Thomas The Tank Engine Series Wikia
"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"
— Philip, The Little Engine Who Raced Ahead

  • Number: 68
  • Class: PRR Class A6
  • Builder: Altoona Works
  • Built: Sometime after 1929
  • Configuration: 4w
  • Top speed: 15-20 mph

Philip is a cheery little diesel boxcab.


When Philip first came to Sodor, he met Gordon for the first time and wanted to have a race with him. Later, James got fed up with him and wanted to prove he was better, which led to him derailing over a bridge. Luckily, Philip was there to save him until Rocky came to help.


Philip is an enthusiastic and energetic diesel boxcab, though not as fast or strong as he thinks, he is always eager to help.


Philip is painted cream and green with the number 68 on his side.


  • Season 5 - Henry to the Rescue, Percy and James (cameo), Silver Steam (cameo), and A Surprise for Oliver
  • Season 6 - The New Diesel Fuel, Mystery Coming Through, and James and the Royal Train
  • Season 7 - Clashing Views

He will appear in the eighth season.



  • Philip is the first American diesel engine to be introduced in the series.
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