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This article is about several foreign engines. You may be looking for the tender engine.

In the Railway Series, many foreign engines from British Railways have made appearances.

Percy's Friends

These four are tank engines, who are friends with Percy. He once met them at Barrow-in-Furness and told them of the time he braved a flood to help Thomas, when Henry came along and told them to go away.

Technical Details

Basis

Percy's friends appear to be based on LNWR Coal Tank 0-6-2 tank engines, NER Class E1's and LSWR G6 Class tank engines.

Livery

Percy's friends are painted in the BR unlined black livery.

Appearance

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The Derailed Engine

In the 1950s, Gordon would stop at Barrow-in-Furness with the Express and an engine from the Other Railway would take the train on to London. One day in 1956, the engine pulling the express that day rolled over while coming out of the yard, blocking the line and with permission from the Fat Controller, Gordon took the train on to London.

Technical Details

Basis

The engine resembles an LNER B15.

Livery

The engine is painted in British Railways' Brunswick green livery with orange and black lining and has white buffers.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The engine has a resemblance to Henry in his old shape.

Gallery

Jinty and Pug's Companions

These engines came to Sodor with Jinty and Pug to run the line while Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby and Duck were on display in England.

Technical Details

Basis

In the Railway Series, barely anything of them appears at all (but one of them resembles either Jinty or the middle left tank engine from Percy Takes The Plunge). However, three of them appear in a recreation illustration from Mr. Perkins' Storytime. This illustration shows two painted in black; the one on the left resembles an LMS Ivatt Class 2 tender engine and a BR Standard 2MT tender engine and the one in the middle along with the green one on the right resemble LMS Stanier Black Fives and LMS Jubilees.

Livery

Some of these engines were painted in BR's traditional passenger Brunswick green with orange and black lining and mixed-traffic black with red and white lining or unlined black.

Appearances

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Other Foreign Engines

While Henry was pulling the Flying Kipper, a goods train had pulled into a siding to let the Flying Kipper pass and the engine's crew were enjoying cocoa in the brake van. However, when the crew noticed that it was nearly time for Henry to pass by, they left to return to their engine. Their escape happened just in time, as Henry came flying down the siding at full speed and unable to stop, collided straight into the train causing a massive wreck which completely destroyed the brake van and caused Henry to derail.

Engines from the Other Railway would sometimes visit Sodor and pulled their trains to Tidmouth. They would spend the night at Tidmouth Sheds and return home the following day. Gordon and Duck once had an argument with one of these engines.

When Duck was sent to work at Wellsworth, he often worked as a banker, by helping foreign engines with their trains up Gordon's Hill. One day, he bravely stopped one of these engines' runaway goods train. In addition, Duck almost collided with another foreign engine pulling a passenger train at Crosby.

Technical Details

Basis

The basis for these engines are unknown. However, the engine seen in A Close Shave appears to be a large tank engine of an unidentified class.

Livery

The tank engine (possibly) from A Close Shave is painted dark blue. This livery resembles LMR dark blue but with red minus at least the back bufferbeam.

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Trivia

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