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“You're curious, aren't you? Careful though. You don't want to end up like the lost engine.”

All Tracks Lead to Rome is the second double-length episode of the twenty-third series.


Thomas is working on the Italian Railway keen to prove to his new friend Gina that he is an expert in all things Italian, until he gets lost down an old mine while trying to take some cargo to the museum not knowing the way.





US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Anna Francolini as Gina, the Children and the Passengers
  • Antonio Magro as Stefano and a Staionmaster
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Monsterrat Lombard as Mia and the Passengers
  • Vincenzo Nicoli as an Archeologist


  • Production-wise, this episode and its successor, Mines of Mystery, as the two specials that form a two-part story, are placed in the exact middle of the regular-length episodes of the twenty-third series, between Thomas Makes a Mistake (the tenth episode production-wise) and Grudge Match (the eleventh episode production-wise).
  • The title is a reference to the saying "All Roads Lead to Rome."
  • This is the first episode to take place in Italy and marks Gina's first full episode appearance, first appearing in a flashback in Grudge Match. This is also the first time she is voiced by Anna Francolini, taking over from Teresa Gallagher.
  • Anna Francolini, Montserrat Lombard, Flaminia Cinque, Antonio Magro and Vincenzo Nicoli join the voice cast.
  • This is the only episode of the twenty-third series set in Italy where Lorenzo and Beppe do not appear physically as they have not been rediscovered yet until the next episode.
  • The story of Lorenzo may have been based on the Zanetti ghost train story.


  • When combined with Mines of Mystery for the Canadian broadcast, Keith Wickham is miscredited as Kevin Wickham.
  • There is a grammatical error on the German title card: It says "Alle Schiene führen nach Rom" when it is supposed to say "Alle Schienen führen nach Rom."

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Todos Os Trilhos Levam A Roma
Dutch Alle Sporen Leiden Naar Rome
Estonian Kõik Rööpad Viivad Rooma
Finnish Kaikki Kappaleet Johtavat Roomaan
German Alle Schienen führen nach Rom
Italian Tutti i Binari Portano a Roma
Korean 모든 기찻길은 로마로 통한다
Latvian Visi Ceļi ved uz Romu
Lithuanian Visi Keliai Veda į Romą
Polish Wszystkie Tory Prowadzą Do Rzymu
Russian Все дороги ведут в Рим
Spanish Todas las Vías Llevan a Roma

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