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There have been several scrapped engines seen across Sodor and other railways.

British Railways Scrap Engines

These scrap engines appeared in the second illustration of Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine. All four had lost their paint and were waiting in a siding to be scrapped, watching the cutter as he primed his torch.

The engine on the left seems to be a GWR 2251 class 0-6-0 tender engine. The engine on the right seems to be an LNWR 18xx 0-6-2 tank engine with its trailing wheels, bunker, and back end of its cab already cut off. On the same track, the engine behind the engine on the right seems to be another tank engine with its smokebox door and its side tanks already removed. On the far right, the fourth engine appears to be a tank engine as well. The boiler of an engine can also be seen being lifted up by a crane in the background.

In Journey Beyond Sodor, a scrap engine was seen in The Experimental Engines Yard. This engine was a modified version of Bert. The same asset was reused as a scrap engine in the Arizona desert in Big World! Big Adventures!.


Sodor Scrap Engines

These engines are seen around scrapyards on Sodor and they are mostly based on models of existing characters. These included Thomas, Gordon, Donald and/or Douglas and City of Truro.

The Märklin Engine is also one of these scrapped engines.

Two engines appear in a scrapyard in the magazine story Saved Again; a silver engine and a yellow tender engine with his/her wheels, tender and funnel removed. The yellow engine appears to resemble James' basis.


The basis for these include LBSCR E2s (the same class as Thomas), GNR A1s (same class as Gordon), Caledonian Railway 812s (same class as Donald and Douglas), GWR City class (same class as City of Truro), DRG class 80 (same class as the Marklin engine) and Henschel DHG Class 500 diesels.


  • The Henschel 500 was cut up to make Diesel and BoCo's models.
    • Although not mentioned, the Henschel DHG Class 500 diesels are the first diesel engines to be shown being scrapped.


The Old Shed Engine

This engine was seen in an old shed near the station that is used for storage. The engine had a cobweb around its funnel.

It is unknown what class the engine is based on, though it appears to be a 2-6-0 very much like James.


Mini Books

The Eerie Engine

The Eerie Engine appeared in Thomas' dream after he visited the scrapyard one day. In the dream, the eerie engine rattled down the Main Line blowing their wonky whistle.

A scrap engine just like the one in Thomas' dream was later put together from old parts at the scrapyard by a sculptor. It was then put into a modern art exhibition.

The engine does not appear to be based on any specific design.



The American Engine

After Thomas crashed near the Grand Canyon, Beau laughed about an engine who had crashed and been left to rust.


Thomas & Friends



  • The engine's model was reused from Bert.
  • This is the only appearance of a scrapped engine in the CGI series, along with The Marklin engine in Blue Mountain Mystery.
  • For unknown reasons, the engine is absent in the US version.