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"That's not Thomas!"
"No, it's of all of us.
— Gordon and Percy

Thomas and the Statue is the fifteenth episode of the ninth season.


A statue has been ordered to celebrate the Fat Controller's Railway and Thomas is sent to collect it from the Docks. At the Docks, Thomas is very eager to see the statue thinking that it might be of him as the statue's shape, outlined by the tarpaulin, is similar to his own. Cranky scoffs at Thomas for being vain. That night, Thomas cannot wait to tell his friends, but they are all fast asleep. So he wakes up Percy, who tells Thomas that having a statue of himself is nice.

The next morning, all of the engines are sent to have a washdown whilst Thomas collects other things for the statue ceremony. Thomas tells Edward, Emily, and Percy about his statue, which makes them all very cross. After his jobs, Thomas heads back to Tidmouth, determined to put things right with his friends.

However, the Fat Controller is worried; the snow has blocked the tracks to Abbey where the statue ceremony is to take place. Thomas kindly offers to get the tracks clear of the snow, despite his dislike of his snowplough. Thomas sets to work and soon all of the tracks to Abbey are clear for the engines. However, they are still cross with Thomas.

Suddenly, the snow starts to melt off of the statue and to everyone's surprise, it is not a statue of just Thomas. It is a statue of the entire Steam Team with the Fat Controller. Even Thomas is relieved when he sees the true identity of the statue.




  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-fourth episode of the ninth season.


  • The slab Thomas collects points out at one end.
  • The Fat Controller announces that the statue is to be unveiled at Peel, but when the engines arrive to see the statue, they are at Abbey.
  • The narrator states that Thomas arrived at Wellsworth, but it was actually the Brendam Warehouse. Also, Michael Brandon forgets to say the "S" in the station's name.
  • In the US DVD, Engine Friends the beginning uses footage from the beginning of Thomas and the New Engine.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Thomas og statuen Thomas and the Statue
Japanese トーマスとどうぞう Thomas and the Statue
German Thomas und das Denkmal Thomas and the Monument
Spanish Thomas y la Estatua Thomas and the Statue
Finnish Tuomas ja patsas Thomas and the Statue
Russian Томас и скульптура Thomas and the Sculpture
Dutch Thomas en het Standbeeld Thomas and the Statue
Italian Thomas e la Statua Thomas and the Statue
Gaelic Tomas Agus an Iomhaigh Thomas and the Statue
Chinese 托马斯和雕像 Thomas and the Statues
Korean 토마스와 조각상 Thomas and the Statue
Hungarian Thomas és a szobor Thomas and the Sculpture
Polish Tomek i pomnik Thomas and the Monument
Portuguese Thomas e a estátua Thomas and the Statue
Romanian Thomas și Statuia Thomas and the Statue
Czech Tomáš a socha Thomas and the Sculpture
Slovak Thomas a socha Thomas and the Statue
Swedish Thomas och statyn Thomas and the Statue
Thai โธมัสกับรูปปั้น Thomas and the Statue

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