A New Friend on Sodor is an online Thomas & Friends short released on 9 June 2015 on YouTube.
Thomas meets a new engine on Sodor! Who could it possibly be? Let's all give a big howdy to Sam!
- This is the first time outside of the Railway Series where America is explicitly mentioned.
- Sam's mouth doesn't move when he says "howdy".
- Stephen is shown pulling 5 trucks and a brake van yet in King of the Railway, it is shown Stephen can only pull one loaded truck and in the episodes, can only pull 2 or 3 trucks.