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This sound effect is used for the character, Edward, since 1984. Like the Sound Ideas, TRAIN, STEAM - STEAM TRAIN, WHISTLE, LONG, DIGIFFECTS the whistle was sourced off from SNCF 231K8. The sound Percy Whistle also uses that whistle including Sound Ideas, TRAIN, STEAM - STEAM TRAIN, WHISTLE, 2 VERS, DIGIFFECTS.


  • First recorded: 1983 or 1984?
  • Creator: Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell
  • Owner: Clearwater Features (1983?-1984?), The Britt Allcroft Company (1987-2000), Gullane Entertainment (2000-2003), HiT Entertainment (2003-2016), Mattel (2016-present)
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Year debut: October 9, 1984
  • First heard: Edward Helps Out
  • Area used: Worldwide

Used In

TV Shows

  • Thomas & Friends (Used for Edward's, Arthur's, and Percy's Ghost engine's whistle in a normal pitch, Percy's, Toby's season 4 whistle, and Rusty's Ghost Engine, and Logan's in a low pitch in a high pitch & Henry's, Edward's 4th series whistle, and Emily's, in a low pitch.)
  • Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!


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Audio Samples

The best reference and to get clean audio samples from Thomas & Friends is which can be found on the 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound with Sound Effects Only on Deluxe Edition. Don't forget to add an audio sample for this.