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Season 2

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Season 2

David Mitton


Britt Allcroft
David Mitton
Robert D. Cardona


Ringo Starr (UK/US)
George Carlin (US)

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell

Preceded by

Season 1

Followed by

Season 3

The second season of the television series aired in 1986. Ringo Starr narrated all twenty-six episodes in the UK as well as sixteen of them in the US, with George Carlin later re-narrating all of the episodes for the US.


  1. Thomas, Percy and the Coal/Double Trouble - Thomas becomes a little too cheeky for his own good. Trucks and coal bring disaster.
  2. Cows/A Cow on the Line - Gordon and Henry tease Edward for letting cows uncouple his trucks, but Edward has the last laugh.
  3. Bertie's Chase - Bertie pursues Edward to give him Thomas' passengers.
  4. Saved from Scrap - Edward meets an old traction engine called Trevor, and tries to save him from scrap.
  5. Old Iron - Edward proves he's not so slow when James runs away.
  6. Thomas and Trevor/A New Friend for Thomas - Trevor is bored, but is delighted when he is asked to help Thomas clear the new harbor.
  7. Percy and the Signal - James and Gordon fool Percy into thinking there are such things as "backing signals".
  8. Duck Takes Charge - Percy is having a hard time, so the Fat Controller buys a tank engine named Duck to do his work.
  9. Percy and Harold/Percy Proves a Point - Percy challenges a helicopter called Harold to a race to the harbour.
  10. The Runaway - Thomas returns from the Works with a stiff handbrake that almost causes disaster when he runs away.
  11. Percy Takes the Plunge - Percy wants to see why he is forbidden to pass the "Danger" board on the quay, but soon wishes he had not.
  12. Pop Goes the Diesel - A Diesel arrives in the yard and makes a fool of himself when trying to move some trucks.
  13. Dirty Work/Diesel's Devious Deed - Diesel blames Duck for making him look silly and vows to get revenge.
  14. A Close Shave/A Close Shave for Duck - Duck is chased by a goods train into a barber shop.
  15. Better Late Than Never - Thomas is held up by repairs on the viaduct and Bertie gives him a hard time, until he breaks down.
  16. Break Van/Donald and Douglas - A spiteful brakevan causes grief for Donald and Douglas.
  17. The Deputation - Percy is chosen to ask the Fat Controller not to send Donald and Douglas away.
  18. Thomas Comes to Breakfast - The Ffarquhar stationmaster gets a nasty surprise when Thomas crashes into his dining room.
  19. Daisy - The new diesel railcar is fussy and rude.
  20. Percy's Predicament - The trucks pay Percy out by pushing him into the back of a train.
  21. The Diseasel - A mysterious "diseasel" takes Bill and Ben's trucks.
  22. Wrong Road - Gordon is mistakenly sent onto Edward's Branch Line, and is harassed by Bill and Ben.
  23. Edward's Exploit - Edward braves wet weather and a broken crankpin to bring some enthusiasts home.
  24. Ghost Train/Percy's Ghostly Trick - Percy pays Thomas out for calling him silly.
  25. Woolly Bear - Treacle, wind and hay don't mix, as Percy soon finds out.
  26. Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree - The Christmas party is almost ruined when Thomas collides with a snowdrift while bringing the Christmas tree home.


Characters introduced


  • The Missing Coach was going to be an episode in this season, but it was cancelled and replaced by Thomas, Percy and the Coal.
  • In the Ukrainian narration, Ringo Starr's voice can still be heard in the background.
  • The Norwegian version credits Ringo Starr as the narrator, even though it was re-dubbed in Norwegian.
  • This was Ringo Starr's last season as narrator.
  • This was Robert D. Cardona's last season as producer.
  • From this season onwards, the trucks have molded faces.
  • This is the last season to feature all Railway Series stories.
  • Henry regains his wheel arches, which were removed when he received his new shape after the accident with "The Flying Kipper".
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