2009 was the eighteenth year of the Thomas Wooden Railway line. This was the year Learning Curve began to introduce the Hero of the Rails merchandise.

Available Products



Rolling Stock

Multi-Car Packs

Non-Rail Vehicles


Talking Engines

Talking Railway Series

  • Talking Railway Thomas (new)
  • Talking Railway Percy (new)
  • Talking Railway Rosie (new)
  • Talking Railway Toby (new)
  • Talking Railway James (new)
  • Talking Railway Edward (new)
  • Talking Railway Billy (new)
  • Talking Railway Emily (new)
  • Talking Railway Molly (new)
  • Talking Railway Spencer (new)
  • Talking Railway Cranky (new)
  • Talking Railway Stop & Greet Station (new)
  • Talking Railway Brendam Barrel Co. (new)
  • Talking Railway Morgan's Mine (new)
  • Speak and Greet Oval Set (new)
  • Knapford Station Set (new)

Buildings and Destinations

Bridges and Tunnels



  • 2" and 4" Straight Track (2 pieces each)
  • 6" Straight Track (4 pieces)
  • 8" Straight Track (4 pieces)
  • 3.5" Curved Track (4 pieces)
  • 6.5" Curved Track (4 pieces)
  • 3.5" Single Curve Switch Track (2 pieces)
  • 6.5" Single Curve Switch Track (2 pieces)
  • 8" Ascending Track (2 pieces)
  • Ascending Track Risers (2 pieces)
  • Elevated Track Foundations
  • Ascending Track and Risers Pack (new)
  • Wacky Track
  • Track Adapter Pack #1
  • Track Adapter Pack #2
  • Switch T-Track
  • Round-About Action Turntable
  • Stacking Risers
  • Adapt-a-Track

Expansion Packs

  • Straight and Curved Track Pack
  • Up and Away Track Pack
  • Figure 8 Expansion Pack
  • Advanced Figure 8 Expansion Pack
  • Boulder Adventure Expansion Pack
  • 5-in-1 Track Layout Pack


  • Island Adventure Playboard
  • Felt Playmat
  • 2-in-1 Grow with Me Playboard (new)
  • Island of Sodor Playtable
  • Under-the-Bed Trundle Playtable
  • Thomas Playtable Package
  • Thomas Engine Caddy


  • This was the last year where separate pieces of track could be purchased, until 2014, when they could be ordered individually from the Official Website.
  • A number of products released months after the initial releases of the 2009 range were meant to be new items for 2010. These included Hero of the Rails and Season 13 related characters, and most engines and destinations from the Talking Railway Series.
  • Among the announcements of the late 2009/early 2010 releases, there were some products listed that were likely to have been cancelled. These include Talking Railway Series versions of Duck, Salty, and Mighty Mac, Hero of the Rails themed expansion packs (Hiro's Hideout and Mud Bog), and various sets.
  • On page 36 of this yearbook, there is one mistake that says Expanded Quarry Mine Tunnel Set when it's supposed to say Deluxe Water Tower Figure 8 Set.