Sodor High School: Thomas and Friends Tales is a fanfiction series made by FanFiction.net user ThomasZoey3000, and occasionally assisted/edited by friend and fellow FanFiction.net user SF64Rules91. Originally published on April 1st 2010, the series had released 30 chapters by 2014. After a two year hiatus, the series was revived in 2016 with all the chapters being rewritten and eight more being released; as of August 7th, 2020, there are 43 chapters in total, and new chapters are scheduled to be worked and posted in mid/later 2020 to commemorate the series' 10th anniversary, in addition to the 75th anniversary of the Railway Series. The story itself can be found here, at FanFiction.net.

Plot

Set in the year 2010, the fanfiction is about human versions of Thomas and Friends, with the two main protagonists being Thomas and Emily. Also features OCs created by both the author and a friend of his.

Main Characters

  • Thomas "Billinton" Brighton: Main male protagonist.
  • Emily "Stirling" Hatt: Main female protagonist. She is the daughter of Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt, and the cousin of Stephen Hatt and Bridget Hatt.
  • Percy Avonside: Main male deuteragonist.
  • Rosie Vulcan: Main female deuteragonist. She was born in the United States of America ("New York City - New York"), and is also in-love with Thomas. She permanently changed her appearance as of Chapter 34. She meets and becomes smitten with Stanley in Chapter 42
  • James Hughes: Main tritagonist from Season 1, and a major supporting character in Season 2-onward.
  • Leonardo "Leo" Splinterson (OC): Main tritagonist from Season 2-onward. He was born in Scotland (Edinburgh), but also lived in the United States ("Los Angeles - California") for a fair bit of his life before moving back to Scotland and eventually to the Island of Sodor. While he, his brother, and his Father are each Scottish, they learned to speak with a full time American accent (with Leo and his Father both occasionally slipping into their native Scottish accent). His Mother is full American, while his Grandfather is Japanese who migrated to Scotland at a young age. Leo, his family, and two of his friends are based off the main characters from the TMNT franchise, specifically the 2003 animated series by 4Kids Entertainment.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The principal of Sodor High School and the Father of Emily.
  • Alexander Scott (Diesel 10): Main antagonist.

Supporting Cast

  • Gordon Gresley
  • Henry Stanier
  • Toby Holden
  • Edward Stewart
  • Molly Russell
  • Annie & Clarabel Brighton
  • Duck Collet
  • Oliver Collet
  • Mavis Drewry
  • Donald McIntosh
  • Douglas McIntosh
  • Stanley Hudswell
  • Captain Salty
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Olivia McIntosh (Donald and Douglas' cousin, OC, owned by ThomasZoey3000)
  • Clyde & Jim (Two steam engine drivers who know Thomas and his family, OCs, owned by ThomasZoey3000)
  • Hiro Kawasaki
  • Paxton Derby
  • Den Royce
  • Dart Royce
  • Sidney Darlington
  • Belle Billinton
  • Flynn Oshkosh
  • Hank Baldwin
  • Murdoch Riddles
  • Flora Holden
  • Victor Minaz
  • Kevin Ransomes
  • Diesel Horwich
  • 'Arry Hilton
  • Bert Hilton
  • Splatter Doncaster
  • Dodge Doncaster
  • Spencer Gresley (Boxford)
  • Brad Vulcan
  • George Vulcan
  • Mr. Percival
  • Stacy Jones
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel Falcon
  • Peter Sam Stuart
  • Rusty Ruston
  • Duncan Barclay
  • Duke England
  • Mighty & Mac Fairlie
  • Freddie Hunslet
  • Millie Decauville
  • Douglas Barclay
  • Edward Thomas
  • Talyllyn
  • Haydn Falcon
  • Dalton Brighton (Thomas' Father, OC, owned by ThomasZoey3000)
  • Andrea Brighton (Thomas' Mother, OC, owned by ThomasZoey3000)
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Stepney Bluebell
  • Stephen Decauville
  • Connor Dreyfus
  • Caitlin Hudson
  • S.C. Ruffy
  • Michelangelo "Mikey" Splinterson (Leonardo's younger brother, OC; based on Michelangelo, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • April Splinterson (Leonardo's Mother, OC; based on April O'Neil, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Casey Splinterson (Leonardo's Father, OC; based on Casey Jones, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Hamato "Yoshi" Splinterson (Leonardo's Grandfather, OC; based on Splinter, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Bradford Williams
  • Mr. Brandon (Gordon's Football coach from many years ago, OC; based on actor and narrator Michael Brandon, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Raphael "Raph" Abbey (A hotheaded friend of Leonardo's, OC; based on Raphael, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Donatello "Don" Paulsen (An extremely intelligent friend of Leonardo's, OC; based on Donatello, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Horace Schemer
  • J.B. King
  • Neville Oliver
  • Logan Derekson
  • Samson Neilson
  • Dustin Elliot
  • Sam Sherman
  • Max Palmer
  • Monty Palmer
  • Alaric "Old Stuck-Up" Whistler
  • Cecil
  • Alfred
  • Patrick "Lord Harry" Dooiney

TBA Characters

  • Schemee
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • Mr. Baldwin (Sodor High School's main gym teacher, OC; based on actor and narrator Alec Baldwin, owned by SF64Rules91)
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Marion Fitzpatrick
  • Timothy Bell
  • Gator Doble
  • Rex Heywood
  • Mike Heywood
  • Bert Heywood
  • Sailor John
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Jack Menkin
  • Alfie Gladwyn
  • Oliver Fletcher
  • Kelly Austin
  • Byron Rogers
  • Ned Harnell
  • Isobella Larson
  • Patrick Mack
  • Buster Porter
  • Nelson North
  • Skiff Eastport
  • Vinnie Montreal
  • Axel Notesse
  • Gina Couillet
  • Ashima Nilgiri
  • Frieda Krupp
  • Rajiv Kitson
  • Yong Bao Sifang
  • Carlos Ferrocarriles
  • Shane Islington
  • Raul Paulo
  • Ivan Murom
  • Etienne Jeumont
  • Scott Gresley
  • Nuria López
  • Philip Altoona
  • Ernest Dooiney
  • Wilfred Dooiney
  • Culdee Dooiney
  • Nia Kur
  • Rebecca Eastleigh
  • André "Ace" Enzo
  • Hong-Mei Cheng

Rating and genre

The rating is K and PG (lower end). The following genres are:

  • Friendship
  • Action/Adventure
  • Romance
  • Comedy-Drama
  • Slice of Life/Morality

No profanity, sexual content, use of alcohol and drugs, and gore are present in any of the chapters... Well, other than rare moments of suggestive themes that could easily go over younger viewers' heads. There is also some moments of violence and rare bits of mild blood.

Series overview

  • Color: #B9F2FF
  • Seasons: 2
  • Chapters: 43 (more chapters to come in due time)
  • Series premiere: 2010
  • Series finale: ???? (unknown date as of now)

Chapters

Season 1

  1. Chapter 1: Emily, the New Girl - Two new girls join the Tidmouth Class. One is an exchange student from the United States (Rosie), and the other one is the daughter of the principal Sir Topham Hatt (Emily). This chapter has been edited and extended.
  2. Chapter 2: Master of the School - TBA. The first of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Hero of the Rails")
  3. Chapter 3: Constructive Efforts - TBA. The second of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Hero of the Rails")
  4. Chapter 4: Hiro's Heroes - Thomas and Emily help Hiro. The last of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Hero of the Rails")
  5. Chapter 5: Rosie's "Date" Planner - Rosie goes to the carnival with Thomas. James becomes attracted to Emily. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  6. Chapter 6: Sick as Blazes - Henry gets sick and nearly dies. Can Emily get through to James and Gordon when their taunting on Henry and his condition goes too far? This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the episode "What's the Matter with Henry?" from T&F Season 7)
  7. Chapter 7: Ghost of the School - Halloween chapter. James' jealousy towards Thomas' friendship with Emily is shown for the first time. While Diesel and his small band of friends attempt to give Thomas, Murdoch, and Hank each a scare as payback for intervening with their so-called 'fun'. This chapter has been edited and extended. Contains references and allusions to the 2000 video game "Final Fantasy IX".
  8. Chapter 8: Looking Back on Younger Days - Flashback on Emily's childhood. The story of how Diesel 10 became who is he currently is also revealed. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  9. Chapter 9: Rail Fight! - James' jealousy of Thomas' friendship with Emily reaches its peak as he and Thomas get in a fight. The first of a two-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  10. Chapter 10: Finding James - The gang try to find James, who had ran away out of sadness. The last of a two-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  11. Chapter 11: Thomas & Emily to the Rescue! - TBA. The first of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Misty Island Rescue")
  12. Chapter 12: Being a Logger - TBA. The second of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Misty Island Rescue")
  13. Chapter 13: Escape from Misty Island - TBA. The last of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Misty Island Rescue")
  14. Chapter 14: Rosie's Almost Perfect Night - TBA. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  15. Chapter 15: Toby's Traditions - Christmas chapter. Flashback of an event about one of Toby's brothers, Marcus. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  16. Chapter 16: The New Year's Brawl - A New Year's party erupts into a fight against Rosie's older brother, Brad. As a result, Rosie leaves her home and moves in with Thomas and Emily. The first of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. Contains a reference and allusion to an episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".
  17. Chapter 17: The Mysterious Shadow - A mysterious shadow begins following the gang. Who is he? The second of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  18. Chapter 18: Brother and Sister Reunited - Rosie and her beloved older brother reunite together after several years of seemingly being apart. The last of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  19. Chapter 19: The Valentine's Surprise - Valentine's Day chapter. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  20. Chapter 20: Gordon's Part Time Job - Gordon gets a part-time job as a rubbish thrower, but hides the fact about this from his friends out of fear of being laughed at. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the episode "O' the Indignity" from T&F Season 14)
  21. Chapter 21: Inside the Smelter's Class - Rosie meets the teacher of the Smelter Class, Mr. Scott Ten. The first of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Day of the Diesels")
  22. Chapter 22: Rosie Gets It Wrong - Rosie decided to help the Smelter Class get a new classroom... but it all turned out to be a trap by Diesel 10 (A.k.a. Mr. Ten) to get control of the school and capture both Thomas and Emily. The second of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Day of the Diesels")
  23. Chapter 23: The School Could Use a CowGirl - Rosie must now correct her mistake and save her school and friends before Diesel 10 succeeds in finding out Emily's hidden secret. The last of a three-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Day of the Diesels")
  24. Chapter 24: The Ghost and the Gold - Thomas and Emily travel with Donald and Douglas to their cousin's family castle in Scotland to help solve a mystery involving a ghost and hidden gold. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  25. Chapter 25: Retracing Your Steps - Rosie gets lost along with Bill on a school field trip to a reopened mine. This chapter has been edited and extended.
  26. Chapter 26: Emily's Bad Day - On their way home from Scotland, Emily has a bad day. It gets better at the end. Season finale. Ending of the chapter contains an epilogue with a young man looking over at Sodor High School and commenting that he's forward to attending there soon. This chapter has been edited and extended.

Season 2

  1. Chapter 27: Meet Leonardo - A new student (the same young man from the previous chapter's epilogue) joins Sodor High School, and he develops an attraction towards Emily while also becoming friends with Thomas and the others in the process. The new kid also makes enemies with Spencer and several of the Smelter Class teens (Diesel, Arry, and Bert). This chapter has been edited and extended.
  2. Chapter 28: The Junior High Mystery - After a section of the school's roof caves in, many students were moved to temporary classrooms until the damage is fixed up. Thomas and Rosie both end up in the Narrow Gauge classroom, where they meet a lad named Luke... who seems to have a secret of a sort. The first of a two-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Blue Mountain Mystery")
  3. Chapter 29: The Lost Man - Thomas and Rosie both must find out what happened to the man Luke had knocked into the ocean. However, soon they have to stop Diesel and his gang from trying to get Luke kicked out of school. The last of a two-part story arc. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the T&F special "Blue Mountain Mystery")
  4. Chapter 30: Toby and Mavis' Bond - Toby and Mavis both tell Leonardo the story on how they became a couple. This chapter has been edited and extended. (Based on the episode(s) "Mavis" and "Toby's Tightrope" from T&F Season 3)
  5. Chapter 31: Emily's Bad Attitude - While out shopping for summer stuff, Emily notices a poster for a big beauty contest coming up and decides to sign up. However, sometimes nice girl, sometimes mean girl, Daisy mocks Emily for not being as pretty as she is and for entering the contest for fun. Angered and blinded by the desire to show up Daisy, Emily's persona takes a turn for the worst. She acts rude and snobbish like Daisy, and this slowly hurts her friends. Can they help new Emily realize this mistake before the old Emily is gone forever?
  6. Chapter 32: The Flood - Nothing like an enjoyable day at the beach. What could possibly go wrong? Easy - a big storm and flood hitting the island. Worst of all; Daisy and a crew of passengers are caught in the middle of it and end up stuck on a flooded track somewhere on a branchline and inside a diesel railcar. Can our heroes rescue the stranded passengers before it's too late?
  7. Chapter 33: Surprise Party! - While on the way to the big Supermarket, Thomas, Emily, and Edward each come across Mavis' home. Finding out about her friend's parents divorcing a few years ago, and after being seemingly ignored by her at one point, Emily decides to find a way to help Mavis feel happy again—and what better way to do so than with a surprise party at the arcade? However, it isn't all that it seems to be... (Based on the episode "A Blooming Mess" from T&F Season 13)
  8. Chapter 34: Ulfstead Castle Revival - While visiting the Ulfstead Castle, Thomas and Emily both learn a few things about the past and the famous steam engine "The Rocket". Oh, and Rosie changes her appearance to better match her tomboy persona. The first of a four-part story arc. (Based on the T&F special "King of the Railway")
  9. Chapter 35: Too Fast For His Own Good - TBA. The second of a four-part story arc. (Based on the episode "The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor" from T&F Season 21)
  10. Chapter 36: The Rocket and the Map - TBA. The third of a four-part story arc. (Based on the T&F special "King of the Railway")
  11. Chapter 37: Lost Relic Found - TBA. The last of a four-part story arc. (Based on the T&F special "King of the Railway")
  12. Chapter 38: Summertime Stands - Leonardo and his younger brother, Michelangelo, get summer jobs of their own. Spencer, however, causes trouble for Leonardo. Can Leonardo keep his head cool and avoid getting fired?
  13. Chapter 39: The Alliance - We take another trip down memory lane as Gordon tells his friends a time long ago where he was asked to do something for his Football coach and desperately tries to avoid Thomas out of fear he would laugh at him, only to end up making a mess of things in the process. (Based on the episode "Off the Rails" from T&F Season 1)
  14. Chapter 40: Sir Handel's Adventures - A new school year has started, and Sir Handel tells Rosie and some of his friends a little tale about an injury he once received during the summer.
  15. Chapter 41: Teamwork Is Key - While preparing for their first game of Hockey against Spencer's team, a good, if hotheaded, friend of Leonardo's struggles to work with his teammates because he would rather take matters into his own hands. Is there anyway to help him realize the importance of teamwork? The first of a two-part story arc.
  16. Chapter 42: Cheating Never Works - Frustrated and desperate to defeat Leonardo and his team in their first game of Hockey, Spencer and his own team try to trick Schemer into getting Raphael to break his promise and act reckless. Will this form of trickery work? Oh, and Rosie meets Stanley for the very first time. What will their new friendship be like? The last of a two-part story arc.
  17. Chapter 43: First Date - Emily is going on her first official date, and it's with Leonardo after he asked her out at the end of the big Hockey game the night before. How will it go? And what will Thomas do when he struggles to admit to himself that he likes Emily more than as a friend?

Trivia

  • Many references to the television series are made serving as previous events that have occurred in the characters' pasts.
  • The series is treated as a television show; chapters are referred to as "episodes", with 26 chapters forming a full season.
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