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Boxhill, named after a district in London, is a tank engine from the National Railway Museum. He is Stepney's and Fenchurch's identical brother.


The Railway Series

Before coming to the Island of Sodor, Thomas worked alongside Boxhill for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. During his visit to the National Railway Museum, Thomas was thrilled to see Boxhill again and it is mentioned that they knew each other in the old days. [1] Boxhill is now preserved as part of the National Collection at the Museum.


Not much is known about Boxhill's personality, though he appears to be good friends with Thomas as Thomas was delighted to see him again.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Boxhill is a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) A1 0-6-0 "Terrier" tank engine. Unlike Stepney, he was one of the Terriers who was not rebuilt as an A1X, which was Douglas Earle Marsh's design to increase the power of the original engines. He was converted to a 2-4-0T in March 1905 for auto-train trials and was restored to an 0-6-0T in 1913.

Boxhill was withdrawn in August 1946, later preserved by the National Railway Museum and restored to his original LB&SCR livery. Boxhill retained his original boiler, although he received a new funnel from the Southern Railway.


Boxhill is painted in the LB&SCR goldenrod with green, red and black lining livery. "BOXHILL" is painted on the sides of his tanks in yellow. On the sides of his bunker, he has a black number plate with gold lining and his number (82) on it, also in gold.

The LB&SCR goldenrod livery was formerly known as "Stroudley's Improved Engine Green".



* RWS only | ** T&F only