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Thomas and the Moles

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"Mole hills! Hundreds of them! It looks like a giant currant bun (chocolate chip cookie in the US dub), only green!"
— Buster

Thomas and the Moles, originally titled Buster 1, Moles 0, is a Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, released on Thomas' Trusty Friends.


Thomas and the Pack have been sent to the football field to clear debris from the car park after a bad storm, but there is no work for Buster and he feels left out. However, when the work is complete, Miss Jenny discovers mole hills on the field and sends Thomas to pick up Buster to flatten the mole hills, which he does succesfully.




  • A working title for this episode was "Buster 1, Moles 0", although that title is listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
  • Alternate stock footage from Toby's Windmill is used.
  • When Buster flattens the molehills, one of the shots is mirrored.
  • One of the miniature moles (Production made) was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.


  • In the opening credits it says: "Based on the Railway Stories" where it should have said: "Based on the Railway Series".
  • The title is misleading as the episode is mainly focused on Buster.
  • In the shots with Kelly, Monty, and Buster, Buster's eyes are wonky.
  • When Buster watches Kelly, Monty, and Miss Jenny leave the yard, he appears to have a piece of tape on his front.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Thomas en de Moles Thomas and the Moles
German Thomas und die Moles Thomas and the Moles

Home Media Releases


DVD Boxsets


  • Thomas' Trusty Friends

DVD Boxsets


  • Thomas' Trusty Friends



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