Character: Thomas the Tank Engine
Stuart was built in 1913 and arrived on Sodor in 1923 along with a tender engine named Fletcher. They worked with a magical tank engine called Lady (who arrived in 1910) and Stanley (who was built and arrived in 1932). They worked well until 1948, when the North Western Railway was sold to Sir Topham Hatt. Sir Topham Hatt purchased ten new engines (Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby, Duck, Donald, Douglas, Oliver, and Emily), and kept Stuart and Fletcher, who were renamed to Thomas and Edward. By the new beginning, Thomas developed a relationship with Emily. Stanley and Lady were withdrawn from service; Lady was put in a shed, and Stanley in a siding. In the early 1960's, four diesels were brought to help, to the steam engines' dismay. Of course, three of them turned out to be friendly, but the fourth was mean and nasty. In 1982, Emily broke up with Thomas for Henry, with a few mishaps along the way. However, came 2001, when Molly arrived, and Thomas fell madly in love. In 2002, Stanley was restored to service. Three years later, in 2005, trouble brewed on Sodor. Diesel 10 and Alfred were new engines, and plotted to destroy Lady (the source of Sodor) and Molly (unless she would be Alfred's girlfriend). Lady was back in service again, and Thomas stopped Diesel 10 by pushing him over a cliff. Alfred did the same to Thomas, but he fell too. After the mishap, Thomas was brought to Crovan's Gate along with Alfred, and Thomas was fully restored in September 2005.He works in the Shop in it's Series Along with Percy, Molly, Gordon, Charlie and Stepney
Thomas is happy and cheerful, but is sometimes cheeky and ahead of himself. He's also good at heart, but loves teasing the others and on occasion brags about his superiority, but is always brought down to earth in due course. If Thomas has one major character flaw, it's that he's forgetful, and slightly impatient. However, he's also optimistic and idealistic. Although their friendship has been turbulent at times, Percy is generally portrayed as Thomas' best friend.