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Mr. Gilbert Perkins, also referred to as Driver Perkins (played by Ben Forster), is a driver on Sodor. Driver 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.
- 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 has also driven Diesel and James.
- In Henry and the Elephant, it was revealed he is married to Mrs. Perkins although he does not wear a ring.