"Thomas, an 0-6-0 tank engine, first came to Sodor on loan from a line in the South of England.
The Fat Controller took a special interest in Thomas, and once he had proved himself to be a
really useful engine he gave him a branch line of his own. Thomas has worked there happily ever
since. His journey runs from Tidmouth to Ffarquhar, where he lives. He has two coaches called
Annie and Clarabel."
"Thomas is a cheeky, fussy little engine. He often gets into scrapes being over-eager
to do things best left to bigger and more sensible engines. But clouds never last long
in Thomas' life and he's soom bustling about again, playing his part in the yard on his
very own branch line, of which he is extremely proud.