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England, located in the United Kingdom, is The Mainland of Sodor.


Location

The Mainland is located across the Walney Channel from Sodor and is accessed via the Vicarstown Bridge, Barrow-in-Furness is the nearest mainland station and town to Sodor.

Named Locations

It is often just referred to as the Mainland, although it was once referred to as its proper name, England, however certain places have been mentioned by name in both the Railway Series and the television series. These include:

Barrow-in-Furness

Railway Series

  • The Eight Famous Engines
  • Enterprising Engines
  • Duck and the Diesel Engine
  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine
  • Henry and the Express

Television Series

Bournemouth

Railway Series

  • Toby the Tram Engine (mentioned)

Television Series

  • Season 1 - Thomas' Christmas Party (mentioned)

Brighton

Specials

Bluebell Railway

Railway Series

  • Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine (mentioned)

Television Series

  • Season 4 - Rusty to the Rescue (mentioned)

Carlisle

Railway Series

  • Gordon the High-Speed Engine (mentioned)

Carnforth

Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show (mentioned)

Crewe

Railway Series

  • Henry the Green Engine (mentioned), Enterprising Engines (mentioned) and Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines (mentioned)

Television Series

  • Season 1 - The Flying Kipper (mentioned) and Whistles and Sneezes (mentioned; only in the UK version)

Doncaster

Railway Series

  • Enterprising Engines (mentioned)

London

Railway Series

  • Eight Famous Engines (Euston, King's Cross, Paddington, and St. Pancras station; mentioned)

Television Series

  • Season 17 - The Thomas Way (Paddington Station)

National Railway Museum

Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show

Skipton

Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show (mentioned)

Talyllyn Railway

Railway Series

  • The Little Old Engine (mentioned), and Great Little Engines (mentioned)

York

Railway Series

  • Thomas and the Great Railway Show

Engines

Numerous engines have come from or worked on the Mainland, including Jinty, Pug, Stepney, Flying Scotsman, The Diesel, Spencer, Connor, Caitlin, Samson and Logan, some other mainland engines were also mentioned in the thirteenth season episode, Play Time.

Gallery

Rolling Stock

Bradford also hails from the mainland.

Appearances

The Mainland has made several appearances in the Railway Series. In the television series, it's first appearance was in the fourth season episode, Thomas and the Special Letter. In the CGI series, the Mainland has been mentioned several times and briefly seen whenever the Vicarstown bridge appears. Crovan's Gate was once used as a station on the mainland. The Mainland makes its first full appearance in The Great Race and will appear in Journey Beyond Sodor.

Gallery

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