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Who are Thomas and his Friends?

My child loves all the characters — which one is which? How are all these engines different? Where is the Island of Sodor? Before you know it, you’ll be able to tell the difference between Thomas and Percy and all the other friends. Let’s get started...

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SODOR 1 RAILWAY
THOMAS
THE TANK ENGINE
Thomas is the No. 1 blue engine. He is a cheeky little engine who often gets into scrapes, usually by being over-eager to do things best left to bigger and more sensible engines.
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But clouds never last long in Thomas’ world and soon he’s bustling about again, playing his part in the yard and on his very own branch line. Thomas works hard and he always strives to be a “Really Useful Engine.”
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SODOR 6 RAILWAY
PERCY
THE SMALL ENGINE
Percy is the No. 6 green engine and the junior member of Sir Topham Hatt’s railway. He is quite content puffing around the yard with no particular desire for adventure in the world outside.
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Percy is Thomas’ best friend and his favorite job is delivering the mail. He is always happy to help and other engines sometimes take advantage of his good nature.
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SODOR 5 RAILWAY
JAMES
THE RED ENGINE
James is the No. 5 red engine. He is a medium-sized engine whose six driving wheels are not as big as Gordon’s but not as small as Thomas’.
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He has a fine scarlet coat and brass dome and thinks of himself as a “Really Splendid Engine.” Occasionally this leads to misguided ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a distinguished engine, invariably landing James in trouble.
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SODOR 4 RAILWAY
GORDON
THE BIG ENGINE
Gordon is the No. 4 blue engine who pulls the express. As the senior member of the engine family, he is the fastest and most powerful of Sir Topham Hatt’s team – and he knows it.
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He’s goodhearted, always willing to forgive, and uses his superior strength to help smaller engines out of trouble.
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