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Mr. Gilbert Perkins, also referred to as Driver Perkins (played by Ben Forster), is a driver on Sodor. Mr. Perkins helps out Sir Topham Hatt, all of Sodor's engines and the drivers. He has featured on several DVDs since 2010. He also presented the Down at the Station segments for the seventeenth season (repeated alongside Seasons 18 and 19) under the title Mr. Perkins' Railway.


Mr. Perkins is a engine driver for the North Western Railway. He commonly educates viewers about various different things and also tells Railway Series story's.


Mr. Gilbert Perkins is a kind, helpful person. He always follows orders from Sir Topham Hatt.


Engine Driver Segments

  • Mr. Perkins' Talent
  • Mr. Perkins and the Parrot
  • Mr. Perkins' Party
  • Mr. Perkins' Winter Holiday
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway Lesson
  • Mr. Perkins' Seaside
  • Mr. Perkins' Fancy Costume
  • Mr. Perkins' Sodor's Got Talent
  • Mr. Perkins' One Man Band
  • Mr. Perkins is Snowed In
  • The Great Perkino
  • Mr. Perkins Tidies Up
  • Mr. Perkins' Vegetable Show
  • Mr. Perkins' Painting
  • Mr. Perkins' Sleepover
  • Mr. Perkins' Treasure Hunt
  • Mr. Perkins' Jumble Sale
  • Mr. Perkins' Trainee
  • Mr. Perkins' Soccer Match
  • Mr. Perkins Clowns Around

Mr. Perkins' Storytime

Voice Actors


  • The common room segments were filmed in a studio in Altrincham.
  • The hand-knitted scarf, worn by Perkins in Mr. Perkins' Soccer Match, is preserved by the Top Props preservation group, after it was sold by The Prop Gallery.
  • Mr. Perkins has said that he normally drives Thomas, but he has also driven Diesel, James and Percy.
  • In Henry and the Elephant, it was revealed he is married to Mrs. Perkins.


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