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Rosie the Little Red Engine

Promotional picture of Rosie in full CGI

Class SR USA Class
Livery Red, White/Grey, Red, Black, Gold
Built 1942
Number 37, formerly 13

Vulcan Iron Works, H.K. Porter, Inc., USA

Configuration 0-6-0T
Affiliations Good
Designers Howard G. Hill
Line Knapford-Ffarquhar branch line
First Appearance Thomas and the Birthday Mail
Voice Actors Teresa Gallagher
(UK; 2009-2012)
Jules de Jongh
(US; 2009-2012)
Nicola Stapleton (UK/US; 2017-present)

Rosie the Little Red Engine is a red (formerly lavender) tank engine who works on the Fat Controller's railway. She is voiced by Teresa Gallagher in the UK and Jules de Jongh in the US and later Nicola Stapleton in the UK and US. She is one of the second main protagonists. She often cameos in several episodes of the CGI series from S17 to The Great Race.


Rosie in her former livery

.In her introduction, during an autumn storm, Thomas was supposed to deliver a train to High Farm. Rosie wanted to help, but Thomas left on his own. Rosie followed him down the line, so Thomas decided to take the shorter, more dangerous route, thinking that Rosie would not follow him. Thomas ended up trapped in an avalanche, but was thankful to see Rosie going by on the other line. Rosie took the train to High Farm, and then brought back the farmer's daughter Alice, who thanked Thomas.

Allies: Thomas (Cousin), Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy (boyfriend), Toby, Duck, Lady, Donald & Douglas, Oliver, Gina (Best friend: As close as sisters), Stepney, Spencer, Hank, Belle (Possible older sister) Arthur, Flora, Rocky, Bash, Dash, Ferdinand, Whiff, Scruff, Hiro, Victor, Kevin, Stanley, Hector, Mavis (diesel friend), Murdoch (big friend, like Thomas and Gordon and possible father figure), Sir Handel (vain Narrow Gauge friend)

Enemies: Diesel, 'Arry, Bert, Diesel 10, Splatter, Dodge, Spencer (formerly), George, Hector (formerly), Daisy (arch-rival), Smudger, Big City Engine


Rosie is a friendly, respectful, clever and helpful tank engine with a good sense of humour. She idolizes Thomas very much. She and Thomas like to have fun and also like to help each other when they are working. She also enjoys racing just as much as she loves to be really useful, and is very eager to prove her worth, as evidenced by her wanting to help Thomas deliver Alice's birthday presents, or even attempting to pull a special train on her own. Rosie can be described as a feisty, energetic and free-spirited tomboy who is not afraid to do hard work.

With the passage of time, Rosie became more focused and mature, serving as a voice of reason to James' arrogance. She also stands no nonsense for teasing or rudeness, and although she still has her tomboyish personality, she still does have a good sense of humor, and she still likes a friendly joke.

Rosie still manages a healthy relationship with Thomas, despite some incidents that unintentionally go wrong. In Thomas Sets Sail, when the sail of the boat can’t go under the bridge, Rosie gets worried. In Thomas and the Runaway Car, when Thomas unintentionally pushed Sir Topham Hatt's Car down Gordon's Hill, Rosie just left the wash down when the car passed by and covered her with mud which made her annoyed. In Rosie is Red, Thomas pretends not to remember sticking up for Rosie because he does not want to be teased. This ends up embarrassing Rosie. This is one of the only times where she is embarrassed.


  • Wooden Railway
  • TrackMaster
  • TOMY (discontinued)
  • Plarail (Japan only)
  • Take-Along (discontinued)
  • Take-n-Play (discontinuted)
  • Mega Bloks
  • Wind-Up (Japan only)
  • Bachmann
  • Adventures


Major Appearances[]

Series 10

Series 11

  • "Hector The Horrid"
  • "Thomas Sets Sail"
  • "Thomas and the Runaway Car"

Series 12

  • "Rosie's Funfair Special

Series 13

  • "Splish Splash Splosh!"

Series 14

  • "Diesel's Special Delivery"

Series 15

  • "Stuck On You"

Series 16

  • "Salty's Surprise" (does not speak)
  • "Sodor Surprise Day"

Series 21

  • "The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor"


  • "Journey Beyond Sodor"



Series 13

  • "Steamy Sodor"
  • "Hiro Helps Out"

Series 14

  • "James In the Dark"
  • "Merry Winter Wish"
  • "Thomas and the Snowman Party"
  • "Merry Misty Island"
  • "Jumping Jobi Wood"
  • "Thomas's Crazy Day"

Series 15

  • "Gordon and Ferdinand"
  • "Toby and Bash
  • "Percy's New Friends"
  • "Henry's Happy Coal"
  • "Surprise, Surprise"
  • "Kevin the Steamie"

Series 16

  • "Race to the Rescue"
  • "Ho Ho Snowman"
  • "Flash Bang Wallop!"
  • "Thomas Toots the Crows"
  • "Bust My Buffers!"
  • "Percy and the Calliope"
  • "Muddy Matters"
  • "Whiff's Wish"
  • "Happy Birthday, Sir!"

Series 17

  • "Steamie Stafford"
  • "Henry's Hero"
  • "The Thomas Way"
  • "Percy's Lucky Day"
  • "Bill or Ben?"
  • "No More Mr. Nice Engine"
  • "Away from the Sea"


Rosie's theme is her theme from the Season 12 Episode "Rosie and the Funfair Special"

File:Rosie the Tank Engine's Theme

Theme (T,J&H Version)[]

Rosie's T,J&H theme is Her season 10 theme


  • Rosie's name in Japanese: ロージー
  • Rosie is a tank engine-despite the fact that she's a lavender color!
  • In "Percy's Lucky Day" and "Bill or Ben?" She is seen with a golden headlamp. This might be a mistake, since in the model series she was shown with a white lamp on her footplate.
  • In "No More Mr. Nice Engine" Rosie appears without her golden headlamp. The golden headlamp must have of been a mistake.
  • Season 17 is the first season since her debut, Rosie has not appeared in at least one episode with a speaking role. She only made cameos.

Counterparts (Girl Version) (Heroine Version)[]

Counterparts (Boy Version)[]

  • Thomas or Percy (Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends)
  • Sunshine or Ten Cents (TUGS/Salty's Lighthouse)
  • Yoshi or Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Tails or Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Booker, Bo Sheep, or Nermal (Garfield and Friends)
  • Buster Bunny or Hamton J. Pig (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  • Patrick Star or SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants) (both Patrick and Rosie are pink)
  • Ferb or Phineas (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Gabe Duncan or P.J. Duncan (Good Luck Charlie)
  • Piplup (Pokemon)
  • 9-Volt (WarioWare (T,J&H Version))
  • C.H.A.D, Fishboy or Meat Boy (Super Meat Boy)
  • Tuff or Kirby (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!) (both Kirby and Rosie are pink)
  • Q*Bert (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Sparkster (Rocket Knight Adventures)
  • DJBJ (Fat Pizza)
  • BJ or Barney (Barney and Friends)
  • Ken or Ryu (Street Fighter)
  • Jason Lee Scott (Power Rangers)
  • Rodney, Cody, or Cameron (Total Drama)
  • Rogi or Tayo (Tayo the Little Bus)