It's about a group of tank engines who live in the Island of Sodor, mainly about the title character, Thomas, and the head of the North Western Railway, Sir Topham Hatt, also known as the Fat Controller.


Character's name Description Seasons appeared in Sonic counterpart(s) MLP counterpart
Thomas A blue tank engine numbered "1". All Sonic Pinkie Pie
Edward A blue mixed-traffic engine numbered "2". All Uncle Chuck Twilight Sparkle
Henry A green mixed-traffic engine numbered "3". All Rotor Applejack
Gordon A pompous blue express engine numbered "4". All Big the Cat Rainbow Dash
James A red mixed-traffic engine numbered "5". All
  • Knuckles
  • Antoine
Percy A small green saddletank numbered "6". Best friend of Thomas. All Tails Fluttershy
Toby A old brown steam tram numbered "7". All Vector
Duck A Great Western pannier tank engine numbered "8". 2-6 (most frequently), 12, 17 Espio
Donald and Douglas Twin black Scottish mixed-traffic engines numbered "9" and "10". 2-4, 6-7, 11-12 Scratch and Grounder
Bill and Ben Yellow tank engine twins from the Brendam Bay. 2-12 Sleet and Dingo
Diesel A black anti-heroic Diesel engine. 2-3, 6-present Shadow Discord
Daisy A green female Diesel engine who acts stubborn but not that villainous. 2 and 4
  • Rouge
  • Breezie
Boco A green male Diesel engine. 2-5 Silver
Oliver A Great Western tank engine numbered "11". 3-7, 12
Mavis A black female Diesel engine. 3-present


Sunset Shimmer
Bulgy A double decker bus with a bad temper. 3 and 7
Stepney An orange-yellow tank engine from London. 4-7, 12 Chris Thorndyke
Skarloey Railway engines Mainly consists of Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, and Peter Sam. 4-present
Emily A dark green female Stirling engine. Thomas's love interest. 7-present Amy Rose
Molly A yellow female tender engine. 9-11 Bunnie
Rosie A pink tank engine who idolizes Thomas in her first appearance. 10-16
  • Cream
  • Tikal
Sweetie Belle
Billy An orange tank engine with buck teeth. 11 (one episode) Charmy
Flora A steam tram who works for the Sodor Tramways in Great Waterton. 12 (one episode) Cosmo
Charlie A purple tank engine who tells jokes. 13-present Charmy
Bertie A red bus. All Cheese
Harold A white helicopter that patrols the island. 2-present Dulcy
Diesel 10 The scariest Diesel on Sodor. TV specials Dr. Eggman
Lady A Victorian-style steam engine who runs the Magic Railroad. Movie (Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
  • Sally Acorn
  • Vanilla

Princess Cadance

Sir Topham Hatt The manager of the North Western Railway. All King Acorn Princess Celestia

List of episodes and videos

This list will not go past Season 19 due to PBS no longer airing the program.

Broadcast history

Channel aired Broadcast run
Only available on VHS/DVD 1990-2004
PBS 2004-2017
PBS Kids logo 2004-2017
PBS Kids Sprout 2005-2015

Episodes of Thomas & Friends presented in high definition (HDTV) format were only seen on the main programming PBS channels. All other channels, especially those affiliated with PBS Kids, were only presented in standard definition (480i/SDTV) format and in a 4:3 pan-and-scan (or possibly, letterbox) aspect ratio.



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