Spencer the Silver Engine

Promotional picture of Spencer in full CGi
Number 16
Class LNER Class A4
Livery LNER silver with blue-grey cylinders and wheels and black lining, occasionally BR blue with white and black stripes
Built 1936
Builder LNER Doncaster Worksman
Affiliations Neutral, later Good
Designer Sir Nigel Gresley
Date of Birth December 20, 1936
Speed: 98(regular) capable of 120 or more
First Appearance Gordon and Spencer
Voice Actors Matt Wilkinson (UK)
Glenn Wrage (USA)
Michael Keaton (UK/US), (All-New Shining Time Station series only)

Spencer the Silver Engine  is a sleek streamliner express engine who is owned privately by the Duke and Duchess of Boxford. He is the reccuring antagonist-turned-supporting character of Thomas and the (former) main antagonist of Hero of the Rails and King of the Railway.

Allies & enemies

Allies: Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby, Duck, Donald, Douglas, Oliver, Emily, Stepney, Murdoch, Hiro, Victor, Kevin, Winston, Stafford, Fergus, Bill, Ben, BoCo, Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Rusty, Duncan, Duke, Freddie, Mighty Mac, Proteus, Luke, Lady, Bertie, Terence, Trevor, Paxton, Dennis, Daisy, The Logging Locos, Connor, Caitlin, Stephen, Millie, Bertram, Ivo Hugh, Mallard, Salty, Mavis, Bear, Arthur

Enemies: Diesel, Diesel 10, D261, Arry, Bert, George, Den (formerly), Dart (formerly), Norman (formerly), Sidney (formerly), Splatter, Dodge, D199, Old-Stuck Up, Thomas (formerly), Edward (formerly), Henry (formerly), Gordon (formerly), James (formerly), Percy (formerly), Toby (formerly), Duck (formerly), Donald (formerly), Douglas (formerly), Oliver (formerly), Emily (formerly), Stepney (formerly), Murdoch (formerly), Hiro (formerly), Victor (formerly), Kevin (formerly), Winston (formerley), Stafford (formerly), Steam Engine


Spencer is very arrogant, and this regularly puts him at odds with The Fat Controller's engines.

During his first visit to Sodor, Spencer took the Duke and Duchess of Boxford on a trip around Sodor, but ignored Gordon's warnings about taking on water and thus ran out - Spencer attributed the incident to a leaky tank.

Upon his next visit, Spencer challenged Edward to a race and maintained a lead for the majority of the race, but vainly fell asleep while the Duke and Duchess stopped to take photos and narrowly lost to Edward after he got onto the summer-house branch line first. But he can be nice sometimes.

Spencer has since developed a rivalry with Thomas, with the latter often trying to outshine Spencer - largely without success.

He is voiced by Matt Wilkinson in UK, and Glenn Wrage in US.


Major Appearances

Season 7
  • Gordon and Spencer
Season 8
  • Edward the Great
Season 10
  • Topped Off Thomas
Season 11
  • Emily's Rubbish
  • Dream On
Season 13
  • Creaky Cranky
  • Tickled Pink
  • Steamy Sodor
  • Snow Tracks
Season 14
  • O The Indignity
Season 15
  • Spencer the Grand
  • Kevin the Steamie
Season 16
  • Thomas and the Rubbish Train (mentioned)
  • Whiff's Wish
  • Welcome Stafford
Season 17
  • The Afternoon Tea Express
  • Hero of the Rails
  • Misty Island Rescue (does not speak)
  • Day of the Diesels (mentioned)
  • King of the Railway
  • The Great Race


Season 7

  • Something Fishy

Season 15

  • Edward the Hero

Season 16

  • Sodor Surprise Day


  • Spencer is considered by fans to be the TV series counterpart of Mallard from the Railway Series books, as they both share the same model basis.
  • One of his models is on display at Nitrogen Studios


  • Spencer's theme is his Season 7 theme.

Counterparts (Villian version)

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Counterparts (Female Version)

  • Pinknose, Elizabeth, or Mavis (Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends/The Railway Series)

Counterparts (Hero version)

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Counterparts (Skiff and Friends version)

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See also

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