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Thomas and Friends, previously Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends has featured many characters, whether through the railway series or introduced in the television series. This is a list of the characters by appearances:

Season 1 (1984-1985)

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Troublesome Trucks
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Mrs. Kyndley
  • Engine Inspector
  • The Little Boys
  • The Ffarqhuar Policeman
  • The Butler
  • The Stone-dropping Boys
  • Jeremiah Jobling (not named)
  • Lady Hatt (not named; does not speak)
  • Percy's Workshop Friends (wheels and buffers only; does not speak)
  • Marklin Engine (cameo)
  • Farmer Finney (cameo)
  • The Ffarqhuar Stationmaster (cameo)
  • Earnest (portrait cameo)
  • Toby's Controller (mentioned)
  • The Green Bus (indirectly mentioned)

Season 2 (1986)

  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • The Spiteful Break Van
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Jem Cole
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • The Barber
  • Daisy's Fitter
  • The Ffarquhar Stationmaster's Wife
  • Three Engine Inspectors
  • Percy's Ghost Engine (does not speak)
  • Father Christmas (does not speak)
  • The Naughty Boys (do not speak)
  • The Lady with the Floppy Green Hat (does not speak)
  • The Enthusiasts (do not speak)
  • The Barber's Customer (does not speak)
  • The Firelighter (does not speak)
  • The Ffarquhar Stationmaster's Children (cameos)
  • Harold's Pilots (cameos)
  • The Careless Cleaner (mentioned)
  • Sam the Farmer (deleted scene; mentioned)

Season 3 (1991-1992)

  • Oliver
  • Mavis
  • Bulgy
  • The New Signalman
  • The Brendam Yardmaster
  • The Goods Depot Foreman
  • The Quarry-Master
  • Farmer Trotter (not named)
  • Flying Scotsman (not named; tenders and cab only; does not speak)
  • Toad (does not speak)
  • The Railway Society (do not speak)
  • The Injured Sailor (does not speak)
  • City of Truro (not named; does not speak)
  • The Boy (cameo)
  • Big Mickey (faceless; cameo)
  • Bulgy's Friend (mentioned)
  • Ffarquhar Quarry Manager (mentioned)

Season 4 (1994-1995)

  • Stepney
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Falcon / Sir Handel
  • Stuart / Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Smudger
  • Rusty
  • S.C. Ruffey
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Bulstrode
  • Refreshment Lady
  • Nancy
  • Tom Tipper
  • The Inspector with the Bowler Hat
  • The Portly Man
  • The Crovan Gate's Policeman
  • The Dryaw Policeman
  • Stepney's Controller
  • The Important Passenger
  • The Elsbridge Cricket Club
  • The Painter
  • The Tailor
  • The Mid Sodor Railway Manager
  • The Boy's Father
  • Class 40 (not named)
  • Mrs. Last (not named)
  • Elizabeth II (does not speak)
  • The Elephant Keeper (does not speak)
  • The Second Butler (cameo)
  • Mr. Walsh (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Brown-haired Assistant (cameo)
  • Other Mid Sodor Railway Engines (indirectly mentioned)
  • Richard Robert Norramby (indirectly mentioned)

Season 5 (1998-1999)

  • Old Slow Coach
  • The Horrid Lorries
  • Cranky
  • Old Bailey
  • The Fire Brigade
  • Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter
  • Tiger Moth's Pilot
  • Derek (not named)
  • 'Arry (not named)
  • Dowager Hatt (not named)
  • The Lighthouse Keeper (not named)
  • Bert (does not speak)
  • Bertram (does not speak)
  • Rusty's Ghost Engine (does not speak)
  • Butch (does not speak)
  • Thumper (does not speak)
  • Tiger Moth (does not speak)
  • The Wedding Guests (do not speak)
  • Boulder (does not speak)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)
  • Harry Topper (mentioned)
  • The Fisherman (mentioned)

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

  • Lady
  • Diesel 10
  • Splatter and Dodge
  • Mr. Conductor
  • Junior
  • Lily
  • Lily's Mother
  • Stacy Jones
  • Burnett Stone
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • Patch
  • The Tumbleweed
  • Tasha Stone (voiceover as a child; photo cameo)
  • P.T. Boomer (cameo; full role cut)

Season 6 (2002)

  • Harvey
  • Salty
  • Elizabeth
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver
  • Max
  • Kelly
  • Byron
  • Ned
  • Isobella
  • Cyril the Fogman
  • Jenny Packard
  • The Foreman
  • Allicia Botti
  • The Smelter's Yard Manager
  • The Coaling Plant Manager
  • The Vet
  • Headmaster Hastings
  • Farmer McColl (not named in original versions)
  • Edward's Ghost Engine (does not speak)
  • The Railway Board (do not speak)
  • The Dockyard Manager (cameo)
  • The Captain (cameo)
  • Mr. Jolly (factory logo cameo; mentioned)

Season 7 (2003)

  • Emily
  • Fergus
  • Arthur
  • Murdoch
  • Spencer
  • Sodor Brass Band
  • Lord Callan
  • The Teacher
  • Dusty Miller (not named)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (do not speak)
  • The Mayor of Sodor (mentioned)

Season 8 (2004)

  • The Ice-Cream Factory Manager
  • The Black Suited Railway Inspector
  • The Halloween Engine (does not speak)
  • The Clowns (do not speak)
  • Kuffy the Clown (not named; does not speak)
  • Farmer Collett (not named, does not speak)
  • The Dairy Manager (cameo)

Calling All Engines! (2005)

  • The Airport Manager

Season 9 (2005)

  • Molly
  • Neville
  • Dennis
  • Mighty Mac
  • Mr. Percival
  • The Famous Artist
  • The Baker
  • The School Choir (vocalizes)
  • Proteus (does not speak)

Jack and the Sodor Construction Company (2006)

*While Jack and the Sodor Construction Company was filmed in 2002 during the airing of the sixth season and filming of the seventh, it wasn't released until 2006.

  • Monty
  • Patrick
  • Nelson
  • Buster
  • Dryaw FC Coach
  • The Experts
  • The Piano Lady
  • The Photographer (does not speak)
  • The One-eyed Truck (mentioned)
  • The Loader (mentioned)
  • Nigel (dropped)

Season 10 (2006)

  • Rosie
  • Freddie
  • Rocky
  • Jeremy
  • "Dusty" Dave
  • The Admiral
  • Mrs. Percival (does not speak)
  • Alice (does not speak)

Season 11 (2007)

  • Whiff
  • Billy
  • Hector
  • Madge
  • The Carpenter
  • The Brown-haired Engineer
  • The Magician
  • The Percival Children (cameos)

The Great Discovery (2008)

  • Stanley
  • J.K Lee (mentioned in newspaper)

Season 12 (2008)

  • Hank
  • Flora
  • Colin
  • The Balloon Repairman
  • The Bargeman
  • The Tree Specialists (do not speak)
  • Mr. Giggles (does not speak)
  • Miss Marvel (does not speak)
  • The Fireman (does not speak)
  • The Schoolchildren (do not speak))
  • The Ginger-haired Boy (cameo)
  • The Blond-haired Boy (cameo)
  • The Teacher (cameo)
  • The Welsh Bird Watcher (cameo)
  • The Female Puppet Show Entertainer (cameo)

Hero of the Rails (2009)

  • Hiro
  • Victor
  • Kevin
  • The Bird Watcher (cameo)
  • The Lady with the Big Hat (cameo)
  • Hiro's Friends (mentioned)

Season 13 (2010)

  • Charlie
  • Sir Lowham Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt's Friends
  • The Bakers (do not speak)
  • The Dock Manager (does not speak)
  • The Mainland Engines (mentioned)
  • The Mainland Controller (mentioned)

Misty Island Rescue (2010)

  • Bash
  • Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Captain
  • Ol' Wheezy
  • Hee-Haw
  • The Railway Inspector (cameo)

Season 14 (2010)

  • Scruff
  • The Island Inspector
  • The Laundry Lady
  • Sodor United Football Team
  • Headkeeper Jack (does not speak)
  • The Search and Rescue Manager (mentioned)

Day of the Diesels (2011)

  • Belle
  • Den and Dart
  • Flynn
  • Sidney (not named)
  • Norman (not named outside of music video)
  • Paxton (not named outside of music video)

*All characters except Sidney appeared before the special in Season 15. However, Season 15 was supposed to air after the special but was brought forward for unknown reasons. Therefore, the character's official introductions were in the special.

Season 15 (2011)

  • The Railway Coal Inspector
  • Dowager Hatt's Friends (do not speak)

Season 16 (2012)

  • Stafford
  • The Great Composer
  • The Great Railway Show Judge (cameo)
  • The Man with Waistcoat and Grey Hair (cameo)

Blue Mountain Mystery (2012)

  • Winston
  • Luke
  • Owen
  • Merrick
  • Sir Takaboushi Hideki (Japan only)

Season 17 (2013-2014)

  • Porter
  • The Two other Railway Inspectors
  • The Climbers (do not speak)
  • The Groundskeeper (mentioned)

King of the Railway

  • Stephen
  • Cailtin
  • Connor
  • Millie
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Novelty (does not speak)
  • Sans Pareil (does not speak)
  • King Godred (does not speak)
  • The Thieves (do not speak)

*Several Season 17 episodes with mentioned characters premiered on DVD before this special.

Tale of the Brave (2014)

Season 18 (2014-2015)

  • Samson
  • Slip Coaches
  • The Grumpy Passenger
  • The Deputy Minster
  • The Blue Mountain Quarry Manager (does not speak)

The Adventure Begins (2015)

  • Glynn
  • Judy and Jerome
  • The other Coffee Pots (mentioned)

Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (2015)

  • Ryan
  • Skiff
  • Bert
  • Rex
  • Mike
  • Sailor John
  • The Divers
  • Captain Calles (does not speak)
  • The Thin Clergyman (cameo)

Season 19 (2015-2016)

  • Phillip
  • Barrow Football Team
  • Albert
  • Albert's Wife
  • Little Thomas
  • Captain Joe (cameo)

The Great Race (2016)

  • Ashima
  • Axel
  • Vinnie
  • Raul
  • Carlos
  • Ivan
  • Etienne
  • The Great Railway Show Announcer
  • Rajiv (speaks only in German dub; does not speak in other dubs)
  • Shane (does not speak)
  • The Great Railway Show Flagman (does not speak)
  • Yong Bao (cameo)
  • The Mainland Diesels (cameos)
  • The Mainland Brass Band (cameos)

Season 20 (2016-2017)

  • Hugo
  • Bradford
  • Fergus Duncan
  • Willie
  • The Museum Manger
  • Franz
  • The Male Puppet Show Entertainer
  • The Fat Clergyman (not named)

Journey Beyond Sodor (2017)

  • Merlin
  • Lexi
  • Theo
  • Hurricane
  • Frankie
  • Beresford
  • The Log Engine (not named; does not speak)

Season 21 (2017)

  • Hannah
  • Carly
  • The Sea Serpents

Big World Big Adventures! (Movie) (2018)

  • Nia
  • Beau
  • Ace
  • Angelique
  • Tony
  • Two Other Rally Cars
  • The Brazlian Tank Engine
  • Kwaku
  • Fernando
  • International Rally Cars (Angelique, Tony and two unnamed cars)
  • The Chinese Diesel Shunter
  • Emerson (not named)
  • Kobe (not named)
  • Cassia (not named)
  • Carter (not named)
  • The Brown Tender Engine (cameo)
  • The Grey Tender Engine (cameo)
  • The White Tank Engine (cameo)
  • The Dark Red Tank Engine (cameo)
  • The Orange Tender Engine (cameo)
  • The American Crane (cameo)
  • The African Crane (cameo)
  • The Rio Crane (cameo)
  • Ace's Driver (cameo)
  • The Batucada Players (cameo)

There were also several minor background characters that were simply recolored and retextured versions of Edward, Henry, Ryan, Oliver, Raul, James, Diesel and Judy and Jerome.

Big World! Big Adventures! (Season 22) (2018)

  • Rebecca
  • Hong-Mei
  • Dexter the Mobile Classroom
  • Aubrey and Aiden
  • An An and Lin Yong
  • Isla the Australian Aeroplane
  • Charubala the India Railway Controller
  • Noor Jehan
  • Shankar
  • Tamika
  • The Indian Actor
  • The Indian Director
  • The Film Crew Leader
  • The Tiger Hunters
  • Madeliene
  • Madeline's Parents
  • Ranger Jill
  • Doctor Claire (does not speak)
  • The Indian Police (does not speak)
  • Dame Bella's Orchestra (do not speak)
  • The Purple Tank Engine (cameo)
  • The Purple Tender Engine (cameo)
  • The Chinese Diesel Shunter (cameo)
  • The Indian Fashion Designer (cameo)

Big World! Big Adventures! (Season 23) (2019)

  • Gabriela
  • Lorenzo
  • Gustavo
  • Beppe
  • Darcy
  • Brenda
  • Ester
  • Stefeno
  • Dame Bella
  • The Crown Thieves
  • The Grumpy Indian Stationmaster
  • The Friendly Indian Stationmaster
  • Mia
  • Sodor Rangers

Big World! Big Adventures! (Season 24) (2020)

RWS Only Characters

Wilbert Awdry RWS Characters

Christopher Awdry RWS Characters

  • "Old Stuck Up"
  • The Works Diesel
  • Pip and Emma
  • Jock
  • Green Arrow
  • Mallard
  • Iron Duke
  • The Diesel Shunter
  • Duchess of Hamilton
  • Boxhill (mentioned only)
  • Wilbert
  • Sixteen
  • Ivo Hugh
  • Victoria
  • Fred Pelhay
  • Rickety
  • Kathy and Lizzie
  • Stepney's Controller
  • Kevin Volley
  • Mr. Ivo Hugh
  • Mr. Roger Sam
  • Walter Richards

Other Awdry Characters

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Magazine Characters

  • The Acrobats
  • Adam and Debbie
  • Alf
  • Algy
  • Angus
  • The Artist
  • The Art Gallery Manager
  • The Art Thief
  • The Balloon Seller
  • The Bank Robbers
  • The Barleycorn Farm Shepherd
  • Ben the Shepherd
  • Bert Coke
  • The Black-bearded Man
  • Bluebird
  • Bobo the Clown
  • The Bride and Groom
  • The Cafe Owner
  • The Canoeist
  • The Captain
  • Captain Cosmos
  • The Car Ferry Captain
  • Carlos on Wheels
  • The Carnival Queen
  • Charlie
  • The Chimney-Sweep
  • The Coalman
  • Coco the Clown
  • Danny
  • Danny Day
  • Dave
  • Dave the Busker
  • Dingely Hall's Manager
  • The Doctor
  • The Elderly Lady
  • The End of the Rainbow Owner
  • Elsbridge Rovers F.C. Manager
  • The Famous Writer
  • Farmer Banks
  • Farmer Collett
  • Farmer Collett's Wife
  • The Film Star
  • Forest Ranger
  • Fred the Fogman
  • The Fried Fish Man
  • The Golfers
  • The Head Keeper
  • The Ice Artist
  • The Ice-Cream Man
  • The Injured Mountain Climber
  • Jed Stone
  • The Jeweller
  • The Jewel Thief
  • Jill and Jane
  • Jim
  • Joanna
  • Joe
  • Kit's Owner
  • Little Barford
  • The Magician and the Witch
  • Marcus
  • The Mayor of Wellsworth
  • Michael the Painter
  • The Milkman
  • The Mine Inspector
  • Miss Brown
  • Mr. Director
  • Mr. O'Neill
  • Mr. Savino
  • Nelly
  • The Nurse
  • Nurse O'Neill
  • Old Bennett
  • The Painter and Decorator
  • Paul Walford
  • The Priest
  • Restless Eric
  • Roddy Bowlby
  • S. Jones
  • Sally
  • Sam
  • Sam the Shepherd
  • The Scrapman
  • The Scrapyard Inspector
  • The Sculptor
  • The Sherbets
  • The Signwriter
  • Sidney (steam engine)
  • Simon
  • Sir Rackham
  • The Skipper
  • The Small Boy
  • Smiley the Clown
  • The Sodor Railway Jazz Band
  • Sodor Toy Factory Manager
  • The Soloist
  • Sophie
  • The Special Stationmaster
  • Stephen
  • Stephen's Mother
  • Ted
  • Tigerwoman and The Fang
  • Tom
  • The two Smartly-dressed Woman
  • The Very Important People
  • The Vet
  • Victor (standard gauge)
  • Webman
  • The White Van Man
  • William

Other Characters

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