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This sound effect can be found on Foley Sound Library, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.

This braking sound is mostly associated with Thomas the Tank Engine.

This braking sound is mostly associated with Dinosaur Train in a high pitch.

This braking sound is mostly associated with Titipo Titipo in various pitches.


  • First recorded: 1964
  • Creator: TBA
  • Owner: Soundelux (19??-1999), The Hollywood Edge (1999-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: October 29, 1964
  • First heard: The Train (a United Artists film)
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was often used in Thomas & Friends as its trademark braking sound effect from Season 4-present. It was also often used in Dinosaur Train in a high pitch as its trademark braking sound effect. And it was very often used in Titipo Titipo in various pitches in several episodes. A similar squeak element was also reused in the sound effect, Hollywoodedge, Metal Creaks Machine FS015802, which is also available on the same library.

Sound Effect Description

Metal Creaks; Machine Sound With Loud Squeals. - Train, Brakes.

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Similar Variations

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials




  • BRIO World (Heard twice in "Steam Train Railway".)

Music Videos

  • Thomas & Friends - Sounds (Only heard in the Season 8 version.)

Video Games


PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:


  • Doom 3 (Heard once in a cutscene with the Pinky Demon.)

Xbox 360:




Online Games:

  • Thomas & Friends: Engine Repair (Online Games)
  • Thomas & Friends: Lift, Load and Haul (Online Games)
  • Thomas & Friends: Many Moods (Online Games)




YouTube Videos


  • Grave Digger Domination - Lost Footage (2001)
  • TOMY Motor Road & Rail - Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine Playset Bonus DVD
  • Thomas & Friends: Meet the Characters (Heard twice in "Meet Gina".)
  • Thomas & Friends - My Thomas Story Library
  • Thomas & Friends - The Railway Stories
  • Thomas & Friends - Steam, Rattle & Roll Thomas (Vinyl)
  • Thomas & Friends - Sit and Ride
  • Thomas Wooden Railway - Deluxe Over-the-Track Signal (2006-2012 and 2013-present versions)
  • Thomas Wooden Railway - Vicarstown Station (2016)


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