The ninth season of Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in September 2005 in the UK. The season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. It ran for twenty-six episodes.
|Screenshot||Title||Written by||Original UK|
|Episode number #|
|Percy and the Oil Painting||Abi Grant||5th September 2005||#01|
|Percy takes a fussy painter around Sodor so that he can paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor."|
|Thomas and the Rainbow||Abi Grant||5th September 2005||#02|
|Thomas is distracted by a rainbow.|
|Molly's Special Special||Paul Larson||9th September 2005|| #03 (UK)|
|Thomas helps the new engine named Molly to make her empty trucks look important.|
|Thomas' Milkshake Muddle||Marc Seal||16th September 2005|| #04 (UK)|
|Thomas is dismayed when he has to get ingredients to make ice cream on a hot day.|
|Mighty Mac||Paul Larson||16th September 2005|| #05 (UK)|
|Mighty Mac, an engine with two faces, has a problem deciding where to go.|
|Thomas and the Toy Shop||James Mason||30th September 2005|| #06 (UK)|
|Thomas takes some toys to the Knapford toy shop.|
|Respect for Gordon||James Mason||9th September 2005|| #07 (UK)|
|Gordon begins bossing the others about.|
|Thomas and the Birthday Picnic||Sharon Miller||23rd September 2005|| #08 (UK)|
|Thomas tries to find a perfect place for Dowager Hatt's birthday picnic.|
|Tuneful Toots||Sharon Miller||23rd September 2005|| #09 (UK)|
|Rusty gets stranded while showing the brass band around and uses his horn to save the day.|
|Rheneas and the Dinosaur||Paul Larson||30th September 2005||#10|
|Rheneas tries to single-handedly take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards, much to Skarloey's dismay.|
|Thomas and the New Engine||Marc Seal||7th October 2005||#11|
|Thomas sees 'Arry and Bert talking to Neville and thinks the three are planning a trick.|
|Toby Feels Left Out||Simon A. Brown||7th October 2005||#12|
|A museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it.|
|Thomas Tries His Best||James Mason||14th October 2005||#13|
|Thomas wants to do something for the fair.|
|The Magic Lamp||Sharon Miller||14th October 2005||#14|
|Peter Sam goes looking for a magic lamp after Skarloey tells him the story of Proteus.|
|Thomas and the Statue||Marc Seal||21st October 2005||#15|
|Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him.|
|Henry and the Flagpole||Paul Larson||21st October 2005||#16|
|Henry fears his favourite tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.|
|Emily Knows Best||Marc Seal||28th October 2005||#17|
|Emily pretends to be a queen, only to cause confusion.|
|Thomas' Day Off||Sharon Miller||28th October 2005||#18|
|Dennis the diesel gets Thomas to do his work.|
|Thomas' New Trucks||Paul Larson||4th November 2005||#19|
|Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks.|
|Duncan and the Old Mine||James Mason||4th November 2005||#20|
|Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine.|
|Bold and Brave||James Mason||11th November 2005||#21|
|Diesel tells spooky tales to Thomas and Ben.|
|Skarloey the Brave||Paul Larson||11th November 2005||#22|
|Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he tries to ride up the incline.|
|Saving Edward||James Mason||18th November 2005||#23|
|Edward cannot take his train and fears he will be scrapped.|
|Thomas and the Golden Eagle||Abi Grant||18th November 2005||#24|
|Thomas tries to see a rare golden eagle.|
|Keeping Up with James||Abi Grant||25th November 2005||#25|
|James' impatience proves to be disastrous.|
|Flour Power||Abi Grant||25th November 2005||#26|
|Diesel spooks Thomas, but he gets back at him.|
- Day and Night
- Party Time
- Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor
- Buffer Up and Share
- Bill and Ben
- 'Arry and Bert
- Peter Sam
- Annie and Clarabel
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Sodor Brass Band
- The Dockyard Manager
- The Ice-Cream Factory Manager
- The Dairy Manager
- Dowager Hatt (not named in US narration)
- Lady Hatt (does not speak)
- Farmer McColl (does not speak)
- The Photographer (does not speak)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Caroline (cameo)
- Butch (cameo)
- George (cameo)
- Tiger Moth (cameo)
- Big Mickey (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
- Refreshment Lady (cameo)
- Lord Callan (cameo)
- The Storyteller (cameo)
- Toad (faceless music video cameo)
- Arthur (DVD Game)
- Allicia Botti (learning segment)
- The Tailor (deleted scene cameo)
- Jem Cole (music video cameo)
- Mighty Mac
- Mr. Percival
- The Baker
- The Famous Artist
- The School Choir (vocalizes)
- Proteus (does not speak)
Half Hour Format
When Season 9 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse, the airings were paired with not just Season 7 episodes, but even some Season 6 episodes which were originally narrated by Alec Baldwin and re-dubbed by Michael Brandon in the US, with Michael Angelis re-dubbing his narrations in the UK. In the Season 6 episodes, music was also re-dubbed with music from the New Series as well. In the beginning of the Nick Jr. airings in the UK, an opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another days work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a days work was added.
Colour (UK)/Color (US)
- Percy and the Oil Painting
- Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust? - James
- James and the Red Balloon
- Learning Segment: Same Colour
- Thomas and the Rainbow
- Thomas' Milkshake Muddle
- Song: Buffer Up and Share
- Spotless Record
- Learning Segment: Thomas and the Shape Bridge
- Mighty Mac
- Molly's Special Special
- Learning Segment: Getting to the Washdown
- Edward the Really Useful Engine
- Learning Segment: Emily Respects
- Respect for Gordon
- Thomas and the Birthday Picnic
- Song: Party Time
- Learning Segment: Which Load for Which Party?
- Harold and the Flying Horse
- Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Gordon
- Tuneful Toots
- Thomas and the Toy Shop
- Learning Segment: Which Load to Which Station?
- Something Fishy
- Learning Segment: What Route Should Thomas Take?
- Rheneas and the Dinosaur
- Thomas and the New Engine
- Learning Segment: Changing Sounds
- Learning Segment: What's New at the Station?
- Bulgy Rides Again
- Learning Segment: Getting to Bluff's Cove
- Toby Feels Left Out
Night and Day
- Thomas Tries his Best
- Song: Day and Night
- Learning Segment: Seeing in the Dark
- No Sleep for Cranky
- Learning Segment: Percy in the Dark
- The Magic Lamp
- Thomas and the Statue
- Learning Segment: What is Thomas Thinking of?
- Toby's Windmill
- Learning Segment: Which Load for Which Route?
- Henry and the Flagpole
- Emily Knows Best
- Song: Pride
- Learning Segment: What Makes Thomas Happy?
- Gordon Takes a Tumble
- Learning Segment: Which Engine for Which Job?
- Thomas' Day Off
Lost and Found
- Thomas' New Trucks
- Learning Segment: Job Destinations
- Toby Had a Little Lamb
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Thomas
- Learning Segment: Where can Neville find Salty?
- Duncan And The Old Mine
- Bold and Brave
- Song: Brave
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - James
- Fergus Breaks the Rules
- Learning Segment: Knowing What to do
- Skarloey The Brave
- Saving Edward
- Learning Segment: Fixing the Engines
- A Bad Day for Harold
- Learning Segment: Being Kind
- Thomas and The Golden Eagle
- Keeping Up with James
- Song: Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor
- Learning Segment: What can Cool Down Thomas?
- Edward's Brass Band
- Learning Segment: Cool Down Delivery
- Flour Power
- This is the final season in which the half hour formats feature episodes directed by David Mitton.
- Rusty was referred to as a female in early American narrations of Tuneful Toots and Duncan and the Old Mine that broadcast on PBS Kids.
- This was Sharon Miller's first season apart of the writing team and as script editor. Sharon Miller became the first head writer in the twelfth season.
- A large-scale model of Thomas was built for when he interacts with the Narrow Gauge Engines.
- This marks the only season Simon A. Brown was apart of the writing team.
- This season marks the first for several things:
- The first season where Thomas appears in every episode, albeit not speaking in all of them.
- The first season to air on Channel 5's Milkshake! block.
- The first season where the title cards are read aloud by the narrator including some of Seasons 6 and 7. However, a few US episodes did not have their titles read aloud in the Thomas and the Toy Workshop US DVD.
- The first season in which Elizabeth, Arthur, Murdoch, Spencer and Jem Cole do not appear since their introductions. However, Elizabeth and Jem Cole did make appearances in music videos and Arthur did in a DVD game.
- The first season in which Maron station does not appear since it returned in the sixth season.