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Thomas is a tank engine who works on the Knapford-Ffarquhar Branch Line on the North Western Railway.

Thomas
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Number

1

Class

LB&SCR E2

Designer

L.B. Billinton

Builder

Brighton Works

Configuration

0-6-0T

Built

January 1914

Arrived on Sodor

May 1915

Bio

In Adventures on Rails, he was built throughout 1913 and completed on January 1914 at Brighton Works. He worked at Southampton Docks for about a year before being bought by the Fat Controller in May 1915 to help on the newly formed North Western Railway on the Island of Sodor.

He worked as a station pilot at Vicarstown until 1923 when he rescued James after a nasty accident, and was then given his own branch line, and two coaches whom he named Annie and Clarabel. He has had a number of strange incidents such as, needing to get water from a river but resulting to have fish in them, leaving his Guard behind after he tripped on an old lady's umbrella, crashing into a stationmaster's house whilst they were having breakfast, and getting into trouble with a policeman on the Quarry Tramroad for not having cowcatchers and side-plates. Despite this, he has proven on a number of occasions he is still very useful, such as stopping some theives who robbed the Ffarquhar stationmaster, being the representative of the North Western Railway at the National Railway Museum, and rescuing a swan stranded on the line.

He keeps busy on his branch line where he runs the passenger operations with Daisy and his two coaches, Annie and Clarabel.

Persona

Thomas is rather cheeky, but is good at heart and generally behaves well, except when he is getting into mishap. He loves teasing the others and, on occasion, brags about his superiority, but is always brought down to earth in due course. If Thomas has one major character flaw, it is that he is forgetful, and slightly impatient. However, he is also optimistic and idealistic.

Basis

Thomas is based off the LB&SCR E2 with extended side tanks.

Livery

Thomas is painted NWR blue with red lining and a yellow '1' on his tanks with a red border.

In Adventures on Rails, prior to arriving on Sodor, he was painted LB&SCR black and the number 104 on his cab and "LB&SCR" on his tanks.

In Thomas the Slender Engine

Thomas is a major antagonist.

Voice Lines

  • “I see you in the distance”
  • ”You can run, but you can’t hide from me”
  • “I know where you are”
  • ”You better start running soon!”
  • ”As Sir Topham Hatt says, I’m a really useful engine“

Appearances

Adventures on Rails

Shorts

Other

The New Adventures on Rails

Sodor Adventures

He will also appear in Vinnie the Bully.

Specials:

The Many Adventures on the Island of Sodor

Specials:

Sudrian Stories

Specials:

Stories From Sodor

Thomas' Bizzare Adventures

Gallery

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