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“Jem Cole says he never drove a better engine!
Charlie Sand, Saved from Scrap, second season

Jem Cole is Trevor's and George's driver and is a good friend of the Rev. Charles Laxey. He has his own yard at Killaban.


He was Trevor's driver prior to the traction engine being sent to Crocks Scrap Yard to be cut up. After Edward convinced the Vicar of Wellsworth to help save Trevor, Jem restored and demonstrated him to the Vicar and his two sons. Thankfully, the Vicar was able to buy Trevor for cheap, and continued to hire Jem's services as a driver and mechanic whenever one was required. He also tutored the Vicar's eldest son on how to drive and maintain Trevor.

Jem, along with Farmer Trotter and others, was a part of the rescue team which found Duke. He seems to be very knowledgeable about road steam traction, as he has also driven George. Jem Cole is a skilled mechanic, as shown when he restored Elizabeth and an old narrow gauge coach into a Refreshment Coach. As of the eleventh season, he appears to be working as a farmer and has grown a grey beard. In the fifteenth season, he was seen fishing with a little boy in the Whistling Woods; this could possibly be his son or grandson. In Day of the Diesels, he helped to extinguish a fire at a barn. In the sixteenth season, he helped to put out another fire, this one being at Sir Topham Hatt's Shed.

He has previously worked as a railway ganger.

In the Thomas Saves the Day PC game, he owns a work shed at the bottom of Gordon's Hill, where Elizabeth rests.


He dresses in typical farmer clothing with a brown fedora, a red/orange vest, white button down shirt, brown trousers and black rubber boots.


Railway Series

Television Series


Learning Segments:

He also appeared in several ninth season music videos.

Magazine Stories

Jem Cole also appeared in the magazine stories, Double Attraction and Harvest.

Annual Stories

Voice Actors


  • From the ninth season to the eleventh season, Jem Cole used Old Bailey's face mask. His previous face was reused for Jeremiah Jobling in seasons 4-6.
  • Jem Cole's appearance changed slightly in the third season, most noticeably his eyes.


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