Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Pop Goes the Diesel - S2-E12

Plot hole: When Duck and Diesel leave the shed, Diesel follows Duck instantly, but the tracks they are on both lead to the turntable. As they are on different tracks to each other, it would be impossible for Diesel to follow Duck that quickly as the turntable could only be set to one track at a time.

The Sad Story of Henry - S1-E3

Audio problem: When James is about to puff away from Henry's Tunnel, if you listen closely, James is heard puffing before he has even left. (00:01:00)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Despite Henry's issue from "Coal" in Season 1 being resolved after the crash in "The Flying Kipper", also in Season 1, Henry needed special coal again from "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" until Season 16.


Bulgy Rides Again - S7-E19

Continuity mistake: When Bulgy is driving on the road next to the rails, Thomas can be seen pulling a train instead of being repaired at the foundry.

Special Funnel - S4-E11

Visible crew/equipment: As Peter Sam passes Skarloey and Rheneas, a camera shadow is seen.

Bye George - S5-E7

Audio problem: When Gordon blows his whistle before he crashes into the truck, his whistle sounds like Duck's.

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends mistake picture

No Joke for James - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where James pulls up beside Gordon, studio equipment is visible in the top portion of the screen.

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Springtime for Diesel - S21-E1

Audio problem: Trevor has Stanley's whistle sound when he crosses the level crossing.


Cows - S2-E2

Character mistake: The narrator says, "some trucks were left behind", but only 1 truck was left behind.


Thomas, Percy and the Coal - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the restored version, studio equipment can be seen when Toby pulls Annie and Clarabel and at the water tower near Tidmouth Station (at the top of the screen in both scenes).

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends mistake picture

Down the Mine - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: The sign says: "Danger - engines must not pass this board." When Thomas passes the board it says: "Danger - engines must not pass this point."


Mucking About - S20-E14

Continuity mistake: Thomas appears to be damaged and dirty after his accident, but he is completely fine and spotless in the final scene. There is no way that Thomas was repaired and cleaned instantly.


Thomas in Trouble - S11-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Thomas puffs away from Toby, two steam platforms are visible.


Toad Stands By - S4-E20

Revealing mistake: In a shot of 2 vans singing "Pop Goes Old Ollie" you can see a spider crawling on the right side of the left van in the screen.

Wonky Whistle - S15-E17

Factual error: A "wonky" whistle doesn't sound like a slide whistle, it should sound like a weakened version of the correct whistle mixed with the hissing sound of steam. A "wonky" whistle would also leak steam constantly instead of being blown like a normal whistle.


Thomas and the Trucks - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Thomas is organizing the trucks, in a second close-up of a truck, the background disappears in mid-sentence.


Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Gordon backs on to the siding, you can see the inside of his cab, which is just some equipment.


Edward, Gordon and Henry - S1-E4

Other mistake: When Gordon leaves the station, he has two brake coaches, even though express trains are suppose to have one.


The Diseasel - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Bill runs beside Boco, you can see a camera moving out of the shot. (Visible in HD full screen version).


James and the Red Balloon - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Percy arrives at the docks, he is carrying some freight cars. But when Thomas leaves the cars Percy was carrying disappear.


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