Main Page

Aeroplanes (known as airplanes in the US) are a type of fixed-wing aircraft which is powered by jet engines or a propeller. The Sodor Airport and Dryaw Airfield house a number of them.

In the Railway Series, two aeroplanes appeared in The Eight Famous Engines and one in Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines. In the television series, they first appeared in the special, Calling All Engines!. They also appeared in the twelfth season.

Technical Details


The aeroplanes are based on the Douglas DC-3.


The aeroplanes mostly have white paintwork with another colour.


  • One aeroplane is registered "D-AGDF". This is likely a reference to the plane in the 1942 film Casablanca, which carried the same registration number.


Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.