Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
This article is about the Random House book. You may be looking for the LeapPad book, the song, the Story Library spin-off book or the Sodor Island Publishing book.

Thomas the Really Useful Engine is a book.


When a storm hits Sodor, James, Percy and Henry are sent to pick up supplies to fix the station house. But when they do not return, it is up to Thomas to find them and clean up the mess.





  • Tidmouth Sheds is illustrated as being next to Dryaw station.
  • In one illustration, Henry is depicted as a 2-6-0.
  • In the illustration where Thomas finds Percy, Percy is missing one of his lamp irons.
  • In the illustration where Thomas finds Henry, Henry is missing the red lining below his cab windows.
  • The top of Percy's coal bunker is painted green.
  • Douglas' nameplate is white with red outlining and black lettering, and his boiler stripes and running board are red.
  • In the illustration where Sir Topham Hatt puts Gordon in charge, Gordon is missing the red lining below his cab windows.
  • In the illustration where Gordon tells Percy and Henry to go find James, one of Henry's wheel arches is rectangular shaped.
  • In the illustration with all of the engines, the set of points from the main line to the Douglas’ track at the sheds is not illustrated properly, as both rails are shown to end at the same rail on one of the main line tracks.
  • On the map of Sodor in the eleventh illustration, Corloey is misspelled as "Corley".