The thirteenth season of the television series aired in January and February 2010 in the UK and began airing in the US in September of 2010. From this season onwards, all footage was CGI-animated.

Michael Angelis and Michael Brandon narrated all twenty episodes, but, like Hero of the Rails, voice actors provided the voices for the characters. Mark Moraghan later re-narrated one episode specially for the Santa's Little Engine DVD in 2013.

Episodes Edit

Screenshot UK title (top)

US title (bottom)

Original UK

release date

Episode number #
"Creaky Cranky" 25th January 2010 #01
Cranky teases Thomas about being small, but when he breaks down it's up to Thomas to save him.
"The Lion of Sodor" 26th January 2010 #02
Thomas has to deliver The Lion of Sodor to Knapford, but he thinks that the lion is real and tries to feed it, but this only causes confusion and delay.
"Tickled Pink" 27th January 2010 #03
James is sent to the Steamworks

to be repainted, but he is repainted into a pink livery to keep the water out of his paintwork and the other engines laugh at him.

"Double Trouble" 28th January 2010 #04
Thomas takes Sir Topham Hatt to his birthday party, or does he?
"Slippy Sodor" 29th January 2010 #05
Thomas is teased about his "funny funnel" and causes trouble for Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles.
"The Early Bird" 1st February 2010 #06
While Percy is at the Steamworks for repairs, Thomas must pull the mail, but he doesn't want to ask for his advice.
"Play Time" 2nd February 2010 #07
Charlie, the new engine, challenges Thomas to race him around the Island, causing Thomas to neglect his jobs.
"Thomas and the Pigs" 3rd February 2010 #08
Thomas is to bring straw to Farmer Trotter's Pig Farm for the piglets who are soon to be born, but Thomas thinks they'll like other things better.
"Time for a Story" 4th February 2010 #09
After ignoring warning signs about track repair, Thomas' trucks of books derail, so he brings the children to the books.
"Percy's Parcel" 5th February 2010 #10
After Percy ruins Dowager Hatt's birthday parcel, he

hides in a siding. But when he overhears Mavis he gets an idea how to fix his mistake.

"Toby's New Whistle‎‎" 8th February 2010 #11
Toby's bell needs repairs, so he is given a very loud whistle while it's being mended.
"A Blooming Mess" 9th February 2010 #12
Emily thinks that Mavis needs to be cheered up, so she brings her some flowers, but winds up causing confusion and delay.
"Thomas and the Runaway Kite" 10th February 2010 #13
After Stephen and Bridget Hatt's kite flies away, Thomas tries to catch it, but realises that he needs to ask for help.
"Steamy Sodor" 11th February 2010 #14
When Thomas is put in charge of the Steamworks, havoc ensues.
"Splish Splash Splosh" 12th February 2010 #15
Thomas and Rosie play "Splish, Splash, Splosh", but when

Thomas splashes Sir Topham Hatt and Alicia Botti he must put things right.

"The Biggest Present of All‎‎" 15th February 2010 #16
Hiro is visiting Sodor, and the Fat Controller is

planning a welcome party for him. Thomas is told to tell the other engines, but looks for a present for Hiro instead.

"Snow Tracks" 16th February 2010 #17
Gordon is told to not go up any hills, but when he does, he creates a giant snowball.
"Henry's Good Deeds" 17th February 2010 #18
Henry attempts to help people but ends up scaring away the Sodor Warbler, a very famous bird.
"Buzzy Bees‎‎" 18th February 2010 #19
Thomas' special of bees escape when he goes by a flowery

meadow. So he takes Hiro's flower truck to try to lure them back to their hive.

"Hiro Helps Out" 19th February 2010 #20
Hiro gives the engines orders when he thinks the Fat Controller is too busy to do it himself.

Specials Edit

  • Hero of the Rails

Songs Edit

  • Roll Along
  • Thomas, You're the Leader (CGI version; Stanley, The Pack, and the Skarloey Railway removed)
  • Sounds (CGI version)
  • Determination (CGI version)
  • Engine Roll Call (CGI version)

Characters Edit

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Spencer
  • Rosie
  • Hiro
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • Victor
  • Rocky
  • Kevin
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Farmer Trotter
  • Farmer McColl
  • Alicia Botti
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • The Teacher
  • The Maithwaite Stationmaster
  • The Knapford Stationmaster
  • Annie (speaks only in Japanese dub)
  • Clarabel (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Bertie (does not speak)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (do not speak)
  • The Dairy Manager (does not speak)
  • The Ginger-haired Boy (does not speak)
  • The Tree Specialists (cameo)
  • The Little Engines in the Hills (mentioned)
  • Mr. Percival (not named; mentioned)
  • Billy (role cut)

Characters introduced Edit

  • Charlie
  • Sir Lowham Hatt
  • Mr. Bubbles
  • Bridget Hatt's friends
  • The Schoolchildren
  • The Bird Watcher
  • The Dock Manager (does not speak)
  • The Welsh Bird Watcher (cameo)
  • The Mainland Engines (mentioned)
  • The Mainland Controller (mentioned)

Half hour format Edit

When season 13 aired on PBS in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK, each broadcast airs two episodes, a song & a Down at the Station segments.

Friends and Family Edit

  • Creaky Cranky
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas
  • Down at the Station: Steam Engines
  • Double Trouble

Slips and Trips! Edit

  • Tickled Pink
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas
  • Slippy Sodor

Working Well Edit

  • Play Time
  • Song: Sounds (CGI version)
  • The Early Bird

Marvelous Moments! Edit

  • Thomas and the Pigs
  • Song: Sounds (CGI version)
  • The Lion of Sodor

Best Times Edit

  • Time for a Story
  • Song: Thomas, You're the Leader (CGI version)
  • Percy's Parcel

Giving and Sharing Edit

  • Steamy Sodor
  • Song: Thomas, You're the Leader (CGI version)
  • The Biggest Present of All

Wild Weather Edit

  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • Song: Determination (CGI version)
  • Snow Tracks

Good Deeds Edit

  • A Blooming Mess
  • Song: Determination (CGI Version)
  • Henry's Good Deeds

Out and About Edit

  • Thomas and the Runaway Kite
  • Song: Roll Along
  • Buzzy Bees

Helping Hands Edit

  • Toby's New Whistle
  • Song: Roll Along
  • Hiro Helps Out

Cast Edit

UK and AUS Edit

  • Michael Angelis as the narrator
  • Ben Small as Thomas and Toby
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, the Fat Controller, Dowager Hatt, Sir Lowham Hatt, the Mayor of Sodor, and Mr. Bubbles
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Rosie, Mavis, Lady Hatt, Bridget Hatt and her friends, and the teacher
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Matt Wilkinson

as Spencer, Charlie, Victor, Rocky, Cranky, Kevin, Stephen Hatt, the Knapford stationmaster, the Maithwaite stationmaster, Farmer Trotter, the bird watcher, and Farmer McColl

  • Jules de Jongh as Alicia Botti
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel

US and CAN Edit

  • Michael Brandon as the narrator, Diesel and Mr. Bubbles
  • Mark Moraghan as the narrator (Snow Tracks 2013 only)
  • Martin Sherman as Thomas, Percy and the bird watcher
  • Kerry Shale as Sir Topham Hatt, Henry, Gordon, James, Kevin, Sir Lowham Hatt, Farmer Trotter and the Maithwaite Stationmaster
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Rocky, Stephen Hatt, Farmer McColl, the Maithwaite Stationmaster (Double Trouble only) and the Knapford stationmaster
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer, Cranky and Charlie
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily, Rosie, Mavis, Bridget Hatt and her friends, Alicia Botti, and the teacher
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • David Bedella as Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
  • Keith Wickham as Dowager Hatt

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first season for numerous things:
    • The first season to exclusively use CGI.
    • The first season where all vehicles are rendered in full CGI, instead of models.
    • The first season to use individual voice actors instead of solely a narrator.
    • Bertie's first appearance in full CGI.
    • Sharon Miller's first season as creative producer.
    • Marion Edwards' first season as executive producer.
    • Greg Tiernan's first season as director.
    • Nicole Stinn's first season as producer.
    • The first season in which Thomas appears and speaks in every episode.
    • The first season to have all episodes be at an eight minutes and forty-five seconds time duration in the television series.
    • The first and only season to date in which Salty does not appear since his introduction in the sixth season.
    • The first and only season with Dave Peacock as voice director.
    • The first and only season with Jo Jordan as creative executive.
    • The first season in which the Sodor Island intro is not used at the start of individual UK broadcasts.
  • This is the second season for a few things:
    • The second season to date in which Harold does not appear since his introduction in the second season, the first being the eleventh season.
    • The second season to date in which Bertie appears, but does not speak since his introduction in the first season, the first being the fourth season.
    • The second season not to feature the Skarloey Railway since its introduction.
    • The second season in which Thomas appears in every episode, the first being the ninth season.
  • The episodes, "Splish, Splash, Splosh!" "Playtime," "Slippy

Sodor," and "Snow Tracks" were seen in select US theatres in November 2009.

  • "Thomas and the Runaway Kite," "Buzzy Bees," "Toby's New

Whistle," and "The Biggest Present of All" were shown in select US theatres in January 2010.

  • "The Lion of Sodor," "Thomas and the Pigs," "Time for a

Story," and "Hiro Helps Out" were shown in select US theatres in October 2010.

  • This season was going to air on broadcast in 2009, but it was pushed to 2010 after production of the season ended.
  • This season did not air in Canada until 2016.
  • Thomas' whistle now budges up and down every time he blows it.
  • Despite being made in 2009, this season was not broadcast until 2010.
  • Edward is the only Steam Team member not to get a starring role this season.
  • Billy was originally going to be rendered in CGI, however he was replaced by Charlie in the final scripts