Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

The Duke and Duchess of Boxford often visit Sodor with their private engine, Spencer. However, since the fifteenth series, they appear to have lived at their summer house.


Thomas & Friends

The Duke and Duchess once bought a holiday home on Sodor and had Edward take their furniture to the house. The engines later helped to build them another summer house. They are good friends with Sir Topham and Lady Hatt and were among the important visitors who attended Dowager Hatt's Sodor tour and party at Knapford in the sixteenth series.

They later attempted to get to Callan Castle for Lord Callan's birthday ball but had several difficulties getting there, such as when Spencer broke down, Thomas got stuck due to branches on the line and Bertie received a flat tyre. They finally arrived in time thanks to Mr. Percival and Harold. They also attended the Earl's Christmas Luncheon.


The Duke wears a dark purple suit jacket, which has a crest on the left side, over a yellow shirt and grey trousers, with a brown boater hat, with a purple band. The Duchess wears a light purple dress, with white collars and pink floral patterns and a floppy brown sun hat. In Timothy And The Rainbow Truck, she wore a rainbow coloured dress with a matching sunhat.


Thomas & Friends


Music Videos

Learning Segments


Magazine Stories

The Duke and Duchess of Boxford also appeared in the magazine stories, Red for Rosie, Spencer's Statue and Spotty Spencer.


  • The Duchess' model is currently on display at Drayton Manor. The Duke's figure was sold by the Prop Gallery to an unknown buyer.
  • The Duchess' first speaking role was in Hero of the Rails. She never spoke in the model era.

* RWS only | ** T&F only