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The S.S. Roxstar is an ocean liner that is often moored at Brendam Docks. She was originally from Thomas & Friends' sister show, TUGS under the name S.S. Vienna.

The S.S. Roxstar usually brings holidaymakers and passengers to Sodor, dropping them off at Brendam Docks. She also bought the Barrow football players from the mainland.

Once, the S.S. Roxstar was moored at Knapford North Harbour.

Technical Details


The S.S. Roxstar is based on early 20th-century ocean liners and closely resembles many famous luxury liners, such as Cunard Line's RMS LusitaniaMauretaniaAquitania, White Star Line's Olympic Class Ocean Liners, and the Norddeutscher Lloyd's SS Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kronprinzessin Cecilie.


The S.S. Roxstar's livery consists of a black hull, a white superstructure, and black and white funnels with a golden star on both sides. Her original livery was white all over with golden funnels and lining. Later on, the funnels were repainted red and black. Finally, she was repainted into her current livery.

Behind the Scenes

The S.S. Roxstar started life out as the S.S. Vienna on Thomas & Friends sister show, Tugs. According to an interview on SIF, her model was described as very light as it was made from Plywood, being around 12 feet long. A model maker from Germany built her and brought the model over by vehicle. As Tugs only had one moving ocean liner prop, her model was modified to make The Duchess and Princess Alice. After the show's cancellation, her model was brought over to Brendam Docks in the third series carrying the same livery, now under the name S.S. Roxstar.


Thomas & Friends



  • The S.S. Roxstar was recycled from the Ocean Liner model from TUGS. The configuration used for S.S. Roxstar was that of S.S. Vienna.
    • This model is currently on loan to the Star Tugs Exhibition until 2019.
  • The vessel's name is a pun on the word "Rockstar".
  • The S.S. Roxstar has gone through changes in the years:
    • Series 3:
      • In early Series 3, she had the same livery which she had in TUGS.
      • In late Series 3, her funnels were repainted red and black.
    • Series 4:
      • The ship's livery changed to a black hull, a white superstructure, and black and white funnels with a golden star on both sides.
      • It gained the name "Roxtar", but this spelling was later fixed to S.S. Roxstar.
    • CGI Series:
      • S.S. Roxstar's name was removed.
  • The ship’s livery bears a strong resemblance to the real-life shipping company the Red Star Line.
  • Despite its name gone in the CGI series, Landmarks of Sodor still calls it "S.S." Roxstar.
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