Thomas, Percy and the Dragon

Original title card

No. of season: 3
No. of epsiode: 7
No. of series: 59
Director: David Mitton
Producer: Britt Allcroft
David Mitton
Writer: Andrew Brenner (uncredited)
Britt Allcroft
David Mitton
Narrator: Michael Angelis (UK)
George Carlin (US)
Original air date: 18 November 1991 (US)
7 April 1992 (UK)
26 May 1992 (JPN)
23 February 1993 (AUS)
13 May 1998 (GER)
10 May 2008 (HUN)
Previous: Thomas Gets Bumped
Next: Diesel Does It Again

Thomas, Percy and the Dragon is the seventh episode of the third season. It first aired in the US on the Shining Time Station episode Scare Dares, in 1991 and re-aired in the Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, Missing Whistles in 1996.


Percy is still ribbing Thomas about the time he thought Percy was a ghost. Thomas pays no attention, knowing it was him all the time and, next morning, is asked to collect a special load from Knapford Harbour. Thomas is at first horrified to find that it is a dragon, but his driver tells him that it is made of paper and is needed for a carnival. Meanwhile, Percy is stuck in a siding while shunting and has to stay there for the night because of jammed points while waiting for Henry to pass. His driver goes home for tea and Percy watches the other engines going back to Tidmouth. He is asleep until Thomas passes by with the dragon, causing Percy to get so terrified that he won't open his eyes until his driver comes.

The next day, Percy tries to tell Gordon, but Gordon thinks he is joking, which soon leads to the other engines teasing Percy about it. Percy began to think he might've imagined the dragon, but later, he sees the dragon again, but is indignant when he sees Thomas pushing it. Thomas explains what happened and the two make up for their teasing.



Fun FactsEdit


  • In the restored version, in the last shot of Thomas and Percy in the shed, Thomas looks cross instead of asleep.
  • A deleted scene shows Gordon passing Percy in the siding.
  • In the early narration, the music played when Percy waits for Henry to pass by, Percy at Knapford and the other engines laughing is omitted. The music played when James teased Percy is omitted in both UK narrations.
  • Big Mickey and S.S. Vienna, from Thomas and Friends' sister show, TUGS, make their first appearances in the show as background characters. They continue to be background characters to this day, even making it into CGI.
  • A reference to the second season episode, Ghost Train is made.
  • This is based on the two Andrew Brenner magazine stories, Percy's Night Out and Percy and the Dragon.
  • The episode can be seen in a Japanese game, Magical Adventure.
  • When repeated on CITV in 1993, the end credits were entirely removed, save for the Britt Allcroft endboards.


  • The dragon was said to be covered in lights, but it was actually lit up from underneath.
  • The steam vent goes off too early when Thomas blows steam at Percy.
  • In the shot of Henry, James and Duck, Henry's front wheels are derailed and his brake pipe is wonky.
  • The end of the set is visible behind Thomas in the shot where he goes under the bridge.
  • In the overhead shots of the jammed points, a truck next to Percy is derailed.
  • In the scene of Thomas and Percy in Tidmouth Sheds, Thomas is in a middle berth. But, the morning after, Thomas has moved to the berth on the far right.
  • The term guard is used in the U.S. version at one point.
  • Wires can be seen under the tarpaulin on the flatbed in front of the dragon when Thomas passes Percy. These are most likely wires connecting the power source to the dragon's lights.
  • In the first scene of Henry passing Percy, take a close look at the bottom right corner, Henry floats in mid-air.
  • When James passes Percy, Percy whistles despite his driver not being there.


In Other LanguagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Thomas, Percy og dragen Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Spanish Thomas, Percy y el Dragon Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Welsh Tomos, Pyrsi a'r Ddraig Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Japanese トーマスとパーシーとりゅう Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
German Der rätselhafte Drachen The Enigmatic Dragon
Slovenian Tomaž Poldi in Zmaj Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Polish Tomek, Piotrek i Smok Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Finnish Tuomas, Pekka ja Lohikäärme Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Czech Tomáš, Percy a Drak Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Italian Thomas, Percy e il Drago Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Dutch Thomas, Percy en de draak Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Hungarian Thomas, Percy és a sárkány Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Russian Томас, Перси и дракон Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Ukrainian Томас, Персі і Дракон Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Chinese 托马斯 培西和龙 Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Romanian Thomas, Percy și Dragonul Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Slovak Thomas, Percy a čínsky drak Thomas, Percy and the Chinese Dragon
Swedish Thomas, Percy och dragen Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Danish Thomas, Percy og dragen Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
Thai เพอร์ซีเจอมังกรไฟ Percy Met the Fire Dragon
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy e o dragão chinês Thomas, Percy and the Chinese Dragon
Korean 토마스와 퍼시와 용 Thomas, Percy and the Dragon

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v - e - d Thomas and Friends episodes
Series 1 Thomas and Gordon · Edward and Gordon · The Sad Story of Henry · Edward, Gordon and Henry · Thomas' Train · Thomas and the Trucks · Thomas and the Breakdown Train · James and the Coaches · Troublesome Trucks · James and the Express · Thomas and the Guard · Thomas Goes Fishing · Thomas, Terence and the Snow · Thomas and Bertie · Tenders and Turntables · Trouble in the Shed · Percy Runs Away · Coal · The Flying Kipper · Whistles and Sneezes · Toby and the Stout Gentleman · Thomas in Trouble · Dirty Objects · Off the Rails · Down the Mine · Thomas' Christmas Party
Series 2 Thomas, Percy and the Coal · Cows · Bertie's Chase · Saved from Scrap · Old Iron · Thomas and Trevor · Percy and the Signal · Duck Takes Charge · Percy and Harold · The Runaway · Percy Takes the Plunge · Pop Goes the Diesel · Dirty Work · A Close Shave · Better Late Than Never · Break Van · The Deputation · Thomas Comes to Breakfast · Daisy · Percy's Predicament · The Diseasel · Wrong Road · Edward's Exploit · Ghost Train · Woolly Bear · Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
Series 3 A Scarf for Percy · Percy's Promise · Time for Trouble · Gordon and the Famous Visitor · Donald's Duck · Thomas Gets Bumped · Thomas, Percy and the Dragon · Diesel Does It Again · Henry's Forest · The Trouble with Mud · No Joke for James · Thomas, Percy and the Post Train · Trust Thomas · Mavis · Toby's Tightrope · Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party · Buzz, Buzz · All at Sea · One Good Turn · Tender Engines · Escape · Oliver Owns Up · Bulgy · Heroes · Percy, James and the Fruitful Day · Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Series 4 Granpuff · Sleeping Beauty · Bulldog · You Can't Win · Four Little Engines · A Bad Day for Sir Handel · Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady · Trucks! · Home at Last · Rock 'n' Roll · Special Funnel · Steam Roller · Passengers and Polish · Gallant Old Engine · Rusty to the Rescue · Thomas and Stepney · Train Stops Play · Bowled Out · Henry and the Elephant · Toad Stands By · Bulls Eyes · Thomas and the Special Letter · Paint Pots and Queens · Fish · Special Attraction · Mind That Bike
Series 5 Cranky Bugs · Horrid Lorry · A Better View for Gordon · Lady Hatt's Birthday Party · James and the Trouble with Trees · Gordon and the Gremlin · Bye George! · Baa! · Put Upon Percy · Toby and the Flood · Haunted Henry · Double Teething Troubles · Stepney Gets Lost · Toby's Discovery · Something in the Air · Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach · Thomas and the Rumours · Oliver's Find · Happy Ever After · Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday · A Surprise for Percy · Make Someone Happy · Busy Going Backwards · Duncan Gets Spooked · Rusty and the Boulder · Snow
Series 6 Salty's Secret · Harvey to the Rescue · No Sleep for Cranky · A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter · Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry · The Fogman · Jack Jumps In · A Friend in Need · It's Only Snow · Twin Trouble · The World's Strongest Engine · Scaredy Engines · Percy and the Haunted Mine · Middle Engine · James and the Red Balloon · Jack Frost · Gordon Takes a Tumble · Percy's Chocolate Crunch · Buffer Bother · Toby Had a Little Lamb · Thomas, Percy and the Squeak · Thomas the Jet Engine · Edward the Very Useful Engine · Dunkin' Duncan · Rusty Saves the Day · Faulty Whistles
Series 7 Emily's New Coaches · Percy Gets It Right · Bill, Ben and Fergus · The Old Bridge · Edward's Brass Band · What's the Matter with Henry? · James and the Queen of Sodor · The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop · · The Spotless Record · Toby's Windmill · Bad Day at Castle Loch · Rheneas and the Roller Coaster · Salty's Stormy Tale · Snow Engine · Something Fishy · The Runaway Elephant · Peace and Quiet · Fergus Breaks the Rules · · Bulgy Rides Again · Harold and the Flying Horse · The Grand Opening · Best Dressed Engine · Gordon and Spencer · Not So Hasty Puddings · Trusty Rusty · Three Cheers for Thomas
Series 8 Thomas and the Tuba · Percy's New Whistle · Thomas to the Rescue · Henry and the Wishing Tree · James Gets a New Coat · Thomas Saves the Day · Percy's Big Mistake · Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough · Don't Tell Thomas · Emily's New Route · Thomas and the Firework Display · Gordon Takes Charge · Spic and Span · Edward the Great · Squeak, Rattle and Roll · Thomas and the Circus · Thomas Gets It Right · As Good as Gordon · Fish · Emily's Adventure · Halloween · You Can Do It, Toby! · James Goes Too Far · Chickens to School · Too Hot for Thomas · Percy and the Magic Carpet
Series 9 Percy and the Oil Painting · Thomas and the Rainbow · Molly's Special, Special · Thomas' Milkshake Muddle · Mighty Mac · Thomas and the Toy Shop · Respect for Gordon · Thomas and the Birthday Picnic · Tuneful Toots · Rheneas and the Dinosaur · Thomas and the New Engine · Toby Feels Left Out · Thomas Tries His Best · The Magic Lamp · Thomas and the Statue · Henry and the Flagpole · Emily Knows Best · Thomas' Day Off · Thomas' New Trucks Duncan and the Old Mine · Bold and Brave · Skarloey the Brave · Saving Edward · Thomas and the Golden Eagle · Keeping Up with James · Flour Power