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This list is for human characters who only appear in the television series, listed in chronological order. For characters that first or only appear in the Railway Series see: Minor Human Characters in the Railway Series. For characters that appear in either the annual stories or the magazine stories see: Minor Human Characters in the Annual Stories or Minor Human Characters in the Magazine Stories respectively.

The Storyteller

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The Storyteller was asked to open a new library, but first Thomas had to show her a special part of the line to give her inspiration for a story. Thomas, however, was delayed helping James, Emily and Percy, but luckily the storyteller knew what to do: she made a story about Thomas. She appears to be good friends with Lady Hatt.

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She also made cameos in two fourth season songs.

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  • The Storyteller's figurine is currently on display at Drayton Manor.

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The Injured Sailor

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The injured sailor appeared in the third season episode, All at Sea. After he injured his hand during the regatta, Harold brought him to Duck and Duck to Bertie, who then took him to the hospital.

He also made a cameo in the fifth season song, Harold the Helicopter.

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The Quarry-master

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The Quarry-master was in charge of China Clay works. When a rock-slide started at the quarry, the quarry-master was nearly left behind, but he clambered aboard one of the trucks just in time.

The quarry-master only appeared in the third season episodes, One Good Turn and Heroes.

He also appeared cameo in the fifth season song, Every Cloud has a Silver Lining.

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The Elephant Caper

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The Elephant Caper is the caper of the circus elephant. His only appearance was in Henry and the Elephant.

The Portly Man

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The Portly Man only appeared in the fourth season episode Sleeping Beauty. He wore a green jacket, a white shirt, cream trousers and a red and green bobble hat.

He, Jem Cole, Farmer Trotter and two other men went on a search for Duke. He found Duke after accidentally falling through the roof of his shed and landing on his saddletank.

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The Firelighter

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The firelighter is a specialist workman who helps out with lighting fires for steam engines. He wears a blue coat, white shirt, black tie and brown overalls and cap.

The Firelighter once came to see why Gordon's fire would not light. He then found out that there were "gremlins" in Gordon's fire.

The firelighter was mentioned in the second season episode, Thomas Comes to Breakfast and the third season episode, A Scarf for Percy and later appeared in the fifth season episode, Gordon and the Gremlin.

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The Special Visitor

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The Special Visitor came to the Island of Sodor to build a new playground for the children as their old one had closed. He, along with the Fat Controller, utilised Harold to see possible areas for the new playground. As a result, rumours spread amongst the engines that they were to be replaced by Harold, but these were found to be untrue after Gordon's accident in a tunnel. From the crash, he found the perfect sand for the new playground and everyone smiled.

The special visitor appeared in the fifth season episode, Thomas and the Rumours. He was first mentioned in the 1989 magazine stories, An Important Visitor and Rumours and Speculation. In the latter story, the Fat Controller mentions his name is Mr. Walsh.

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Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter

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Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter was to get married, but Mrs. Kyndley did not have a good luck package for her and so Percy and his crew found one, consisting of Thomas, Old Slow Coach, new buffers and a flat truck. The delighted bride thanked the engines and gave Percy a kiss, much to Thomas' laughter.

Mrs. Kyndley's daughter only appeared in the fifth season episode, Happy Ever After.

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Harry Topper

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Harry Topper runs a fair on the Island of Sodor. He was only mentioned on a banner in the fifth season episode, Make Someone Happy.

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Tiger Moth's Pilot

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Tiger Moth's pilot is a show-off who has a reputation for flying too low. He later got his comeuppance after he crashed into a haystack. The Fat Controller requested the pilot be grounded. In his second appearance, he piloted The Hot Air Balloon for Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt but accidentally crashed into a tree.

Although the pilot only had two lines, in the fifth season episode Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday, he appears to be rather pompous and a bit of a yes-man. He later appeared in the seventh season episode, The Grand Opening.

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The Lighthouse Keeper

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The Lighthouse Keeper is in charge of warning ships that get too close to the rocky shore. In his first appearance, he warned Thomas of eroded tracks on the coastal route, Once a fuse broke in the lighthouse, so Salty suggested to the Lighthouse Keeper that Fergus' flywheel be used to power the generator.

He first appeared in the fifth season episode, Something in the Air and has made infrequent appearances ever since then he reappeared in the seventh season episode, Salty's Stormy Tale. In more recent seasons, Cyril the Fogman appears to be the Lighthouse Keeper.

He last appeared in the tenth season episodes, Thomas and the Treasure and Seeing the Sights. He also appeared in a sixth season music video as well as a seventh season music video.

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The Railway Board

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These are a group of men who help run the North Western Railway and make decisions about which engines to keep. For some reason, they prefer to ride in Bertie. They also look very much alike.

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They are present in the book, Thomas' Island Tour, though none are seen.

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The Dockyard Manager

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The Dockyard Manager was in charge of Brendam Docks, one of the busiest dockyards on Sodor. He first appeared in the seventh season episode, Not So Hasty Puddings and made infrequent appearances until the twelfth season. In the CGI Series he has been replaced by the Dock Manager

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The Vet

This article is about the television series character. You may be looking for the magazine character.
TheVet

During a heavy snow storm, Sir Topham Hatt arranged for Toby and Henrietta to deliver the Vet to Farmer McColl, as he was in needed of a vet's help when his sheep started lambing.

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The Captain

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The Captain was in charge of a big ship that was heading for Sodor. During the ship's voyage, a distant lighthouse lost power. Thanks to the quick-thinking of Salty, Fergus was attached to the Lighthouse's generator, thus keeping the captain and his ship safe. The next morning, he thanked Salty and Fergus for their hard work.

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He also appeared in a seventh season music video.

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The Fisherman

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The fisherman goes out to sea to catch fish near the Fishing Village, though he can be seen working at other places.

Once, Thomas was sent to collect some fish and was impatient with the workmen, the fisherman teased him and told him to enjoy the smell of fish, in-which Thomas snorted in disgust.

Appearances

He appeared in a sixth season music video as well as a seventh season music video. He also cameoed in a eighth season music video.

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The Tailor

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After Sir Topham Hatt received a kilt as a present from Lord Callan, he had it measured for him by the tailor.

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He also cameoed in a ninth season learning segment and a tenth season music video.

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Dusty Miller

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Dusty Miller has his own windmill for making flour on Toby's Branch Line. He is a good friend of Toby and Lady Hatt. He sometimes helps out at the Hillside Mill near the Skarloey Railway.

When his windmill was struck by lightning, Toby wanted to help. That chance came sooner than expected when Toby came across a tree and asked if he could use it to rebuild the mill. When the windmill was rebuilt, the miller named it Toby's Windmill in thanks.

Thomas once mistook him for The Man in the Hills because he was covered in so much flour.

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Merchandise

Trivia

  • Early sketches for the CGI model call him "Windy Miller". This happens to be a character from the 1966 children's show "Camberwick Green".
  • In the twelfth season, he gained a moustache.
  • His figurine is currently on display at Drayton Manor.

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Headmaster Hastings

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Headmaster Hastings is the headmaster of Strawberry Grove School. One day, Duncan was pulling an organ for the school when his whistle shot off into a field and Headmaster Hastings used the organ as a replacement.

Headmaster Hastings only appeared in the sixth season episode, Faulty Whistles, which was written by Ross Hastings. He also appeared in the magazine story, Musical Duncan. His organ later appear in the seventh season episode, Best Dressed Engine.

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The Foreman

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The Foreman is Miss Jenny's second-in-command and a member of the Sodor Construction Company. He is known for being very strict with the Pack.

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Dryaw FC coach

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The Dryaw FC Coach has only appeared in the episode Thomas and the Moles from The Pack. He hire the Sodor Construction Company to clear debris from the Dryaw FC car park after a bad storm, and needed the additional help of Buster to flatten out mole hills on the football field.

He loosely resembles Sir Topham Hatt.

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The Piano Lady

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The Piano Lady only appeared in the Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, Kelly's Windy Day. She arranged for Isobella to deliver her piano. When Isobella was indanger of falling off the Old Quarry Bridge, she and Miss Jenny encouraged Kelly to rescue her.

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The Experts

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The Experts were hired by Sir Topham Hatt and the Sodor Construction Company to examine a complete dinosaur skeleton uncovered by Oliver. They are referred to as "the expert with the red moustache" and "the expert with the fuzzy beard".

The Experts have only appeared in the episode A Visit from Thomas from The Pack.

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The Ice-Cream Factory Manager

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The Ice-Cream Factory Manager manages the Sodor Ice Cream Factory. One summer's day, he asked Thomas to collect cream, strawberries and cocoa powder, for the ice cream lady at the beach had run out of ice cream. After Thomas returned, he asked him if he could deliver the ice cream to the beach once it was finished, much to Thomas' disappointment, for he had wanted to help take children to the beach.

Later, when the Fat Controller asked Thomas to collect milk from the dairy to make ice cream for the children's summer party at Maithwaite, Thomas went quickly to show Emily he could be fast. When he arrived at the factory, the manager was shocked to see that the milk was almost butter. He explained to Thomas that milk turns to butter when it is shaken for a long time and sent Thomas back to the dairy to collect more milk.

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The Dairy Manager

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The Dairy Manager manages the Sodor Dairy. His uniform consists of white trousers, a black tie, a white jacket over it, and a white hat.

The Dairy Manager once arranged for with Sir Topham Hatt for Thomas to deliver Sodor's stinkiest cheese to Brendam Docks. On Mr. Percival's birthday, Thomas mistook him for The Man in the Hills. He later arranged with Sir Robert Norramby for Stephen to collect milk from the Dairy for Ulfstead Castle's afternoon tea.

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The Airport Manager

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Following the construction of the Sodor Airport, Thomas was shunting trucks nearby, when they derailed and crashed into a nearby water tower, causing it to fall over and crack the runway. The Airport Manager inspected the damage and determined that unless it could be cleared away, the aeroplane set to land would have to go back. After most of the wreckage was cleared away, the manager telephoned to have Harvey clear the tracks, but he was on the other side of the island.

The Airport Manager only appeared in the special, Calling All Engines!.

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The Famous Artist

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Percy was asked to show the painter around Sodor so he could paint a picture, but the painter was fussy and complained at sights like the beach and the viaduct. Percy finally lost his temper and shouted at the painter, but the painter got an idea: paint Percy.

The painter fits the stereotypical image of a painter: he has a moustache and French accent (in the US narration) and dresses in a smock and beret.

The painter only appeared in the ninth season episode, Percy and the Oil Painting.

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The Baker

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When Thomas brought milk churns to the Bakery to make cakes for the children's summer party at Maithwaite, the baker told him that he needed butter, not milk. Thomas told him to look inside; the baker saw that the milk was now butter due to Thomas travelling fast.

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"Dusty" Dave

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Dave the Miller, nicknamed "Dusty" Dave, runs his own flour business.

Thomas once sought out his help in looking for a truck of flour at the Sodor Flour Mill.

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Alice

This article is about the little girl. You may be looking for the coach.
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Alice is a young girl who lives on High Farm. She is good friends with Thomas and, presumably, Rosie. She was later seen amongst Bertie's passengers when he got stuck in the mud on his way to the medal ceremony for a brave firefighter.

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The Admiral

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The Admiral was to be taken by Thomas to open the Sodor Maritime Museum, but when Thomas went on a journey looking for treasure he ended up being late, so Harold took the Admiral instead. When Thomas finally found the treasure the Admiral was soon on hand to dig it up and declared that the treasure would be the most important thing in the museum.

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The Photographer

"Oh my! How splendid! A hard working engine with his sheep and sheepdog straight from the fields! That's the photograph I need for the front page!"
— The Photographer, Muddy Matters, sixteenth season
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After a dinosaur skeleton was discovered in the mountains, Thomas took the photographer to the Transfer Yards while Rheneas took the skeleton down the mountain.

When Edward was later chosen to star on a North Western Railway poster, the photographer was hired again, this time to take a photo of Edward for the poster. He was later hired to photograph the engines for a billboard to be erected at Knapford.

He later took a photograph of Thomas and a giraffe at the Animal Park.

He used a draisine when he took pictures of the Sodor engines for a book entitled Sodor: The Great Railway. He was also present at the Farmer's Fair where he took a picture of James, Farmer McColl, Sir Topham Hatt, Farmer McColl's dog Katie and his sheep. The photograph was featured on the front page of the Sodor Gazette newspaper. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's Sodor tour and after party.

He later took a photograph of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre's one thousand and first rescue while the team were rescuing Percy and Diesel from a flood.

The Photographer seems to be calm and easy going, laughing when Thomas and Diesel were arguing whether it was done on purpose or not. He was also the only one (aside from Emily and Edward) not cross with Thomas for not telling Diesel and was simply confused.

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  • He speaks with an Italian accent in the US narration of Thomas and the Billboard.
  • Since the CGI switch, he gained a moustache.
  • In the nineteenth season, he gained a Scottish accent.

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The Carpenter

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In the eleventh season episode, Gordon and the Engineer, a signalbox broke down, slowing traffic on the Main Line to a standstill. Gordon was asked to collect an engineer from Maron, but he mistakenly collected a carpenter, who thought Gordon was taking him to Brendam.

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The Engineer

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After Gordon discovered his mistake, he reversed along Thomas' line to Maron, but was stopped at Abbey by Douglas, who was stranded there. Gordon, however, had the idea of sending Douglas to Wellsworth to tell Donald to collect the engineer and then ferry him up the line. The plan worked and the line returned to normal.

He later fixed Peter Sam when he collided with some buffers and was a passenger on Bertie when he overheated. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and after party.

He is known as the mechanic in the US narration.

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The Magician

"Shazam!"
— The Magician, Smoke and Mirrors, eleventh season
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This magician was once hired to entertain at a party and asked Thomas to collect several objects for his grand finale. Thomas rustled everything together in time and the magician then temporarily gift-wrapped Thomas in them.

The Magician has a stereotypical Italian accent and wears a tuxedo and top hat.

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The School Choir

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The School Choir were on their way to a concert when Thomas broke down. The choir consists of four children and one adult choirmaster. The choir members go to Strawberry Grove School.

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The Policemen

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The Policemen patrol different locations on Sodor.

Once, a policeman came to argue with the Fat Controller in Thomas in Trouble after Thomas was found to have travelled down the quarry tramroad branch illegally. Another time, Madge once sprayed one with snow and he was later present at the Narrow Gauge Engine Rally.

In Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, the policemen arrested Sailor John for attempting to steal the treasure. There was also a policeman present during the rescue of a whale at Bluff's Cove. In The Great Race, a police officer can be seen dancing during the Thomas' dream sequence song, Streamlining.

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The Tree Specialists

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The Tree Specialists, also known as The Special Woodsmen, do many tasks related to trees. They specialise in fixing damaged trees. They occasionally work at the Whispering Woods.

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Some of the specialists speak in Day of the Diesels; it is currently unknown who voiced them in the UK and US, but they are voiced by Nobuaki Kanemitsu in the Japanese version. The one in Happy Birthday Sir! is voiced by Kerry Shale in the US and Mitsuhiro Sakamaki in Japan.

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The Percival Children

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Mr. and Mrs. Percival have five children, including twins, Patrick and Pansy. Oddly, the twins are redheads, unlike their parents. On their birthday, they were given a trip in a hot air balloon as a present.

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  • A magazine fact file details the names of the children as Peter, Paul, Patrick, Pansy and Penny. However, this cannot be correct as the television series episodes show the twins with two girls and one boy and even then they are not always the same children.
  • Patrick and Pansy are the first male-female twins of the series.
  • A portrait of Pansy can be seen at Topham Hall in the fourteenth season episode, Jitters and Japes for unknown reasons.

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Miss Mary Marvel

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Miss Mary Marvel is a famous storyteller who came to the Skarloey Railway to tell a story about Proteus.

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The Bargeman

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The Bargeman owns a barge used to transport loads along the canals of the Skarloey Railway. He seems to be familiar with some of the engines on the narrow gauge railway as well as Colin. He appears to own the "Sodor Maid" canal boat. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of Sodor and party.

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The Fireman

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The Fireman is a brave and heroic firefighter. He once saved Lady Hatt's cat from a tree and was presented with a medal at a special medal ceremony held at Maithwaite by Sir Topham and Lady Hatt. He now appears to be working with Flynn. He was present at the unveiling ceremony for the new alarm at the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre. He also appears in Old Slow Coach when the workmen's hut burns down and when James' fuel trucks catch fire.

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The Balloon Repairman

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The Balloon Repairman once repaired the Red Balloon so that the Percival twins could take a birthday ride. He did not have enough material with him to mend the balloon so he had to use Duncan's birthday banner.

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  • In the UK and French narrations, the balloon repairman has the same voice as the Fat Controller.

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The Mainland Controller

The Mainland Controller is in charge of the Mainland Railway. Percy mentioned him when he told Thomas how fun Charlie is.

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Bridget Hatt's Friends

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Bridget Hatt's friends are first seen going to Bridget Hatt's birthday party. Their favourite colour is pink.

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The Teacher

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The Teacher is a character who first appeared in the twelfth season. She works as a school teacher and is a frequent user of the North Western Railway. She can sometimes be seen with a man and a small boy which may be her husband and son. One of her hobbies is bird watching. She was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's Sodor tour and party. Once she was on aboard, Annie and was trying to open a window because it was hot inside and Annie's window was stuck. She also served as a judge at The Great Railway Show.


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The Other Teacher

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This teacher was once a passenger on Rheneas' train. She was the teacher of a group of kids while they were on a trip to the Skarloey Railway. Rheneas went down the wrong track during the trip and went very fast, almost causing the Teacher to lose her hat. Then, he splashed under a waterfall and the Teacher covered her eyes. She was glad when the trip was over and was looking forward to tea. She only appeared in the seventh season episode, Rheneas and the Roller Coaster.

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  • The Teacher was really the Storyteller dressed up.

The Bird Watcher

"Well done, Henry!"
— The Bird Watcher, Henry's Good Deeds, thirteenth season
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The Bird Watcher is a fan of bird watching and a supporter of Sodor United football team. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and party. When Thomas made up "Geoffrey", The Bird Watcher wanted to take a picture of the engine.

He somewhat resembles Sir Topham Hatt.

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The Dock Manager

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The Dock Manager is in charge of Brendam Docks. He wears a white shirt and overalls. His office is located inside the Sodor Shipping Company building.

He is dedicated to keeping Brendam Docks running smoothly and he can most usually be found carrying a clipboard.

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  • In Misty Island Rescue and the sixteenth season he only had a moustache, but ever since the seventeenth season, he has grown a beard. His older model is used as a generic dock worker.

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Sodor United Football Team

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The Sodor United Football Team is a football team that is based on Sodor. Emily was once tasked with the job of washing the team's kits but got distracted trying to help her friends.

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The Laundry Lady

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The Laundry Lady is a cleaning lady who washes Sodor's washing. She also washed the Sodor United football team's kits.

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The Search and Rescue Manager

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The Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Manager also known as The Search and Rescue Manager is in charge of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre.

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The Schoolchildren

"Hooray for Diesel! Now we won't be wet! Hip, hip, hooray for Diesel!"
"Well done Diesel!
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— the schoolchildren, Diesel's Special Delivery, fourteenth season
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The Schoolchildren were upset because they had to stand in the rain when their school's roof leaked. When Diesel arrived at the school with the slate to fix the roof, they shouted and cheered for him.

A schoolboy later cheered for Flynn when the fire engine arrived to fight a fire. A group of children once commented on Stafford not making any noise, prompting the electric engine to learn some steam engine noises.

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  • In the UK, Teresa Gallagher provides the voices of the boy at Maithwaite station, all of the children in Diesel's Special Delivery, the schoolboy in Race to the Rescue, the children in Gordon and Ferdinand, the children at Bluff's Cove in Toby and Bash, all of the children that speak in Steamie Stafford and the children in Not Now, Charlie! In the US narration, the children in Diesel's Special Delivery, Gordon and Ferdinand and Steamie Stafford are all voiced by Jules de Jongh. Teresa Gallagher voices a schoolboy in the UK and US versions of The Adventure Begins. Gallagher also voices the schoolchildren in Lost Property in both the UK and the US.

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  • One of the boys who is seen a lot in the television series is revealed to be named George in a magazine story.

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The Railway Inspectors

"I wasn't sure, but now I know the Fat Controller's Railway is the best!"
— The Railway Inspector, Thomas in Charge, fourteenth season
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The Railway inspectors, called the railroad inspectors in the US narration of Thomas in Charge, are men who inspect railways. Thomas tried to impress one of them, but only succeeded in causing havoc; covering both the inspector and Sir Topham Hatt in coal dust. Thomas was given a chance to put everything right and the inspector was very impressed with the Fat Controller's Railway. He was one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of Sodor and after party.

He returned to inspect the island once again, but with two other inspectors that look like him. When they went to inspect the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre, he and the other inspectors weren't sure if having both Belle and Flynn is really necessary. However, Sir Topham Hatt persuaded them that it's much safer with two.

Two of the railway inspectors came to inspect the North Western Railway, but proved to be grumpy and hard to impress. They eventually showed a change of heart to the railway after Thomas returned a lost watch to one of the inspectors, which was given to the inspector for working for the railway company for twenty years.

A Railway Inspector, presumably the same one, is mentioned in the magazine story Caroline's Cruise. This story reveals that he lives on the Mainland.

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The Ginger-haired Boy

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The Ginger-haired Boy is a little boy with ginger hair and glasses who has appeared in various episodes since the twelfth season. He once asked Thomas to find a hat for the children's snowman before the "Snowman Party" begins. He and a girl waved to James, but didn't payed attention due to his attitude of pulling rubbish.


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The Island Inspector

"Very good work, Gordon. Very good work, indeed!"
— The Island Inspector, O the Indignity, fourteenth season
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The Island Inspector is a man who checks that the island is running well and looking well. Before his visit, Sir Topham Hatt insists that everything is cleaned on a day that he calls "Clean Sodor Day".

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It is currently unknown who voiced him in the US version.

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  • He looks and acts likes one of The Railway Board members from the sixth season or The Railway Inspector from the same season.

The Blond-haired Boy

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The Blond-haired Boy is a little boy with blond hair and blue eyes. He once broke his leg and needed to get back to Sodor before Christmas and luckily Connor got him there in time.

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The Railway Coal Inspector

"Hooray for Henry!"
— The Railway Coal Inspector, Henry's Happy Coal, fifteenth season
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The Railway Coal Inspector, called the Railroad Coal Inspector in the US narration, inspects coal on the railways. He once visited Sodor to study Henry's special coal, but Henry was unaware that he was a coal inspector and wanted to impress him, so he took on normal coal. The coal inspector later tells Henry that he should be very proud of his special coal. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and party.

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Dowager Hatt's Friends

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Dowager Hatt's Friends are two elderly ladies. They often go on trips with Bertie to different places, such as Bluff's Cove. They also seem to be thrill-seekers like Dowager Hatt. One is occasionally seen without the other. Sometimes they can be seen with an elderly gentleman whom they seem to be good friends with (one of the ladies can even be seen kissing him at one point). They were some of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and after party at Knapford. One of them was presented with a bouquet of flowers from a member of the railway staff on Sodor Surprise Day. One of them also served as a judge at The Great Railway Show.

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The Great Composer

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The Great Composer visited Sodor looking for inspiration. Unfortunately, the wind blew away the song he wrote and his concert was performed by Thomas, Percy, James, Gordon, Emily and Mavis. It was received well by the audience.

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  • The Great Composer looks a lot like Robert Hartshorne who was the music composer of the series at the time.

The Thieves

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Back when King Godred was the king of Sodor, three thieves broke into Ulfstead Castle and stole the king's golden crown, hiding it in a chest hidden in Ulfstead Mine. The thieves were eventually caught, but the crown was never seen again until it was rediscovered by Stephen many centuries later.

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The Two Climbers

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The Two Climbers were stranded on the cliffs by Callan Castle while climbing. Luckily, Harold came to rescue them.

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The Welsh Bird Watcher

"I'm sorry. I got a little over excited. I thought I heard the sound of a very rare bird I've been looking for and I wanted to see it! So I pulled the emergency cable. In any case, it's bound to have flown away now."
— the Welsh Bird Watcher explaining why he pulled the emergency cable, Thomas and the Emergency Cable, eighteenth season
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The Welsh Bird Watcher regularly travelled up and down Thomas' Branch Line looking through a pair of binoculars. This confused Thomas, Annie and Clarabel who thought he was an inspector. Thomas decided to ask the man who said he was not an inspector at all; he was actually a bird watcher looking for a very rare bird.

Later, the bird watcher pulled the emergency cable inside Annie in a moment of excitement. He explained that he had heard the rare bird and wanted to have a look at it. The guard sternly told the man that spotting a bird was not an emergency. When Thomas tried to pull away, there was a problem; Annie had developed a wheel flat and could not move properly. All of the passengers had to squeeze into Clarabel and they were very cross with the bird watcher. Thomas was cross about having to leave Annie behind, too. The Fat Controller scolded the bird watcher who apologised for his actions.

Thomas refused to forgive the man for damaging Annie and refused to pick him up the next day which caused Thomas to be reprimanded by the Fat Controller. Some time later, the Welsh bird watcher managed to find his rare bird at Maithwaite.

He is not to be confused with the bird watcher who appeared in the thirteenth season episode, Henry's Good Deeds.

He seems to be acquainted with The Lady in the Pink Shirt as he was seen with his arm around her in Samson at Your Service.

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The Lady with the Big Hat

"I say, that was my stop back there! I need to get off the train!"
— the Lady with the Big Hat, Thomas and the Emergency Cable, eighteenth season
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The Lady with the Big Hat pulled the emergency cable when Thomas refused to stop at her station to pick up the Welsh Bird Watcher. Earlier on, Annie had joked that her hat would be too big to fit through her carriage doors.

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  • There are different models of her seen, one with a hat and one without a hat.

The Grumpy Passenger

"Oh, dear, no. It’s not good enough. Oh, yes, of course. Oh dear. Call this a railway? Huh. Dreadful. Every day something goes wrong. So predictable. Seats uncomfortable, trains always late. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!"
— the Grumpy Passenger, Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger, eighteenth season
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The Grumpy Passenger is a man who rides on Duncan's train everyday. The man is constantly complaining about everything. One day, Duncan decided he had had enough of the man and tried to do everything he could to stop the complaining. No matter what he did, the man still complained. After causing a lot of trouble, the Thin Controller told Duncan that he knew the man well: he was always extremely grumpy and finding something to moan about. Lesson learned, Duncan decided to ignore the man in future.

He is always checking his pocket watch, often reads the Sodor Times newspaper and carries a flask of tea.

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  • The Grumpy Passenger is a modified version of the Great Railway Show Judge.

The Deputy Minister

"I came here to present you with a transport award, Sir Topham Hatt, but I'm not very impressed with my transportation so far! And I will not travel back to the Mainland with this engine!"
— The Deputy Minister speaking about Spencer, Spencer's VIP, eighteenth season
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The Deputy Minister arrived on Sodor to present Sir Topham Hatt with an award for "Services to Transport". The deputy minister arrives on Spencer, but Spencer is so busy trying to get the minister to the station in time, that he causes confusion and is diverted onto a branch line. When they finally do arrive at Knapford, the deputy minister says he is not impressed and refuses to travel home with Spencer. Throughout the day, the other engines all compete to be given the special job of taking the minister home. Due to all their rushing about, the engines cause a lot of trouble. The Fat Controller offers to lend the minister his car to get home, but Spencer says that he has learned from his mistakes and that he wants a second chance. The minister agrees to give both Spencer and the railway a second chance. The minister returns to Sodor the next day and is impressed with what he sees while the engines work normally. He then presents a special trophy to Sir Topham Hatt.

The Deputy Minister lives on the Mainland and reads the Sodor Times newspaper. He can be firm at times, but can also be understanding.

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The Groundsman

The Groundsman also known as The Grounds Keeper works on Sir Robert Norramby's estate tending to the grounds.

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The Postman

"Follow that train!"
— The Postman, Samson Sent for Scrap, eighteenth season
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The Postman delivers mail on the Island of Sodor. Once, Samson mistook his bike as some scrap which angered him. He chased after Samson and his truck of scrap and managed to get to the scrap yard, with the aid of Bertie, just in time to save his bike.

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  • He resembles Tom Tipper. He even had something happen to his bike that involved an engine, just like Tom Tipper.

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Barrow Football Fan

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The Barrow Football Fan was visiting from the Mainland for a special football match. She commented on James' red livery as that is also her favourite team's colour.

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  • Her model is just a redress of The Lady with the Big Hat.

Barrow Football Team

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The Barrow Football Team is a football/soccer team from Barrow-in-Furness. They arrived on Sodor to have a football/soccer match against Sodor United. James was meant to collect them, but left them behind due to racing against Thomas on who is the best. Percy had to pick them up, along with Sir Topham Hatt.

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Albert

This article is about the human. You may be looking for the Furness Railway engine or the Mid Sodor Railway engine.
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Albert is a workman who was waiting for Thomas at Knapford after transporting a mother and baby. He told Thomas that they were his wife and son and thanked him for looking after them. Realising that they had not picked a name for him, Albert and his wife decided to name him Thomas after the day's events.

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Albert's Wife

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Albert's Wife is the mother.

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  • There is another woman that shares the same model as her, but with different clothing.

Thomas

This article is about the baby. You may be looking for the engine, the VHS, the Story Library book, the Railway Series book, the Railway Series compilation book, the Engine Adventures book, the magazine story, the video game, the 1984 handheld game, the 1993 console game or the Kids Station game.
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Thomas is a baby boy who is Albert's son. He annoyed Thomas, Annie and Clarabel and their passengers with his crying.

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The Divers

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The Divers were seen with Captain in Arlesburgh Harbour, recovering Captain Calles' treasure from the sea floor, after Skiff capsized and the treasure sank. It can be assumed they work for the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre.

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The Puppet Show Entertainers

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The Puppet Show Entertainers were a duo of puppeteers whom Daisy was asked to pick up by Sir Topham Hatt to take to Harwick for a performance for the children. Thinking that they were very special performers, Daisy refused to pick up any other passengers, thinking that she should be at her best. When she picked up the performers, she refused to take their luggage van for the same reason, leaving it behind. When they arrived at Harwick, the puppeteers were disappointed to find that there were no children at the station, and that their props had been left at Knapford. With no time to go back to the station to get the props, the puppeteers put on their performance from one of Daisy's windows.

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The Museum Manager

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The museum manager is in charge of the Arlesburgh Maritime Museum.

He was once worried about the pirate ship during a storm.


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The Great Railway Show Announcer

The Great Railway Show Announcer is the host for The Great Railway Show. He wears a dark grey business casual, and a black bowler hat.
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The Great Railway Show Judge

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The Great Railway Show Judge is a man who lives on Sodor. When the Great Railway Show was held on the Mainland, he travelled there to judge the Shunting Race (possibly the other races/competitions). He and the other judges decided that Thomas and Ashima should both win the shunting competition.

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  • Despite appearing since the sixteenth season, the Judge did not get a speaking role until The Great Race.
  • The Grumpy Passenger is a modified version of the Judge.

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The Great Railway Show Flagman

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The Great Railway Show Flagman is a man who is in charge of being the flagman for The Great Railway Show. His job is to blow the whistle and wave a green flag to let the contenders know that it's ready to race. The flagman wears a blue tie, a dark grey casual jacket, a white shirt, a black bowler hat, light grey trousers and a moustache.

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Mr. Hobson

Mr. Hobson is the manager of the Coaling Plant. He has been mentioned by Mr. Perkins.

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Mr. Bennet

Mr. Bennet is a staff of the North Western Railway. He was mentioned by Mr. Perkins.

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  • Common Room Segments: Mr. Perkin's Winter Holiday (Merry Winter Wish DVD) and Mr. Perkins' Fancy Costume (Pop Goes Thomas DVD)


Mr. Edwards

Mr. Edwards is a signalman on Sodor. He once left his signal box to get some coal for the fireplace and left Mr. Perkins to answer some fanmail. He has only been mentioned.

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Mrs. Perkins

Mrs. Perkins is the wife of Mr. Perkins. She often makes packed lunches for her busy husband.

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