet, she refuses to let him, and later James, leave the Steelworks, doing everything she can to keep them there.
* MaliciousMisnaming: [[spoiler: Persists in calling Thomas "Little Tank Engine". After Thomas points out he has a name, she repeats the referral with punctuation.]]
* TokenMinority: Of the Steelworks engines, she is the sole diesel.
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Hurricane saves Thomas from the molten steel, but gets trapped in it himself. Frankie is completely at a loss of what to do.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason she forces engines to work at the Steelworks is because [[spoiler:no engine legitimately wants to work there, yet she and Hurricane can't handle the huge workload themselves. Unfortunately for her, forcing engines to work there only made the problem ''worse''.]]

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* AffablyEvil: She's TheBlank: Like in the Railway Series, she never had a genuinely hard-working face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as of season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following her CharacterDevelopment in the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect
and dependable engine, but goes to extreme lengths to keep knows that tramway coaches are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines working at switches, [[spoiler:and leads to her coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In
the Steelworks.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Not
entire show's run, she has only does spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her plan emotions were at least expressed to force Thomas the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and James to work at speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until
the Steelworks completely fall apart, but Hurricane's badly damaged by the end of it all. Realizing this means she'd be handling all the work ''alone'', she breaks down in tears, 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs
and Thomas can't help but feel bad for her.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite her kindness to Thomas when they first meet, she refuses to let him, and later James, leave the Steelworks, doing everything she can to keep them there.
* MaliciousMisnaming: [[spoiler: Persists in calling Thomas "Little Tank Engine". After Thomas points out he has a name, she repeats the referral with punctuation.]]
* TokenMinority: Of the Steelworks engines, she is the sole diesel.
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Hurricane saves Thomas from the molten steel, but gets trapped in it himself. Frankie is completely at a loss of what to do.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason she forces engines to work at the Steelworks is because [[spoiler:no engine legitimately wants to work there, yet she and Hurricane can't handle the huge workload themselves. Unfortunately for her, forcing engines to work there only made the problem ''worse''.]]
situations he's not comfortable with.



[[folder:Hurricane]]
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-->Voiced by: Jim Howick

A massive tank engine with ten driving wheels.

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[[folder:Hanna]]
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-->Voiced by: Jim Howick

A massive tank engine with ten driving wheels.
Henrietta's sister.



* AffablyEvil: Like Frankie, he works hard at the Steelworks, and he sincerely cares about the other engines that work there. Oh, but he ''will'' make sure they stay there, willingly or not.
* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: His wheelbase is tighter than his real-world counterpart. This was done to make it easier to portray him inside the Steelworks, which has tighter curves than his basis could handle.
* TheBrute: The bigger, more aggressive engine between him and Frankie. Ironically between the two, he is the most sincerely affable.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He shunts Thomas out of the way of the molten steel, but gets trapped in it himself. Luckily, Merlin pushes him to safety, though his wheels are destroyed.]]
* TheKindnapper: While Frankie slowly begins to bully Thomas and treat him more like a commodity, Hurricane is often shown to genuinely care about Thomas despite also forcibly keeping him at the Steelworks, even [[spoiler: pulling a HeroicSacrifice when he risks getting trapped in molten steel]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Every promotional image of him has him sneering deviously.
* OffModel: Part of his side rods fail to render properly, leaving a gap over his fourth driving wheel.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His livery is comprised primarily of red, black, and maroon in between.

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* AffablyEvil: Like Frankie, he works hard AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at the Steelworks, and he sincerely cares James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about the other engines going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that work there. Oh, but he ''will'' make sure they stay there, willingly or not.
* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: His wheelbase is tighter than his real-world counterpart. This was done to make it easier to portray him inside the Steelworks, which
Hannah has tighter curves than his basis had to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she
could handle.
* TheBrute: The bigger, more aggressive engine between him and Frankie. Ironically between the two, he is the most sincerely affable.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He shunts Thomas out of the way of the molten steel, but
go as fast as she wants. She gets trapped her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it himself. Luckily, Merlin pushes him leads to safety, though his wheels are destroyed.her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
* TheKindnapper: While Frankie slowly begins to bully Thomas and treat him more like a commodity, Hurricane is often shown to genuinely care about Thomas despite also forcibly keeping him at FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's the Steelworks, even [[spoiler: foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling a HeroicSacrifice her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also doesn't listen to Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to her coming apart when he risks getting trapped in molten steel]].
James pulls her.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Every promotional image of RunawayTrain: Less intentional example than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him has forward, unintentionally putting him sneering deviously.
* OffModel: Part of his side rods fail to render properly, leaving a gap over his fourth driving wheel.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His livery is comprised primarily of red, black, and maroon
in between.danger.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.



[[folder:Merlin]]
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-->Voiced by: Hugh Bonneville

One of the experimental engines, Merlin is a gray tender engine with three funnels.

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[[folder: Troublesome Trucks / Foolish Freight Cars]]
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--> Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

-->Voiced by: Hugh Bonneville

One
Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the experimental Railway - eighteenth season)

The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the
engines, Merlin is a gray tender engine with three funnels.mostly causing their accidents.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Theo and Lexi come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks. Later, he comes back and saves Hurricane from melting in the molten steel.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: "Invisibility...on!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Genuinely believes he can turn himself invisible.
* InkSuitActor: His face closely resembles Hugh Bonneville's, even before he was acquired to voice him.
* {{Invisibility}}: He believes he has this power. In reality, he just makes a lot of steam around himself.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Thomas takes too long to rescue James, Merlin panics and tries to sneak into the Steelworks to help. He's spotted by Frankie and Hurricane, who realize something's going on and go after him.
* ShownTheirWork: His belief in being able to turn invisible comes from his basis, SR No. 783, which was modified with two additional chimneys to make it harder to see for overhead bombers.
* SmokeOut: What his "invisibility" actually acts as.
* YouGetMeCoffee: When they go to rescue James, he assigns Merlin to keep watch.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Theo and Lexi come AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken
to save Thomas and James pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it
when Frankie and Hurricane trap engines order them around or being pushed.
* BullyHunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other'' engines, they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "On! On! On!" and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
* ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution: This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh
at the Steelworks. Later, he comes back and saves Hurricane from melting in the molten steel.engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: "Invisibility...on!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Genuinely believes he can turn himself invisible.
* InkSuitActor: His face closely resembles Hugh Bonneville's, even before he was acquired to voice him.
* {{Invisibility}}: He believes he has this power. In reality, he just makes
GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All
of steam them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around himself.
them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Thomas takes too KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the [[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as
long as they enjoy it]].
* KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown
to rescue James, Merlin panics be dismantled in various episodes.
* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave",
and tries didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine
to sneak prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of the dark'' and beg Percy to pull them out.
* {{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then
into the Steelworks to help. He's spotted by Frankie old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and Hurricane, who realize something's going on and go after him.
* ShownTheirWork: His belief in
even asked him to help them because they didn't like being able alone inside.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
* RunawayTrain: They always cause this
to turn invisible comes happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from his basis, SR No. 783, which was modified with two additional chimneys to make it harder to see their coupling.
* {{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines
for overhead bombers.
* SmokeOut: What his "invisibility" actually acts as.
* YouGetMeCoffee: When they go to rescue James, he assigns Merlin to keep watch.
fun.



[[folder:Lexi]]
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-->Voiced by: Lucy Montgomery

A cab-forward tender engine.

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[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
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-->Voiced by: Lucy Montgomery

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--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

A cab-forward tender engine.brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Because of her unique configuration, she doesn't feel like a proper engine.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:She, Theo and Hurricane come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks.]]
* CharacterTics: She's constantly changing her tone of voice and accent.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Subverted. Despite her blue paintwork, she's blatantly unladylike, covered in rust and grime.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Because of her unique configuration, she doesn't feel like AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him
a proper engine.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:She, Theo and Hurricane come
hard bump, but then returned to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks.his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well for him...]]
* CharacterTics: She's constantly changing her tone of voice EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and accent.
want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Subverted. Despite her blue paintwork, she's blatantly unladylike, covered in rust FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas and grime.James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas, the very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
* KilledOffForReal: He was the only character in the series to permanently die.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.



[[folder:Theo]]
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-->Voiced by: Darren Boyd

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

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-->Voiced by: Darren Boyd

An experimental traction engine
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A privately owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident
with a unique gearing system on his side.the turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Lexi and Hurricane come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at the Steelworks.]]
* BrutalHonesty: He has a very blung and direct way of speaking, which can sometimes come off as this.
* CartoonCreature: While he's inspired by railway traction engines, he's comprised of parts of several different designs.
* CharacterTics: He is ''always'' trembling.
* LovableCoward: His lack of self esteem makes him this when pulled into a rescue mission.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He, Lexi and Hurricane come to save Thomas and James when Frankie and Hurricane trap them at AssholeVictim: Even the Steelworks.]]
Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
* BrutalHonesty: He has a very blung and direct way of speaking, which can sometimes come off as this.
FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* CartoonCreature: {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath:
While he's inspired by railway traction engines, he's comprised of parts of several played straight in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
* KingMook: He's built the same as the other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a
different designs.
face.
* CharacterTics: SparedByTheAdaptation: He is ''always'' trembling.
* LovableCoward: His lack of self esteem makes him this when pulled into a rescue mission.
was scrapped in the original book, but was rebuilt in the TV series.



[[folder:Beresford]]
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-->Voiced by: Colin [=McFarlane=]

A rolling gantry crane that works at the riverside harbor just before the Steelworks.

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[[folder:Hector the Horrid]]
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-->Voiced by: Colin [=McFarlane=]

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--> "Keep away!"

A rolling gantry crane that works black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the riverside harbor just before engines to keep away from him because he was afraid of the Steelworks.coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.



* CharacterTics: Has a habit of swinging his arm around, except the hook often swings back and hits him in the nose.
* ChekhovsGunman: His introduction come out of nowhere and seems to have no real importance besides emphasizing how much of an outsider Thomas is on the mainland. But later, [[spoiler:when Thomas escapes the Steelworks, Beresford helps him hide from Frankie and Hurricane when they come looking for him]].
* DidntThinkThisThrough: When he blocks Thomas's path, he doesn't consider blocking ''the line running right below him'' as well.
* HatesBeingAlone: In the "Who's Thomas?" song, he laments that engines are always rushing about, leaving him isolated where he is.
* VocalRangeExceeded: In the latter half of the "Who's Thomas?" song, he tries to carry a high note, but stops once he notices Thomas and his trucks cringing.

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* CharacterTics: Has CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
* DashingHispanic: He is given
a habit of swinging his arm around, except the hook often swings back and hits him Spanish accent in the nose.
US narration of "James Works It Out" (where he spends the majority of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him the season before.
* ChekhovsGunman: FunWithAcronyms: His introduction come out of nowhere name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared to be filled with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains
and seems keep the other trucks at bay.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone
to have no real importance besides emphasizing how much of an outsider "Keep away!" Thomas is on the mainland. But later, [[spoiler:when Thomas escapes the Steelworks, Beresford eventually helps him hide from Frankie and Hurricane when they come looking for him]].
* DidntThinkThisThrough: When he blocks Thomas's path, he doesn't consider blocking ''the line running right below him'' as well.
* HatesBeingAlone: In the "Who's Thomas?" song, he laments that engines are always rushing about, leaving him isolated where he is.
* VocalRangeExceeded: In the latter half of the "Who's Thomas?" song, he tries to carry a high note, but stops once he notices Thomas and
overcome his trucks cringing.fear.



!!Secondary Characters

[[folder:Harvey]]
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-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1901

A strong tank engine with a crane mounted on top of his boiler.

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!!Secondary Characters

[[folder:Harvey]]
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[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
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-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: 27

--> Built: 1901

A strong tank engine with
Appearing in ''Tale of the Brave'', a crane mounted strange, twisted monster on top rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of his boiler.scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]



* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts as a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because of his weight, he can't reach or handle high speeds.
* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than his real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as of the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 17's ''Gone Fishing''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He got this treatment over his crane arm, until he rescues
EldritchAbomination: Percy after an accident. He's well-respected by the others now, save for Bill and Ben.
* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17. He suffered
sees it again in Seasons 19 and 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a notably larger chin than any other character, and often acts
as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a rescue engine.
* MightyGlacier: Because
pile of his weight, he can't reach or handle high speeds.
scrap]].
* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.
* OffModel: His CGI render is shorter than his real-life counterpart and his original model.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent as
MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
leftover parts of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy]].
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Possibly from Samson.MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The first two times it's encountered are rather startling.



[[folder:Molly]]
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--> Built: 1904

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but with the help of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.

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[[folder:Bradford]]
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--> Built: 1904

"Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A powerful bright-yellow tender engine. After being teased by Emily on pulling empty trucks, she feels less important, but Welsh brake van that works with the help of Thomas, she realizes that pulling empties is important than she thought.Samson.



* DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes to being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal in her debut episode is to do something other than pulling empties.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance was in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.

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* DemotedToExtra: Has made cameos after her debut episodes.
BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not as fuzzy.
* FragileFlower: She's easily sensitive when it comes DrillSergeantNasty: To the trucks mostly, but also to being made fun of.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her goal in her debut episode is to do something other than
the engine pulling empties.
him.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance was in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''.{{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
* TheFettered: Very concerned about the railway rules and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That doesn't mean he has to be nice about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations to the point of delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with their trains due to his obsession with the rules.
* PaletteSwap: There's little separating him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.



[[folder:Rosie]]
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--> "It's meeeee!"

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas and despite his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.

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!!Humans

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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "It's meeeee!"

"You are a really useful engine."

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

--> Built: 1942/43

A lavender tank engine who idolizes Thomas
Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern
and despite no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his annoyance of her following him, he started respecting her after helping him deliver the birthday post train to Alice at Hill Farm.engines.



* CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing on cameos after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog where have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities to Amy's original name, Rosy the Rascal [[spoiler:and the fact that she was given a cherry red coat in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full of energy.
* LoonyFan: To Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles

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* CheerfulChild
AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: Despite appearing The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take
on cameos the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James
after her first appearance, she gets a leading role episode in "Rosie's Funfair Special".
* {{Expy}}: Hmm, GenkiGirl, PinkGirlBlueBoy, frequently annoys
finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the hero despite good intentions, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far more jokes at his expense.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His old lorry Elizabeth asks if he's "learned to drive properly yet" back in Series 6. With Winston's introduction in Series 16, it seems the answer is "No".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the UK dub, it's always "The Fat Controller". Averted in the US dub,
where it's "Sir Topham Hatt".
* FacePalm: Does this in response to Bill and Ben's bickering in "Percy's Lucky Day".
* FatComicRelief: In some episodes.
* AFatherToHisMen: To every engine, diesel, and vehicle on Sodor. He's loved for it.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Plays the Responsible Sibling to Lowham Hatt's Foolish Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they
have I heard that before?]] It helps that her name bears similarities been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.
* HappilyMarried: To Lady Hatt.
* HatOfAuthority: His dashing top hat,
to Amy's original name, Rosy signify his supreme authority over the Rascal [[spoiler:and railways.
* JerkassBall: In [[WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure Legend Of The Lost Treasure. ]] In fact, some fans thought he was actually going to tell Thomas he had had enough of him and intended to replace and sell him. Though to be fair, his attitude throughout the special stems from
the fact that she Thomas is causing tremendous amounts of damage both physically and financially [[RealityEnsues (meaning Sir Topham Hatt has to pay for repairs to the damaged coaches, listen to complaints from angry passengers, and deal with the repeated delays to the construction of the new branch line)]] and is [[NeverMyFault refusing to take responsibility for his actions.]] Given that, it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable that Sir Topham Hatt seems sterner than usual.]] Then again, he ''was'' too harsh and unfair towards Thomas after the dynamite incident, not letting him explain that he was given a cherry red coat trying to save everyone and cruelly sent poor Thomas to his shed in season 21]].
* GenkiGirl: Full
disgrace, and giving off the impression he was just about ready to get rid of energy.
him.
* LoonyFan: To LegacyCharacter: In the original books, where his position had been passed down from father to son.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceGuy: While he can be strict when the engines get out of line, he is a kind man nonetheless and cares for the engines.
* NiceHat: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can ''never'' find another
Thomas.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful" whenever they prove themselves.
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas, James, Gordon, and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury:
The Pink Girl master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, ''none'' of the engines want to Thomas' Blue Boy, figuratively and literally.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:She takes
be on a new cherry red livery in season 21 and ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor''.]]
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Emily's girly girl.
* YouthfulFreckles
his bad side.



[[folder:Whiff and Scruff]]
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-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A pair of engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind and enjoy their jobs.

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-->US voices: William Hope (Whiff), Kerry Shale (Scruff)
-->UK voices: Keith Wickham (Whiff), Matt Wilkinson (Scruff)

--> Number: 66 (Whiff)

--> Built: Whiff c.1869, Scruff 1946

A pair of engines who work at Sodor's waste dump. Whiff (introduced in season 11) is a bespectacled, large green tank engine, while Scruff (introduced in season 14) is a small, boxy tank engine. They're both regularly filthy, but don't mind and enjoy their jobs.
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-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and instead tries to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired at the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping the Fat Controller's car]].
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated to the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind and understanding.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After getting a repaint, Scruff becomes terrified of getting dirty and instead tries DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Topham Hatt.
* NiceGirl
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy
to take other engines' jobs.
* ADayInTheLimelight
* CatchPhrase: Scruff has one. "Let's get scrunching!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Scruff is sent in to be repaired at
give out the start of "Samson At Your Service". But at the climax, [[spoiler:he returns to stop Reg from scrapping day's assignments after the Fat Controller's car]].
* DemotedToExtra: Scruff was relegated
Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the background for two seasons following his debut, but got some spotlight once season 17 aired.
* ExtremeDoormat: Whiff is constantly looked down on or left to do another engine's workload by himself, but remains almost obliviously kind and understanding.
* NerdGlasses: Whiff.
* ThePigPen
wrong assignments.



[[folder:Stanley]]
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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A silver tank engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during the restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, Thomas grew jealous of him and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was the first to realize Thomas' feelings and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations.
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* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* 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.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What Thomas thinks of him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: After his debut in ''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused him to take too much trucks which led to the accident with the Great Waterton tower.

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[[folder:The Ffarquhar Policeman]]
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-->UK Voices: Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season), Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only)
-->US Voices: Ben Small (US; fifteenth season - eighteenth season), Rob Rackstraw - (US; nineteenth season onwards), David Menkin (US; Samson at Your Service only)

A silver tank engine who debuted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery''. Stanley was brought to Sodor to do Thomas' workload during
--> "The law is the restoration of Great Waterton. Due of his popularity with the other engines, law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about
Thomas grew jealous of whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and plans to make him look weak. This would cause Great Waterton tower to be demolished and causes Thomas' friends to turn against him. After "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates, even though Thomas is gone missing, Stanley was had been on the first to realize Thomas' feelings quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at
and was the one who found and rescued him. Both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations.
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frightened by Toby.
* TheAce: The narration describes Stanley as newer, bigger, and stronger than Thomas.
* 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.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What
WartsAndAll: Thomas thinks of him initially.
* DemotedToExtra: After his debut in ''The Great Discovery'' and Season 12.
* NiceGuy: Very much so. He even showed no hard feelings for Thomas after the latter caused
expected him to take too much trucks which led to be as kind as the accident with the Great Waterton tower.previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.



[[folder:Charlie]]
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!Charlie

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

--> Built: 1891/1904

A tank engine who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working in the shunting yards.

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!Charlie

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--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson (UK), Glenn Wrage (US; thirteenth - fifteenth seasons), Ben Small (US; sixteenth season onwards)

--> Number: 14

--> Built: 1891/1904

A tank engine who loves to tell jokes and have fun. Can usually be found working in the shunting yards.
Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.



* CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his jokey nature is that engines have a hard time believing him when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made a few jokes about elephants with his friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine' and seeking fun and games from the other engines in the form of racing, jokes, and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the off periods in between his and his fellow engines' work instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.

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* CassandraTruth: An unfortunate downside to his jokey nature is that engines have a hard time believing him AccidentalMisnaming: In "Dowager Hatt's Busy Day", she takes over Sir Topham Hatt's job of running the railway when he's being serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CryingWolf: Made
Sir Topham Hatt catches a few jokes about elephants with his friends. Then when he finds a real elephant stranded on cold. When she addresses the line, his warnings fall on deaf ears.
* TheHedonist: Is described as 'the most fun engine'
engines, she calls Emily "Emiline", "Emerald", "Ermentrude", "Elma", and seeking fun "Esmeralda", and games from the other engines Gordon "Geoffrey", "Gregory", "Gerald", and "Gavin".
* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances
in the form model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of racing, jokes, personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and shirking their responsibilities. This was averted in Season 17, where Charlie mainly tells his jokes during the off periods in between his and his fellow engines' work instead of doing it whenever he pleases.
CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.
* IdenticalStranger: He and Billy (season 11) are the exact same prototype.
CoolOldLady
* OddFriendship: With Edward in "Charlie and Eddie".
DreadfulMusician
* PluckyComicRelief: Charlie, who's lively, cheerful, and tells jokes while working.GenkiGirl



[[folder:Winston]]
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-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like a convertible on rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.

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--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

Jules de Jongh

A red inspection vehicle, Winston looks like a convertible famous singer who frequently performs concerts on rails. He's used by The Fat Controller for inspecting line conditions.Sodor.



* ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used for rail travel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from being a major character in season 17 to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On the other hand in said episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back and forth searching for a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).

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* ButtMonkey
* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: Winston essentially resembles a convertible without tires, and is used
CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for rail travel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Wayward Winston''.
* DemotedToExtra: Went from
being a major character in season 17 to getting ''one cameo'' in season 18.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:One of the few characters to stand up to The Fat Controller. He forgets to put on Winston's brake, causing Winston to roll away unmanned. The Fat Controller scolds him after, but Winston calls him out on it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though it's not his fault. The Fat Controller simply can't handle him properly. When one of his assistants drives him in ''Happy Birthday, Sir!'', he drives perfectly fine.
** On the other hand in said episode, he tends to leave said driver in a bind by constantly heading back
"So sweet and forth searching for dirty like a present for The Fat Controller (eventually biffing into Thomas).proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse: Her above quote.
* {{Opera}}



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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

--> Number: 68

--> Built: c.1930

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as a station pilot. Phillip is energetic and very talkative, much to the amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.

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-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

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--> "You have caused delay and confusion!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

--> Number: 68

--> Built: c.1930

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as a station pilot. Phillip is energetic and very talkative, much to the amusement
Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Controller
of the younger engines, but Skarloey Railway. Prior to his introduction in season 9, the annoyance railway was run by Sir Topham Hatt. His mode of the bigger ones.transport is a red bicycle.



* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond of Toby at one point due to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads to exasperation for poor Toby.
* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to his dismay.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Becomes ''very'' fond AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of Toby at one point due to their similar boxcab design. Naturally this only leads to exasperation the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for poor Toby.
the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.
* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon AllThereInTheManual: Supplementary material says he's also in charge of the Culdee Fell Mountain Railway, which hasn't appeared in the television series.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's balding, hidden by his hat.
* CatchPhrase: Carried over from the Fat Controller, "''Really Useful Engine.''"
and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive
"''You have caused Confusion and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very Delay.''"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* AFatherToHisMen: Much like the Fat Controller.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books,
much replicates how Thomas like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
name for the title.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. MassiveNumberedSiblings: He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmouth Shed, to and his dismay.wife have five children.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceHat: He has a bowler hat, to contrast the Fat Controller's top hat.
* RailroadBaron
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]



[[folder: Fergus]]

* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "Jerk" part is downplayed due to Fergus overall being a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by the rules tends to annoy the other engines.

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* CatchPhrase: "Do It Right!"
* ControlFreak
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
[[folder:Sir Lowham Hatt]]

-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The "Jerk" part is downplayed Fat Controller's twin brother.
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* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He has a mustache, his brother doesn't.
* NiceHat: Like his brother, he wears a top hat.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's the Fat Controller, but with a mustache. Justified,
due to Fergus overall being a NiceGuy, but his tendency to insist on doing everything by the rules tends to annoy the other engines.
twin brothers.




[[folder:Other Engines]]
* ButtMonkey: Stafford.
* DemotedToExtra
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Big In Pennsylvania]]: Hank the [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep in mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with less stops for fuel) than their smaller British counterparts.
* GentleGiant: Murdoch and Hank.

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* ButtMonkey: Stafford.
CatchPhrase: "You'd make a mother proud!"
* DemotedToExtra
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Big In Pennsylvania]]: Hank the [[NationalStereotypes American stereotype engine]], who is ''massive'', easily towering over the Sodor engines. Keep in mind that this is an example of TruthInTelevision, as American steam locomotives had to haul heavier cargoes over rougher terrain (often with less stops for fuel) than their smaller British counterparts.
* GentleGiant: Murdoch and Hank.
NiceGirl



!!Non-rail Characters

[[folder:Bertie the Bus]]
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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.

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!!Non-rail Characters

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

[[folder:Sir Robert Norramby]]

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

--> Built: 1929/1948

A bus Thomas met
Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are
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.estate. He is also Duke's current grace.



* BlackBestFriend: 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.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.

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* BlackBestFriend: Something AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one
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
most energetic humans in the show where loud skids can be heard franchise.
* BigFun: Most of his actions present him
as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When
he drives. He's obsessed with being faster than Thomas, returns to Sodor after all.
* FantasticRacism: Briefly
several years away in "Trust Thomas" ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.
* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in
the engines fail TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned 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 show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off
of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from 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.
* VerbalTic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same
predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is charitable when he needs help.mostly identical to his book counterpart.



[[folder:Terrence the Tractor]]
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--> "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.

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

--> Built: 1934

A tractor who
-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time
Thomas meets on him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until
his branch line. obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas finds after their second digging.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with
his caterpillar treads left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far [[spoiler:and the first human antagonist who tries to outright ''damage'' an engine with explosives]].
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]
* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* RuthlessModernPirates
* PutOnABusToHell: [[spoiler:Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going
to be unusual, until Terrence rescues him from a snowdrift.putting in any other appearances.]]
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[[folder:The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)]]

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw



* TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes his return to the series in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly to Terrence, for being a tractor with treads.
* 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. This is averted after he reappeared in the CGI series.

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* TheBusCameBack: Terrence makes his return CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind
to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both
the series and in season 21. [[LongBusTrip He was last seen in season 7]] with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Terrence originally
real-life, he had a widow's peak, but was removed great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books... yet when James starts singing and had eyebrows instead.
* FantasticRacism: Thomas briefly
bouncing near the start of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBeyondSodor'', he's seen swinging to Terrence, the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit
for being a tractor with treads.
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler: Terrence's model only ever used a couple
Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of face masks, all of which are pretty much just a variation of every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the same grin. This is averted after fact that he reappeared attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated
in the CGI series.show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.



[[folder:Trevor the Traction Engine]]
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--> "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.

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[[folder:Trevor !!Thomas and the Traction Magic Railroad

[[folder:Lady the Magic
Engine]]
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--> "Oh yes, I like children."And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

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

--> Built: 1927

An old, cheerful traction engine. He was found
Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and
in a scrap yard by Edward, dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and was since purchased by is the Vicar. He now lives on his orchard source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and gives rides to children.Sodor alive.



* 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.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.

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* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite surviving the transition
CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to CGI, he's her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The
only appeared in ''one episode'', and as a background element.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
* FriendToAllChildren: He even states in his quote that he likes them.
* NiceGuy: Almost ridiculously so.
* SleepyHead: He enjoys dozing off
female engine in the sun.film.
* CuteWitch: A pretty female engine with magical powers, and the source of the Gold Dust that both the Conductors and Sodor uses.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* DisabledDeity: After Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her once, she was rebuilt but wasn't able to steam again. Because she hadn't run in years, the magic keeping Sodor and Mr. Conductor alive began to fade.
* DreamWalker: Implied by her appearance in ''Calling All Engines''.
* FertileFeet: Wheels, in her case. When traveling on the Magic Railroad, she leaves Gold Dust in her wake, which heals the world around her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}: Is a steam engine responsible for generating the magic that protects Sodor and Shining Time.



[[folder:Caroline]]
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--> " 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.

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[[folder:Caroline]]
[[folder:Splatter and Dodge]]
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--> " I shouldn't be treated like this! This pace is too hot for my system; it'll fuse all my circuits!"

Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

--> Basis: British Railways Class 08

--> 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.
1952/1962

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.



* 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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* TheAllegedCar: She's pushed {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to the point of overheating frequently.
'Arry and Bert.
* DemotedToExtra: After HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they appear reluctant to harm
a brief appearance in the fifth season, fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with Diesel 10 and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If
she was relegated to the background for the rest of the model era.
can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* SouthernBelle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub and is very polite to her driver.PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.



[[folder:Bulgy]]
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--> "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.

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[[folder:Mr. Conductor]]
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--> "Bah! enjoyment is all you engines live for. One day railways will be ripped up!"

"Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator: True to form, Alec Baldwin would voice the US version of the main series as well.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burnett Stone]]
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--> Built: 1960/61

A double-decker bus
"I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man
who believed railways needed to be ripped up lives on Muffle Mountain and replaced with roads. Ended up getting wedged under a bridge after stealing Duck's passengers had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed Lady and was left his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in a field solitude, trying to rot as a henhouse.make Lady steam again.



* AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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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* AdaptationalHeroism: While his role in ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got
the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief HeelFaceTurn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
* AllThereInTheManual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious
chance; Diesel to be friends.
* TheBusCameBack: A literal example. After Season 7, Bulgy was relegated to cameos,
10 wrecked Lady, and was last seen in Season 12's "Excellent Emily". Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When
He returns in Season 21's "Unscheduled Stops", sent by Sir Topham Hatt to help Thomas with Bertie's passengers while Bertie has his engine repaired.
* TheCameo: He
Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets a few background appearances between his major roles Lady in seasons 4 and 7.
* FantasticRacism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
* GrumpyBear: He's always grumbling and complaining about railways. He mellowed out when he became a vegetable bus, but snapped right back to his old ways when he was reinstated for helping passengers.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a HeelFaceTurn when he becomes a vegetable bus. Come "Unscheduled Stops", he's not only back to his old livery, but his old anti-rail ways as well.
** However, Sir Topham Hatt makes it clear he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again.
--> '''Sir Topham Hatt:''' Now, now, Bulgy. Don't go getting all anti-rail again, or I might find some chickens who need a place to live.
--> '''Bulgy:''' (''stammers'') Yes sir. Sorry sir.
* 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}}
* 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''.
steam]].



[[folder:George]]
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-->"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.

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[[folder:Lilly Stone]]
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-->"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.
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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.



* 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 himself 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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* BerserkButton: Ignoring him or besting him in an argument.
CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sir Handel accuses him of this, though it's DisappearedDad: Her father is never made clear whether Sir Handel seen or George himself caused their infamous accident.
* FantasticRacism: "Railways are no good! Turn 'em into roads!"
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}
* StubbornMule: Leads to an accident with
mentioned, just her mother. In the equally pig-headed Sir Handel when they refuse to let original versions of the other pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads script, it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).find work.
* DullSurprise
* NostalgicNarrator: She was originally going to be the narrator, telling the story to her children as an adult.
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.



[[folder:Thumper]]
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A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared after setting a boulder loose.

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[[folder:P.T. Boomer]]
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A mining machine bought to work at Boulder Quarry, but disappeared
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--> "I'll get my revenge, on you ''and'' that engine!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut
after setting test screenings, unfortunately taking a boulder loose.lot of the original movie with him. He was Burnett's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.



* 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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* AllThereInTheManual: According TheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to TheMerch, he now works exclusively at slate mines.
the present day.
* CartoonCreature: TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place (perhaps that was the source of the derelict, vandalized Shining Time Station in Mr. Conductor's nightmare).
* EvilOldFolks:
He's not based on any real mining machine. Moreover, one like him would be impossible to operate safely.
as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major character DemotedToExtra: His only appearance in the episode, final film is him asking a newsboy for directions, with his original dialogue redubbed.
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because
he neither speaks nor expresses any emotion.
was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* LongBusTripGreenEyedMonster: He never let go of Burnett winning Tasha's love and marrying her. This is why he hates him so much.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Wanting Tasha for himself.
* MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* MeaningfulName: "Boomer" is a rather apt surname for a MadBomber.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station, preferring to place his faith in money, which was the source of Burnett telling Diesel 10, "The magic you refused to believe in will get the better of you"; he was originally talking to Boomer.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was. It's even a plot point in the original script; a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time or the quiet country of Sodor.



[[folder:Elizabeth]]
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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.

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[[folder:Elizabeth]]
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! Elizabeth
[[folder:Mr Conductor Jr.]]

--> "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
"This is just like the Fat Controller's first truck, funfair! Give us two seconds!"

--> Played by: Creator/MichaelERodgers

He is the younger cousin of Mr. Conductor. He is very nice, handsome,
and upon discovering her, he immediately had her restored.loves to have fun.



* 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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* DeadpanSnarker
{{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In her debut episode, she's AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He can be like this to Mr. Conductor, despite being cousins.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he was accident-prone, snarky, and lazy, but as
the only character able to insult film goes on, he becomes nicer.
* DeadpanSnarker: He first starts out like this, but he becomes nicer as the film goes on.
* FriendToAllChildren:
The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
* FantasticRacism: Subverted. She may believe that roads are superior
second time Junior meets her, he brings Lily along to rails, the Island of Sodor.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blond hair, and a nice personality.
* LazyBum: He starts out like this,
but she often helps this personality slowly disappears as the engines out when necessary.
film goes on.
* GrumpyBear
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit downplayed. She's can come across as rude, cranky,
ManChild: He has a childlike and critical, especially fun-loving personality.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Like all Conductors, he uses Gold Dust to teleport himself between places. This comes
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
handy when he and Terence help her out of James are trapped in the snow following a crash.Sodor Ironworks and nearly pushed off into the melting pit by Diesel 10.
* ThePrankster: Junior loves pulling pranks and causing mischief. According to Thomas, Junior once shoved party poppers in his funnel.



[[folder:Madge]]
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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.

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[[folder:Madge]]
!!Merchandise Tie-In

[[folder:Logan]]
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A snub-nosed truck The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that works distributes coal 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.yards.



* 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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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Done deliberately in ''Cool Truckings'', when Duncan complains her drives are slow ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and boring.
* TeamMom: To
Sam leave together for the narrow gauge engines, despite the fact she's younger mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter: Given very little characterization in his book and promotional videos.
* {{Gonk}}: His face has more detail
than many engines' faces tend to have.
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead
of them.stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.



[[folder:Owen and Merrick]]
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--> "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''.

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

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

A pair of machines working at the Blue Mountain Quarry. Merrick
Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam
is a crane massive American locomotive that's sent to help with a set the construction 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''.new museum.



* 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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* CatchPhrase: Owen's AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{GentleGiant}}: He
is "Next stop," followed by described as having a location.
* NoIndoorVoice: Merrick,
"big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when he's awake.
Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
* SleepyHead: Merrick tends to nod off if he's not busy with something. This became less prominent after ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength



[[folder:The Pack]]
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-->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.

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[[folder:The Pack]]
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-->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.
[[folder:Dustin]]

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.



* 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''.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* 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=].
* 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.



to:

* 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''.
* CoolOldGuy: Kelly and Oliver.
* GentleGiant: Ned.
* {{Jerkass}}: Max and Monty.
* TheKlutz: Ned.
* NiceGuy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned and Buster.
* OneSteveLimit: Oliver shares the same name as the Great Western engine. This play
CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for laughs in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" when Marion thinks clearing snow means 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=].
* 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.


no use outside of winter.




[[folder:Skiff]]
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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}}
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Oh yeah, big time in the end]]
[[/folder]]

!!Rolling Stock

[[folder:Annie and Clarabel]]
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--> "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

-->Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

--> Built: 1895

Two of Thomas' coaches whom The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.
----
* AscendedExtra: In a sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches".
* TheFinickyOne: Both of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed he travels (he has a lot of fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
* SingleMindedTwins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving [[RedOniBlueOni Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gender-inverted; they're always seen together.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted; they often have to keep the more rambunctious Thomas in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Henrietta]]
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--> "It's not fair at all!"

-->Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

--> Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him in their old railway.
----
* TheBlank: Like in the Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
* CompanionCube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as of season 18.
* CoolOldLady: Following her CharacterDevelopment in the CGI series.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect and knows that tramway coaches are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, [[spoiler:and leads to her coming apart]].
* TheQuietOne: In the entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and speaks freely.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
* WomenAreWiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanna]]
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Henrietta's sister.
----
* AesopAmnesia: After Hannah [[spoiler:nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels]], Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had to learn that lesson before.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she could go as fast as she wants. She gets her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, [[spoiler:but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She's the foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also doesn't listen to Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, [[spoiler:which leads to her coming apart when James pulls her.]]
* RunawayTrain: Less intentional example than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Troublesome Trucks / Foolish Freight Cars]]
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--> Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

-->Voiced by: Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the Railway - eighteenth season)

The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.
----
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least most of them anyways.
* AlwaysMale: All of the trucks are males.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being pushed.
* BullyHunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying ''other'' engines, they don't let engines bully ''them''.
* CatchPhrase: "On! On! On!" and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
* ComedicSociopathy: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ61E1LMLXM They don't care how big they are,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ1LZHdvgI to them it's just a game...]]"
* DisproportionateRetribution: This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find ''any'' reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
* EnemyMine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: God forbid if you mistreat them.
** They ''do not'' attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
** This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, ''plead'' with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by [[TheHeroSucksSong singing rudely at them.]]
* GigglingVillain: A hole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
* HiveMind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
* ItAmusedMe: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
* KarmaHoudini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the [[NeverMyFault engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]], ([[TooKinkyToTorture granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway]]).
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on [[ItAmusedMe as long as they enjoy it]].
* KilledOffForReal: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave", and didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the Spiteful Break Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
* MisplacedRetribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
* MilesGloriosus: For all their sociopathic trouble making, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be ''scared of the dark'' and beg Percy to pull them out.
* {{Mooks}}
** AdorableEvilMinions
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Displayed this in "Missing Gator". After the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
* PerpetualExpression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
* RunawayTrain: They always cause this to happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from their coupling.
* {{Screwy Squirrel}}s: They love tricking the engines for fun.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Spiteful Break Van]]
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--> "He's cross! We'll try and make him crosser still! Hold back!"

--> Built: 1929

A brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.
----
* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.
* ChronicVillainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then returned to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, [[KarmicDeath this didn't end well for him...]]
* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ends up crushed between Douglas and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill, and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
* KarmicDeath: He was broken up by Douglas, the very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
* KilledOffForReal: He was the only character in the series to permanently die.
* NoNameGiven: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
* PerpetualFrowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It's a fit for his "spiteful" personality.
* SmugSnake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." ([[TalkToTheFist Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after]]).
* TearOffYourFace: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:S.C. Ruffy]]
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A privately owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.
----
* AssholeVictim: Even the Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: While played straight in the novels, [[SparedByTheAdaptation the show subverts this]] with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
* KingMook: He's built the same as the other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a different face.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He was scrapped in the original book, but was rebuilt in the TV series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hector the Horrid]]
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--> "Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines to keep away from him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.
----
* CatchPhrase: [[HeelFaceTurn Formerly]], it was "Keep away!"
* DashingHispanic: He is given a Spanish accent in the US narration of "James Works It Out" (where he spends the majority of the episode as James' HyperCompetentSidekick). Oddly, this is a completely different voice from what Brandon gave him the season before.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails".
* JerkassFacade
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He was acting aggressive because he was scared to be filled with coal.
* WhiteSheep: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he is actually shown helping engines pull their trains and keep the other trucks at bay.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Afraid of being filled with coal, which was why he wanted everyone to "Keep away!" Thomas eventually helps him overcome his fear.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Scrap Monster]].
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Appearing in ''Tale of the Brave'', a strange, twisted monster on rails that attacks Percy one night. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.]]
----
* EldritchAbomination: Percy sees it as one. [[spoiler:It's really just a pile of scrap]].
* MechanicalMonster: It's a... thing made of the leftover parts of different machines. [[spoiler:It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
* SurpriseCreepy: The first two times it's encountered are rather startling.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bradford]]
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--> "Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.
----
* BigOlEyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not as fuzzy.
* DrillSergeantNasty: To the trucks mostly, but also to the engine pulling him.
* {{Expy}}: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly [[LiveActionTV/ItAintHalfHotMum Battery Sergeant Major Bradly]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Terrahawks}} Sergeant Major Zero]].
* TheFettered: Very concerned about the railway rules and regulations.
* GoodIsNotNice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That doesn't mean he has to be nice about it.
* GreenAndMean: A non-malicious example.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations to the point of delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
* KarmaHoudini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with their trains due to his obsession with the rules.
* PaletteSwap: There's little separating him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is scowling by default.
[[/folder]]

!!Humans

[[folder:The Fat Controller / Sir Topham Hatt]]
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!The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt
--> "You are a really useful engine."

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham (UK; Hero of the Rails - present; US; WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins - present), Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails - eighteenth season)

The Controller of the railway, makes sure all of his engines are doing their best. Stern and no-nonsense, but very caring towards all his engines.
----
* AdultFear: In ''WesternAnimation/MistyIslandRescue'', his learning that Thomas has been lost at sea is akin to a parent learning that their child has been lost and possibly put in serious danger.
* BaldOfAwesome: Underneath his top hat is a shiny dome. He's also a competent railway controller.
* BerserkButton: As learned from "Jumping Jobi Wood", he took offence when Ferdinand called him "boss".
* BigEater: Where else would he get his rotund figure?
* BigFun: While he is serious in his duties, he can have his moments of being fun-loving.
* BullyHunter: Often harshly disciplines any engine that is mocking or belittling another.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not his engines, then it'll be him. Any episode focusing on him will have him suffer some kind of indignity.
* CatchPhrase: "''Reeeeally Useful Engine.''" and "''You have caused Confusion and Delay.''" (This one however, has had several variations in Season 17)
** "Early Days yet" towards his new Railway Inspection Vehicle, Winston. Which comes up when you find out he's a terrible driver.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Awdry originally created the Fat Controller as a nod to "pompous railway officials who gave out plenty of orders but never actually did anything", with some engines actually acting rather impudent towards at times. He also had a tendency for {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s for disobedient engines. The books, and by extension the show, altered him into a stern but fair [[AFatherToHisMen Father To His Men]] with insurmountable knowledge of the railway (and many other goings on in Sodor), which almost no engine would even think of upsetting. Of course, it helps that the books, the original Fat Controller retired and was replaced by his son, who was subsequently replaced by ''his'' son, explaining the change in character.
** ''Some'' of his book character does manage to show through, though, such as him using the "doctor's orders" excuse to get out of pushing and pulling in the "Sad Story of Henry" episode.
* CompositeCharacter: Took the role of the Thin Controller in early adapted episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* ADayInTheLimelight: The show gives him a handful of these. Much in the style of the engines, he usually ends up playing the ButtMonkey in them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his lectures towards the engine lean as this. Especially evident with Michael Angelis' literally deadpan take on the character.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' Tunnels aren't dance floors, and you are not a pop star.
* DeathGlare: Has given these to the engines in some episodes. Best shown in "Duck and the Slip Coaches" where he gave one to James after finding out that he stole Duck's idea on the Slip Coaches. Cue James' OhCrapSmile.)
* DenserAndWackier: While still a capable authority figure, The Fat Controller has become a noticeably more buffoonish and fallible character since Andrew Brenner's takeover as writer, with far mo