Mr. Gilbert Perkins, also referred to as Driver Perkins (played by the late Ben Forster), is a driver on Sodor. Mr. Perkins helps out Sir Topham Hatt, all of Sodor's engines and the drivers. He has been featured on several DVDs from 2010 to 2017. He also presented the Down at the Station segments for the seventeenth series (repeated alongside the eighteenth and nineteenth series) under the title Mr. Perkins' Railway.
Mr. Perkins' segments came to an end following Ben Forster's death on 2nd January 2017.