The fourth season of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends would have premiered in late 1994 on citv for the UK and in early 1995 on PBS for the US with being re-shown on Fox Family and Sprout. Michael Angelis narrated all UK episodes with George Carlin narrating all US episodes. This season would have included 26 shows, but with a total of 52 story segments.


#a Title a #b Title b Airdate (UK) Airdate (US)
1a Granpuff 1b Bulldog 11/1/1994 4/15/1995
2a You Can't Win! 2b Sleeping Beauty 11/2/1994 4/15/1995
3a A Bad Day for Sir Handel 3b Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady 11/3/1994 4/22/1995
4a Four Little Engines 4b Rusty Helps Peter Sam 11/4/1994 4/22/1995
5a The Splendid and the Spluttering 5b Gusts! 11/7/1994 4/29/1995
6a The Lone Wolf 6b Thieves 11/8/1994 4/29/1995
7a Home At Last 7b Rock 'n' Roll 11/9/1994 5/6/1995
8a Special Funnel 8b Peter Sam Helps Out 11/10/1994 5/6/1995
9a Steam Roller 9b Little Old Twins 11/11/1994 5/13/1995
10a Passengers and Polish 10b The Gallant Old Engine 11/14/1994 5/13/1995
11a Rusty to the Rescue 11b Thomas & Stepney 11/15/1994 5/20/1995
12a Train Stops Play 12b Bowled Out 11/16/1994 5/20/1995
13a Henry and the Elephant 13b Toad Stands By 11/17/1994 5/27/1995
14a Bulls Eyes 14b Bear's Important Job 11/18/1994 5/27/1995
15a Fish 15b Mind That Bike 11/21/1994 6/3/1995
16a Stop Thief! 16b Triple-Header 11/22/1994 6/3/1995
17a BoCo's Trucks for Scrap 17b Old Groaner 11/23/1994 6/10/1995
18a Emily's Fundraising 18b Signal Failure 11/24/1994 6/10/1995
19a Mavis and the Lorry 19b Toby Takes the Road 11/25/1994 6/17/1995
20a Terence Takes a Bath 20b Special Attraction 11/28/1994 6/17/1995
21a Scrambled Eggs 21b What A Picture! 11/29/1994 6/24/1995
22a Trevor Helps Out 22b Down the Drain 11/30/1994 6/24/1995
23a Duck and the Guard 23b Edward and the River Rose 12/1/1994 7/1/1995
24a Better Safe Than Sorry 24b Bertie the Rail Bus 12/2/1994 7/1/1995
25a Oliver Gets the Bird 25b Thomas and the Special Letter 12/5/1994 7/8/1995
26a Diesel's Big Idea 26b Paint Pots and Queens 12/6/1994 7/8/1995

Featured Characters

Returning Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Emily
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Bear
  • Mavis
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Toad
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Little Boys
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Alice and Mirabel (do not speak)
  • Isabel and Dulcie (do not speak)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (not named)
  • Bulgy (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

  • Stepney
  • The Diesel
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Smudger
  • S. C. Ruffey
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Bulstrode
  • Talyllyn (mentioned)
  • Jinty and Pug (do not speak)
  • The Other Railway Engines (do not speak)
  • Other Mid Sodor Railway Engines (indirectly mentioned)

Human Characters

  • Mr. Percival
  • Tom Tipper
  • The Portly Man
  • The Crovan's Gate Policeman
  • The Dryaw Policeman
  • The Important Passenger
  • The Elsbridge Cricket Club
  • The Painter
  • The Tailor
  • Mid Sodor Manager
  • Mr. Hugh
  • Mr. Murphy
  • The Refreshment Lady
  • Nancy
  • The Enthusiasts (do not speak)
  • The BBC Television Producers (do not speak)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (does not speak)
  • The Elephant Caper (not named; does not speak)
  • Richard Robert Norramby (indirectly mentioned)


Main Trivia

  • The episodes would have aired in chronological order in UK and US airings.

North Western Railway Adaptions

  • The series would have remained on citv for the UK broadcast during the fourth and fifth seasons instead of moving to Cartoon Network (UK).
  • The episodes would have aired in chronological order in UK and US airings.
  • Callan Station would have been located on the Little Western instead of being on the Misty Valley Branch.
  • Toby's Windmill's themes for BoCo would have been heard during this season.

Skarloey Railway Adaptions

  • The Splendid and the Spluttering, Gusts!, The Lone Wolf and Thieves would be based off Trainz stories by the Trainz user ShunterProductions, but only the narrow gauge engines would be in their TV series liveries.
  • Mr. Percial would replace Sir Topham Hatt as controller of the Skarloey Railway.
  • Rheneas would be absent in Rusty Helps Peter Sam, Special Funnel and the ending of Passengers and Polish. Sir Handel would replace his cameo in the beginning of Rusty Helps Peter Sam. Rusty would replace his first cameo in Special Funnel and his cameo at the end of Passengers and Polish.
  • Sir Handel and Duncan would replace Skarloey and Rheneas at the end of Special Funnel when Peter Sam passes Rheneas Sheds.
  • The Skarloey Railway sets would have been redressed when used for the Mid Sodor sets, but redressed back before the production of the fifth season.
  • Toby's Windmill's themes for Rheneas, Sir Handel, Peter Sam and Duke would have been composed and heard during this season.
  • Thomas' role would be replaced by Emily in Rusty to the Rescue.

Story Adaptions

  • Emily's Fundraising - Based off the Trainz story "Fundraising Engine" from tardisrescue, but would use the Seasons 3-4 music instead of the new series music.
  • Terence Takes a Bath would have been added to the Toby, Trucks and Trouble story arc due to two of the stories from the book being adapted into one story for the TV series adaption.
  • Edward and the River Rose would be based on the magazine story of the same name. Emily, BoCo, Bear, Bill, Ben and Trevor would also make appearances in the TVS adaption.
  • Oliver Gets the Bird would be based on the annual story of the same name, except the TVS adaption would follow ShunterProductions' adaption of the story. Donald, Douglas, Toad, Alice, Mirabel, Isabel and Dulcie would also make appearances.
  • Thomas and the Special Letter would remain mostly the same, except Emily, Daisy and Bear would also make cameos during the engine parade in the beginning. Jinty would also replace Oliver in the scene where Thomas tells about his race with Bertie and crashes through the buffers.
  • Emily would have major roles in Rusty to the Rescue, Bear's Important Job, BoCo's Trucks for Scrap, Emily's Fundraising, Old Groaner, Signal Failure, Edward and the River Rose and Better Safe Than Sorry.