Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

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.


(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 3rd September 2007 #01
Thomas shows a famous storyteller around all of Sodor, but keeps making favours to help all of his friends.
Emily'sRubbishpromo.jpg Emily's Rubbish
Emily and the Garbage
Wayne Jackman 3rd September 2007 #02
Emily gets teased by the other engines for working with a new engine named Whiff, but soon learns how useful he is.
DreamOnpromo.jpg Dream On Neil Richards 4th September 2007 #03
Thomas wants to be faster, shinier and stronger than Spencer.
DirtyWork(Season11)promo.jpg Dirty Work Wayne Jackman 4th 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 5th 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 5th 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 6th September 2007 #07
Thomas and Percy are certain they have seen a spaceship in the sky when it's really Jeremy.
Henry'sLuckyDaypromo.jpg Henry's Lucky Day Paul Larson 6th 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 7th 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 7th 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 8th 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 8th September 2007 #12
It is very windy and Thomas loses control of his sailing boat while he pulls it as a result of not waiting for the engineer to lower the mast.
Don'tBeSilly,Billypromo.jpg Don't be Silly, Billy * Sharon Miller 9th September 2007 #13
A new orange engine named Billy ignores Thomas' advice and, as a result, runs out of coal and water.
EdwardandtheMailpromo.jpg Edward and the Mail Paul Larson 9th 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 10th September 2007 #15
Thomas cheats at a game of "hide and peep" with Percy at Brendam Docks.
Toby'sTriumphpromo.jpg Toby's Triumph Abi Grant 10th 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 11th September 2007 #17
After trying to beat Gordon in a race, a runaway car causes trouble for Arthur and Rosie, so Thomas tries to catch it.
ThomasinTrouble(Season11)promo.jpg Thomas in Trouble Wayne Jackman 11th September 2007 #18
After being teased by James, Thomas leaves the fitter's yard to pick up a choir before he is fully maintained, which leads to a problem.
ThomasandtheStinkyCheesepromo.jpg Thomas and the Stinky Cheese Paul Larson 12th 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
Abi Grant 12th September 2007 #20
Percy neglects his more important job of collecting Dowager Hatt's luggage, in favour of his other more fun jobs.
SkarloeyStormsThroughpromo.jpg Skarloey Storms Through Neil Richards 9th January 2008 #21
Skarloey faces all of his worst fears when Mr. Percival orders him to rescue some upset lambs during a thunderstorm.
CoolTruckingspromo.jpg Cool Truckings Paul Larson 10th January 2008 #22
A new lorry named Madge almost has a terrible accident in the snow while transporting Duncan to the Transfer Yards.
WashBehindYourBufferspromo.jpg Wash Behind Your Buffers Paul Larson 11th 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 13th January 2008 #24
Duncan does Rusty and Skarloey's jobs for a change for the afternoon, but he causes several muddles during his jobs.
SirHandelinChargepromo.jpg Sir Handel in Charge Simon Spencer 14th 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 15th January 2008 #26
Freddie tries to find a bell for Mr. Percival's new bicycle, but neglects asking James where to find one.


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


Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When Series 11 was airing on Nick Jr. in the UK and Ireland, PBS Kids in the US and Treehouse TV in Canada, each broadcast featured two episodes from the eleventh series, a segment called "Fun Times with our Friends" dedicated to one of the engines on Sodor and past animated learning segments and songs from the eighth, ninth and tenth series.

New Friends

Hopes and Dreams

The Unexpected


Sight and Sound

Being on Time


Fun and Games

Pushing and Pulling



Doing Your Best

Team Work


  • 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 use Thomas, Henry, and Gordon's original plastic models.
    • 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.
    • The last series in Germany to not have any voice actors aside from the narrator, as Christian Stark voiced all characters in twelfth series except for the narrator.
    • The last series to play general Engine Roll Call song until the fourteenth series in Sweden.
    • The last series released on DVD until the thirteenth series in Nordic countries.
    • The last series that not have two dubs until the thirteenth series in South Korea.
    • The last series aired by Polsat JimJam until the sixteenth series in Poland.
    • 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 block version of the Hit Entertainment logo 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 respectively, although Harold does appear, only in a deleted scene from Wash Behind Your Buffers and he and Trevor appear in the Island of Sodor opening sequence.
    • The first series to have the funnel change on the Engine Roll Call ending.
    • The first series since the sixth where Mavis speaks in more than one episode.
    • The first series not fully released on home video since the third series in South Korea.
    • The first series not released on DVD by Adongmoonhak in South Korea.
    • The first series aired by Kids 1 in South Korea.
    • The first series recorded and mixed in Korean by STORM Studios in South Korea.
    • The first series narrated by Yu Dong-kyun in South Korea.
    • The first series directed by Shim Sang-bo and Choi Ok-joo in South Korea.
    • The first series translated by Seo Seung-hee in South Korea.
    • The first series video edited by Shin Seon in South Korea.
    • The first series that not released completely on DVD since the fourth series in South Korea.
    • The first series that not aired by EBS since the fourth series in South Korea.
    • The first series to use voice actors, as well as having Muhammad Nur to dub the series for the Indonesian dub.
  • When this series aired on PBS Kids Sprout (before it was rebranded as Universal Kids), several episodes used the intros from the eight series or tenth series. This also applies to several episodes that were released on several US DVDs.
  • This marks the only series with a few things:
    • 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 ABC 2 from 9th September 2011, between the thirteenth and fourteenth series.
  • The US dubs 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 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 premiered after the special, the Great Discovery in South Korea.
  • The Korean DVDs credit Michael Angelis as the narrator, even though they were re-dubbed in their respective language.
  • 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.
  • Throughout this series, the word "shunting" was not translated in Korean.
  • This series coincided with the release of the 41st Railway Series book, Thomas and Victoria on 3rd September 2007.
  • Whiff is the only character introduced in this series to be in full CGI.