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“As you can see, Darcy is a very special digger and we're lucky to have her here to finish our road.”
―Miss Jenny

First Day on Sodor! is the sixteenth episode of the twenty-third series.


Darcy makes some mistakes on her first day, but she soon makes up for it when everyone sees what she can really do.



Voice cast



  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Monty and the Road Finisher
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • David Menkin as Jack
  • Tom Stourton as Alfie
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver
  • Kerry Shale as Max
  • Teresa Gallagher as Brenda
  • Harriet Kershaw as Darcy and Jenny Packard
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky


  • Going by production order, this is the fifteenth episode of the twenty-third series.
  • The fantasy sequence is a parody of the Terminator franchise.
  • Nia mentions when she arrived on Sodor in Big World! Big Adventures!
  • This episode aired before Mines of Mystery so the US audience would not know who Brenda is.


  • When Nia arrives at Brendam Docks, the front bogey of the flatbed is further forward than normal.
  • When Max tells Darcy to keep out of the way after she nearly hits him, he has Monty's voice.
  • During one shot of Nia talking to Darcy, the rails are layered above Nia's steam.
  • Before Darcy's drill hits the crate, wooden splinters are seen coming from the crate

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Primeiro Dia Em Sodor
Dutch Darcy's Eerste Dag op Sodor
Finnish Ensimmäinen Päivä Sodorilla
German Aller Anfang ist schwer
Italian Primo Giorno a Sodor
Polish Pierwszy Dzień na Sodorze
Russian Первый день
Spanish El Primer Día en Sodor

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