Mr. Arkwright (played by Robert Slade) is one of the drivers on Sodor and the Fat Controller's right-hand man. He appeared between the episodes on the DVDs Team Up With Thomas and Percy and the Bandstand.
Mr. Arkwright's Special Job
Sir Topham asks Mr. Arkwright to build an engine made out of cardboard boxes for Stephen and Bridget Hatt's birthday.
It appears on the Team Up With Thomas DVD.
Mr. Arkwright Gets Ready
Mr. Arkwright is to deliver wood with Thomas all over Sodor, but first, he must prepare by making a packed lunch, putting on his uniform, and checking a map.
It appears on the Percy and the Bandstand DVD.
Mr. Perkins' Party
Mr. Arkwright was mentioned by Mr. Perkins when Mr. Perkins was preparing to give him a surprise birthday party.
It appears on the Creaky Cranky DVD.
Mr. Perkins' Winter Holiday
Mr. Arkwright was mentioned when Mr. Perkins took his place, as Edward breaks down, as Father Christmas.
It appears on the Merry Winter Wish DVD.
Mr. Perkins' One Man Band
Mr. Perkins, Mr. Arkwright, and Mr. Roberts are going to play a band song at Knapford. But due to some confusion and delay around the line, Mr. Arkwright and Mr. Roberts are going to be late.
It appears on the Thomas in Charge DVD.
Mr. Perkins' Vegetable Show
Mr. Arkwright had entered a prize cabbage in the Fruit and Vegetable Show.
It appears on the Up, Up and Away! DVD.
Mr. Perkins' Soccer Match
Mr. Arkwright was going to be the referee for a football match between the steam engine and diesel engine drivers, but he was feeling unwell and could not make it.
It appears on the Railway Mischief DVD.
- He plays the accordion in a band with fellow drivers Mr. Perkins and Mr. Roberts.
- He was once the referee of the annual Engine Drivers Football match.
- Unlike Mr. Gilbert Perkins, his first name was never mentioned.
Mr. Arkwright with his cardboard engine
Mr. Arkwright with his painted engine
Mr. Arkwright checks a map of Sodor
Mr. Arkwright the Football referee