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England, part of the United Kingdom, is the Mainland of Sodor.

Location

The Mainland (United Kingdom) is located across the Walney Channel from Sodor and is accessed via the Vicarstown BridgeBarrow-in-Furness is the nearest mainland station and town to Sodor.

Named Locations

Certain locations on the Mainland have been mentioned by name in both the Railway Series and the television series. These include:

Barrow-in-Furness

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Bluebell Railway

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Bournemouth

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Bridlington

Thomas & Friends Specials

Brighton

Thomas & Friends Specials

Bristol

The Railway Series

Carlisle

The Railway Series

Carnforth

The Railway Series

Crewe

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Doncaster

The Railway Series

London

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Lydney

The Railway Series

National Railway Museum

The Railway Series

Plymouth

The Railway Series

Skipton

The Railway Series

York

The Railway Series

The Craneworks

Thomas & Friends

Engines

Many engines have been known to live and work on the Mainland, such as Flying Scotsman, Spencer, Connor, Caitlin, Samson, Logan, The Mainland Diesels, Lexi, Theo, Merlin, Hurricane, Frankie. A lot of the engines on the North Western Railway used to work or were built on the mainland such as Thomas and Charlie.

In the thirteenth season episode, Play Time, Charlie mentioned some other Mainland engines, which told him how fun Thomas is. They are presumably friends of Charlie. 

Rolling Stock

Locomotives

Rolling Stock

Other

Appearances

The Mainland has made several appearances in the Railway Series. In the television series, its first appearance was in the fourth season episode, Thomas and the Special Letter. In the CGI series, the Mainland has been mentioned several times and briefly seen whenever the Vicarstown bridge appears. Crovan's Gate was once used as a station on the mainland. The Mainland makes its first full appearance in The Great Race and appears in Journey Beyond Sodor.

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