Thomas the Tank Engine is a bad-ass. When I used to watch the show as a kid I didn’t think he was, but this video of him doing stunts changes everything.
We see Thomas the Tank Engine jumping over large gaps, doing loop-the-loops and emerging upright and unscathed at the other end, and even messing around with his mates.
This video is filmed like Thomas was some sort of skater pulling tricks in order to show off to his fans. And it works surprisingly well as a result.
That explains the what, but I’ll be honest and admit I cannot explain the why. My guess is that someone was really bored one day. That’s the only possible explanation.