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Several other engines worked alongside Duke, Falcon, Stuart and Stanley on the former Mid Sodor Railway. According to The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways, in 1936, the railway had six locomotives (excluding Stanley). Three of these were sold off in that year in an effort to keep the company's head above water. Their fates are unknown.

Although these engines never appeared in any of the Railway Series stories, they appeared on the Reverend W. Awdry's model layouts of the Mid Sodor Railway. Though their existence was implied, they were never mentioned by name. Some of these engines were on display at the Reverend Teddy Boston's Cadeby Light Railway before the railway finally closed in 2005.

In the television series, Skarloey, Rheneas and Duncan made various cameo appearances on the Mid Sodor Railway as though they were depicted as the other engines working alongside Duke, Falcon, Stuart and Smudger.

Albert

This article is about the narrow gauge engine. You may be looking for the standard gauge engine or the workman.


Albert was a narrow gauge saddle tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

Albert was designed by Henry Hughes and built at Falcon Works in Loughborough, England circa 1904, as an 0-4-0ST. He was later refitted with trailing wheels. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway and was given the number 5.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

There were two OO9 scale models of Albert on Awdry's layout. The first version was built from a Minitrains H.K. Porter 0-4-0, and then modified into an 0-6-0.

It was later replaced and the second version was based on a Hughes Falcon locomotive in original Corris Railway condition, similar to Falcon, albeit with sideplates for tramway workings. Albert's second model was built from a OO9 scale GEM Vari-kit with saddle tank and a Minitrix 0-6-0 chassis.

Livery

The second version of Albert was painted sky blue with a black running board and brass fittings. His name and number were painted yellow on one-side of his saddle tank and coal bunker respectively. The original version's livery is unknown.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Jim

This article is about the narrow gauge engine. You may be looking for the magazine character or the other magazine character.


Jim was a narrow gauge tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

Jim worked on the Mid Sodor Railway and was given the number 6. According to Awdry's scrapbook, Jim pulled "the Horse and Cart" (the railway's goods train) and occasionally did mineral traffic.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Jim's model was built by the Rev. W. Awdry from an OO9 scale Gem Vari-kit, similar to Tim and the Unnamed Dark Red Engine. The Gem Vari-kits are freelance designs.

Livery

Jim was painted green with a bronze dome and a black footplate. His name was painted in yellow on the sides of his tanks and his number was also painted yellow on each side of his cab.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Tim

This article is about the narrow gauge engine. You may be looking for the standard gauge engine.


Tim was a narrow gauge tank engine fitted with side-plates.

Biography

The Railway Series

Tim was purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway as a tram engine for passenger duties. He was given the number 7. In one of Awdry's scrapbooks, it is noted that Tim pulled passenger trains to Cas-ny-Hawin.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Tim's model was built by Awdry to be a generic tram locomotive, from a OO9 scale Gem Vari-kit similar to Jim and the Unnamed Dark Red Engine. The Gem Vari-kits are freelance designs.

Livery

Tim was painted black with a brass dome. His name was painted in yellow on the sides of his tanks and his number was also painted yellow on each side of his cab.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Trivia

  • It has been theorised that Tim may have originated from the Arlesdale Tramway, as the route of the old tramway eventually became part of the Mid Sodor Railway.

Gallery

Atlas and Alfred


Atlas and Alfred, were cabless narrow gauge pannier tank engines who worked at the mines on the Mid Sodor Railway.

Biography

The Railway Series

They were built at Decauville, in France circa 1899. They were shipped to Sodor and purchased to work at the mines of the Mid Sodor Railway.

No information was given about the fates of these engines when the mines and railway were later closed. It can be assumed that they were either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Atlas and Alfred's models were built by the Rev. W. Awdry to OO9 scale. They were created from Jouef models of the Decauville Type 1 0-4-0PT locomotives, with the cab removed and the funnel shortened.

Livery

Atlas and Alfred were painted light brown with bronze domes.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Trivia

  • The model Awdry used for Atlas and Alfred was prone to motor burnouts. This is most likely why only one of the two engines was seen on his second layout.
  • One of these engines is currently stored at the Narrow Gauge Museum in Tywyn as part of "The Awdry Collection", and is labelled with the number 9 on one-side.
    • In addition, there are visible differences between this model and the one formerly on display at the Reverend Teddy Boston's Cadeby Light Railway.

Gallery

Jerry


Biography

The Railway Series

Jerry was designed by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. and built at Caledonia Works circa 1919. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway.

Jerry was one of the three engines sold off in 1936, as an effort to keep the company's head above water. His fate afterwards was unknown.

Technical Details

Basis

Jerry's model was built by Awdry from a OO9 scale Peco kit. The Peco "Jeanette" kit. The engine is made from is of a freelance design. However, the kit was based on a narrow gauge locomotive named "Doll", owned by Teddy Boston. "Doll" and its older sister "Gertrude" are preserved.

Livery

Jerry was painted green with a bronze dome and a black footplate.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Unnamed Red Engine


Biography

The Railway Series

This engine was designed by Henry A. Fletcher and built at Fletcher, Jennings & Co. circa 1866. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

This engine's model was built by the Rev. W. Awdry from a OO9 scale Peco James kit and modified into an 0-4-0WT. He strongly resembles Dolgoch, the basis of Rheneas and Smudger.

Livery

The engine was painted red with a brass dome and a black footplate.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Unnamed Dark Red Engine


Biography

The Railway Series

This engine worked on the Mid Sodor Railway. No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

This engine's model was built by the Rev. W. Awdry from a OO9 scale Gem Vari-kit, similar to Jim and Tim. The Gem Vari-kits are freelance designs.

Livery

This engine was painted dark red with a brass dome and a black footplate.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Thomas & Friends

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

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