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Thomas and Friends Murdoch

In Thomas and Friends Murdoch is a big strong tender engine that lives on the island of Sodor. He has 10 drive wheels and pulls large goods trains across the mainline.

Thomas and Friends Murdoch


Murdoch came to Sodor and was immediately the strongest and largest engine on the island, Harvey along with Salty were inquisitive because of this, much to Murdoch's dismay. Murdoch pulled large goods trains, he enjoyed the trains that passed through the peaceful and quiet countryside. This was abruptly stopped when a sheep strayed onto his line, Murdoch was further upset by the sheep's constant baaing. Toby luckily came along and was able to move the sheep off the line so Murdoch can continue his journey, when he returned to Salty and Harvey he was much more receptive to their inquiries and comments. 

Murdoch has had minor events such as being dressed up for a parade and helping Emily out during heavy rainfall. 


Murdoch is a gentle giant that loves peace. He is shy, reserved, and doesn't like being the center of attention. He loves to go on long quiet runs along the countryside away from the loud hustle and bustle of the bigger stations and yards on Sodor.


Murdoch is based on a BR Standard Class 9F with a BR1G tender, one of the most famous of this class was the "Black Prince", known for hauling the largest freight train in all of England.

BR Standard Class 9F, Murdoch's basis in service.


Murdoch is orange with red and green lining. He has accents of black and white around his body, his original concept art had him colored in maroon. This was likely changed due to Arthur having a similar color scheme.

Carrot Orange
Hex Color: #f19623
RGB: (241,150,35)
Hex Color: #4a8b2f
RGB: (74,139,47)
Murdochs Concept Art

Murdoch's concept art

Voice & Whistles/Horns

Murdoch's UK Voice

Murdoch's US Voice

Murdoch's Whistle


Murdoch's television series model was created from scratch and made for gauge 1 track. Two servos were used to control his eyes for up and down movement. His model was only used up until season 13 when the show would transition to CGI, Murdoch has not been seen in the show since.


  • Thomas Wooden Railway  Murdoch: came out in 2003 and was discontinued in 2010.
  • TOMY Plarail  Murdoch:  due to his size doesn't fit on most things like turntables, which came out in 2004 and were discontinued in 2012, he is powered from his tender.
  • HiT Toy Trackmaster  Murdoch: came out in 2007 and discontinued in 2009 when Mattel took over, he is powered from his tender.
  • Take-Along  Murdoch: came out in 2005 and discontinued in 2009.
  • Take-N-Play  Murdoch: came out in 2010 and was discontinued in 2013.
  • ERTL Murdoch: was released in 2004 and was a UK exclusive. 
  • Golden Bear  Murdoch: Murdoch only has a talking variation of his Golden Bear model.
  • Hornby  Murdoch: was discontinued the same year he was produced (2011), he is H/O scale.
  • Tomica  Murdoch: produced from 2005 to 2012.
  • Nakayoshi  Murdoch: produced from 2010 to 2012.
  • Capsule Plarail Murdoch: is a wind-up model and was produced from 2004 to 2006.


Thomas The Tank Engine Murdoch Face Masks

Murdoch's face masks

Murdoch Orthos

Murdoch's front orthos

Murdoch Orthos

Murdoch's side orthos

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends Murdoch

CGI face Murdoch

Thomas Murdoch Face Masks
Murdoch Concept Art

Murdoch's concept art

Thomas Wooden Railway Murdoch

Wooden Railway Murdoch

Take Along Murdoch

Take-Along Murdoch

Take-N-Play Murdoch
Trackmaster Murdoch

Murdoch's HiT Toy Trackmaster Model

TOMY Murdoch

Plarail TOMY Murdoch

TOMICA Murdoch

Tomica Murdoch

Nakayoshi Murdoch
Golden Bear Murdoch

Golden Bear Murdoch

Hornby Murdoch

Hornby Murdoch

ERTL Murdoch

ERTL Murdoch

Capsule Plarail Murdoch

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