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Sodor Line is the name of the steamship that is occasionally seen at Brendam Docks.


Thomas & Friends

Thomas travelled on the ship in Misty Island Rescue. The steamship also brought some of the Jobi Wood for the construction of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre. Gordon, James, Edward and Sir Topham Hatt later travelled on the ship to find Thomas on Misty Island.

In Tale of the Brave, Thomas thought Percy was on board the ship so he made Cranky try and stop it before it left the Docks, which resulted in him being nearly pulled into the sea. Luckily, the crew was able to stop it before Cranky was pulled right over.

When Salty went to The Mainland, the ship took him there and back again. Salty was later perched on its deck decorated as "The Ghost of Christmas Past" as part of Thomas' trick in Diesel's Ghostly Christmas.

At the end of The Great Race, it sailed away from Brendam with several crates, including the one with Diesel in it.

Edward tried to sleep on the ship when Tidmouth Sheds was being repaired, but he was awakened by the ship's horn and the ocean waves splashing him.

Technical Details


Sodor Line has a white superstructure and a green body with a yellow stripe and mast. The hull of the ship is red with a white stripe.



  • The ship was never named until the book adaption of Misty Island Rescue, though the ship in the book was different.
  • This ship appears to be the same type of ship that brought Victor and Luke to Sodor in Blue Mountain Mystery, albeit with standard gauge track onboard instead of narrow gauge, as well as a different livery. 
  • In Big World! Big Adventures!, there were several re-textures of this ship.
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