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Alfie

Alfie is an enthusiastic little excavator, who works for the Sodor Construction Company. He is Jack's best friend.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Alfie works for the Sodor Construction Company; he loves working hard and handles even the toughest of jobs with ease.

Alfie helped save a cat and her kittens one day after being teased by Max and Monty about his size. He was also working with Percy at Maithwaite Forest on Halloween night after Kelly tell everyone a scary story about a one-eyed truck. Later, he was saved by Byron when he almost sank into a muddy hole. When Max and Monty carelessly crashed into the lightning tree, he, Oliver and Kelly hold the tree up while Jack goes to fetch the props and the tree is saved. He later helped with the restoration of Great Waterton and helped erect a bandstand in the town.

A magazine article states that he now works at the Sodor Slate Quarry.

In Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, he helped build the Harwick Branch Line.

In the twentieth season, he, Jack, Oliver, Max and Monty were working on Thomas' Branch Line and he, Oliver and Jack helped cleared the branch line at the Rail Under Road Bridge and Signalbox after Max and Monty dumped their loads on the line.

Personality

Alfie is a friendly machine who gets on well with his work and never minds getting dirty or mucky during jobs.

Technical Details

Basis

It is unknown what machine Alfie's design is based on, although he does resemble a 1960 K1C10&K excavator.

Livery

Alfie is painted green with his number painted on his sides and on the back of his cab in white.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

  • Season 6 - Jack Jumps In and A Friend in Need
  • Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - A Visit from Thomas, Jack Owns Up, Percy's Scary Tale, Kelly's Windy Day (cameo), A Happy Day for Percy, Mud Glorious Mud, A Tale for Thomas, Thomas and the Moles (cameo), Alfie Has Kittens and On Site with Thomas
  • Season 12 - Percy and the Bandstand (does not speak)
  • Season 20 - Mucking About

Alfie had a role in the cancelled episodes, Bossy Byron, The Importance of Being Patrick, Jack and the Quack, Alfie Has a Secret, Isobella Gets Steamed, and Jack and Alfie Swap.

Specials

  • 2008 - The Great Discovery
  • 2015 - Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  • 2016 - The Great Race (fantasy)

Music Videos

  • The Work Song, One Friendly Family, There's a Job for Everyone, Where, oh Where is Thomas?, Thomas, You're the Leader and We Make A Team Together

Books

  • 2006 - Jack, May the Best Engine Win! and Thomas' Sticker Express
  • 2007 - Alfie and Thomas' Giant Coloring Book
  • 2008 - Thomas and the Great Discovery
  • 2009 - Thomas the Tank Engine Owner's Workshop Manual, Thomas to the Rescue! and Watch Me Draw Thomas & Friends
  • 2010 - Hero of the Rails (cameo) and Movie Theater
  • 2011 - Alfie the Excavator, Jack the Front Loader, Runaway Engine! and The Big Book of Engines
  • 2012 - Copy the Stickers Colouring Book and Full Steam Ahead!
  • 2015 - A Really Useful Engine, Pirate Treasure, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: Sticker Activity Book, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Storybook (cameo), Thomas' New Friend and Thomas Takes a Vacation
  • 2016 - 6-Movie Coloring Collection (cameo)

Magazine stories

  • 2012 - Jack's Tracks!
  • 2014 - Jack's Tracks

Video Games

  • 2007 - DVD Bingo
  • 2008 - Begins Educational Learning
  • 2017 - Read and Play!

Voice Actors

  • Nathan Clarke (UK/US; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure onwards)
  • Toshio Kobayashi (Japan; sixth season only)
  • Emiko Takeuchi (Japan; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure onwards)
  • Gerardo García (Latin America; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure onwards)
  • Kai-Hendrik Möller (Germany; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure onwards)
  • Dan Schatzberg (Israel; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure)

Trivia

  • Alfie has had a few modifications throughout the television series. These include:
    • The Great Discovery:
      • The window washers above his face disappeared.
    • Season 12:
      • He lost the freckles on his face.
    • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure:
      • He increased in size.
      • The colour of his alloys changed from cream to grey.
      • His shovel now has three teeth instead of five.
      • His cab-side window was split in two sections.
  • A semi-complete face mask of Alfie was preserved by the Top Props preservation group.

Merchandise

References

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