Gordon's brothers and sisters were the LNER A1 and A3 Pacifics built between 1922 and 1935. They were the remaining relatives of Gordon who were mentioned in passing in The Railway Series.

Biography

The Railway Series

The Fat Controller mentioned that Gordon's brothers and sisters had all been scrapped, with the exception of Flying Scotsman. This made Gordon feel sad, so the Fat Controller arranged for Flying Scotsman to visit in order to cheer him up. [1]

Gordon told Donald and Douglas that he and his siblings used to be painted green. [2] Gordon also bought up the fact he was green in his youth while talking to the Big City Engine. [3]

Annuals

The Fat Controller has been so impressed with Gordon that he has wished he could purchase another engine just like him. However, he has vowed to never tell Gordon this as it would make the big blue engine jealous.

Appearances

List of Names

1923 - 1924 1924 - 1946 1946 - 1948 1948 - 1963 Name
1470 4470 113 60113 Great Northern
1471 4471 102 60102 Sir Frederick Banbury
1472 4472 → 502 103 60103 Flying Scotsman
1473 4473 104 60104 Solario
1474 4474 105 60105 Victor Wild
1475 4475 106 60106 Flying Fox
1476 4476 107 60107 Royal Lancer
1477 4477 108 60108 Gay Crusader
1478 4478 109 60109 Hermit
1479 4479 110 60110 Robert the Devil
1480 4480 111 60111 Enterprise
1481 4481 112 60112 St. Simon
2543 44 60044 Melton
2544 45 60045 Lemberg
2545 46 60046 Diamond Jubilee
2546 47 60047 Donovan
2547 48 60048 Doncaster
2548 49 60049 Galtee More
2549 50 60050 Persimmon
2550 51 60051 Blink Bonny
2551 52 60052 Prince Palatine
2552 53 60053 Sansovino
2553 54 60054 Manna/Prince of Wales
2554 55 60055 Woolwinder
2555 56 60056 Centenary
2556 57 60057 Ormonde
2557 58 60058 Blair Athol
2558 59 60059 Tracery
2559 60 60060 The Tetrarch
2560 61 60061 Pretty Polly
2561 62 60062 Minoru
2562 63 60063 Isinglass
2563 64 60064 William Whitelaw/Tagalie
2564 65 60065 Knight of the Thistle/Knight of Thistle
2565 66 60066 Merry Hampton
2566 67 60067 Ladas
2567 68 60068 Sir Visto
2568 69 60069 Sceptre
2569 70 60070 Gladiateur
2570 71 60071 Tranquil
2571 72 60072 Sunstar
2572 73 60073 St. Gatien
2573 74 60074 Harvester
2574 75 60075 St. Frusquin
2575 76 60076 Galopin
2576 77 60077 The White Knight
2577 78 60078 Night Hawk
2578 79 60079 Bayardo
2579 80 60080 Dick Turpin
2580 81 60081 Shotover
2581 82 60082 Neil Gow
2582 83 60083 Sir Hugo
2743 89 60089 Felstead
2744 90 60090 Grand Parade
2745 91 60091 Captain Cuttle
2746 92 60092 Fairway
2747 93 60093 Coronach
2748 94 60094 Colorado
2749 95 60095 Flamingo
2750 96 60096 Papyrus
2751 97 60097 Humorist
2752 98 60098 Spion Kop
2595 84 60084 Trigo
2596 85 60085 Manna
2597 86 60086 Gainsborough
2795 99 60099 Call Boy
2796 100 60100 Spearmint
2797 101 60101 Cicero
2598 87 60087 Blenheim
2599 88 60088 Book Law
2500 35 60035 Windsor Lad
2501 36 60036 Colombo
2502 37 60037 Hyperion
2503 38 60038 Firdaussi
2504 39 60039 Sandwich
2505 40 60040 Cameronian
2506 41 60041 Salmon Trout
2507 42 60042 Singapore
2508 43 60043 Brown Jack

Trivia

  • Seventy-nine LNER A1 and A3 Pacifics were built: Fifty-two A1s were built, fifty-one of those were rebuilt into A3s, the first one was rebuilt into an A1/1 and twenty-seven A3s were newly built. Lemberg and Pretty Polly were other members of this class. The Flying Thistle and a workshop engine are based on them. A list of all these locomotives can be found here.
  • All of Gordon's siblings were named after racehorses, with the exceptions of Great Northern, Sir Frederick Banbury, Flying Scotsman, Prince of Wales, Centenary and Dick Turpin (Although a racehorse was later given the name Dick Turpin in 1933, nine years after the engine received its name)
  • A few of Gordon's siblings were named after female racehorses. This would make them his sisters like Blink Bonny, Pretty Polly, Tagalie, Tranquil, Sceptre, Shotover and Book Law.
  • Gordon's siblings were also Mallard, Green Arrow and Spencer's cousins.
  • In the television series, scrapped engines of the same class have been seen throughout various scrapyards on Sodor. One of these scrapped engines was the Halloween Engine.

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