The second season of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends would have premiered in 1990 on citv in the UK and in 1992 on PBS in the US with later re-shown on the Fox Family channel and Sprout. Ringo Starr narrated all UK episodes with George Carlin narrating all US episodes. This season would have included 16 shows, but a total of 32 story segments.


#Ep #a Title a #b Title b Airdate (UK) Airdate (US)
15 1a A Cow On the Line 1b Bertie's Chase 9/1/1990 1/4/1992
16 2a Saved From Scrap 2b A New Friend for Trevor 9/8/1990 1/11/1992
17 3a Old Iron 3b Percy and the Signal 9/15/1990 1/18/1992
18 4a Duck Takes Charge 4b Percy Proves a Point 9/22/1990 1/25/1992
19 5a Double Trouble 5b The Runaway 9/29/1990 2/1/1992
20 6a Better Late Than Never 6b Drip Tank 10/6/1990 2/8/1992
21 7a Pop Goes the Diesel 7b Diesel's Devious Deeds 10/13/1990 2/15/1992
22 8a Diesel Gets it Wrong 8b A Close Shave for Duck 10/20/1990 2/22/1992
23 9a Hello Twins 9b The Missing Coach 10/27/1990 2/29/1992
24 10a Donald and Douglas 10b The Deputation 11/3/1990 3/7/1992
25 11a Thomas Comes to Breakfast 11b Highly Sprung Railcar 11/10/1990 3/14/1992
26 12a Percy's Predicament 12b Railcar and Tank Engine 11/17/1990 3/21/1992
27 13a Percy's Ghostly Trick 13b Woolly Bear 11/24/1990 3/28/1992
28 14a Percy Takes the Plunge 14b The Diseasel 12/1/1990 4/4/1992
29 15a Wrong Road 15b Edward's Exploit 12/8/1990 4/11/1992
30 16a The Important Visitor 16b Missing Christmas Tree 12/15/1990 12/12/1992


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Jeremiah Jobling
  • Mrs. Kyndley
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • Farmer Finney (cameo)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)

Characters Introduced

Rail and Non Rail Vehicles

  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Percy's Ghost Engine (does not speak)
  • Butch (cameo)


  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Jem Cole
  • The Barber
  • Sam the Farmer
  • Father Christmas (does not speak)
  • The Naughty Boys (do not speak)
  • The Careless Cleaner (does not speak)
  • The Lady with the Floppy Green Hat (does not speak)
  • The Enthusiasts (do not speak)
  • The Ffarquhar Stationmaster and his Family (does not speak/cameo)
  • The Firelighter (mentioned)


  • George Carlin would have been the only US narrator with Ringo Starr's narrations being exclusive to English speaking parts of Europe and Australia.
  • The episodes would have aired in order in US broadcasts.
  • This season would have used the models, sets, lighting and music from Season 3.
  • The restored openings would have retained "The Tank Engine" in the title with the restored versions also retaining the original end credits with the still picture from the last scene of the episode.
  • All US versions would use the Season 3 intro and credits.
  • Donald and Douglas would have no errors of their nameplates being on or off in the wrong scene or episode.
  • A New Friend for Thomas would be re-titled A New Friend for Trevor due to Trevor being the main character of the episode and not Thomas.
  • Daisy and Henrietta would be present at the Christmas party in Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree.
  • Butch would be introduced as a background character in this season, but will get his first speaking role in the alternate version of the fifth season episode, Horrid Lorry.
  • Daisy (episode) would have been re-titled Highly Sprung Railcar.
  • Diesel Gets it Wrong would have been written and adapted to resolve Diesel getting sent packing due to his conflict against Duck.
  • Railcar and Tank Engine would have been written and adapted to resolve Thomas after returning home from the works and Daisy after redeeming herself.