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""It makes me proud to be an excavator!""
— Alfie
A Visit from Thomas

Steve Asquith


Phil Fehrle


Paul Dawson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

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A Visit from Thomas is a Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, released on Thomas' Trusty Friends/On Site With Thomas.


Thomas takes the Fat Controller to see the site for the new school the Pack are preparing. After the Fat Controller leaves, Max tells Oliver to hurry up, but he takes no notice. However, his bucket hits something hard buried in the ground. Oliver's operator suggests that it could be important, so the Foreman calls Miss Jenny, who calls the Fat Controller, who calls the Experts. The Experts realise that Oliver has discovered a dinosaur bone. Using his chisel, Oliver digs away more earth to uncover a complete dinosaur skeleton. A photographer takes a picture of Oliver with the dinosaur and the following day, Thomas brings the Fat Controller, who shows the Pack that Oliver is on the front page of the Sodor Times with the headline: "Digger Digs Dino!"




  • This episode was originally to be titled "Oliversaurus", although that title name is listed on Virgin TV Anywhere's website.
  • Stock footage from Toby's Windmill is used, as is mirrored stock footage from Three Cheers for Thomas.


  • When the narrator says "The Fat Controller had given land for the school." the scene is mirrored.
  • During the scene where Miss Jenny was showing the Fat Controller the site for the pool, Oliver had his digger removed in in one shot.
  • The soil from around the dinosaur should have been dug out more carefully.
  • The title is misleading as the plot does not centre around Thomas's visit.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Thomas bezoeken Thomas Visits
German Besuch von Thomas A Visit from Thomas



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