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Season 17

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Season 17

David Baas


Robert Anderson
(Arc Productions)
Ian McCue
Halim Jabbour
(HiT Entertainment)


Mark Moraghan

Music by

Robert Hartshorne

Preceded by

Season 16

Followed by

Season 18

The seventeenth season of the television series premiered in the UK on June 3rd, 2013. It then stopped airing after ten episodes and resumed airing on September 30th, 2013. It stopped again after a week of episodes. One episode aired on November 5th and four more aired in December. The remaining six episodes went straight to DVD in the UK and US in March 2014. Four of the final episodes aired on July 5th and 6th in the UK. In the US, the season started airing on October 17th. This season is the first of a new writing style for the series and ran for twenty-six episodes.


  1. Kevin's Cranky Friend - Kevin helps Cranky at the docks, but Cranky does not think he needs help even as the work piles up.
  2. Scruff's Makeover - Scruff gets a new coat of paint and refuses to work at the Waste Dump because he does not want to get dirty.
  3. Wayward Winston - Winston is frustrated because Sir Topham Hatt cannot drive him well, so he decides to go driver-less.
  4. Gordon Runs Dry - Gordon's boiler is damaged, but he is too impatient to get repaired or stop to refill with water because of the leak.
  5. Calm Down Caitlin - Caitlin has to spend the night on Sodor and keeps everyone awake.
  6. Steamie Stafford - Stafford becomes jealous of the steam engines because of all the noise they make, so he begins to act like them.
  7. Henry's Hero - Henry and Hiro take on some bad coal and start puffing out black smoke.
  8. Luke's New Friend - Luke befriends a deer at the Blue Mountain Quarry.
  9. The Switch - Luke and Millie swap jobs for the day.
  10. Not Now, Charlie! - Charlie finds an elephant on the track and tries to alert the other engines, but no-one will take him seriously.
  11. The Lost Puff - Paxton tries to find Thomas' "lost puff".
  12. The Thomas Way - Thomas and Duck must work together to help Harold when he breaks down.
  13. The Phantom Express - James tricks Percy into thinking there is a ghost at Ulfstead Castle.
  14. Percy's Lucky Day - After Percy suffers a bout of bad luck, Stephen gives him a lucky charm.
  15. Bill or Ben? - Bill and Ben trick Connor.
  16. Too Many Fire Engines - Some railway inspectors question whether Sir Topham Hatt needs two fire engines.
  17. No Snow for Thomas - Thomas hides his snowplough.
  18. Santa's Little Engine - Thomas has to rescue Sir Topham Hatt when his sleigh breaks away on a hill.
  19. The Missing Christmas Decorations - Percy thinks Diesel 10 is stealing Christmas decorations.
  20. The Frozen Turntable - The turntable at Tidmouth Sheds freezes in one position and the engines argue about who should get the one accessible berth.
  21. Away From the Sea - Porter arrives at the docks and Salty is convinced he has been sent to replace him.
  22. Gone Fishing - Harvey pulls a long train for the first time.
  23. The Afternoon Tea Express - Stephen is given the job of collecting ingredients for the afternoon tea at Ulfstead Castle.
  24. The Smelly Kipper - Henry challenges James to take "The Flying Kipper".


Characters Introduced


UK and AUS



  • This is Andrew Brenner's first season as head writer.
  • This is Mark Moraghan's first season as narrator.
  • This is the first season animated by Arc Productions.
  • The writers are now credited when the title is put up at the beginning.
  • Michael Brandon is listed as the narrator on the PBS opening titles for the first several episodes of the season. 


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