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“Never having to work with Diesel again... or never wearing my snowplough/snowplow... or never having to pull smelly fish!”
―Thomas deciding on what to wish for.

Thomas and the Shooting Star is the sixteenth episode of the tenth series.


One night, Thomas is taking engineers to repair the electrics at the power station. But he wants to see a shooting star, so he keeps taking different routes, and as a result, gets lost. But when Thomas makes a wish to see what is ahead, the shooting star comes across the sky over him and Thomas finally sees the power station. Once the electricity is back on, Thomas returns to Tidmouth Sheds, much to Percy's relief.




  • This is the 250th episode of the television series overall.
  • Going by production order, this is the fifteenth episode of the tenth series.
  • This marks the only appearance of the Sodor Power Station in the television series to date.
  • The constellation the shooting star passes in front of is Orion.
  • A Thomas poster is seen in the boy's bedroom.
  • The US narration of the episode was never released on home media.
  • Thomas saying that he could wish to never have to pull Fish could be a reference to the eighth series episode, Fish and saying he could wish to never have to wear his snowplow could be a reference to either the first series episode, Thomas, Terence and the Snow, the sixth series episode, It's Only Snow, or Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough.


  • During the night sky scenes, whenever the camera moves, the stars move with it.
  • Thomas is smiling when he worries about going through the tunnel and missing the star.


In Other Languages

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Language Title
Chinese 托马斯和流星
Croatian Tomica i meteor
Czech Tomáš a létavice
Danish Thomas og stjerneskuddet
Dutch Thomas en de Vallende Ster
Finnish Tuomas ja Tähdenlento
German Thomas und die Sternschnuppe
Hungarian Az Üstökös
Italian Thomas e la Stella Cadente
Japanese トーマスとながれぼし
Korean 소원을 빌어요
Norwegian Thomas og stjerneskuddet
Polish Tomek i spadająca gwiazda
Portuguese Thomas e a estrela cadente
Romanian Thomas și Steaua Căzătoare
Slovak Thomas a lietavica
Spanish Thomas y la Estrella Fugaz
Swedish Thomas och stjärnfallet
Thai โธมัสและดาวตก
Turkish Thomas ve Kayan Yıldız

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