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The ninth season of Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in September 2005. The season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. It ran for twenty-six episodes.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
PercyAndTheOilPainting75Percy and the Oil PaintingAbi Grant5th September 2005#01
Percy takes a fussy painter around Sodor so that he can paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor."
ThomasandtheRainbow83Thomas and the RainbowAbi Grant5th September 2005#02
Thomas is distracted by a rainbow.
Thomas'MilkshakeMuddle32Thomas' Milkshake MuddleMarc Seal16th September 2005#03
Thomas is dismayed when he has to get ingredients to make ice cream on a hot day.
MightyMac79Mighty MacPaul Larson16th September 2005#04
Mighty Mac, an engine with two faces, has a problem deciding where to go.
Molly'sSpecialSpecial43Molly's Special SpecialPaul Larson9th September 2005#05
Thomas helps the new engine named Molly to make her empty trucks/freight cars look important.
RespectforGordon59Respect for GordonJames Mason9th September 2005#06
Gordon begins bossing the others about.
ThomasandtheBirthdayPicnic75Thomas and the Birthday PicnicSharon Miller23rd September 2005#07
Thomas tries to find a perfect place for Dowager Hatt's birthday picnic.
TunefulToots57Tuneful TootsSharon Miller23rd September 2005#08
Rusty gets stranded while showing the brass band around and uses his horn to save the day.
ThomasandtheToyShop5Thomas and the Toy Shop
Thomas and the Toy Workshop
James Mason30th September 2005#09
Thomas takes some toys to the Knapford toy shop.
RheneasandtheDinosaur45Rheneas and the DinosaurPaul Larson30th September 2005#10
Rheneas tries to single-handedly take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards, much to Skarloey's dismay.
ThomasAndTheNewEngine70Thomas and the New EngineMarc Seal7th October 2005#11
Thomas sees 'Arry and Bert talking to Neville and thinks the three are planning a trick.
TobyFeelsLeftOut16Toby Feels Left OutSimon A. Brown7th October 2005#12
A museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it.
ThomasTriesHisBest74Thomas Tries His BestJames Mason14th October 2005#13
Thomas wants to do something for the fair.
TheMagicLamp13The Magic LampSharon Miller14th October 2005#14
Peter Sam goes looking for a magic lamp after Skarloey tells him the story of Proteus.
ThomasandtheStatue74Thomas and the StatueMarc Seal21st October 2005#15
Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him.
HenryandtheFlagpole65Henry and the FlagpolePaul Larson21st October 2005#16
Henry fears his favourite/favorite tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
EmilyKnowsBest59Emily Knows BestMarc Seal28th October 2005#17
Emily pretends to be a queen, only to cause confusion.
Thomas'DayOff61Thomas' Day OffSharon Miller28th October 2005#18
Dennis the diesel gets Thomas to do his work.
Thomas'NewTrucks29Thomas' New TrucksPaul Larson4th November 2005#19
Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks.
DuncanAndTheOldMine37Duncan and the Old MineJames Mason4th November 2005#20
Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine.
BoldandBrave45Bold and BraveJames Mason11th November 2005#21
Diesel tells spooky tales to Thomas and Ben.
SkarloeytheBrave49Skarloey the BravePaul Larson11th November 2005#22
Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he tries to ride up the incline.
SavingEdward58Saving EdwardJames Mason18th November 2005#23
Edward cannot take his train and fears he will be scrapped.
ThomasandtheGoldenEagle87Thomas and the Golden EagleAbi Grant18th November 2005#24
Thomas tries to see a rare golden eagle.
KeepingUpwithJames80Keeping Up with JamesAbi Grant25th November 2005#25
James' impatience proves to be disastrous.
FlourPower81Flour PowerAbi Grant25th November 2005#26
Diesel spooks Thomas, but he gets back at him.

Songs

Characters

Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When Season 9 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse, the airings were paired with not just Season 7 episodes, but even some Season 6 episodes which were originally narrated by Alec Baldwin and re-dubbed by Michael Brandon in the US, with Michael Angelis re-dubbing his narrations in the UK. In the Season 6 episodes, music was also re-dubbed with music from episodes produced by HiT Entertainment as well. In the beginning of the Nick Jr. airings in the UK, an opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another days work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a days work was added.

Colour (UK)/Color (US)

Caring/Taking Care

Respect

Celebration

Achievement

Change

Night and Day

Shapes

Pride

Lost and Found

Bravery

Loyalty

Seasons

Trivia

  • This is the final season in which the half hour formats feature episodes directed by David Mitton.
  • Rusty was referred to as a female in early American narrations of Tuneful Toots and Duncan and the Old Mine that broadcast on PBS Kids.
  • This was Sharon Miller's first season apart of the writing team and as script editor. Sharon Miller became the first head writer in the twelfth season.
  • A large-scale model of Thomas was built for when he interacts with the Narrow Gauge Engines.
  • This marks the only season Simon A. Brown was apart of the writing team.
  • This season marks the first for several things:
    • The first season where Thomas appears in every episode, albeit not speaking in all of them.
    • The first season to air on Channel 5's Milkshake! block.
    • The first season where the title cards are read aloud by the narrator including some of Seasons 6 and 7. However, a few US episodes did not have their titles read aloud in the Thomas and the Toy Workshop US DVD.
    • The first season in which Elizabeth, Arthur, Murdoch, Spencer and Jem Cole do not appear since their introductions. However, Elizabeth and Jem Cole did make appearances in music videos and Arthur did in a DVD game.
    • The first season in which Maron station does not appear since it returned in the sixth season.