The third season of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends would have premiered between 1991-92 on citv in the UK and between 1992-93 on PBS in the US with later re-shown on the Fox Family channel and Sprout. Michael Angelis 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.


#a Title a #b Title b Airdate (UK) Airdate (US)
1a A Scarf for Percy 1b Percy's Promise 1991 1992
2a Gordon Goes Foreign 2b Time for Trouble 1991 1992
3a Gordon and the Famous Visitor 3b Thomas Gets Bumped 1991 1992
4a Thomas, Percy and the Dragon 4b Diesel Does It Again 1991 1992
5a Henry's Forest 5b The Trouble with Mud 1991 1992
6a No Joke for James 6b Thomas, Percy and the Mail Train 1991 1992
7a Trust Thomas 7b Edward and the Useful Party 1991 1992
8a Mavis 8b Toby's Tightrope 1991 1992
9a James Goes Buzz Buzz 9b All at Sea 1992 1993
10a One Good Turn 10b Tender Engines 1992 1993
11a Donald's Duck 11b Super Rescue 1992 1993
12a Escape! 12b Great Western 1992 1993
13a Little Western 13b Oliver Owns Up 1992 1993
14a Emily's New Coaches 14b Bear With Me 1992 1993
15a Bulgy 15b Heroes 1992 1993
16a Percy, James and the Fruitful Day 16b Daisy and the Porter 1992 1993


# Title Airdate (UK) Airdate (US) Airdate (JPN)
1 Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure (22 min special) 1992 1993 1992
2 Thomas and the UK Trip (Japan only) N/A N/A 1991

Featured Characters

Returning Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Little Boys
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Jeremiah Jobling (not named)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • Farmer Finney (cameo)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)

Characters Introduced

Rail and Non-Rail Vehicle Characters

  • Oliver
  • Emily
  • Big City Engine
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Bear
  • D199
  • Mavis
  • Toad
  • Isabel and Dulcie
  • Alice and Mirabel
  • Bulgy
  • Bulgy's Friend (mentioned)

Human Characters

  • The New Signalman
  • The Railway Foreman
  • The Quarry-master
  • The Porter (From Daisy and the Porter)


  • This is the first season to be narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK.
  • The episodes would have aired in order in US broadcasts.
  • Thomas, Percy and Toby would remain at the branch line sheds from this season onward. BoCo and Bear would take over Thomas and Percy's berths at Tidmouth Sheds in the second half of this season onward.
  • Donald and Douglas would have kept their nameplates on their smoke boxes during this season through the rest of the model series.
  • Daisy would retain her role in the TV Series adaption of Mavis as in the original Railway Series story.
  • BoCo and Percy would have roles in the TVS adaption of Super Rescue. They would have the same roles as their roles in GreatWesternLegacy's adaption of the story.
  • Emily would be introduced a few seasons earlier and would also gain a number 12 on her tender. George Carlin would have also given her a Scottish accent.
  • In Emily's New Coaches, James would replace Edward's role, Gordon would replace Percy's role, Daisy would tell Emily that Annie and Clarabel belong to Thomas, and Toby would have been stuck on the crossing as he was in the original script.
  • Emily would have major roles in Emily's New Coaches, Bear With Me, Daisy and the Porter and Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure.
  • Flying Scotsman would retain a larger role in Tender Engines.
  • Great Western would be based on the Sodor the Early Years story with the same name but in 4:30 min length. The story would start at 2:54 with Duck puffing along his branch line.
  • Little Western would be based on the Sodor the Early Years story with the same name but in 4:30 min length.
  • Emily would replace Thomas' role at the end of Percy, James and the Fruitful Day. Thomas would still retain his first role in the episode.
  • The cast of Daisy and the Porter would be Oliver, Toad, Emily, Daisy, BoCo, Bear and the porter.
  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure would have been an extended 24 minute episode. The US version would mostly use the UK script (despite the Sir Topham Hatt edits) with the holiday remaining Christmas.