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“Everyone makes mistakes, Thomas, but you should have told me sooner. I could have helped you sort it out before the problem got bigger!”

Thomas Makes a Mistake is the eighth episode of the twenty-third series.


When Thomas arrives at the Varkala Railway Station, Charubala gives Thomas a very important job of delivering some very important silk to a famous fashion designer in Surajpur. She tells Thomas to take a turning after the lake and the next station after that is Surajpur. Thomas sets out to deliver the silk and sees a lot of new and exciting things on the railway: a mountain railway, camels, and even swimming elephants. Unfortunately, he gets distracted by the elephants and accidentally goes the wrong way.

Thomas delivers the silks to a station where Noor Jehan is. When she realises what he has delivered, she attempts to call out to him but fails. While telling Ashima of his journey to the station, she asks him about things in the station that Thomas did not see. This makes Thomas realise that he actually took a wrong turning. Ashima attempts to advise Thomas to tell Charubala about what he did, but Thomas thinks she will be cross with him if he does.

Thomas rushes to collect the trucks he accidentally left at the wrong station to drop off at the right one, but Noor Jehan attempts (and fails) to call out to him again. Thomas goes the right way and drops off what he thinks are his trucks, only for several goats to come out of a truck. Thomas' actual trucks are left at another station and are opened up, only for the silks to fly out of a truck. One of the silks blinds Thomas, causing him to bump into Shankar's trucks of fruit, which fall onto the tracks and are very narrowly almost run over by Noor Jehan.

Thomas realises that he needs to confess to Charubala what he did, to which she offers to help him. The goats, silks and fruits are soon successfully retrieved by everyone, to which Charubala praises everyone for their efforts and Thomas thanks everyone for helping him.





US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Tina Desai as Ashima and the Fashion Designer
  • Nikhil Pamar as the Grumpy and Friendly Stationmasters
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan, Charubala and a Monkey
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar


  • Going by production order, this is the tenth episode of the twenty-third series.
  • Some TV listings list this episode as Thomas Masks a Mistake.
  • This is the only episode set in India where Rajiv does not appear.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing of this episode, it was paired with Crowning Around.


  • In the Mexican airing of the episode, the dialogue of the Grumpy Indian Stationmaster is muted.
  • In the Netflix US end credits, Rajiv is listed with Nikhil Parmar's characters despite not appearing.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas Comete Um Erro
Dutch Thomas Maakt een Fout
Estonian Thomas Teeb Vea
Finnish Tuomas Tekee Virheen
German Jeder macht mal Fehler
Indonesian Thomas Membuat Kesalahan
Italian Thomas commete un Errore
Japanese トーマス、なんどもまちがえる
Korean 실수투성이 토마스
Latin American Spanish Thomas Comete un Error
Latvian Tomass Pieļauj Kļūdu
Lithuanian Tomas Padaro Klaidą
Polish Tomek Popełnia Błąd
Russian Ошибка Томаса
Spanish Thomas se Equivoca

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