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The nineteenth season of Thomas & Friends first premiered on DVD on 9th June 2015 in the US before airing on TV. It aired on TV on 21 September 2015 in the UK and on 13 October 2015 in the US.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
Who'sGeoffreypromoWho's Geoffrey?Lee Pressman21st September 2015#01
Thomas blames an accident on made-up engine Geoffrey.
TheTruthAboutTobypromoThe Truth About TobyDavey Moore22nd September 2015#02
Toby accidentally runs out of coal at the scrapyards, leaving the engines to think he's going to be scrapped.
LostPropertypromoLost PropertyHelen Farrall23rd September 2015#03
The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt is anxious as two grumpy inspectors have come to inspect the railway, starting with Thomas. To prevent an even worse report, Thomas helps return the lost pocket watch to the railway/railroad inspector.
HenrySpotsTroublepromoHenry Spots TroubleDavey Moore24th September 2015#04
After he sees the Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt's grandchildren with chickenpox, Henry worries about catching the disease himself.
ACrankyChristmaspromoA Cranky ChristmasMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
4th January 2016#05
Thomas is sent to take a special crate to the Town Square from the docks, but Cranky accidentally drops the crate.
SnowPlaceLikeHomepromoSnow Place Like HomeLee Pressman5th January 2016#06
Kevin gets stuck out in the snow, and Victor goes out looking for him, despite his hatred of snow.
TheBeastofSodorpromoThe Beast of SodorBecky Overton6th January 2016#07
Henry becomes paranoid of meeting an abominable snowman after Spencer teases him about it.
ToadandtheWhalepromoToad and the WhaleHelen Farrall14th March 2016#08
Toad spots a stranded whale on the beach, but Oliver does not take him seriously.
VeryImportantSheep37Very Important SheepHelen Farrall15th March 2016#09
Percy doesn't notice sheep jumping out of his cattle truck/car.
SaltyAllatSeapromoSalty All at SeaLee Pressman16th March 2016#10
Salty's imagination runs away with him as he worries about going to the Mainland by sea.
DenandDartpromoDen and DartDavey Moore17th March 2016#11
Mavis has an accident at Anopha Quarry and is sent to the Dieselworks. Den is sent to take her place, while Dart has to stay at the Dieselworks. However, the two always work together and they fear to be without the other.
HelpingHiropromoHelping HiroMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
18th March 2016#12
Thomas feels guilty about causing Hiro to have an accident. To make up for it, Thomas ventures into Hiro's old hideout to see if he can try to salvage some left behind parts.
SlowStephenpromoSlow StephenHelen Farrall14th March 2016 (DVD)
11th July 2016 (TV)
#13
Stephen is a slow engine, but one day, when the Sodor Suspension Bridge collapses, he tries to stop Gordon from crossing the bridge.
TwoWheelsGoodpromoTwo Wheels GoodLee Pressman14th March 2016 (DVD)
12th July 2016 (TV)
#14
Thomas, Spencer, and Bertie argue over how many wheels are best.
RedsvsBluespromoReds vs. BluesDavey Moore14th March 2016 (DVD)
13th July 2016 (TV)
#15
Thomas and James compete with each other to see who can get to Dryaw first.
BestEngineEverpromoBest Engine EverAndrew Brenner14th March 2016 (DVD)
14th July 2016 (TV)
#16
Emily idolises Caitlin when she sees how fast Caitlin can go.
TheLittleEngineWhoRacedAheadpromoThe Little Engine Who Raced AheadAndrew Brenner14th March 2016 (DVD)
15th July 2016 (TV)
#17
A new diesel boxcab named Philip arrives. Loving to race, he thinks he's racing Gordon when in actuality Gordon never took part.
PhiliptotheRescuepromoPhilip to the RescueAndrew Brenner14th March 2016 (DVD)
18th July 2016 (TV)
#18
James is determined to prove himself stronger than Philip.
Diesel'sGhostlyChristmasPartOnepromoDiesel's Ghostly Christmas Part 1Becky Overton7th November 2016 (DVD)
26th December 2016 (TV)
#19
Diesel starts causing trouble at Christmas time and he gets visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Diesel'sGhostlyChristmaspromoDiesel's Ghostly Christmas Part 2Becky Overton7th November 2016 (DVD)
26th December 2016 (TV)
#20 (UK)
#19 (US)
Diesel now meets up with two other ghostly engines. The Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future and he later finds the Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt still at Knapford during the Earl's Christmas party at Ulfstead Castle.
RockyRescuepromoRocky RescueDavey Moore24th October 2016 (DVD)
6th March 2017 (TV)
#21 (UK)
#20 (US)
Rocky ends up derailing and the Search and Rescue Team have to work together to put him back on the rails again.
ThomastheBabysitterpromoThomas the BabysitterHelen Farrall24th October 2016 (DVD)
6th March 2017 (TV)
#22 (UK)
#21 (US)
A mother and her noisy baby want to have a ride on Thomas' train, but the baby keeps crying which leads to irritation to Thomas and the passengers.
TheOtherSideoftheMountainpromoThe Other Side of the MountainAndrew Brenner24th October 2016 (DVD)
7th March 2017 (TV)
#23 (UK)
#22 (US)
Thomas discovers Bertie's been rerouted to behind the other side of the mountain, making Thomas curious as to what's there.
NoHelpatAllpromoNo Help at AllAndrew Brenner24th October 2016 (DVD)
8th March 2017 (TV)
#24 (UK)
#23 (US)
Bill and Ben say that Timothy is no help at all.
WildWaterRescuepromoWild Water RescueBecky Overton24th October 2016 (DVD)
10th March 2017 (TV)
#25 (UK)
#24 (US)
Diesel is jealous of Percy's job to collect the Mayor of Sodor, so he directs Percy to an old disused quarry while he takes him himself.
GoodbyeFatControllerpromoGoodbye Fat Controller
Goodbye Sir Topham Hatt
Andrew Brenner (writer)
Robin Gay (story idea)
24th October 2016 (DVD)
9th March 2017 (TV)
#26 (UK)
#25 (US)
Percy overhears some workmen talking and thinks the Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt is leaving Sodor, so he and the other engines go on strike at Tidmouth Sheds.

Songs

Characters

Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When the nineteenth season aired on PBS, each broadcast aired two episodes, a song and Mr. Perkins Railway segments. When other episodes started airing on 18th October 2016, Mr. Perkins' Railway segments were replaced with The Earls Quiz and after the second episode, Learn with Thomas segments from the official YouTube channel were also added.

Telling Tales

Finders Keepers

  • Lost Property
  • Song: Really Useful Engine (The Adventure Begins version)
  • Mr Perkins' Railway Segment: Jobs on the Railway
  • Henry Spots Trouble

Lost and Found

  • Diesel and the Ducklings (Nick jr)
  • Toad and the Whale
  • Song: Spring is Here!
  • Mr Perkins' Railway Segment: Washdown (PBS Kids)
  • Very Important Sheep
  • Mucking About (Nick jr)
  • Guess Who Puzzles - Porter and Reg (PBS Kids)

All At Sea

  • Salty All At Sea
  • Song: Let's Go
  • Mr Perkins' Railway Segment: Different Types of Engines
  • Den and Dart
  • Guess Who Puzzles - Samson and Timothy

Slowly Wins the Race

Competing Engines

The Race is On

Christmas Time

Spooky Snow

  • Helping Hiro
  • Song: Monsters Everywhere
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Railway Maintenance
  • The Beast of Sodor
  • Guess Who Puzzles? - Toad and Marion

Tis the Season to be Jolly

  • Diesel's Ghostly Christmas
  • Song: There's Snow Place Like Home
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Signals and Points
  • Guess Who Puzzles? - Oliver and Reg

Cast

UK, AUS and NZ

US and CAN

Trivia

  • This season marks the first of several things:
    • The first season to utilise the new intro, credits and Engine Roll Call remix.
    • The first season to have Nigel Pilkington, Christopher Ragland, Joseph May, Rob Rackstraw, John Hasler, Rasmus Hardiker, Oliver McCue and Ashna Kapur as part of the voice cast. Nigel Pilkington takes over the role of Percy from Keith Wickham in the UK dub. Christopher Ragland takes over the role of Percy from Martin Sherman in the US dub. Joseph May takes over the role of Thomas from Martin Sherman in the US dub, Rob Rackstraw takes over the role of James from Kerry Shale in the US dub and takes over the role of Toby from Ben Small in the UK dub and John Hasler takes over the role of Thomas in the UK dub respectively.
    • The first season to have Glenn Wrage as part of the UK cast.
    • The first season where David Bedella voices the Mayor of Sodor in the UK dub.
    • The first season to have episodes solely directed by a woman.
    • The first season to feature episodes written by Helen Farrall.
    • The first season to have three directors.
    • The first season to have library music played in an episode.
    • The first season since the sixteenth season and the sixth season overall where Thomas appears in every episode, as well as speaking in all of them since the fifteenth season. This was because of the franchise's 70th anniversary.
    • Lord Callan and Daisy's first appearances in full CGI.
    • The first season to have a two-part episode, though not the first to feature a story that Arc spans multiple episodes.
    • The first season to have a song featured in an episode, not sung by one of the characters.
    • The first season since the twelfth season to feature a member of The Pack in an episode.
    • The first season where 'Arry appears without Bert.
    • The first season to have an episode banned from airing on television, specifically Henry Spots Trouble in Australia.
  • This marks the last season of a few things:
    • This was the last season to air on Nick Jr. due to the show moving to Cartoonito for pay TV broadcast in the UK. The final six episodes of this season were released direct-to-DVD before making their television debut on Cartoonito.
    • The last season to have episodes written by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby. 
    • The last season to have Jonathan Broadbent as part of the voice cast. In Big World! Big Adventures!, Rasmus Hardiker takes over as the voice of Bill, while Matt Wilkinson takes over as Ben.
    • The last season until the twenty-second season to Thomas' name titled in any of the episodes. It is also the last season until the twenty-second season where Thomas appears in every episode, as well as speaking in all of them.
  • This marks the only season of a few things:
    • This is the only season to have a different number of episodes in the UK and US. The UK has 26 episodes while the US has 25. Diesel's Ghostly Christmas Parts 1 and 2 are combined into one long episode the US.​​​​​​
    • The only season to have a story idea by Robin Gay.  ​​​​​​
  • This is the last season with music composed by Robert and Peter Hartshorne since their contracts ended after Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure. Chris Renshaw took over composing from Thomas & Friends in 4-D: Bubbling Boilers and the twentieth season onwards.
  • According to Ian McCue, the episodes on Dinos and Discoveries were going to be part of this season but they instead were made for the eighteenth season. The episodes have unofficially been included under the production order for the nineteenth season in some countries.
  • According to SiF on Twitter, the five DVD exclusive episodes were going to be part of the twentieth season but were made for this season instead.
  • Thomas going across the lake in the intro may be a reference to the original intro.
  • From this season onwards, colours are brighter than in previous CGI seasons.

Ending Sequence