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“Shane the plane and I'm here to entertain!”
― Shane greeting the tourists.

Outback Thomas is the tenth episode of the twenty-second series.


In Australia, Shane is taking passengers on an outback adventure. He impresses Thomas so much with his showmanship that when some passengers miss Shane's train, Thomas decides to become an outback tour guide himself, with disastrous consequences...





  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden
  • Teresa Gallagher as the Female Passengers
  • Rachael Miller as Isla, the Teacher and the Female Passengers
  • Matt Wilkinson as the Male Passengers


  • Shane Jacobson, Genevieve McCarthy, and Tim Bain join the voice cast.
  • This episode marks a few things:
    • The first episode written by Tim Bain.
    • The first time since Thomas and the Magic Railroad where a writer voices a character.
    • Shane's first speaking role and episode appearance in the franchise.
    • The first episode to take place in Australia.
  • At the end of this episode, Thomas mentions the events of the nineteenth series episode, Who's Geoffrey? Stock footage from said episode is also used.


  • When Shane is explaining the termite mounds to the tourists, the ground is clipping through the left side of the track Shane is moving on.
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