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The tenth season of Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in September 2006 in the UK. There are twenty-eight episodes in this season, and all were narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US.


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US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK
release date
Episode number #
FollowThatFlour17 Follow that Flour Sharon Miller 4th September 2006 #01
Thomas takes a truck of flour, which James was meant to take.
ASmoothRide8 A Smooth Ride Simon Nicholson 4th September 2006 #02
Sir Handel returns from the quarry, but is afraid he will be sent back when he starts bumping.
ThomasandtheJetPlane13 Thomas and the Jet Plane Abi Grant 5th September 2006 #03
Thomas meets a jet plane named Jeremy.
PercyandtheFunfair Percy and the Funfair
Percy and the Carnival
Abi Grant 5th September 2006 #04
Percy wants to be part of a funfair.
TheGreenController49 The Green Controller Sharon Miller 6th September 2006 #05
Lady Hatt appoints Percy to give the engines orders as the Fat Controller has lost his voice, but Percy only causes confusion.
DuncanDropsaClanger61 Duncan Drops a Clanger Paul Larson 6th September 2006 #06
Duncan transports a church bell, but due to his carelessness, loses it for a bit.
Thomas'TrickyTree59 Thomas' Tricky Tree Sharon Miller 7th September 2006 #07
Thomas cannot find the Christmas tree.
Toby'sAfternoonOff69 Toby's Afternoon Off Marc Seal 7th September 2006 #08
Toby wants to visit the farm after finishing his jobs, but is given more work to do.
It'sGoodtobeGordon50 It's Good to be Gordon Abi Grant 8th September 2006 #09
Gordon takes Henry's coal to make him go faster, leaving Henry to break down.
SeeingtheSights26 Seeing the Sights Wayne Jackman 8th September 2006 #10
Thomas races from place to place and leaves passengers behind at each stop.
FearlessFreddie5 Fearless Freddie Simon Nicholson 9th September 2006 #11
Freddie realises he is ageing after resorting to cheating in a race with Skarloey and Rheneas.
Toby'sNewShed74 Toby's New Shed Simon Nicholson 9th September 2006 #12
Toby is upset when the birds roosting in his shed are made homeless when his shed is renovated. Thomas puts things right.
EdwardStrikesOut29 Edward Strikes Out Sharon Miller 10th September 2006 #13 (UK)
#17 (US)
Edward prejudices a new crane called Rocky, but eats his words after Rocky helps Gordon after an accident.
ToppedOffThomas15 Topped Off Thomas Sharon Miller 10th September 2006 #14 (UK)
#18 (US)
While racing Spencer, Thomas blows the Fat Controller's top hat away and is told to find it again.
WhichWayNow25 Which Way Now? James Mason 11th September 2006 #15
Rusty rushes workmen so he can take the Fat Controller around the Skarloey Railway.
ThomasandtheShootingStar59 Thomas and the Shooting Star Abi Grant 11th September 2006 #16
Thomas gets lost whilst searching for a shooting star.
BigStrongHenry75 Big Strong Henry Simon Nicholson 12th September 2006 #17 (UK)
#13 (US)
Henry tries to prove he is the strongest engine on the railway.
StickyToffeeThomas60 Sticky Toffee
Sticky Taffy Thomas
Paul Larson 12th September 2006 #18 (UK)
#14 (US)
Thomas wants to wear a costume for the costume party.
WharfandPeace73 Wharf and Peace Abi Grant 13th September 2006 #19
Skarloey is startled at the wharf and is too scared to return.
Thomas'FrostyFriend76 Thomas' Frosty Friend Sharon Miller 13th September 2006 #20
A snowman-shaped balloon attaches itself to Thomas' bunker.
EmilyandtheSpecialCoaches30 Emily and the Special Coaches
Emily and the Special Cars
James Mason 14th September 2006 #21
Gordon is getting new coaches for setting a speed record, but Diesel thinks he is special too and out of spite steals them.
ThomasAndTheColours17 Thomas and the Colours
Thomas and the Colors
Marc Seal 14th September 2006 #22
Thomas tries to convince James to give him the job of pulling the Sodor football team.
ThomasAndTheBirthdayMail52 Thomas and the Birthday Mail James Mason 15th September 2006 #23
Thomas is annoyed when a tank engine, Rosie, harasses and follows him.
Duncan'sBluff49 Duncan's Bluff Paul Larson 15th September 2006 #24
Duncan cheats in a race with James.
MissingTrucks41 Missing Trucks
Missing Cars
Wayne Jackman 16th September 2006 #25
Rheneas' good deed of helping Skarloey causes trouble.
ThomasandtheTreasure75 Thomas and the Treasure Marc Seal 16th September 2006 #26
Thomas goes looking for treasure, following clues told by Salty.
JamestheSecondBest64 James the Second Best Paul Larson 17th September 2006 #27
James is upset when Edward is chosen to appear on a railway poster.
ThomasandSkarloey'sBigDayOut60 Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out Paul Larson 17th September 2006 #28
Thomas takes Skarloey to the Works, but delays to show him the sights, and disaster strikes.



Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

In the season 10 airing on Nick Jr. in the UK, PBS in the US and Treehouse in Canada, two season 10 episodes were paired along with a segment called "Sodor's Special Places" involving one of the locations on the Island of Sodor. In the US, they started adding the opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another days work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a days work in the PBS airings as it was used in the UK during the Season 9 airings on Nick Jr. in 2005.

Being Reliable




Special Days

Old and New

  • Fearless Freddie 
  • Song: There's Always Something New 
  • Sodor's Special Places: The Quarry
  • Learning Segment: Toby's New Shed
  • Toby's New Shed



Big and Small

Favourite Places

The Way I See It





  • This season, along with the twentieth season are the only seasons to have twenty-eight episodes, which makes them the longest seasons in the show's history. Season 10 was the first season to deviate from the standard 26 episodes per season.
  • Thomas appears in 27 of the 28 episodes this season, more than any other season in the New Series and the whole model series.
  • This was Jocelyn Stevenson's last season as executive producer.
  • This is the last season of a few things:
    • The last season filmed in standard definition and on DigiBeta.
    • The last season to have an episode written by Marc Seal and James Mason.
    • The last season in fullscreen (4:3) in France.
  • Thomas was the main character in almost half of the episodes, thirteen out of twenty-eight to be exact, making this the second most "Thomas-themed" season, right after the thirteenth season.
  • In the first airing of this season on the international channel, JimJam TV, only 26 episodes aired.
  • This is the first season of several times: 
    • This is the first season in which 'Arry and Bert do not appear since their introductions in the fifth season, though they do appear in music videos from this season.
    • The first season to have episodes written by Wayne Jackman and Simon Spencer.
    • The first and last time Simon Nicholson wrote episodes for the series since season 6.
  • Most of the recent broadcasts on Nick Jr. have episodes or interactive segments either out of sync or with crossed over audio.
  • According to Abi Grant's website, Bulstrode was originally intended to have a large scale model built for the wharf set, but due to budget constraints, this never happened.
  • A large-scale model of James was built for when he interacts with the Narrow Gauge Engines.
  • The US dubs of the following episodes have currently only been shown on television and have yet to appear on American home video:
    • Thomas and the Jet Plane
    • Duncan Drops a Clanger
    • It's Good to be Gordon
    • Fearless Freddie
    • Toby's New Shed
    • Topped Off Thomas
    • Which Way Now?
    • Thomas and the Shooting Star
    • Sticky Taffy Thomas
    • Wharf and Peace
    • Emily and the Special Cars
    • James the Second Best