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The learning segments, also known as Learn With Thomas, were small educational videos which usually appeared between episodes on eighth to twelfth season DVDs and in half hour television airings. The segments often feature new live-action footage and some of them feature animation by Gizmo Animation Limited. They were written by Paul Larson, Ross Hastings and Marc Seal.

Season 8

Calling All Engines!

Calling All Engines! was the only special to use the TV series style learning segments.

  • Diesel Engines and Steam Engines are Different - Differences between Steamies' and Diesels.
  • Banana Tricks - Thomas tries to choose which truck he should give to Diesel to trick him.
  • Which Engine for Which Job? - Thomas, Edward, Henry and Harvey are deciding which job they should do.
  • Which Way Should Thomas Go? - Thomas chooses the route to get his load to the Suspension Bridge.
  • Thomas Looks for Mavis - Thomas searches all over the island to look for Mavis.
  • Which Diesel Engine with Which Steam Engine? - Mavis helps Percy, 'Arry and Bert help Gordon and Daisy helps Toby.

Season 9

Season 10

The Great Discovery

These segments were planned to be used in the special much like Calling All Engines! But for some reason they were taken out and are now seen as bonus features on the DVD.

  • Spot the Difference - Thomas and Stanley find out the three differences between them.
  • Tough Trucks - Thomas, Percy and Stanley must find a way to pull six trucks full of stone.
  • Thomas Puzzle Parts - Thomas needs to have the right parts to replace his snapped coupling rod, cracked funnel and dented dome.

Season 13-present

Guess Who? Puzzles

Other

"Unknown"

  • Being Repainted - Thomas, James and Henry need new coats of paint.(PBS/Nick Jr./Treehouse Airing: Season 11#Variety Variety)
  • Pulling Coaches - Gordon, James and Toby decide which coaches they should pull.
  • Who's Going Where: Thomas, Percy and Toby are taking children somewhere and a flag on their coach shows where they should go.

Narrators

  • Michael Angelis (UK; eighth - twelfth season segments and Down at the Station)
  • Michael Brandon (US; eighth - twelfth season segments, Guess Who? Puzzles (2010-2012) and Down at the Station)
  • Ben Small (UK; Guess Who? Puzzles (2010-2012))
  • Keith Wickham (UK/US; Steamies vs. Diesels and Standard Gauge and Narrow Gauge)
  • Mark Moraghan (UK/US; Guess Who? Puzzles (2013 onwards)

Learning Segments

Dot to Dot

Characters

Trivia

  • When Dot to Dot - Edward aired on TV, Edward's theme is played, but when it came on DVD before TV, different music is played.
  • Henry is the only member of the Steam Team that doesn't have a Dot to Dot video.

Videos

Guess the Engine

Characters

Trivia

  • When Guess the Engine - Emily is full screen and widescreen, some of the clouds are moved up or down.

Videos

Which Whistle Suits Thomas

Characters

Videos

Sounds

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Extended footage of Fish and a deleted scene of Emily's New Coaches is used.
  • In the All Aboard with the Steam Team UK DVD, most of the scenes were cut a few seconds making the Learning Segment shorter.
  • In the All Aboard with the Steam Team DVD, the animals' sounds are different then on TV, Henry's whistle is heard early, Thomas' whistle is heard at the end and the music at the end is sped up and ended differently.

Videos

Steamies and Diesels Sounds

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Goofs

  • When Thomas arrives at the docks, he's not pulling any trucks, but in the next scene, he is and Harvey isn't there.

Videos

Being Blue

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • When Fun Times with Thomas and Diesels and Steamers segment uses the last close up of Thomas, his eye movement is different.

Goofs

  • In the next scene after Thomas passes James, James is not seen behind Thomas, but when Thomas passes Bertie, James can be seen in the widescreen version.

Videos

How Does Emily Get to the Station?

Characters

Locations

Video

Percy Pulls Out of the Station

Characters

Videos

Toby is Surprised to see...

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • When Toby looks up at the church, his eye movement is animated.

Video

Surprise Destinations

Characters

Goofs

  • Towards the end of this segment, Emily has Gordon's whistle sound.

Videos

Thomas Trundles Out of the Station

Characters

Video

Thomas and the Mast

Characters

Video

Being on Time

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Videos

Thomas and Percy Play Hide and Seek

Characters

Locations

Video

Truck Trouble

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • In one of the scenes of Thomas and Percy pushing the trucks against each other, Thomas' eyes are wonky.
  • When Percy is pushing the trucks, a wire can be seen underneath him.

Video

Which Way Should Thomas and Emily Go?

Characters

Locations

Video

Sharing

Characters

Locations

Videos

Sharing Trucks

Characters

Video

The Children Wait For Gordon

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Goofs

  • Wires can be seen underneath Edward's wheels.

Video

What Thomas Needs to do in the Winter

Characters

Video

Helping One Another

Characters

Locations

Video

What Makes Percy Feel Better?

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • Percy is mistakenly said to have a tender.

Video

Henry Huffs Out of the Station

Characters

Videos

Getting There

Characters

Video

Edward Helps Emily Up Gordon's Hill

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • In the last scene of the segment, Edward's eyes are wonky.

Video

Painting James

Characters

Video

How Does Thomas Get to the Timber Yards?

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • When Toby arrives at the Lumber Mill, a steam platform can be seen.

Video

Diesel Engines and Steam Engines are Different

Characters

Locations

Banana Tricks

Characters

Which Engine for Which Job?

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • Annie is facing the wrong way.

Which Way Should Thomas Go?

Characters

Locations

Thomas Looks for Mavis

Characters

Locations

Which Diesel Engine with Which Steam Engine?

Characters

Locations

Which Things are the Same?

Characters

Locations

Who's Under the Coal Dust?

Characters

Goofs

  • For guessing of Emily under the coal-dust, the narrator should have said, "Henry and Gordon have short funnels."

Videos

Same Colour

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Videos

Thomas and the Shape Bridge

Characters

Video

Getting to the Washdown

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The learning segment is filmed in 4:3 fullscreen and was cropped in 16:9 widescreen on the Together on the Tracks UK/AUS DVD.

Videos

Emily Respects

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The scene in the beginning is longer when it aired on TV then it was on DVD.
  • A scene of the three scenes together is only shown on TV airings.
  • There's an extended stock footage from Respect for Gordon only shown on TV.

Videos

Which Load for Which Party?

Characters

Videos

Which Load to Which Station?

Characters

Trivia

  • When the segment was released on the Official UK Youtube channel, the beginning is extended.

Videos

What Route Should Thomas Take?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Video

Changing Sounds

Characters

Locations

Videos

What's New at the Station?

Characters

Video

Getting to Bluff's Cove

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • On the Official UK Youtube Channel, a line for Thomas was added saying "Thank you Percy" and the scene of Thomas going up Gordon's Hill and entering Kellsthorpe Station is extended.

Goofs

  • When Thomas passes the Windmill, Annie is facing the wrong way.

Videos

Seeing in the Dark

Characters

Video

Percy in the Dark

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • When the Learning Segment was uploaded on the Official UK Youtube Channel on 3rd November 2014, additional scenes of Cranky loading a cargo on Percy's flatbed, Percy leaving the docks and Percy figuring out Harold were added. A few extended scenes and the narrator saying "What do you think?" was also added.

Goofs

  • In the UK narration, when Percy arrives at the village, the narrator says trucks, but Percy only has one truck.

Videos

What is Thomas Thinking Of?

Characters

Locations

Videos

Which Load for Which Route?

Characters

Locations

Videos

What Makes Thomas Happy?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • When the Learning Segment was released on DVD, an additional scene of Thomas arriving at Peel Station is added.

Goofs

  • When Thomas leaves Peel Station, the children are still on the platform.

Video

Which Engine for Which Job?

Characters

Video

Job Destinations

Characters

Videos

Where Can Neville Find Salty?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • When the Learning Segment was uploaded on the Official UK Youtube channel on 16th December 2014, an extended scene of the Windmill, Neville leaving the cement works, an additional scene of Neville arriving at the docks and the narrator saying "Neville has looked at the quarry and he's looked at the cement works" were added.

Goofs

  • The narrator said that Bill and Ben will always be found working at the Cement Works, but they actually work at the Clay Pitts.

Videos

Knowing What to do?

Characters

Locations

Video

Fixing the Engines

Characters

Trivia

  • When the segment was released on the Official Youtube channel, Gordon's squeaking noise is absent.

Goofs

  • Throughout the whole Learning Segment, Gordon is missing his steam pipes and piston cylinders.

Videos

Being Kind

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Stock footage from James Goes Too Far is used.
  • When the segment aired on TV, the beginning is longer than on the DVD and music is played when Edward helps Henry up Gordon's Hill.

Goofs

  • In the TV version, Henry's chuffing noise is heard before he moved.

Videos

What Can Cool Thomas Down?

Characters

Videos

Cool Down Delivery

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Videos

Getting Up Gordon's Hill

Characters

Locations

Video

What does Toby see?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This learning segment was first released on DVD, but it was never released on TV in any Season 9 Airings. It was released in a Season 11 and Season 12 airing.

Videos

What Goes Where?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This learning segment is only on DVD.

Video

Who Respects Whom?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This Learning Segment was never released on television, but it was made in production in 2005 and after the ninth season ended production and finished airing, this was uploaded on the Official UK Youtube Channel on 29th December 2014 during the CGI era.
  • This Learning Segment is the first and only segment not to use American narration, making this a UK only/exclusive Learning Segment.

Video

Where is Henry's Coal?

Characters

Locations

Videos

How Does Thomas Feel?

Characters

Video

How are Thomas and Percy Different?

Characters

Video

Who Can Take Them?

Characters

Locations

Videos

What's Found Where?

Characters

Locations

Video

New Parts for James

Characters

Video

Who Will Percy See?

Characters

Locations

Videos

Help From Your Friends

Characters

Locations

Videos

Who Should Take the Telegraph Pole?

Characters

Video

Which Outfit for Which Occasion?

Characters

Locations

Video

Toby's New Shed

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Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This is the only Learning Segment to be named after an episode.

Video

Percy's Story

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • A poster of Bulgy can be seen in the widescreen version.

Video

Mavis as a Steam Engine

Characters

Video

Which Friend is in Which Shed?

Characters

Goofs

  • When the segment was uploaded on the Official Youtube Channel, some of the beginning was cut of the narrator saying, "Thomas and his friends are playing a game".

Video

Which Track for Henry?

Characters

Locations

Video

Old Route New Route

Characters

Locations

Video

Over the Bridge

Characters

Video

Right Sized Engine for the Job

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • When Henry stopped, Rocky has his sad face.

Video

Emily Chuffs Out of the Station

Characters

Video

Which Engine Should go to Which Building?

Characters

Locations

Video

Toby's Favourite Place

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Videos

Emily's Favourite Place

Characters

Video

Diesels and Steamers

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Stock footage from Learning Segments, Steamies and Diesels Sounds and an extended stock footage of Being Blue is used.

Video

What is Henry Thinking Of?

Characters

Video

What Does Harold See?

Characters

Video

Which Load for Rosie?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The balloon load for one of the trucks is owned by Twitter user TomsProps.

Merchandise

  • Motor Road and Rail (grey balloon trucks; discontinued outside Asia)
  • TrackMaster (grey balloon trucks (UK), green balloon trucks (US); discontinued)

Videos

Clever Percy

Characters

Goofs

  • The audio is out of sync when the segment was uploaded on the Official Youtube Channel.

Video

Up and Down the Hill

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This is the only Learning Segment to feature a narrow gauge engine.

Videos

Percy's Treasure

Characters

Videos

Where Is Salty's Favourite Place to Work?

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • An extended stock footage of the Learning Segment, Old Route, New Route is used.

Video

Happy or Sad?

Characters

Locations

Goofs

  • James's smokebox is the same color as his paintwork when he was sad.

Video

Being Repainted

Characters

Video

Pulling Coaches

Characters

Video

Who's Going Where

Characters

Video

Spot the Difference

Characters

Video

Tough Trucks

Characters

Video

Thomas' Puzzle Parts

Characters

Video

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