The Great Western tank engine will be appearing in Season Seventeen, some five years after his four appearances in the Twelfth Series.
SiF have also confirmed the news on their facebook page. A preview DVD of five episodes called Railway Mischief is to be released in the US next month.
The brand new seventeenth series of Thomas & Friends airs this Autumn.
Railway Mischief from Lionsgate Entertainment hits US DVD shelves on April 9th 2013 only at Walmart.