Terence the Tractor
Thomas and Friends character
First appearance

Tank Engine Thomas Again (The Railway Series)

“Thomas, Terence and the Snow” (Thomas and Friends)
Created by Rev. W. Awdry
Voiced by Tim Whitnall (UK/USA)
Nickname(s) Terry
Gender Male
Occupation Truck shunter
Title Tractor
Class Caterpillar Model Seventy
Line Knapford-Ffarquhar branch line

Terence the Tractor is a fictional anthropomorphic crawler tractor from The Railway Series of children’s books by the Rev. W. Awdry, and the spin-off TV series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

Terence first appeared in the Railway Series story “Thomas, Terence and the Snow” from the book Tank Engine Thomas Again (1949). In this story, he is portrayed with a widow’s peak – the guise that would be used as the basis for the TV series character.

Terence was teased about his caterpillar tracks by Thomas the Tank Engine when they both met each other for the first time. He laughs the joke off and gets back to business. He is slow but good enough – he can go anywhere, because of his caterpillar tracks. He becomes a good friend of Thomas after Terence helps Thomas out of a snow drift. (view photo).

Terence’s second appearance in The Railway Series comes in Christopher Awdry’s book Toby, Trucks and Trouble. In the story “Toby Takes the Road”, Terence had been brought in to help shunt trucks in Ffarquhar Yard while Percy was away dealing with the incident at the harbour involving Bulstrode. In the illustration showing Terence, Clive Spong depicted Terence with a rectangular face and no widow’s peak. This detail was reproduced on all the illustrator’s subsequent pictures of Terence in related publications.

Terence is the only named character in The Railway Series to have caterpillar tracks, although a nameless orange crane with caterpillar tracks is seen in C. Awdry's “Washout”.


  • Terence's theme is his theme from the Season 1 episode, Thomas, Terence and the Snow/Terence the Tractor.


  • Terence's model is on display at Drayton Manor, but his plough is broken.


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  1. Terence/3 Friends and Jerry
  2. Terence/Arry
  3. Terence/Arthur (TTTE) (Rheneas/Sunshine Version)
  4. Terence/Bertram
  5. Terence/Big City Engine
  6. Terence/Bill
  7. Terence/Bob the Builder (Fergus/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  8. Terence/Budgie the Little Helicopter (Percy/Ten Cents (Chrissy Oliver Style) (Version 2) Version)
  9. Terence/Bulgy
  10. Terence/Bulgy (Version 2)
  11. Terence/Byron
  12. Terence/Byron (Version 2)
  13. Terence/D261
  14. Terence/Dart
  15. Terence/Diesel
  16. Terence/Diesel (Version 2)
  17. Terence/Diesel (Version 3)
  18. Terence/Diesel 10
  19. Terence/Dodge
  20. Terence/Donald
  21. Terence/Douglas
  22. Terence/Duke (Jack and the Pack/Warrior Version)
  23. Terence/Edward
  24. Terence/Elizabeth
  25. Terence/Emily
  26. Terence/Emma Goodall
  27. Terence/Family Guy
  28. Terence/Fergus
  29. Terence/Fergus (Version 2)
  30. Terence/George
  31. Terence/George (Version 2)
  32. Terence/Gordon
  33. Terence/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version)
  34. Terence/Hank (Lorry 1/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  35. Terence/Harold
  36. Terence/Harry Potter
  37. Terence/Henry
  38. Terence/Henry (Version 2)
  39. Terence/Jack and the Pack
  40. Terence/Jack and the Pack (Version 2)
  41. Terence/Jack the Front Loader and Friends
  42. Terence/James
  43. Terence/James (Version 2)
  44. Terence/Jeremy
  45. Terence/Mario
  46. Terence/Max
  47. Terence/Molly
  48. Terence/Monty
  49. Terence/Noddy's Toyland Advantures
  50. Terence/O.J
  51. Terence/Oliver
  52. Terence/Patrick
  53. Terence/Percy
  54. Terence/Percy (Diesel and Bert/Bert 2 Version)
  55. Terence/Percy (Version 2)
  56. Terence/Percy (Version 3)
  57. Terence/Postman Pat (Lorry 1/Stepney Version)
  58. Terence/Puffa
  59. Terence/Rheneas
  60. Terence/Rheneas And Friends
  61. Terence/Rosie & Jim
  62. Terence/Rosie (Version 2)
  63. Terence/Rosie The Lavender Tank Engine and Friends Version 2
  64. Terence/Rusty
  65. Terence/Salty
  66. Terence/Scruff
  67. Terence/Shining Time Station
  68. Terence/Sidney (Version 3)
  69. Terence/Sir Handel
  70. Terence/Skarloey
  71. Terence/Skipper & Skeeto
  72. Terence/Snow White
  73. Terence/Sonic
  74. Terence/South Park
  75. Terence/Spencer
  76. Terence/Splatter
  77. Terence/Stafford
  78. Terence/Stephen Hatt
  79. Terence/Sunshine
  80. Terence/TUGS
  81. Terence/TUGS (Henry and Duck/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  82. Terence/TUGS (Lorry 1/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  83. Terence/TUGS (Lorry 1/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version) VHS Videos
  84. Terence/TUGS (Version 2)
  85. Terence/TUGS (Version 3)
  86. Terence/Teletubbies: The Lion and the Bear
  87. Terence/Ten Cents (Chrissy Oliver Style)
  88. Terence/Ten Cents the Tugboat and Friends
  89. Terence/The Angry Policeman
  90. Terence/The Barber
  91. Terence/The Fairly Oddparents
  92. Terence/The Little Engine That Could
  93. Terence/The Little Engine That Could (Dash/Sunshine Version)
  94. Terence/The Little Engine That Could (Henry and Duck/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  95. Terence/The Little Engine That Could (Version 2)
  96. Terence/The Simpsons
  97. Terence/The Simpsons (Henry and Duck/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  98. Terence/Theodore Tugboat (Tom Tipper/Ten Cents (Chrissy Oliver Style) Version)
  99. Terence/Theodore the Tugboat and Friends (Theodore Tugboat/Thomas Episodes Version)
  100. Terence/Thomas
  101. Terence/Thomas (Dash/Sunshine Version)
  102. Terence/Thomas (Fergus/Sunshine Version)
  103. Terence/Thomas (Henry and Duck/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version) Version)
  104. Terence/Thomas (Version 2)
  105. Terence/Thomas (Version 3)
  106. Terence/Thomas (Version 4)
  107. Terence/Thomas 2
  108. Terence/Toby
  109. Terence/Toby (Version 2)
  110. Terence/Toby (Version 3)
  111. Terence/Tom Tipper
  112. Terence/Trevor
  113. Terence/Trevor 2
  114. Terence/Victor (Sir Handel/Sunshine Version)
  115. Terence/Whiff (Douglas/Sunshine Version)
  116. Terence/Zorran


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