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.



Engine Driver Segments

  • Mr. Arkwright's Special Job
  • Mr. Arkwright Gets Ready
  • Mr. Perkins' Party (mentioned)
  • Mr. Perkins' Winter Holiday (does not appear)
  • Mr. Perkins' One Man Band (does not appear)
  • Mr. Perkins' Vegetable Show (mentioned)
  • Mr. Perkins' Soccer Match (does not appear)

Voice Actors


  • 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.


* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Dropped