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Stanley the Silver Tank Engine

Promotional picture of Stanley in full CGi

Number 60
Class' Silver Tank Engine
Livery Blue Tank Engine
Line Tidmouth-Barrow-in-Furness mainline
Built May 1, 1992 (he was experimental)
Builder Silver Tank Engine
Designers Sir Topham Hatt I and William Stainer
Date to Birth December 10, 1992
Status Still alive, and always will be

The Great Discovery

Voice Actors

Matt Wilkinson (UK)
Ben Small (US) (Season 15 - 18)
David Menkin (US) (Samson at Your Service only)
Rob Rackstraw (US) (Season 19 onwards)

Jesse McCartney (The Adventures of Thomas and the Magic Railroad)

Stanley is a silver tank engine. He came to take care of Thomas' workload during the restoration of Great Waterton. Thomas became jealous and later neglected. He felt that Stanley was newer, bigger and stronger than him - and would take over his place on the railway. Thomas had a plan to make Stanley look weak - the trick backfired and caused Thomas' friends to consider him mean and incompetent. Thomas later went missing and Stanley was the first to realise Thomas' feelings. He searched for Thomas until he finally managed to find and rescue him. They both became friends and with a combined effort made it back to Great Waterton in time to prepare for the opening celebrations. Stanley got the job by Thomas to take the Mayor of Sodor to the opening. He once worked in the yards with Thomas and James during the winter. Once, Gordon tried to beat Stanley by taking a shortcut. Gordon bashed into Ben's flatbed of logs which blocked Stanley's line. Gordon listened to advice and stopped Stanley in time. They became friends and Gordon made Stanley take the VIP's. He also helped with the rebuild of the Sodor River Bridge. Once, he met up with the other engines at the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre when The Fat Controller told them that Thomas isn't at sea. Stanley once had a faulty firebox and was worried he will miss the party. They soon had the party at the Steamworks. And at the Shunting Yards Sir Topham Hatt told the engines.

Major Appearances[]


Season 12

  • "James Works It Out"
  • "Gordon Takes A Shortcut"
  • "Thomas Puts The Brakes On"

Season 14

  • Thomas's Tall Friend (cameo)
  • Merry Winter Wish (cameo)
  • Thomas and the Snowman Party (cameo)

Season 15

  • Percy's New Friends (cameo)
  • Kevin The Steamie (cameo)
  • "Surprise, Surprise!"

Season 16

  • Ol' Wheezy Wobbles (cameo)
  • Percy and the Monster of Brendam (cameo)
  • Flash Bang Wallop (cameo)
  • Salty's Surprise (cameo)
  • Muddy Matters (cameo)
  • Emily's Winter Party Special (cameo)
  • "Thomas and the Rubbish Train" (does not speak)

Season 18

  • Flatbeds of Fear (Not named, does not speak)
  • Disappearing Diesels (cameo)
  • Signals Crossed (cameo)
  • Toad's Adventure (cameo)
  • Thomas the Quarry Engine (cameo)
  • Marion and the Pipe (Stock footage cameo)
  • Missing Gator (cameo)
  • Timothy and the Rainbow Truck (cameo)
  • Samson at your Service

Season 19

  • The Truth About Toby
  • Very Important Sheep (cameo)
  • Helping Hiro (cameo)
  • Philip to the Rescue (cameo)
  • Thomas the Babysitter (cameo)

Season 20

Season 21


  • The Great Discovery
  • Misty Island Rescue (cameo)
  • Day of the Diesels
  • Tale of the Brave (cameo)
  • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (cameo)
  • The Great Race
  • Journey Beyond Sodor



Season 14

  • "Thomas's Tall Friend"
  • "Merry Winter Wish"
  • "Thomas and the Snowman Party"

Season 15

  • "Percy's New Friends"
  • "Kevin the Steamie"

Season 16

  • "Ol' Wheezy Wobbles"
  • "Percy and the Monster of Brendam"
  • "Flash Bang Wallop!"
  • "Salty's Surprise"
  • "Emily's Winter Party Special"
  • "Muddy Matters"

Season 17

  • Calm Down Caitlin
  • Not Now, Charlie!

Voice Actors[]

  • Matt Wilkinson (UK; fifthteenth season onwards - excluding nineteenth season)
  • Ben Small (US; fifthteenth season - eighteenth season)
  • David Menkin (US) (Samson at Your Service only)
  • Rob Rackstraw (UK; nineteenth season only - US; nineteenth season onwards)
  • Jesse McCartney (The Adventures of Thomas and the Magic Railroad)


  • Stanley's theme is his theme from the Great Discovery, aka the theme playing when he searches for Thomas.


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