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Chuggington: September 29th, 2008 – May 29th, 2015
Chuggington: Tales from the Rails: June 29th, 2020 - present

Chuggington (also known as Chuggington: Tales from the Rails since Series 6) is a British computer-animated children's television series aimed at toddlers, that was produced by Ludorum PLC (only for Seasons 1-5) and Herschend Entertainment Studios (Season 6). It is broadcasted on the BBC’s CBeebies channel, and other channels internationally. Originally composed of 5 series running from 2008 to 2015, the series left its 5-6 year hiatus, when a new batch of episodes was released on Disney Junior in the United States on June 29th, 2020, and on CBeebies in the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 2021. A seventh series is currently in production.


In the fictional town of Chuggington are young novice railway anthropomorphic locomotives ('trainees') Koko, Wilson, Brewster, Hoot, Toot and Piper. The trainees learn the value of loyal friendship, telling the truth, listening carefully, persisting under adversity, completing tasks, resolving conflict without violence, and similar values. The locomotives, called "Chuggers", are intelligent, empathetic, independent and somewhat self-directed. They have mobile facial and body features. Chuggers have no drivers (yet some have opening crew doors). Chuggers regularly interact with other humans such as passengers and maintenance crews. The town of Chuggington has a central area of large modern buildings. Side-by-side railway tunnels coloured red, blue, yellow, green under the town centre lead to the outside world. Countryside settings include a farm, a safari park, and a quarry. A ‘Chugston Hotel’ is mentioned. "Old Chuggington", an abandoned old town overgrown with wild vegetation, is visited.

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