The Steam Team is the name of the group consisting of the eight core characters of the New Series, first implemented in the eighth season. The group consists of Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby, Duck, Donald and Douglas, Oliver and Emily. Stanley was briefly part of the Steam Team in The Great Discovery.
- Emily is currently the only female member as well as the only member not created by the Rev W. Awdry.
- Toby is the only member of the Steam Team who does not have a berth at Tidmouth Sheds.
- James is the only member to have been the main antagonist in a special, doing so in Tale of the Brave.
- According to SiF's interview with Sam Barlow, Duck was going to be part of the Steam Team. However, the crew had to make room for Emily in order for a female character to have a more prominent role.