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Patch is a young teenage boy who lives in Shining Time. He works with Burnett Stone.


Patch was the first person, other than Burnett Stone, to discover the location of the workshop where Lady was hidden away deep inside Muffle Mountain. Patch later went on to befriend Lily and took her for a ride on his horse on the ground above the dormant Magic Railroad tracks.




  • In the original script for the film, Patch would also have been portrayed as an adult, married to Lily. These framing sequences were filmed but cut, with Canadian actor Robert Tinkler playing an older Patch. Footage from this lost storyline is present in the final film via an overhead shot of a family riding their horses. Tinkler is still credited in the final film's credits.
  • In one of the original scripts of the movie, Patch rode his horse down the Magic Railroad to retrieve the truck of Sodor coal.
  • According to the character notes for the script of the movie, Patch was originally intended to be Irish. In some raw footage from filming on the Isle of Man, McMains can be heard attempting a minor Irish accent, including using the term "Mum" to refer to his mother, although in the finished film Patch's nationality appears to be American.[1]


  • Wooden Railway (only in 100 piece Thomas and the Magic Railroad set; discontinued)


Thomas and the Magic Railroad



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