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The ninth series of Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in September 2005. The series was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Twenty-six episodes were produced.

Production

The ninth series was filmed in September 2004-May 2005 around the time HiT Entertainment had put themselves for sale because of straining toy firms. Private equity investment group Apax Partners decided to purchase HiT to save them from any possible downfall. This is also notable as the first series for which Sharon Miller acted as story editor, replacing Paul Larson and Abi Grant; Miller would continue to helm the show's writing until the sixteenth series. In an alleged attempt (as recounted by Sam Barlow) to maintain the "literary" qualities of the show, Miller began to incorporate elements of rhyming and alliteration into its narration and dialogue beginning with this series, which would become an increasingly-prominent trademark of the ensuing seven series. Owing to the limited expressiveness of the static human models still employed by the show in this period, this is also the first series to contain almost no allusions to the engine cast's drivers or firemen, who would cease to be a regular or recurring fixture of the show until its full conversion to CGI four series later.

In the episode, The Magic Lamp, Peter Sam's small-scale model was used for the first time since the fifth series (excluding stock footage in the seventh series). The model was used for the scene where Peter Sam met Harold, as there was not a large-scale narrow gauge Harold and the large scale Peter Sam model would have been severely out of scale.

Episodes

(Note: * means that an episode has an alternate title card only for a US release.)

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written By Episode number #
ThomasandtheRainbow83 Thomas and the Rainbow Abi Grant #01
Thomas finds a rainbow in the sky, and tries to find what lies at the end of it.
RespectforGordon50 Respect for Gordon James Mason #02
Gordon is not feeling so strong when he has trouble with his firebox. He begins bossing the others for respect, until he crashes into some jam tankers.
Molly'sSpecialSpecial48 Molly's Special Special Paul Larson #03
Thomas meets a new yellow engine named Molly, and tries to help make her empty trucks look special so she can feel important.
MightyMac12 Mighty Mac Paul Larson #04
Mighty Mac, a new engine with two faces, has a navigation problem when he has to take holidaymakers to the mountains.
Thomas'MilkshakeMuddle32 Thomas' Milkshake Muddle Marc Seal #05
Thomas is sent to deliver milk and butter for cake and ice cream for a summer party, but almost ruins it by rushing around too much.
PercyAndTheOilPainting75 Percy and the Oil Painting Abi Grant #06
A famous artist comes to paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor". Percy is chosen for the job, but the artist is not easy to impress. Luckily, Percy shows how proud of Sodor he is, and gets a surprise in the end...
ThomasandtheBirthdayPicnic75 Thomas and the Birthday Picnic Sharon Miller #07
Thomas tries to find a perfect special picnic place for the Fat Controller's mother, Dowager Hatt, who is having her birthday.
TobyFeelsLeftOut17 Toby Feels Left Out Simon A. Brown #08
The Sodor Museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it, so he tries to work hard to prove how really useful he is.
BoldandBrave45 Bold and Brave James Mason #09
Diesel tells Thomas about the "curse of the cliffs" which makes him worried.
TunefulToots57 Tuneful Toots Sharon Miller #10
Rusty often gets judged about his horn, and when he takes the Brass Band on a tour of the hills, proves how special it can be.
FlourPower58 Flour Power Abi Grant #11
Diesel has to work with Thomas on Halloween, and his teasing spooks the number one engine. But Thomas gets payback at Diesel by covering himself in flour to dress up as a ghost.
RheneasandtheDinosaur51 Rheneas and the Dinosaur Paul Larson #12
Rheneas tries to take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards on his own, but realises that he would need Skarloey's help to pull the skeleton.
HenryandtheFlagpole65 Henry and the Flagpole Paul Larson #13
Henry fears his favourite pine tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
ThomasAndTheNewEngine72 Thomas and the New Engine Marc Seal #14
Thomas prejudices a new engine named Neville, but mistakenly thinks he is friends with 'Arry and Bert and spreads rumours to the other engines.
EmilyKnowsBest61 Emily Knows Best Marc Seal #15
Emily pretends to be a queen after delivering visitors to the Ruined Castle as an intention to help Percy, but this leads to causing confusion and delay.
Thomas'NewTrucks28 Thomas' New Trucks Paul Larson #16
Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks. He soon gets his own, but they keep getting dirty.
TheMagicLamp14 The Magic Lamp Sharon Miller #17
Peter Sam is told a story about a magical engine named Proteus and his magic lamp. He thinks the lamp is silly, but notices strange things during his evening job.
ThomasandtheToyShop5 Thomas and the Toy Shop
Thomas and the Toy Workshop
*
James Mason #18
Thomas tries to deliver some toys as well as children to the new shop at Knapford during the Christmas season, but the load ends up being too heavy and he needs Henry's assistance.
SavingEdward26 Saving Edward James Mason #19
Edward is feeling wheezy and cannot take his train, causing him to fear he will be scrapped.
ThomasTriesHisBest74 Thomas Tries His Best James Mason #20
Thomas wants to go to a funfair while he has to wait for Farmer McColl with his chickens.
DuncanAndTheOldMine40 Duncan and the Old Mine James Mason #21
Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine and gets stuck.
Thomas'DayOff61 Thomas' Day Off Sharon Miller #22
Thomas is given a day off, but a new diesel engine named Dennis acts lazy gets him to do all of his work.
ThomasandtheStatue75 Thomas and the Statue Marc Seal #23
Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him, causing him to anger his friends.
KeepingUpwithJames80 Keeping Up with James Abi Grant #24
James wants to finish his work first to pull a presents train for the Christmas season, but his impatience with Edward proves to be disastrous when they are assigned partners for the day.
SkarloeytheBrave49 Skarloey the Brave Paul Larson #25
Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he rides up the incline to show how brave he is.
ThomasAndTheGoldenEagle89 Thomas and the Golden Eagle Abi Grant #26
Thomas and Percy try to see a rare golden eagle.

Screenshot Title Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
PercyAndTheOilPainting75 Percy and the Oil Painting Abi Grant 5 September 2005 #01
A famous artist comes to paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor". Percy is chosen for the job, but the artist is not easy to impress. Luckily, Percy shows how proud of Sodor he is, and gets a surprise in the end...
ThomasandtheRainbow83 Thomas and the Rainbow Abi Grant 5 September 2005 #02
Thomas finds a rainbow in the sky, and tries to find what lies at the end of it.
Molly'sSpecialSpecial48 Molly's Special Special Paul Larson 9 September 2005 #03
Thomas meets a new yellow engine named Molly, and tries to help make her empty trucks look special so she can feel important.
RespectforGordon50 Respect for Gordon James Mason 9 September 2005 #04
Gordon is not feeling so strong when he has trouble with his firebox. He begins bossing the others for respect, until he crashes into some jam tankers.
Thomas'MilkshakeMuddle32 Thomas' Milkshake Muddle Marc Seal 16 September 2005 #05
Thomas is sent to deliver milk and butter for cake and ice cream for a summer party, but almost ruins it by rushing around too much.
MightyMac12 Mighty Mac Paul Larson 16 September 2005 #06
Mighty Mac, a new engine with two faces, has a navigation problem when he has to take holidaymakers to the mountains.
ThomasandtheBirthdayPicnic75 Thomas and the Birthday Picnic Sharon Miller 23 September 2005 #07
Thomas tries to find a perfect special picnic place for the Fat Controller's mother, Dowager Hatt, who is having her birthday.
TunefulToots57 Tuneful Toots Sharon Miller 23 September 2005 #08
Rusty often gets judged about his horn, and when he takes the Brass Band on a tour of the hills, proves how special it can be.
ThomasandtheToyShop5 Thomas and the Toy Shop James Mason 30 September 2005 #09
Thomas tries to deliver some toys as well as children to the new shop at Knapford during the Christmas season, but the load ends up being too heavy and he needs Henry's assistance.
RheneasandtheDinosaur51 Rheneas and the Dinosaur Paul Larson 30 September 2005 #10
Rheneas tries to take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards on his own, but realises that he would need Skarloey's help to pull the skeleton.
ThomasAndTheNewEngine72 Thomas and the New Engine Marc Seal 7 October 2005 #11
Thomas prejudices a new engine named Neville, but mistakenly thinks he is friends with 'Arry and Bert and spreads rumours to the other engines.
TobyFeelsLeftOut17 Toby Feels Left Out Simon A. Brown 7 October 2005 #12
The Sodor Museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it, so he tries to work hard to prove how really useful he is.
ThomasTriesHisBest74 Thomas Tries His Best James Mason 14 October 2005 #13
Thomas wants to go to a funfair while he has to wait for Farmer McColl with his chickens.
TheMagicLamp14 The Magic Lamp Sharon Miller 14 October 2005 #14
Peter Sam is told a story about a magical engine named Proteus and his magic lamp. He thinks the lamp is silly, but notices strange things during his evening job.
ThomasandtheStatue75 Thomas and the Statue Marc Seal 21 October 2005 #15
Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him, causing him to anger his friends.
HenryandtheFlagpole65 Henry and the Flagpole Paul Larson 21 October 2005 #16
Henry fears his favourite pine tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
EmilyKnowsBest61 Emily Knows Best Marc Seal 28 October 2005 #17
Emily pretends to be a queen after delivering visitors to the Ruined Castle as an intention to help Percy, but this leads to causing confusion and delay.
Thomas'DayOff61 Thomas' Day Off Sharon Miller 28 October 2005 #18
Thomas is given a day off, but a new diesel engine named Dennis acts lazy gets him to do all of his work.
Thomas'NewTrucks28 Thomas' New Trucks Paul Larson 4 November 2005 #19
Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks. He soon gets his own, but they keep getting dirty.
DuncanAndTheOldMine40 Duncan and the Old Mine James Mason 4 November 2005 #20
Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine and gets stuck.
BoldandBrave45 Bold and Brave James Mason 11 November 2005 #21
Diesel tells Thomas about the "curse of the cliffs" which makes him worried.
SkarloeytheBrave49 Skarloey the Brave Paul Larson 11 November 2005 #22
Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he rides up the incline to show how brave he is.
SavingEdward26 Saving Edward James Mason 18 November 2005 #23
Edward is feeling wheezy and cannot take his train, causing him to fear he will be scrapped.
ThomasAndTheGoldenEagle89 Thomas and the Golden Eagle Abi Grant 18 November 2005 #24
Thomas and Percy try to see a rare golden eagle.
KeepingUpwithJames80 Keeping Up with James Abi Grant 25 November 2005 #25
James wants to finish his work first to pull a presents train for the Christmas season, but his impatience with Edward proves to be disastrous when they are assigned partners for the day.
FlourPower58 Flour Power Abi Grant 25 November 2005 #26
Diesel has to work with Thomas on Halloween, and his teasing spooks the number one engine. But Thomas gets payback at Diesel by covering himself in flour to dress up as a ghost.

Screenshot Title Written by Original US release date Episode number #
PercyAndTheOilPainting75 Percy and the Oil Painting Abi Grant 4 September 2005 #01
A famous artist comes to paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor". Percy is chosen for the job, but the artist is not easy to impress. Luckily, Percy shows how proud of Sodor he is, and gets a surprise in the end...
ThomasandtheRainbow83 Thomas and the Rainbow Abi Grant 4 September 2005 #02
Thomas finds a rainbow in the sky, and tries to find what lies at the end of it.
Thomas'MilkshakeMuddle32 Thomas' Milkshake Muddle Marc Seal 11 September 2005 #03
Thomas is sent to deliver milk and butter for cake and ice cream for a summer party, but almost ruins it by rushing around too much.
MightyMac12 Mighty Mac Paul Larson 11 September 2005 #04
Mighty Mac, a new engine with two faces, has a navigation problem when he has to take vacationers to the mountains.
Molly'sSpecialSpecial48 Molly's Special Special Paul Larson 18 September 2005 #05
Thomas meets a new yellow engine named Molly, and tries to help make her empty freight cars look special so she can feel important.
RespectforGordon50 Respect for Gordon James Mason 18 September 2005 #06
Gordon is not feeling so strong when he has trouble with his firebox. He begins bossing the others for respect, until he crashes into some jelly tankers.
ThomasandtheBirthdayPicnic75 Thomas and the Birthday Picnic Sharon Miller 25 September 2005 #07
Thomas tries to find a perfect special picnic place for Sir Topham Hatt's mother who is having her birthday.
TunefulToots57 Tuneful Toots Sharon Miller 25 September 2005 #08
Rusty often gets judged about his horn, and when he takes the Brass Band on a tour of the hills, proves how special it can be.
ThomasandtheToyShop5 Thomas and the Toy Shop/Workshop* James Mason 2 October 2005 #09
Thomas tries to deliver some toys as well as children to the new shop at Knapford during the Christmas season, but the load ends up being too heavy and he needs Henry's assistance.
RheneasandtheDinosaur51 Rheneas and the Dinosaur Paul Larson 2 October 2005 #10
Rheneas tries to take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards on his own, but realizes that he would need Skarloey's help to pull the skeleton.
ThomasAndTheNewEngine72 Thomas and the New Engine Marc Seal 9 October 2005 #11
Thomas prejudices a new engine named Neville, but mistakenly thinks he is friends with 'Arry and Bert and spreads rumors to the other engines.
TobyFeelsLeftOut17 Toby Feels Left Out Simon A. Brown 9 October 2005 #12
The Sodor Museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it, so he tries to work hard to prove how really useful he is.
ThomasTriesHisBest74 Thomas Tries His Best James Mason 16 October 2005 #13
Thomas wants to go to a carnival while he has to wait for Farmer McColl with his chickens.
TheMagicLamp14 The Magic Lamp Sharon Miller 16 October 2005 #14
Peter Sam is told a story about a magical engine named Proteus and his magic lamp. He thinks the lamp is silly, but notices strange things during his evening job.
ThomasandtheStatue75 Thomas and the Statue Marc Seal 23 October 2005 #15
Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him, causing him to anger his friends.
HenryandtheFlagpole65 Henry and the Flagpole Paul Larson 23 October 2005 #16
Henry fears his favorite pine tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
EmilyKnowsBest61 Emily Knows Best Marc Seal 30 October 2005 #17
Emily pretends to be a queen after delivering visitors to the Ruined Castle as an intention to help Percy, but this leads to causing confusion and delay.
Thomas'DayOff61 Thomas' Day Off Sharon Miller 30 October 2005 #18
Thomas is given a day off, but a new diesel engine named Dennis acts lazy gets him to do all of his work.
Thomas'NewTrucks28 Thomas' New Trucks Paul Larson 6 November 2005 #19
Thomas is jealous when James gets new freight cars. He soon gets his own, but they keep getting dirty.
DuncanAndTheOldMine40 Duncan and the Old Mine James Mason 6 November 2005 #20
Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine and gets stuck.
BoldandBrave45 Bold and Brave James Mason 13 November 2005 #21
Diesel tells Thomas about the "curse of the cliffs" which makes him worried.
SkarloeytheBrave49 Skarloey the Brave Paul Larson 13 November 2005 #22
Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he rides up the incline to show how brave he is.
SavingEdward26 Saving Edward James Mason 20 November 2005 #23
Edward is feeling wheezy and cannot take his train, causing him to fear he will be scrapped.
ThomasAndTheGoldenEagle89 Thomas and the Golden Eagle Abi Grant 20 November 2005 #24
Thomas and Percy try to see a rare golden eagle.
KeepingUpwithJames80 Keeping Up with James Abi Grant 27 November 2005 #25
James wants to finish his work first to pull a presents train for the Christmas season, but his impatience with Edward proves to be disastrous when they are assigned partners for the day.
FlourPower58 Flour Power Abi Grant 27 November 2005 #26
Diesel has to work with Thomas on Halloween, and his teasing spooks the number one engine. But Thomas gets payback at Diesel by covering himself in flour to dress up as a ghost.

Screenshot Title Written by Original JPN release date Episode number #
ThomasandtheRainbow83 トーマスとにじ (Thomas and Rainbow) Abi Grant 2 April 2008 #01
Thomas finds a rainbow in the sky, and tries to find what lies at the end of it.
RespectforGordon50 ゴードンって すごい! (Gordon is Amazing!) James Mason 9 April 2008 #02
Gordon is not feeling so strong when he has trouble with his firebox. He begins bossing the others for respect, until he crashes into some jam tankers.
Molly'sSpecialSpecial48 モリーのとくべつなにもつ (Molly's Has Something Special) Paul Larson 16 April 2008 #03
Thomas meets a new yellow engine named Molly, and tries to help make her empty trucks look special so she can feel important.
ThomasandtheBirthdayPicnic75 バースデーピクニック (Birthday Picnic) Sharon Miller 23 April 2008 #04
Thomas tries to find a perfect special picnic place for Sir Topham Hatt's mother, Dowager Hatt, who is having her birthday.
TunefulToots57 うつくしいねいろのけいてき (Beautiful Black and White) Sharon Miller 30 April 2008 #05
Rusty often gets judged about his horn, and when he takes the Brass Band on a tour of the hills, proves how special it can be.
TobyFeelsLeftOut17 なかまはずれのトビー (Toby the Lonely) Simon A. Brown 7 May 2008 #06
The Sodor Museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it, so he tries to work hard to prove how really useful he is.
MightyMac12 マイティマック (Mighty Mac) Paul Larson 14 May 2008 #07
Mighty Mac, a new engine with two faces, has a navigation problem when he has to take holiday vacationers to the mountains.
EmilyKnowsBest61 エミリーはなんでもしっている (Emily Does Everything) Marc Seal 21 May 2008 #08
Emily pretends to be a queen after delivering visitors to the Ruined Castle as an intention to help Percy, but this leads to causing confusion and delay.
RheneasandtheDinosaur51 レニアスときょうりゅう (Rheneas and Kyouryuu) Paul Larson 28 May 2008 #09
Rheneas tries to take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards on his own, but realizes that he would need Skarloey's help to pull the skeleton.
HenryandtheFlagpole65 ヘンリーとはたのぼう (Henry and Hatanobo) Paul Larson 4 June 2008 #10
Henry fears his favourite pine tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
ThomasAndTheNewEngine72 あたらしいきかんしゃネビル (New Train Neville) Marc Seal 11 June 2008 #11
Thomas prejudices a new engine named Neville, but mistakenly thinks he is friends with 'Arry and Bert, and spreads rumors to the other engines.
BoldandBrave45 ゆうかんなトーマス (Happy Thomas) James Mason 18 June 2008 #12
Diesel tells Thomas about the "curse of the cliffs" which makes him worried.
Thomas'NewTrucks28 トーマスのあたらしいかしゃ (Thomas' New Flea Market) Paul Larson 25 June 2008 #13
Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks. He soon gets his own, but they keep getting dirty.
TheMagicLamp14 まほうのランプ (Magic Lamp) Sharon Miller 2 July 2008 #14
Peter Sam is told a story about a magical engine named Proteus and his magic lamp. He thinks the lamp is silly, but notices strange things during his evening job.
SavingEdward26 エドワードをすくえ (Scoop Edward) James Mason 9 July 2008 #15
Edward is feeling wheezy and cannot take his train, causing him to fear he will be scrapped.
ThomasTriesHisBest74 いっしょうけんめいなトーマス (Thomas) James Mason 16 July 2008 #16
Thomas wants to go to a funfair while he has to wait for Farmer McColl with his chickens.
PercyAndTheOilPainting75 パーシーとゆうめいながか (Percy and the Famous Painter) Abi Grant 23 July 2008 #17
A famous artist comes to paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor". Percy is chosen for the job, but the artist is not easy to impress. Luckily, Percy shows how proud of Sodor he is, and gets a surprise in the end...
Thomas'DayOff61 なまけもののデニス (Lazy Dennis) Sharon Miller 30 July 2008 #18
Thomas is given a day off, but a new diesel engine named Dennis acts lazy gets him to do all of his work.
DuncanAndTheOldMine40 ダンカンのだいぼうけん (Duncan's Adventure) James Mason 6 August 2008 #19
Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine and gets stuck.
ThomasAndTheGoldenEagle89 トーマスときんいろのワシ (Thomas and the Golden Eagle) Abi Grant 13 August 2008 #20
Thomas and Percy try to see a rare golden eagle.
Thomas'MilkshakeMuddle32 ドタバタミルクシェイク (Slapstick Milkshake) Marc Seal 20 August 2008 #21
Thomas is sent to deliver milk and butter for cake and ice cream for a summer party, but almost ruins it by rushing around too much.
FlourPower58 トーマスとこむぎのちから (Thomas and the Power of Wheat) Abi Grant 22 October 2008 #22
Diesel has to work with Thomas on Halloween, and his teasing spooks the number one engine. But Thomas gets payback at Diesel by covering himself in flour to dress up as a ghost.
KeepingUpwithJames80 ジェームスについていく (Keep Up with James) Abi Grant 26 November 2008 #23
James wants to finish his work first to pull a presents train for the Christmas season, but his impatience with Edward proves to be disastrous when they are assigned partners for the day.
ThomasandtheStatue75 トーマスとどうぞう (Go with Thomas) Marc Seal 3 December 2008 #24
Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him, causing him to anger his friends.
SkarloeytheBrave49 ゆうかんなスカーロイ (Brave Skarloey) Paul Larson 10 December 2008 #25
Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he rides up the incline to show how brave he is.
ThomasandtheToyShop5 トーマスとおもちゃやさん (Thomas and the Toy Shop) James Mason 24 December 2008 #26
Thomas tries to deliver some toys as well as children to the new shop at Knapford during the Christmas season, but the load ends up being too heavy and he needs Henry's assistance.

Songs

Screenshot Title Composers Original release date
RheneasandtheDinosaur7 Buffer Up and Share Ed Welch 8th September 2005 (CAN)
Everything we share
We care for one another We're a team...
FlourPower1 Day and Night Ed Welch 8th September 2005 (CAN)
As the day dawns fine and the sun beams shines
It's the start of another day...
CallingAllEngines!187 Brave Ed Welch 22nd September 2005 (CAN)
There are times to be brave and times to be strong,
when you are lost and you're all alone...
ThomasAndTheCircus96 Party Time Ed Welch 23rd September 2005 (UK)
We can meet you at the station
Take you to a celebration...
Pride6 Pride Ed Welch 28th October 2005 (UK)
Whatever we do, we do it well
because we all decide...
HenryandtheFlagpole46 Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor Ed Welch 20th November 2005 (CAN)
Every day's a Special Day on Sodor.
Changing as the seasons come and go...
Togetherness10 Togetherness Ed Welch 6th May 2008 (US/CAN; DVD)
Working, working, working together
Huff and puff through all sorts of weather...

Characters

Characters Introduced

Locations

Half Hour Format

When Series 9 was airing on Nick Jr. in the UK and Ireland, PBS Kids in the US and Treehouse TV in Canada, two ninth series episodes were paired with not just seventh series episodes, but even some sixth series episodes which were originally narrated by Alec Baldwin and re-dubbed by Michael Brandon in the US, with Michael Angelis re-dubbing his narrations in the UK. In the sixth series episodes, music was also re-dubbed with music from episodes produced by HiT Entertainment as well. Also since this was the first series to have the title cards read, the episodes from the sixth and seventh series did the same thing. In this series, they started adding the opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another day's work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a day's work in the Nick Jr. airings in the UK and Ireland, PBS Kids airings in the US, and the Treehouse airings in Canada. When they aired in Latin America on Discovery Kids, the sixth and seventh series episodes were no longer paired with the airings.

Colours

Caring/Taking Care

Respect

Celebration

Achievement

Change

Night and Day

Shapes

Pride

Lost and Found

Bravery

Loyalty

Seasons

Trivia

  • This is the last series of several things:
    • The last series in which the half-hour formats feature episodes directed by David Mitton.
    • The last series to have any of its episodes released on VHS in the US, though this only happened with six episodes.
    • The last series narrated by Ian MacAmhlaigh in Scotland and Daniel Vulcu in Romania.
    • The last series to feature Edward's unused deadpanned face from the fourth series.
    • The last series to feature Cranky's angry face from the sixth series.
    • The last series to feature Percy's furious face from the second series.
    • The last series released on VHS in South Korea.
    • The last series to have Scottish Gaelic dubs.
    • The last series aired by JimJam in Poland.
  • Rusty was referred to as a female in early American narrations of Tuneful Toots and Duncan and the Old Mine that broadcast on PBS Kids. This was corrected in later airings and on the DVD releases.
  • This was Sharon Miller's first series as part of the writing team and as script editor. She later became the first head writer in the twelfth series.
  • A large-scale gauge 3 model of Thomas was built for when he interacted with the Narrow Gauge engines.
  • The Korean DVDs credit Michael Angelis as the narrator, even though they were re-dubbed in their respective language.
  • This is the only series of a few things:
    • The only series that Simon A. Brown was a part of the writing team.
    • The only model series where none of the non-human characters introduced appeared in full CGI.
    • The only series to feature Rusty's sleeping/wincing face, albeit in a deleted scene.
    • Thomas and the Toy Shop was the only episode not to air on MiniMini from this series in Poland.
  • This series marks the first for several things:
    • The first series where Thomas appears in every episode, albeit not speaking in all of them.
    • The first series to have Steve Asquith as the head writer, succeeding Paul Larson and Abi Grant.
    • The first series to air on Milkshake (it aired in November 2006).
    • The first series since the sixth where Cranky speaks in more than one episode.
    • The first series where the episodes' title cards are read aloud by the narrator, including the episodes of the sixth and seventh series airing in between. However, a few US episodes did not have their titles read aloud in the Thomas and the Toy Workshop DVD.
    • The first series where Rusty's gender is male.
    • The first series in which Arthur (not counting the DVD Game appearance), Murdoch, Spencer, The Duke and Duchess of Boxford, Elizabeth and Jem Cole do not appear since their introductions. However, Elizabeth, Jem Cole and The Duke of Boxford make appearances in music videos, as does Arthur in a DVD game; and The Duke did appear in a deleted scene.
    • The first series where Diesel speaks in all of his appearances.
    • The first series in which Maron station does not appear since its return in the sixth series.
    • The first series since the second not to release any episodes on home video before being broadcast.
    • The first series produced by HiT Entertainment under ownership of Apax Partners.
    • The first series that not released music video on DVD in South Korea.
    • Marc Seal's first series as Additional Material Written.

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