Sam Wilkinson

Sam Spencer Wilkinson (born 3 December 1986) is the current railway consultant for Thomas & Friends under contract by HiT Entertainment since 2012.

He is also the director of The Star Tugs Company Limited, which works to preserve the models from Thomas & Friends' sister show, TUGS.


Series 18



  • He met Wilbert Awdry once, which makes him one of two members of the current production team to have met him face to face, the other being Lee Pressman.[1]
  • Sam helped out with hosting some Day Out with Thomas events on the Battlefield Line, along with dressing up as Mr. Conductor for them.
  • Sam is also a member of the Star Tugs Trust, a company dedicated in preserving the original Tugs models. Which also includes Thomas props such as Lakesider III and the S.S. Roxstar.
  • In early 2016, Sam briefly ran a Facebook page known as "Talk Thomas", in which he would garner input and consult people regarding changes they would like to see in future series. The reasons for the page's closure remain unclear.
  • In addition to his Railway Consultant duties, he runs Clearwater Entertainment Ltd, a retail company who sell and distribute Thomas & Friends and other childrens' media merchandise. 
  • His favourite character is Stephen and his favourite episode he had worked on is Steamie Stafford.
  • In 2017, Sam began selling counterfeit copies of face casts owned by the Top Props preservation group of Thomas, Harvey, Salty and Diesel 10. On multiple occasions, Sam misled and attempted to convince various sellers to purchase these non-official copies under the appearance of them being genuine, despite them having no form of certificate of authenticity like the Prop Store issues with their items.[2][3][4]