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The United Kingdom is the Mainland of Sodor.

Location

The Mainland (United Kingdom) is located across the Walney Channel from Sodor and is accessed via the Vicarstown BridgeBarrow-in-Furness is the nearest mainland station and town to Sodor. Sodor itself bridges the bay between Barrow and the Isle of Man, reducing what would otherwise be a swath of open sea into a narrow strip of water named Faarkey-Y-Sudragh ("Sudrian Sea").

Named Locations

Certain locations on the Mainland have been mentioned by name in both the Railway Series and the television series. These include:

Barrow-in-Furness

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Bluebell Railway

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Bournemouth

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Bridlington

Thomas & Friends Specials

Brighton

Thomas & Friends Specials

Bristol

The Railway Series

Carlisle

The Railway Series

Carnforth

The Railway Series

Crewe

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Doncaster

The Railway Series

Great Yarmouth Docks

The Railway Series

London

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Lydney

The Railway Series

National Railway Museum

The Railway Series

Norfolk

The Railway Series

Plymouth

The Railway Series

Skipton

The Railway Series

York

The Railway Series

The Craneworks

Thomas & Friends

The Steelworks

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Railways

The Mainland is home to a number of different railways. The main railway company on the Mainland is British Railways, however there are many others, some of which are listed here:

Rolling Stock

Locomotives

Railway Series only

Television Series only

Magazines and Annuals only

Coaches and Trucks

Railway Series only

Television Series only

Magazines and Annuals only

Additionally, the majority of the engines and rolling stock on the North Western Railway, Skarloey Railway, Arlesdale Railway and Mid Sodor Railway originate from the Mainland.

Non-Rail Vehicles

Railway Series only

Television Series only

Humans

Television Series only

Appearances

The Mainland has made several appearances in the Railway Series. In the television series, its first appearance was in the fourth series episode, Thomas and the Special Letter. In the CGI series, the Mainland has been mentioned several times and briefly seen whenever the Vicarstown bridge appears. Crovan's Gate was once used as a station on the mainland. The Mainland makes its first full appearance in The Great Race and appears in Journey Beyond Sodor.

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