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Ferdinand is a large logging engine who lives and works 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 depicting three yellow trees with two brown axes crossing each other on both sides of his cab and tender.


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First used Last used Sound Effect
Misty Island Rescue Active
Ferdinand's Whistle


  • Ferdinand can run on either wood or oil.
  • He 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 has not had any speaking roles.
  • Ferdinand is modified for working on British railways. He has added buffers and screw link couplings.
  • His name means "brave in peace".
  • His lamp would later be re-used for Rosie.
  • In more recent episodes, he made some portrait cameo appearances in Sir Topham Hatt's Office.
  • His whistle would later be re-used for one of the Grey Tender Engines.


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



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

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