Tidmouth Sheds are the main engine sheds of the North Western Railway located at Tidmouth. In the Railway Series, they are shown as a shed with three or four rails leading inside them (the illustrations were inconsistent), but in later books they were depicted as a shed enclosing ten berths around a turntable. Numerous major events have occurred at the sheds, such as the strike of the big engines and the confrontation among Duck, Diesel and the big engines.


In the television series, the sheds were replaced by a roundhouse with six berths and a turntable outside at the front. Thomas, Gordon, James, Percy and Emily generally sleep here, although other engines sometimes spend the night here. Edward, Henry, Toby and Duck formerly slept here, in which the former two later left the sheds to live in other locations to make room for Nia and Rebecca, although Edward and Henry still stay at the sheds on rare occasions. Duck has stayed at the sheds on at least two occasions since leaving. The sheds have appeared in every series and special of Thomas and Friends.

During the events of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, the left side of the sheds was being repaired due to upgrades to the railway. The sheds were later demolished and rebuilt in Calling All Engines! with a new architectural style and an extra berth for Emily. Diesel'Arry and Bert were put in charge of building them, but Thomas, attempting to pay them back for their bad behaviour earlier on, sabotaged the three, unaware that they were delivering building supplies for the sheds, causing the engines to sleep elsewhere until it was repaired. When the job was completed, Emily then became part of the team at Tidmouth Sheds.

The turntable had frozen one time due to the icy weather and Gordon got trapped in the sheds until it was fixed. Later on, the steam team went on strike by objecting to leave the sheds until the Fat Controller was allowed to stay on Sodor, however it was just a misunderstanding as Sir Topham Hatt was never leaving.

Sometime later, James crashed into the back of the shed wall after having trouble with his brakes. A week later, the shed was repaired and everybody moved back in, but Edward then chose to permanently move to Wellsworth Sheds with Philip, as it was near his branch line. Some time later, Henry left to stay at Vicarstown Sheds with Rosie, in order to live closer to his new jobs on the Mainland.

The current order of the berths the Steam Team sleep in is; Rebecca, Gordon, Nia, James, Thomas, Percy and Emily.



The Railway Series

  • James the Red Engine - James and the Top-Hat, Troublesome Trucks and James and the Express
  • Troublesome Engines - Henry and the Elephant, Tenders and Turntables, Trouble in the Shed and Percy Runs Away
  • Henry the Green Engine - Coal and Gordon's Whistle
  • Gordon the Big Engine - Paint Pots and Queens
  • Edward the Blue Engine - Old Iron
  • Percy the Small Engine - Percy and the Signal and Duck Takes Charge
  • The Eight Famous Engines - Gordon Goes Foreign and The Fat Controller's Engines
  • Duck and the Diesel Engine - Domeless Engines, Pop Goes the Diesel, Dirty Work and A Close Shave
  • The Twin Engines - "Hullo Twins!", The Missing Coach and The Deputation
  • Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine - Stepney's Special and Bowled Out
  • Main Line Engines - Buzz, Buzz, Wrong Road and Edward's Exploit
  • Enterprising Engines - Tenders for Henry, Super Rescue and Little Western
  • Oliver the Western Engine - Resource and Sagacity
  • James and the Diesel Engines - Old Stuck-Up, Crossed Lines, Fire Engine and Deep Freeze
  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine - High-Speed Gordon, Smokescreen, Fire Escape and Gordon Proves His Point
  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show - Museum Piece
  • Henry and the Express - Out of Puff, Overhaul, Sliding Scales and Henry Sees Red
  • Wilbert the Forest Engine - Percy's Porridge
  • Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines - Birdstrike and Golden Jubilee
  • Thomas and his Friends - Buffer Bashing, Gordon's Fire Service and Centenary


  • Thomas's Christmas Party
  • Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree (story)
  • Thomas and the Evil Diesel

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 1 - Thomas and Gordon, Edward and Gordon, Edward, Gordon and Henry, Thomas' Train, Thomas and the Trucks, Thomas and the Breakdown Train, James and the Coaches, Troublesome Trucks, James and the Express, Thomas, Terence and the Snow, Tenders and Turntables, Trouble in the Shed, Percy Runs Away, Coal, The Flying Kipper, Whistles and Sneezes, Thomas in Trouble (deleted scene), Dirty Objects, Off the Rails and Thomas' Christmas Party
  • Series 2 - Thomas, Percy and the Coal, Cows, Saved from Scrap, Old Iron, Percy and the Signal, Duck Takes Charge, The Runaway, Pop Goes the Diesel, Dirty Work, A Close Shave, Break Van, The Deputation, Edward's Exploit and Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
  • Series 3 - A Scarf for Percy, Time for Trouble, Gordon and the Famous Visitor, Donald's Duck, Thomas Gets Bumped, Thomas, Percy and the Dragon, Henry's Forest, The Trouble with Mud, No Joke for James, Thomas, Percy and the Post Train, Trust Thomas (mentioned; deleted scene), Buzz, Buzz, Escape, Oliver Owns Up, Percy, James and the Fruitful Day and Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
  • Series 4 - Granpuff, Sleeping Beauty, Bulldog, You Can't Win, Thomas and Stepney, Train Stops Play, Bowled Out, Henry and the Elephant, Toad Stands By, Thomas and the Special Letter and Paint Pots and Queens
  • Series 5 - Cranky Bugs (stock footage), Horrid Lorry, A Better View for Gordon, James and the Trouble with Trees, Gordon and the Gremlin, Bye George!, Baa!, Put Upon Percy, Thomas and the Rumours, Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday and Make Someone Happy
  • Series 6 - Harvey to the Rescue, A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter, The Fogman, A Friend in Need(mentioned), It's Only Snow, The World's Strongest Engine, Scaredy Engines, Percy and the Haunted Mine, Middle Engine, James and the Red Balloon, Jack Frost, Gordon Takes a Tumble, Percy's Chocolate Crunch, Toby Had a Little Lamb (stock footage), Thomas, Percy and the Squeak and Edward the Very Useful Engine
  • Series 7 - Emily's New Coaches, Percy Gets it Right, What's the Matter with Henry?, James and the Queen of Sodor, The Spotless Record, Something Fishy, Best Dressed Engine and Gordon and Spencer
  • Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - A Tale for Thomas and Mud Glorious Mud
  • Series 8 - Thomas and the Tuba, Percy's New Whistle, Thomas to the Rescue, Henry and the Wishing Tree, James Gets a New Coat, Thomas Saves the Day, Percy's Big Mistake, Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough, Don't Tell Thomas, Emily's New Route, Thomas and the Firework Display, Gordon Takes Charge, Squeak, Rattle and Roll, Thomas and the Circus, Thomas Gets it Right, As Good as Gordon, Fish, Halloween, James Goes Too Far, Chickens to School and Percy and the Magic Carpet
  • Series 9 - Percy and the Oil Painting, Thomas and the Rainbow, Thomas' Milkshake Muddle, Thomas and the Toy Shop, Respect for Gordon, Thomas and the Birthday Picnic, Thomas and the New Engine, Toby Feels Left Out, Thomas Tries His Best, Thomas and the Statue, Henry and the Flagpole, Thomas' Day Off, Thomas' New Trucks, Bold and Brave, Saving Edward, Thomas and the Golden Eagle, Keeping Up with James and Flour Power
  • Series 10 - Follow that Flour (mentioned), Thomas and the Jet Plane, Percy and the Funfair, The Green Controller, It's Good to be Gordon, Seeing the Sights, Thomas and the Shooting Star, Big Strong Henry, Sticky Toffee Thomas, Thomas and the Colours, James the Second Best and Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out
  • Series 11 - Thomas and the Storyteller, Dream On, Dirty Work, Gordon and the Engineer, Thomas and the Spaceship, Henry's Lucky Day, Thomas and the Lighthouse, Thomas and the Big Bang, Edward and the Mail, Toby's Triumph, Thomas in Trouble and Percy and the Left Luggage
  • Series 12 - Thomas and the Billboard, Henry Gets it Wrong, Toby's Special Surprise and Saved You! (stock footage)
  • Series 13 - Tickled Pink, The Early Bird, Time For a Story, Percy's Parcel, A Blooming Mess, Steamy Sodor, Splish Splash Splosh, Snow Tracks and Henry's Good Deeds
  • Series 14 - Pingy Pongy Pick Up, Merry Winter Wish and Henry's Magic Box
  • Series 15 - Emily and Dash, Percy's New Friends, Up, Up and Away!, Let it Snow, Surprise, Surprise, Spencer the Grand and Percy the Snowman
  • Series 16 - Percy and the Monster of Brendam, Ho Ho Snowman, Flash Bang Wallop!, Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor, Sodor Surprise Day, Emily's Winter Party Special, Muddy Matters and Whiff's Wish
  • Series 17 - Scruff's Makeover, Wayward Winston, Gordon Runs Dry, Calm Down Caitlin, Henry's Hero, The Phantom Express, No Snow for Thomas, The Missing Christmas Decorations, The Frozen Turntable, The Smelly Kipper and Thomas' Shortcut
  • Series 18 - Old Reliable Edward, Flatbeds of Fear, Duck and the Slip Coaches, Spencer's VIP and The Perfect Gift
  • Series 19 - The Truth About Toby, Lost Property, Snow Place Like Home, The Beast of Sodor, Very Important Sheep, Salty All at Sea, Helping Hiro, Reds vs. Blues, Best Engine Ever, The Little Engine Who Raced Ahead, Philip to the Rescue, The Other Side of the Mountain and Goodbye Fat Controller
  • Series 20 - Sidney Sings (stock footage), Henry Gets the Express, Bradford the Brake Van, Pouty James, Letters to Santa, The Christmas Coffeepot, Henry in the Dark, Three Steam Engines Gruff, Engine of the Future and All in Vain
  • Series 21 - Dowager Hatt's Busy Day, Stuck in Gear, Cranky at the End of the Line, The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor, A Shed for Edward and The Big Freeze
  • Series 22 - Forever and Ever, Confusion Without Delay, What Rebecca Does, An Engine of Many Colours (stock footage), School of Duck, Seeing is Believing, Samson and the Fireworks (stock footage), Thomas' Animal Ark and Rosie is Red (stock footage)
  • Series 23 - The Other Big Engine (fantasy), Laid Back Shane (stock footage), Chucklesome Trucks, Panicky Percy, Diesel Glows Away, Rangers of the Rails and Steam Team to the Rescue!

It is likely to appear in the twenty-fourth series.


  • 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!


  • 2016 - Thomas of Sodor
  • 2017 - Shark Escape, Space Mission, Sea Monster and Steam, Rattle & Roll Thomas
  • 2018 - Meet Nia of Kenya!, Meet the New Steam Team, Meet Rebecca of England!, Still the Best of Friends, Animals Around the World, Why is Africa Important to Nia? and Share a selfie for Children In Need!
  • 2019 - Meet Percy, Meet Rebecca, Meet James, Meet Emily, Meet Gordon and Meet Nia
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