List of people and animals from Thomas & Friends
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The television series Thomas & Friends (along with The Railway Series books) features many fictional people and animals, including train drivers, footplate crews, workers and signalmen, whom interact with the railway engine and vehicle characters and form the basis for many of the varying storylines.
The following list describes the more notable people and animals that have appeared. A few have appeared in more than one episode, but most appear just once.
A number of the characters originated in The Railway Series of children's books by the Rev. W. Awdry. Where appropriate, cross-links are provided to allow access to the non-TV side of the character in question.
- 1 Major and recurring characters
- 1.1 Sir Topham Hatt
- 1.2 Lady Hatt
- 1.3 Stephen and Bridget Hatt
- 1.4 Farmer Finney
- 1.5 Mrs. Kyndley
- 1.6 Jem Cole
- 1.7 The Vicar
- 1.8 Farmer Trotter
- 1.9 The Refreshment Lady
- 1.10 Dowager Hatt
- 1.11 Miss Jenny Packard
- 1.12 Cyril The Fogman
- 1.13 Farmer McColl
- 1.14 Alicia Botti
- 1.15 Sodor Brass Band
- 1.16 The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
- 1.17 Lord Callan
- 1.18 Mr. Percival
- 1.19 The Mayor of Sodor
- 1.20 Mr. Bubbles
- 1.21 The Dock Manager
- 1.22 Sir Robert Norramby
- 1.23 Captain Joe
- 1.24 The Small Controller
- 1.25 Clergymen
- 1.26 Farmer Willie
- 2 DVD live action segments
- 3 Minor characters
- 4 Animals
- 5 References
Major and recurring characters
Sir Topham Hatt
Sir Topham Hatt (also known as The Fat Controller), is in charge of all the engines of the North Western Railway on Sodor, and has a great deal of influence on the Island. He is firm but fair, and is an extremely complex character.
He often acts as a father-figure to the railway engines of Sodor - when an engine is upset he speaks to them kindly, and he treats all his engines equally. He does not stand for nonsense, but is also forgiving. When an engine misbehaves, as they often do on his railway, he is willing to allow them a second chance if they are truly sorry.
He is also quite perceptive and shrewd, and is not above using elaborate schemes to get to the bottom of a problem. For example, when Diesel had been spreading rumours about Duck telling jokes about the big engines, he sent Duck to Edward's Branch line, but some time later, Sir Topham Hatt complimented Duck for his bravery, confiding that he never truly believed Diesel's lies.
He is undeniably nostalgic, and the way he runs his railway recalls the better elements of the days of steam. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty at the footplate of a steam engine. As a young man, he learned to drive a steam-powered lorry named Elizabeth.
- Keith Wickham (UK, "Hero of the Rails" onwards; US, "The Adventure Begins" onwards)
- Kerry Shale (US, "Hero of the Rails"-Season 18)
- Quinton Flynn (Robot Chicken)
- Keith Ferguson (Mad)
- Kōhei Miyauchi (Japan, Seasons 1-4)
- Takeshi Aono (Japan, Seasons 5-8)
- Rokurō Naya (Japan, "Calling All Engines!"-"Samson at Your Service"; excluding "Tale of the Brave")
- Kan Tanaka (Japan, "Tale of the Brave" and "Samson Sent for Scrap" onwards)
Lady Hatt is married to Sir Topham Hatt. She occasionally helps her husband with railway business, and the engines sometimes go to lengths to help throw parties for her birthday.
She likes the railway, but had a certain dislike for Annie and Clarabel until they were cleaned and repainted. Although her husband runs a railway, she likes a day out on a boat or in their car.
From Seasons 1 to 5, Lady Hatt had long, curly, red hair. In appearances since, she has short, straighter brown hair.
- Teresa Gallagher (UK, Season 13 onwards; US, Seasons 17 only, US/UK, Season 21 onwards)
- Jules de Jongh (US, Season 13 onwards; excluding Season 17)
- Fu Suzuki (Japan, Seasons 5-7)
- Ikumi Sugiyama (Japan, Seasons 10-13)
- Sakura Yoshioka (Japan, "Day of the Dieselsl" onwards)
Stephen and Bridget Hatt
Stephen Hatt and Bridget Hatt live on the Island of Sodor, and regularly spend holidays with their grandparents, Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt.
The 2 spent a long holiday on Toby's old line. Stephen Hatt was excited when he first met Toby, but Bridget Hatt accidentally offended him by assuming he was an electric tram. Some time later, after Toby came to Sir Topham Hatt’s railway, the family traveled with Toby to an old castle and mine on a map the children found.
The books give the children's full names as Stephen Topham Hatt and Bridget Amanda Hatt. Stephen Hatt ultimately became Sir Topham Hatt, like his father and grandfather. In the television series, the 2 have rarely aged.
Both had roles in episodes of series 1, 5, & 6.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, Season 13 only)
- Teresa Gallagher (UK, Season 14 onwards; US, Season 19 onwards)
- Jules de Jongh (US, Season 14)
- William Hope (US, Seasons 13)
- Tomoko Naka (Japan, Season 1 only)
- Hiromi Nishida (Japan, "Toby's Discovery" only)
- Chisato Nakajima (Japan, Seasons 5-6; excluding "Toby's Discovery")
- Kumiko Izumi (Japan, Season 7 only)
- Yasuhiko Kawazu (Japan, Season 8 only)
- Yuko Mizobe (Japan, Season 10 only)
- Yūko Nishi (Japan, Season 13 only)
- Takayuki Kawasugi (Japan, Season 14 only)
- Keiko Nemoto (Japan, Season 19 onwards)
- Teresa Gallagher (UK, Season 13 onwards; US, Season 19 onwards)
- Jules de Jongh (US, Seasons 13-14)
- Chisato Nakajima (Japan, Season 1 only)
- Tomoko Naka (Japan, "Toby's Discovery" only)
- Hiromi Nishida (Japan, "Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday" only)
- Yuko Mizobe (Japan, Seasons 10-13)
- Hiro Nakajima (Japan, Season 14 only)
- Sakura Yoshioka (Japan, "Day of the Diesels" onwards)
Farmer Finney is the driver of Terence the Tractor. He owns a battery farm near Hackenbeck. His name was revealed in the 1996 annual story, James Gets Cracking. He mostly made cameos in the Railway Series and TV Series, but his first speaking role was in the Season 21 episode, Terence Breaks the Ice.
His CGI model is retooled from the stout member of the Sodor Brass Band.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 21 onwards)
- Yuta Odagaki (Japan, Season 21 onwards)
Mrs. Kyndley is an elderly lady who lives near Thomas' branch line. While she was bedridden, an avalanche blocked the railway line by her house. By hanging a bright red dress from her window, she successfully stopped Thomas' train before it crashed. As a token of gratitude, Sir Topham Hatt paid for Mrs Kyndley to visit Bournemouth to get better. Years later, the other engines, hearing Thomas' story, wished to express thanks to Mrs Kyndley for helping the railway, and threw her a Christmas party at Tidmouth Sheds.
Percy's crew helped to gather a good luck package for her daughter's wedding: Old Slowcoach (something old), a new set of buffers (something new), a flatbed (something borrowed), and Thomas (something blue).
Once when her sister was unable to make a visit, Sir Topham Hatt went to great lengths to cheer Mrs. Kyndley up. She had a ride with Harold the Helicopter, then was taken by James to open the grounds at Harry Topper's Fair.
- Yumi Nakatani (Japan, Seasons 1-5; excluding Season 2)
- Tomoko Naka (Japan, Season 2 only)
Jem Cole is Trevor's driver, and helped save him from scrap when Edward found him. Jem Cole also does other mechanical work on Sodor, also restoring Elizabeth and the Refreshment Lady's Teashop. Jem Cole has a love for old vehicles, and was a member of the party that went to rescue a lost engine called Duke. He was one of Rheneas' passengers in a famous night that saved the narrow gauge railway. His goat once caused delay for Percy, but ended up saving Maithwaite Station from a group of vandals.
Jem's last mention by name was in Season 7, in which he wore a suit and a derby, unlike his original, utilitarian look. He wasn't named again until Season 20's "Three Steam Engines Gruff".
- Christopher Ragland (UK/US, "Journey Beyond Sodor")
- Kōzō Shioya (Japan, Season 2 only)
- Daisuke Gōri (Japan, Season 3 only)
- Toshio Kobayashi (Japan, Season 4 only)
- Hisao Egawa (Japan, Season 5 only)
The Reverend is a vicar who lives at the Vicarage near Edward's branch line. When Trevor the Traction Engine was facing scrap, Edward and his crew pleaded to The Vicar for help. After a demonstration, The Vicar was able to purchase Trevor for an agreeable price, and gave him a new home at the Vicarage orchard.
The Vicar regularly holds Sunday School outings, fetes, and garden parties. He often employs Jem Cole and Trevor to give rides at such holidays. He keeps bees in the orchard and gives some of the honey to his friends. One time their hive broke while en route, and became a nuisance to James and his crew until they could return them to the orchard.
The Vicar dresses in black with a wide-brim hat. He hasn't made a direct appearance since Series 3, only cameos.
Farmer Trotter is the owner of a pig farm. He also has sheep and bees.
Farmer Trotter is good friends with Farmer McColl.
He was one of the men that found Duke in series 4.
He has appeared frequently since his debut in season 3, his first speaking role was in series 7.
Farmer Trotter has appeared in season 3 through 8, 10 through 14, 16 and 19. He was also mentioned in series 15 and 21.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, Season 13 onwards)
- Kerry Shale (US, Season 13 onwards)
- Hirohiko Kakegawa (Japan, Season 3 only)
- Naoki Kinoshita (Japan, Season 5 only)
- Kan Tanaka (Japan, Season 13 onwards; excluding Season 14)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 14 only)
The Refreshment Lady
The Refreshment Lady sells tea and other refreshments to passengers on the Narrow-Gauge Railway. She owns a shop at the bay called "Neptune's Refreshments." She was almost left behind once when Peter Sam rushed to the junction. She was angry at first, but forgiving when she learned that Henry had goaded him into rushing. Later, Peter Sam helped the Refreshment Lady to set up a new, mobile shop by restoring an old, disused coach.
- Chizu Yonemoto (Japan, Season 4 only)
- Hiromi Nishida (Japan, Season 7 only)
Dowager Hatt is Sir Topham Hatt's mother, Lady Hatt's mother-in-law and Stephen and Bridget's great-grandmother, who had visited Sodor many times. On one visit, after a string of technical problems on the railway, her Dalmatian became frightened and ran away, spending a work day inside Thomas' cab. She decides after the incident to call him "Gremlin," for all the errors that had happened that day
Since season 13, Dowager Hatt now appears to live on Sodor.
She was first seen in season 5, and has appeared in most seasons of the series ever since. She also appeared in Day of the Diesels and cameoed in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure and The Great Race. A portrait of her appeared in The Adventure Begins.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 13 onwards)
- Fu Suzuki (Japan, Season 5 only)
- Keiko Nemoto (Japan, Season 9 onwards)
Miss Jenny Packard
Miss Jenny Packard is the current owner of a construction business, known as Packard & Co. or the Sodor Construction Company. She often works closely with the railways and her machines, "The Pack," are friendly towards the railway.
She has red hair and has a Land Rover.
- Fu Suzuki (Japan, Season 6 only)
- Ikumi Sugiyama (Japan, "The Great Discovery" only)
Cyril The Fogman
He lives in an old cottage in Misty Valley, and has a very important job. When there is fog about, he puts detonators on the tracks to warn the engines about the fog. One time he was replaced by a Foghorn, but saved the day when the foghorn caused a landslide, and made Thomas crash.
Cyril was soon given the job back, and has proven to be a really useful Fogman. He is the second fogman named in the TV series, after Old Bailey from Series 5.
Cyril only had two speaking roles in the season 6 episode The Fogman and the season 11 episode Thomas and the Lighthouse (as a lighthouse keeper). He also made numerous cameo appearances from season 6 to 12. He also cameos in The Great Discovery.
- TBA (UK/US; Season 22 onwards)
- Ryōichi Tanaka (Japan, Season 6 only)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 11 onwards)
Farmer McColl lives and works on a farm in the countryside with many animals, including cows, chickens, sheep and pigs. Sometimes when there's bad weather on the island, he needs help from engines to keep his animals safe and healthy. Engines like Toby the Tram Engine, Emily and Trevor the Traction Engine have all helped Farmer McColl in some way for his animals. Once, Thomas the Tank Engine left a group of schoolchildren at his farm, and they spent the day learning about the animals.
Farmer McColl was introduced in Season 6 and has appeared in every season of the series since.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, Season 13 onwards; excluding "Philip's Number")
- William Hope (US, Season 13 onwards; UK, "Philip's Number" only)
- Naoki Tatsuta (Japan, Season 6 only)
- Yasuhiko Kawazu (Japan, Season 8 only)
- Daiki Nakamura (Japan, Season 10 onwards)
Alicia Botti is a famous opera singer (a coloratura). Thomas is chosen to take her to perform at a concert. However, after finding a mouse inside Clarabel, she refuses to travel in the coach. She instead chooses Percy. Posters of her concerts are seen throughout recent series.
She has appeared in season 6, 8, 11 and 13 through 16. She was also indirectly mentioned in season 18.
- Jules de Jongh (UK/US, Season 13 onwards)
- Fu Suzuki (Japan, Season 6 only)
- Nanaho Katsuragi (Japan, Season 11 onwards)
Sodor Brass Band
The Sodor Brass Band are musicians featured in the Thomas and Friends TV Series. They came to the Island of Sodor to play music around the island. Edward the Blue Engine was sent to collect them, but he had an accident, and Bertie the Bus was going to take them, but he got stuck in mud, so Edward ended up taking them. The engines enjoy their tunes, and they play wherever they are needed. They have had many surprises on Sodor, an example of a time when they were to play at Lady Hatt's birthday party, but Thomas the Tank Engine left the tuba player behind. They also play music for the Sodor Circus, recently visiting Sodor.
The Brass Band consists of 6 people, playing instruments like the trumpet, trombone, and the tuba. They were introduced in Season 7, and have made many appearances in the later series, except series 13, 18 and 20.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure")
- Kenta Miyake (Japan, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure")
Stout Band Member:
- Hisao Egawa (Japan, Season 7 only)
Other Band Members:
- Keiji Hirai (Japan, Season 7 only)
- Ryō Horikawa (Japan, Season 8 only)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 9 onwards)
The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
The Duke and Duchess of Boxford semi-regularly visit the Island of Sodor, and have their own private engine Spencer, whom on his first visit to Sodor, boasted to Gordon but then ran out of water on Gordon's Hill.
The Duke and Duchess later bought a holiday home on the Island, and had Edward the Blue Engine take their furniture wagon, who beat Spencer to the house. The Duke and Duchess visit quite regularly, to see the wonderful and really useful railway.
The Duke and Duchess were introduced in the Season 7 episode Gordon and Spencer, but were not seen until the Series 8 story, Edward the Great. The Duke have appeared in series 10, 11, 13 through 17 and 19 through 21 (except for Season 18). And the Duchess have in series 10, 11 and 13 through 21. They had a supporting role in Hero of the Rails and a minor role in Misty Island Rescue. They are both mentioned in King of the Railway and they cameoed in The Great Race.
The Duke of Boxford:
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, "Hero of the Rails" onwards)
- William Hope (US, "Hero of the Rails" onwards)
- Shōto Kashii (Japan, Season 11 onwards)
The Duchess of Boxford:
- Teresa Gallagher (UK, "Hero of the Rails" onwards; US, Season 17 only)
- Jules de Jongh (US, "Hero of the Rails" onwards; excluding Season 17)
- Kumiko Itō (Japan, "Hero of the Rails" only)
- Hiro Nakajima (Japan, "Percy and the Calliope" and "Welcome Stafford" only)
- Erina Yamazaki (Japan, Season 16 onwards)
Lord Callan is the Scottish-born lord (and owner) of Callan Castle and nearby surrounding land.
He first appeared in season 7 and has also appeared in season 11, 19, 20 and 21.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 19 onwards)
- Yasuhiko Kawazu (Japan, Season 7 only)
- Kōichi Sakaguchi (Japan, Season 19 onwards)
Mr Percival was introduced in Season 9. In the US version, he is sometimes referred to as the Narrow-Gauge Controller.
According to an issue of the Thomas magazine, his full name is Mr Peregrine Percival, The same issue also states that he is married to a woman named Polly, has five children, and that his hero is the Fat Controller. However, not everything in the magazine series is necessarily canon to the TV series. In Season 10 he is featured with his wife, but her name is not mentioned or confirmed.
- Keith Wickham (UK, Season 16 onwards)
- Kerry Shale (US, Season 16 onwards)
- Shōto Kashii (Japan, Season 9 onwards)
The Mayor of Sodor
The Mayor of Sodor was first mentioned in seasons 7 and 8, before making his first appearance in season 11. He later had speaking roles in seasons 13, 14, 16, 19 and 20. However, he didn't appear in all of the season 12 episodes at all, but was mentioned by The Fat Controller.
He had appeared in seasons 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21, as well as The Great Discovery. He was mentioned in Season 7, 8 and 12. He even cameoed in Misty Island Rescue.
- Keith Wickham (UK, Seasons 13-16)
- David Bedella (US, Season 13 onwards; UK, Season 19 onwards)
- Rob Rackstraw ("DC Super Friends™ San Diego Comic Con" only)
- Seth Green (Robot Chicken)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 13 onwards)
Mr. Bubbles is a clown famous for blowing very big bubbles and performing with very large balloons. The hat he wears during performances looks like a funnel Thomas once had to wear.
Mr. Bubbles first appeared in season 13 and has appeared in season 14, 15, 16 and 21, as well as Thomas & Friends in 4-D: Bubbling Boilers.
- Keith Wickham (UK, Season 13 onwards; US, "Thomas & Friends in 4-D: Bubbling Boilers" onwards)
- Michael Brandon (US, Seasons 13-15)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 13 onwards)
The Dock Manager
The Dock Manager is in charge of Brendam Docks.
He has been seen semi-regularly since Misty Island Rescue.
Another dock manager has appeared in the series prior to him. He appeared in season 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12. His model was recycled from a Railway Board member in the model series and Mr. Percival in season 12.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, "Misty Island Rescue" onwards; excluding "Tale of the Brave" and Season 19)
- Steven Kynman (UK, "Tale of the Brave" only)
- William Hope (US, "Misty Island Rescue" onwards)
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 19 only)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, "Misty Island Rescue" onwards; excluding Seasons 16 & 18)
- Daiki Nakamura (Japan, Season 16 only)
- Kōichi Sakaguchi (Japan, Season 18 only)
Sir Robert Norramby
His official title is Earl, although he is popularly called "The Duke of Sodor". In The Railway Series, he succeeded to the title as a boy after his father was killed in the Second World War. In The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways he is termed Richard Robert Norramby. He opened the loop line to Lakeside on the Skarloey Railway.
He returned to Sodor after traveling the world, to restore Ulfstead Castle and turn it into a visitor attraction.
Sir Robert Norramby made his debut in King of the Railway and has also appeared in every season of the series since. He also had a minor role in Tale of the Brave and cameos in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, The Great Race and Journey Beyond Sodor.
- Mike Grady (UK/US, "King of the Railway" onwards)
- Shingo Fujimori (Japan, "King of the Railway" only)
- Kiyonobu Suzuki (Japan, "King of the Railway" (Netflix version) onwards; excluding "Reds vs. Blues")
- Shigenori Sōya (Japan, "Reds vs. Blues" only)
Captain Joe is Skiff's present owner, and the lighthouse keeper at Arlesburgh Harbour, who made his debut in the Season 20 episode "Blown Away".
Following Sailor John's arrest, Captain Joe bought and now presently owns Skiff. In "Blown Away", he and Skiff once helped the residents of Arlesburgh to prepare for a storm.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK/US, Season 20 onwards)
- Shinichiro Kamio (Japan, Season 20 onwards)
The Small Controller
Fergus Duncan (aka, The Small Controller) is the controller of the 15-inch gauge Arlesdale Railway.
He is in fact taller than both Sir Topham Hatt and Mr Percival.
The Thin Clergyman
The Thin Clergyman is a man who writes books, while the Fat Clergyman takes photographs. He is modelled after Wilbert Awdry. He first appeared in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure and has made more appearances ever since.
- Rob Rackstraw (UK/US, Season 20 onwards)
- Shōto Kashii (Japan; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure only)
- Masashi Ebara (Japan, Season 20 onwards)
- Kiyonobu Suzuki (Japan; The Great Race only)
The Fat Clergyman
The Fat Clergyman is a man who takes photographs, while the Thin Clergyman writes books. His first appearance was in Season 20. He also appears in Season 21 and his CGI render was modified into a Mainland Controller in The Great Race. He is modelled after Edwin Boston.
- Tom Stourton (UK/US, Season 20)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 20)
Farmer Willie is a farmer (and tractor driver) who works on a farm, near the 15-inch gauge Arlesdale Railway.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 20 onwards)
- Tooru Akiyoshi (Japan, Season 20 onwards)
DVD live action segments
Mr. Arkwright is an engine driver and a close assistant to The Fat Controller. Introduced in the 2009 video "Team Up With Thomas," Arkwright presents live-action segments between the stories in which he instructs viewers to help him in a project, such as creating an engine out of cardboard boxes for The Fat Controller's grandchildren. His office is located in the engine drivers' locker room at Knapford Station. Displayed inside the office are portraits of The Fat Controller and the engines. Mr Arkwright was even mentioned in a few Mr Perkins segments.
Mr. Gilbert Perkins (played by Ben Forster) is an engine driver who works on Sodor and is a good friend of Sir Topham Hatt. He has appeared in between stories on DVDs since 2010, showing the viewers how to make crafts like a cake that looks just like Thomas to dressing up to reading stories. In further appearances, he was shown reading Railway Series stories to the viewers and writing postcards in Mr Edwards' signal box. He even hosted his own version of Down at the Station titled Mr Perkins' Railway.
Jeremiah Jobling was a passenger featured in the Railway Series story "James and the Bootlace", from the book James the Red Engine.
Jeremiah was travelling on James' train when it stopped unexpectedly between stations. On investigation, James' driver found a hole in one of the pipes that connect the brakes between the carriages. The hole caused a leak that made the brakes come on, but the driver knows he can fix it with some newspaper and a leather bootlace. Jeremiah Jobling is the only passenger with leather bootlaces, and is extremely reluctant to hand them over. However, after a heated discussion with the other passengers, he does so, and the train can continue on its journey.
In the television series adaptation ("James and the Coaches/Learns A Lesson"), Jeremiah Jobling's name is not mentioned.
- Hirohiko Kakegawa (Japan, Season 1 only)
- Katsuji Mori (Japan, "Bertie's Chase" only)
- Takeshi Endo (Japan, "Daisy" only)
- Toshio Kobayashi (Japan, Season 3 only)
- Yasuhiro Takato (Japan, "Bulgy" only)
- Ryōichi Tanaka (Japan, Season 4 only)
There are many Railway Inspectors in the series. The first appearance of one of these is in Series 1's Thomas Goes Fishing, in which one is called to examine the cause of Thomas' troubles (the cause was fish in Thomas' boiler).
Other Inspectors have featured in later episodes, such as the Series 4 episode 'Bowled Out', Series 6’s 'Harvey to the Rescue' and Series 8’s 'Spic and Span'.
In the CGI series, some inspectors appear and speak in season 14, 17, 19 and 20. One makes a cameo in season 15, 16 and Misty Island Rescue.
Railway Inspector #1:
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, Season 14 only)
- Kerry Shale (US, Season 14 only)
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 17 only)
- Bob Golding (UK/US, Season 19 onwards)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 14 onwards)
Railway Inspector #2:
- Steven Kynman (UK/US, Season 17 only)
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 20 onwards)
- Hiroo Sasaki (Japan, Season 17 only)
- Shōto Kashii (Japan, Season 20 onwards)
Railway Inspector #3:
- William Hope (UK/US, Season 17 onwards; excluding Season 19)
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Season 19 only)
- Shōto Kashii (Japan, Season 17 only)
- Kunihiro Kawamoto (Japan, Season 19 onwards)
- Tooru Akiyoshi (Japan, Season 20 onwards)
Nancy is a guard's daughter featured in The Railway Series and in the Thomas and Friends TV Series. She lives around the narrow-gauge railway, and sometimes polishes the engines to make them shiny. On one occasion she was polishing Skarloey for when Rheneas comes home, and Duncan became extremely jealous. However, she works hard, and has many friends on the railway.
Nancy has only been featured in one TV story, but made another in the Railway Series Book 'Very Old Engines'. She also makes several cameo appearances in many Series 5, 6 and 7 episodes. She makes one cameo appearance in series 8.
- Sakura Tange (Japan, Season 4)
Tom Tipper is a postman, appearing in the Season 4 episode 'Mind That Bike'. He delivers letters and parcels to people all over the Island in his van. He helps Thomas and Percy with the Mail Train by transferring parcels into their coaches, which the engines then take to different stations. One day, his manager decides to replace the van with a bike to save money. However, after Percy accidentally runs over the bike, Tom is soon using his van once again.
- Nobutoshi Canna (Japan, Season 4)
The Important Passenger appeared in the Season 4 episode "Thomas and Stepney". After Thomas had left with his last branch line train, the Passenger appeared and requested a special train for himself, resulting in Thomas being shunted to a siding while Stepney took the Special Train.
- Yasuhiko Kawazu (Japan, Season 4)
The Cricketers feature in one Season 4 episode: "Train Stops Play". While Stepney is waiting at a signal, their ball is hit into one of his trucks, and they chase him down the line using Caroline the Car in an attempt to retrieve it.
- Hideo Ishikawa (Japan, Season 4)
The Relief Postman
The Relief Postman was only seen in 1 season 4 episode called "Mind That Bike". Not much is known about him except that he is a substitute postman and that he hates carrying mailbags on a bike.
Old Bailey is a fogman in the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Children's television series. Originally he ran a country railway station, but the station closed and he had to work as a fogman on an old line near a ravine. One night Henry the Green Engine was spooked by his warnings about the viaduct, but after a crash he discovered the truth. As a reward for warning Henry, Old Bailey was able to open and run the station again, and now he is described as "the friendliest ghost on the Island" by the Fat Controller.
Old Bailey has only appeared in one Season 5 episode, 'Haunted Henry'.
- Masato Hirano (Japan, Season 5)
Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter
Mrs. Kyndley's daughter She was to get married in one episode; however, Mrs. Kyndley did not have a good luck package for her. Percy the Small Engine went and found one (consisting of Thomas the Tank Engine, New Buffers, Old Slow Coach and a Flat Truck). Mrs Kyndley's daughter was delighted and the episode concluded with Mrs Kyndley's daughter kissing Percy 'thank you', about which made Percy quite embarrassed.
Mrs. Kyndley's Daughter only appears in one Season 5 story, 'Happy Ever After'.
- Hiromi Nishida (Japan, Season 5)
Mr. Hastings (also known as Headmaster Hastings) is a person featured in the Thomas and Friends TV programme. He is the headmaster of Strawberry Grove School, located near the narrow-gauge railway. One day he needed an organ delivered there, and Duncan took it. Duncan lost his whistle and Mr. Hastings used the organ as a replacement. Duncan and Mr. Hastings got the organ to the school safely and on time, and was a success.
Mr. Hastings only appeared in one story, being 'Faulty Whistles', and appears to play the organ very well.
- Tomohisa Asō (Japan, Season 6)
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher first appeared in the series 13 episode, Henry's Good Deeds where he was looking for the Sodor Warbler, a bird. He has subsequently made numerous cameo appearances.
He also had another speaking role in the series 19 episode, Who's Geoffrey?, where he asked Thomas about Geoffrey.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK, Season 13 onwards)
- Martin Sherman (US, Season 13 only)
- Keith Wickham (UK/US, Seasons 18-20; excluding Season 19)
- Steven Kynman (UK/US, Season 19 only)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan, Season 13-19)
- Kenta Miyake (Japan, "Sidney Sings" only)
- Katsuhiro Tokuishi (Japan, "The Railcar and the Coaches" only)
Sailor John is a man, who made his debut in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, as the main antagonist.
Kicked out of the Navy, he retired to the Island of Sodor and became obsessed with the idea to find the long-lost treasure. He appears funny and likeable, but underneath that lurks a ruthless individual with no loyalty to others. He is capable of elaborate engineering, such as adapting Skiff to run on rails.
He formerly owned Skiff.
- John Hurt (UK/US, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure")
- Kōichi Sakaguchi (Japan, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure")
- Captain Calles (Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure)
- The Little Boys (Tenders and Turntables)
- The Stone-dropping Boys (Whistles and Sneezes)
- The Policeman (Thomas in Trouble)
- The Butler (Thomas in Trouble)
- The Barber (A Close Shave)
- The Cleaner (Thomas Comes to Breakfast)
- The Fitter (Daisy)
- The Lady in the Green Floppy Hat (Wrong Road)
- Charlie Sand (Edward's Driver)
- Sidney Hever (Edward's Fireman)
- Sam the farmer (Ghost Train)
- Father Christmas (Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree and Last Train for Christmas) (non-speaking role in Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree; speaking role in Last Train for Christmas)
- The Railway Inspector #1 (No Joke For James, Thomas, Percy and the Post Train)
- The Farmer (Mavis)
- The Sailor (All At Sea)
- The Quarry Master (One Good Turn, Heroes)
- The Yard Foreman (One Good Turn)
- The Fogman (Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure)
- The Portly Man (Sleeping Beauty)
- The Painter (Paint Pots and Queens)
- The Queen (Paint Pots and Queens)
- The Mid Sodor Railway Manager (Granpuff, Bulldog, Rusty To The Rescue)
- The Elephant Caper (Henry and the Elephant)
- Champion's Owner (Bulls' Eyes)
- Lorry's Driver (Horrid Lorry)
- Butch's Driver (Horrid Lorry)
- Firefighters (Thomas, Percy and Old Slowcoach)
- The Playground Planner (Thomas and the Rumours)
- Harold's Pilot (Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday)
- Tiger Moth's Pilot (Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday)
- Harry Topper (Make Someone Happy)
- Mrs Kyndley's Sister (Make Someone Happy)
- Mr Jolly (Percy's Chocolate Crunch)
- The Railway Board (Harvey to the Rescue)
- The Vet (Toby Had A Little Lamb)
- The Red Balloon's Pilot (James & the Red Balloon, The Grand Opening)
- Lord Callan (from Bad Day at Castle Loch)
- Lighthouse Man (Salty's Stormy Tale)
- The Fisherman (Something Fishy)
- The Miller (Toby's Windmill)
- Ice Cream Factory Manager (Too Hot for Thomas)
- The Railway Inspector #2 (Spic and Span)
- Circus People (Thomas and the Circus)
- Circus Ring Leader (Thomas and the Circus)
- The Baker (Thomas' Milkshake Muddle)
- The Famous Artist (Percy and the Oil Painting)
- Dusty Dave (Follow That Flour)
- Alice (Thomas and the Birthday Mail)
- The Admiral (Thomas and the Treasure)
- The Storyteller (Thomas and the Storyteller)
- The Carpenter (Gordon and the Engineer)
- The Engineer (Gordon and the Engineer)
- The Magician (Smoke and Mirrors)
- The Constable (Cool Truckings, Wash Behind Your Buffers)
- Kuffy the Clown (Ding-a-Ling)
- Miss Marvel (Mountain Marvel)
- The Photographer (Thomas and the Billboard)
- The Percival Twins (Duncan and the Hot Air Balloon)
- The Balloon Repair Man (Duncan and the Hot Air Balloon)
- Bridget Hatt's Friends (Tickled Pink and multiple cameo appearances)
- The Teacher (Time for a Story and multiple cameo appearances)
- The Bird Watcher (Henry's Good Deeds and multiple cameo appearances)
- Sodor United Football Team (Pingy Pongy Pick Up)
- The Laundry Lady (Pingy Pongy Pick Up)
- The Railway Inspector #3 (Thomas In Charge)
- The Island Inspector (O the Indignity)
- The Railway Coal Inspector (Henry's Happy Coal)
- Dowager Hatt's Friends (Stop That Bus! and multiple cameo appearances)
- The Great Composer (Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor)
- The Grumpy Passenger (Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger)
- The Welsh Bird Watcher (Thomas and the Emergency Cable)
- The Lady with the Big Hat (Thomas and the Emergency Cable)
- The Deputy Minister (Spencer's VIP)
- The Barrow Fan (Reds vs Blues)
- The Barrow Football Team (Reds vs Blues and Useful Railways)
- Albert the Workman (Thomas the Babysitter)
- Albert's Wife (Thomas the Babysitter and Unscheduled Stops)
- Thomas the Baby (Thomas the Babysitter and Unscheduled Stops)
- The Great Railway Show Judge (The Great Race and Mike's Whistle)
- The Puppet Show Entertainers (The Way She Does It)
Pegasus is a light brown cart horse, featured in the Season 7 episode "Harold and the Flying Horse". He lives on a farm near Harold the Helicopter's airfield, and Harold regularly sees him. After an accident, he is airlifted out of trouble by Harold. Pegasus gives rides to children at The Vicar's summer fete, on his new cart.
- Hat Eating Ram (from Edward, Gordon and Henry)
- Bluebell and her calf (from Cows)
- Dilly the Duck (from Donald's Duck)
- The Bees (from Buzz Buzz)
- The Toad (from Trust Thomas)
- Champion the Bull (from Bulls Eyes)
- Gremlin the Dog (from Gordon and the Gremlin)
- The Ram (from Baa!)
- Mutt the Dog (from Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
- Patch's Horse (from Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
- Moby Dick (from Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
- Miss Jenny's Dog (from Jack Jumps In)
- Alicia the Mouse (from Thomas, Percy and the Squeak)
- The Fat Controller's/Sir Topham Hatt's cat (from Snow Engine and Bad Day At Castle Loch)
- Bulgy's Hens (from Bulgy Rides Again)
- The Moles (from Thomas and the Moles)
- The Cat and Kittens (from Alfie Has Kittens)
- The Seals (from Emily's New Route)
- Farmer McColl's Pigs (from Chickens to School)
- The Chickens (from Chickens to School)
- Circus Animals (from Thomas & the Circus)
- The Golden Eagle (from Thomas & the Golden Eagle)
- The Chickens (from Thomas Tries His Best)
- Alice's dog (from Thomas & the Birthday Mail)
- Cows (from Big Strong Henry)
- Mouse (from Thomas & the Stinky Cheese)
- Cow (from Thomas & the Billboard and multiple other stories)
- Thomas the Piglet (from Thomas and the Pigs)
- The Sodor Warbler (from Henry's Good Deeds)
- The Giraffe (from Thomas' Tall Friend)
- The Snowy Owl (from Toby and the Whistling Woods)
- Seagull (from Percy's New Friends)
- Mr. Rabbit (from Percy's New Friends)
- The Squirrels (from Percy's New Friends)
- Mr. Bird (from Percy's New Friends)
- Luke's Deer (from Luke's New Friend)
- Katie the Sheep Dog (Multiple appearances)
- Farmer Trotter's Pigs (Several appearances)
- The Elephant (from Not Now, Charlie!)
- The Woodpecker (from Thomas and the Emergency Cable)
- The Whale (from Toad and the Whale)
- Mike's Cow (from Mike's Whistle)
- Stuart (from Thomas & Friends in 4-D: Bubbling Boilers)
- Thomas and Friends series 1, "Come Out Henry"
- Thomas and Friends series 2, "Diesel’s Devious Deed"
- Thomas and Friends Series 2, "A Close Shave For Duck"
- Thomas and Friends series 1, "Henry’s Special Coal"
- Thomas and Friends series 6, "Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Truck"
- Thomas and Friends Series 5, "Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday"
- Thomas and Friends Season 1, "Toby The Tram Engine"
- Thomas and Friends Series 5, "Toby's Discovery"
- Thomas and Friends Series 1, "Thomas' Christmas Party"
- Thomas and Friends Season 5, "Happy Ever After"
- Thomas and Friends Season 5, "Make Someone Happy".
- Thomas and Friends Season 2, "Saved from Scrap"
- Thomas and Friends Season 7, "The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop"
- Thomas and Friends Season 4, "Sleeping Beauty"
- Thomas and Friends Season 4, "Gallant Old Engine"
- Thomas and Friends Season 5, "Baa!"
- Thomas and Friends Season 3, "Percy's Promise"
- Thomas and Friends Season 3, "Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party"
- Thomas and Friends Season 7, "Best Dressed Engine"
- Thomas and Friends Season 3, "Buzz Buzz"
- Thomas and Friends Season 4, "Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady"
- Thomas and Friends Season 5, "Gordon and the Gremlins"
- Thomas and Friends Season 9, "Thomas and the Birthday Picnic"
- Thomas and Friends Season 6, "Jack Jumps In"
- Thomas and Friends Season 6, "A Friend in Need"
- Thomas and Friends Season 6, "Toby Had a Little Lamb"
- Thomas and Friends Season 8, "Emily's Adventure"
- Thomas and Friends Season 8, "Chickens to School"
- Thomas and Friends Season 6, "Thomas, Percy and the Squeak"
- Awdry, Reverend W.; Awdry, George (1987). The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways. Kaye and Ward. p. 107.
- Thomas and Friends: Team Up With Thomas Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine.
- Thomas and Friends: Percy and the Bandstand Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine.