Thomas the Tractor
Thomas is an adorable red tractor who always plays by the rules. He’s friendly and enjoys helping solve his friends’ issues; however, he’s terrified of the dark!
The College of the Ozarks in Hollister features an impressive collection of old tractors, many belonging to George and Sophia Gaetz who once resided there.
Early Life and Education
Thomas the Tank Engine’s tale is inspired by a real engineering firm that began manufacturing farm machinery before diversifying into park equipment production and becoming widely recognized worldwide as the Pilot Rock brand of park, streetscape and campsite products.
R. J. (Bob) Thomas was an inventive and hardworking founder of his own company. His favorite task was disassembling old Maytag washing machines – something which he did with great joy!
At R. J. Thomas Manufacturing Company, family comes first; Robert and Doris always treated their employees like extended members of their own clan. This tradition remains central to its culture today – many employees have worked there for decades!
Tommy is a nationally-recognized trial attorney, representing clients and their loved ones in cases involving medical malpractice, tractor trailer crashes, defective products and other serious injuries. He has secured major jury verdicts such as one that awarded Goede against Aerojet Gen. Corp as the largest defense verdict ever awarded for asbestos litigation (Goede vs Aerojet Gen Corp).
He served as head writer on Thomas and Friends from its debut in Series 12, replacing Sharon Miller. Additionally, he contributed articles to both magazine versions and episodes of Thomas and Friends as well as other children’s shows such as Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam and Poppy Cat.
Tractor Supply contends that Holmes was inadequately qualified due to having completed MIT training, serving as an extra manager in Paducah for over two years, and waiting on permanent assignment when receiving promotion to Store Manager. The Court disagrees with this assertion.
Achievement and Honors
Tom has contributed greatly to boosting British agriculture through his open attitude and public outreach. He has dispelled myths surrounding farm work, serving as an ambassador for farming communities nationwide.
As a regular driver in Washington City events such as Cotton Days summer festival, he was well known among friends and family alike and will be deeply missed by them all.
This genuine BRIO Thomas the Tank Engine toy features metal wheel hubs and a standard wooden railway magnetic coupler on the back, as well as two black wooden “stacks”, two wooden “smoke stacks”, and the BRIO logo printed on either side. Painted bright orange, this is one of only a handful of Thomas models not redesigned during the 1980s redesign process.
He enjoys hunting and fishing as hobbies in his free time, is an avid Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers football and baseball fan, loves traveling to museums and galleries and participating in local community initiatives through various committees and charities.
Farmer Finney owns an orange tractor originally known as Terry, owned by Farmer Finney. Sometimes insulted for having caterpillar tracks, his offenses are forgotten when helping Thomas out of a snowdrift. Unfortunately his name is often misspelled as Terrance or Terrence on merchandise items and books making him one of the most frequently misspelled characters in Thomas and Friends merchandising products and books; Terrance or Terrence being one of these misspellings! Dedicated technician at Chatsworth workshop who never misses work. Devoted family man who spends quality time with his wife and four children
Thomas has an estimated net worth of at least $21 Million dollars based on factors including his salary, political affiliations, company filings and estimates from public data sources as well as proprietary information.
Jim and Tom remain humble despite their immense wealth, being proud Mormons, donors to their alma mater (with an unknown sum donated annually), and football supporters – providing an equipment trailer and drivers to transport it away games. Furthermore, these brothers own Southern Tire Mart which sells and retreads around 2 million commercial truck tires per year.
Thomas has filed Form 4 forms with the SEC detailing nine trades over the past three years, the largest being exercised 95,199 units of Caterpillar stock on 31 January 2018 worth more than $10 Million.