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This list is for human characters who only appear in the television series, listed in chronological order. For characters that first or only appear in the Railway Series see: Minor Human Characters in the Railway Series. For characters that appear in either the annual stories or the magazine stories see: Minor Human Characters in the Annual Stories or Minor Human Characters in the Magazine Stories, respectively.

The Storyteller


The Storyteller was asked to open a new library, but first Thomas had to show her a special part of the line to give her inspiration for a story. Thomas, however, was delayed helping James, Emily and Percy, but luckily the storyteller knew what to do: she made a story about Thomas. She appears to be good friends with Lady Hatt.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Music Videos

Learning Segments

Annual Stories

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • The Storyteller's figurine is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • She was used as a background character.
  • Her body from the fifth series onwards was originally used for the Queen.


The Injured Sailor


After he injured his hand during the regatta, Harold brought him to Duck and Duck to Bertie, who then took him to the hospital.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Trivia

  • A large scale model of the Injured Sailor was built but went unused. This head was later reused for the Lighthouse Keeper.


The Quarry-Master


The Quarry-master was in charge of China Clay works. When a rock-slide started at the quarry, the quarry-master was nearly left behind, but he clambered aboard one of the trucks just in time.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors


The Portly Man


The Portly Man, Jem Cole, Farmer Trotter and two other men went on a search for Duke. He found Duke after accidentally falling through the roof of his shed and landing on his saddletank.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • He was effectively the replacement for The Fat Clergyman in the television series.
  • In the fifth series his head and body were both repainted and used with different parts, the head with a yellow sweater and the body with a passenger's head, which would become the Captain's in the seventh series.


The Firelighter


The Firelighter is a specialist workman who helps out with lighting fires for steam engines. He wears a blue coat, white shirt, black tie and brown overalls and cap.

The Firelighter once came to see why Gordon's fire would not light. He then found out that there were "gremlins" in Gordon's fire.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors


The Special Visitor


Mr Walsh, known as The Special Visitor, came to the Island of Sodor to build a new playground for the children as their old one had closed. He, along with the Fat Controller, utilised Harold to see possible areas for the new playground. As a result, rumours spread amongst the engines that they were to be replaced by Harold, but these were found to be untrue after Gordon's accident in a tunnel. From the crash, he found the perfect sand for the new playground.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Magazine Stories

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • The magazine stories on which Thomas and the Rumours was based states his name is Mr Walsh. In these, he came to Sodor to plan a tunnel.
  • The Special Visitor uses the same small scale model as Jeremiah Jobling.


Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter


Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter was to get married, but Mrs. Kyndley did not have a good luck package for her and so Percy and his crew found one, consisting of Thomas, Old Slow Coach, new buffers and a flat truck. The delighted bride thanked the engines and gave Percy a kiss, much to Thomas' laughter.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors


Harry Topper


Harry Topper runs a fair on the Island of Sodor. He was only mentioned on a banner.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Trivia


Tiger Moth's Pilot


Tiger Moth's pilot is a show-off who has a reputation for flying too low. He later got his comeuppance after he crashed into a haystack, which led to The Fat Controller requesting the pilot be grounded. In his second appearance, he piloted The Hot Air Balloon for the Fat Controller and Lady Hatt but accidentally crashed into a tree.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors

Trivia


The Lighthouse Keeper


The lighthouse keeper is in charge of warning ships that get too close to the rocky shore. In his first appearance, he warned Thomas of eroded tracks on the coastal route. Once, a fuse broke in the lighthouse, so Salty suggested to the lighthouse keeper that Fergus' flywheel be used to power the generator.

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Voice Actors

Trivia

  • In the music video Down by the Docks he had the head of one of Sir Topham Hatt's assistants.


The Railway Board


These are a group of men who help run the North Western Railway and make decisions about which engines to keep. For some reason, they prefer to ride in Bertie. They also look very much alike.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

They are present in the book, Thomas' Island Tour, though none are seen.

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Trivia


The Smelter's Yard Manager


The Smelter's Yard Manager is in charge of the Sodor Ironworks. He praised Thomas, Percy and Duck for their good work and asked for one of them to continue the work, to which Duck nominated Thomas.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors


The Coaling Plant Manager


The Coaling Plant Manager is in charge of The Coaling Plant. He told off Percy for going on the tipper loading ramp and reported this to the Fat Controller. He was later tricked by Thomas and Percy in giving Henry a long line of trucks to pull. He also got cross with James for being late shunting trucks at the coaling and tried to warn Gordon that the latter had taken on Henry's special coal, but Gordon ignored him.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Common Room Segments

Voice Actors


Mr. Jolly


Mr. Jolly is the owner of Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory.

Every day, one of the engines has to go to the factory where their trucks are filled with Mr. Jolly's world famous chocolate bars and other confections. His chocolate is so popular that, on occasion, Harold has been employed to deliver it to places that the engines cannot get to.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Trivia

  • Mr. Jolly has never physically appeared in the television series, however an illustration of his face appears on the factory's logo and merchandise of him as a figure exist.

Merchandise


The Vet

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During a heavy snow storm, the Fat Controller arranged for Toby and Henrietta to deliver the Vet to Farmer McColl, as he was in needed of a vet's help when his sheep started lambing.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • His body is reused from the Special Visitor.


The Captain


The Captain was in charge of the Brendam Tramp Steamer that was heading for Brendam Docks. During the ship's voyage, a distant lighthouse lost power. Thanks to the quick-thinking of Salty, Fergus was attached to the Lighthouse's generator, thus keeping the captain and his ship safe. The next morning, he thanked Salty and Fergus for their hard work.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors


The Fisherman


The fisherman goes out to sea to catch fish near the Norramby Fishing Village, though he can be seen working at other places.

Once, Thomas was sent to collect some fish and was impatient with the workmen. The fisherman teased him and told him to enjoy the smell of fish, in which Thomas snorted in disgust.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors


The Tailor


After the Fat Controller received a kilt as a present from Lord Callan, he had it measured for him by the tailor.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Learning Segments

He also appeared had a cameo appearance in a ninth series learning segment.

Voice Actors

Trivia


Dusty Miller


Dusty Miller has his own windmill for making flour on Toby's Branch Line. He also sometimes helps out at the Hillside Mill near the Skarloey Railway. He is good friends with Toby and Lady Hatt.

When his windmill was struck by lightning, Toby wanted to help. That chance came sooner than expected when Toby came across a tree and asked if he could use it to rebuild the mill. When the windmill was rebuilt, the miller named it Toby's Windmill in thanks.

Thomas once mistook him for The Man in the Hills because he was covered in so much flour that it made him look white.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Magazine stories

Voice Actors

Merchandise

Trivia

  • Early sketches for the CGI model call him "Windy Miller". By coincidence, this name was used for a character in the 1966 children's show "Camberwick Green".
  • Dusty Miller was the last character created by David Mitton before he left the production team.
  • In the twelfth series, he grew a moustache.
  • His figurine is currently on display at Drayton Manor.


Headmaster Hastings


Headmaster Hastings is the headmaster of Strawberry Grove School. One day, Duncan was pulling an organ for the school when his whistle shot off into a field and Headmaster Hastings used the organ as a replacement.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors

Trivia


The First Teacher


This teacher was once a passenger on Rheneas' train. She was the teacher of a group of kids while they were on a trip to the Skarloey Railway. Rheneas went down the wrong track during the trip and went very fast, almost causing the Teacher to lose her hat. Then, he splashed under a waterfall and the Teacher covered her eyes. She was glad when the trip was over and was looking forward to tea.

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Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors


Dryaw FC Coach


The Dryaw FC Coach has only appeared in the episode Thomas and the Moles from The Pack. He hired the Sodor Construction Company to clear debris from the Dryaw FC car park after a bad storm and needed the additional help of Buster to flatten out mole hills on the football field.

He loosely resembles the Fat Controller.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Trivia

  • The Dryaw FC coach's Pack scale model is now owned by twitter user IsaacM6991.
  • His head was modified for a carpenter in Calling All Engines!.
    • A gauge 1 scale figure was made for the coach but not used. The head of this figure is on a carpenter (as mentioned above) at Drayton Manor.


The Piano Lady


The Piano Lady arranged for Isobella to deliver her piano. When Isobella was in danger of falling off the Old Quarry Bridge, she and Miss Jenny encouraged Kelly to rescue her.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends


The Experts


The Experts were hired by the Fat Controller and the Sodor Construction Company to examine a complete dinosaur skeleton uncovered by Oliver. They are referred to as "the expert with the red moustache" and "the expert with the fuzzy beard"

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Trivia

  • Their bodies were refurnished for the Dairy and Ice Cream factory managers (below).


The Ice-Cream Factory Manager


The Ice-Cream Factory Manager manages the Sodor Ice Cream Factory. One summer's day, he asked Thomas to collect cream, strawberries and cocoa powder for the ice cream lady at the beach as she had run out of ice cream. After Thomas returned, he asked him if he could deliver the ice cream to the beach once it was finished, much to Thomas' disappointment, for he had wanted to help take children to the beach.

Later, when the Fat Controller asked Thomas to collect milk from the dairy to make ice cream for the children's summer party at Maithwaite, Thomas went quickly to show Emily he could be fast. When he arrived at the factory, the manager was shocked to see that the milk was almost butter. He explained to Thomas that milk turns to butter when it is shaken for a long time and sent Thomas back to the dairy to collect more milk.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • His body is shared with the Dairy Manager (below) and is refurbished from the dinosaur experts (above).


The Dairy Manager


The Dairy Manager manages the Sodor Dairy. His uniform consists of white trousers, a black tie, a white jacket over it and a white hat.

The Dairy Manager once arranged with the Fat Controller for Thomas to deliver Sodor's stinkiest cheese to Brendam Docks. On Mr. Percival's birthday, Thomas mistook him for The Man in the Hills. He later arranged with Sir Robert Norramby for Stephen to collect milk from the Dairy for Ulfstead Castle's afternoon tea.

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Voice Actors


The Airport Manager


Following the construction of the Sodor Airport, Thomas was shunting trucks nearby, when they derailed and crashed into a nearby water tower, causing it to fall over and crack the runway. The Airport Manager inspected the damage and determined that unless it could be cleared away, the aeroplane set to land would have to go back. After most of the wreckage was cleared away, the manager telephoned to have Harvey clear the tracks, but he was on the other side of the island.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Voice Actors


The Famous Artist


Percy was asked to show the painter around Sodor so he could paint a picture, but the painter was fussy and complained at sights like the beach and the viaduct. Percy finally lost his temper and shouted at the painter, but the painter got an idea: painting Percy.

The painter fits the stereotypical image of a painter: he has a moustache and a French accent (in the US narration) and dresses in a smock and beret.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Trivia

  • His head is modified from the Airport Manager.

Voice Actors


The Baker


When Thomas brought milk churns to the Bakery to make cakes for the children's summer party at Maithwaite, the baker told him that he needed butter, not milk. Thomas told him to look inside; the baker saw that the milk was now butter due to Thomas travelling fast.

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Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors


"Dusty" Dave


Dave the Miller, nicknamed "Dusty" Dave, runs his own flour business.

Thomas once sought out his help in looking for a truck of flour at the Sodor Flour Mill.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors

Trivia


Alice

This article is about 'the little girl'. You may be looking for 'the coach'.


Alice is a young girl who lives on High Farm. She is good friends with Thomas and, presumably, Rosie. Her mum phoned for help when Thomas was trapped in a landslide. She was later seen amongst Bertie's passengers when he got stuck in the mud on his way to the medal ceremony for a brave firefighter.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors


The Admiral


The Admiral is a naval officer who was to be taken by Thomas to open the Sodor Maritime Museum, but when Thomas went on a journey looking for treasure he ended up being late, so Harold took the Admiral instead. When Thomas finally found the treasure the Admiral was soon on hand to dig it up and declared that the treasure would be the most important thing in the museum.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Learning Segments

Voice Actors


The Carpenter

A signal box broke down, slowing traffic on the Main Line to a standstill. Gordon was asked to collect an engineer from Maron, but he mistakenly collected a carpenter, who thought Gordon was taking him to Brendam.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voices Actors


The Engineers


After Gordon discovered his mistake, he reversed along Thomas' line to Maron, but was stopped at Abbey by Douglas, who was stranded there. Gordon, however, had the idea of sending Douglas to Wellsworth to tell Donald to collect the engineer and then ferry him up the line. The plan worked and the line returned to normal.

A second engineer later fixed Peter Sam when he collided with some buffers and was a passenger on Bertie when he overheated. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and after party.

Both engineers were later called to inspect the ground of the recently dug cutting for the Harwick Branch Line, which they deemed to be unsafe.

Appearances

The Brown-haired Engineer

Thomas & Friends

Specials

The Blond-haired Engineer

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • They are is known as mechanics in the US narration.


The Magician


This magician was once hired to entertain at a party and asked Thomas to collect several objects for his grand finale. Thomas rustled everything together in time and the magician then temporarily gift-wrapped Thomas in them.

The Magician has a stereotypical Italian accent and wears a tuxedo and top hat.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors

Merchandise


The School Choir


The School Choir were on their way to a concert when Thomas broke down. The choir consists of four children and one adult choirmaster. The choir members go to Strawberry Grove School.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends


The Tree Specialists


The Tree Specialists, also known as The Special Woodsmen or just simply Woodsmen, are workmen who do many tasks related to trees. They specialise in fixing damaged trees. They occasionally work at the Whispering Woods.

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Voice Actors


The Percival Children


Mr. and Mrs. Percival have five children, including twins named Patrick and Pansy. Unlike their parents, the twins are redheads. On their birthday, they were given a trip in a hot air balloon as a present.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Magazine Stories

Trivia

  • A magazine fact file details the names of the children as Peter, Paul, Patrick, Pansy and Penny. However, this cannot be correct as the television series episodes show the twins with two girls and one boy and even then they are not always the same children.
  • Patrick and Pansy are the first male-female twins of the series.


Miss Mary Marvel


Miss Mary Marvel is a famous storyteller who came to the Skarloey Railway to tell a story about Proteus.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Magazine Stories


The Bargeman


The Bargeman owns a barge used to transport loads along the canals of the Skarloey Railway. He seems to be familiar with some of the engines on the narrow gauge railway as well as Colin. He appears to own the "Sodor Maid" canal boat. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of Sodor and party.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Magazine Stories


The Fireman


The Fireman is a brave and heroic firefighter. He once saved Lady Hatt's cat from a tree and was presented with a medal at a special medal ceremony held at Maithwaite by Sir Topham and Lady Hatt. He now appears to be working with Flynn. He was present at the unveiling ceremony for the new alarm at the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Magazine Stories


The Balloon Repairman


The Balloon Repairman once repaired the Red Balloon so that the Percival twins could take a birthday ride. He did not have enough material with him to mend the balloon so he had to use Duncan's birthday banner.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • In the UK and French narrations, the balloon repairman has the same voice as the Fat Controller.


The Mainland Controller


The Mainland Controller is in charge of the Mainland Railway. Percy mentioned him when he told Thomas how fun Charlie is.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends


Bridget Hatt's Friends


Bridget Hatt's friends are first seen going to Bridget Hatt's birthday party. Their favourite colour is pink.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Magazine Stories

Voice Actors


The Second Teacher


The Second Teacher is a character who first appeared in the twelfth series. She works as a school teacher and is a frequent user of the North Western Railway. She can sometimes be seen with a man and a small boy which may be her husband and son. One of her hobbies is bird watching. She was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's Sodor tour and party. Once she was in Annie and was trying to open a window because it was hot inside, only for Annie's window to stuck. She also served as a judge at The Great Railway Show. She has also been seen in Senegal, the United States, Brazil and Australia.

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Thomas & Friends

Specials

Videos

Magazine Stories

Voice Actors


The Bakers


Two bakers have been seen working at the bakery. One of them is short and stout while the other is tall and has a moustache.

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Voice Actors

The Tall Baker

The Fat Baker


The Bird Watcher


The Bird Watcher is a fan of bird watching and a supporter of Sodor United football team. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and party. When Thomas made up "Geoffrey", The Bird Watcher wanted to take a picture of the engine.

He somewhat resembles the Fat Controller.

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Thomas & Friends

Specials

Videos

Magazine Stories

Voice Actors


Sodor United Football Team


The Sodor United Football Team (The Sodor United Soccer Team in the American version) is a football/soccer team that is based on Sodor. Emily was once tasked with the job of washing the team's kits but got distracted trying to help her friends when they didn't need any help. Thomas and James were tasked with taking spectators see them play, however both engines decided to race and James, being impatient, left the Barrow team at Brendam Docks, delaying the game.

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Voice Actors


The Laundry Lady


The Laundry Lady is a cleaning lady who washes clothes for people on Sodor. She also cleaned the Sodor United football team's kits.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Magazine stories

Voice Actors


The Search and Rescue Manager


The Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Manager, also known as The Search and Rescue Manager, is in charge of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre.

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Thomas & Friends

Specials

Voice Actors


The Schoolchildren


The Schoolchildren were upset because they had to stand in the rain when their school's roof leaked. When Diesel arrived at the school with the slate to fix the roof, they shouted and cheered for him.

A schoolboy later cheered for Flynn when the fire engine arrived to fight a fire. A group of children once commented on Stafford not making any noise, prompting the electric engine to learn some steam engine noises.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Voice Actors

  • In the UK, Teresa Gallagher provides the voices of the boy at Maithwaite station, all of the children in Diesel's Special Delivery, the schoolboy in Race to the Rescue, the children in Gordon and Ferdinand, the children at Bluff's Cove in Toby and Bash, all of the children that speak in Steamie Stafford and the children in Not Now, Charlie! In the US narration, the children in Diesel's Special Delivery, Gordon and Ferdinand and Steamie Stafford are all voiced by Jules de Jongh. Teresa Gallagher voices a schoolboy in the UK and US versions of The Adventure Begins. Gallagher also voices the schoolchildren in Lost Property in both the UK and the US.

Trivia

  • One of the boys who is seen a lot in the television series is revealed to be named George in a magazine story.


The Ginger-haired Boy


The Ginger-haired Boy is a little boy with ginger hair and glasses who has appeared in various episodes since the twelfth series. He once asked Thomas to find a hat for the children's snowman before the "Snowman Party" began. He and a girl waved to James, who was not paying attention due to his attitude of pulling rubbish.

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Thomas & Friends

Specials

Magazine Stories

Voice Actors


The Blond-haired Boy


The Blond-haired Boy is a little boy with blond hair and blue eyes. He once broke his leg and needed to get back to Sodor before Christmas and luckily Connor got him there in time. 

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Thomas & Friends

Specials

Videos

Voice Actors


Dowager Hatt's Friends


Dowager Hatt's Friends are two elderly ladies. They often go on trips with Bertie to different places, such as Bluff's Cove. They also seem to be thrill-seekers like Dowager Hatt. One is occasionally seen without the other. Sometimes they can be seen with an elderly gentleman whom they seem to be good friends with (one of the ladies can even be seen kissing him at one point). They were some of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and after party at Knapford. One of them was presented with a bouquet of flowers from a member of the railway staff on Sodor Surprise Day. One of them also served as a judge at The Great Railway Show. It is known that one of the ladies is named Lady Toffington. Whilst she was in covering for Sir Topham Hatt as head of the railway, Dowager Hatt ordered Edward to pick up a cake and take it to Vicarstown for her.

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Thomas & Friends

Specials

Videos

Magazine Stories

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The Great Composer


The Great Composer once visited Sodor looking for inspiration. Unfortunately, the wind blew away the song he wrote and his concert was performed by Thomas, Percy, James, Gordon, Emily and Mavis. It was received well by the audience.

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Thomas & Friends

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Music Videos

Magazine Stories

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Trivia

  • The Great Composer appears to be modelled after Robert Hartshorne who was the music composer of the series at the time.


The Medieval Thieves


Back when King Godred was the king of Sodor, three thieves broke into Ulfstead Castle and stole the king's golden crown, hiding it in a chest hidden in Ulfstead Mine. The thieves were eventually caught, but the crown was never seen again until it was rediscovered by Stephen many centuries later.

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Thomas & Friends

Specials


The Two Climbers


The Two Climbers were stranded on the cliffs by Callan Castle while climbing. Luckily, Harold came to rescue them.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos


The Welsh Bird Watcher


The Welsh Bird Watcher regularly travelled up and down Thomas' Branch Line looking through a pair of binoculars. This confused Thomas, Annie and Clarabel who thought he was an inspector. Thomas decided to ask the man who said he was not an inspector at all; he was actually a bird watcher looking for a very rare bird.

Later, the bird watcher pulled the emergency cable inside Annie in a moment of excitement. He explained that he had heard the rare bird and wanted to have a look at it. The guard sternly told the man that spotting a bird was not an emergency. When Thomas tried to pull away, there was a problem; Annie had developed a wheel flat and could not move properly. All of the passengers had to squeeze into Clarabel and they were very cross with the bird watcher. Thomas was cross about having to leave Annie behind, too. The Fat Controller scolded the bird watcher who apologised for his actions.

Thomas refused to forgive the man for damaging Annie and refused to pick him up the next day which caused Thomas to be reprimanded by the Fat Controller. Some time later, the Welsh bird watcher managed to find his rare bird at Maithwaite.

He is not to be confused with the bird watcher who appeared in the thirteenth series episode, Henry's Good Deeds.

He seems to be acquainted with The Lady in the Pink Shirt as he was seen with his arm around her in many episodes.

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Thomas & Friends

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Videos

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The Lady with the Big Hat


The Lady with the Big Hat pulled the emergency cable when Thomas refused to stop at her station to pick up the Welsh Bird Watcher. Earlier on, Annie had joked that her hat would be too big to fit through her carriage doors. She also once visited Australia.

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Thomas & Friends

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Voice Actors

Trivia

  • There are different models of her seen, one with a hat and one without a hat.
  • In the Nitrogen era, her skirt was coloured cream, but ever since the Arc era, it is the same colour as her dress.


The Deputy Minister


The Deputy Minister arrived on Sodor to present Sir Topham Hatt with an award for "Services to Transport". The Deputy Minister arrived on Spencer, who was so busy trying to get the minister to the station in time, that he caused confusion and was diverted onto a branch line. When they finally did arrive at Knapford, the Deputy Minister said he was not impressed and refused to travel home with Spencer. Throughout the day, the other engines all competed to be given the special job of taking the minister home. Due to all their rushing about, the engines caused a lot of trouble. The Fat Controller offered to lend the minister his car to get home, but Spencer said that he had learned from his mistakes and that he wanted a second chance. The minister agreed to give both Spencer and the railway a second chance. The minister returned to Sodor the next day and was impressed with what he saw while the engines worked normally. He then presented a special trophy to the Fat Controller.

The Deputy Minister lives on the Mainland and reads the Sodor Times newspaper. He can be firm at times, but can also be understanding.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Music Videos

Voice Actors


The Blue Mountain Quarry Manager


The Blue Mountain Quarry Manager is in charge of the Blue Mountain Quarry.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends


The Groundsman


The Groundsman also known as The Grounds Keeper works on Sir Robert Norramby's estate tending to the grounds.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Music Videos

Voice Actors


The Postman


The Postman delivers mail on the Island of Sodor. Once, Samson mistook his bike for some scrap, which annoyed him. He chased after Samson and his truck of scrap and managed to get to the scrap yard, with the aid of Bertie, just in time to save his bike.

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Thomas & Friends

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Trivia

  • He resembles Tom Tipper, though it is currently unknown whether or not they are the same character.


Barrow Football Fan


The Barrow Football Fan was visiting from the Mainland for a special football match. She commented on James' red livery as that is also her favourite team's colour.

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Voice Actors

Trivia

  • Her model is just a redress of The Lady with the Big Hat.


Barrow Football Team


The Barrow Football Team (The Barrow Soccer Team in the US) is a football/soccer team from Barrow-in-Furness in England. They arrived on Sodor to have a football/soccer match against Sodor United. James was meant to collect them, but left them behind due to racing against Thomas on who was the best. Percy had to pick them up, along with the firm and cross Fat Controller.

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Thomas & Friends

Voice Actors


Albert

This article is about 'the workman'. You may be looking for 'the Furness Railway engine or the Mid Sodor Railway engine'.


Albert is a workman who was waiting for Thomas at Knapford after transporting a mother and her baby. He told Thomas that they were his wife and son and thanked him for looking after them. Realising that they had not picked a name for him, Albert and his wife decided to name him Thomas after the day's events.

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Thomas & Friends

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Albert's Wife


Albert's Wife is an unnamed woman and Thomas the Baby's mother.

One day, she walked onto the platform at Knapford pushing her baby in a pram and climbed aboard Thomas' train. When they stopped at the signal, she tried to calm her baby down whilst the passengers started getting annoyed at his constant noise. She had to get off at Ffarquhar with her baby. The mother and her baby waited to get back on the train at Ffarquhar. The baby continued crying every time Thomas stopped at every station. Once they got back to Knapford, the mother kept trying to calm her baby. Thomas asked the Fat Controller if he could miss his break and take the mother and her baby on a journey with no stops at every station, so they could both get some rest and thought it was a very kind idea and so had it arranged. Thomas took mother and her baby along his branch line without any stops at every station as not only did her baby fall fast asleep, but also his mother. When Thomas returned to Knapford, she decided to name him Thomas after the day's events.

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Thomas & Friends

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Trivia

  • There is another woman that shares the same model as her, but with different clothing.
  • In the nineteenth series, her skin changed from black to white.


Thomas the Baby


Thomas is a baby boy who is Albert's son. He annoyed Thomas, Annie, Clarabel and their passengers with his consistent crying especially when Thomas would stop at a station, but seemed to stop crying whenever Thomas continued to pull his train. So he and his coaches decided to give the baby and his mother a ride all around Sodor which drifted him to sleep. As a thank you, Albert and his wife decided to name their baby Thomas.

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The Divers


The Divers were seen with Captain in Arlesburgh Harbour, recovering Captain Calles' treasure from the sea floor, after Skiff capsized and the treasure sank. It can be assumed they work for the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre.

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The Puppet Show Entertainers


The Puppet Show Entertainers were a duo of puppeteers whom Daisy was asked to pick up by the Fat Controller to take to Harwick for a performance for the children. Thinking that they were very special performers, Daisy refused to pick up any other passengers, thinking that she should be at her best. When she picked up the performers, she refused to take their luggage van for the same reason, leaving it behind. When they arrived at Harwick, the puppeteers were disappointed to find that there were no children at the station and that their props had been left at Knapford. With no time to go back to the station to get the props, the puppeteers put on their performance from one of Daisy's windows.

The Female Puppet Show Entertainer appears in some episodes wearing a yellow dress and a yellow sun hat.

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The Museum Manager


The Museum Manager is in charge of the Arlesburgh Maritime Museum.

He was once worried about the pirate ship during a storm.

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Franz


Franz is Hugo's driver and owner. He is a friend of Sir Robert Norramby.

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  • He is likely named after Hugo's basis' designer, Franz Kruckenberg.
  • Franz's body is a modified variant of Sir Robert Norramby with added gloves, a scarf and a different head.


The Great Railway Show Announcer


The Great Railway Show Announcer is the host for The Great Railway Show. He wears a dark grey business casual and a black bowler hat.

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The Great Railway Show Judge


The Great Railway Show Judge is a man who lives on Sodor. When the Great Railway Show was held on the Mainland, he travelled there to judge the Shunting Race (possibly the other races/competitions). He and the other judges decided that Thomas and Ashima should both win the shunting competition.

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  • Despite appearing since the sixteenth series, the Judge did not get a speaking role until The Great Race.
  • The Judge is a modified version of the Grumpy Passenger.


The Great Railway Show Flagman


The Great Railway Show Flagman is a man in charge of giving signals to contenders at The Great Railway Show. Like a guard, he blows a whistle and waves a green flag to let the contenders know when it is time to race. The flagman wears a blue tie, a dark grey casual jacket, a white shirt, a black bowler hat and light grey trousers and also has a moustache.

He later went to China to attend the Dragon Boat Race.

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  • He strongly resembles Charlie Chaplin's character "The Tramp".


Ace's Driver


Ace's Driver is a rally driver. He accompanied Ace on his race around the world through Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. When Ace crashed, he hitched a ride in Thomas' cab to the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Like Ace himself, he is known to be reckless and enjoys speeding down country lanes.

He wears a white racing suit with a red logo on one corner, a brown helmet with a white stripe along the middle and brown racing goggles.

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Cowboys and Cowgirls


Whilst stranded during a visit to the US Southwest, a group of Cowboys and Cowgirls helped Thomas, Ace and the trucks get back on the tracks and reloaded, thanks to Beau (who brought equipment for the re-railing) alerting them of the derailed train.

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The Indian Director


The Indian Director is a Bollywood director in charge of directing a new Bollywood movie. He had Rajiv play a role in the film, while having Thomas deliver supplies for it. While the film was being shot, he unexpectedly saw Thomas bump into some flatbeds the lead actor was supposed to fall onto and instead fell into Thomas' trucks. Even though that wasn't intended to be in the film, the director liked it and decided to keep it in the film.

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The Indian Actor


The Indian Actor is a famous Bollywood actor. He was starring in a Bollywood film that was being made. Thomas was in charge of bringing him to the film set everyday. Once, during filming, he was supposed to jump off Rajiv and "attempt" to jump on some crates, only to fall on a flatbed with some mats on it. Thomas - thinking the actor was in danger - pushed the flatbed out of the way to have the actor fall into his trucks. The actor was furious at Thomas interrupting the scene, but was shocked at the director's decision to keep the scene in the film and at the crowd rushing past him to admire Thomas.

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The Film Crew Leader


The Film Crew Leader is the leader of the film crew. He and the rest of the film crew were being taken by Thomas to the nature reserve to film some Giant Pandas. During the journey, they saw a Red Panda, an Asian Black Bear and even some Giant Pandas. Once they arrived at the Nature Reserve, the film crew leader told Thomas that the Giant Pandas will be looked after the people working in the Nature Reserve (who are dressed as Giant Pandas) and then released back into the wild so they won't disappear forever.

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The Tiger Hunters


While Thomas was working in India, he encountered a pair of tiger hunters.

The duo privately hired Rajiv under the pretence of tiger spotting, but had brought a cage in order to capture one. Shankar noticed this and he and Thomas were able to warn Rajiv, while the pair cleared a tree branch from the line. Rajiv distracted them by taking them in circles around the tiger sanctuary, while Shankar dressed as a tiger to fool them. This gave Thomas enough time to get Charubala and the police, who arrested the pair and locked them in their own cage, while they pleaded it was just a misunderstanding.

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The Indian Police


After being encountered by tiger hunters, Thomas brought the Indian Police. They caught the tiger hunter duo and they arrested them.

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Doctor Claire


Doctor Claire is an Australian doctor that is flown across the country by Isla to help people that are too far away to travel to hospital. The two attempted to go Katherine to rescue people from a cyclone, but the heavy winds from the cyclone forced them to turn back.

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Madeleine


Madeleine is a young girl Thomas met on Christmas Day while working in Australia. She'd lost her Kangaroo toy, which Thomas offered to get back to her and was successful at doing so.

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  • According to Tim Bain, she is named after his daughter.


Madeleine's Parents


Madeleine's Parents are the mother and father of Madeleine.

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Ranger Jill


Ranger Jill is a forest ranger who works within the Kuranda Rainforest in Australia.

One day, while she was looking for a kookaburra, she met Thomas. Thomas helped her for much of the day as an "Assistant Ranger", though she sent him away after he tried to shoo off a koala with his whistle. When Thomas noticed a bushfire, he came back to pick up Ranger Jill and the two were able to save the koalas in the rainforest, except for one named Banjo. Thomas went back and saved Banjo and when he returned Ranger Jill told him the fire fighters were able to get the bushfire under control. She then named a new born crocodile whose egg she found after the tank engine.

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The Crown Thieves


The Thieves are two men who once attempted to steal King Godred's crown from Ulfstead Castle, but were foiled by Toby and Sir Robert Norramby.

The first thief has the deeper voice of the two and is clean-shaven while the second has a beard and a higher-pitched voice.

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The Batucada Players


The Batucada Players are a group of four bandsmen from Brazil. When they missed their train, Thomas gave them a ride to the carnival in Rio de Janeiro in his brake van. They later invited him to kick off the carnival with his whistle.

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The Grumpy Indian Stationmaster


The Grumpy Indian Stationmaster is the stationmaster for the Indian Station. When Thomas first saw him, he was shouting at a chicken farmer.

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The Friendly Indian Stationmaster


The Friendly Indian Stationmaster is the jolly stationmaster who runs Surajpur station. He is considered one of the nicest stationmasters on the Indian Railway by Ashima.

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The Indian Fashion Designer


The Indian Fashion Designer is a famous designer from Surajpur. Thomas once had to deliver some fabrics to her, but ended up accidentally delivering goats instead.

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Mia


Mia is the head of the Museum of Archeology in Italy. She is an expert in archeology and is good friends with Gina.

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Dame Bella's Orchestra


When performing at the Colosseum, Dame Bella was accompanied by her orchestra made up of four players. When Lorenzo took Dame Bella to her concert, they travelled separately with Gina and Beppe by Dame Bella's request. She later began to miss them and regretted treating them so poorly when Lorenzo got lost on the journey.

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Sodor Rangers


The Sodor Rangers are a scout troop. Emily once took them camping.

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Mr. Edwards


Mr. Edwards is a signalman on Sodor. He once left his signal box to get some coal for the fireplace and left Mr. Perkins to answer some fanmail. He has only been mentioned.

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Mrs. Perkins


Mrs. Perkins is the wife of Mr. Perkins. She often makes packed lunches for her busy husband.

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