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Thomas and friends work together to restore an old castle and find a missing friend, Stephen.

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Thomas and friends work together to restore an old castle and find a missing friend, Stephen.
Stephen - the RealLife locomotive Stephenson's Rocket with an added face.


* TakeThat: The issue of Henry's coal.

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* TakeThat: The issue of Henry's coal. For context, during the Sharon Miller era, it was said Henry still needed special coal, even though his new shape was meant to remedy this. Oftentimes, this special coal need was nothing more than convenient plot device, and in some cases, the writing [[ThatCameOutWrong made it sound like a]] GRatedDrug, when it really wasn't. The following line was put in by Brenner to put the issue to bed once and for all:

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* ArtShift: The introduction to the now ruined Ulfstead Castle has medieval-themed illustrations to tell the events that happened to it.


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* FreudianTrio: Thomas, James, and Percy end up forming one in this movie.


'''King of the Railway''' is the 2013 ''Thomas & Friends'' special.

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'''King [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kingoftherailwaydvd.png]]'''King of the Railway''' is the 2013 ''Thomas & Friends'' special.


* TheBigRace: Catlin and Connor have one along with Gordon and Spencer at the end of the movie.

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* TheBigRace: Catlin Caitlin and Connor have one along with Gordon and Spencer at the end of the movie.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding

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* CannotKeepASecret: Thomas can't resist telling a downbeat Stephen about his special job, pivoting the chain of events.


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* TakeThat: The issue of Henry's coal.
--> '''Toby:''' Henry's broken down!\\
'''Gordon:''' Don't tell me he needs Special Coal again...\\
'''Toby:''' No, Gordon, that was fixed YEARS ago!

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* MusicalChores: "Working Together Again".

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* CreativeClosingCredits: The credits play over a montage of scenes from the movie.


!!''King of the Railway'' contains examples of:

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!!''King of the Railway'' contains examples of:of:

* AnimationBump: The animation as of this special is much more fluid, due to the show being animated by Arc. As a result, the sky is bluer, the trains' smoke is more detailed, and better camera angles are used. The trains' facial expressions are also more exaggerated, making a wider range of emotions.
* TheBigRace: Catlin and Connor have one along with Gordon and Spencer at the end of the movie.
* BrickJoke: The suit of armor that Percy spots throughout the movie. Near the end, Norramby wears it.
* OneSteveLimit: Stephen shares the name of Sir Topham Hatt's grandson.
* WhamEpisode: Ulfstead Castle is restored, and Stephen found King Godred's crown.

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'''King of the Railway''' is the 2013 ''Thomas & Friends'' special.

Thomas and friends work together to restore an old castle and find a missing friend, Stephen.

!!''King of the Railway'' contains examples of:

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