Thomas Comes to Breakfast is a book written by the Reverend W. Awdry. The story is a compilation of events that took place in the Railway Series book, Branch Line Engines. It was later re-illustrated with My First Thomas-style illustrations.


Thomas' driver jokes that he can drive without him. Next morning at dawn a cleaner was being careless and when Thomas wakes up he started to move but finds out that he can't stop. Thomas thinks that the buffers will stop him but finds that there are no buffers. He runs onto the road and straight toward the stationmaster's house. Thomas crashes through the wall interrupting the stationmaster's family breakfast. Soon Donald and Douglas come to help him out of the mess, he is later scolded by the Fat Controller. The next day a Diesel railcar, named Daisy arrives to the branch line to help Toby and Percy while Thomas is at the works. Daisy causes trouble, but the Fat Controller decides to let her have another chance.


  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Daisy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)


  • Donald and Douglas are in their black liveries.
  • Unlike in the original story, Thomas' valance remains curved.


  • Donald and Douglas are missing their nameplates and should have received their blue liveries by this point. However, this may be due to their television counterparts having their black liveries retained.