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Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a computer animated Thomas & Friends media franchise that commenced in 2000 with the release of the animated film of the same name, produced by Gullane Entertainment, The Britt Allcroft Company and Destination Films. The franchise consists mainly of Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) and its 2020 remake of the same name.

Films

Film UK Release Date US Release Date Director(s) Voice of Thomas
Thomas and the Magic Railroad July 14, 2000 July 26, 2000 Britt Allcroft Eddie Glenn
Thomas and the Magic Railroad July 2 2020 February 12, 2020 Robert Zemeckis and Britt Allcroft Daniel Radcliffe

Storyline

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Main Article: Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000 film)

The film begins with Mr. Conductor introducing Thomas and the Island of Sodor.

At Killaban, Gordon complains to Thomas that he is eight seconds late with his passenger local. Thomas retorts that Gordon is being bossy, because hewants to be really reliable and right on time, and says that he has to find Mr. Conductor, who is looking after the North Western Railway while Sir Topham Hatt is taking a holiday. When Gordon claims Mr. Conductor is not needed, he then changes his mind when an evil diesel named Diesel 10 speeds by, kicking up dust and dirt and leaving Gordon physically rattling in fear.

Mr. Conductor then introduces Shining Time, where we see happy residents, full of life.

Thomas is later talking to James at Tidmouth Sheds, after Thomas accidentally bumps into some buffers, and James being shut up in the sheds by Sir Topham Hatt for being naughty, when Diesel 10 shows up and voices his plan to destroy a lost engine named Lady and thus establish Diesels as the dominant engines on Sodor. While James is confused, Thomas is worried and goes to find Mr. Conductor.

After seeing Billy Twofeathers' map and noticing some strange lines on it, a boy from Shining Time named Patch heads off to Muffle Mountain to see Burnett Stone.

There is something on Muffle Mountain, a secret that Burnett only shared with his childhood friend and future wife Tasha: he promised he would drive an engine and take her with him. When Patch sees the engine, Burnett reveals the engine's past - her name is Lady since she was sealed inside Muffle Mountain since Diesel 10 crashed and  nearly destroyed her long ago. Burnett has fixed her up, but informs Patch that she still needs coal to fully run again. Unfortunately, Lady requires special coal to build up steam, which he has not found yet.

At Diesel 10's mountain, Diesel 10 tells his cronies Splatter and Dodge of his plan. The two bumbling diesels report that Mr. Conductor is coming to Sodor, so Diesel 10 decides to destroy him too, only to humiliate himself in front of Splatter and Dodge when his claw whacks him on the nose.

Mr. Conductor prepares to leave Shining Time. Despite difficulty with his gold dust, he soon meets Thomas on Sodor. Thomas reports on Diesel 10; Mr. Conductor decides to use his gold dust to keep Diesel 10 in order.

Burnett looks at a painting of Lady and starts to have doubts in his belief of magic due to his failure to guard her. Meanwhile, far away, Burnett's granddaughter, Lily, prepares to visit him.

Thomas, James and Gordon begin arguing about who should have taken Mr. Conductor, and Gordon boasts that Thomas is too small to do important jobs, unaware that Splatter and Dodge are shunting trucks nearby. Over in the yard, Splatter and Dodge are laughing at the steam engines. Henry tells the other engines about why Diesel 10 wants to find the lost engine. Splatter and Dodge continue to laugh at Thomas until Harold flies by, spreading sneezing powder, set up by Diesel 10, over all three.

At Knapford, Mr. Conductor reads the note Sir Topham Hatt left him. After trying on his top hat and returning it after he notices the portrait of the Controller appears angry, he receives a phone call from Sir Topham Hatt and receives his instructions.

That night, Mr. Conductor and the engines are asleep at Tidmouth Sheds when Diesel 10 rolls up and demolishes the side of the sheds with his powerful claw. Mr. Conductor reprimands Diesel 10, but then finally discovers that he has run out of gold dust. As Diesel 10, delighted, tries to get Mr. Conductor to confess to the lost engine's whereabouts otherwise he'll destroy the shed even more, but Mr. Conductor frightens Diesel 10 away with a bag of sugar and threatening to dump the sugar in his fuel tanks to seize him up permanently. Mr. Conductor voices his concern about his gold dust, but tells the engines to go back to sleep.

Later that night, Mr. Conductor has a nightmare of Shining Time in ruins and realises that his universe is in danger and that he needs more gold dust.

The next morning, Mutt goes to Lily's hometown with Billy, as he knows that Lily can help Mr. Conductor, but only if she meets someone special at Shining Time first. To reach that end, he directs her onto the wrong train, placing her on the train bound for Shining Time instead of Muffle Mountain. Meanwhile, Burnett Stone hears the sound of Lady's magic echoing through the mountain.

Back on Sodor, Mr. Conductor is helping make James' itch go away. When James notices that Mr. Conductor looks so tired and asks if it is because he is red and Diesel 10 says red is very tiring, Mr. Conductor happily says that red is bright and cheerful just like his gold dust. He then sends James off to work while he departs to deal with his own problems.

Mr. Conductor goes to the windmill in search of more gold dust, but gets lost. Meanwhile, the engines gather for a meeting. As Bertie passes by and tells them to smile, all have their individual concerns about Diesel 10 destroying Lady. Thomas heads off to look for Mr. Conductor to help him, apologising to Bertie when he is unable to accept Bertie's offer for a race.

Mr. Conductor finds a note left by Rabbit and tries a carrot and a stick of celery to make him think properly and has the idea of his beach-loving cousin Junior, who has used up most of his gold dust too. He tells Junior to go to Shining Time Station first and get his emergency whistle, then go to Sodor and warns him not to talk to anyone about the buffers. Before he can say anything else, the phone line goes dead.

Lily's train arrives at Shining Time and Mutt barks at her to get off the train. Lily finds the station empty and meets Junior. After a talk, Lily picks up the gold dust Junior leaves behind. At Sodor, Mr. Conductor is sleeping by a bush when he has another nightmare and wakes up hearing Thomas calling his name. While Mr. Conductor tries to reply, poor Thomas cannot hear him as he chuffs away.

Lily meets Stacy, who takes her to Burnett. That night, Burnett and Lily hear Lady's whistle coming from the mountains. Patch, who is outside with his horse, hears it too.

As Percy arrives at Knapford with the Mail Train, he and Thomas talk about Mr. Conductor and conclude that he travels to Sodor on a magic railroad. Diesel 10 overhears them and goes to the scrapyards to tell Splatter and Dodge his plan. Toby, who has secretly followed them there, interrupts them by ringing his bell. Trying to smash him, Diesel 10's claw causes the shed to crash down on him, Splatter and Dodge, thus blocking the diesels' path.

The next day, with the diesels trapped, the steam engines work very hard on their branch lines, delievering goods and passengers to every station and yards, as repairs continue.

Thomas finds Henry with a bad cold and offers to get some special Island of Sodor coal to make him better, but while collecting them, fails to notice the sixth truck rolling away into some magic buffers. Bertie passes and greets Thomas and his five trucks; Thomas is confused.

When Thomas tells Percy about the missing truck, they realise that the buffers where the truck disappeared are the buffers leading to the Magic Railroad. Thomas tells Percy to guard the buffers while he goes to find Mr. Conductor, citing that Percy is a brave engine.

Meanwhile, Mr. Conductor is wandering aimlessly when Diesel 10 appears. Mr. Conductor is captured by Diesel 10's claw and is dangled over the viaduct. Diesel 10 reveals that he knows about the buffers and threatens to drop Mr. Conductor if he does not reveal its whereabouts. Mr. Conductor notices the viaduct has begun to collapse, just like in his dream and realises the world is beginning to fall apart without the gold dust. Mr. Conductor escapes by cutting a hydraulic tube to Diesel 10's claw, thus catapulting him to the windmill. There, he sees the words: "Stoke up the magic in the mountain and the Lady will smile, then watch the swirls that spin so well." Splatter and Dodge ask Diesel 10 how come he let Mr. Conductor escape, he replies that he just did it on purpose and was testing to see if he could escape. Splatter and Dodge do not mock him and Diesel 10 decides to attempt to teach them "how to stop being stupid," but knocks coal all over himself. James, Gordon and Henry laugh at Diesel 10.

Lily is introduced to Patch, who offers her a horse ride to Shining Time. There she meets Junior again, who takes her to Sodor via the magic buffers. They meet Thomas, Annie and Clarabel, who agrees to help and together they find Mr. Conductor at the windmill. When Mr. Conductor tells Junior about his clue to the gold dust, Lily is introduced to Mr. Conductor. Junior accidentally climbs onto the sail and is flung onto Diesel 10. Meanwhile Patch tells Burnett that he has no idea where Lily is and that she was not at the station when he went back for her. Despite Lily having apparently vanished, Burnett is confident she will turn up again.

That night, Percy finds Splatter and Dodge at the magic buffers. Splatter suggests telling Diesel 10 about the buffers tomorrow and Pecy races to warn Thomas.

Mr. Conductor and Lily camp out with Thomas. After a conversation, they realise that Burnett may hold the key to the clue of the gold dust.

As Burnett reveals to Patch that Lady is magic, they realise that the railroad is vanishing.

Thomas and Percy decide they must get Lily back to Muffle Mountain before Diesel 10 destroys the magic railroad. Thomas wonders how Lily can get home without gold dust, Mr. Conductor reveals that only the lost engine could do so now. Then he has the idea and asks Thomas if he will take Lily to Muffle Mountain. Thomas is not sure but decides that he will try before he and Lily set off. While journeying through the magic railroad, they discover the missing truck. While Lily realises the connection between the truck, the clue so Thomas decides to go back for it before setting off again. They soon arrive on Muffle Mountain. As Lily leaves to find Burnett, a gust of wind blows Thomas down the hill and back into the magic railroad through another portal at the bottom.

Lily finds Patch, who takes her to Burnett's workshop. Lily figures out only special Island of Sodor coal can make Lady steam, so she sends Patch to collect the coal from the truck.

Diesel 10, with Junior still on his cab, races into the Smelters where he encounters James. Junior tries to whistle both of them out, only to discover that he too, is out of gold dust. As Diesel 10 pushes the two into a melting pit, Junior uses the last of his extra gold dust to teleport himself and James away to safety. The two arrive near the buffers, where Mr. Conductor is there waiting. James happily departs, while Mr. Conductor and Junior, both out of gold dust, refuse to give up hope. Lily asks Burnett Stone if Tasha took a ride on Lady and if she loved her as much as Burnett did. Burnett says that she loved it because he loved it, but could not fix her in time for Tasha to take a ride on her before she passed away.

By now Burnett Stone has finally got Lady to steam using special Island of Sodor coal, from the truck Thomas and Lily picked up from the Magic Railroad and along with Lily, Patch and Mutt, they set off into the magic railroad. The magic railroad, receiving energy from Lady, comes back to life, while Lady's face appears. The team encounter Thomas before appearing on Sodor, where they reunite with the two conductors.

Before the team can find the rest of the clue, they are found by Diesel 10, Splatter and Dodge. Diesel 10 starts to close in on the two engines, with his claw raised up, but Splatter and Dodge, fed up with Diesel 10's ways, betray him. Thomas offers to help Lady, with Burnett driving Lady. Mr. Conductor warns them about the collapsing viaduct. Just as the engines run away from the large diesel, the conductors realise that Lady is part of the clue to the gold dust.

Diesel 10 chases the fleeing magic engine, Thomas, and Burnett throughout the Kirk Ronan sites, until they approach the Viaduct. As Lady and Burnett pass, a gap appears on the viaduct. When Thomas manages to make it across the gap before it worsens whistling cheerfully, Diesel 10's brakes came on, but falls off into a sludge barge and is towed away.

Thomas, Lady and Burnett return, where they and the rest of the team work out the answer to the riddle. Lily mixes water from the well with golden shavings from the magic railroad and with a little encouragement, tosses them into the air, where they form into gold dust. Delighted, the conductors re-supply their whistles, while Thomas and Lady thank each other.

Patch and Mutt go to look around, while Junior gives Lily some gold dust. Junior tells Mr. Conductor that he wants to work now, so Mr. Conductor gives him his hat and sends him to a railroad with "palm trees and sunny spells." After Junior leaves, Sir Topham Hatt calls and says that he is on his way back, so Mr. Conductor sets off to welcome him, letting Sir Topham Hatt know that everything is under control before he hangs up. Lily offers her gold dust to Burnett, who sprinkles it on her bluebird toy and whispers that they will "always remember their Shining Time together."

With Lady and the Magic Railroad back to life, Shining Time is restored to its former glory. Thomas happily puffs home to Tidmouth Sheds into the sunset and the end credits roll.

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2020)

Main Article: Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2020 film)

The film begins with a female narrator telling the story on the Island of Sodor, where it was populated by talking trains, which the only one here was Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas is a really useful engine who is very kind to his friends. A few seconds later, Thomas met Gordon at Wellsworth Station. Gordon complains to Thomas, who is late. Thomas retorts that Gordon is being bossy and says that he has to find Mr. Conductor, who is looking after the North Western Railway while, Sir Topham Hatt was gone for a holiday. Gordon claims Mr. Conductor isn't needed, but then, Diesel 10 rudely pass both Thomas and Gordon, which means that Diesel 10 was sent to the Island of Sodor by Sir Topham Hatt for helping, but he was acting like he was bullying any engines.  The female narrator then introduces the audience to Pingu, the Teletubbies, Britain's Got Talent finalists MerseyGirls, and the entertainment presenters, Ant and Dec.

Thomas is later talking to James at Tidmouth Sheds when Diesel 10 shows up and voices his plan to destroy a lost engine and the remaining steam engines. James is confused, but Thomas is worried and goes to find Mr. Conductor.

After seeing Billy Twofeathers' map and noticing some strange lines on it, Patch heads off to Muffle Mountain to see Burnett Stone.

There's something on Muffle Mountain, a secret that Burnett only shared with his childhood friend and future wife Tasha: he promised he would drive an engine and take her with him. When Patch sees the engine, ​Burnett reveals the engine's past - her name is Lady, and she has been sealed inside Muffle Mountain since Diesel 10 nearly destroyed her long ago. Burnett has fixed her up, but still needs coal.

Diesel 10 tells his cronies Splatter, Dodge, Arry, Bert, Daisy and Diesel of his plan. The six bumbling diesels report that Mr. Conductor is coming to Sodor, so Diesel 10 decides to destroy him too.

Mr. Conductor prepares to leave Shining Time. Despite difficulty with his gold dust, he soon meets Thomas on Sodor. Thomas reports on Diesel 10; Mr. Conductor decides to use his gold dust to keep Diesel 10 in order.

Burnett looks at a painting of Lady and starts to have doubts in his belief of magic due to his failure to guard her. Meanwhile, far away, Burnett's granddaughter Lily prepares to visit him.

Thomas, James, Emily and Gordon begin arguing about who should have taken Mr. Conductor, unaware Splatter and Dodge are spying on them. Henry and Edward tells them about the lost engine. So Percy, Duck and James go and find her. Splatter, Dodge, Arry and Bert tease Thomas and his India friend Ashima, until Harold flies by, spreading dust over all six.

At Knapford, Mr. Conductor reads the note Sir Topham Hatt left him. After trying on his top hat (and returning it after he notices the portrait of the Controller appears angry) he receives a phone call from Sir Topham Hatt and receives his instructions.

That night, Diesel 10 creeps up and demolishes the side of the Tidmouth Sheds with his powerful claw. Mr. Conductor reprimands Diesel 10, but then he discovers that he has run out of gold dust. Diesel 10, delighted, tries to convince Mr. Conductor of the lost engine's whereabouts, but Mr. Conductor frightens Diesel 10 away with a bag of sugar. Mr. Conductor voices his concern about his gold dust, but he tells the engines, Pingu, the Teletubbies, Ant, Dec and Mickey Mouse to go back to sleep.

Meanwhile, PT Boomer talks to Burnett Stone at his house angrily about the lost engine in the night.

Mr. Conductor later has a nightmare of Shining Time in ruins, and realizes that his universe is in danger and that he needs more gold dust.

The next morning, Mutt goes to Lily's hometown with Billy, as he knows that Lily can help Mr. Conductor, but only if she meets someone special at Shining Time first. To reach that end, he directs her onto the wrong train.

Thomas comes with the freight cars to see Narrow Gauge Engines and the Blue Mountain Quarry.

Mr. Conductor goes to the Windmill in search of more gold dust, but he gets lost in the forest. Meanwhile, the engines gather for a meeting. Bertie passes by and tells them to smile, but all have their individual concerns. Thomas heads off to look for Mr. Conductor.

Mr. Conductor tries a carrot and a stick of celery to make him think properly, and has the idea of calling his beach-loving cousin Junior, who has used up most of his gold dust too. He tells Junior to go ​to Shining Time Station and get his emergency whistle, then go to Sodor, and warns him not to talk to anyone about the buffers. Before he can say anything else, the line goes dead.

At Tidmouth Sheds, Gordon's using the turntable go in his shed, Edward wants to go next then he saw George the Steamroller is hired by Diesel 10 to destroy the buffers. Edward must have to warn the other engines and he chuffs to Anopha Quarry to talk Mavis, Rusty, and Stepney about the buffers. Julia and the girls then tell Nia that Diesel 10 had hired George and rushes to tell Thomas and the others who are in shock. Thomas then makes a plan to stop George from destroying the buffers. But, Ant and Dec take the plan to the next level with PT Boomer.

Lily arrives at Shining Time and Mutt barks at her to get off the ​train. Lily finds the station empty and meets Junior. After a talk, Lily picks up the gold dust Junior leaves behind.

At Sodor, Edward speaks to George about Diesel 10 using him. George just ignores him and carries on.

Mr. Conductor is sleeping by a bush when he has another nightmare, and wakes ​up hearing Thomas calling his name. Mr. Conductor tries to reply, but Thomas can't hear him. Thomas and the MerseyGirls then comes across Ashima and Pingu who are also worried about Mr. Conductor's gold dust.

Lily meets Stacy, who takes her to Burnett. That night, Burnett and Lily hear Lady's whistle coming from the mountains; Patch, who is outside with his horse, hears it too.

Thomas, Edward, Percy and Nia talk about Mr. Conductor and conclude that he travels to Sodor on a magic railroad. Diesel 10 overhears them and goes to the scrapyards to tell Splatter and Dodge his plan. Toby and Mavis interrupt them by ringing his bell and honking her horn. Diesel 10, trying to catch him, causes the shed to crash down on him, George, Splatter, Dodge, Arry, Bert and Diesel.

Thomas finds Henry with a bad cold and offers to get some Welsh coal to make him better, but while collecting them fails to notice the sixth truck bouncing away into some magic buffers. Elizabeth passes and greets Thomas and his five trucks; Thomas is confused.

Thomas tells Percy about the missing truck, and they realize that the buffers where the truck disappeared are the buffers leading to the Magic Railroad. Thomas tells Percy to guard the buffers and makes sure George doesn't ram on them while he goes to find Mr. Conductor.

Meanwhile, Mr. Conductor is wandering aimlessly when Diesel 10 appears. Mr Conductor is captured by Diesel 10's claw and is dangled over the Cronk viaduct. Diesel 10 reveals he knows about the buffers, and threatens to drop Mr. Conductor if he doesn't reveal their whereabouts. Mr. Conductor cuts a tube to Diesel 10's claw, catapulting him to the windmill where he finds Ashima, Ant and Dec already there. He then sees the words "Stoke up the magic in the mountain and the Lady will smile, and then watch the swirls that spin so well".

As for Diesel 10, he uses his claw to hit the coal hopper, which lots of coal falls on him. Cranky the crane drops the crates of fruits on Splatter, Dodge, Arry and Bert. Harvey comes to clean up the mess.

Lily is introduced to Patch, who offers her a horse ride to Shining Time. There she meets Junior again, who takes her to Sodor via the magic buffers. They meet Thomas, who agrees to help, and together they find Mr. Conductor and Ashima at the windmill. Mr. Conductor tells Junior about his clue to the gold dust, and Lily is introduced to Mr. Conductor. Junior then climbs onto the sail, and is flung onto Diesel 10.

That night, Percy, Emily and Fergus find Splatter, Dodge, Arry, Bert, Daisy and George at the magic buffers and races to warn Thomas. Oliver and Toad come to see them and they're too scared in the forest and they chuff home.

Mr. Conductor and Lily camp out with Thomas, Ashima, Ant and Dec. After a conversation, they realize that Burnett may hold the key to the clue of the gold dust.

Burnett reveals to Patch that Lady is magic and they realise that the railroad is vanishing.

Thomas, Percy, Emily, and Fergus decide they must get Lily back to Muffle Mountain before Diesel 10 destroys the magic railroad, and Thomas, Ashima, and Lily set off. While journeying through the magic railroad, they discover ​the missing truck. Lily, realising the connection between the truck and ​the clue, asks Thomas to collect the truck. They soon arrive on Muffle Mountain. Lily leaves to find Burnett, but a gust of wind blows Thomas down the hill, leaving Ashima and the coal truck behind. Until after some deep breaths, Ashima then follows Thomas down the mountain and back into the magic railroad through a mysterious portal at the bottom. But, PT Boomer chases them into the magic portal.

Lily finds Patch, who takes her to Burnett's workshop. Lily figures out only Welsh coal can make Lady steam, so she sends Patch to collect the coal from the truck.

Diesel 10, with Junior still on his back, races into the Smelters where he encounters James. Junior tries to whistle both of them out, only to discover that he, too, is out of gold dust. Diesel 10 tries to force the two into a melting pit, but Junior uses the last of his extra gold dust to teleport himself and James away. The two arrive near the buffers, where Mr. Conductor, Ant, Dec, the Teletubbies, the MerseyGirls and Mickey Mouse are there waiting. Mr. Conductor and Junior, both out of gold dust, refuse to give up hope.

Meanwhile, Splatter and Dodge wants George to destroy the magic buffers and then he quits.

At Brendam Docks, Oliver and Toad come to talk BoCo, Donald, Douglas, and Salty about George last night whilst Marlin, Dory and Nemo have a conversation underneath the docks.

By now Burnett Stone has finally got Lady to steam, and along with Lily, Patch and Mutt, they set off into the magic railroad. The magic railroad, receiving energy from Lady, comes back to life, while Lady's face appears. The team encounter Thomas and Ashima before appearing on Sodor, where they reunite with the two conductors, Ant, Dec, the Teletubbies, the MerseyGirls and Mickey Mouse.

Diesel 10 starts to give chase, but Splatter, Dodge, 'Arry, Bert, Diesel, and Daisy, fed up with Diesel 10's ways, abandon him. PT Boomer hops on Diesel 10's cab to chase them. Thomas offers to help Lady, with Burnett driving Lady and Thomas' driver driving him. Mr. Conductor warns them about the collapsing viaduct. Just as the engines run away, the conductors, Ant and Dec realize that Lady is part of the clue to the gold dust.

The chase finally approaches the viaduct. As Lady and Burnett pass the viaduct begins to collapse. Thomas and his driver manages to jump through the gap, but Diesel 10 and PT Boomer can't stop in time and falls off into a sludge barge (he looks at him on the bright side by saying it's a nice time of the year for a ​cruise).

Thomas, his driver, Lady and Burnett return, where they and the rest of the team work out on the answer to the riddle. Lily mixes water from the well with golden shavings from the magic railroad, and tosses them into the air, where they all form into gold dust. The conductors, delighted, re-supply their whistles, while Thomas thanks Lady. He then gives Ashima some gold dust.

Patch and Mutt go to look around, while Junior gives Lily some gold dust. Junior tells Mr. Conductor that he wants to work now, so Mr. Conductor gives him his hat and sends him to a railroad with "palm trees and sunny spells". After Junior leaves, Sir Topham Hatt calls and says that he is on his way back, so Mr. Conductor sets off to welcome him. Lily offers her gold dust to Burnett, who sprinkles it on her bluebird toy and whispers that they will "always remember their Shining Time together".

With Lady and the Magic Railroad back to life, Shining Time is restored to its former glory. Thomas and Ashima happily puff away by themselves into the sunset along with Ant, Dec, Pingu, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po, Ant, Dec, the MerseyGirls and Mickey Mouse and the end credits roll.

Characters

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Bertie
  • Harold
  • The Horrid Lorries (Lor 2, only)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Troublesome Trucks (cameos)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Bertie's Driver (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (voice only; portrait cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (mentioned; portrait cameo)
  • Edward (dropped)
  • George (dropped)

Characters Introduced

  • Lady
  • Diesel 10
  • Splatter and Dodge
  • Mr. Conductor
  • Junior
  • Lily
  • Lily's Mother
  • Stacy Jones
  • Burnett Stone
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • Patch
  • The Tumbleweed
  • Tasha Stone (voice-over as a child; portrait cameo)
  • P.T. Boomer (cameo; full role cut)

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Real Life characters

  • Mr. Conductor
  • Junior
  • Lily Stone
  • Lily's Mom
  • Lily's Dad
  • Patch
  • Adult Lily
  • Tasha
  • Young Tasha
  • Stacey Jones
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • P.T. Boomer
  • Ant and Dec
  • Julia (MerseyGirls)
  • Alice (MerseyGirls)
  • Becky (MerseyGirls)
  • Annie (MerseyGirls)
  • Emily (MerseyGirls)
  • Fey (MerseyGirls)
  • Kate (MerseyGirls)
  • Chelsea (MerseyGirls)

Island of Sodor characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • Harvey
  • Emily
  • Arthur
  • Murdoch
  • Molly
  • Rosie
  • Stanley
  • Ryan
  • Ashima
  • Nia
  • Rebecca
  • Salty
  • Daisy
  • Bear
  • 'Arry and Bert
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Sidney
  • Paxton
  • Norman
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Rusty
  • Rex
  • Bert
  • Mike
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Toad
  • Judy and Jerome
  • Hannah
  • Dexter
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Butch
  • Elizabeth
  • Ace
  • Big Mickey
  • Cranky
  • The Fat Controller
  • Fergus (cameo)
  • Neville (cameo)
  • BoCo (cameo)
  • Bertram (cameo)
  • Hiro (cameo)
  • Mighty Mac (cameo)
  • Freddie (cameo)

Disney and BBC Characters 

  • Dory
  • Marlin
  • Nemo
  • Lightning McQueen
  • Mater
  • Pingu
  • Tinky Winky
  • Dipsy
  • Laa-Laa
  • Po
  • Mickey Mouse

Cast

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Voice actors

  • Eddie Glen as Thomas
  • Kevin Frank as Henry, Dodge, Bertie and Harold
  • Neil Crone as Gordon, Diesel 10, Splatter and the Tumbleweed
  • Susan Roman as James
  • Linda Ballantyne as Percy
  • Colm Feore as Toby
  • Britt Allcroft as Lady
  • Shelley-Elizabeth Skinner as Annie and Clarabel
  • Laura Bower as young Tasha
  • Jared Wall as young Burnett

Live-action actors

  • Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor
  • Cody McMains as Patch
  • Russell Means as Billy Twofeathers
  • Peter Fonda as Burnett Stone
  • Didi Conn as Stacy Jones
  • Mara Wilson as Lily
  • Michael E. Rodgers as Junior
  • Lori Hallier as Lily's mother
  • Shelley-Elizabeth Skinner as a station customer
  • Hugo Murray as goldfish boy
  • Keith W. Strandberg as a passenger
  • Doug Lennox as P.T. Boomer (uncredited; full role cut)
  • Robert Tinkler as older Patch (full role cut)

Original voice actors

  • John Bellis as Thomas
  • Keith Scott as Diesel 10
  • Michael Angelis as James and Percy
  • Patrick Breen as Splatter and Dodge

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2020 film)

Live-action actors

  • Kate Melton as Lily Stone, the main protagonist and the granddaughter of Burnett Stone. She lives in the city with her mother. With the help of her grandpa, Patch and Thomas, they helped restore Lady to her former glory and returned the magic to the Magic Railroad.
  • Anne Hathaway as Adult Lily, the narrator of the film.
  • Owen Wilson as Burnett Stone, the tetartagonist who is Lady's caretaker on his workshop at Muffle Mountain. Long ago, he only shared the secret of Lady with Tasha, his childhood friend.
    • Wilson also portrays Lightning McQueen in the movie as well.
  • Josh Hutcherson as Teenage Burnett
  • Owen Vaccaro as Young Burnett
  • Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor, the deuteragonist of the film and a 20-centimetre tall conductor who narrated the television series episodes that appeared in Shining Time Station.
  • David Tennant as Mr. Conductor, Junior, Mr. Conductor's cousin. Like his cousin, he is at a regular height on Sodor and the Magic Railroad - anywhere else, he shrinks to a height of 24 centimetres (ten inches).
  • Anna Sophia Robb as Tasha
  • Scarlett Estevez as Young Tasha
  • Nicolas Cage as P.T. Boomer, Pete Tiberius Boomer is the main antagonist who wants to get revenge on Burnett Stone for marrying Tasha. Boomer wants to destroy Lady along with Diesel 10, so they can take over the whole Thomas & Friends universe.
  • Scott McCord as Young Boomer
  • Nick Palatas as Patch
  • Crispin Glover as Adult Patch
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Stacy Jones
  • John Leguizamo as Billy Twofeathers
  • Drew Barrymore as Mrs. Bethany Stone, Lily's Mom
  • Sean Hayes as Mr. Stone, Lily's Dad
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Hayden Rolence as Burnett Stone, Jr.
    • Rolence also portrays Nemo in the movie as well.
  • The Umbilical Brothers as Thomas's Fireman and Driver
  • Anthony Field as Percy's Driver
  • Sam Moran as Percy's Fireman
  • Jeff Fatt as Toby's Driver
  • Paul Paddick as Toby's Fireman
  • Greg Page as James' Driver
  • Murray Cook as James' Fireman
  • Colin Firth as Henry's Driver
  • Rupert Everett as Henry's Fireman
  • Dane Cook as Gordon's Driver
  • Daniel Craig as Gordon's Fireman
  • David Thewlis as Edward's Driver
  • Gary Oldman as Edward's Fireman
  • Matthew Lillard as Duck's Driver
  • Hugh Dancy as Duck's Fireman
  • Ben Stiller as Oliver's Driver
  • Tobey Maguire as Oliver's Fireman
  • Anthony McPartlin as Ant
  • Declan Donnelly as Dec
  • Julia Charlie, Alice Carlile, Becky Jordan, Annie Winstanley, Emily Chapman, Kate Newman, Fey....., and Chelsea Evans as Julia, Alice, Becky, Annie, Emily, Kate and Chelsea aka the MerseyGirls.

There are some cameo appearances in the film like:

  • Alexander Gould as Newspaper Delivery Boy
  • John Bellis as Shining Time Firefighter
  • Robert Zemeckis as Himself (He appears in a mid-credits scene along with Britt Allcroft to tell the audience that he and Britt hoped the audience enjoyed the movie)
  • Britt Allcroft as Herself (She appears in a mid-credits scene along with Robert Zemeckis to tell the audience that she and Zemeckis hoped the audience enjoyed the movie)
  • Ringo Starr as Storyteller (He appears in a scene where he tell stories about Thomas and his friends in the Island of Sodor to the children)
  • Keith Scott as Australian Passenger
  • Doug Walker as Himself (He makes a cameo appearance when he was late for his train)

Voice actors of animated characters

Steam Engines
UK/AUS
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Thomas
  • Keith Wickham as Percy, Skarloey, Sir Handel and Bert
  • Mara Wilson as Lady
  • Rowan Atkinson as Edward
  • Hugh Laurie as Henry
  • Ringo Starr as Gordon
  • Rob Rackstraw as James and Bertram
  • Jim Broadbent as Toby
  • David Tennant as Donald and Douglas
  • Grey DeLisle as Rosie
  • Kath Soucie as Emily
  • Jonathan Broadbent as Bill and Ben
  • Steven Kynman as Duck and Peter Sam
  • Joe Mills as Oliver
  • Tom Stourton as Duncan and Rex
  • Tim Whitnall as Duke and Mike
  • John Hasler as Rheneas
  • Rob Paulsen as Fearless Freddie
  • Matthew Lillard as Mighty
  • Breckin Meyer as Mac
  • Mark Moraghan as Stepney
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Ted Robbins as Wilbert
  • Michael Angelis as Fergus
  • Jeremy London as Harvey
  • Michael Keaton as Spencer
  • Jim Cummings as Murdoch
  • Stephen Mangan as Neville
  • Julie Walters as Molly
  • Eddie Redmayne as Arthur, Ryan and Jock
  • Darren Boyd as Theo
  • Lucy Montgomery as Lexi
  • Hugh Bonneville as Merlin
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Pierce Brosnan as Stanley
US
  • Edward Glen as Thomas
  • Linda Ballantyne as Percy
  • Susan Roman as James
  • Britt Allcroft as Lady
  • Kevin Frank as Henry
  • Neil Crone as Gordon
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily
  • Matthew Broderick as Edward
  • Colm Feore as Toby
  • Jonathan Broadbent as Bill and Ben
  • Keith Wickham as Skarloey, Sir Handel and Bert
  • John Hasler as Rheneas
  • Steven Kynman as Duck and Peter Sam
  • Rob Rackstraw as Donald, Bertram and Arthur
  • Joe Mills as Douglas and Oliver
  • Tom Stourton as Duncan and Rex
  • Tim Whitnall as Duke and Mike
  • Rob Paulsen as Fearless Freddie
  • Matthew Lillard as Mighty
  • Breckin Meyer as Mac
  • William Hope as Jock
  • Mark Moraghan as Stepney
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Martin Sherman as Wilbert
  • Steve Burns as Stanley
  • Donovan Patton as Fergus
  • Michael Angelis as Harvey
  • Matt Wilkinson as Spencer
  • Jim Cummings as Murdoch
  • Stephen Mangan as Neville
  • Carolyn Lawrence as Molly
  • Eddie Redmayne as Ryan
  • Darren Boyd as Theo
  • Lucy Montgomery as Lexi
  • Hugh Bonneville as Merlin
  • Neve Campbell as Rebecca
UK/US
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia

Diesels

UK/AUS
  • Emma Watson as Mavis
  • Matt Wilkinson as Rusty
  • Steven Kynman as Paxton and Dart
  • Keith Wickham as Den, Salty and Norman
  • Bob Golding as Sidney
  • Thomas F. Wilson as Splatter
  • Seth MacFarlane as Dodge
  • Tim Curry as Diesel
  • Joe Pesci as 'Arry
  • Daniel Stern as Bert
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Daisy
  • James May as BoCo
  • Stephen Fry as Bear
  • Nicola Stapleton as Pip and Emma

US

  • Matt Wilkinson as Rusty
  • Steven Kynman as Paxton and Dart
  • Keith Wickham as Den, Salty and Norman
  • Bob Golding as Sidney
  • Neil Crone as Splatter
  • Kevin Frank as Dodge
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel and 'Arry
  • William Hope as Bert
  • Teresa Gallagher as Mavis, Pip and Emma
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Richard Newman as BoCo
  • David Menkin as Bear
UK/US
  • Neil Crone as Diesel 10

Diesel 10 is the secondary antagonist who was been hired by Sir Topham Hatt but he have an aggressive behavior and he was going to destroy Lady, (Rusty, Mavis, Salty, Den, Dart, Paxton, Pip, Emma, Bear, Norman, Sidney and BoCo are friends of Thomas), he was being a bully of Thomas and his friends. Diesel, Daisy, 'Arry and Bert like to get into trouble, but they always did so, until he became one of Diesel 10's henchmen.

Others

UK/US/AUS
  • Keith Wickham as Bertie the Bus
  • Kerry Shale as Harold the Helicopter
  • Nigel Pilkington as Trevor the Traction Engine
  • Tom Stourton as Terence the Tractor
  • Shelley Elizabeth Skinner as Annie and Clarabel
  • Teresa Gallagher as Judy
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Joe Mills as Toad
  • Tim Whitnall as Jerome
  • David Bradley as George the Steamroller
  • Jennifer Saunders as Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff the Railboat
  • Tom Hanks as Tumbleweed
    • Hanks also portrays Woody in the movie as well.
  • Matt Wilkinson as Cranky the Crane and Butch the Tow Truck
  • Lucy Montgomery as Carly the Big New Fancy Crane
  • Christopher Ragland, Tom Kenny, Ben Small, Nathan Lane, Jack Black, Chris Hardwick and Will Ferrell as Troublesome Trucks
  • Tom Kenny as The Bluebird, Lily's inanimate toy bluebird who came to life as a CGI animated talking bluebird by Burnett Stone and Lily Stone using the magical gold dust on that bluebird.
  • Peter Andre as Ace the Rally Car.
  • Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
  • Larry the Cable Guy as Tow Mater
  • Ellen DeGeneres as Dory the Forgetful Blue Tang
  • Albert Brooks as Marlin the Overprotective Clownfish
  • Hayden Rolance as Nemo the Six-year-old Clownfish
  • Marcello Magni as Pingu the Antarctica Penguin
  • David Thomason (Simon Shelton for stock audio), John Simmit, Nikky Smedley and Pui Fan Lee as Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po aka the Teletubbies
  • Chris Diamantopoulos as Mickey Mouse
  • Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth
  • John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth
  • Denis Leary as Diego the Saber-tooth tiger
  • Chris Wedge as Scrat the Saber-tooth squirrel

Original voices

  • Neil Morrissey as Thomas
  • Kevin Shinick as Edward
  • David Tennant as Henry
  • Chris Phillips as Gordon
  • Nathan Lane as James
  • Rob Paulsen as Percy
  • Chris Pine as Toby
  • Keith Wickham as Duck
  • Owen Wilson as Donald
  • Chris Hardwick as Douglas
  • Ben Small as Oliver
  • Mary Long as Emily
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Lady
  • Will Smith as Diesel 10
  • Rob Rackstraw as Splatter
  • Cam Clarke as Dodge
  • Meghana Erande as Ashima
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Nia

Characters Overview

Character 2000 Movie 2020 Movie
Thomas Eddie Glen Daniel Radcliffe
Mr. Conductor Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin
Lily Mara Wilson
Burnett Stone Peter Fonda Owen Wilson
Edward (cut from film) Rowan Atkinson
Henry
Gordon
James
Percy
Toby
Emily
Bertie
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