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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.

Episodes

#Ep #a Title a #b Title b Airdate (UK) Airdate (US)
31 1a A Scarf for Percy 1b Percy's Promise 11/2/1991 10/3/1992
32 2a Gordon Goes Foreign 2b Time for Trouble 11/9/1991 10/10/1992
33 3a Gordon & the Famous Visitor 3b Thomas Gets Bumped 11/16/1991 10/17/1992
34 4a Thomas, Percy & the Dragon 4b Diesel Does It Again 11/23/1991 10/24/1992
35 5a Henry's Forest 5b The Trouble with Mud 11/30/1991 11/7/1992
36 6a No Joke for James 6b Thomas, Percy & the Mail Train 12/7/1991 11/14/1992
37 7a Trust Thomas 7b Edward, Trevor & the Garden Party 12/14/1991 11/21/1992
38 8a Tramway Occupations 8b Toby's Tightrope 12/21/1991 11/28/1992
39 9a James Goes Buzz Buzz 9b All at Sea 1/4/1992 1/2/1993
40 10a One Good Turn 10b Tender Engines 1/11/1992 1/9/1993
41 11a Donald's Duck 11b Super Rescue 1/18/1992 1/16/1993
42 12a Escape! 12b Great Western 1/25/1992 1/23/1993
43 13a Little Western 13b Oliver Owns Up 2/1/1992 1/30/1993
44 14a Emily's New Coaches 14b Bear With Me 2/8/1992 2/6/1993
45 15a Bulgy 15b Heroes 2/15/1992 2/13/1993
46 16a James & Percy's Fruitful Day 16b Daisy and the Porter 2/22/1992 2/20/1993

Specials

# 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 1991

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)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • 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
  • The Foreign 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)

Adaptions

  • 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.
  • Daisy would retain her role in the TV Series adaption of Mavis as in the original Railway Series story.
  • Mavis (episode) would be re-titled Tramway Occupations.
  • Flying Scotsman would retain a larger role in Tender Engines and would have been recycled from Gordon's pilot model.
  • Great Western would be based on the Sodor the Early Years story but the story would start when the engines are waiting to meet Oliver.
  • Little Western would be based on the Sodor the Early Years story with the same name.
  • Emily would have major roles in Emily's New Coaches, Bear With Me, Daisy and the Porter and Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure.
  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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 Emily would take over Thomas and Percy's berths at Tidmouth Sheds in the second half of this season onward.
  • Last season to be shown on Shining Time Station for US broadcasts.
  • Donald and Douglas would have kept their nameplates on their smoke boxes during this season through the rest of the model series.
  • 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.