The second season of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends would have premiered in 1986 on citv in the UK and in 1991 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 15 episodes, but a total of 30 short story segments.


  1. A Cow on the Line/Bertie's Chase
  2. Saved from Scrap/Old Iron
  3. A New Friend for Trevor/Percy and the Signal
  4. Duck Takes Charge/Percy Proves a Point
  5. Double Trouble/The Runaway
  6. Better Late Than Never/Drip Tank
  7. Percy Takes the Plunge/Pop Goes the Diesel
  8. Diesel's Devious Deeds/A Close Shave for Duck
  9. Hello Twins/The Missing Coach
  10. Donald and Douglas/The Deputation
  11. Thomas Comes to Breakfast/Daisy
  12. Percy's Predicament/The Diseasel
  13. Wrong Road/Edward's Exploit
  14. Percy's Ghostly Trick/Woolly Bear
  15. Thomas and the Important Visitor/Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree

Featured Characters

Returning Characters

  • 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

  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Jem Cole
  • The Barber
  • Sam the Farmer
  • Father Christmas (does not speak)
  • Percy's Ghost Engine (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.

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