Thomas & Friends (series 7)

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Thomas & Friends (series 7)
Thomas and Friends DVD Cover - Series 7.jpg
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Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes26
Original networkNick Jr.
Original release6 October 2003 (2003 2003-10-06) –
10 November 2003 (2003-11-10)
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List of Thomas & Friends episodes

Thomas & Friends is a children's television series about the engines and other characters working on the railways of the Island of Sodor, and is based on The Railway Series books written by the Rev. W. Awdry.

This article lists and details episodes from the seventh season of this series, which was first broadcast between 6 October 2003 and 10 November 2003. This season is narrated by Michael Angelis, although Michael Brandon narrated the episodes for American audiences. Michael Angelis later re-narrated 4 episodes for U.S. audiences.


No. in
UK title (top)
Main title (middle)
US title (bottom)
Directed byWritten byOriginal air date
1571"Emily's New Coaches"David MittonJan Page6 October 2003 (2003-10-06)
A new engine named Emily arrives and unintentionally steals Annie and Clarabel. This makes Thomas cross, and he and the other engines make Emily feel rather unwelcome.
1582"Percy Gets It Right"David MittonPaul Larson7 October 2003 (2003-10-07)
Percy warns everyone that a landslide might occur, but everyone is too busy to listen to him. However, Thomas is the victim of his ignorance as he passes that spot.
1593"Bill, Ben and Fergus"David MittonBrian Trueman8 October 2003 (2003-10-08)
Fergus tries to help Bill and Ben at the quarry, but they find him bossy. They ignore his warning to take care with the noisy rock crusher, which leads to a rockslide.
1604"The Old Bridge"
"The Old Iron Bridge"
David MittonPaul Larson9 October 2003 (2003-10-09)
Skarloey nearly falls off a wooden bridge, scaring him from passing it again. Rheneas takes over his duty to cross it, but he has to pluck up courage when his friend is in danger. According to Thomas 1, Edward 2, Henry 3, this is one of the worst TTTE Episodes because although it does send a positive message about PTSD, Skarloey is quite out of character.
1615"Edward's Brass Band"David MittonRobyn Charteris10 October 2003 (2003-10-10)
An accident with Big Mickey and a huge boiler prevents Edward from getting to take the brass band to the fair. But when he is finally repaired, Bertie (his substitute) gets stuck in the mud.
1626"What's the Matter with Henry?"David MittonGeorge Tarry13 October 2003 (2003-10-13)
Thomas and Percy do not believe that Henry is really feeling ill today and give him a whole line o coal trucks to take. Luckily, Emily cares for her friend and helps solve what is hurting him.
1637"James and the Queen of Sodor"David MittonPaul Larson14 October 2003 (2003-10-14)
Boastful James takes the opportunity to be grand by taking the "Queen of Sodor", but it turns out that this queen is, in fact, the name of a smelly old barge.
1648"The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop"
"The Refreshment Lady's Stand"
David MittonJames Mason15 October 2003 (2003-10-15)
Peter Sam is given the assignment of helping the Refreshment Lady choose a new location for a stand of the tea shop of the room. But she only wishes to have a stand in each place.
1659"The Spotless Record"David MittonPaul Larson16 October 2003 (2003-10-16)
Thomas plays a trick on Arthur, who has never been naughty or in an accident, by telling him to keep the Troublesome Trucks in order while taking some vans of fruit to market. But the Troublesome Trucks – and Thomas – ruin his spotless record.
16610"Toby's Windmill"
"Toby and the Windmill"
David MittonJan Page17 October 2003 (2003-10-17)
Toby accidentally causes trouble at his favourite windmill with some flour trucks. To make matters worse, a storm destroys it. Toby wants to make up for his mistake by fixing it.
16711"A Bad Day at Castle Loch"David MittonJenny McDade20 October 2003 (2003-10-20)
While Donald and Douglas are pleased about Lord Callan's castle reopening, they are not too excited when they encounter something spooky that night during a trip.
16812"Rheneas and the Roller Coaster"David MittonJames Mason21 October 2003 (2003-10-21)
Rheneas wants to show the children a really special sight, but does not think anything around is good enough. Meanwhile, he stumbles onto a twisty and unsafe track.
16913"Salty's Stormy Tale"David MittonPolly Churchill22 October 2003 (2003-10-22)
Salty is hurt when he hears Thomas and Percy making fun of him. But that night, being the clever diesel he is, he stops what could have been a terrible shipwreck.
17014"Snow Engine"
"Oliver the Snow Engine"
David MittonJenny McDade23 October 2003 (2003-10-23)
Oliver detests snow, but Toad likes it. Oliver's grumpy mood leads him straight into being the new face of a snowman. He has to now spend the night in the stuff.
17115"Something Fishy"David MittonPaul Larson24 October 2003 (2003-10-24)
Arthur is disappointed when the new line at the Fishing Village is given to Thomas – who hates fish. But Thomas's attitude leaves him in a mess with the Troublesome Trucks laughing at him and only Arthur can help with.
17216"The Runaway Elephant"David MittonGeorge Tarry27 October 2003 (2003-10-27)
Duncan wants to finish first, and ignores instructions to go slowly with the elephant statue. He regrets leaving without the brake van when the statue pulls him along the line.
17317"Peace and Quiet"David MittonPaul Larson28 October 2003 (2003-10-28)
New engine Murdoch only wants some peace and quiet, which is something that is hard to find on a railway. The next day, he runs into a flock of noisy sheep on the line.
17418"Fergus Breaks the Rules"
"Thomas and the Search for Fergus"
David MittonJan Page29 October 2003 (2003-10-29)
Diesel tricks Fergus into going to a new job at the Smelter's, even though he is considered the pride of the Cement Works. But Fergus wants to follow the rules at any price.
17519"Bulgy Rides Again"David MittonBrian Trueman30 October 2003 (2003-10-30)
Bulgy is given a second chance at being a bus, but the hens still want him as their henhouse. They sneak back on board and cause trouble the next day.
17620"Harold and the Flying Horse"David MittonRobin Kingsland31 October 2003 (2003-10-31)
As Harold is on duty, Percy hears a story about Pegasus, the flying horse that will give rides at the fete. Percy and Harold both see the horse and help the fete when the horse gets stuck in a ditch.
17721"The Grand Opening"David MittonJames Mason3 November 2003 (2003-11-03)
Skarloey is upset about being late. Meanwhile, the hot air balloon Sir Topham Hatt is on loses air. Luckily, Skarloey spots them and helps on his way to the grand opening.
17822"Best Dressed Engine"David MittonPolly Churchill4 November 2003 (2003-11-04)
Gordon scoffs as the other engines decorate themselves for May Day. But Gordon's cross mood leaves him with a banner strung across his boiler by mistake, causing trouble on his journey.
17923"Gordon and Spencer"David MittonLee Pressman5 November 2003 (2003-11-05)
Gordon is jealous of Spencer, the world's fastest steam engine (and his cousin). But Spencer runs out of water on Gordon's Hill, making him the one in disgrace.
18024"Not So Hasty Puddings"
"Not So Hasty Cakes"
"Thomas and the Avalanche"
David MittonRobyn Charteris6 November 2003 (2003-11-06)
Thomas is jealous when Elizabeth is given the task of shipping Christmas puddings. But she slips on the icy roads, so Thomas has to help after all.
18125"Trusty Rusty"David MittonJames Mason7 November 2003 (2003-11-07)
Duncan ignores Rusty's warning about the old wooden bridge... for being "only a diesel", but he runs out of coal on the bridge just as it starts to fall.
18226"Three Cheers for Thomas"
"Hooray for Thomas"
David MittonJan Page10 November 2003 (2003-11-10)
To feel important, Thomas agrees to race Bertie. But during his competition, the load of medals for the children's competition needs to be delivered, and Thomas needs to do this job.



  • Emily (Emily's New Coaches)
  • Fergus (Bill, Ben and Fergus)
  • Arthur (The Spotless Record)
  • Murdoch (Peace and Quiet)
  • Spencer (Gordon and Spencer)
  • Lord Callan (A Bad Day at Castle Loch)
  • Sodor Brass Band (Edward's Brass Band)
  • The Miller (Toby's Windmill)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (Gordon and Spencer)
  • Pegasus the Cart Horse (Harold and the Flying Horse)
  • Sir Topham Hatt’s Cat (Snow Engine)

Returning characters cast[edit]