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Several animals have appeared in the Railway Series, the television series, the annual stories, and the magazine stories.

Animals in the Railway Series

This section is for animals that first or only appeared in the Railway Series, listed in chronological order:

The Goat


The Fat Controller once leaned out of a carriage window to cheer for Edward and Henry when they were pulling the express, but his black top-hat was blown from his head and landed into a field where a goat quickly ate it up.

Another goat (possibly the same one) later appeared in the twentieth season episode, Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks, where The Fat Controller threw his unwanted safari hat to the goat, only to find out the goat didn't want it either.

River Fish


When Thomas took on water from the River Els, some river fish were pulled into the bucket used to fill Thomas' tank, and as a result were boiled in Thomas' tank, causing the little blue tank engine severe pains, they were later fished out and eaten by Thomas' crew, the Fat Controller and an inspector.

Circus Animals


When the circus visited Sodor in Troublesome Engines, they brought several animals along with them that were needed for the circus, like elephants, bears, horses, and camels.


Circus Elephant


When the circus train had left, an elephant owed by them had escaped from the train and was later discovered in Henry's Tunnel, Henry encountered him while investigating a block in the tunnel. The workmen then gave him four buckets of water to drink, but Henry startled when he let off steam the elephant and in return was squirted with water.



When Edward was once taking some cattle trucks to the market, he past a field where some cattle was grazing, the cattle broke through the fence and ran onto the line, they suddenly snapped the couplings of Edward's train, poor Edward did not realise it untill he finally reached the station.


"Well, well, well! Two big engines afraid of a cow?"
Edward teasing Henry and Gordon, Cows
— Bluebell, Cows

After her calf was taken to market, Bluebell mournfully trotted onto the bridge at Rolf's Castle, stopping Gordon and Henry from passing, she did not move until Percy came along with her calf in a cattle truck, Bluebell was happy to see her calf and they both fled away.


  • In the railway series, Bluebell was white with black spots, but in the television series and a magazine story, she was brown.


"If you know he's harmless and I know he's harmless but does he know?"
Daisy, Bulls Eyes
"Now for my breakfast!"
— Champion, Bulls Eyes

An inquisitive, but not a fierce bull who was angry, had once strayed from some farm labourers and ran away, he eventually came across the railway, and seeing grass on either side, began to eat. Daisy tried to shoo him away, but was intimidated by Champion and backed away, untill Toby came and made him join the farmer

Voice Actors


"Buzz, Buzz, Buzz!"
Duck, Buzz, Buzz

When James was preparing to take the express, Fred and Bert, the two porters were carefully taking a trolley with a beehive to the front van. Unfortunately, because the platform was crowded, Fred bumped into an old lady and the beehive fell and everyone swarmed out of the station. The bees were very cold and needed someplace nice and warm, and the only place they can find is James. However, one bee burned his feet and thought James did it on purpose. So it stung James back on his nose. After that, James stormed off to get rid of the bees.

The bees appeared in the third season episode Buzz, Buzz. In the episode, the beehive was to be taken to the Vicar. After James got stung, he and his crew tried different ways to get rid of them (e.g. spinning around on a turntable, washing them off at a water tower, and smoking them away in a tunnel. Still, the bees didn't go away. James' driver suggested to take to a new hive at the Vicarage orchard.

It is assumed that the bee who stung James died.


Another group of bees appeared in the episode Buzzy Bees when Thomas had to take some beehives to Farmer Trotter. Hiro advised him to go through the Whistling Woods, but Thomas decides to take the track that goes through the meadow. This caused a calamity for Thomas now the bees escaped out of their hives. Hiro then told Thomas that he can take his truck of flowers to attract the bees away from the field and take them directly to Farmer Trotter.

This group of bees made numerous appearances.


This article is about 'the duck'. You may be looking for 'the Barge'.
"I'd rather be as right as rain than as wrong as ice!"
— Dilly, Surprise Adventures

After Donald teased Duck about his "quacking", Duck's crew got to work by slipping a small white duckling into Donald's tender. When discovered, she becomes friends with Donald and his crew, and eventually settled down at Haultraugh, where a small pond was nearby. She was named Dilly by the stationmaster, but she is known to everyone else as Donald's duck.

Dilly appeared in the third season episode Donald's Duck and instead of settling down at Haultraugh, she stays at Tidmouth Hault. She appeared twice in the annuals, in Donald's Duck and Gordon's Stowaway. She appeared in the song Donald's Duck which was dedicated to her. She also cameoed in the song Gone Fishing.

In the annual, she disappeared for a few months, only to return to the station with her husband and children in tow.

Bulgy's Hens


After Bulgy was turned into a henhouse, these hens took up residence in him. When Bulgy was eventually restored, the hens snuck in and roosted in his luggage racks. When Bulgy swerved suddenly the next morning, the hens woke up and caused chaos inside Bulgy.

It is unknown whether or not the chickens ever received a replacement henhouse.


  • One of the Hens' figurines is currently on display at Drayton Manor.

The Spider

This spider spun a web in the basment of the Knapford Junction signalbox before moving on to greener pastures. However, her web caused a problem on the day of the Golden Jubilee, as it shorted the electrics in the signalbox just minutes before Pip and Emma came into the Junction with the guests.

The Swan


An injured swan was found on a bridge on Thomas' Branch Line. It was thought that he collided with a parapet on the bridge. The inspector covered the swan with his coat in Thomas' cab and at the next station, he took the swan to the vet in his car. The swan had a broken wing and after it was reset, it resided in the vet's garden until it was strong enough to fly. Then Thomas took it back to the river where it was set free.


  • One of the Hens' figurines is currently on display at Drayton Manor.

The Spider

This spider spun a web in the basment of the Knapford Junction signalbox before moving on to greener pastures. However, her web caused a problem on the day of the Golden Jubilee, as it shorted the electrics in the signalbox just minutes before Pip and Emma came into the Junction with the guests.

The Eels


Daisy once brought several crates of eels up to Ffarquhar for a restaurant. Unfortunately, a boy accidentally knocked a crate onto the platform, causing the eels to fall onto the line and give Daisy such a fright that she blew a fuse.

Animals in the Television Series

This section is for animals that only appeared in the television series.

The Toad


In Trust Thomas, this toad witnessed Thomas crashing onto the pier, and later hitched a ride on his valence.



In Gordon and the Gremlin, Gordon has problems with his fire; the firelighter suggests the cause is gremlins, and later collects a special passenger. At Wellsworth, the visitor's dog runs away and, after confronting a bull, jumped into Thomas' cab. At Brendam, Thomas enquires about the visitor, and the Fat Controller reveals she is his mother, who then aptly renames her dog "Gremlin".

Voice Actors


  • Gremlin's original name is not known, as it was never said.

The Bull


This bull was once grazing in a field close to Wellsworth when Gordon blew his whistle so loudly that it frightened Gremlin the dog, who ran into the field where the bull frightened Gremlin even more. Elizabeth was once taking this bull when Duncan frightened it with his whistle, Thomas had to also take this bull when he got stuck in a landslide and Percy had to rescue him. The bull was also grazing in another field where Max and Monty fell into while racing Buster; the bull had also frightened them and they quickly drove out of the field and drove quickly away.

Another bull appears in The Beast of Sodor. When the Fat Controller gets himself covered in snow, he wipes his eyes and opens them to see the bull standing in front of him, he runs away with the bull chasing after him, until he manages to escape and the bull finally gives up.


  • The Bull's figurine is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • Despite always having a ring around its nose, the bull was once seen without it's ring.

The Hungry Ram


Percy once encountered this ram on the line. It was lured away by the driver with some cabbage. When Maithwaite station was later vandalised and several boys were trapped in the waiting room with the ram it was suspected to be the culprit, but the terrified boys confessed it was their fault and promised to help clean up. The Fat Controller gave the ram a pumpkin as a reward, but his top-hat was blown away by Harold and was munched up by the ram. The Fat Controller, happily, made light of the situation.

It is believed that the ram is owned by Jem Cole, as he is seen collecting the prize pumpkin for the ram.



Mutt is Patch's British goldendoodle, who appears in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. He was played by two dogs, Bently and Dita.




When Alicia Botti came to Island of Sodor, Thomas was chosen to take her with Annie and Clarabel. While being cleaned, a strange squeak came from the coaches. It kept up as Thomas went to Brendam and when he arrived, it was found that a small mouse had found its way into Clarabel's compartment. The mouse was given a mousehole in Tidmouth Sheds, and was named Alicia by Thomas.

Alicia only appeared in the sixth season episode, Thomas, Percy and the Squeak.

It is unknown whether or not Alicia stayed through the renovation of Tidmouth Sheds in Calling All Engines!, and whether or not she remains there.

The Fat Controller's Cat


The Fat Controller owns a tuxedo cat, as seen in two episodes. It might be Lady Hatt's cat as mentioned in Saved You!.



Pegasus is a cart horse who lives on a farm near Dryaw Airfield. After he foolishly wandered into a ditch, Harold winched him to safety. However, Percy saw Pegasus being pulled through the air and thought that Pegasus was flying.

Pegasus only appeared in the seventh season.


  • A production made miniature model of Pegasus was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.

The Farmer's Bull


Thomas had to take this bull once. Its delivery was delayed when Thomas had an accident, but Percy soon helped him. The bull appeared in Percy Gets it Right.



Katie is Farmer McColl's Border Collie, who often appears with him. She is timid around noisy engines when she is on her own. She often attends country shows with her owner.


  • One of Katie's models is currently on display at Drayton Manor.


Miss Jenny's Dog


Miss Jenny owns a black dog, that usually accompanies her at various yards and sites with the Sodor Construction Company. It first appeared in the sixth season.

The Moles


In Thomas and the Moles, as Buster flattens the mole hills on the football field, a family of moles watch him from side lines and comment on how well he does his job.


  • One of the miniature moles (Production made) was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.

The Cat and the Kittens


Alfie helped saved a mother cat and her kittens from a collapsing building in Alfie Has Kittens.

The Seals


These seals live at Black Loch and were thought to be monsters by James until Emily found them after she was blocked by a rock slide.

Their first appearance was in Emily's New Route and they were seen again in CGI in Toby's Special Surprise.

The Golden Eagles


Two Golden Eagles were spotted on the Island. They are very rare birds and birdwatchers came from miles around for a chance to see them. They were first spotted at Bluff's Cove and then on Gordon's Hill, but Thomas didn't see them. That evening, as Thomas and Percy were puffing home, they spot two golden eagles perched on a cliff-top. The two engines think the eagles are wonderful - but not as wonderful as helping each other.

They appeared in the ninth season episode, Thomas and the Golden Eagle.

The Dinosaurs


There are several dinosaur skeletons found on Sodor.

A group of archaeologists once discovered a dinosaur skeleton in the mountains near the Skarloey Railway. Rheneas had to take it to Transfer Yards, but it was too heavy for him, so Skarloey helped him.

Another dinosaur skeleton was discovered by Oliver when he was digging trenches for the new school.

While Thomas was working at the Clay Pits, he spotted a footprint of which he thought was a monster. After James caused another landslide at the quarry, he and Percy saw the remains of the "monster" and Marion told them it was a dinosaur fossil. The complete skeleton is seen at the Town Square.

The dinosaur that Rheneas was taking was a Stegosaurus, while the one Oliver found was a Triceratops, and the dinosaur at the Clay Pits was a Megalosaurus.

Alice's Dog


Alice, the girl who lives at High Farm, owns a Border Collie.

The Cow


In the twelfth season episode, Thomas and the Billboard, a cow on the line caused Thomas to switch tracks.

This was the first CGI-animated animal encountered in the series.

Thomas the Piglet


One of Farmer Trotter's newborn piglets took a shine to Thomas, so, Farmer Trotter named him Thomas.

He is seen in the thirteenth season episode Thomas and the Pigs. He may also make a cameo with the other piglets in Hiro Helps Out.

The Sodor Warbler


The Sodor Warbler is a rare, brightly coloured yellow bird. Bird watchers come from far and wide to see it. It now resides on a nesting pole at Bluff's Cove.

It is seen in the thirteenth season episode, Henry's Good Deeds, the fourteenth season episode, Thomas and Scruff, and the fifteenth season episodes, Happy Hiro and Stuck on You. The Sodor Warbler is also seen in the 2014 magazine story, Henry's Forest in which the forest where they live is given a protected status.

The Giraffe


The giraffe was transported from the docks to its new home at the Sodor Animal Park. Thomas was too impatient to wait for the giraffe's keeper and, as a result, the giraffe would not do as it was told.

It is seen in the fourteenth season episode Thomas' Tall Friend and again a few times in the seventeenth season episode, Steamie Stafford and the eighteenth season episodes, Spencer's VIP and Emily Saves the World.

The Snowy Owl

The snowy owl resides in the Whistling Woods, he is a friend of Thomas. Toby used to be scared of the noise it made until he found out who was making the noise. Toby now thinks the bird is beautiful.

It appeared in the fourteenth season episode, Toby and the Whistling Woods. It also appeared in the seventeenth season episodes, The Phantom Express, and The Smelly Kipper .



Seagull is Cranky's friend. He is given the name Seagull (by Cranky) because he is, obviously, a seagull. Cranky once got cross with Percy for being too loud and scaring Seagull away.

He appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Percy's New Friends.

Mr. Rabbit


Mr. Rabbit is a wild rabbit who lives in the Whistling Woods. Percy once scared him away whilst trying to make friends with him. Percy later apologised to him and he enjoyed a ride back to Tidmouth Sheds with Percy.

He appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Percy's New Friends.


  • Mr. Rabbit is also the name given to a character from the cartoon "Peppa Pig".

The Two Squirrels


The Two Squirrels, referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel by Percy, are two lively squirrels who live in the Whistling Woods. Percy once scared them away, but later made friends with them.

They appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Percy's New Friends.

Mr. Bird


Mr. Bird is, of course, a bird. Percy once tried to make friends with him, but only succeeded in frightening him away. Later, once Percy had learnt how to approach wild animals quietly, he becomes friends with Percy and he enjoys a ride on Percy's buffer back to Tidmouth Sheds.

He appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Percy's New Friends.

The Lost Sheep


The lost sheep was saved by Harold after it was found stranded on a lonely hilltop.

It appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Edward the Hero.


Farmer McColl's Prize Cow

Farmer McColl's Prize Cow was transported to the country fair by Thomas. Unfortunately, Thomas scared the cow away 

when he blew his whistle at Maithwaite. It was later coaxed back into its van with the help of some straw. She was then put on display at the fair.

She appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Wonky Whistle.


Farmer McColl's Ducks

Farmer McColl's Ducks were transported to the country fair by Thomas. However, when Thomas whistled to Bertie's passengers, he scared the ducks, who escaped through the open door of his van. They were later coaxed back into the van with the help of some seed. They were later put on display at the fair.

The ducks appeared in the fifteenth season episode, Wonky Whistle.

The Crows


The Crows eat Farmer McColl's newly planted seeds when his scarecrow is broken. Thomas is given the job of being the new scarecrow and chases after a pair of crows. Whilst he is chasing the two crows, the rest gather in Farmer McColl's Field. Later, Thomas guards the field overnight and Farmer McColl has his old scarecrow fixed by the morning.

The crows appeared in the sixteenth season episode, Thomas Toots the Crows.

The Crab


An orange crab appeared in the seventeenth season episode, Kevin's Cranky Friend and the nineteenth season episodes, Toad and the Whale and Salty All at Sea.

Luke's Deer

"What was that?"
"I'm not sure. It just ran out in front of me."
"It was a deer."
"That's right. And a young'un too by the look of it!
— Luke, Rheneas, Rusty and Sir Handel, Luke's New Friend, seventeenth season

Luke's Deer was first found at the Blue Mountain Quarry by Rheneas. The baby deer was very frightened of the quarry and seemed to trust Luke. The other engines try to tell Luke that the quarry is no place for a deer, but Luke does not listen to them. During a trip to Ulfstead Castle in Luke's cab, the deer spots its mother and runs to her. Luke is very sad to say goodbye to his deer friend, but knows that he can regularly visit it at the castle and is pleased that the deer is now reunited with its mother. How the deer came to the Blue Mountain Quarry is unknown. Both the deer and its mother now reside in the park at Ulfstead Castle.

Luke's deer appeared in the seventeenth season episode, Luke's New Friend. A deer, possibly the same one, was also seen in the grounds of Ulfstead Castle in the episode The Switch. A deer also appears in The Adventure Begins.

The Elephant


The Elephant resides at the Animal Park. She once escaped and was found by Charlie, but after all of his joking, no-one would believe him. Eventually, Charlie reports the elephant to Harold who takes him seriously. The elephant is found and returned to its enclosure.

The Elephant appeared in the seventeenth season episode, Not Now, Charlie! and the eighteenth season episode, Emily Saves the World. Timothy spoke about it in Tale of the Brave.

The Woodpecker

"Seeing a rare bird is not an emergency!"
Thomas' guard, Thomas and the Emergency Cable, eighteenth season

The Woodpecker is a very rare bird who was being looked for by a bird watcher. The bird can usually be found around Thomas' Branch Line. The bird watcher finally spots the rare bird at Maithwaite where it is boring a hole into a tree near the station.

The Woodpecker appeared in the eighteenth season episode, Thomas and the Emergency Cable.

The Whale

The Whale
was beached at Bluff's Cove. When Toad noticed it, he tried to tell Oliver about it, but Oliver didn't take him seriously. Oliver eventually believed Toad when he spotted the whale on the beach, and the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre were informed about the situation. Butch tried to tow it back into the water, but the tide was too far out; if Butch attempted to pull the whale all the way to the water, it would die. The whale was then covered up to prevent it from being hurt by the hot sun, while Belle and Flynn sprayed it with water. Toad then thought of the idea to take the whale to Brendam Docks on a flatbed. Cranky lifted it into the water, and the whale was now able to go out to sea again.

The whale appeared in the nineteenth season episode, Toad and the Whale.

Animals in the Annuals and Magazine Stories

This section is for animals that only appeared in the annuals and magazines:

The Horse


The Horse was injured during an accident and was taken to a farm on Thomas' Branch Line to get better. Each day, the horse would run alongside Thomas as he puffed past and each time he would be able to keep up a little better until he eventually jumped over the hedge at the end of the field. The horse was then well enough to return home. He appeared in the 1988 magazine story, Thomas and the Horse.

Gerald and Sally


Gerald and Sally are two giraffes that reside at the Sodor Wildlife Park. Percy is especially fond of Gerald and Sally as he was the one that first brought them to the park. They appeared in the 1989 magazine story, The Escape.

The Lion


The Lion resides at the Wildlife Park on Sodor. He once caused a panic when he escaped from the park. He was found standing on the railway line by Percy. Luckily the Wildlife Park's manager and two gamekeepers were on Percy's train on their way to notify the chief of police about the lion's escape. The lion is then shot with a tranquillizer gun and put into the guard's van. The lion is then taken back to the park. He appeared in the 1989 magazine story, The Escape.


This article is about 'the parrot'. You may be looking for the tank engine, the Vicar, the little boy, the Story Library book' or the Engine Adventures book'.
"Well done, well done!"
— Charlie mimicking the Fat Controller

Charlie is a parrot. He once escaped whilst his owner was cleaning his cage. He went to the main station yard, where he confuses Percy by talking. None of the other engines will believe that Percy had seen a talking bird, until they see Charlie for themselves. His owner then comes to the main station to collect him. He appeared in the 1993 magazine story, Percy and the Parrot!

The Magpie


The Magpie took Dave the guard's whistle while building a nest on a station's roof on Thomas' Branch Line. Dave and Thomas' driver had searched everywhere for the whistle, but Thomas noticed the magpie on the station roof and he knew that magpies have a tendency to take shiny objects. The Magpie appeared in the 1995 magazine story, Thomas and the Missing Whistle.

The Camels


In the magazine story The Camel Train, these camels helped Percy by taking the cargo to the wildlife park after when he broke down.



Mickey is a monkey who resides at the Animal Rescue Centre. One day he escaped and travelled on Annie's roof to Wellsworth, stole a lady's hat and sat on the station roof. Thomas' driver tempts the wayward monkey down with fruit and he is soon recaptured. He appeared in the 1996 magazine story Monkey Business!

The Wallcreeper


The Wallcreeper is a rare bird spotted on the Island of Sodor. It is most commonly seen at the quarry. It appeared in the 1996 magazine story Proud Mavis!


This article is about 'the dog'. You may be looking for 'the tank engine or the Story Library book'.

Billy is a dog that belongs to a family. Whilst the family is on holiday, Billy runs away. It turns out that he went to a Butcher's shop because he loves bones. He appeared in the 1998 magazine story, Billy's Bones!

The Killer Whale


The Killer Whale was once washed ashore on a beach at Duck's Branch Line. Duck was the first to spot the endangered whale and his driver phoned the R.S.P.C.A at the next station. There is no shortage of volunteers to help save the whale including a train-load of footballers and a bus-load of strong farmers. Harold even helps to film the rescue for television. When the R.S.P.C.A. arrived, all the volunteers assisted in getting the whale back into the sea with the help of a special stretcher. The whale was soon swimming away, healthy and happy. It appeared in the 1998 magazine story, The Beached Whale!


This article is about 'the parrot'. You may be looking for the diesel engine.
"All aboard! All change! Full steam ahead!"
— Fred

Fred is a red and green parrot who now resides at the children's zoo. Thomas has to take Fred to his new home, but the talkative parrot causes a great deal of confusion when he mimics the guard's and the driver's voices and uses railway phrases. However, Fred saves the day when Thomas and his driver forget a very special job. The parrot, using the Fat Controller's voice, reminds Thomas and the driver that they have to pick up a surprise parcel for Lady Hatt from the harbour. After this, Thomas is sorry to see Fred go. Fred picked up his railway terminology from his time spent at the main station. Fred appeared in the 1998 magazine story, Potty Parrot!


"Fetch, Rick!"
— The guard ordering Rick to fetch the Fat Controller's timetable

Rick is a dog belonging to Thomas' guard. He is very well trained and every morning he collects the newspaper from the paper-boy and takes it to his master. The guard thinks a lot of Rick and takes him with him whenever he is off duty. One of Rick's favourite places to play catch with a ball is the common. Rick once helped to catch the Fat Controller's new timetable when the wind blew it away.

Rick appeared in the 2001 magazine story, Rick's Tricks.



Playful is a pony belonging to a little girl named Sophie. Playful often competes in horse shows and seems to have a great affection for Percy who often brings supplies to the stable where Playful lives. Percy once had to take Playful to a horse show after the pony refused to travel inside a horse-box. Playful appeared in the 2001 magazine story, Playful Pony.

Mister Mighty


Mister Mighty is a Shire horse that works at a farm along Thomas' branch line. Once, he was replaced by Terence for a day. However, when rain fell, Terence's tread broke and the breakdown lorry got stuck in the mud, so Mister Mighty came to the rescue and the farmer immediately abandoned his plan to buy a tractor of his own to replace Mister Mighty. He appeared in the 2001 magazine story, Mister Mighty!

Lord Harry

This article is about 'the bull'. You may be looking for 'the mountain engine or the chairman of the Culdee Fell Railway'.

Lord Harry is an unfriendly bull belonging to Farmer Collett. He is named either after the mountain engine or Lord Harry Barrane, chairman of the Culdee Fell Railway. He appeared in the 2002 magazine story, Henry.


Beth is a collie sheepdog who works on a farm along Thomas' Branch Line with her owner Sam the Shepherd. She is incredibly helpful in rounding up the sheep and driving them back to the farm. While waiting to be sheared, one of the sheep jumps its pen and Beth quickly manages to get the wayward sheep back again. Beth appeared in the 2002 magazine story, Time for a Trim.


"Now it's a Hoppy New Year!"
— Edward

Hoppy is a kangaroo that resides at the Wildlife Park. He once escaped and Edward's driver aided in its recapture. Hoppy appeared in the 2004 magazine story, Hoppy New Year!



Kit is a white dog with black spots who resides with his owner in a cottage on Edward's Branch Line. Everyday, he waits in the garden to bark "hello" to Edward who stops at a nearby signal. His owner cannot get Kit inside the house until he has seen Edward. One day, a thought comes into Edward's mind - since Kit waits for him no matter the weather, he might catch a chill. So, Edward arranges with a carpenter to have a kennel built for Kit to keep him warm come rain or shine! He appears in the 2008 magazine story, Kit's Kennel.


This article is about 'the animal'. You may be looking for 'the coal hopper, the Story Library book or the episode'.
"Bump my b-buffers! I think that bull's going to charge!"

Hector is a big bull belonging to Farmer McColl. He once broke out of his wagon and strayed onto the track, where he gave Mac quite a fright. Despite his angry appearance he is quite calm and very obedient. He appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Going First.



The Badgers reside at Badgers' Way. The badgers used to run across the road in front of Bertie, but when the road was flattened, a pipe was installed beneath so that the badgers could cross the road safely. They appeared in the 2005 magazine story, Badgers' Way.



Biscuit is a horse, whose primary job is to tow broken canal boats along the canal. He appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Ready Steady Freddie.

Stationmaster's Cat


The Stationmaster's cat is a very small black cat, who scared Thomas one night with his shadow. He appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Scaredy Cat.



Sooty is a cat with a knack for trouble. Once, he jumped into Clarabel's guard's window to see the world. However, when Thomas took his carriages to a dairy factory, Sooty hopped off Clarabel and climbed onto the factory's rafters. He was saved by a fireman, who climbed up a high sail and lured the cat with fish. In the end, Sooty made a deal to stay at the shed and Thomas' driver would give him some milk and a fish daily. He appeared in the 2003 magazine story, Cat Got the Cream!

The Ginger Cat

"That cat is amazing, first it reminded Thomas what work he had to do, then it took control of the platform. Who needs the Fat Controller when we've got the Cat Controller!"
— Thomas' driver

The Ginger Cat is a tom cat who hangs around the main station. He may belong to the Fat Controller or be a station cat. When the Fat Controller and his wife take the day off to judge a pet show, the engines all wonder who will be in charge. Without a controller, Thomas could not remember what to do. When the ginger cat wandered over to a saucer of creamy milk, Thomas remembered that he was to take milk tankers to the dairy. When Thomas returned to the main station, the platform was in chaos with passengers and pets going to the pet show. Suddenly, the ginger cat sprung into action and hisses and arches his back to scare the other animals into behaving. Thomas' driver thought the cat was amazing and calls him the Cat Controller. The ginger cat only appeared in the 2003 magazine story, The Cat Controller!

Big Ben


Big Ben was a rooster, who used to annoy Skarloey and Rheneas by waking them up too early. The stationmaster asked the farmer to move Big Ben's coop further away from the shed.

Thunder and Lightning


Thunder and Lightning are two horses. They were not called Thunder and Lightning, until a huge raging storm came to Sodor and frightened both horses. Thomas came up with their names and now they carry soft drinks with a two-wheeled cart.



Cleo is an elderly female cheetah that resides at the Wildlife Park. She is somewhat timid because, as the ranger says, she is more scared of the engines than the engines are of her. She appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Scaredy Cat.



Happy is a new giraffe at the Sodor Wildlife Park. It was once startled by a loud noise and ran off, but was found hiding in some trees and coaxed out by Rocky's crane arm that was disguised as another giraffe. The giraffe is now happy in its new home with other giraffes. Thomas suggested the name "Happy" as that is what Rocky made it. Its gender remains unknown. Happy appeared in the 2007 magazine story, Helpful and 'Happy'!

Horse and Foal


A horse on Sunnyhill Farm gave birth to a foal on the day of the Sodor Horse Show. The foal was delivered by a vet who was transported to the farm by James. They appeared in the 2009 magazine story, New Delivery.

The Hippo


The Hippo belongs to the Animal Park. It once escaped and was later recaptured by James with help from Harvey. It appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Animal Adventure.


"Oi! That scamp made off with my lunch!"
— A workman

Scamp is a friendly and rather mischievous red squirrel that was brought to Sodor from the Mainland for the children's zoo. When he first arrived on the island, he was frightened by a loud noise and ran off. He then went on to cause trouble all over the island. He stole workmen's pies, the peanuts from Gordon's buffet car and Lady Hatt's seed cake. The Fat Controller then found the pesky squirrel asleep inside Annie. He appeared in the 1998 magazine story, The Red Squirrel!

The Snake


The Snake was transported to the Sodor Zoo on Edward's goods train. Whilst being loaded, the guard broke the catch on the snake's basket. When the train arrived at the zoo, everyone searched all over for the snake. He was found coiled around Edward's warm funnel. He now resides at Sodor Zoo. According to his handler, the snake is completely harmless and likes to keep warm. The snake appeared in the 1998 magazine story, Snakes and Ladders!

The Tiger Cub

"Don't worry, we'll get you home safely!"
— Harold to the tiger cub

The Tiger Cub escaped from the Wildlife Park one evening. Harold and Thomas went looking for it. The first sighting of it came from a policeman at the Vicarage Orchard. When Harold goes to investigate, the tiger has long-gone, but some paw prints show that he has been inside Trevor's shed. Then, Harold's pilot receives word that the tiger cub has been found at a scrapyard in Cronk. It turns out that the tiger cub had climbed inside a workman's car. Thomas takes the car, with the cub inside, on his truck back to the Wildlife Park where it is safely lured into a basket. The tiger cub appeared in the 2001 magazine story, Thomas' Night Out!

Icy Blast


Icy Blast is a racehorse that Percy once took for a run in the countryside with his jockey and trainer. After his run, the jockey covers his horse in blankets. When they arrive back at the stables, the jockey and trainer give a cold Percy some blankets of his own to keep him warm. Icy Blast appears in the 2004 magazine story, Percy Keeps Warm.

The Snake (2004)


The Snake was brought to the island by a ship. Whilst being unloading, the snake's crate was split open and it escaped. It roamed around the docks for some time while the dockyard workers tried to find it. Before being recaptured by a ranger, the snake gave Percy quite a fright. Percy then took the snake to the Sodor Wildlife Park where it now resides. Although it caused quite a scare at the docks, the snake is completely harmless. It appeared in the 2004 magazine story, Snake's Alive!

It is not to be confused with the other snake.



The Chimpanzees belong to the Sodor Wildlife Centre and were very bored and sad. One day, Arthur passes by with a truck of scrap. The rangers see an opportunity to put the rubbish to good use and build the chimps a play area. The chimps are very happy now. The chimpanzees appeared in the 2005 magazine story, Chimps' Playtime.


"It's Tiger!"
— James

Tiger is the Tidmouth stationmaster's pet cat. Tiger once went missing and a reward of a day off was to be given to the engine who found him. The cat remained missing for over a week until James puffed out into the countryside trying to work out why he smelled so horrible. The cat, who was hiding in a nearby tree, leaped onto James' tender, drawn to the fishy smell. The cat was then returned to the stationmaster and James and his crew got the promised day off. Tiger presumably got his name because of his resemblance to a tiger. He appeared in the 2005 magazine story, Something Fishy.


This article is about 'the dog'. You may be looking for 'the diesel locomotive'.

Pip is a little terrier dog belonging to a group of walkers. She was once startled by a log falling from Henry's train and fell into a river. Luckily, the log rolled into the river too and Pip was able to scramble onto it. She floated down the narrowing river until the log was wedged between the bank and the walkers were able to save her. She appeared in the 2005 magazine story, Hooray, Henry.


"Hello, Wag! You always look very pleased to see me!"
— Thomas

Wag is a little dog who belongs to the stationmaster of a small country station on Thomas' Branch Line. He is very friendly and loves seeing Thomas. Once, he climbed into one of Thomas' mail coaches and everyone thought he was missing. Luckily, Thomas and the Fat Controller heard Wag later the same night. Wag got his name because he is always wagging his tail happily. He appeared in the 2003 magazine story, Where's Wag?


"Come on, Sugar, I'll take you home."
— Bertie's driver

Sugar is a ginger cat. One day, as Bertie was leaving his depot, the manager stops him to tell him that there is a cat asleep on Bertie's roof. Bertie's driver fetches the cat down and an inspection of the tag on his collar reveals his name to be Sugar. Bertie's driver then takes the cat home, causing Bertie's passengers to miss their connection with the express. Sugar appeared in the 2005 magazine story, Cat and Mouse.

James' Mouse

"Whoever thought a tiny mouse would cause an even bigger delay for you!"
— Bertie

A mouse was found inside a carriage of the express train by a female passenger. James was taking the express that day as Gordon was at the works. James' guard sets to work trying to catch the troublesome mouse and even with the help of some other staff members, he is unable to catch the little creature. Eventually, a piece of cheese is used as bait and the mouse is caught. The express was delayed due to the fiasco, much to Bertie's delight after James had rudely remarked about a cat delaying Bertie the previous day. It is unknown what became of the mouse after being caught, but was likely released back into the wild. The mouse appeared in the 2005 magazine story, Cat and Mouse.


"Candy can jump well, she chose her own special course!"

Candy is a horse that competes at jumping events at horse shows. One day, Candy gets startled and bolts from the field. She jumps over a ditch and clears a hedge perfectly. Emily and the horse's owner quickly find Candy in another field nearby. Emily is impressed by Candy's amazing jumping skills and the fact she chose her own special course. Candy appears in the 2005 magazine story, Up and Over.

The Whale


The Whale was mistaken for the "Sea Monster of Sodor". But when it was washed up on the beach, Thomas could see that it was a whale. The alarm was raised and Harold and the workmen were working fast to try and lever the whale into the water. They succeed and Thomas is given a day off as a reward for raising the alarm. It appeared in the 2006 magazine story, Monster Mistake.

The Squirrel


The Squirrel hid in one of Duck's trucks and rode to the Docks. Once there, he mistook Cranky for a tree and climbed him. He perched on the crane's arm and it can be assumed he was coaxed down with nuts and returned to his home. It appeared in the 2006 magazine story, Surprise Visitor.

It is not to be confused with the Two Squirrels from the television series or Scamp the squirrel.

African Deer


The African Deer once broke out of its pen and ran around the Wildlife Park, making it unsafe for members of the public to enter. The deer received a fright when Thomas, dressed up to resemble a tiger, let out a roar to amuse the children. The startled deer was soon captured by the keepers. It appeared in the 2009 magazine story, Tiger Thomas.

Grizzly Bear


The Grizzly Bear escaped from the Wildlife Park. He found his way to Henry's Forest and went to sleep up a tree. Unbeknownst to the bear, the tree is situated near to Wilbert's place of rest on an old overgrown siding. While Wilbert is resting, the bear falls out of the tree, frightening poor Wilbert. The bear is soon recaptured and taken back to the Wildlife Park. The grizzly bear appeared in the 2007 magazine story, Wilbert in the Wild.


"Who's a clever boy then?"
— Chatterbox

Chatterbox is a parrot which belongs to Thomas' fireman. He once escaped and went into the station's office where he spoke into an announcer's microphone, causing chaos all over the station. Thomas guessed that Chatterbox was behind all of the confusion and the bird was soon recaptured. He appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Bird Talk.

The Reindeer


The Reindeer belongs to the Sodor Country Park and one Christmastime, escaped. It was found by Peter Sam and soon returned to its home. It appeared in the 2011 magazine story, Reindeer Rescue.



Ozzie is an ostrich that resides at the Sodor Wildlife Centre. He once escaped and when he was found by Thomas, he was holding the Fat Controller's missing pocket watch in his beak. He appeared in the 2012 magazine story, Bird Watch.


— Dougal

Dougal is a puppy belonging to Lord Callan. He does not like being left alone and howls until his master returns. His howling can be so loud that it echoes around Castle Loch. Percy once thought the howling noise was a ghost. Dougal appeared in the 2013 magazine story, Strange Sounds.



Cocky is a parrot who lives at Arlesburgh station. She belongs to the stationmaster's father. She appeared in the 1985 annual story, Oliver Gets the Bird.



Tabitha is a cat who stowed away on Gordon's tender while he was waiting on The Mainland, although Gordon was unaware of this until the next day when she chased away some noisy sparrows that were annoying him. She appeared in the 1986 annual story, Gordon's Stowaway.

Percy The Lamb

Percy is a newborn lamb that is named after the locomotive of the same name after the engine helped take the pregnant ewe to the vet's house during a rainstorm. Percy the lamb has a sibling, but it is unknown what his or her name is. Percy appeared in Issue 661's Bedtime Story in 2013.

The Bluebird


The Bluebird is a rare bird which only resides on Sodor. One warm day, the bird makes a nest in Thomas' funnel. When it flies away, Farmer Collett decorates his old oil tank to look like Thomas and moves the nest in an effort to fool the bird. The bluebird is fooled and Thomas can go on his way, but not before naming the old oil tank Bluebird, after the rare bird.

It appeared in the 2013 magazine story, Thomas and the Bluebird.


"I hope you enjoyed your ride on Joey!"
"Yes! But you're much safer, Daisy. I've never fallen off you!
— Daisy and Charlie

Joey is a horse belonging to Charlie, a young boy. Daisy once mistook Joey for a new, modern engine that Charlie used to travel to school.

Joey only appeared in the magazine story, A Different Ride.

Lucky Charm


Lucky Charm, or Lucky for short, is a dog belonging to a rescue team on Sodor. When Farmer Collett went missing, the rescue team sent out a search party and Lucky Charm had to find him.

Lucky Charm only appeared in the 2003 magazine story, Animals.


"Who's a clever boy then?"
— Chatterbox

Jess is a sheep dog belonging to a shepherd named Ben. She once rescued Ben, after he got trapped in a ditch while trying to rescue a lamb. Jess alerted Thomas and his crew to come rescue him.

Jess only appeared in the magazine story, The Round-up.

The Hedgehog

"That's not a prickly pygmy pig or a prickly mouse! It's a hedgehog! I know a good place for it to live!"
— Emily's driver

The Hedgehog was found by Terence while he was ploughing a field. The hedgehog was nearly run over by Emily. Terence is not sure what the hedgehog is and thinks it is a prickly mouse. Emily is sure it is a prickly pygmy pig. Emily's driver tells them that the creature is a hedgehog. Terence and Emily know that the hedgehog needs a new home as it is dangerous for it to be living close to the railway line. Emily's driver takes it to a retired stationmaster's house where the hedgehog is placed in the compost heap. Very happy, the hedgehog curls up and falls asleep.

The Hedgehog appeared in the 2014 magazine story, Prickly Pig!

Other Animals



Dora is a tricky prize pig belonging to Farmer Joe. She once won first prize at a country show. She appeared in the book, Thomas and the Prize Pig.

Moby Dick


Moby Dick is a pet goldfish belonging to a boy who lives near Shining Time Station. Stacy Jones sometimes looks after him whilst the boy is elsewhere. Mr. Conductor is the only human Moby Dick can communicate with.

He only appeared in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.


A Rabbit left Mr. Conductor a carrot and a stick of celery and a note stating that if he eats the vegetables, they will help him think a bit better about how to get his gold dust back.

The Rabbit is not seen in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, but Mr. Conductor does hear it running away.



Beaky is Dowager Hatt's big blue parrot.

One time, She left Beaky at the Engine Driver's Common Room at Knapford for the drivers to pet sit while she left to visit the Mainland. Unfortunately, Mr. Perkins was the only one there and had to take care of him. Beaky is very mischievous, but also very helpful to Mr. Perkins. He also tends to copy some of the lines the engines say.

He appeared in the Mr. Perkins segment "Mr. Perkins and the Parrot" from Thomas and the Runaway Kite