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Motor Road and Rail (previously known as Tomica World and currently Plarail Thomas in Japan) is a battery-operated railway system manufactured by TOMY. The engines run on plastic blue track and the roadway vehicles run on a grey road. "Thomas Motor Road and Rail" is not compatible with other toy brands, although the vehicles in the range are the same gauge as and fit well on Wooden Railway track and vice-versa. Outside Asia, HiT Toy Company bought the licence for the range in 2007 and replaced it with the TrackMaster range.

TOMY Trains

In 1992, TOMY announced a line of Thomas and Friends characters in their TOMY Trains range (now discontinued). The trains were larger, had magnetic couplings and ran on dark blue tracks. The following locomotives were made in that year:

There were also two sets available:

  • Thomas' Day Out: Thomas, Annie, and Clarabel with an oval of track
  • Thomas and Percy's Big Adventure: Thomas, Percy, Annie, Clarabel, and trucks with sheds and raised tracks

In 1994, TOMY released the following engines, each with a tender and a driver:

In 1998, the range was discontinued and replaced with a new line, based upon the Plarail system already in use in Japan.

Engines

Plarail (Asia only)

1992

1993

  • Henry with Troublesome Van, log wagon and three logs

1994

  • James with cattle truck and caboose
  • Percy with Sodor fuel tanker and mail van

1995

  • Gordon with green express coach

1996

1997

Tomica World / 'Plarail (Asia only)

1998

  • Donald with two Troublesome Trucks
  • Oliver with two burgundy coaches

1999

  • Ben with two Troublesome Trucks and four rock loads
  • Stepney with Troublesome Truck and brake van
  • Mavis with break down crane

2000

  • Lady with two magenta Troublesome Trucks
  • Diesel 10 with two mustard Troublesome Trucks

2001

2002

  • Douglas with red Troublesome Truck (outside Asia only)
  • Bill with two Troublesome Trucks and four coal loads (outside Asia only)

Motor Road & Rail / 'Plarail (Asia only)

2003

  • Thomas with Annie and Clarabel (re-introduced, Asia only)
  • Edward with Troublesome Van and Troublesome Truck (re-introduced, Asia only)
  • Henry with Troublesome Truck and Troublesome Van (re-introduced, Asia only)
  • Gordon with green express coach (re-introduced, Asia only)
  • James with tar tanker and Troublesome Truck (re-introduced, Asia only)
  • Percy with Sodor fuel tanker and Troublesome Truck (re-introduced, Asia only)
  • Harvey with motorised works unit coach and flatbed
  • Salty with two black Troublesome Trucks and four tarpaulin loads

2004

2005

  • Arthur with Troublesome Truck, Troublesome Van and two fish loads

2006

2007

  • Rosie with two trucks and two balloon loads
  • Sir Handel with two burgundy narrow gauge coaches
  • Duncan with two narrow gauge slate trucks and four slate loads
  • Rocky with red flatbed with crate (outside Asia only)

2008

From 2009 on wards, all Motor Road and Rail engines are sold in Asia only, as Plarail only.

2009

  • Stanley with blue Troublesome Truck, log wagon and three logs

2010

  • Hiro with slate truck and two loads of blue paint

2011

  • Dash with two trucks and four loads of logs

2012

  • Belle with water tanker and Vicarstown Dieselworks tanker
  • Flynn with water tank trailer
  • Victor with truck and flatbed

2013

  • Luke with red truck, yellow log wagon and two blue paint loads

2014

  • Stephen with red log wagon with crown load
  • Connor with aqua express coach

2015

  • Gator with un-motorised Marion and light blue log wagon with permanent rock load

2016

  • Ryan with un-motorised Skiff and yellow truck

Vehicles

Plarail (Asia only)

1996

Tomica World / 'Plarail (Asia only)

1998

2000

Motor Road & Rail / 'Plarail (Asia only)

2003

2004

Packs

Motor Road & Rail / 'Plarail (Asia only)

2003

  • Diesel, Freight, Wagons and Cargo (discontinued)
  • Surprised Thomas with the Jet Engine (second Motor Road and Rail has DVD)

2005

  • Metallic Thomas, Annie, and Clarabel ('Asia only, discontinued)
  • Steam Along Thomas with Annie and Clarabel (discontinued)

2006

  • Thomas with the Chinese Dragon and Troublesome Truck (second Motor Road and Rail has DVD)
  • Sodor Crane Set (discontinued)
  • Red express coach ('Asia only, 'discontinued)
  • Raspberry syrup tanker ('Asia only, 'discontinued)
  • Blue Troublesome Truck with two grey rock loads ('Asia only, 'discontinued)
  • Brown Troublesome Truck with two orange barrel loads ('Asia only, 'discontinued)
  • Green Troublesome Truck with two fruit loads ('Asia only, 'discontinued)
  • Annie and Clarabel Set (discontinued)
  • Sodor Passenger Car Set (discontinued)

2007

From 2009 on wards, all Motor Road and Rail packs are sold in Asia only, as Plarail only.

2009

  • Percy and Happy Action Wagons
  • Thomas' Conductor's Carriage Ride
  • Percy and Circus Wagons

2010

2011

  • Hiro and Aquarium Wagons
  • Tired Face Thomas with Annie and Clarabel
  • Shocked Percy and Rocky

2012

  • Gordon and Zoo Wagons Set
  • Fire-Engine Flynn and Diesel 10 Rescue

2013

  • Patchwork Hiro
  • Mystery of the Blue Mountain Pack

2014

  • Percy and Dinosaur Wagons
  • James and Amusement Park Freight Cars
  • Connor and Caitlin Super Express King of the Railway Set

2015

  • James Freight Car Set
  • Percy and Zoo Wagons

Talking engines

Talk 'n' Action engines

In 2000, Talk 'n' Action engines were released with the ability to "talk" using special green pieces of track. The engines' first carriage is connected to them and cannot be taken off. Three of them were released outside of Japan.

  • Talk 'n' Action Thomas with Annie and Clarabel (discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action Percy with fuel tanker and mail van (discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action James with cattle truck and brakevan (discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action Gordon with green express coach (discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action Henry with fish van and log car (discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action Toby with Henrietta and truck (discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action Diesel 10 with Splatter and Dodge (discontinued)

Plarail talking engines

In Japan, a line of engines that talk in Japanese were released in 2004.

  • Thomas with Annie and Clarabel (only in Coal and Water Depot set; discontinued)
  • Percy with works coach and fuel tanker (discontinued)
  • James with red Express coach (discontinued)
  • Gordon with green Express coach (discontinued)
  • Henry with green Express coach (discontinued)
  • Edward with mail van (discontinued)

In 2011, the talking engines were discontinued but in 2013, some of the engines were brought back with updated cars and new voices from the ninth season-present voice cast.

  • Thomas with Annie and Clarabel
  • Percy with Mail coach and brown wagon
  • James with Blue express coach
  • Hiro with red open car
  • Gordon with express coach

Destinations

Sets marked with an * were only released in Asia.

1994

  • Panorama Bag* (discontinued)

1998

  • Rail Drawbridge (discontinued)
  • Long Rail Tunnel (discontinued)
  • Road and Rail Tunnel (discontinued)
  • Engine Turntable (discontinued)
  • Road Turntable (discontinued)
  • Country Station (discontinued)
  • Road Tunnel (discontinued)
  • Automatic Crossing (discontinued)
  • Elsbridge Crossing station (discontinued)
  • Bridge Crossing

1999

2000

2003

  • Harold and Windmill Scenery Set (discontinued)
  • Switchyard and Sidings

2004

  • Sir Topham Hatt's Office* (discontinued)
  • Conductor's Office* (discontinued)

2005

  • Knapford Station (discontinued)
  • Suspension bridge (discontinued)
  • Engine Sheds and turntable (discontinued)
  • Water tower and coal loader (discontinued)
  • Mail Office* (discontinued)

2006

  • Sodor engine wash (discontinued)
  • Steam Along water tower (discontinued)
  • Quarry loader (discontinued)

2007

  • Cranky and Bulstrode at the Docks (discontinued)
  • Harold and cargo delivery (discontinued)
  • Sodor Rail Yard (discontinued)
  • Roller Coaster Mountain (discontinued)
  • Thomas Rail Map* (discontinued)

2014

  • Thomas Go Out Solid Map*
  • Load and Unload! Cranky in the Big Harbour*

2015

  • Big Thomas*
  • Fold up Thomas Storage Box*

2016

  • Thomas Put Away Play Map*
  • Pororon Station*

Expansion Packs

2002

  • Diesel expansion pack - Diesel with milk wagon, fuel tanker, and tracks (discontinued)
  • Talking Percy expansion pack - Talk 'n' Action Percy and tracks (discontinued)

2005

  • Railway expansion 1 - fuel tanker, truck, brakevan, and oval of track with sidings (discontinued)

2006

  • Railway expansion 2 - milk wagon, boxcar, truck, and oval of track (discontinued)
  • Track expansion pack (discontinued)
  • Thomas Track Expansion Pack
  • Station Crossing Accessory Kit

Sets

Sets marked with an * were only released in Asia.

1992

  • Thomas the Tank Engine set (first version; discontinued)
  • Thomas and Cranky Crane train set (discontinued)
  • Thomas dump car set* (discontinued)

1993

  • Henry the Green Engine set* (discontinued)

1998

  • Thomas Starter set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Medium set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Big set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Deluxe set (discontinued)

1999

  • Thomas Giant set (first version; discontinued)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine set (second version; discontinued)
  • Giant Thomas set* (discontinued)
  • Donald and Douglas Snowplough set* (discontinued)

2000

  • Lady and Diesel 10 Chasing Set

2001

  • Thomas Adventure set (later re-released as Talking Thomas and Harold Adventure set: discontinued)
  • Talk 'n' Action Magic Rail set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Bucket set (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Freight Cars set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Going Out set* (discontinued)

2002

  • Percy and Bulgy set (discontinued)
  • A Day Out with James Set (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Terence Deluxe Action set/Thomas and Terence Adventure set/Thomas at the Timber Yard set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Station set (discontinued)
  • Thomas first Plarail set* (discontinued)
  • Bill and Ben Harbour Friends set* (discontinued)

2003

  • Thomas Snowplough set* (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Elizabeth set* (discontinued)

2004

  • Thomas Holiday set (discontinued)
  • Thomas' Big Race (discontinued)
  • Talking Thomas Coal and Water Depot set* (discontinued)
  • PlaKids Town Emily set* (discontinued)
  • Green Bulgy Roadway Expansion pack* (discontinued)
  • Bertie Motor on the Road Set

2005

  • Thomas Ultimate set (first version; discontinued)
  • Steam Along Thomas set (discontinued)
  • Water Tower Steam set (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Cranky Deluxe Action train set (discontinued)
  • The Great Race (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Bertie set (first version; discontinued)
  • Thomas' Railway Fun set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Water and Coal Station set (discontinued)
  • Harold at the Helipad set (discontinued)
  • Calling All Engines! set (discontinued)
  • Thomas at Harold's Heliport set* (discontinued)
  • Knapford Station Extension Rail set* (discontinued)
  • Thomas All Aboard Set

2006

  • Thomas Giant set (second version; discontinued)
  • Thomas Ultimate set (second version; discontinued)
  • Thomas, Percy and the Dragon (discontinued)
  • Thomas Engine Wash set (discontinued)
  • Sodor Quarry Loader set (discontinued)
  • Maitwaite Station set (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Percy Bucket set (discontinued)
  • Thomas Bridge and Quarry Mine Set

2007

  • Thomas Mega set (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Jeremy Airport set (discontinued)
  • Thomas at Roller Coaster Mountain set (discontinued)
  • Roller Coaster Mountain set (discontinued)

2008

  • Thomas and Bertie set (second version; discontinued)
  • Thomas and Jeremy's Airport set* (discontinued)

2009

  • Stanley at the Station* (discontinued)
  • Thomas colourful turn rail set* (discontinued)
  • Thomas at the suspension bridge set*
  • Thomas Basic set* (first version)
  • Thomas Chugs Along Set

2010

  • Thomas and Hiro set* (discontinued)
  • Thomas' Cruise set* (discontinued)
  • Emily Sloping Rail Set
  • Percy with Action Freight Car Set
  • Sodor Island Set

2011

  • Thomas and Wagons set*
  • Thomas and Bash Log Wagon set* (discontinued)
  • Back and Go Thomas! Misty Island set* (discontinued)
  • Roller Coaster Mountain and Engine Sheds set* (discontinued)
  • Thomas Land Train Set
  • Thomas and Round and Round Bridge Set

2012

  • Thomas Works set* (discontinued)
  • Fire-Engine Flynn and Thomas set* (discontinued)
  • Thomas and Percy Knapford Station rail set

2013

  • Thomas Tunnel set*
  • Thomas Bumpy Mountain Pass set*
  • Thomas Basic set* (second version)

2014

  • Thomas Pounding Mountain set*
  • Let's Create! Thomas Rail Visual Scene set*

2015

  • Get Started with Plarail Thomas! Simple Combination Rail Set

2016

  • Move in Voice! My Friends Thomas Set

Trivia

  • Takara Tomy released Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James and Percy again in Plarail, but with more detail.
  • Elsbridge station was made twice as "Thomas Crossing Station".
  • Winston and Marion are unmotorised and have a front coupler, hinting they could be used as rolling stock.
  • The Talk 'n' Action Edward, Henry and Gordon were originally planned to be released to English speaking territories but due to the Talk 'n' Action range being discontinued, they were cancelled.
  • As of 2014, James now has a separately coupled tender and in 2015 Gordon gained this modification too.
  • Donald and Douglas were the first tender engines not to have their tenders permanently attached.
  • Thomas, Annie and Clarabel's models cameoed at the end of The Harry Hill Movie.

Gallery

Engines

Road Vehicles

Rolling Stock

Multi-packs

Destinations

Track Packs

Sets

Other

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