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Several other real narrow gauge locomotives have appeared in Thomas & Friends media.

Coronel Church

Coronel Church is an American-built tender engine that operated  on the Brazilian railway, Estrada de Ferro Madeira Mamore (EFMM).

The engine is named for Colonel George Earl Church, an American civil engineer who served as a surveyor for the railway.

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Real-life History

The engine was abandoned for thirty years and discovered consumed by the rainforest, after which it was repaired and steamed again, running for another twenty-eight years. The locomotive is currently at the EFMM Railway Museum in Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil.

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Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Trivia

  • According to the Rev. W. Awdry, the engine's rediscovery was the inspiration for Duke and for that reason it was mentioned. [1]

See Also

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a dark green saddle tank engine.

Luke is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-Life History

Peter Pan is a Kerr Stuart 0-4-0ST Wren Class built in 1922. Peter Pan has been preserved and is based at the Leighton Buzzard Railway

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Miscellaneous

Peter Pan was mentioned on Luke's Engine Depot page (by his number 4256) on The Official Website[2].

Trivia

  • Luke's number is derived from the year his basis was built, 1922.


Pixie (Kerr Stuart engine)

Pixie is a green saddle tank engine.

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Real-Life History

Pixie is a Kerr Stuart 0-4-0ST Wren Class built in 1922.

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Trivia

  • Luke is another member of this class.


Pixie (Bagnall engine)

Pixie is a green saddle tank engine which worked in a quarry.

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Real-life History

Pixie is a 2ft gauge Bagnall industrial saddle tank. They were a common sight all over Britain and several survive today.

Pixie was formerly owned by Teddy Boston and ran on his railway, the Cadeby Light Railway prior to his passing. She changed hands a couple of times and at the time of writing belongs to the private Richmond Light Railway, however she is under overhaul at Boston Lodge works on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Livery

Pixie is normally painted green.

Appearances

Trivia


Helen Kathryn

Helen Kathryn is a narrow gauge steam engine which works on the South Tynedale Railway.

She makes a prominent appearance in the Mr. Perkins' Railway segments.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Built by Henschel & Sohn of Kassel, Germany in 1948, it was used originally to help remove destruction from German cities bombed during the Second World War. After working in East Germany on several industrial railways, including construction and forestry, it was brought to Great Britain in 1971 and worked first on the Bala Lake Railway in Gwynedd, Wales until 1975 and then worked on the Llanberis Lake Railway until 1987. It has been in service at the South Tynedale Railway since 1991.

Livery

Helen Kathryn is painted navy blue with red and black lining.

Appearances


Harrogate

Harrogate, formerly known as The Peckett, is a narrow gauge engine, built for and named after the Harrogate Gas Works. It appeared in the Mr. Perkins' Railway segments.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Harrogate returned to service in 2015 after an overhaul. The locomotive was initially preserved on the Ffestiniog Railway before being exchanged to the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway in Kent, however it was eventually deemed unsuitable for the curves so was sold to the Statfold Barn Railway and renamed Harrogate.

Livery

Harrogate is painted green with "S B R" written on its sides.

Appearances

Georgetown Loop No. 14

Georgetown Loop No. 14 is a Shay locomotive working on the Georgetown Loop Railroad.

Connie rode on during her visit to the Georgetown Loop Railroad in A Wonderful American Journey with Thomas and Connie.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Built by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio in 1916, it was shipped to California, where it was used by numerous logging railroads. In 1974, it was moved to the Georgetown Loop Railroad, where it was used on tourist trains until 2004, when its operator's contract expired. Afterwards, it was moved to the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, where it remains in storage to this day.

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Appearances

Georgetown Loop No. 15

Georgetown Loop No. 15 is a diesel locomotive that appears in A Wonderful American Journey with Thomas and Connie.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Built in 1943 by General Electric this 47-ton, center-cab, narrow-gauge, switcher engine was used in Hawaii by the Railway and Land Company.

It was later put into service with the Camino, Cable & Northern Railroad, a tourist railway in California.

Afterwards it was later put into service with the Camino, Cable & Northern Railroad, a tourist railway in California.

After that, it was used by the Georgetown Loop Railroad in Colorado before being acquired by the Colorado Railroad Museum where it runs today where it was use for switching work at the museum, as well as hauling tourist trains.

Livery

No. 15 is painted black with amber hazard stripes, valances, ploughs, lamps and footsteps. Its number, 15, is painted on its cab side in amber.

Appearances

Rio Grande T-12s

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A model of a Denver and Rio Grande Western T-12 was donated to the Engine Drivers' Common Room as part of the annual Sodor Sale. Mr. Perkins would use the model as part of a display.

Technical Details

Real-life History

The Denver and Rio Grande Western T-12s were the largest and fastest narrow gauge Ten-wheelers to roam Denver and Rio Grande narrow gauge rails. They were acquired to pull passenger trains over the narrow gauge mainlines.

Of the dozen "Ten-Wheelers" built, two examples survive today: 168 is preserved in Antlers Park, Colorado Springs, CO. And 169 is preserved in a park just north of US 160 on the east side of Alamosa, CO.

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Appearances

Trivia

  • The toy train is a large scale model produced by Bachmann. The model was repainted, stripped of its smokebox, bell and tender.

Gallery


Rio Grande K-28s

A few Denver and Rio Grande Western K-28 class 2-8-2s appear in A Wonderful American Journey with Thomas and Connie when Connie visits the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

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Rio Grande K-36s

Several Denver and Rio Grande Western K-36 class 2-8-2s appear in A Wonderful American Journey with Thomas and Connie when Connie visits the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

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Brienz Rothorn Railway No. 15

Brienz Rothorn Railway No. 15 is a mountain engine from Switzerland.

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Real-life History

Livery

The engine is painted black with silver boiler bands and a green cab.

Appearances

Mal Tiempo Sugar Mill No. 1320

Mal Tiempo Sugar Mill No. 1320 is a tender engine from a sugar mill in Cuba.

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DHR B Class


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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

New Zealand Railway WW class 480, JA class 1250 and C class 847 of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, New Zealand appear in the 1999 Annual in a photo from the railway's first Days Out with Thomas event in March 1995.

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Real-Life History

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Appearances

Annuals

Gallery

GWR Rheidol Tank

Appears in Edward the Great (photograph)

JNR C11 227

Disguised as Thomas on the Ōigawa Railway

Appears in Secret Journey of Thomas the Tank Engine, Original 70th Anniversary History Time Travel, Run! Thomas and Bertie, Thomas Goods Encyclopedia (2015) and Thomas the Tank Engine Encyclopedia (2015)

Merchandise

JNR C12 208

Disguised as Percy on the Ōigawa Railway

Appears in Original 70th Anniversary History Time Travel, Run! Thomas and Bertie, Thomas the Tank Engine Encyclopedia (2015)

Merchandise

JNR C56 44

Disguised as James on the Ōigawa Railway

Appears in Original 70th Anniversary History Time Travel, Run! Thomas and Bertie, Thomas the Tank Engine Encyclopedia (2015)

Merchandise

JNR D51 1 and D51 791

Appears in Secret Journey of Thomas the Tank Engine (archive footage)

JNR Class 9600 No. 49616

Disguised as Hiro on the Ōigawa Railway

Appears in Original 70th Anniversary History Time Travel, Run! Thomas and Bertie, Thomas the Tank Engine Encyclopedia (2015)

Oigawa Kato DB9

Disguised as Rusty on the Ōigawa Railway

Appears in Original 70th Anniversary History Time Travel and Run! Thomas and Bertie

Merchandise

Rhodesia Railways Class 14A

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Appears in Flash Bang Wallop! (photograph)

Nilgiri Mountain Railway X Class No. 37385

Appears in The Making of The Great Race and Character Encyclopedia


Russian Railways (RZD) Kp4 430

Appears in The Making of The Great Race

Minami-Aso Railway DB16 No. 1601 and 1602

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appears in Big World! Big Adventures! concept art

References


International Characters

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