There are two types of drivers which specialise in operating engines and buses.
I'd never go without my driver. I'd be frightened.
|—Toby, "Thomas Comes to Breakfast", Amazing Adventures|
The engine drivers (sometimes called engineers in some US narrations) drive and maintain the engines and, along with the fireman, keep the engines in control and provide a voice of reason when an engine is being difficult.
A North Western Railway steam engine driver's uniform consists of dark blue trousers, a black tie, a white shirt with a blue jacket with light blue accents over it and a blue peaked cap. This dress code is the same for drivers on the Arlesdale Railway.
Diesel engine drivers wear a similar, though less formal, uniform, with the Vicarstown Dieselworks logo on the jacket and a brown cap.
The drivers on the Skarloey Railway wear the same outfits, but in grey instead of blue.
Named Engine Drivers
- Jacob (various)
- Sierra (various)
- Kira (various)
- Meg (various, usually Molly; eighth season onwards)
- Connor (various; eleventh season onwards)
- Jackson (various; eleventh season onwards)
- Charlie Sand (Edward)
- Ted (Henry)
- Joe (Culdee)
- Bob (Thomas)
- Cassie (various; formerly)
- Rylie (various; formerly)
- Katie (various; formerly)
- Trent (various; formerly)
There are several bus drivers who work for Sodor Roadways. In the model series, they were commonly accompanied by bus conductors.
In the magazine story, A Hole in One, the Fat Controller played golf with Bertie's driver.
A bus driver's uniform consists of a light blue jacket over a white shirt and a red tie, light blue trousers and a red flat cap with a black brim.