Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
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The Rail Ferry is a ship that initially brought the international engines to Sodor by mistake. When the international engines understood they were on Sodor instead of the Mainland where The Great Railway Show was to take place and starring them, they reversed back onto the ferry to be taken there.

The ferry later appeared again in the twenty-fourth series, when it delivered Kenji to Brendam Docks for The Technology Fair. Following the Technology Fair, it returned to pick up Kenji, however Kenji feared going home alone. Because of this, Hiro decided to accompany him on his journey and return to his home in Japan.

Technical Details


The Rail Ferry is based on Harwich Rail Ferries Nos. 1-3, which were designed by W.G. Armstrong-Whitworth and built in 1924 to ferry goods from Zebrugge in Belgium to Harwich in the United Kingdom.


The Rail Ferry has a white superstructure with a dark blue and red hull, with a white line between the two colours.




  • Wood (Busy Island Set; discontinued)
  • TrackMaster (Boat and Sea Set; discontinued)


Thomas & Friends

CGI Series



Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only