The eleventh season of the television series first aired in 2007. The season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Soon after the episodes aired, the DVD Engines and Escapades was released, bringing the total number of episodes this season to twenty-six.

Episodes Edit

Screenshot UK title (top)

US title (bottom)

Original UK

release date

Episode number #
"Thomas and the Storyteller" 3rd September 2007 #01
Thomas shows a famous storyteller around, but keeps making detours to help the others.
"Emily's Rubbish"

"Emily and the Garbage"

3rd September 2007 #02
Emily is teased for working with Whiff, but soon learns how useful Whiff is.
"Dream On" 4th September 2007 #03
Thomas thinks he can be stronger than Spencer.
"Dirty Work" 4th September 2007 #04
James gets ready to be the star of the show.
"Hector the Horrid!" 5th September 2007 #05
An aggressive coal hopper scares the engines, but Thomas learns of his secret fear.
"Gordon and the Engineer"

"Gordon and the Mechanic"

5th September 2007 #06
A case of mistaken identity almost causes the engines to be stranded.
"Thomas and the Spaceship" 6th September 2007 #07
Thomas and Percy are certain they have seen a spaceship in the sky.
"Henry's Lucky Day" 6th September 2007 #08
Edward takes Henry's so-called "lucky trucks" and Henry goes looking for them.
"Thomas and the Lighthouse" 7th September 2007 #09
Thomas neglects his instructions when the engines become excited about a fair.
"Thomas and the Big Bang" 7th September 2007 #10
Thomas plays tricks on the narrow gauge engines.
"Smoke and Mirrors" 8th September 2007 #11
Thomas confuses some deliveries for a magic show.
"Thomas Sets Sail" 8th September 2007 #12
Thomas loses control while pulling a yacht.
"Don't be Silly, Billy" 9th September 2007 #13
New engine Billy ignores Thomas' advice and as a result runs out of coal and water.
"Edward and the Mail" 9th September 2007 #14
Edward is chosen to pull the mail, but doesn't know how to do the job.
"Hide and Peep" 10th September 2007 #15
Thomas cheats at a game of "hide and peep" with Percy at the Docks.
"Toby's Triumph" 10th September 2007 #16
Toby is chosen to take Alicia Botti to a concert, but is worried he'll mess up.
"Thomas and the Runaway Car" 11th September 2007 #17
A runaway car causes trouble for Thomas.
"Thomas in Trouble" 11th September 2007 #18
Thomas leaves the fitter's yard to pick up a choir before he's completely repaired.
"Thomas and the Stinky Cheese" 12th September 2007 #19
Thomas tries to avoid Diesel, 'Arry, and Bert while taking some stinky cheese.
"Percy and the Left Luggage"

"Percy and the Baggage"

12th September 2007 #20
Percy neglects his more important job, collecting Dowager Hatt's luggage, in favour of his other more fun jobs.
"Duncan Does it All" 22nd October 2007 (DVD)

2nd July 2010 (Milkshake!)

Duncan does the other engine's jobs for a change, but causes several muddles.
"Sir Handel in Charge" 22nd October 2007 (DVD)

5th July 2010 (Milkshake!)

Sir Handel tells the others what to do in Mr. Percival's absence, with disastrous results.
"Cool Truckings" 22nd October 2007 (DVD)

6th July 2010 (Milkshake!)

Madge almost has an accident in the snow while taking Duncan to the Transfer Yards.
"Ding-a-Ling" 22nd October 2007 (DVD)

7th July 2010 (Milkshake!)

Freddie tries to find a bell for Mr. Percival's bike.
"Skarloey Storms Through" 22nd October 2007 (DVD)

8th July 2010 (Milkshake!)

Skarloey faces his fears when he has to rescue some lambs during a storm.
"Wash Behind Your Buffers" 22nd October 2007 (DVD)

9th July 2010 (Milkshake!)

Madge tells Skarloey and Rheneas to keep clean for a concert, but can't keep clean herself.

Specials Edit

  • The Great Discovery

Songs Edit

  • The Narrow Gauge Engines
  • Engine Rollcall (High Definition/Re-Shot)

Characters Edit

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bill and Ben
  • Emily
  • Arthur
  • Spencer
  • Molly
  • Rosie
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • 'Arry and Bert
  • Salty
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Mighty Mac
  • Rusty
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Rocky
  • Bertie
  • Elizabeth
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • Alicia Botti
  • The Duke of Boxford
  • Mr. Percival
  • The Storyteller
  • The Chinese Dragon
  • The Dairy Manager
  • The School Choir (vocalises)
  • Dowager Hatt (not named in US narration)
  • Cyril the Fogman (not named)
  • Harvey (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Jeremy (does not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Jem Cole (does not speak)
  • Refreshment Lady (does not speak)
  • The Mayor of Sodor (does not speak)
  • Sodor Brass Band (does not speak)
  • The Duchess of Boxford (does not speak)
  • Kuffy the Clown (does not speak)
  • Murdoch (cameo)
  • Neville (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • Mrs. Percival (cameo)
  • Lord Callan (cameo)
  • Two members of the Railway Board (cameo)
  • The Baker (cameo)
  • "Dusty" Dave (cameo)
  • Alice (cameo)
  • Harold (deleted scene)
  • The Lighthouse Keeper (mentioned)

Characters Introduced Edit

  • Whiff
  • Billy
  • Hector
  • Madge
  • The Carpenter
  • The Engineer
  • The Magician
  • The Policeman

Half Hour format Edit

When season 11 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse, each broadcast featured 2 episodes from Season 11, a segment called Fun Times with our Friends dedicated to one of the engines on Sodor and past animated learning segments and songs from seasons 8, 9 and 10 were used.

New Friends Edit

  • Thomas and the Storyteller
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Jeremy
  • Song: There's Always Something New
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Edward
  • Learning Segment - Guess the Engine - Thomas, Henry and Toby
  • Emily's Rubbish/Emily and the Garbage

Hopes and Dreams Edit

  • Dream On
  • Learning Segment - Dot to Dot - Toby
  • Learning Segment - Toby's New Shed
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Henry
  • Learning Segment - Happy or Sad?
  • Dirty Work

The Unexpected Edit

  • Hector the Horrid
  • Learning Segment: What Does Harold See?
  • Song: Surprises
  • Fun Times with our Friends - James
  • Learning Segment: Which Whistle Suits Thomas?
  • Gordon and the Engineer/Gordon and the Mechanic

Believing Edit

  • Thomas and the Spaceship
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Edward
  • Learning Segment: What Does Toby See?
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Diesel
  • Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust - James
  • Henry's Lucky Day

Sight and Sound Edit

  • Thomas and the Lighthouse
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Emily
  • Song: Sounds (Alternate Cut)
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Percy
  • Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust - Emily
  • Thomas and the Big Bang

Being on Time Edit

  • Smoke and Mirrors
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Thomas
  • Learning Segment: Henry Huffs out of the Station
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Thomas
  • Learning Segment: Job Destination
  • Thomas Sets Sail

Experience Edit

  • Don't be Silly, Billy
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - James
  • Song: Patience
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Toby
  • Learning Segment: Clever Percy
  • Edward and the Mail

Fun and Games Edit

  • Hide and Peep
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Percy
  • Song: TBA
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Gordon
  • Learning Segment: Painting James
  • Toby's Triumph

Pushing and Pulling Edit

  • Thomas and the Runaway Car
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Gordon
  • Learning Segment: Percy Huffs out of the Station
  • Fun Times with our Friends - The Narrow Gauge Engine
  • Learning Segment: Getting to the Washdown
  • Thomas in Trouble

Directions Edit

  • Thomas and the Stinky Cheese
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Gordon
  • Song: Navigation
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Emily
  • Learning Segment: Percy's Treasure
  • Percy and the Left Luggage/Percy and the Baggage

Variety Edit

  • Ding-a-Ling
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine: Edward
  • Learning Segment: Being Repainted
  • Fun Times with our Friends - James
  • Learning Segment: Fixing the Engine
  • Cool Truckings

Doing Your Best Edit

  • Skarloey Storms Through
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - James
  • Song: The Narrow Gauge Engines
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Gordon
  • Learning Segment: Mavis as a Steam Engine
  • Duncan Does it All

Team Work Edit

  • Sir Handel in Charge
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Emily
  • Song: Buffer Up and Share
  • Fun Times with our Friends - Thomas
  • Learning Segment: Sharing Trucks
  • Wash Behind Your Buffers

Trivia Edit

  • This was the last season of a few things:
    • Sharon Miller's last season as script editor.
    • The last season to exclusively use models.
    • The last season shot in 50fps (converted to 60fps for NTSC regions).
  • This was also the first season of a few things as well:
    • The first season filmed digitally in high defintion.
    • Christopher Skala's first season as executive producer.
    • The first season to feature the Engine Rollcall lyrics incorperated into the theme song.
    • The first season in which Harold does not appear since his introduction in the second season, although he does appear in a deleted scene from Wash Behind Your Buffers.
  • When this season aired on PBS Kids Sprout, several episodes

used the intros from the eighth or twelfth seasons. This also applies to several episodes that were released on several US DVDs.

  • When Dirty Work, Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Spaceship,

Don't be Silly, Billy and Hide and Peep were released on DVD, some of the scenes were changed compared to the half hour TV airings on PBS Kids and Nick Jr. airings.

  • This season was never shown on Norwegian television. It was released directly to DVD.
  • In Australia, episodes from this season were released on The Best of Thomas and Friends - Volume 2 and The Complete Eleventh Series before airing on television. The season finally aired on ABC2 from September 9th, 2011.
  • The US dubs of Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Big Bang,

Don't be Silly, Billy and Percy and the Baggage were only shown on television, and to date, not released on home video in any form yet.