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Thomas whistled rudely at the notice. "Silly notice! I don't need a bloody sign to-OH, BALLS ALIVE!" *CRASH!*

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     The Narrator 

The Narrator

"There's probably a moral to this story, but sod me if I know it."
—"A Better View For Gordon"
The omnipotent and omnipresent narrator of the series. Has a liking for insulting the characters.
     The North Western Railway 


"And less of the stumpy, too! Mine's bigger than yours."
—"Thomas And Gordon"
A lazy, apathetic tank engine with a penchant for crossword puzzles and cigarettes. Once ran for Mayor, but lost. His full name is Thomas D. Tancengine.
  • Characterization Marches On: The early seasons had him more of a whiny Manchild with the self-awareness of a dead goat, but he matures significantly thanks to the events in the Election Arc and a pep-talk from Edward. He will occasionally still show his immature side, but for the most part he has become a (relatively) competent worker more prone to the occasional snark than whining as the series progresses.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His lack of self-awareness comes with a lack impulse control. Almost all the trouble he lands himself in is a result of him doing something with almost no consideration for the consequences.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even he will tire of Gordon's constant grumbling, especially when it is inappropriate given the context. For example, he delivers this particularly venomous quip with a completely straight face at Gordon loudly complains about Henry returning happily repaired from Crewe following his nasty accident with the Flying Kipper.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Much more prevalent in the earlier seasons. After his Character Development during the Election Arc, he is received significantly better by the other engines, though few hesitate to call him out when he slips back into the occasional immaturity.
  • The Hero: He seems to believe he's one of these. After the Election arc, he seems to at least be actually trying to hold this ideal, with mixed results.
  • Hidden Depths: Thanks to his Character Development during the Election arc, he actually confides in Edward that he isn't as confident as his arrogance seems to imply, and that he is actually aware of how terrible a mayor he would actually be for Sodor.
  • Incoming Ham: In "The Runaway".
    Thomas: WHAT HO, YOU LOT!
    Percy: Oh God, he's back.
  • Jerkass: At his very worst.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Is a heavy smoker in the first season, though he eventually gives it up.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Has had many, many lapses of idiocy.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gordon and James.


"Well, it's either that or the Fat Controller. Really when he's called that he sounds like a bloody Doctor Who villain."
—"Edward and Gordon"
A quick-witted, dry-humoured old tender engine. One of the nicer engines in the Sodor fleet. Survived the Second World War and still has flashbacks.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: When things get stressful, expect Edward to embrace the alcohol.
  • Nice Guy: Undoubtedly the nicest on the island.
  • Only Sane Man: He often sees himself as this, alongside Toby and Duck.
  • Sanity Slippage: Suffers a huge one when he realizes that he has to work with Bill and Ben.
  • The Woobie: You really have to feel sorry for him due to the amount of stupidity and insanity he has to deal with on a daily basis.
    • As of late he is also shown to be badly missing BoCo.


"Oh, really? I didn't know they sold waterproof paint at the works!"
—"The Sad Story Of Henry"
A hypochondriac bisexual tender engine. Occasionally gets himself and sometimes his friends high. Once stopped in a tunnel because he though that the rain was alive and going to kill him. Has slight damage from illegal substances.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Both he and BoCo are this in the season four finale when they knock a truck possessed Marklin into the sea.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever he has to pull The Flying Kipper something bad will inadvertaly happen.
  • Ill Boy: Sometimes as a result of getting high.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Starts as this in the series.
  • Nice Guy: He becomes one of these by the time Season 3 rolls around.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The nice to Gordon's inbetween and James' mean.
  • The Stoner: Has abused drugs in the past.


"Well done, Percy! You started so quickly you stopped a nasty accident! And that accident was me beating you into a pulp!"
—"Percy Runs Away"
An arrogant express engine. Likes being clean, himself, going fast, and Daisy. Hates delays, mud, and Thomas. Had an existential crisis in Season 4 after meeting Sir Handel.


"Where the hell is that miserable green scrotum wipe Percy?!"
—"Percy And The Signal"
A vain, limelight-hugging mixed traffic engine. Believes himself to be the centre of the universe. Had a singing career, but nobody talks about that anymore. Hates Percy.
  • Ambiguously Gay: All the engines think he is, even placing bets on when he'll come out.
    James watched as the two men retreated to a distance, and their argument steadily got more and more personal. And...somewhat steamy. James frowned. He could have sworn his driver and fireman were now...
  • Berserk Button: Being ignored or called the wrong name by the others at the start of the series.
    • He beats the ever loving shit out of Marklin in Thomas and The Magic Railroad after Marklin scratches his paint.
    • He hates it when people make fun of his accent, namely the way he pronounces "rubbish." (Rabbish!)
  • The Ditz
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Hardly any of the engines like him (with the possible exception of Edward).
  • I Have Many Names: He was referred to as The Red One, Eagle, Jerome and the Red Engine Who Shall Not Be Named before his proper introduction.
  • It's All About Me
  • Jerkass
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has his moments, such as buying Edward a Dean Martin CD for Christmas, despite hating the music of said singer. He also gets information on Drampf being a draft dodger from St.Eustace after the former revealed that Henry was bisexual during the election. He later goes with Toby when Toby re-discovers his old line, and actually listens to Toby's confession that he is in pain due to several of his irreplaceable parts wearing out.
  • Large Ham: Especially in season 5, where he's seemingly forgotten how to speak in a normal tone.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The mean to Henry's nice and Gordon's inbetween.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Nobody ever lets him forget the time he mispronounced rubbish as "rabbish".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: DEAR GOD.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everyone, though mostly with Percy.


"Why, that's James! Thought you'd been introduced to the scumball of the Island!"
—"Dirty Objects"
A small, irritating, snarky saddletank. Has a short temper. Once screamed at the Fat Controller as a result of several shots of morphine. Hates James. Has the ability to see the future.


"He's Percy. Also, a complete prat. Pay no attention to him."
An elderly, level-headed tram engine. Thinks that he's the Only Sane Engine on the railway.
  • Characterization Marches On: In his first appearance it was not-so-lightly implied that he was a little more off his rocker than he seemed, and possibly even had the makings of a serial killer waiting to snap. As the seasons wore on, this was more or less discarded in favor of being depicted as an elderly, insecure, and often put-upon old tram engine whose age was catching up to him.
  • Flat Character: Other than being the Only Sane Engine, he doesn't have much in the way of characterization. He actually becomes rather insecure about this as the series goes on.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Between himself and his coach, Henrietta, often addressing her as "m'dear."
  • Nice Guy
  • Only Sane Man: Is mostly this whenever a story deals with Thomas or Percy.
  • Shock and Awe: Uses Davidson's electric skirt during the battle against the Diesels in Thomas and The Magic Railroad.
  • The Smart Guy


"Montague sir. But they usually call me Duck. They say I waddle. I don't really sir. But I prefer Duck over Montague."
— "Duck Takes Charge"
A competent, smart and serious pannier tank engine. Has a lot more to him than initially appears.

Donald & Douglas

"Well! We should have this sorted out in a wee jiffy, eh?"
"Yer're turning into a Sassanach!"
—"The Deputation"
A pair of straight-talking Scottish tender engines. Have a tendency to get drunk often.


"Never mind. Call me BoCo. I'm so, so, so sorry about the trucks.
—"The Diseasel"
A polite, but dry-humoured goods diesel engine. Is a reasonably good storyteller. He leaves Sodor during season five to work on the mainland but is killed by 'Arry and Bert.
  • Killed Off for Real Gets killed by ‘Arry and Bert in “Double Teething Troubles”.
  • Nice Guy: Is one of the few diesels to get on with the steam engines.
  • Only Sane Man: Along with Rusty, he is the sanest diesel on Sodor.
  • Team Dad: Is begrudgingly this for Bill & Ben.


"Well, allo. I am sure zat I will get to know you all in good time."
"This is dreadfully smelly, ain't it?!"
A self-centred and unruly diesel railcar. Hates cattle and can do a relatively good French accent.

Bill & Ben

"Why Bill! Ah do declare! Ah thought ah had been invited to the stately quadrille! We thought this was a mighty fine scrapyard."
A pair of dangerously mischievous tank engines. Have a serious habit of burning things. Have driven Edward (literally) insane.


"I can manage thank you. I'm not an old fusspott, like you."
A reasonably well-behaved female diesel engine.


"If it wasn't for his help I might have been caught when I ran away from the scrapyard."
—"Oliver Owns Up"
A dim-witted Great Western tank engine. Talks endlessly about his escape from scrap. Occasionally uses it as an excuse for his ditziness.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Has traits of this.
  • Distressed Dude: Is held captive by The Other Railway until he's rescued by Douglas.
  • The Ditz: Is one of the most dim witted engines on the railway.
  • Motor Mouth: Tends to ramble on about his escape from scrap, which eventually gets on the nerves of everyone.
  • Nice Guy


"Well I thought it was great...the bits I could stay awake for anyway."
—"Bowled Out"
A sharp-witted, relatively famous tank engine. Knows a lot. Good friends with Duck.


A dockyard diesel who talks like a pirate.
  • The Ace: He’s actually pretty good at dealing with the trucks while working at the quarry.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: He managed to get his driver to talk like parrot as well.


A crane engine introduced in season 6


"Someone on this Island has ta care! And since Edward and Toby are off playing silly spy buggers, then it has to be me!"
—"Salty's Stormy Tale"
A new female engine introduced in Season 7.
  • Characterization Marches On: Intentionally did this at first, trying to find her own "quirk" to fit in on the Island. Has currently settled on being the Only Sane Woman, seemingly supplanting as well being the only one to care about Edward.
    Edward: Oh, uh, why is it that you've turned your shed into a Home Alone style death trap. You know, with scythes and axes and bear traps, oh and of course, twelve nail guns. I mean, first you were a blogger, then you were the Angel of Death, now you're sitting here drinking beer and mocking Gordon. It's a bit confusing.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before she appeared in Thomas Abridged officially, she appeared in some Tales from the Abridgement episodes.
  • Violent Glaswegian
  • Women Are Wiser: Is notably a bit more sane than some of the other engines.


A former cop who helps Duck fight against the Other Railway.


A minor celebrity who is hated by Thomas
  • Always Someone Better: To Thomas, he often brags about how Thomas’ show is second in ratings to his
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made a few appearances in Tales from the Abridgement before his first appearance in "Spotless Record"
  • Naïve Newcomer: Believes what Thomas tells him about trucks.
  • Nice Guy: He's less humble compared to his canon counterpart, but he's still rather polite and friendly.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Thomas, although it is entirely on Thomas’ side.
  • The Shrink: Has become this in Season 8.


A big engine introduced in season 7
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made a few appearances in Tales from the Abridgement before officially appearing in "Peace and Quiet".
  • Mythology Gag: When Sir Topham sees him for the first time, he mentions that he thought he was supposed to be red.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparentally got kicked off his old railway for unexplained reasons.


A very pompous tender engine who gives Gordon a run for his money.

     The Skarloey Railway 


"Come on, bach. Let's go get a nice drink or two. Edward's sure to have some stupid stories we can lose ourselves in for an hour."
—"Rock and Roll"
A Welsh alcoholic narrow-gauge tank engine. Has an addiction to booze comparable to Thomas and cigarettes.
  • The Alcoholic: One of the worst in the series, which is really saying something.
    • In fact, Skarloey Lake gots its name after he drunkenly fell in it.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Meaningful Name: Is called Drunky in BoCo's fairytale.
  • Nice Guy: When he's not completely wasted he can actually be very friendly.
  • Only Sane Man: Occasionally can be this (mostly when he's sober).


"Of course. I must not stop, boy howdy! The passengers would be upset and that would never do, no siree! By golly, I shall try!."
—"Gallant Old Engine"
A bland, soulless tank engine with as much personality as a wet sock. Spends most of the fourth season away being repaired.
  • The Determinator
  • Flat Character: DEAR GOD.
    • Skarloey can't tell him apart from a piece of cardboard, the Fat Controller calls him Rheablandous and when BoCo tells his half arsed fairytale to Bill and Ben he calls him Blandy.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Speaks like this in Gallant Old Engine as Skarloey is unable to remember how he actually sounded.
    • He also speaks like this in BoCo's half arsed fairytale.
  • Meaningful Name: Is called Blandy in BoCo's fairytale.

Sir Handel

"You hear that?! My wheels are special like whatsit's funnel over here! I can go faster than any of you."
A stuck up, disagreeable tank engine. Tends to dish out insults at his fellow narrow gauge engines. Gave Gordon an existential crisis.
  • Dirty Coward: In Part 8 of Thomas and The Magic Railroad after the diesels show up at Crovan's Gate, Sir Handel loses his nerve and high tails it out of there, abandoning the others.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The only person who actually liked Sir Handel was Peter Sam.
    • However as of Season 6, even Peter Sam seems to despise Sir Handel due to what he did in Thomas and The Magic Railorad.
  • I Have Many Names: Was originally called Falcon.
  • Meaningful Name: Is called Pissy in BoCo's fairytale.
  • Jerkass: Is generally mean spirited towards the other engines and usually insults them.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Does show genuine concern for Peter Sam after his accident with the slate trucks.
      • He also attempts to be friendly towards the coaches which doesn't work out.
      • He is also very grateful to Duke after the latter saved him from falling of a mountain.
  • Put on a Bus: Due to being off the grid, we won't be seeing him for a while.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Upper-Class Twit

Peter Sam

"I'm Peter Sam I'm running this line, I'm Peter Sam I'm running this line."
—"The Refreshment Lady"
A ditzy, although hard-working tank engine. Prefers spending time with his numerous imaginary friends.


"Neither. And both. But mostly, I'm just Rusty."
A genderless diesel. Both the nicest and the least idiotic engine on the Skarloey Railway.
  • Meaningful Name: Is called Saney in BoCo's fairytale.
  • Only Sane Man: By far the most level headed engine on the Skarloey Railway.
  • Nice Guy
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Rusty is never given a gender in the fic as per the TV series, when Rusty was initially gender neutral.
    • Averted in later stories where Rusty is referred to as he.


"Ah'm a plain speaking' engine and ah believe in plain speaking! Whuts this all about me?!"
—"Rock and Roll"
An aggressive, disagreeable and fiercely Scottish tank engine. Spent more time off the rails than on them when he first arrived. Stays sober quite well for a Scot.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Similar to Sir Handel, only Peter Sam really seems to like him.
  • Jerkass: Is the worst on the railway and frequently comes to blows with either his crew, his fellow engines or The Fat Controller.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He thanks Skarloey after he tells the story of Rheneas getting his passenger's home (which leads to them wondering if Rheneas' stunt double painted himself yellow to sneek into the scene).
  • Meaningful Name: Is called Snarly in BoCo's fairytale.
  • Violent Glaswegian


"You're slightly faster than two old engines, a stunt double, somebody who permanently resides in the cuckoo clock...and whatever the hell the custard engine is down the front."
An elderly and dangerously senile tender engine. Was rescued from the Mid Sodor Railway after being left behind.
  • As Himself: In BoCo's fairytale.
  • Ascended Extra: Is giving more lines and screen time than in the actual series.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He comes off as this in Thomas' story, though is only slightly saner in real life.
  • Cool Old Guy: Saving Falcon from falling of a mountain makes him one.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Blows up Crovan's Gate after a bunch of diesels corner him to buy the other Narrow Gauge engines time.
     The Other Railway 


A German tank engine who worked for the North Western. Is a ghost. Has supernatural powers.
  • Ascended Extra: Up to Eleven. In the series, "Marklin" is the nickname for the Marklin Engine, an off-the-shelf model locomotive used for pulling coaches in the background back when the series was filmed using live-action models, and wasn't so much a character as it was set equipment. In Abridged, he's his own character with a fairly major role in the plot, too.
  • Big Bad: Is shaping up to becoming one.
  • Came Back Wrong
  • The Chessmaster: It is heavily implied, and later confirmed, that he had a hand in almost all the major incidents in the first season.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He's Dragged Off to Hell by the many people and engines who's deaths he played a role in the final part of Thomas And The Magic Railroad.
  • Enemy Mine: He comes to Duck's rescue during the fight against Davidson, but as soon as Davidson is disposed of, he assures Duck he's still Sodor's enemy and promises he will return later to continue his plans.
  • Gratuitous German: Occasionally utters German words when speaking.
  • Killed Off for Real: Is killed after a botched operation on The Other Railway. Later comes back as a vengeful ghost.
    • Permanatly dies after getting blasted by Edward in Thomas and The Magic Railroad.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Becoming a ghost hasn't really changed him much; the biggest difference is that he gains the ability to possess other engines and rolling stock.
  • Walking Spoiler: Hard to talk about without spoiling a fair amount of the plot.
  • When She Smiles: According to Henrietta, his smile is a horrible thing to behold.


"Face it Gordon this island is living on borrowed time and trust me you'll be the first to go."
—"Tender Engines"
A shunter who comes to help out on the railway. Turns out to be much more than meets the eye.

The Fakes

Evil clones of the Sodor diesels who have a taste for human blood.
  • Evil Knockoff: To Diesel, Daisy, BoCo, and Mavis respectively.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Are shown to eat people in “Rusty to the Rescue”.
  • Killed Off for Real: D2/Fake Daisy and D3/Fake BoCo both die in Thomas and The Magic Railroad.
    • As of Season 7, D1 and D4 are also dead.

Class 40

"Not bad. At least you're all clean. For your kind, I suppose."
—"Bowled Out"
A large snobby diesel who is brought in to help on Sodor. Hates steam engines (surprise surprise). Was possessed.

Stunt Double/ Ivo Hugh

Rheaneas' stunt double who makes random appearances during the fourth season. It turns he was an engine called Ivo Hugh who was transformed and brainwashed to look and act like Rheneas and spy on Sodor.

'Arry and Bert

Two diesel shunters sent to the island from The Other Railway and who work at the smelters. They kill BoCo to use his body to help build Diesel 10.

Diesel 10

A large aggressive diesel who Is used by The Malevolence as a body in order to destroy Lady. He was built from using parts of BoCo.

Splatter & Dodge

Two American shunters who happen to be cousins of 'Arry and Bert.
  • Axe-Crazy: Both, but Splatter is a little more than Dodge.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Tend to act stupid, but in reality are highly dangerous.
  • Heel–Face Mole: Try to pull this off in Part 9 of Thomas And The Magic Railroad, however Duck sees right through it.
  • Killed Off for Real: Splatter gets electrocuted to death by Toby.
    • Dodge gets by killed by the Malevolence.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite his small size Dodge effortlessly manages to knock The Flying Scotsman of the rails.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Are rarely apart.


A large diesel who chases Oliver in the first part of the movie. He is killed by Duck later on.
     Rolling Stock 

Annie & Clarabel

Thomas' faithful coaches. Are more competent than him.


Toby's faithful coach who comes with him to Sodor.


Oliver's brakevan who is rescued from the Other Railway with him.

The Spiteful Brakevan

A troublesome brakevan who causes problems for Douglas, until the latter ends up crushing him. Maybe dead. Maybe not. It's a bit fuzzy in that sense. However it is revealed that he was rebuilt by The Other Railway to spy on Sodor but defied them to become leader of the trucks.

SC Ruffey

A troublesome truck who manipulates Bill & Ben into burning things. Causes grief for Oliver.
  • Jerkass
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tricks Bill and Ben into causing chaos in Brendam docks.
    • He also gets all the trucks to turn against Oliver.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Like in the TV series he is rebuilt after Oliver pulls him apart. Later subverted as he dies in Thomas and The Magic Railroad.

Troublesome Trucks

The main nightmare on the island who like causing grief for the engines.

Old Slow Coach/Gladys

An elderly coach whom Thomas and Percy befriend.

The Fat Controller

The head of the railway. Is seemingly on the verge of having a heart attack/mental breakdown due to the stupidity of his engines and staff.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Lowham’s (The Fat Director) Cain.
  • In-Series Nickname: Is called "Fatty" by the engines.
    • The driver's and other railway staff call him "The Fat One".
  • No Indoor Voice: The Fat Controller loses his ability to talk at a normal tone in Season 6.
  • Only Sane Man: Is by far the most level headed human on Sodor.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Well maybe not so much reasonable but he does manage to run a extremely incompetent railway pretty well.


Henry's, and later Percy's alcoholic, foul-mouthed driver. Leaves Sodor at the end of season four. Not the real George Carlin.

Mrs. Hatt

The Fat Controller's estranged ex-wife. Gets divorced from him in Season 1.

Jem Cole

A farmer. Not much else to him.

Jeremiah Jobling

A villager who also leads a double life as a singer.

Mrs. Kyndley

The Crosby Barber

  • Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: Has taken up a job as a chef as of Season 8 due to falling on hard times.
  • The Barber: It's in his name
  • Skewed Priorities: Much like in the original story, he's more angry with Duck for scaring his customer (Who is Jeremiah Jobling) instead of destroying the barber shop.

The Fat Director

The leader of The Other Railway. Is involved in the search for Lady.

PT Boomer

An American biker who is involved in the search for Lady.

Captain Zero

  • Been There, Shaped History: It's implied in "Salty's Stormy Tale" that he, along with the Mysterons, were the ones who killed John F. Kennedy.
    • "The Runaway Elephant" reveals that he was behind a lot of the incidents on Sodor during it's early years.
  • Big Bad: As of Volume 2, he's taken up this role.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Does this too Sailor John.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: He was originally a TUGS villain.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: When he worked as captain of the Zed Stacks and for the Fat Director.



Thomas' main opponent in Sodors electorial race. Is killed by Edwards fake tender at the end of season four.

Charlie Sand & Sidney Heaver

Edwards long serving driver and fireman. Were apart of the Home Guard who killed the Nazi that killed Edwards friends.

Alec Baldwin

Percys new driver who debuts in the fifth season.
  • Big Eater: In Put Upon Percy, it is stated that he ate half a truckload of flour
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Punches one of Boomer's guards in the face to buy the citizens of Sodor more time to escape. This ultimately gets him gunned down.
  • Only Sane Man: Is one of the few sane people on Sodor, and is quick to point out the idiocy of others.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In-Universe example, Percy preferred his old driver, Carlin, over Baldwin.

Burnett Stone



Ringo Starr

Mr. Conducter

The current Mr. Conductor of Shining Time Station. He is often on the end of snark from others due to how incompetent he is. Still, he's got his heart in the right place, if not his head, and he does his best to assist the engines on the island.

  • Butt-Monkey: Due to how stupid he is, yes even compared to the engines of Sodor, he is often the butt of many jokes from engines. He also has a lot of terrible stuff happen to him in part 3, although most of it is self inflicted.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Is mentioned to have always been a strange one in part 4 of Thomas and The Magic Railroad. It isn't helped by the implication that the magic of Sodor is driving him further into Cuckoo Lander territory than usual.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He may be an absolute idiot, but even he gets annoyed by Junior’s stupidity.
  • Passing the Torch: Gives the job of being the Mr. Conductor of Shining Time to Junior.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The third part of Thomas and the Magic Railroad is titled “The Mr. Conductor is a Prat Show” for a reason.


Carlin’s beachaholic of a nephew.
  • Butt-Monkey: Regularly gets hit by Carlin and is also the butt of many of the engine’s jokes.
  • Jumped at the Call: Subverted as he was originally going to stay at the beach instead of going to Sodor to help out. However a threat from Carlin changes his mind.
  • Lazy Bum: Would rather stay at the beach than help out on Sodor.
  • Surfer Dude/ Totally Radical: His way of talking is a combination of the two.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Wastes his gold dust supply on going to beaches. This enrages Mr. Conductor who asks Carlin to slap him, seriously when Mr. Conductor thinks something you’ve done is stupid you know you've screwed up.
    • He also rides a windmill which nearly gets him killed by Harold's blades.






Jenny Packard

The woman in charge of the Pack.

Sailor John

     Other Vehicles 


—"Thomas and Bertie"
A red bus who likes racing about. Is one of the few characters who are good friends with Thomas.


"Probably built by some bloody immigrant."
A highly racist double decker bus who causes havoc on his arrival to Sodor. Later comes undone thanks to a low bridge.
  • Drives Like Crazy
  • Fantastic Racism
  • Hypocrite: He says railways should be ripped up and then takes a shortcut via the railway. It is even lampshaded by the narrator
    Narrator: He [Bulgy] didn't know the meaning of the word 'Hypocrisy'. Or how to spell it.
  • Jerkass


"I can hover like a bird, fly like an eagle, maneuver like a corkscrew and I'm as charming as a fox. Don't you wish you could hover ?"
—"Percy and Harold"
A snobby helicopter who means well.


"Also does my face frighten you? People say I should smile less."
—"The Runaway"
A tractor who has a permanent smile on his face which makes several people wonder if something's wrong with him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Duck from getting gunned down.
  • The Dreaded: Thanks to his permanent smile most characters are put off by him (Thomas especially).
  • Nice Guy
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When he stops smiling, you know you’re screwed.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Has a permanent smile on his face which makes everyone who meets him wonder is he has a problem.
    • This is averted in part seven of the movie when after turning around to face Lorry 2 it's revealed HE IS NO LONGER SMILING.
    • Slasher Smile


"I like know, I keep forgetting that that sounds rather wrong".
—"Saved From Scrap"
An elderly traction engine who was rescued from scrap by Edward resulting in the two becoming firm friends.


—"Bye George"
A racist steamroller who becomes a rival towards Sir Handel. He allies himself with The Other Railway during the movie.
  • The Dreaded: Has seemingly become this as of Bye George with most people (and engines) not wanting to have to work with him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates the railways and wants them turned into roads.
  • Jerkass
  • The Rival: Develops a short rivalry with Sir Handel.
    • He develops a very deep rivalry with Butch.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute/ Back Up Twin: George has two cousins, a French one named George and Spanish one named Jorge, who look exactly like him, however they aren't allowed to talk. They are utilized after George gets taken into custody after the events of Magic Railroad.


A barge who spends most of the time moaning much to the annoyance of the dock workers and troublesome trucks. Gets blown to smithereens in the movie.


A easily irritable crane who looks down on the tank engines. As of season six he has become suicidally depressed.

The Lorries

Three horrid lorries who come to help out on the island. Are all sent back after having embarrassing accidents.


A breakdown truck who comes to the island.


An elderly car who tends to break down frequently.


A grumpy old steam truck.
     Other Engines 

Jinty & Pug

A pair of jet-black tank engines. Are also trying to find Lady, along with Duck and several others.
  • Gender Flip: Jinty was originally a male in the Railway Series.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Both are good guys, but they are easily some of the most brash characters in the series.
  • Killed Off for Real: Both meet their end at the claw of Diesel 10.
  • Those Two Guys: More accurately guy and girl, however they are usually seen together.

The Flying Scotsman

Gordon's famous brother who is also involved in the search for Lady.

City of Truro

Another famous tender engine who visits Sodor. Relays info to Duck.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems nice at first, is later revealed to be a massive racist against diesels and regularly wipes the memories of his colleagues if things go wrong or kills them if they learn too much.
  • The Dragon: He turns out to be another one to the Malignance in "Three Cheers for Thomas."
  • Nice Guy
  • Uncanny Valley: He doesn't have a face, which greatly confuses the others.

St. Eustace

A large snobby tender engine involved with the search for Lady. Knows James. Is killed at the start of season five.


A rude, angry and violent electric shunter. Used to work for the Other Railway. Gets killed by Marklin in the Season 4 finale.


"Listen, Dukie who worries about a few little spills? Let me tell ya, when yous in the Bronx, yous learn a few things about roughness."
An American narrow gauge engine who worked with Duke on the Mid Sodor Railway. Is turned into a generator after carelessly coming off the rails multiple times. He is rebuilt by the Other Railway into a similar engine type as Duke to enact revenge on the island. He dies later on in Thomas And The Magic Railroad after being shot.
  • Annoying Laugh: Duke describes his laugh as annoying.
  • Composite Character: In Part 3 of Thomas and The Magic Railroad we learn he was built into Bertram.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Originally he was sent Sodor to enact revenge, however he changes his mind and turns on the Other Railway. This leads to him getting killed.
  • Jerkass: Was described as being "rude" by Duke.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops a close friendship with Toby after being converted into Bertram.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never find out what happened to him after the Mid-Sodor Railway closed down. We later find out he was rebuilt into Bertram.


One of Edward's friends from the Second World War. The least insulting one out of the four of them. Was tortured by Germans and faced it with dignity.


Another of Edward's old friends, and the most virile towards him. Tried to get the Germans to kill Edward instead of him, but failed.

Flying Thistle

Another one of Edward's old friends. Was a distant cousin of Gordon. Dies after being tortured by Germans.


Another of Edward's old friends. Liked to watch the planes go by. Dies following torture at the hands of German soldiers.

98462 & 87546/Alfred & Cecil/The Juggernauts

Two tender engines brought in to help on Sodor during World War Two.98462 kills the original Juggernaut and he and 87546 leave for The Other Railway. They are them both built into two Juggernauts using parts from the original one.
  • Dirty Coward: Both of them qualify but 87546 is the more cowardly of them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 87546 (Cecil) is rather horrified when he sees 98462 (Alfred) killing the original Juggernaut.
  • Hero Killer: 98462 (Alfred) finished off St. Eustace after City of Truro dealt with him first.
    • 87546 (Cecil) kills off the Duchess of Hamilton in Faulty Whistle.
  • Jerkass: Both of them are this.
  • Killed Off for Real: 98462 (Alfred) gets killed by Henry in Thomas and The Magic Railroad.
  • Those Two Guys: Considered this by Edward, Henry, and Gordon.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: When they become the Juggernauts.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Become the new Juggernauts after killing the original one.

The Works Diesel

A diesel who works at well the works. Dies after sacrificing himself to save Donald.

The Bluebell Railway

A preserved railway that exists on Sodor. Stepney and several other preserved engines work here.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Captain Baxter is prone to these, though according to Stepney it means he likes you.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: In "Stepney Gets Lost" Captain Baxter and Adams have been arguing over whether or not a nose is a necessary design for an engine.


BoCo's replacement at the quarry. Suffers teething problems mainly from his overheating engine. Is also unable to hold his liquor.

Green Arrow

One of the members of the Iron Circle.


One of the members of the Iron Circle.

Duchess of Hamilton

One of the members of the Iron Circle. Gets killed by the Juggernaut in Faulty Whistle.

Stephenson's Rocket

One of the members of the Iron Circle.


One of the members of the Iron Circle.


     The Pack 


—"The Lightning Tree"
A loud mouthed dim witted front loader who comes to help the pack.


"LET'S GET MUCKY- wait, that's...the other show."
—"Jack Owns Up"
A dim witted green excavator who becomes friends with Jack.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Expy: Thomas refers to him as Not-Muck.
    • A foreman even says he's basically Muck.
    • Fat Hatt even refers to him as Not-Muck.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Downplayed example, similar to Jack he is involved in the battle with Norris Von Stig, however he doesn’t do much.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Is apparently too stupid for even Percy.


A large excavator who uses drugs leaving him stoned most of the time.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believes himself to be the most important vehicle of the pack due to the fact he digs the foundations.
  • The Stoner: Is usually stoned whenever he appears.

Max and Monty

"It's an owl. Calm your tits! Or...what passes for tits for, there's a thought."
—"Scaredy Scaredy"
Two large aggressive dump trucks who think of themselves as wannabe rock stars.
  • Enemy Mine: Team up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Jerkass: Both of them are this.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Monty in The Importance of Being Patrick. This is lampshaded by the narrator.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believes that they are the most important important vehicle of the pack.
  • Those Two Guys: Pratically indistinguishable from each other and rarely seen apart.


"Slow down! You'll get into trouble! Or if you can't, END MY LIFE NOW!"
—"Jack Owns Up"
A suicidal crane who spends most of the time trying to find a way to kill himself.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richadd Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Only Sane Man: Despite his suicidal tendencies, he is easily the sanest member of the pack.


"...I'm going to ignore you. I am the most important if that is the ca-DID THAT TREE JUST MOVE!?'s a cold war, you want, eh, forest? I CAN WAIT! I can wait forevvvvvvvvvvvver."
—"Importance of Being Patrick"
An easily irritable bulldozer.


"Wasn't me! Didn't do it! I swear on Kelly's life! Wait, hang on, that's a terrible thing for me to swear on-"
—"Jack Owns Up"
A kind hearted if a somewhat idiotic steam shovel.


"Yeah, it wouldn't be good PR...oh, and it's morally wrong."
—"Jack Owns Up"
A sassy tongued steam lorry. Acts as Kelly's friend/counselor.


"Just ONCE I'd like to be carried! By a hot vehicle, if possible!"
—"Nelson Gets Carried Away"
A ballast tractor who works for the pack hauling them around
  • Expy: Gets called Packer by Hatt.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believes himself to be the most important vehicle of the pack due to the fact he transports the others.


"My lady, you can totes rely on us to get the j-j-job done, fo'real, we're the playas, we can do anything we set our abso-babozlingly-lutely brill minds to! Isn't that right, homies? Homies? Don't leave a brother hanging!"
—"Buster 1 Moles 0"
A steamroller who believes himself to be a soul brotha, but in reality he is more offensive than anything.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In Oliverasaurus, this is lampshaded by the narrator.
  • Soul Brotha: Tries to be this, is usually more offensive and/or stupid.


"The universe will burn and we will burn with it into endless nothingness. Concrete is nothingness! We shall BECOME the concrete."
—"Importance of Being Patrick"
An egotistical, nihilistic cement mixer.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to take down Norris Von Stig.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believes himself to be the most important vehicle of the pack and believes that concrete is the future.
    • According to Ms. Jenny he has done the "concrete is the future" crap before.


A truck who died before the events of the Pack spin-off.
     The Malevolence 

     The Malignance 


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