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Logan is a vertical-boiler tank engine. He briefly worked at the Crosby Coal Company before returning to the Mainland.


Sodor Story Collection

Logan arrived on Sodor on the day of the Sodor Talent Show. He was responsible for arranging trains for Edward and Gordon in preparation for the show. When Edward and Gordon arrived at the coaling plant to pick fill up on coal and collect their trains, Logan could not tell them apart because they were facing him tender-first. As a result, he gave Gordon a train of Bubblesome Trucks filled with bubble liquid for Mr. Bubbles, believing Gordon to be Edward. When Logan gave Gordon's coaches to Edward, he realised his mistake and set off to catch up with Gordon.

Gordon at first mistook Logan for a diesel. However, after a friendly chat, Gordon learned that Logan was a steam shunter and praised him for his work ethic. Later that day, Logan returned to his work at the coal mine.

Logan and Sam later returned to the Mainland after their work on Sodor was done.


Logan is a rough and humble, strong little shunter. He is very friendly and hardworking. When he had a mishap with Edward and Gordon, he quickly discovered how it is indeed possible to correct a mistake.

Technical Details


Logan is based on a Radstock Sentinel Shunter. These were two small vertical-boilered, chain-driven steam locomotives used for shunting coal wagons on the colliery branchlines around Radstock. They were scrapped in 1959 and 1961 respectively. He carries the number of the larger Two-Engined Sentinel No. 7109 "Joyce", which is preserved. Unlike either of his bases, however, Logan has a funnel in his illustrations and on his CGI model.


Logan is painted deep blue and yellow with black hazard stripes on his bufferbeam. The number "7109" is painted on the blue half of his cab in yellow and, in his book and merchandise, his name is painted on the yellow half of his boiler in blue. However, his Wooden Railway model is painted navy blue.


Official Description

From Official Website:[1]

Logan: Logan is the newest friend to the Island of Sodor. He is a steamie who looks like a diesel. And as a rough and tumble, strong little shunter, he is also a very friendly and a hardworking engine. When he has a mishap with Edward and Gordon, he quickly discovers the value of patience and that if you really try; it is indeed possible to correct a mistake.

Fun Fact: Logan is based on a Sentinel 7109 0-4-0 Industrial Locomotive.

Audio Files


In Welcome to the Island of Sodor Logan! and A Friendly Farewell, Logan reuses Percy’s whistle from the second half of the third series and Toby’s whistle from the fourth series episodes, Bulls Eyes and Special Attraction.

First used Last used Sound Effect
Welcome to the Island of Sodor Logan! Active


  • Logan is the first locomotive character created exclusively for merchandise, with a book tie-in for Wooden Railway's "Sodor Story Collection" series.
  • Logan is not illustrated with any couplings but did receive them on his CGI model.
  • Logan's whistle sound is the same as Percy's from the third series/Toby's from the fourth series.
  • Although Logan's promo and Wooden railway model have his name painted on his side, his CGI model does not.
  • Logan's illustration is more accurate to his basis than his CGI model.
  • Logan's CGI render has been slightly modified from his basis:
    • He is slightly shorter in length and taller than his basis.
    • His wheels are closer together.
    • His boiler and chassis are shorter and his cab takes up more space on his running board.
    • His cab is higher.
    • His windows are more rectangular.
    • He has a funnel whereas his basis does not.



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