The eleventh series of Thomas & Friends first aired in September 2007. The series was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Soon after the episodes aired, the DVD Engines and Escapades was released, bringing the total number of episodes in this series to twenty-six.

Episodes

(Note: * means that an episode has yet to be released on home media in the US).

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
ThomasandtheStorytellerpromo.jpg Thomas and the Storyteller Abi Grant 3 September 2007 #01
Thomas shows a famous storyteller around all of Sodor, but keeps making favours to help his all of his friends.
Emily'sRubbishpromo.jpg Emily's Rubbish
Emily and the Garbage
Wayne Jackman 3 September 2007 #02
Emily is somehow teased by the other engines for working with Whiff, but soon learns how useful Whiff is.
DreamOnpromo.jpg Dream On Neil Richards 4 September 2007 #03
Thomas thinks he can be faster, shinier and stronger than Spencer.
DirtyWork(Season11)promo.jpg Dirty Work Wayne Jackman 4 September 2007 #04
James gets ready to be the star of the lights festival at Callan Castle and Emily, Percy and Thomas want to go, too. However, they have not finished their work.
HectortheHorrid!promo.jpg Hector the Horrid! * Simon Spencer 5 September 2007 #05
An aggressive coal hopper named Hector is rude to Bill, Ben and Rosie, but Thomas learns of his secret fear.
GordonandtheEngineerpromo.jpg Gordon and the Engineer
Gordon and the Mechanic
Paul Larson 5 September 2007 #06
Gordon's case of mistaken identity almost causes the engines to be stranded and he needs Donald and Douglas' assistance.
ThomasandtheSpaceshippromo.jpg Thomas and the Spaceship Sharon Miller 6 September 2007 #07
Thomas and Percy are certain they have seen a spaceship in the sky.
Henry'sLuckyDaypromo.jpg Henry's Lucky Day Paul Larson 6 September 2007 #08
Edward takes Henry's so-called "lucky trucks" and Henry goes looking for them. However, Henry breaks his lucky trucks after finding Edward.
ThomasandtheLighthousepromo.jpg Thomas and the Lighthouse Abi Grant 7 September 2007 #09
Thomas neglects his instructions of taking a light bulb carefully to the lighthouse when the engines become excited about a fair with fireworks.
ThomasandtheBigBangpromo.jpg Thomas and the Big Bang * Abi Grant 7 September 2007 #10
Thomas plays jokes with the narrow gauge engines at the Wharf instead of doing his job.
SmokeandMirrorspromo.jpg Smoke and Mirrors Neil Richards 8 September 2007 #11
Thomas confuses some deliveries for a magic show, but the magician puts him in the grand finale after Thomas fixes his mistake.
ThomasSetsSailpromo.jpg Thomas Sets Sail Sharon Miller 8 September 2007 #12
It is very windy and Thomas loses control of his yacht while he pulls it.
Don'tBeSilly,Billypromo.jpg Don't be Silly, Billy * Sharon Miller 9 September 2007 #13
A new engine named Billy ignores Thomas' advice and, as a result, runs out of coal and water.
EdwardandtheMailpromo.jpg Edward and the Mail Paul Larson 9 September 2007 #14
Edward is chosen to pull the mail, but he does not know how to do the job and is worried to ask the other engines how.
HideandPeeppromo.jpg Hide and Peep Simon Spencer 10 September 2007 #15
Thomas cheats at a game of "hide and peep" with Percy at Brendam.
Toby'sTriumphpromo.jpg Toby's Triumph Abi Grant 10 September 2007 #16
Toby is chosen to take Allicia Botti to a concert, but he is worried he will mess up and he does too many times.
ThomasandtheRunawayCarpromo.jpg Thomas and the Runaway Car Sharon Miller 11 September 2007 #17
A runaway car causes trouble for the gang, so Thomas tries to catch it.
ThomasinTrouble(Season11)promo.jpg Thomas in Trouble Wayne Jackman 11 September 2007 #18
Thomas leaves the fitter's yard to pick up a choir before he is fully maintained.
ThomasandtheStinkyCheesepromo.jpg Thomas and the Stinky Cheese Paul Larson 12 September 2007 #19
Thomas tries to avoid Diesel, 'Arry and Bert while taking some stinky cheese.
PercyandtheLeftLuggagepromo.jpg Percy and the Left Luggage
Percy and the Baggage
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Abi Grant 12 September 2007 #20
Percy neglects his more important job, collecting Dowager Hatt's luggage, in favour of his other more fun jobs.
SkarloeyStormsThroughpromo.jpg Skarloey Storms Through Neil Richards 9 January 2008 #21
Skarloey faces all of his worst fears when Mr. Percival orders him that he has to rescue some upset lambs during a thunderstorm.
CoolTruckingspromo.jpg Cool Truckings Paul Larson 10 January 2008 #22
Madge almost has an terrible accident in the snow while transporting Duncan to The Transfer Yards.
WashBehindYourBufferspromo.jpg Wash Behind Your Buffers Paul Larson 11 January 2008 #23
Madge tells Skarloey and Rheneas to keep clean for a concert, but she cannot keep clean herself.
DuncanDoesitAllpromo.jpg Duncan Does it All Wayne Jackman 13 January 2008 #24
Duncan does the other engines' jobs for a change for the afternoon, but he causes several muddles during his jobs.
SirHandelinChargepromo.jpg Sir Handel in Charge Simon Spencer 14 January 2008 #25
Mr. Percival is absent, so Sir Handel tells the other narrow gauge engines what to do, with disastrous results.
Ding-A-Lingpromo.jpg Ding-a-Ling Sharon Miller 15 January 2008 #26
Freddie tries to find a bell for Mr. Percival's new bicycle.

Songs

Screenshot Title Composers Original release date
TheGreatDiscovery514.png The Narrow Gauge Engines Ed Welch 22 October 2007 (UK; DVD)
High up in the Sodor Hills
Among the lakes and trees...
SteamTeamSeason11.png Engine Roll Call Ed Welch 3 September 2007 (UK)
They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight,
Shunting trucks and hauling freight...

Characters

Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When series 11 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse TV, each broadcast featured two episodes from series 11, a segment called Fun Times with our Friends dedicated to one of the engines on Sodor and past animated learning segments and songs from series 8, 9 and 10 were used.

New Friends

Hopes and Dreams

The Unexpected

Believing

Sight and Sound

  • Thomas and the Lighthouse
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Emily
  • Song: Sounds (Alternate Cut)
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Percy
  • Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust - Emily
  • Thomas and the Big Bang

Being on Time

Experience

Fun and Games

Pushing and Pulling

Directions

Variety

Doing Your Best

Team Work

Trivia

  • This was the last series of a few things:
    • Sharon Miller's last series as script editor.
    • The last series to exclusively use resin faces for models.
    • The last series to be in full models version.
    • The last series to have Steve Asquith as the head writer.
    • The last series shot in 50fps (converted to 60fps for NTSC regions).
    • The last series until the seventeenth to include 26 episodes.
    • The last series to premiere on Nick Jr. in the UK.
    • The last series until the twenty third series to not have a special released before it.
    • This is the last appearance of Spencer in the model series.
  • This was also the first series of a few things as well:
    • The first series filmed digitally in 1080i high definition and on Sony Cybershot HD.
    • Christopher Skala's first series as executive producer.
    • The first series to use the Engine Roll Call as the title music.
    • The first series to feature the new version of Hit Entertainment at the end of the episodes.
    • The first series where Trevor, Harold and George do not appear since their introductions in the second and fourth series, although Harold does appear in a deleted scene from Wash Behind Your Buffers.
    • The first series to have the funnel change on the roll call ending.
    • The first series since the sixth where Mavis speaks in more than one episode.
  • When this series aired on PBS Kids Sprout (before it was rebranded as Universal Kids), several episodes used the intros from the eighth or twelfth series. This also applies to several episodes that were released on several US DVDs.
  • This marks the only series to have episodes written by Neil Richards.
  • The only series to feature the 2007 HiT Entertainment logo at the end of the episodes.
  • When Dirty Work, Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Spaceship, Don't be Silly, Billy and Hide and Peep were broadcast in widescreen on Milkshake!, some of the scenes were changed compared to the half hour television airings on PBS Kids and Nick Jr.
  • This series was never shown on Norwegian television. Instead, it was released directly onto DVD.
  • In Australia, all twenty-six episodes were compiled on The Complete Eleventh Series before airing on television. The series finally aired on ABC2 from 9th September 2011, between the thirteenth and fourteenth series.
  • The US narrations of Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Big Bang, Don't be Silly, Billy and Percy and the Baggage were only shown on television and to date, not released on home video in any form yet.
  • This was originally going to be the last series narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. The Great Discovery was narrated by Pierce Brosnan and he was going to narrate the twelfth series in the UK and US, but left for unknown reasons, which meant that Michael Angelis and Michael Brandon came back.
  • This series later re-aired on the Milkshake! block from 22nd October-16th November 2007.
  • Throughout this series, Michael Brandon gave Henry a southern accent in the US dub.
  • Throughout this series, Rheneas is referred to as female in Indonesian.
  • This series coincided with the release of the 41st Railway Series book, Thomas and Victoria on 3rd September 2007.

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