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Season 16

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Season 16

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn
(Nitrogen Studios)
Ian McCue
(HiT Entertainment)


Michael Angelis (UK)
Michael Brandon (US)

Music by

Robert Hartshorne

Preceded by

Season 15

Followed by

Season 17

The sixteenth season of the television series aired during February and March 2012 in the UK and between April and September in the US. The twentieth episode did not air in the UK until Christmas Day 2012.


  1. Race to the Rescue - Flynn is able to run on the roads again, but he is nervous because his wheels wobble.
  2. Ol' Wheezy Wobbles - Ol' Wheezy has stopped working. The Logging Locos do not know what to do, but Thomas is sure he can help.
  3. Express Coming Through - Dowager Hatt is having a party for some very important visitors.
  4. Percy and the Monster of Brendam - Percy believes one of Salty's tales and looks for "the monster of Brendam".
  5. Ho Ho Snowman - Charlie hides behind a snowman and tricks Henry into thinking it is alive.
  6. Flash Bang Wallop! - A photographer wants to take some pictures of the engines for a book.
  7. Thomas and the Rubbish Train/Thomas and the Garbage Train - Thomas helps Whiff pull a train to the waste dump.
  8. Thomas Toots the Crows - Thomas tries to keep the crows off Farmer McColl's seeds.
  9. Bust My Buffers! - Gordon's bufferbeam is broken and he is given a Diesel's bufferbeam.
  10. Percy and the Calliope - Percy tries to save a calliope from the Smelter's Yard.
  11. Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor - Thomas helps a great composer look for inspiration.
  12. Salty's Surprise - Edward tries to find Salty a Christmas present.
  13. Sodor Surprise Day - Thomas tries to get Gordon to have fun on Sodor Surprise Day, but ruins the fireworks.
  14. Emily's Winter Party Special - Emily thinks she will be chosen to pull the present train if she finds Sir Topham Hatt's hat.
  15. Muddy Matters - James needs to travel on muddy tracks to get Farmer McColl's sheep to the fair, but does not want to dirty his paintwork.
  16. Whiff's Wish - Whiff wishes that he was as grand as Spencer.
  17. Welcome Stafford - Spencer shows Stafford, the new electric shunting engine, around Sodor, but ignores Victor's warning that Stafford's batteries could run out.
  18. Don't Bother Victor! - The Thin Controller leaves Peter Sam in charge of the narrow gauge railway.
  19. Happy Birthday Sir! - Thomas and Winston, the new track inspection vehicle, look for an open-top carriage for the Fat Controller's birthday.
  20. The Christmas Tree Express - Toby gets scared when he takes Rheneas to Misty Island to pick out a Christmas tree.


Characters Introduced


UK and AUS

  • Michael Angelis as the narrator
  • Ben Small as Thomas, Toby, Ferdinand, Rheneas and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Whiff, Dash, Salty, Den, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Mr. Percival, the Mayor of Sodor, the Photographer (Flash Bang Wallop!), the Man at the Fire, and the Great Composer
  • Matt Wilkinson as Spencer, Charlie, Bash, Victor, Winston, Rusty, Rocky, Cranky, Butch, Kevin, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, Farmer Trotter, the Photographer (Muddy Matters), and the Dock Manager
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Rosie, Mavis, the Duchess of Boxford, and the Schoolboy
  • Rupert Degas as Dart, Flynn, and Bertie
  • Steven Kynman as Peter Sam (uncredited)
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel and 'Arry
  • William Hope as Bert


  • Michael Brandon as the narrator and Diesel
  • Martin Sherman as Thomas and Percy
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, James, Bash, 'Arry, Kevin, Sir Topham Hatt, Mr. Percival, and the Photographer
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Whiff, Dash, Bert, Rocky, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, Farmer Trotter, and the Dock Manager
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily, Rosie, Mavis, the Duchess of Boxford, and the Schoolboy
  • Ben Small as Charlie, Rheneas and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Keith Wickham as Salty, Den, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Dowager Hatt, and the Great Composer
  • Matt Wilkinson as Winston and Rusty
  • Rupert Degas as Dart, Flynn, and Bertie
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer, Ferdinand, Butch, and Cranky
  • David Bedella as Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
  • Steven Kynman as Peter Sam


  • This was the last season of several things:
    • Sharon Miller's last season as head writer.
    • Greg Tiernan's last season as director.
    • Nicole Stinn's last season as producer.
    • Matt Wilkinson's last season as the voice of Victor in the UK version, although he continues to provide voices for other characters from this point.
    • Sam Barlow's last season as story executive.
    • The last season animated by Nitrogen Studios.
    • The last season narrated by Michael Brandon and Michael Angelis for the US and UK, respectively, and the last to have two separate narrators for the UK and US.
    • The last season to have twenty episodes.
    • The last season to have Rupert Degas as part of the voice cast.
  • This is the only CGI season to date not to have Togo Igawa as part of the voice cast, due to Hiro not having any speaking roles.
  • This was Ian McCue's first season as producer.
  • This was Rebecca Evans' only season as script editor.
  • Skarloey, Rheneas and Peter Sam's whistles now budge up and down when they use them.
  • From this season onwards, the end credits only list the cast members who provide voices in that particular episode. The only exceptions are Whiff's Wish, where Ben Small is incorrectly added to the list of voice actors, and Don't Bother Victor, where Steven Kynman is not credited.
  • To date, this is the only season for which all of the episodes (except for The Christmas Tree Express) aired in Australia before airing in other countries. However, selected episodes from the seventeenth and eighteenth seasons also aired in Australia ahead of their overseas debuts.
  • On Netflix UK, this series is listed as Season 14.
  • In Norway, this season was shown on the website TV 2 Sumo before airing on television.

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