Henry is a Bright Green Tender engine and has the number 3 painted on the sides of his tender. He was previously a member of the Steam Team.


The Railway Series

Henry's precise origins are uncertain. The story goes that he was built from drawings stolen from Sir Nigel Gresley at Doncaster about 1919 by an anonymous locomotive builder who held a grudge against him and desired to steal a march on him. His spy, however, blundered and took the wrong drawings; they were for an experimental engine, but were supposed to be for the new "Pacific" locomotives Gresley was designing at the time. The thief realised his mistake too late and Henry was built, with many resulting flaws and a superficial likeness to Gresley's Pacifics.

The thief was delighted to unload his "White Elephant" on to the first desperate customer who came along - The Fat Controller. He had intended to buy a Robinson "Atlantic" of the Great Central Railway, but was tricked into purchasing Henry in 1968 instead and had no choice but to keep him due to the railway being desperate for locomotives.

Henry was vain and stopped in the Ballahoo Tunnel and refused to come out, citing that his paintwork would be spoiled by the rain. After several attempts to move him failed, he was bricked up in the tunnel until Gordon broke down while pulling the Express. As Edward was unable to move the train himself, the Fat Controller offered to let Henry out of the tunnel to help. Henry eagerly accepted.

Henry performed very well and the Fat Controller promised him a new coat of paint, since Henry's existing paintwork had been spoiled more by his stay in the tunnel than it would have been by the rain. Henry asked to be painted blue like Edward. However, many people confused him with Gordon, to the bigger engine's annoyance. The matter was worsened after a trip to the Works when Henry was given spares of Gordon's buffers. Sometime before 1975, Henry, when again offered new paint, chose green and so ended the Gordon/Henry confusion.

Unfortunately, Henry was to suffer humiliation when he was hosed with water by an elephant he frightened. After Gordon and James had suffered humiliations of their own (and all three had become thoroughly fed up having to do their own shunting and fetch their own coaches), the big engines went on strike. The Fat Controller naturally disapproved of this nonsense and locked them up in the shed for several days, leaving them miserable. However, they were let out again after promising to work hard.

The poor engine and his system, which was already finicky at best due to design flaws, never really recovered from his stay in the tunnel. Henry developed steaming problems, which he complained about constantly, though he found little sympathy, especially when it caused him to run late.

A period came when the Main Line engines were supplied with a poor delivery of coal and Henry had a very difficult time of it indeed. He had strength to pull trains only sporadically, in spite of numerous parts replacements. At last, the Fat Controller looked into it personally and asked for the opinion of Henry's fireman, who told him about the poor coal and Henry's firebox being too small to burn it efficiently. The fireman also suggested purchasing the high-grade Welsh coal used on the Great Western Railway. Sir Topham Hatt agreed to purchasing some in order to give Henry "a fair chance".

When the Welsh coal came, Henry's performance vastly improved, such that he was comparable to Gordon. He continued to use the coal until he had a collision with a goods train at Killdane while pulling The Flying Kipper and was sent to Crewe to be rebuilt in 1975. Henry met a large black steam engine, who helped keep him company during his time in the workshop. The rebuild approximately took three months. Henry was rebuilt into a Stanier 5MT, of which Henry chose the design after being inspired by the engine he met. (Sir Topham Hatt had connections with Sir William Stanier, so this is likely the reason he managed to get Henry rebuilt so quickly).

After returning, with his new “Black Five” form, Henry was able to pull trains more easily under his own strength, and was added to the rotation for the Express and pulled it so well that he made Gordon jealous. Gordon tried to get even by rudely criticising Henry for whistling loudly at stations, but he had to eat his words later that day after his own whistle valve jammed open. Some time later, Henry was taking a slow train. As he passed under a bridge, three boys he had assumed to be railfans dropped stones onto him and his coaches. He paid them out on his return journey by "sneezing" ashes that collected in his smokebox at them.

When Queen Elizabeth II was due to visit Sodor in 1953, Henry (justifiably) assumed that he was the Fat Controller's choice to pull the Royal Train. But the day before, while he was idling at the station, his smoke blinded a painter, who fell along with his paint pot onto Henry. The paint splashed over Henry's boiler and as painting over it would take too long, Gordon was given the job instead.

When Duck arrived in 1989 to take over Percy's duties as station pilot, Henry, along with Gordon and James, teased him and tried to give him orders, as they had been doing to Percy. With Percy's help, Duck blocked the big engines from entering the shed. The Fat Controller arrived and told the two tank engines off for causing a disturbance. Henry and the others laughed - until the Fat Controller shouted for silence and told them that they had been worse, as they had made the disturbance. He told them that Duck was right - he, Sir Topham Hatt, is in charge and he gives the orders; Henry respected Duck more after that.

Sometime after this period, Henry gained a Fowler tender for unknown reasons. By this time, Henry once acted rudely with the engines at Barrow-in-Furness while in the middle of a conversation with Percy, calling him and them: "silly things" and challenging Percy's statement that he did not fear water. Percy retaliated by reminding Henry about his stay in the tunnel, but Percy was shown wrong when he accidentally ended up smokebox-first in the sea at Knapford Harbour. When Percy was to be sent at the works the next day, Henry ridiculed Percy; telling him that he would be braver the next time he plunged into the sea, but Percy was quite determined that there would not be a next time.

Henry would then later accompany the engines to England.

Henry's good opinion of Duck would be briefly spoilt in 1991. He and the other main line engines were growing very tired of Duck's incessant talk about the Great Western Railway following City of Truro's visit. A diesel sent to the island on trial quickly developed a grudge against Duck and spread nasty stories about the main line engines to the trucks, stories he falsely claimed that Duck had told him. Furious at being called "Old Square Wheels", Henry joined Gordon and James in barring Duck from the shed just like what Duck and Percy had done previously. He felt sorry a few days later when he became the next target of Diesel's slander and when Duck returned after preventing an accident, Henry cheered for him loudly.

When Gordon started feeling depressed in 1998, Henry, who thought Gordon was just moaning and groaning, teased him and told him he should get a wash-out and would feel much better. When Gordon's brother Flying Scotsman visited Sodor, Henry was jealous of the visitor's second tender. Duck and Donald explained and while Henry took the point he still was vain enough to want an additional tender. Deciding to bring Henry down to earth, Duck told the big engine that he had in his possession not one, but six spare tenders, which, as a tank engine, he had no need of. Henry accepted and all the engines waited to see him go past. But instead of a splendid sight, the tenders were old, rusted and full of boiler sludge! Gordon mocked him with a comment about wash-outs.

Henry was so frustrated that the day after 7101 and 199 arrived on trial, he became so hot that his regulator fused wide open and his driver had to use the reverser to control him. On his return journey (no train), he stopped at a signal box next to 199, who had a train of oil tankers. The signalman told them that 199, who he nicknamed "Spamcan", had failed and that he needed to be moved out of the way to clear the line for the "Limited". Henry pulled the train clear, but shortly afterwards, 7101's ejector failed and the "Limited" ground to a halt. Henry then volunteered to help move both trains. Luckily all he had to do for 7101 was keep the vacuum brakes off, but it was still hard work. The cavalcade made it to a station where Flying Scotsman waited to take the coaches and Donald to take the goods. Henry brought 7101 to the Works afterwards and cheered for the arrival of Oliver several days later.

Later, when Gordon needed new tubes, Henry pulled the express, but soon fell ill as well. This left the job of the express to Thomas, Percy and Duck. A while later, Henry had to pull an extra long Flying Kipper and Duck had to help him up Gordon's Hill, but due to a tail-lamp falling off the rear van, Duck accidentally crashed into the train.

Henry also had a problem with his fire after disagreeing with James on the colour of red paint, but said nothing more after the event where he broke his tender coupling and was separated from his tender.

In 2001, Henry complained to Thomas the time that the Viaduct had gone under repairs, when Thomas became impatient with his connection between the main line engines and his branch line. Henry also had a late start a few times when Thomas had run away and when he had a leak in his piston rods.

In 2004, when Gordon accidentally blew ashes when his smokebox was clogged, Henry suggested that Gordon should have a good "sneeze," but Gordon reminded Henry that The Fat Controller did not like Henry's sneeze. He also pulled the express when Gordon slipped on the icy rails and befriended Pip and Emma.

When Thomas had been invited to the Great Railway Show, he was angry that he was not chosen and later teased Percy that Thomas was old enough to become a museum piece.

Unfortunately for Henry, he had to go back to the Works for an overhaul in 2006. He had many problems and even had an overcoat of red paint on him! The other engines did Henry's jobs (including pulling the Flying Kipper) while he was away.

He later fretted over the Golden Jubilee despite Duck, Daisy, James and Donald trying to cheer him up.

Thomas & Friends

In the TV series, Henry loved visiting the forest. Because of how much he loves it, he helped to replant trees after it was destroyed by a storm.

He also has had to go back to the Works on several occasions, such as when his tubes were leaking and after he had an accident with some trucks. But the reason most often given for Henry's poor state is that he needed special coal again, even though this was corrected in the first series. This error began with the tenth series episode Toby's Afternoon Off and has been fixed as of King of the Railway as Toby stated that the fact that Henry needed special coal was fixed years ago. The last time Henry was stated to need special coal was in the fifteenth series.

During one winter, he was tasked with working with Spencer to deliver trucks to Vicarstown. But Spencer teased him by making him think there was an abominable snowman on Sodor. After they had delivered their trucks, they both saw a strange white figure stumbling around on the tracks in front of them. Thinking it was the abominable snowman, Spencer tried to run away, but his valves burst, so Henry stood his ground and tried to make the snowman go away. Luckily, it was only the Fat Controller who ended up running into trouble in the heavy snow.

One night, he saw Sailor John and Skiff rolling along the line and got a big fright, thinking Skiff was a ghost ship. Some of the engines teased him about it, even though he insisted the boat was real. 

In the twentieth series, Henry had to pull the express for Gordon while he was having his firebox cleaned in the morning. He was initially hesitant but enjoyed himself, especially after the passengers stated he was much friendlier than Gordon. Later, Henry was having a repaint at the Steamworks when Kevin gave him the wrong paint. Henry puffed into the night, his new paintwork glowing in the dark, causing his friends to think they had seen a ghost train. The Fat Controller realised that Henry had the wrong paint and told him to return to the Steamworks for some proper green paint, while praising Henry for being the only engine working as all the others were too scared to come out of the shed.

Henry would later go to The Mainland and be a part of The Great Railway Show, competing in the Strongest Engine Race. After the race, he met up with the other engines and informed them that he came in fifth. Philip congratulated him, only for Henry to reveal that there were only five engines. 

In Journey Beyond Sodor, Henry was due to go back to the Mainland with a goods train. However, a faulty signal caused him to crash into the back of Hiro's train. After being rescued by the Breakdown Train, the Fat Controller arranged James to take his train while Henry is being repaired. However, Thomas ended up taking the train before James could and James only went when Thomas did not return. At the end of the film, Henry was fully repaired and returned to the sheds while the others finished singing The Most Important Thing is Being Friends, to which he asked, "What did I miss?"

Sometime after Tidmouth Sheds was mended from James' accident and after Nia came to Sodor, Henry was relocated to Vicarstown Sheds with Rosie per his request, with Rebecca taking Henry's place at Tidmouth Sheds.


Henry is generally well-behaved, but is sometimes arrogant. Henry is at heart, a very hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work. His illnesses almost always have something to do with his boiler.

In the television series, Henry has been portrayed with a much kinder and softer personality. He has been shown as a nature-lover as evidenced in Henry's Forest. This personality carried on throughout the more recent seasons with Henry being occasionally a tree-hugging engine too as he tried to prevent the tall pine tree and the wishing tree from being cut down.

In the newer seasons, Henry is portrayed as not too bright and sometimes really worrisome, as shown in multiple episodes. This worrisome personality was also featured in The Adventure Begins, which greatly contrasts to the original version of The Sad Story of Henry. He has shown instances when he was either moody, arrogant and vain, but proud, strong and witty, much like the earlier seasons.

Henry is the most likely to be respectful to smaller engines such as Edward, Percy, Thomas, and Toby on a regular basis. He does not frequently antagonize his fellow engines, and usually shows remorse for his actions.


Henry's history is unusual. The Fat Controller had intended to buy a Robinson Atlantic of the Great Central Railway, but was swindled and instead received Henry. He was built from rejected plans for Sir Nigel Gresley's A1. The plans were stolen from Gresley by an anonymous rival. The resulting engine had a superficial likeness to Gordon, but aesthetics were as far as this went. Henry in this shape developed performance issues from flaws in the design, compounded by his stay in the tunnel. Henry was a bad steamer: with good-quality coal he could get enough heat to make plenty of steam, but when there was a poor lot delivered, his undersized firebox could not hold enough coal to make a proper fire. On advice from Henry's fireman, the Fat Controller ordered high-grade Welsh Coal, which made an appreciable difference in Henry's performance. When Henry suffered an accident and severe damage that winter, the opportunity was taken to send him to Crewe, where he was rebuilt an LMS Stanier 5MT "Black Five" 4-6-0. After "The Eight Famous Engines," Henry's LMS Stanier 5MT tender was replaced by a Fowler tender.

In the television series, Henry has always had a one-window cab with an LNER-style tender. The main difference between his shapes was removed splashers, green supports added to his smokebox, and a Belpaire firebox replacing his original tapered firebox. This was done to ease the changeover to his "Black Five"-esque appearance. However, Henry kept his parallel boiler instead of the tapered one that the Black Fives had. He later regained a full set of wheel splashers in Season 2 onwards.

Eighteen members of the class have survived into preservation. Two class members, 44781 and 44871, were used to haul the Fifteen Guinea Special on August 11, 1968. 44871 has survived into preservation whereas sister engine 44781 was purchased for use in the film, The Virgin Soldiers, and was scrapped after being used in a train scene disguised as a continental locomotive.


Henry is painted in the North Western Railway's green livery with red lining on his boiler, splashers, firebox, cylinders, tender and cab, with yellow lining on the cab window. His tender has the number "3" painted in yellow with red lining.

He was repainted in NWR sky blue with red and yellow lining at the end of "The Three Railway Engines" and remained so until the beginning of Troublesome Engines, when he was given back his own livery to avoid him being too similar to Gordon. In "Henry and the Express", he was briefly painted red-orange as an undercoat before his standard green coat was applied. In Henry in the Dark, he was accidentally painted with a glow in the dark green livery.

In the Railway Series, he carries two builder's plates on the sides of his cab.

Voice Actors

The Railway Series

  • The Three Railway Engines - Edward's Day Out (cameo), The Sad Story of Henry and Edward, Gordon and Henry
  • Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas' Train (does not speak) and Thomas and the Breakdown Train (mentioned)
  • James the Red Engine - James and the Express (does not speak)
  • Tank Engine Thomas Again - Thomas and the Guard
  • Troublesome Engines - Henry and the Elephant, Tenders and Turntables, Trouble in the Shed (does not speak) and Percy Runs Away
  • Henry the Green Engine - Coal, The Flying Kipper, Gordon's Whistle, Percy and the Trousers and Henry's Sneeze
  • Gordon the Big Engine - Off the Rails and Paint Pots and Queens
  • Edward the Blue Engine - Cows and Old Iron (cameo)
  • Four Little Engines - Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady
  • Percy the Small Engine - Percy and the Signal (cameo) and Duck Takes Charge
  • The Eight Famous Engines - Percy Takes the Plunge and The Fat Controller's Engines
  • Duck and the Diesel Engine - Pop Goes the Diesel (not seen), Dirty Work and A Close Shave (does not speak)
  • The Little Old Engine - Little Old Twins (cameo)
  • The Twin Engines - Hullo Twins!, The Missing Coach, Break Van (mentioned) and The Deputation
  • Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine - Bowled Out
  • Main Line Engines - Buzz, Buzz, Wrong Road (mentioned) and Edward's Exploit
  • Small Railway Engines - Ballast (mentioned)
  • Enterprising Engines - Tenders for Henry, Super Rescue and Little Western (does not speak)
  • Oliver the Western Engine - Resource and Sagacity
  • Really Useful Engines - Fish and Triple-Header (does not speak)
  • James and the Diesel Engines - Old Stuck-Up, Crossed Lines, Fire-Engine and Deep Freeze (does not speak)
  • Great Little Engines - Patience is a Virtue (mentioned)
  • More About Thomas the Tank Engine - The Runaway (mentioned), Better Late Than Never and Drip Tank (mentioned)
  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine - High-Speed Gordon (does not speak), Smokescreen and Gordon Proves His Point (cameo)
  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show - Museum Piece and Not the Ticket (does not speak)
  • Thomas Comes Home - Washout!
  • Henry and the Express - Out of Puff, Overhaul, Sliding Scales (mentioned) and Henry Sees Red
  • Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines - Birdstrike and Golden Jubilee
  • Thomas and his Friends - Buffer Bashing, Gordon's Fire Service and Centenary (does not speak)

Companion Volumes

  • 1972 - The Railway Series: Surprise Packet (does not speak)
  • 1976 - Famous Engines and Railway Map of the Island of Sodor
  • 1984 - Thomas's Christmas Party
  • 1986 - Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
  • 1987 - The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways (mentioned)
  • 2005 - Sodor: Reading Between the Lines (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 1 - Thomas and Gordon (cameo), Edward and Gordon (cameo), The Sad Story of Henry, Edward, Gordon and Henry, Thomas' Train, Thomas and the Trucks (does not speak), Thomas and the Breakdown Train (does not speak), James and the Express, Thomas and the Guard, Tenders and Turntables, Trouble in the Shed (does not speak), Percy Runs Away, Coal, The Flying Kipper, Whistles and Sneezes, Off the Rails and Thomas' Christmas Party
  • Series 2 - Cows, Old Iron (cameo), Percy and the Signal (cameo), Duck Takes Charge, Percy and Harold (stock footage cameo), The Runaway (does not speak), Percy Takes the Plunge, Pop Goes the Diesel, Dirty Work, A Close Shave (does not speak), Better Late Than Never, Break Van (cameo), The Deputation, Edward's Exploit and Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree (does not speak)
  • Series 3 - A Scarf for Percy, Gordon and the Famous Visitor (cameo), Thomas, Percy and the Dragon(does not speak), Henry's Forest, The Trouble with Mud (does not speak), No Joke for James, Thomas, Percy and the Post Train, Tender Engines, Escape (cameo), Oliver Owns Up, Percy, James and the Fruitful Day and Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure (cameo)
  • Series 4 - Granpuff (cameo), Sleeping Beauty, Bulldog, Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady, Gallant Old Engine (cameo), Rusty to the Rescue (cameo), Thomas and Stepney (cameo), Train Stops Play (cameo), Bowled Out, Henry and the Elephant, Toad Stands By (cameo), Thomas and the Special Letter, Paint Pots and Queens and Fish
  • Series 5 - Cranky Bugs, Horrid Lorry, A Better View for Gordon (does not speak), James and the Trouble with Trees, Baa! (cameo), Put Upon Percy (cameo), Haunted Henry, Something in the Air, Thomas and the Rumours, Oliver's Find (cameo) and Busy Going Backwards (does not speak)
  • Series 6 - Salty's Secret (cameo), Harvey to the Rescue, No Sleep for Cranky (deleted scene cameo), A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter (cameo), The Fogman (cameo), It's Only Snow, Twin Trouble (cameo), The World's Strongest Engine, Scaredy Engines, Percy and the Haunted Mine (cameo), Middle Engine (does not speak), James and the Red Balloon (cameo), Jack Frost (cameo), Gordon Takes a Tumble, Percy's Chocolate Crunch, Thomas, Percy and the Squeak (cameo), Thomas the Jet Engine and Edward the Very Useful Engine
  • Series 7 - Percy Gets it Right (cameo), Edward's Brass Band (cameo), What's the Matter with Henry?, James and the Queen of Sodor (cameo), The Spotless Record (cameo), Something Fishy (cameo), Peace and Quiet, Bulgy Rides Again (cameo), Harold and the Flying Horse (cameo), Best Dressed Engine (stock footage cameo), Gordon and Spencer (cameo) and Not So Hasty Pudding (stock footage cameo)
  • Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - A Tale for Thomas (cameo), Thomas and the Moles (mentioned) and Mud Glorious Mud (cameo
  • Series 8 - Percy's New Whistle (cameo), Henry and the Wishing Tree, James Gets a New Coat (cameo), Thomas Saves the Day (deleted scene), Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough (cameo), Don't Tell Thomas, Emily's New Route (cameo), Spic and Span (cameo), Edward the Great (cameo), Squeak, Rattle and Roll (does not speak), Thomas Gets it Right (cameo), As Good as Gordon (cameo), Fish (cameo), Halloween (cameo), You Can Do it, Toby! (mentioned), Chickens to School (does not speak) and Percy and the Magic Carpet (cameo)
  • Series 9 - Percy and the Oil Painting (cameo), Thomas and the Rainbow (does not speak), Molly's Special Special, Thomas and the Toy Shop, Respect for Gordon, Thomas and the Birthday Picnic, Thomas and the New Engine (does not speak), Toby Feels Left Out (cameo), Thomas Tries His Best (does not speak), Thomas and the Statue (does not speak), Henry and the Flagpole, Emily Knows Best (cameo), Thomas' Day Off (cameo), Thomas' New Trucks (cameo), Saving Edward (cameo), Keeping up with James and Flour Power (cameo)
  • Series 10 - Percy and the Funfair, Toby's Afternoon Off, It's Good to be Gordon, Toby's New Shed, Edward Strikes Out (cameo), Thomas and the Shooting Star (cameo), Big Strong Henry, Emily and the Special Coaches (cameo), Thomas and the Colours (cameo), Thomas and the Birthday Mail (cameo), Thomas and the Treasure (cameo) and James the Second Best
  • Series 11 - Thomas and the Storyteller (cameo), Emily's Rubbish, Dream On (cameo), Dirty Work (cameo), Gordon and the Engineer (not named; speaks in other dubs; does not speak in Japanese dub; cameo in English dubs), Thomas and the Spaceship (cameo), Henry's Lucky Day, Thomas and the Lighthouse, Smoke and Mirrors, Edward and the Mail, Toby's Triumph (cameo) and Thomas in Trouble (does not speak)
  • Series 12 - Thomas and the Billboard (does not speak), Henry Gets it Wrong, Heave Ho Thomas! (cameo), Toby's Special Surprise, Excellent Emily (cameo), James Works it Out (mentioned), Tram Trouble (cameo) and Don't Go Back
  • Series 13 - Creaky Cranky, The Lion of Sodor, Tickled Pink, Slippy Sodor, Time For a Story (cameo), A Blooming Mess (cameo), Thomas and the Runaway Kite (cameo), Steamy Sodor, Splish Splash Splosh (cameo), The Biggest Present of All, Snow Tracks, Henry's Good Deeds and Hiro Helps Out (cameo)
  • Series 14 - Thomas' Tall Friend (cameo), James in the Dark (does not speak), Pingy Pongy Pick Up, (cameo), Charlie and Eddie (cameo), Henry's Health and Safety, Merry Winter Wish, Being Percy (cameo), Henry's Magic Box, Thomas' Crazy Day (cameo), Jumping Jobi Wood! (cameo), Thomas and Scruff, Jitters and Japes (faceless portrait cameo) and Merry Misty Island
  • Series 15 - Gordon and Ferdinand (cameo), Percy's New Friends, Edward the Hero, Up, Up and Away!(cameo), Henry's Happy Coal, Surprise, Surprise (cameo), Spencer the Grand (cameo), Kevin the Steamie (cameo), Percy the Snowman (cameo), Tree Trouble (cameo) and Fiery Flynn (cameo)
  • Series 16 - Ol' Wheezy Wobbles (cameo), Express Coming Through (cameo), Percy and the Monster of Brendam, Ho Ho Snowman, Flash Bang Wallop!, Thomas and the Rubbish Train (cameo), Thomas Toots the Crows (cameo), Bust My Buffers! (cameo), Percy and the Calliope (cameo), Salty's Surprise (stock footage; cameo), Sodor Surprise Day (cameo), Emily's Winter Party Special, Muddy Matters (cameo), Whiff's Wish (does not speak) and Happy Birthday Sir! (cameo)
  • Series 17 - Kevin's Cranky Friend, Scruff's Makeover, Wayward Winston, Gordon Runs Dry, Calm Down Caitlin, Steamie Stafford (does not speak), Henry's Hero, Not Now, Charlie!, The Thomas Way (cameo), Percy's Lucky Day (does not speak), Bill or Ben?, No Snow for Thomas (cameo), The Missing Christmas Decorations (does not speak), The Frozen Turntable (does not speak), Away From the Sea (cameo), The Smelly Kipper and Thomas' Shortcut (cameo)
  • Series 18 - Old Reliable Edward, Flatbeds of Fear, Disappearing Diesels (cameo), Signals Crossed, Toad's Adventure (cameo), Duck in the Water (cameo), Duck and the Slip Coaches, Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger (cameo), Missing Gator (cameo), Spencer's VIP, Last Train for Christmas, Duncan the Humbug (cameo), The Perfect Gift (cameo) and Timothy and the Rainbow Truck (cameo)
  • Series 19 - Who's Geoffrey? (does not speak), The Truth About Toby, Lost Property (cameo), Henry Spots Trouble, Snow Place Like Home, The Beast of Sodor, Toad and the Whale (cameo), Very Important Sheep (cameo), Helping Hiro (cameo), Slow Stephen (cameo), Best Engine Ever (cameo), The Little Engine Who Raced Ahead, Philip to the Rescue, Rocky Rescue, The Other Side of the Mountain (cameo), No Help at All (cameo), Wild Water Rescue (cameo) and Goodbye Fat Controller
  • Series 20 - Toby's New Friend (cameo), Henry Gets the Express, Diesel and the Ducklings (does not speak), Bradford the Brake Van, Pouty James, Letters to Santa (cameo), The Railcar and the Coaches (cameo), The Christmas Coffeepot (cameo), Over the Hill (cameo), Henry in the Dark, Three Steam Engines Gruff, Engine of the Future, Hugo and the Airship, and Cautious Connor
  • Series 21 - Dowager Hatt's Busy Day, Stuck in Gear (cameo), Hasty Hannah (cameo), Cranky at the End of the Line, Philip's Number (does not speak), The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor, A Shed for Edward (does not speak) and The Big Freeze
  • Series 22 - Forever and Ever, Confusion Without Delay (does not speak), An Engine of Many Colours (does not speak), Apology Impossible (cameo), Samson and the Fireworks (life lesson), Thomas' Animal Ark, Rosie is Red (life lesson) and Counting on Nia (cameo)
  • Series 23 - Chucklesome Trucks (cameo), The Other Big Engine (photo; does not speak), Steam Team to the Rescue!, Panicky Percy and Diesel Glows Away (cameo)
  • Series 24 - Thomas and the Royal Engine, Emily's Best Friend, The Great Little Railway Show, Sonny's Second Chance (cameo) and Kenji on the Rails Again (cameo)


  • 1992 - Thomas and the U.K. Trip 
  • 2000 - Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  • 2005 - Calling All Engines!
  • 2008 - The Great Discovery
  • 2009 - Hero of the Rails
  • 2010 - Misty Island Rescue
  • 2011 - Day of the Diesels
  • 2012 - Blue Mountain Mystery
  • 2013 - King of the Railway
  • 2014 - Tale of the Brave
  • 2015 - The Adventure Begins and Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  • 2016 - The Great Race
  • 2017 - Journey Beyond Sodor
  • 2018 - Big World! Big Adventures!

Music Videos

Learning Segments

  • Series 8 - Sounds (pre-filmed footage cameo), Steamies and Diesels Sounds (cameo), Being Blue, Sharing, Helping One Another (cameo) and Guess the Engine - Henry, Toby and Thomas and Henry Huffs Out of the Station
  • Series 9 - Same Colour, Which Route Should Thomas Take? (cameo), Knowing What to do? (cameo), Being Kind, What Goes Where? (cameo), Who's Under the Coal Dust? - James and Job Destinations
  • Series 10 - Where is Henry's Coal?, Percy's Story, Right Sized Engine for the Job, Who's Under the Coal Dust? - Emily and Which Engine Should go to Which Building?
  • Calling All Engines! - Which Engine for Which Job? and Which Diesel Engine with Which Steam Engine?


  • 2014 - Welcome to the Island of Sodor Logan! 
  • 2016 - Meet the Contenders: Henry of Sodor
  • 2017 - Shark Escape and Space Mission


Magazine Stories

  • 1987 - Edward and Gordon (cameo), The Sad Story of Henry, Thomas' Train, Hello, Thomas!, Thomas and the Trucks (cameo), Thomas and the Breakdown Train (cameo) and Thomas' Christmas Party
  • 1988 - James and the Express (does not speak), Tenders and Turntables, Trouble in the Shed, Percy Runs Away, Whistles and Sneezes, Cows, Henry's New Driver, Thomas' Present, Duck Takes Charge, Edward's Exploits, Percy's Night Out (does not speak) and Henry and the Roof
  • 1989 - The Party (does not speak), Henry the Hero, An Important Visitor, The Missing Holly! and A Fishy Smell (does not speak)
  • 1990 - Henry's Forest, Thomas For Sale and The Backlog (does not speak)
  • 1991 - Duck's Service
  • 1992 - Henry and the Holidaymakers!
  • 1993 - Thomas and the New Clock! (mentioned) and First with the Food! (does not speak)
  • 1994 - The Nature Bus! (mentioned) and Puffing Pots!
  • 1995 - Keeping Clean! (cameo), Night Lights and The Engine Parade!
  • 1996 - Henry's Hoax, Too Tired!, The New Track, Going Slowly!, Thomas Takes a Ride! (mentioned) and The Trouble With Mud! (mentioned)
  • 1997 - Henry, Henry's Hills, Danger on the Line, Henry's Busy Day and Trevor's Christmas Surprise(does not speak)
  • 1998 - Donald and Douglas, The Scarecrow Competition!, Henry and Christmas Crisis (does not speak)
  • 1999 - Harold and Henry and Summer Fun!
  • 2000 - Henry, The End of the Rainbow!, Shivers in the Sheds, Henry's Freight Cars, Harold's View, Henrietta's Holiday (does not speak) and Painting the Shed
  • 2001 - Harold Goes Quiet, Thomas Chimes In (cameo), Henry, A Special Story about the Fire Engine!(does not speak) and Snow Fun for Henry
  • 2002 - What's That Smell?, Henry Helps, Good as New!, Henry, Good as New!, Travelling Tables!(cameo), Sodor Goes Pop!, The Blue Engine Club, Clean Up Chaos, A Snowy Reception, Diesel's Drums (cameo) and I Used to be Red (does not speak)
  • 2003 - Gordon's Surprise, The Big Hero, Henry's Dizzy Day, The Most Beautiful Station (cameo), A Foggy Friend (cameo), Harold's Bad Day (cameo), Harvey to the Rescue!, Tour of Sodor (mentioned), Happy and Sad (cameo), Frozen Engine (cameo) and Revving Racers (does not speak)
  • 2004 - Henry to the Rescue, Emily Saves Henry, Girl Power!, More Mischief!, Percy to the Rescue(cameo), Harold's Bad Day (cameo), A Fishy Adventure, Dirty Percy!, Engine Trouble, Edward to the Rescue!, Rocket Power, It's Only Snow! (cameo), Scary Jack Frost (cameo), Thomas Gets It Right(cameo), Colour Quarrel!, Favourite Journey, Fishy Business, Henry's Forest, The Haunted Mine, The Train Trolley, A Nice Quiet Day, Dazzling Diesel!, Proud and Loud, Off to Market! (cameo)
  • 2005 - Slide and Ride (mentioned), Model Engines, Three Kings, Squeak, Rattle and Roll (cameo), Hooray, Henry, A Treat for Trying, Tunnel Trouble (does not speak), A Jumbo-Sized Surprise and Relay Rescue
  • 2006 - King Thomas, No Trouble for Toby, Caroline's Cruise, Splendid Sight (does not speak), Thomas, Emily and the Snowplow (cameo), Sparkling Sky and Thomas and the Statue (cameo)
  • 2007 - Henry's Hairy Passenger, Fly Along, Fergus!, The Best Smile, Off to Market! (cameo), Helping Henry, The Santa Engine, Rusty's Rescue!, Wilbert in the Wild (cameo) and Wet Wait
  • 2008 - Food Chain Train, Snow Trouble!, The Ice Train!, May Day Rescue, Edward's Mail (cameo), Claypit Clowns (cameo) and Funny Faces!
  • 2010 - Henry's Good Deeds, Magpie Mavis, The Best Present of All (mentioned), Henry Gets It Wrong!, Hooray for Henry!, Creaky Cranky (does not speak), Proud Puffers (cameo), Misty Island Rescue(cameo), Trees and Tunnels, Twin Trees! (does not speak), Snow Tracks (cameo), Bubble Trouble and Thomas and the Rainbow! (mentioned)
  • 2011 - Henry's House!, Dairy Delivery, Smiles All Round, Henry's Health and Safety, The Flying Teapot, Flag Flying! (does not speak), Tickled Pink (mentioned), Creepy Claw, Horrible Hiccups, Tube Trouble, Speedy Spencer, Steamy Sodor (does not speak), Winter Wish (does not speak), Snow Tracks (cameo), Party Time, Creaky Cranky, Making Annie Smile, A Lion on Sodor, Perfect Panto (cameo), Heave Ho Thomas! (cameo), Fuss and Fumes (mentioned), Perfect Panto (cameo) and Wet Wait
  • 2012 - Hooray for Henry, The Railway Show (cameo), Timber Tower, Muddy Matters (cameo), The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 645), Message Mix-Up!, Emily's Winter Party Special (does not speak), Express Coming Through! (cameo), Henry's Happy Coal and Hooray, Henry
  • 2013 - Spring Special, Horrible Hiccups, Flash! Crash! Wallop! (mentioned), Henry's Scary Passenger!, The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 666), Henrietta's Holiday (does not speak), Henry's Ghost, The Railway Rink (cameo) and Henrietta's Holiday (does not speak)
  • 2014 - The Royal Carriage, Muddy Matters (cameo), Mystery Fog!, Bill or Ben (speaks in speech bubble only), Henry's Forest, Henry's Hero, Harvey the Crane Engine (mentioned), Leaves on the Line!, Frozen Turntable (does not speak), Not Now, Charlie! and Steamy Sodor (does not speak)
  • 2015 - Stinky James (mentioned), Signals Crossed (speaks in speech bubble only), Easter Egg Express, Silent Puffing! (cameo), It's Okay to be Scared, The Perfect Present (cameo), Henry's Hero and Henrietta's Holiday and Not Now, Charlie!
  • 2016 - Who's Geoffrey? (mentioned), Henry Spots Trouble and Thomas in Charge!
  • 2017 - Not Now, Charlie!, Steamy Sodor (does not speak) and Flash! Crash! Wallop! (mentioned)

Henry also appeared in the magazine stories, A Special Story about Steam, Back-to-Front, Harold and the Broken Tree, Harvey Saves the Harvest!, Hello, Skarloey!, Henry's Secret, Henry's Soaking!, Henry and Diesel, Henry Goes Round, High-Speed Henry, How Does Percy Work?, I Spy with my Little Eye, James and Edward, Lazy Wheels, Letting off Steam!, Looking Splendid, Mountains and Mess!, Party Time!, Proud Percy!, Railway Open Day, Really Useful Edward, Retirement Time, Rusty and the Cheeky Boys, Scaredy Puffer!, Sodor's Strongest Engine, Special Treats, Stick with Steam, Stolen Apples, Sunny Smile, The Strongest and The Very Important Job.

Annual Stories

  • 1985 - Edward Cracks a Nut (does not speak), Gale Warning and James' Rest Cure
  • 1986 - Old Groaner
  • 1987 - Donald and the Lost Tarpaulin (mentioned)
  • 1988 - Percy and the Brake Van and Responsibilities (mentioned)
  • 1989 - Trapped by Trees and Harold and the Landslide (mentioned)
  • 1990 - Old Square Wheels and Points of No Return
  • 1991 - Near Miss and Rusty Red Scrap Iron (mentioned)
  • 1992 - Galloping Sausage
  • 1993 - The Hut that Walked by Itself
  • 1996 - Rings a Bell!
  • 1997 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
  • 1998 - Engines to the Rescue and Henry Scores a Goal
  • 1999 - Blooming Railways (does not speak), Leaves on the Line and Blowing Bubbles
  • 2000 - Slow Down, Thomas!, Thomas the Famous Engine, Buzzing Bees!, The Flood and Star Engines
  • 2001 - Very Special Engines , Edward Saves the Day and Best Friends
  • 2002 - A Special Day for Thomas (mentioned), "That's the Way to Do It!" (cameo), Terence to the Rescue and Harold the Helicopter (does not speak)
  • 2013 - The Biggest Present of All (mentioned)

Video Games

  • 2008 - Begins Educational Learning

Appearances in Fanfiction

Here are all the fanfictions that this character makes an appearance in that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes Henry, add it to this list.


  • Henry is the second character to be dropped from the Steam Team. His replacement is Rebecca.
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