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Thomas and Friends, previously Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends has featured many characters, whether through the railway series or introduced in the television series. This is a list of the characters by appearances:

Season 1 (1984-1985) Edit

Season 2 (1986) Edit

Season 3 (1991-1992) Edit

Season 4 (1994-1995) Edit

Season 5 (1998) Edit

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) Edit

  • Diesel 10
  • Lady
  • Splatter and Dodge
  • Mr. Conductor
  • Junior
  • Lily
  • Lily's Mother
  • Stacy Jones
  • Burnett Stone
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • Patch
  • The Tumbleweed
  • Tasha Stone (voice-over as a child; portrait cameo)
  • P.T. Boomer (cameo; full role cut)

Season 6 (2002) Edit

Season 7 (2003) Edit

Season 9 (2005) Edit

*no characters were introduced in Season 8 or Calling All Engines.

Jack and the Sodor Construction Company (2006) Edit

*While Jack and the Sodor Construction Company was filmed in 2002 during the airing of the sixth season and filming of the seventh, it wasn't released until 2006.

  • Monty
  • Patrick
  • Nelson
  • Buster
  • Nigel (dropped)

Season 10 (2006) Edit

Season 11 (2007) Edit

  • Whiff
  • Billy
  • Madge
  • Hector

The Great Discovery (2008) Edit

Season 12 (2008) Edit

  • Hank
  • Flora
  • Colin

Note: none of the characters appeared again after their debut episode.

Hero of the Rails (2009) Edit

Season 13 (2010) Edit

  • Charlie

Misty Island Rescue (2010) Edit

  • Bash
  • Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Captain

Season 14 (2010) Edit

Day of the Diesels (2011) Edit

*All characters except Sidney appeared before the special in Season 15. However, Season 15 was supposed to air after the special but was brought forward for unknown reasons. Therefore, the character's official introductions were in the special.

Season 16 (2012) Edit

Blue Mountain Mystery (2012) Edit

  • Luke
  • Owen
  • Merrick

Season 17 (2013-2014) Edit

  • Porter

King of the Railway Edit

*Several Sesaon 17 episodes with mentioned characters premiered on DVD before this special.

Tale of the Brave (2014) Edit

  • Gator
  • Marion
  • Timothy
  • Reg

Season 18 (2014-2015) Edit

  • Samson
  • Slip Coaches

The Adventure Begins (2015) Edit

Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (2015) Edit

Season 19 (2015-2016) Edit

  • Phillip

The Great Race (2016) Edit

  • Ashima
  • The Flying Scotsman (proper)
  • Vinnie
  • Axel
  • Freida
  • Etienne
  • Gina
  • Ivan
  • Raul
  • Carlos
  • Yong Bao
  • Shane
  • The Shunting Diesels (improper)

Season 20 (2016-2017) Edit

Journey Beyond Sodor (2017) Edit

  • Merlin
  • Lexi
  • Theo
  • Hurricane
  • Frankie
  • Beresford
  • The Shunting Diesels (proper)

Season 21 (2017) Edit

  • Hannah
  • Carly
  • Big Mickey (proper)

Season 22 and Big World! Big Adventures! (2018) Edit

  • Nia
  • Rebecca
  • Beau
  • Ace
  • The Mobile Classroom
  • Hong-Mei
  • The Australian Aeroplane
  • The India Railway Controller

RWS Only Characters (Wilbert Awdry) Edit

RWS Only Characters (Christopher Awdry) Edit

Thomas1Edward2Henry3's Charaters Edit

Other Characters Edit