Buster the Steamroller

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Buster the Steamroller

Buster the Steam Roller in "A Visit from Thomas"

Number 13
Class Steamroller
Livery Steamroller
Line Tidmouth-Barrow-in-Furness mainline
Built 1990 (he was experimental)
Builder Steamroller
Designers Sir Topham Hatt I and William Stainer
Date to Birth December 10, 1990
Date to Death July 6, 2011 (aged 20)
First Appearance A Visit from Thomas
Voice Actors Matt Wilkinson (UK)
William Hope (USA)

Buster is a simple steamroller who goes about his job with pride and content. What Buster lacks in imagination, he makes up for with heart, commitment and hard work, and is liked by all the machines, for his wonderful enthusiasm and kindness to help with everything. Kelly the Crane


Buster likes to think of himself as the "world's fastest steamroller", and often dreams of winning races. This came true when he won a race against Max and Monty on the newly completed Sodor Rally Track.


  • The Pack - A Visit From Thomas (does not speak), Percy's Scary Tale (Cameo), Thomas and the Moles, Percy Helps Out (cameo), The Tortoise and the hare


  • The Great Discovery

Buster should be able to reappear in the eighteenth season in full CGI.

He cuts appear in the sixteenth season for unknown reasons.

Voice Actors

  • Matt Wilkinson (UK)
  • William Hope (USA)


  • TOMY/Trackmaster
  • Take-N-Play (coming soon)


Counterparts (Thomas Version)

Counterparts (Jack and the Pack Version)

  • Duck (Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends)
  • Grampus (TUGS/Salty's Lighthouse)
  • Zack (Chuggington)
  • Baddeck or Nautilus (Theodore Tugboat)
  • Dan Jones (Shining Time Station)
  • Rotor the Walrus or Mighty the Armadillo (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Wario (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Mr. Smithers or Martin Prince, Jr. (The Simpsons)
  • Dr. Hartman (Family Guy)
  • Gabriel Friedman (The Cleveland Show)
  • Norwood or Paperboy (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Kermit the Frog (Sesame Street)
  • Galileo (Drawn to Life)

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