The Mainland is another word for England where the Other Railway lives at.

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The Mainland (United Kingdom) is located across the Walney Channel from Sodor and is accessed via the Vicarstown Bridge. Barrow-in-Furness is the nearest mainland station and town to Sodor. Sodor itself bridges the bay between Barrow and the Isle of Man, reducing what would otherwise be a swath of open sea into a narrow strip of water named Faarkey-Y-Sudragh ("Sudrian Sea").

Named Locations

Certain locations on the Mainland have been mentioned by name in both the Railway Series and the television series. These include:

Barrow-in-Furness

The Railway Series

  • The Eight Famous Engines - Percy Takes the Plunge and Gordon Goes Foreign
  • Duck and the Diesel Engine - Domeless Engines
  • Enterprising Engines - Escape
  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine - Fire Escape and Gordon Proves His Point
  • Henry and the Express - Out of Puff

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 19 - Reds vs. Blues (mentioned)

Bluebell Railway

The Railway Series

  • Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine - Bluebells of England, Stepney's Special, Train Stops Play (mentioned) and Bowled Out (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 4 - Rusty to the Rescue (mentioned) and Bowled Out (mentioned)

Bournemouth

The Railway Series

  • Toby the Tram Engine - Mrs. Kyndley's Christmas (mentioned)
  • Thomas's Christmas Party (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 1 - Thomas' Christmas Party (mentioned, Ringo Starr narrations only)

Bridlington

Thomas & Friends Specials

  • 2017 - Journey Beyond Sodor

Brighton

Thomas & Friends Specials

  • 2015 - The Adventure Begins (mentioned)

Bristol

The Railway Series

  • Duck and the Diesel Engine - Domeless Engines (mentioned)

Carlisle

The Railway Series

  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine - Gordon Proves His Point (mentioned)

Carnforth

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show - Museum-Piece (mentioned)

Crewe

The Railway Series

  • Henry the Green Engine - The Flying Kipper (mentioned) and Henry's Sneeze (mentioned)
  • Enterprising Engines - Tenders for Henry (mentioned)
  • Henry and the Express - Overhaul (mentioned)
  • Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines - Birdstrike (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 1 - The Flying Kipper (mentioned) and Whistles and Sneezes (mentioned; only in UK version)
  • Series 24 - Thomas and the Royal Engine (mentioned)

Doncaster

The Railway Series

  • Enterprising Engines - Tenders for Henry (mentioned)
  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine - High-Speed Gordon (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 24 - Thomas and the Royal Engine (mentioned)

Great Yarmouth Docks

The Railway Series

  • Toby, Trucks and Trouble - Toby's Seaside Holiday

Haverthwaite Tunnel

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and Victoria - Avalanche

Lake Windermere

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and Victoria - Avalanche

Lakeside

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and Victoria - Avalanche

London

The Railway Series

  • Toby the Tram Engine - Toby and the Stout Gentleman (mentioned)
  • The Eight Famous Engines - Gordon Goes Foreign (Euston, King's Cross, Paddington and St. Pancras station; mentioned), Double Header (mentioned) and The Fat Controller's Engines
  • Thomas Comes Home - Snow Problem (mentioned)
  • Henry and the Express - Out of Puff (mentioned)
  • Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines - Birdstrike (mentioned)
  • Thomas and his Friends - Buffer-Bashing (mentioned) and Gordon's Fire Service (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 4 - Thomas and the Special Letter
  • Series 17 - The Thomas Way (Paddington Station)
  • Series 24 - Thomas and the Royal Engine and Thomas and the Forest Engines (Big Ben; fantasy)

Specials

  • 2018 - Big World! Big Adventures! (Buckingham Palace and Big Ben)

Lydney

The Railway Series

  • Wilbert the Forest Engine - Cab Over Wheels (mentioned)

National Railway Museum

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show - Museum-Piece (mentioned), Not the Ticket, Trouble on the Line and Thomas and the Railtour
  • Thomas Comes Home - Thomas Comes Home (mentioned)

Norfolk

The Railway Series

  • Toby, Trucks and Trouble - Toby's Seaside Holiday

Plymouth

The Railway Series

  • Duck and the Diesel Engine - Domeless Engines (mentioned)

Scotland

The Railway Series

  • The Twin Engines - Hullo Twins (mentioned)
  • Jock the New Engine - Jock (mentioned)

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 2 - Break Van (mentioned)
  • Series 7 - Bad Day at Castle Loch (mentioned)

Skipton

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show - Museum-Piece (mentioned)

The Craneworks

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 21 - Cranky at the End of the Line (mentioned)

The Steelworks

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 22 - Seeing is Believing (mentioned)

Specials

  • 2017 - Journey Beyond Sodor
  • 2018 - Big World! Big Adventures! (mentioned)

York

The Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show - Museum-Piece (mentioned), Not the Ticket, Trouble on the Line and Thomas and the Railtour
  • Thomas Comes Home - Snow Problem (mentioned)

Victoria

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 24 - Thomas and the Royal Engine

Railways

The Mainland is home to a number of different railways. The main railway company on the Mainland is British Railways, however there are many others, some of which are listed here:

Rolling Stock

Locomotives

Railway Series only

Television Series only

Other Media only

Coaches and Trucks

Railway Series only

Television Series only

Magazines and Annuals only

Additionally, the majority of the engines and rolling stock on the North Western Railway, Skarloey Railway, Arlesdale Railway and Mid Sodor Railway originate from the Mainland.

Non-Rail Vehicles

Railway Series only

Television Series only

Other Media Only

Railway Series only

Television Series only

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