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Jinty and Pug are two ex-LMS tank engines who once visited the North Western Railway on loan from British Railways. They are old friends of Percy.


The Railway Series

In 1956, Jinty and Pug were loaned from British Railways as two of several engines brought to run the North Western Railway while Sir Topham Hatt's engines visited the Mainland. Jinty ran Thomas' Branch Line while Thomas was away.

Shorty before the Sodor engines left, Thomas was teaching Jinty how to run the line. He told Jinty about his race with Bertie and attempted to demonstrate how he stopped just short of the buffers to win the race. However, he instead crashed into the buffers and almost missed the trip due to the damage to his front. Jinty helped to pull Thomas out of the wreckage, but still laughed at him.[1]

Jinty and Pug are Percy's friends and he knows them from taking trains to the end of the line and telling the two of them and the other engines stories, such as the time he braved bad weather. [2]

Technical Details


Jinty is based on a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) 3F 0-6-0T and Pug is based on an LMS 0F Kitson 0-4-0ST. Their names originate from their classes' nicknames "Jinty" and "Pug". A total of nine out of the original number of 422 3F 0-6-0 tank engines are preserved by herritage railways, such as the Midland Railway - Butterly, whereas all ten 0F Kitsons were scrapped. Although it is not known which specific Jinty he is based on, it is speculated that he is based on No. 47287.


Jinty and Pug are painted in the British Rail (BR) unlined mixed-traffic black livery. The BR Cycling Lion crest is painted on Jinty's side tanks. It is possible that the crest is also painted on the sides of Pug's cab, though the water crane obscures it. [1]


Not much is know about Jinty and Pug's personalities, but they seem to be friendly and polite engines, seeing as they said hello to Percy upon arrival and Jinty was willing to help Thomas after his accident. However, Jinty also appears to be quite cheeky as, in one illustration, Jinty is seen openly laughing at Thomas' crash.


Audio Files



Jinty's whistle sound is Edward's, but two steps higher-pitched. It is also Rajiv's, but a step lower in pitch and Scruff's, but a full octave lower in pitch. It would be incorrectly reused for Peter Sam in the BBC Audio Railway Stories.

First used Last used Sound Effect
The Railway Stories: Percy the Small Engine and other stories The Railway Stories: Percy the Small Engine and other stories



Pug's whistle sound is Henry's, but two steps lower-pitched. Henry himself incorrectly used the same whistle in Henry's Good Deeds only.

First used Last used Sound Effect
The Railway Stories: Percy the Small Engine and other stories The Railway Stories: Percy the Small Engine and other stories


  • In The Railway Series book, The Eight Famous Engines, Jinty and Pug do not have faces in the second illustration of the story "The Fat Controller's Engines".
  • Jinty's role in the fourth series episode, Thomas and the Special Letter was replaced with Oliver.
  • Despite not appearing in the television series, Jinty and Pug were given television series-esque whistles in the BBC Audio Railway Stories.
    • Jinty's whistle is Percy's whistle approximately 21 semitones lower in pitch.
    • Jinty's whistle was also used in the BBC Audio Railway Stories for Peter Sam.
  • Although neither Jinty nor Pug are given genders, the name "Jinty" is a female name with Scottish origins, which may make Jinty the first female engine in the Railway Series, although this has yet to be confirmed.


The Railway Series

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