The ninth season of the television series was first broadcast in 2005. The season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US, like other seasons, there are twenty-six episodes.

Episodes Edit

Screenshot UK title (top)

US title (bottom)

Original UK

release date

Episode number #
Percy and the Oil Painting 5th September 2005 #01
Percy takes a fussy painter around Sodor so that he can paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor."

Thomas and the Rainbow 5th September 2005 #02
Thomas is distracted by a rainbow.

Molly's Special Special 9th September 2005 #03
Thomas helps new engine named Molly to make her empty trucks look important.

Thomas' Milkshake Muddle 16th September 2005 #04
Thomas is dismayed when he has to get ingredients to make ice cream on a hot day.

Mighty Mac 16th September 2005 #05
Mighty Mac, an engine with two faces, has a problem deciding where to go.

Thomas and the Toy Shop 30th September 2005 #06
Thomas takes some toys to the Knapford toy shop.

Respect for Gordon 9th September 2005 #07
Gordon begins bossing the others about.
Thomas and the Birthday Picnic 23rd September 2005 #08
Thomas tries to find a place for Dowager Hatt's birthday picnic.
Tuneful Toots 23rd September 2005 #09
Rusty gets stranded while showing the brass band around and uses his horn to save the day.
Rheneas and the Dinosaur 30th September 2005 #10
Rheneas tries to single-handedly take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards, much to Skarloey's dismay.
Thomas and the New Engine 7th October 2005 #11
Thomas sees 'Arry and Bert talking to Neville and thinks the three are planning a trick.
Toby Feels Left Out 7th October 2005 #12
A museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it.
Thomas Tries His Best 14th October 2005 #13
Thomas wants to do something for the fair.
The Magic Lamp 14th October 2005 #14
Peter Sam goes looking for a magic lamp after Skarloey tells him the story of Proteus.
Thomas and the Statue 21st October 2005 #15
Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him.
Henry and the Flagpole 21st October 2005 #16
Henry fears his favourite tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
Emily Knows Best 28th October 2005 #17
Emily pretends to be a queen, only to cause confusion.
Thomas' Day Off 28th October 2005 #18
Dennis the diesel gets Thomas to do his work.
Thomas' New Trucks 4th November 2005 #19
Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks.
Duncan and the Old Mine 4th November 2005 #20
Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine.
Bold and Brave 11th November 2005 #21
Diesel tells spooky tales to Thomas and Ben.
Skarloey the Brave 11th November 2005 #22
Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he tries to ride up the incline.
Saving Edward 18th November 2005 #23
Edward cannot take his train and fears he will be scrapped.
Thomas and the Golden Eagle 18th November 2005 #24
Thomas tries to see a rare golden eagle.
Keeping Up with James 25th November 2005 #25
James' impatience proves to be disastrous.
Flour Power 25th November 2005 #26
Diesel spooks Thomas, but he gets back at him.

Specials Edit

  • Calling All Engines!

Songs Edit

  • Brave
  • Day and Night
  • Party Time
  • Pride
  • Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor
  • Buffer Up and Share
  • Togetherness

Characters Edit

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bill and Ben
  • Harvey
  • Emily
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • 'Arry and Bert
  • Salty
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Sodor Brass Band
  • The Dockyard Manager
  • The Ice-Cream Factory Manager
  • The Dairy Manager
  • Dowager Hatt (not named in US narration)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Farmer McColl (does not speak)
  • The Photographer (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Caroline (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • George (cameo)
  • Tiger Moth (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Refreshment Lady (cameo)
  • Lord Callan (cameo)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)
  • Elizabeth (music video cameo)
  • Nelson (music video cameo)
  • Jack (music video cameo)
  • Alfie (music video cameo)
  • Oliver (music video cameo)
  • Max and Monty (music video cameo)
  • Kelly (music video cameo)
  • Byron (music video cameo)
  • Ned (music video cameo)
  • Isobella (music video cameo)
  • Patrick (music video cameo)
  • Buster (music video cameo)
  • Jem Cole (music video cameo)
  • Arthur (DVD Game)
  • Alicia Botti (learning segment)
  • The Tailor (deleted scene cameo)

Characters introduced Edit

  • Molly
  • Neville
  • Dennis
  • Mighty Mac
  • Mr. Percival
  • The Baker
  • The Famous Artist
  • The School Choir (vocalises)
  • Proteus (does not speak)

Half hour format Edit

When Season 9 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse, the airings were paired with not just Season 7 episodes, but even some Season 6 episodes which were originally narrated by Alec Baldwin and re-dubbed by Michael Brandon in the US, with Michael Angelis re-dubbing his narrations in the UK. In the Season 6 episodes, music was also re-dubbed with music from the New Series as well. In the beginning of the Nick Jr. airings in the UK, an opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another days work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a days work was added.

Colour Edit

  • Percy and the Oil Painting
  • Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust? - James
  • James and the Red Balloon
  • Learning Segment: Same Colour
  • Thomas and the Rainbow

Caring/Taking Care Edit

  • Thomas' Milkshake Muddle
  • Song: Buffer Up and Share
  • Spotless Record
  • Learning Segment: Thomas and the Shape Bridge
  • Mighty Mac

Respect Edit

  • Molly's Special Special
  • Learning Segment: Getting to the Washdown
  • Edward the Really Useful Engine
  • Learning Segment: Emily Respects
  • Respect for Gordon

Celebration Edit

  • Thomas and the Birthday Picnic
  • Song: Party Time
  • Learning Segment: Which Load for Which Party?
  • Harold and the Flying Horse
  • Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Gordon
  • Tuneful Toots

Achievement Edit

  • Thomas and the Toy Shop
  • Learning Segment: Which Load to Which Station?
  • Something Fishy
  • Learning Segment: What Route Should Thomas Take?
  • Rheneas and the Dinosaur

Change Edit

  • Thomas and the New Engine
  • Learning Segment: Changing Sounds
  • Learning Segment: What's New at the Station?
  • Bulgy Rides Again
  • Learning Segment: Getting to Bluff's Cove
  • Toby Feels Left Out

Night and Day Edit

  • Thomas Tries his Best
  • Song: Day and Night
  • Learning Segment: Seeing in the Dark
  • No Sleep for Cranky
  • Learning Segment: Percy in the Dark
  • The Magic Lamp

Shapes Edit

  • Thomas and the Statue
  • Learning Segment: What is Thomas Thinking of?
  • Toby's Windmill
  • Learning Segment: Which Load for Which Route?
  • Henry and the Flagpole

Pride Edit

  • Emily Knows Best
  • Song: Pride
  • Learning Segment: What Makes Thomas Happy?
  • Gordon Takes a Tumble
  • Learning Segment: Which Engine with Which Job?
  • Thomas' Day Off

Lost and Found Edit

  • Thomas' New Trucks
  • Learning Segment: Job Destinations
  • Toby Had a Little Lamb
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Thomas
  • Learning Segment: Where can Neville find Salty?
  • Duncan And The Old Mine

Bravery Edit

  • Bold and Brave
  • Song: Brave
  • Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - James
  • Fergus Breaks the Rules
  • Learning Segment: Knowing What to do
  • Skarloey The Brave

Loyalty Edit

  • Saving Edward
  • Learning Segment: Fixing the Engines
  • A Bad Day for Harold
  • Learning Segment: Being Kind
  • Thomas and The Golden Eagle

Seasons Edit

  • Keeping Up with James
  • Song: Every Day's a Special Day on Sodor
  • Learning Segment: What can Cool Down Thomas?
  • Edward's Brass Band
  • Learning Segment: Cool Down Delivery
  • Flour Power

Trivia Edit

  • Rusty was referred to as a female in early American narrations of Tuneful Toots and Duncan and the Old Mine that broadcast on PBS Kids.
  • This was Sharon Miller's first season as script editor. Sharon Miller became the first head writer in the twelfth season.
  • A large-scale model of Thomas was built for when he interacts with the Narrow Gauge Engines.
  • This season marks the first of a few things:
    • The first season where Thomas appears in every episode, albeit not speaking in all of them.
    • The first series to air on Channel 5's Milkshake! block. However, repeats of Season 8 were shown before.
    • The first season where the title cards are read aloud by the

narrator including some of Seasons 6 and 7. However, a few US episodes did not have their titles read aloud in the Thomas and the Toy Workshop US DVD.

    • The first season in which Elizabeth does not appear since her introduction in the sixth season.
    • The first season in which Arthur, Murdoch and Spencer do not appear since their introductions in the seventh season.

Criticism in 2011 Edit

In 2011, six years after the ninth season and the CGI series were released, the UK DVD, Little Engines, Big Days Out was criticized with negative reviews over its episodes and learning segments saying Winter Holidays instead of Christmas and Trees with Decorations instead of Christmas trees, Hilary Fortnam criticized Keeping Up with James because she would be worried if Wilbert Awdry saw this, he would feel stressed out if he saw this. But HiT Entertainment said it was not a seasonal release, but due to the criticism on Little Engines, Big Day Out, they pushed the UK DVD of Merry Winter Wish to 2012 a year later to make the lines say "Christmas" and "Christmas trees."