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

Voiced by: Rupert Degas (Seasons 15-16), Keith Wickham (Season 17-present)

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.


  • Absentee Actor: While he has a tendency to appear at least once in every season, Season 22 marks the first time that he is absent from a season altogether.
  • Alliterative Name: Bertie the Bus.
  • Determinator: Is this in "Bertie's Chase", where he stops at nothing to catch up to Edward.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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.
  • Drives Like Crazy: 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.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He made a cameo in "Thomas, Terence, and the Snow" before making his official debut in "Thomas and Bertie".
  • Fantastic Racism: 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.
  • Friendly Rival: His races with Thomas (though to prove the worth of their respective vehicles) are rather playful and in good fun.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Bertie gets stuck in the mud near the end of "Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party".
  • Humble Pie: In "Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party", Bertie being stuck on the mud for teasing Trevor for being old. This made him apologize to him.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: His dialogue in "Stop That Bus!" hints at this
    Bertie: I....came to see what you were doing. You're very busy, Thomas. You whoosh and you wheesh all over the island. You see things I can never see. You do things I can never do. I wait, to pick up passengers.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Bertie, a bus, is friends with Thomas, a tank engine.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party", Bertie teases Trevor for being old. As a result, Bertie gets stuck in some mud.
  • Red Is Heroic: Is red, and a friend of Thomas.
  • Off-Model: When he first appeared in CGI in season 13, his radiator was missing. Though it eventually returned in season 14.
  • One Steve Limit: Bertie isn't the only "Bert" on the show. There's also Bert (the diesel and 'Arry's twin. He is often called Iron Bert to avoid confusion), Bert the blue miniature Arlesdale engine, and Bertram (season 5).
  • Perpetual Smiler: 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.
  • Verbal Tic: In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, he ends almost every sentence with "vroom vroom".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Enjoys teasing Thomas, but all the same is charitable when he needs help.
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    Terence the Tractor 
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"They're not ugly, they're caterpillars! I can go anywhere, I don't need rails."

Voiced by: Tom Stourton

Built: 1934

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


  • A Day in the Limelight: In "Terence Breaks the Ice".
  • Alliterative Name: Terence the Tractor.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: In "Terence Breaks the Ice", Terence ignores his own rules to be sensible in the snow and gets cocky about it, resulting in the Christmas tree sinking into the pond.
  • The Bus Came Back: Terence makes his return to the series in season 21. He was last seen in season 7 with his last speaking appearance being in season 5.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was demoted to non-speaking cameos after season 5 and vanished from the show completely following the CGI switchover, though Terence did return in season 21.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Terence originally had a widow's peak, but was removed and had eyebrows instead.
  • Fantastic Racism: Was on the receiving end of this from Thomas, who thought that Terence's caterpillar treads were ugly.
  • Nice Guy: Terence is friendly, helpful, and forgiving.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Terence’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.
  • Swapped Roles: From "Thomas, Terence and the Snow". In "Terence Breaks the Ice" it is Terence that gets cocky about the snow and ice, with Thomas having to help him after an accident occurs.

    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.


  • Cool Old Guy: Trevor is an old engine who is kind and loves children.
  • Demoted to Extra: He hasn't done much since season 3. And despite surviving the transition to CGI, he often makes non-speaking cameos in the background.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: His original face is modeled after Thomas, but molded differently after his initial season.
  • Friend to All Children: He is very fond of children and likes to give rides to them. H even states in his quote that he likes them.
  • Hates Being Alone: Trevor is unhappy whenever he doesn't have company.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Thomas.
  • Nice Guy: Trevor is incredibly cheerful, kind and benevolent, and gets along well with nearly everyone.
  • Single Tear: Trevor cries a single tear in "Thomas and Trevor" when he has to leave the harbor after a hard day's work.
  • Sleepy Head: He enjoys dozing off in the sun.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In "Seeing is Believing", he gets a new whistle sound. Percy ends up thinking that the whistle sound belongs to the "invisible engine" (Merlin) and believes that he has seen him once and for all, and the episode ends on that note without Percy discovering that Merlin was the invisible engine in question.

    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.


  • The Alleged Car: She's pushed to the point of overheating frequently.
  • Alliterative Name: Caroline the Car.
  • American Accents: She has a Dixie accent in the US narration.
  • Ascended Extra: Has slightly bigger roles in the TV series than in the books.
  • Butt-Monkey: Caroline can't seem to catch a break. She overheats frequently and even breaks down in "Lady Hatt's Birthday Party". On top of that, she's also bullied by George in the aforementioned episode.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Never made it to the CGI switchover.
  • Demoted to Extra: After a brief appearance in the fifth season, she was relegated to the background for the rest of the model era.
  • Nice Girl: She is very calm in nature and appreciates the engines.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Caroline looks highly unusual for a character on the show. Her eyes are on her headlights, for instance.
  • Southern Belle: Given a Dixie accent in the American dub and is very polite to her driver.

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

Voiced by: Colin McFarlane

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.


  • Adaptational Heroism: While his role in the books is adapted loyally, he undergoes a brief Heel–Face Turn in "Bulgy Rides Again".
  • Alliterative Name: Bulgy the Bus.
  • All There in the Manual: Various merchandise of Bulgy claims him and Devious Diesel to be friends.
  • The Bus Came Back: 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.
  • The Cameo: He gets a few background appearances between his major roles in seasons 4 and 7.
  • Catchphrase: "Down with railways!"
  • Fantastic Racism: He was outright racist towards anything on rails in his debut.
  • Foil: To Bertie. While Bertie sometimes cracks jokes about the railway and has a slight rivalry with Thomas, he is still good friends with the engines and doesn't want the railway to be ripped up. Bulgy, however, he is mean to the engines and desires for their rails to be turned into roads.
  • Good Costume Switch: In his brief Heel–Face Turn in "Bulgy Rides Again", he is painted green.
  • Grumpy Bear: 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.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Duck tries to reason with him by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In "Bulgy Rides Again", Bulgy undergoes a Heel–Face Turn 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. Despite Sir Topham Hatt making it very clear that he will turn Bulgy back into a hen house if he starts his anti-rail talk again in the same episode, Bulgy's anti-rail ways are in full swing in "Free the Roads", wherein he does anything he can to convince the passengers that roads are better than rails.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: 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: Bulgy is incredibly rude, cold-hearted, and discriminatory.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • In his debut episode, Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge. Then he starts telling lies again and is turned into a henhouse.
    • In "Free the Roads", Bulgy causes a bag of soil to contaminate the water inside a water tower. While the contamination was an accident, he deliberately says nothing of it for his plan to get people to travel by bus instead of train to succeed. When Bertie breaks down, Bulgy tries to take both Bertie's passengers as well as his own, and ends up breaking an axle.
  • Manipulative Bastard: 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Was this in his debut, but disappeared in Bulgy Rides Again.
  • Shortcuts Make Long Delays: Bulgy's shortcut winds up getting him stuck under a low bridge.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In his debut episode, Bulgy called Bertie too small in size to be of any use. In "Free the Roads", he's a lot friendlier towards Bertie, if only because he wants to help him prove that buses are better than trains. He even offers to take Bertie's passengers when Bertie breaks down.
  • Vanity License Plate: In "Free the Roads", he gains a license plate that says, "BLG1".

    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.


  • Berserk Button: Ignoring him or besting him in an argument.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Has a Brooklyn accent in the US dub of season 4, and also has the tough-guy attitude to match.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared after the end of the model era.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Sir Handel accuses him of this, though it's never made clear whether Sir Handel or George himself caused their infamous accident.
  • Evil Minions: George was supposed to be one of Diesel 10's minions in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, but was dropped.
  • Fantastic Racism: "Railways are no good! Turn 'em into roads!"
  • Foil: To Buster, Sodor's other steamroller. While Buster respects the engines and is a nice guy to be around, George can't stand them and is unpleasant.
  • Green and Mean: He has green paint and is a huge jerk.
  • Grumpy Bear: George is grumpy and rude most of the time.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • In "Lady Hatt's Birthday Party", George malfunctions and crashes into a pond after insulting Caroline for breaking down.
    • In "Bye George!", for causing Thomas to derail, and refusing to move to allow Duck to clear the line for Gordon and the Express, leading to one of Duck's trucks being destroyed, The Fat Controller gave George a stern talking to and sent him to the timber mill to learn some manners, having his rollers be used as machinery for the mill, and not paving roads like he enjoyed, which made George miserable.
  • Jerkass: George is mean to the engines, and, like Bulgy, desires to see railways ripped up and turned into roads.
  • Never My Fault: In "Steam Roller", he argues with Sir Handel over who caused the accident.
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    Bulstrode 
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"I'm sinking!"

A highly disagreeable barge. He was later converted to a children’s playground.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Bulstrode isn’t very well-liked due to his rude attitude. Even the Troublesome Trucks dislike him.
  • Alliterative Name: Bulstrode the Barge.
  • Asshole Victim: In "Special Attraction", where he gets sunk and later converted to a playground because of his rudeness.
  • Grumpy Bear: Is often bad-tempered, and complains endlessly.
  • Jerkass: Bulstrode is grumpy and disagreeable.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For constantly complaining, he was sunk by the troublesome trucks. They even said that it served him right.
  • One-Shot Character: He only appeared in "Special Attraction".
  • Perpetual Frowner: Bulstrode's default facial expression is a scowl.

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


    Elizabeth 
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"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.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She disappeared after the end of the model era.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is usually pretty sarcastic. One example is her above quote.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In her debut episode, she's the only character able to insult The Fat Controller without getting into trouble.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subverted. She may believe that roads are superior to rails, but she often helps the engines out when necessary.
  • Grumpy Bear: Elizabeth is grumpy and harsh most of time, although she does mellow out in later seasons. Her original name was even "Grumpy".
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Happens to her in "Not So Hasty Puddings" when she slides into a snowdrift.

     Jeremy 
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"I can go anywhere I want! Flying is the most fun in the world!"

A jet plane who lives at the Sodor airport.


  • Alliterative Name: Jeremy the Jet Plane.
  • The Cameo: He made a cameo in season 20's "Letters to Santa", albeit a photoshopped version of his Trackmaster model.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared after the end of the model era.
  • Fantastic Racism: Briefly towards Thomas in his debut episode, when he boasts about how great it is to be a jet plane and puts Thomas down.
  • It's All About Me: Jeremy has a very inflated image of himself because of the advantages he has over steam engines.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his insensitive remarks towards Thomas at the beginning of his debut episode, he makes for it by letting the children that had had their picnic ruined by the rain have their picnic in his hanger.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Arrogant, but is still willing to help out the engines when the time is right.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He has his face drawn on his cockpit, unlike the other characters.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Harold, both of them being prideful aircraft who look down upon the engines yet have a softer side.

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


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared after the end of the model era.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Done deliberately in Cool Truckings, when Duncan complains her drives are slow and boring.
  • Nice Girl: Madge is usually friendly and motherly to the narrow gauge engines.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Madge doesn't have a big role in The Great Discovery, but is the first character that Thomas tells about Great Waterton, which she spreads to the narrow-gauge engines, who spread it all over the Island.
  • Team Mom: To the narrow gauge engines, despite the fact she's younger than many of them.
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    Colin 
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"What a wonderful party!"

A canal-side steam crane who is stationed at the Wharf. He is good friends with Fearless Freddie.


  • Alliterative Name: Colin the Crane.
  • Cartoon Creature: Colin isn't based on any real steam crane. His basis is freelanced.
  • Flat Character: His only character traits are that he's a Nice Guy and that he's lonely because he can't go anywhere.
  • Gag Nose: Has a long, sausage-like nose.
  • Hates Being Alone: His main personality trait is that he’s lonely due to being fixed in one place, meaning that he can’t see the sights that the narrow-gauge engines get to see, or go to parties.
  • Nice Guy: Colin is a good friend to all the narrow-gauge engines.
  • One-Shot Character: Colin only appeared in "The Party Surprise".

    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.


  • The Big Guy: Owen, who is easily the biggest and strongest machine working at the BMQ.
  • Catchphrase: Owen's is "Next stop," followed by a location.
  • Demoted to Extra: After Blue Mountain Mystery, they haven't been seen in many episodes. Whenever they do appear, it's usually non-speaking cameos.
  • Gentle Giant: Both of them are this. They are both very large machines, but are also kind and helpful to the engines.
  • No Indoor Voice: Merrick, when he's awake.
  • Sleepy Head: Merrick tends to nod off if he's not busy with something. This became less prominent after Blue Mountain Mystery.
  • Those Two Guys: Being two machines who are unable to leave the Blue Mountain Quarry, they tend to be this.

    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.


  • A Day in the Limelight: They all had episodes about them. Jack in "Jack Jumps In", "A Friend In Need", and "Jack Owns Up", Oliver in "A Visit from Thomas" and "Thomas' Trusty Friends", Alfie in "Percy's Scary Tale" and "Alfie Has Kittens", Patrick in "On Site With Thomas", Isobella in "Mud Glorious Mud", Ned in "Jack Owns Up" and "Thomas' Trusty Friends", Byron in "A Happy Day for Percy", Kelly in "Kelly's Windy Day", Nelson in "Percy Helps Out", Buster in "Thomas and the Moles" and "The Tortoise and the Hare", and Max and Monty in "Mucking About".
  • Adorkable: Buster tends to be this, especially in "Thomas and the Moles", where he acts all excited over seeing a bunch of mole hills and remarks that the field looks like a giant green chocolate chip cookie. Alfie also has shades of this at times.
  • Aesop Amnesia: No matter how many times they are scolded, Max and Monty never learn their lesson.
  • Alliterative Name: Byron the Bulldozer, and Kelly the Crane (same sound).
  • American Accents: Kelly has a Texan accent in the US dub.
  • Bully Hunter: Jack is this whenever Max and Monty try to pick on Alfie.
  • The Bus Came Back: 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.
  • Cool Old Guy: Kelly and Oliver, who are both old, but are wise, hard-workers.
  • Expy: Alfie is very similar to Percy. They are both small, green, cheeky, kind-hearted, and hard-working. This is even lampshades in "Percy's Scary Tale".
  • Face Your Fears: Kelly does this in "Kelly's Windy Day", where he braves the wind and fear of being blown over in order to save Isobella.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Kelly is a boy, but his name is usually used for girls.
  • Gentle Giant: Ned, who is large but very kind.
  • Grenade Hot Potato: Jack, Alfie, Oliver the excavator and Marion do this with a lit box of dynamite in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure. Though nobody gets hurt.
  • Height Angst: Alfie had this in "Alfie Has Kittens".
  • It's All About Me: Patrick has this mentality, since he thinks he's the most important machine of the Pack and is very prideful.
  • Jerkass: Max and Monty, who like to bully the other machines for fun.
  • The Klutz: Ned is very clumsy.
  • The Leader: Although Jack is the title character of their miniseries, Kelly is technically the leader of the Pack.
  • Neat Freak: Isobella doesn't like getting dirty.
  • Nice Guy: Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Kelly, Ned, and Buster.
  • One-Shot Character: Patrick, who only appeared in "On Site With Thomas".
  • One Steve Limit: 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.
  • Put on a Bus: Though they had an entire mini-series dedicated to them, they quickly disappeared when Thomas & Friends was acquired by HiT.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Jack. It also helps that his color is red.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Max and Monty are always fighting.
  • Simpleton Voice: Ned has this kind of voice.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Isobella's the only female vehicle in the Pack.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In the Pack's miniseries, Max and Monty took up most of the screen time and were the primary sources of many of the episodes' conflicts. This is despite the fact that they didn't have a proper episode to themselves in the miniseries (unless you count "The Tortoise and the Hare" and even then that was more of a Buster story). It wouldn't be until season 20's "Mucking About" that they would get their own spotlight episode.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Max and Monty.
  • Youthful Freckles: Alfie has very faint ones, most noticeable in close-up shots.

    Reg 
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"Reg is the name! I'm the scrapyard crane!"
Voiced by: Tim Whitnall

A rail-based grappling crane that works at the scrap yard.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Reg has the most focus in “The Perfect Gift”, and in “P.A. Problems”.
  • Aesop Enforcer: In “School of Duck”, where he promotes the recycling moral.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Reg has very large eyebrows.
  • Cartoon Creature: Reg’s basis is a hybrid design, according to Sam Wilkinson.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Reg can be very strange at times, especially due to him finding beauty in scrap. This is showcased in “The Truth About Toby” and “P.A. Problems”, in the latter episode which he keeps singing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Can be sarcastic at times.
  • Demoted to Extra: Reg was a somewhat relevant character in Tale of the Brave, but after that movie, he was relegated to just a few appearances per season, making him one of the most obscure CGI characters.
  • Dreadful Musician: As shown in “P.A. Problems”, the workmen at the scrap yards don’t think his singing is very good.
  • One Man's Trash Is Another's Treasure: Reg is able to the good in things that have been neglected, much to the confusion of the other engines. This is best shown in “The Perfect Gift”.

    Skiff 
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A fun-loving little boat owned by Sailor John. He has a special chassis that allows him to be used on rails. 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.


  • A Day in the Limelight: In "Blown Away" and "Skiff and the Mermaid".
  • Agent Mulder: As shown in "Skiff and the Mermaid", he believes that mermaids are real.
  • Cartoon Creature: While he is based on the Eastport Pram, he also has a chassis, which it lacks in real life.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He deliberately capsizes, forcing Sailor John to lose the treasure.
  • Extreme Doormat: He's all too happy to brush off Sailor John's abusive behavior. Eventually gets sick of it and turns on him.
  • Friend to All Children: He wants to spend more time on the rails, so he can one day get to give children rides. He gets his wish.
  • Good Costume Switch: After joining Sodor, his woodworkings get painted blue.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Despite Sailor John constantly abusing him, Skiff genuinely thought of him as his friend. Luckily, Skiff saw Sailor John's true colors and promptly abandoned him.
  • Ignorant Minion: Sailor John had told Skiff that he plans on donating the treasure to the museum once they find it. Realizing that Sailor John had been lying to him the whole time is what spurs Skiff to rebel against him.
  • Keet: Skiff is always upbeat and excitable.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Oh yeah, big time in the end
  • Nice Guy: Skiff has a positive attitude and sees the good in everyone.

    Ace 
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Voiced by: Peter Andre

Number: 43

Basis: Ferrari 275 GTB/4

A rally car from Australia who inspires Thomas to travel the world.


    Emerson 
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Voiced by: Gabriel Porras

A twin-engined plane from Brazil.


  • All There in the Script: His name is not mentioned in Big World! Big Adventures!, but was revealed via a voice cast listing.
  • Palette Swap: He and Isla are the same basis, but with different colour schemes.

    Isla 
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Voiced by: Rachael Louise Miller

A twin-engine plane from Australia who debuts in Season 22.


  • Action Girl: She’s a plane who carries people in remote locations to hospitals and doctors.
  • Always Someone Better: Isla was this to Thomas in "Cyclone Thomas", because she's always ahead of him and always gets to be the hero.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In “Cyclone Thomas”, where she gets to save the day multiple times.
  • Humble Hero: Isla doesn't boast about her accomplishments, saying that it's nothing.
  • One Of These Is Not Like The Others: The only Australian cast member from Big World! Big Adventures! to not be voiced by an Australian (her voice actress, Rachael Louise Miller, is British), with Shane, Aubrey and Tamika all being voiced by Australian actors, while Aiden is voiced by Australian-born writer Tim Bain.
  • Palette Swap: Of Emerson, due to similar appearance except for their colour.
  • Shout-Out: Her job as a flying doctor is one to Australia's real-life Royal Flying Doctor Service.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The first female aircraft character.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has eyelashes and lips, like the other female characters.
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