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Steam, Rattle & Roll Thomas is a Thomas & Friends record released to celebrate Record Day 2017 in Austrailia and the United States.

Side A contains an audio musical story, while Side B contains the seven songs featured in the story and their instrumentals. The plot is based on the toy of the same name.


The Island's music festival 'Sodorpalooza' will be held one night, and Sir Topham Hatt wants Thomas to look for their number one performer. Thomas goes to the docks where he talks to Cranky and Salty who help him realise that he is the performer for the concert. Salty prepares Thomas for the concert by teaching him how to keep a beat and rhythm. By 7:00 p.m. Thomas becomes stuck as his brakes are set on, realising he has stage fright. He then remembers what Salty had taught him at the docks, which encourages him to head to the stadium. Once at the stadium, the cheering of the audience encourages Thomas even more to perform for them, which he does with ease and to the crowd's delight.


Side A:

  1. Steam, Rattle & Roll
-A Musical Adventure

Side B:

  1. Coming On Through
  2. Coming On Through (instrumental)
  3. Make It To The Show
  4. Make It To The Show (instrumental)
  5. Burning Up The Tracks
  6. Burning Up The Tracks (instrumental)
  7. Steam, Rattle & Roll
  8. Steam, Rattle & Roll (instrumental)
  9. Dance With Me
  10. Dance With Me (instrumental)
  11. Thank You
  12. Thank You (instrumental)
  13. Rock 'N Roll Call




  • This is the first vinyl record to be released since The Railway Stories Volume 7 in 1979, which was released 38 years prior.
  • Sodorpalooza is a reference to the famous American music festival 'Lollapalooza'.
  • When Thomas arrives at the docks, Toby's bell from the second and third season can be heard faintly in the background. This is presumably meant to be the sound of a distant bell buoy.
  • As Salty teaches Thomas how to perform he qoutes the Idiom "Let's turns this up to eleven!", which is a reference to the music mockumentry 'This Is Spinal Tap'.
  • At the end of Steam, Rattle & Roll, Thomas calls out "I've got blisters on my pistons!". This is reference to The Beatles song 'Helter Skelter' in which Ringo Starr (the first and second season narrator) famously shouts out "I've got blisters on my fingers!".
  • On 1 June 2018, the record was released on digital music services.


  • During the audio story, when Salty first appears, he is heard puffing, but he's a diesel engine.