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Meet the Steam Team was a series of online videos uploaded to the Thomas and Friends YouTube Channel. The videos are narrated by John Hasler and Joseph May as Thomas in their respective dubs. Each video focuses on a specific character from the post-2018 Steam Team (excluding Thomas), their personalities and the jobs they do, with some specific scenes using specially-animated footage. The first video was released on 30 March 2019.

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Trivia

Meet Percy

Meet Percy is the first video to be released for the Meet the Steam Team series. It was originally released on 30th March 2019.

Description

Meet the Steam Team! Today we want to introduce Percy. Percy is the youngest engine in the group, but that does not stop him from working hard. Percy is curious about the world, a bit careless, and very brave. With a kind heart Percy is a friend to all and always ready to assist others

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Locations

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Goofs

  • In a graphic showing Percy delivering mail across the Island of Sodor, he is shown running along the Skarloey Railway.
  • When Percy turns around on the turntable, the ground is layered above the turntable hut.
  • Thomas states that Percy is the youngest member of the Steam Team. This is untrue, as Rebecca is the youngest member.

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Meet Rebecca

Meet Rebecca is the second video to be released for the Meet the Steam Team series. It was officially released on 6th April 2019, although it appeared on the official website early on 4th April 2019.

Description

Rebecca is a very cheerful and happy engine. She is painted sunshine yellow which reflects her positive outlook on life. Rebecca always sees the best in others and enjoys helping everyone around her feel good about themselves. Despite her warm nature, Rebecca is not afraid to stand up for herself or her friends. She is a big, strong tender engine who is not intimidated by the more experienced engines on the railway. Rebecca is the number 22 engine.

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Additional Cast

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  • William Hope as Edward
  • Teresa Gallagher as Belle
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Rob Rackstraw as Troublesome Trucks

Locations

Trivia

Goofs

  • When Rebecca and Gordon sing the line "Oh, it's lovely to pull the great express" as they are going off-screen, their lips do not move to match the words.
  • The video description misspells "engine" as "egngine".

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Meet James

Meet James is the third video to be released for the Meet the Steam Team series. It was officially released on 13th April 2019 and 2nd July 2019 in the UK channel, although it appeared on the official website early on 9th April 2019.

Description

James is the No. 5 red engine. He is a medium-sized engine whose six driving wheels are not as big as Gordon's but not as small as Thomas'. He has a fine scarlet coat and brass dome and thinks of himself as a Really Splendid Engine. Occasionally this leads to misguided ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a distinguished engine, invariably landing James in trouble.

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Trivia

Goofs

  • When James is being coupled up to his coaches, the rivets around his rear coupling hook are floating.
  • When James is in his black livery, his boiler bands remain gold rather than turning red.
  • In the UK dub of the video, when it was first released, the dialogue for the line "what an important job I'm doing; so very important," was missing. This was, somewhat, corrected by using the US recording of the line, but part of the word “What” was taken out, and the remainder of the line does not match James' mouth movement.  This was eventually corrected once again with an actual recording of the UK voice saying it.

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Meet Emily

Meet Emily is the fourth video to be released for the Meet the Steam Team series. It was originally released on 20th April 2019.

Description

Emily is a beautiful emerald green engine with shiny paintwork and gleaming brass fittings. She is always ready to help a friend. She is the newest member of the Steam Team.

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Locations

Trivia

  • Though the video states that Emily is a mixed-traffic engine, in reality her class was designed specifically for express passenger work and would not be suitable for goods trains.

Goofs

  • The description states that Emily is the newest member of the Steam Team. In actuality, this is no longer true by this point as Nia and Rebecca are now the newest members.
  • When Emily is braking, her leading wheels are shown to be sparking, despite having no brakes.
  • Emily's front wheels clip through her front bogey when her body moves around.

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Meet Gordon

Meet Gordon is the fifth video to be released for the Meet the Steam Team series. It was originally released on 27th April 2019.

Description

Gordon is the No. 4 blue engine who pulls the express. As the senior member of the engine family, he is the fastest and most powerful of Sir Topham Hatt's team - and he knows it. He is goodhearted, always willing to forgive, and uses his superior strength to help smaller engines out of trouble.

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Additional Cast

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Trivia

  • The events of Edward and Gordon and Paint Pots and Queens are referenced in the video.
  • This is the first time Gordon pulls the red express coaches since the opening sequence for the eleventh series.
  • The Lady with the Big Hat was used to represent the Queen, but to cover this up, the people in the crowd were strategically arranged so that only her hat and hand could be seen amongst them.
  • The Guard in the brake coach breaks the fourth wall by saying "hello" to the audience.

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Meet Nia

Meet Nia is the sixth and final video to be released for the Meet the Steam Team series. It was originally released on 4th May 2019.

Description

Nia is a tank engine from the African country of Kenya and a new member of the Steam Team on Sodor. She is a real optimist with a great sense of fun. She is also driven by a strong moral compass and takes being fair and kind to others seriously. She is not afraid to speak her mind when she needs to. Nia is both thoughtful and practical and often comes up with very creative ideas. Her kind heart and infectious enthusiasm never fail to win over others in the end.

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Trivia

  • Nia uses two Swahili phrases in the video: the first, "nakutakia siku njema" means "I wish you a good day" and the second, "lala salama" means "sleep safely".
    • Thomas is also able to understand these phrases perfectly, which implies that he has learned the phrases off of Nia.
    • Due to Nia saying “sleep safely” to Thomas at the sheds, she does not say “Good night, Thomas.” during the ending as she does in all the other videos in the series.
  • Thomas' ending monologue referencing a follow-up is incorrect, as this is the final video in the series.

Goofs

  • When Nia is shunting trucks in the yard, her buffers do not touch those of the trucks as they are too low down.
  • When Nia is backing into the sheds, she has no crew in her cab.

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