Alfie is an enthusiastic excavator. He is Jack's best friend.


Thomas & Friends

Alfie works for the Sodor Construction Company; he loves working hard and handles even the toughest of jobs very well with ease.

Alfie helped save a cat and her kittens one day after being teased by Max and Monty about his size. He was also working with Percy at Maithwaite Forest on Halloween night when Kelly told everyone a scary story about a one-eyed truck. Later, he was saved by Byron when he almost sank into a muddy hole. When Max and Monty carelessly crashed into the lightning tree, he, Oliver and Kelly hold the tree up while Jack goes to fetch the props and the tree is saved. He later helped with the restoration of Great Waterton and helped erect a bandstand in the town.

He later helped with the construction of the Harwick Branch Line along with Jack, Oliver, Max and Monty and later attended the line's ceremony.

Later he, Jack, Oliver, Max and Monty were working on Thomas' Branch Lineand he, Oliver and Jack helped cleared the branch line at the Rail Under Road Bridge and Signalbox after Max and Monty dumped their loads on the line.


Alfie is a friendly machine who gets on well with his work and never minds getting dirty or mucky during jobs. He always views his work as fun, though he easily gets seasick.

Technical Details


Alfie's exact basis is currently unknown.


Alfie is painted green with his number painted on his sides and on the back of his cab in white.


Thomas & Friends

  • Series 6- Jack Jump In & A friend in Need
  • Jack & The Sodor Construction Company- A Visit From Thomas, Jack Own Up, Percy Scary Tale (Does Not Speak), Kelly Windy Day (Cameo), A Happy Day For Percy, A Tale For Thomas, Thomas & Moles (Does Not Speak), Thomas Trusty Friend', Alfie Has Kitten & Glorious Mud (Does Not Speak)
  • Series 12- Percy & The Bandstand (Does Not Speak)
  • Series 20- Mucking About
  • Series 24- Thomas & The Royal Engine (Cameo)

Alfie had a role in the cancelled episodes, Bossy Byron, The Importance of Being Patrick, Jack and the Quack, Alfie Has a Secret, Isobella Gets Steamed, and Grass is Greener.


  • 2006- Jack Favourite Pack
  • 2008- The Great Discovery (Does Not Speak)
  • 2015- Sodor Legend Lost Treasure

Music Videos

  • Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - The Work Song and One Friendly Family
  • The Great Discovery - There's a Job for Everyone, Where, oh Where is Thomas? and Thomas, You're the Leader
  • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure - We Make a Team Together
  • The Great Race - You Can Only Be You (fantasy; model only)
  • Series 23 - Lorenzo's Song and The Sodor Construction Crew


  • 2019 - Meet Gina of Italy (cameo), Meet the Sodor Construction Company! and Meet Ester of Italy! (cameo)


  • 2006 - Jack, May the Best Engine Win! and Thomas' Sticker Express
  • 2007 - Alfie and Thomas' Giant Coloring Book
  • 2008 - Thomas and the Great Discovery
  • 2009 - Thomas the Tank Engine Owner's Workshop Manual, Thomas to the Rescue! and Watch Me Draw Thomas & Friends
  • 2010 - Hero of the Rails (cameo) and Movie Theater
  • 2011 - Alfie the Excavator, Jack the Front Loader, Runaway Engine! and The Big Book of Engines
  • 2012 - Copy the Stickers Colouring Book and Full Steam Ahead!
  • 2015 - A Really Useful Engine, Pirate Treasure, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: Sticker Activity Book, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Storybook (cameo), Thomas' New Friend and Thomas Takes a Vacation
  • 2016 - 6-Movie Coloring Collection (cameo)

Magazine stories

  • 2012 - Jack's Tracks!
  • 2014 - Jack's Tracks

Video Games

  • 2007 - DVD Bingo
  • 2008 - Begins Educational Learning
  • 2017 - Read and Play!

Voice Actors


  • His shovel can be removed and replaced with a jackhammer attachment, like Oliver's.
  • Alfie has had a few modifications throughout the television series. These include:
    • The Great Discovery:
      • The windscreen wipers above his face disappeared.
    • Series 12:
      • He lost the freckles on his face.
    • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure:
      • He increased in size.
      • The colour of his alloys changed from cream to grey, like Jack's.
      • His shovel now has three teeth instead of five.
      • His cab-side window was split in two sections.
  • A semi-complete face mask of Alfie was preserved by the Top Props preservation group.
  • In Mines of Mystery, it is revealed that Alfie gets seasick on boat rides, complete with a slightly green face after he hit the shore. Due to this, he is the first vehicle character with seasickness.


  • ERTL (discontinued)
  • Take-Along (discontinued)
  • Take-n-Play (discontinued)
  • Wooden Railway (discontinued)
  • TrackMaster (Canada only; discontinued)
  • My Thomas Story Library (discontinued)
  • Nakayoshi (discontinued)
  • Capsule Plarail
  • Pocket Fantasy (discontinued)
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