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Season 6
Director(s)

David Mitton
(Episodes 1-6 and 9-26)
Stephen Asquith
(Episodes 7 and 8)

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Starring

Michael Angelis
(UK/US)
Alec Baldwin (US)
Michael Brandon (US)

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell
Robert Hartshorne
Ed Welch

Preceded by

Season 5

Followed by

Season 7

The sixth season of the television series aired in 2002. Michael Angelis and Alec Baldwin narrated the twenty-six episodes for the UK and US respectively. Michael Angelis also narrated two episodes for the US release of New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures. Michael Brandon later re-dubbed six episodes along with music composed by Robert Hartshorne for the US on PBS Kids in 2005.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)

Original UK

release date

Episode number #
Salty'sSecret25 "Salty's Secret" September 16th, 2002 #01
Salty is dismayed when he is sent to work at the quarry.
HarveytotheRescue53 "Harvey to the Rescue" September 17th, 2002 #02
The engines tease Harvey for his unusual appearance, but he soon proves his worth.
NoSleepforCranky77 "No Sleep for Cranky" September 18th, 2002 #03
Cranky is in a worse mood than ever when he is stuck with Salty, Bill and Ben for the night.
ABadDayForHaroldTheHelicopter58 "A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter"
"A Bad Day for Harold"
September 19th, 2002 #04
Percy is stuck at a broken signal and Harold takes the mail all at once - with disastrous results.
ElizabeththeVintageLorry60 "Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry"
"Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Truck"
September 20th, 2002 #05
When Thomas breaks down near an old shed, he discovers a disused vintage lorry named Elizabeth.
TheFogman32 "The Fogman" September 23rd, 2002 #06
Ordinarily, Cyril, the fogman, warns the engines that there is fog ahead in Misty Valley, but The Fat Controller replaces him with a fog horn.
JackJumpsIn61 "Jack Jumps In" September 24th, 2002 #07
Jack the front loader is eager to be really useful, but soon learns his mistake.
AFriendinNeed52 "A Friend in Need" September 25th, 2002 #08
Jack tries to prove his worth after Ned nearly causes an accident with the bridge.
It'sOnlySnow13 "It's Only Snow" September 26th, 2002 #09
Thomas encounters trouble in the snow with his faulty snowplough.
TwinTrouble26 "Twin Trouble" September 27th, 2002 #10
Donald and Douglas fall out after an accident.
TheWorld'sStrongestEngine55 "The World's Strongest Engine" September 30th, 2002 #11
Diesel returns and tries to prove that diesels are stronger than steam engines.
ScaredyEngines14 "Scaredy Engines" October 1st, 2002 #12
Thomas teases Percy, but when they're sent to the Smelters to collect a special load Thomas gets his just desserts.
PercyandtheHauntedMine6 "Percy and the Haunted Mine" October 2nd, 2002 #13
Percy is spooked by a mine that sinks into the ground.
MiddleEngine10 "Middle Engine" October 3rd, 2002 #14
'Arry and Bert play tricks on Percy and James by shunting trucks in front of them.
JamesandtheRedBalloon63 "James and the Red Balloon" October 4th, 2002 #15
Thomas and James are scared a hot air balloon will steal their passengers.
JackFrost6 "Jack Frost" October 7th, 2002 #16
James is frightened when he sees a snowed-under Percy and mistakes him for Jack Frost.
GordonTakesaTumble69 "Gordon Takes a Tumble" October 8th, 2002 #17
Salty gives Gordon advice, but Gordon refuses to listen.
Percy'sChocolateCrunch48 "Percy's Chocolate Crunch" October 9th, 2002 #18
Percy complains when he is restricted to one washdown a day, but gets dirtier than ever when he takes a load to the chocolate factory.
BufferBother65 "Buffer Bother" October 10th, 2002 #19
Bill is jealous when Ben gets brand-new buffers.
TobyHadaLittleLamb55 "Toby Had a Little Lamb" October 11th, 2002 #20
Duck is unable to get to Farmer McColl's Field during winter, so Toby must rescue the lambs.
Thomas,PercyandtheSqueak37 "Thomas, Percy and the Squeak" October 14th, 2002 #21
Thomas is proud when he gets to transport the famous singer Alicia Botti instead of Percy, but soon learns his lesson.
ThomasandtheJetEngine "Thomas the Jet Engine"
"Thomas and the Jet Engines"
October 15th, 2002 #22
Gordon boasts about being the fastest engine on Sodor, but Thomas soon proves him wrong.
EdwardtheReallyUsefulEngine "Edward the Very Useful Engine"
"Edward the Really Useful Engine"
October 16th, 2002 #23
Edward is old, but that doesn't stop him from helping Gordon and Duck.
DunkinDuncan10 "Dunkin Duncan" October 17th, 2002 #24
Duncan gets too impatient at the incline and ends up falling into a muddy ditch.
RustySavestheDay42 "Rusty Saves the Day" October 18th, 2002 #25
Rusty helps mend Rheneas and Skarloey's line, with Elizabeth's help.
FaultyWhistles44"Faulty Whistles" October 21st, 2002 #26
Duncan loses his whistle and the replacement is very musical.

Songs

Characters

Characters introduced

Trivia

  • This was the first season of several things:
    • The first season filmed in 16:9 widescreen. However, most of the first six episodes were matted from full screen.
    • Phil Fehrle's first season as producer.
    • Peter Urie's first season as executive producer.
    • Abi Grant's first season as script editor.
    • The first season to feature Stephen Asquith as a director.
    • The first season to have more than two narrators.
    • The first season not dubbed in German, Greek, and Portuguese.
    • The first season the use a Proteus 3 to compose the music.
  • This was the last season of several things as well:
  • This season had its own special intro.
  • This season had the most narrators of any season.
  • From this season onwards, all stories were written by individuals on a writing staff.
  • In 2005, Michael Brandon re-dubbed some episodes with music composed by Robert Hartshorne on PBS Kids in the US.
  • In 2005, Michael Angelis re-narrated some episodes in the UK on Nick Jr.
  • Despite being made in 2002, this season was not broadcast on CITV until early 2003.
  • This is the only season of a couple of things:
    • The only season where Oliver appears without Toad (not counting music videos). It is also the only season where Oliver appears but has no lines.
    • The only season until Mark Moraghan's narration of Snow Tracks to use three narrators.
  • Fellow wikia user and Thomas fan Elliot K. Ward visited Shepperton Studios on Friday May 15th, 2002 during the production of Edward the Very Useful Engine, as organised by Phil Fehrle as his tour guide in the studio.

Promotion and Marketing

Opening Titles

Behind the Scenes

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