Tidmouth Yards is a large yard located near Tidmouth.
The Railway Series
When the headquarters for the North Western Railway moved from Vicarstown to Tidmouth in 1925, Tidmouth Yards became the main yards for the railway. Initially, a little blue tank engine was in charge of the yard, however he was later either reallocated or sent away.
When the big engines went on strike, Percy became the head shunter of the yard and station. He was later replaced by Duck as yard shunter when he left to help with the expansion of Knapford Harbour in 1955.
Thomas & Friends
In the television series, Tidmouth Yards is located next to the station. It first appeared in the second series. Originally, it had one coal hopper, however as of the third series this appears to have been upgraded to two. The yard also contains a turntable as well as Ffarquhar Sheds and The Ffarquhar Stationmaster's House.
- Series 2 - Thomas, Percy and the Coal, Percy and the Signal, The Runaway, Gordon Goes Foreign (episode cancelled), The Missing Coach (episode cancelled), Break Van, The Deputation, Thomas Comes to Breakfast, Ghost Train, Woolly Bear and Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
- Series 3 - Buzz, Buzz, Tender Engines, Escape, Oliver Owns Up and Bulgy