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The tenth season of Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in September 2006. 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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Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
FollowThatFlour17Follow that FlourSharon Miller4th September 2006#01
Thomas takes a truck/car of flour, which James was meant to take.
ASmoothRide8A Smooth RideSimon Nicholson4th September 2006#02
Sir Handel returns from the quarry, but is afraid he will be sent back when he starts bumping.
ThomasandtheJetPlane13Thomas and the Jet PlaneAbi Grant5th September 2006#03
Thomas meets a jet plane named Jeremy.
PercyandtheFunfairPercy and the Funfair
Percy and the Carnival
Abi Grant5th September 2006#04
Percy wants to be part of a funfair/carnival.
TheGreenController49The Green ControllerSharon Miller6th September 2006#05
Lady Hatt appoints Percy to give the engines orders as the Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt has lost his voice, but Percy only causes confusion.
DuncanDropsaClanger61Duncan Drops a ClangerPaul Larson6th September 2006#06
Duncan transports a church bell, but due to his carelessness, loses it for a bit.
Thomas'TrickyTree59Thomas' Tricky TreeSharon Miller7th September 2006#07
Thomas cannot find the Christmas tree.
Toby'sAfternoonOff69Toby's Afternoon OffMarc Seal7th September 2006#08
Toby wants to visit the farm after finishing his jobs, but is given more work to do.
It'sGoodtobeGordon50It's Good to be GordonAbi Grant8th September 2006#09
Gordon takes Henry's coal to make him go faster, leaving Henry to break down.
SeeingtheSights26Seeing the SightsWayne Jackman8th September 2006#10
Thomas races from place to place and leaves passengers behind at each stop.
FearlessFreddie5Fearless FreddieSimon Nicholson9th September 2006#11
Freddie realises he is ageing after resorting to cheating in a race with Skarloey and Rheneas.
Toby'sNewShed74Toby's New ShedSimon Nicholson9th 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.
BigStrongHenry75Big Strong HenrySimon Nicholson12th September 2006#13
Henry tries to prove he is the strongest engine on the railway.
StickyToffeeThomas60Sticky Toffee Thomas
Sticky Taffy Thomas
Paul Larson12th September 2006#14
Thomas wants to wear a costume for the costume party.
WhichWayNow25Which Way Now?James Mason11th September 2006#15
Rusty rushes workmen so he can take the Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt around the Skarloey Railway.
ThomasandtheShootingStar59Thomas and the Shooting StarAbi Grant11th September 2006#16
Thomas gets lost while searching for a shooting star.
EdwardStrikesOut29Edward Strikes OutSharon Miller10th September 2006#17
Edward prejudices a new crane called Rocky, but eats his words after Rocky helps Gordon after an accident.
ToppedOffThomas15Topped Off ThomasSharon Miller10th September 2006#18
While racing Spencer, Thomas blows the Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt's top hat away and is told to find it again.
WharfandPeace73Wharf and PeaceAbi Grant13th September 2006#19
Skarloey is startled at the wharf and is too scared to return.
Thomas'FrostyFriend76Thomas' Frosty FriendSharon Miller13th September 2006#20
A snowman-shaped balloon attaches itself to Thomas' rear buffers.
EmilyandtheSpecialCoaches30Emily and the Special Coaches
Emily and the Special Cars
James Mason14th September 2006#21
Gordon is getting new coaches/cars for setting a speed record, but Diesel thinks he is special too and out of spite steals them.
ThomasAndTheColours17Thomas and the Colours
Thomas and the Colors
Marc Seal14th September 2006#22
Thomas tries to convince James to give him the job of pulling the Sodor football team.
ThomasAndTheBirthdayMail52Thomas and the Birthday MailJames Mason15th September 2006#23
Thomas is annoyed when a tank engine, Rosie, harasses and follows him.
Duncan'sBluff61Duncan's BluffPaul Larson15th September 2006#24
Duncan cheats in a race with James.
MissingTrucks41Missing Trucks
Missing Cars
Wayne Jackman16th September 2006#25
Rheneas' good deed of helping Skarloey causes trouble.
ThomasandtheTreasure75Thomas and the TreasureMarc Seal16th September 2006#26
Thomas goes looking for treasure, following clues told by Salty.
JamestheSecondBest64James the Second BestPaul Larson17th September 2006#27
James is upset when Edward is chosen to appear on a railway poster.
ThomasandSkarloey'sBigDayOut60Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day OutPaul Larson17th 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 tenth season airing on Nick Jr. in the UK, PBS in the US and Treehouse in Canada, two tenth season 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 ninth season 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 are the only seasons to have twenty-eight episodes, which makes them the longest seasons in the show's history. The tenth season was the first season to deviate from the standard 26 episodes per season.
  • Thomas appears in 27 of the 28 episodes in this season, more than any other season in episodes produced by HiT Entertainment 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 episodes written by Marc Seal and James Mason.
    • The last season shown 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 season was the first of several things: 
    • This is the first season in which 'Arry and Bert do not appear since their introduction in the fifth season, though they do appear in music videos from this season.
    • The first season to have episodes written by Wayne Jackman.
    • The first and last time Simon Nicholson wrote episodes for the series since the sixth season.
    • The first season not to have any of its episodes released on VHS in the US.
  • 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
    • Sticky Taffy Thomas
    • Which Way Now?
    • Thomas and the Shooting Star
    • Topped Off Thomas
    • Wharf and Peace
    • Emily and the Special Cars
    • James the Second Best
  • Most of the songs have currently only been shown on television in the US and have yet to appear on American home video while Strength and There's Always Something New have. The songs are:
    • Doing It Right
    • Favorite Place
    • H is for Harold
    • Navigation
    • Responsibility