Thomas and the Shortcut is a book in the 10-minute tales range, illustrated using photographs from the CGI television series.
When Thomas accidentally derails some trucks of books, he creates a story time picnic in the sun for the children and learns that some things are worth waiting for.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- The Maithwaite Stationmaster
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- The Teacher (cameo)
- Victor (mentioned)
- Kevin (mentioned)
- Farmer McColl (mentioned)