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Ferdinand is a fun-loving logging Loco who lives on Misty Island with Bash and Dash.


Thomas & Friends

Ferdinand, Bash, and Dash found Thomas on Misty Island and helped him collect Jobi Wood to take back to Sodor. Unfortunately, Ferdinand and the twins ran out of oil while going through the Misty Island Tunnel. Luckily, Whiff and Percy were able to rescue Thomas, Bash, Dash, and Ferdinand and took them all back to Sodor. Ferdinand then helped with the completion of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre along with Bash and Dash.

Ferdinand later helped Gordon deliver the Lion of Sodor to the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Summer House.


Ferdinand is the gentle giant of Misty Island, where he works with twin engines Bash and Dash. Instead of burning coal, Ferdinand runs on wood and oil. He is bigger and slower than Bash and Dash, but will always endeavour to join in all the same. He may come across as the simpler-minded, quieter, or even more bashful engine of the three due to his tendency to often let the more boisterous Bash and Dash do most of the talking, but often manages to get in a comment of "That's right!" during the trio's antics. Nevertheless, he is just as fun-loving, goofy and whacky as the other two. He is considerate, inquisitive, has a big heart and enjoys joining in and laughing along where-ever there are fun and games to be had.

Technical Details


Ferdinand is based on a Climax Class C logging locomotive. Ferdinand has been re-gauged from 3 ft gauge to standard gauge.


Ferdinand is painted teal with blue-grey lining. He has a semi-circular symbol with three yellow trees with two brown axes crossing each other on the sides of his cab and tender.


Magazine Stories


Audio Files


First used Last used Sound Effect
Misty Island Rescue Active

In one scene in the Misty Island Rescue PC game, Ferdinand incorrectly has James' whistle at a higher pitch.

In Emily and Dash, Ferdinand has a warbling whistle.


  • Ferdinand can run on either wood or oil.
  • Ferdinand travels far faster in the television series than his basis is capable of.
  • Ferdinand is the only engine from Misty Island that appears in the Arc Productions era, although he did not have any speaking roles.
  • Ferdinand is modified for working on British railways. He has added buffers and screw link couplings.
  • Ferdinand's name means "brave in peace".
  • Ferdinand's lamp would later be re-used for Rosie.
  • In more recent episodes, Ferdinand made some portrait cameo appearances in Sir Topham Hatt's Office.
  • Ferdinand's whistle sound would later be re-used for the international grey tender engine.
    • The whistle sound is just the Rainbow Sun's whistle at two steps lower pitched. It was also used for Lorenzo's whistle, but at two more steps lower pitched.
    • Ferdinand's whistle is also Canadian National 3254's out of tune 1980s whistle but two steps lower pitched.
  • Ferdinand is the only character in the series to have hillbilly teeth (ie; buck teeth that do not show when the mouth is fully closed, unlike Billy).


“That's right!”
―Ferdinand's catchphrase



* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Dropped
International Characters

* RWS only | ** T&F only | ✦ Changed location