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"Three cheers for Thomas, the number one engine!"
"But I still won the race!
— The children and Bertie cheering for Thomas
Three Cheers for Thomas/
Hooray for Thomas

David Mitton


Phil Fehrle


Jan Page


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

November 10th,
2003 (UK)
November 16th,
2004 (AUS)
November 20th,
2004 (US)

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Three Cheers for Thomas, retitled Hooray for Thomas in American releases, is the twenty-sixth episode of the seventh season.


It's the annual Sports Day and Bertie challenges Thomas to a race to the venue. Thomas manages to stay in front until the Fat Controller asks Thomas to get the medals for him - they have been left in his office. As a "thank you" for collecting all the medals, Thomas gets a medal all to himself.





  • After Thomas stops to pick up passengers, his siderods change position.
  • In the rear shot of Trevor, the left wheels of his cart are not moving.
  • Percy said he was taking the Fat Controller to the sports day, but when Thomas was stopped, the Fat Controller is seen in his car.
  • Thomas and Bertie should have known better than to have another race.
  • As Thomas races through Dryaw, a strange white object (presumably a film glitch) is seen as he goes off screen.
  • When all the children surround Bertie, his right eye wonky.
  • Because stock footage is used, James is pulling coaches in one scene, but a few scenes later, he is pulling a goods train.
  • Thomas is racing Bertie to the station where Sports Day is being held, but for some reason Bertie races to Wellsworth instead.
  • In the episode, there is a water tower right next to the shed that Thomas, Percy, and Bertie were at, but in a deleted scene with Harvey, the water has moved up and moved to the other side of the tracks.
  • In Michael Angelis' remastered narration, when Thomas is given his medal, Percy's whistle sound is heard, but he is nowhere to be seen.
  • Because stock footage is used, a close-up of Sir Topham Hatt is at Maithwaite.



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