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The eleventh season of Thomas & Friends first aired in September 2007. The season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Soon after the episodes aired, the DVD Engines and Escapades was released, bringing the total number of episodes this season to twenty-six.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
ThomasandtheStorytellerpromoThomas and the StorytellerAbi Grant3rd September 2007#01
Thomas shows a famous storyteller around, but keeps making detours to help the others.
Emily'sRubbishpromoEmily's Rubbish
Emily and the Garbage
Wayne Jackman3rd September 2007#02
Emily is teased for working with Whiff, but soon learns how useful Whiff is.
DreamOnpromoDream OnNeil Richards4th September 2007#03
Thomas thinks he can be faster, shiner, and stronger than Spencer.
DirtyWork(Season11)promoDirty WorkWayne Jackman4th September 2007#04
James gets ready to be the star of the show.
HectortheHorrid!promoHector the Horrid!Simon Spencer5th September 2007#05
An aggressive coal hopper scares the engines, but Thomas learns of his secret fear.
GordonandtheEngineerpromoGordon and the Engineer
Gordon and the Mechanic
Paul Larson5th September 2007#06
A case of mistaken identity almost causes the engines to be stranded.
ThomasandtheSpaceshippromoThomas and the SpaceshipSharon Miller6th September 2007#07
Thomas and Percy are certain they have seen a spaceship in the sky.
Henry'sLuckyDaypromoHenry's Lucky DayPaul Larson6th September 2007#08
Edward takes Henry's so-called "lucky trucks" and Henry goes looking for them.
ThomasandtheLighthousepromoThomas and the LighthouseAbi Grant7th September 2007#09
Thomas neglects his instructions when the engines become excited about a fair.
ThomasandtheBigBangpromoThomas and the Big BangAbi Grant7th September 2007#10
Thomas plays tricks on the narrow gauge engines.
SmokeandMirrorspromoSmoke and MirrorsNeil Richards8th September 2007#11
Thomas confuses some deliveries for a magic show.
ThomasSetsSailpromoThomas Sets SailSharon Miller8th September 2007#12
Thomas loses control while pulling a yacht.
Don'tBeSilly,BillypromoDon't be Silly, BillySharon Miller9th September 2007#13
New engine Billy ignores Thomas' advice and as a result runs out of coal and water.
EdwardandtheMailpromoEdward and the MailPaul Larson9th September 2007#14
Edward is chosen to pull the mail, but does not know how to do the job.
HideandPeeppromoHide and PeepSimon Spencer10th September 2007#15
Thomas cheats at a game of "hide and peep" with Percy at the Docks.
Toby'sTriumphpromoToby's TriumphAbi Grant10th September 2007#16
Toby is chosen to take Allicia Botti to a concert, but is worried he will mess up.
ThomasandtheRunawayCarpromoThomas and the Runaway CarSharon Miller11th September 2007#17
A runaway car causes trouble for Thomas.
ThomasinTrouble(Season11)promoThomas in TroubleWayne Jackman11th September 2007#18
Thomas leaves the fitter's yard to pick up a choir before he is fully maintained.
ThomasandtheStinkyCheesepromoThomas and the Stinky CheesePaul Larson12th September 2007#19
Thomas tries to avoid Diesel, 'Arry, and Bert while taking some stinky cheese.
PercyandtheLeftLuggagepromoPercy and the Left Luggage
Percy and the Baggage
Abi Grant12th September 2007#20
Percy neglects his more important job, collecting Dowager Hatt's luggage/baggage, in favour/favor of his other more fun jobs.
DuncanDoesitAllpromoDuncan Does it AllWayne Jackman22nd October 2007 (DVD)
13th January 2008 (TV)
#21
Duncan does the other engines' jobs for a change, but causes several muddles.
SirHandelinChargepromoSir Handel in ChargeSimon Spencer22nd October 2007 (DVD)
14th January 2008 (TV)
#22
Sir Handel tells the others what to do in Mr. Percival's absence, with disastrous results.
CoolTruckingspromoCool TruckingsPaul Larson22nd October 2007 (DVD)
10th January 2008 (TV)
#23
Madge almost has an accident in the snow while transporting Duncan to the Transfer Yards.
Ding-A-LingpromoDing-a-LingSharon Miller22nd October 2007 (DVD)
15th January 2008 (TV)
#24
Freddie tries to find a bell for Mr. Percival's bicycle.
SkarloeyStormsThroughpromoSkarloey Storms ThroughNeil Richards22nd October 2007 (DVD)
9th January 2008 (TV)
#25
Skarloey faces his fears when he has to rescue some lambs during a storm.
WashBehindYourBufferspromoWash Behind Your BuffersPaul Larson22nd October 2007 (DVD)
11th January 2008 (TV)
#26
Madge tells Skarloey and Rheneas to keep clean for a concert, but cannot keep clean herself.

Songs

Characters

Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When season 11 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse TV, each broadcast featured 2 episodes from Season 11, a segment called Fun Times with our Friends dedicated to one of the engines on Sodor and past animated learning segments and songs from seasons 8, 9 and 10 were used.

New Friends

Hopes and Dreams

  • Dream On
  • Learning Segment - Dot to Dot - Toby
  • Learning Segment - Toby's New Shed
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Henry
  • Learning Segment - Happy or Sad?
  • Dirty Work

The Unexpected

Believing

Sight and Sound

  • Thomas and the Lighthouse
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Emily
  • Song: Sounds (Alternate Cut)
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Percy
  • Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust - Emily
  • Thomas and the Big Bang

Being on Time

Experience

  • Don't be Silly, Billy
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - James
  • Song: Patience
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Toby
  • Learning Segment: Clever Percy
  • Edward and the Mail

Fun and Games

Pushing and Pulling

Directions

  • Thomas and the Stinky Cheese
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Gordon
  • Song: Navigation
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Emily
  • Learning Segment: Percy's Treasure
  • Percy and the Left Luggage/Percy and the Baggage

Variety

  • Ding-a-Ling
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine: Edward
  • Learning Segment: Being Repainted
  • Fun Times with our Friends - James
  • Learning Segment: Fixing the Engine
  • Cool Truckings

Doing Your Best

  • Skarloey Storms Through
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - James
  • Song: The Narrow Gauge Engines
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Gordon
  • Learning Segment: Mavis as a Steam Engine
  • Duncan Does it All

Team Work

  • Sir Handel in Charge
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Emily
  • Song: Buffer Up and Share
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Thomas
  • Learning Segment: Sharing Trucks
  • Wash Behind Your Buffers

Trivia

  • This was the last season of a few things:
    • Sharon Miller's last season as script editor.
    • The last season to exclusively use resin faces for models.
    • The last season to have Steve Asquith as the head writer.
    • The last season shot in 50fps (converted to 60fps for NTSC regions).
    • The last until the seventeenth season to include 26 episodes.
  • This was also the first season of a few things as well:
    • The first season filmed digitally in high definition and on Sony Cybershot HD.
    • Christopher Skala's first season as executive producer.
    • The first season to feature the Engine Roll Call lyrics incorporated into the theme song.
    • The first season in which Trevor and Harold do not appear since their introductions in the second season, although Harold does appear in a deleted scene from Wash Behind Your Buffers.
    • The first season since the sixth in which Thomas does not appear in the season finale.
    • The first season to have the funnel change on the roll call ending.
  • When this season aired on PBS Kids Sprout, several episodes used the intros from the eighth or twelfth seasons. This also applies to several episodes that were released on several US DVDs.
  • This marks the only season to have episodes written by Neil Richards.
  • When Dirty Work, Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Spaceship, Don't be Silly, Billy and Hide and Peep were released on DVD, some of the scenes were changed compared to the half hour TV airings on PBS Kids and Nick Jr. airings.
  • This season was never shown on Norwegian television. Instead, it was released directly to DVD.
  • In Australia, episodes from this season were released on The Best of Thomas and Friends - Volume 2 and The Complete Eleventh Series before airing on television. The season finally aired on ABC2 from 9 September 2011.
  • The US dubs of Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Big Bang, Don't be Silly, Billy and Percy and the Baggage were only shown on television, and to date, not released on home video in any form yet.