Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

The Character Encyclopedia is a large comprehensive Thomas & Friends book with 184 pages.


Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends from the Island of Sodor, and beyond! Discover fun facts about more than 100 Thomas & Friends characters. Learn all about the real life vehicles they are based on.


Photographs of 828, Aerolite, Talyllyn, Dolgoch, Sir Haydn, Edward Thomas and Douglas (narrow gauge) appear.


  • The hardcover book includes a Minis Thomas engine.
  • This book features every named engine, rolling stock and off-rail vehicle character in the CGI series at the time, with the exceptions of Hannah, Terence, Bulgy, Carly, Big Mickey and Beresford.
  • The book reveals that Flying Scotsman went back to help Gordon finish the race after the blue engine's boiler exploded in The Great Race. This might have been in a draft of the script during production.
  • The book reveals that Norman and Dennis are brothers.


  • Belle's prototype picture shows a 2-6-0 tender variant of the BR Class 4MT, whereas her actual prototype is the 2-6-4T variant of that class.
  • The opening image shows Thomas and James' crew missing from their cabs.
  • Spencer is in the "Sodor Steamies" section, but he is actually from the Mainland.
  • Toad is not a steam engine. He is a brake van.
  • In the image of Stephen, he is placed on narrow gauge rails despite being standard gauge. 
  • In the image of Salty, his bufferbeam is restored instead of being weathered.
  • The book states Hugo's basis was built in 1930 instead of 1929.
  • Hurricane's steam pipes are referred to as smoke deflectors.


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