Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
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Two unnamed blue engines have appeared in The Railway Series, while 3 others have appeared in various magazine stories and other books.

The First Tender Engine

The first blue tender engine is a blue 0-6-0 tender engine which once appeared heading towards Vicarstown Station, as Thomas backed down on several trucks.

Technical Details

Basis

It is unlikely that this engine was based on any class of locomotive in particular, however it bears a close resemblance to the GNR class J21 and J22 (later LNER classes J1, J2 and J6) tender engines designed by Henry A. Ivatt.

Livery

The engine is painted blue, with a black running board.

Appearances

Gallery

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

CGI Series

The Second Tender Engine

The second blue tender engine once appeared outside Tidmouth Sheds as James, Gordon, Henry and Percy spoke inside.

Technical Details

Basis

It is unlikely that this engine was based on any class of locomotive in particular - however, it cannot be Edward due to its sloped front footplate.

Livery

The engine is painted blue with red stripes, the livery used for many engines on the North Western Railway.

Appearances

Gallery

The Railway Series

The Third Tender Engine

A third blue tender engine made an appearance in a magazine story. It was not named and did not speak. It annoyed Daisy after some coal dust got blown into her face from its tender.

Technical Details

Basis

The engine's basis is unknown.

Livery

The engine is painted blue with red lining. Its handrails are painted grey.

Appearances

Trivia

  • It is possible that this engine is Edward, but illustrated incorrectly.

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The Lost Tank Engine

This article is about the magazine engine. You may be looking for the Railway Series engine.

A blue tank engine made an appearance in the book, The Monster Under the Shed. He was not named.

Biography

This engine was made up by James, and was said to always be ready to help. One night, a stationmaster asked him to get a coach that was left behind. The engine went to get it, but when the weather turned bad, he had to sleep in an old shed. Later, he woke up to a noise and when he opened his eyes, he saw fingers reaching for him from under the shed. He was chased out of the shed by a monster and never seen again, supposedly being eaten by the monster.

Technical Details

Basis

The Lost Tank Engine is based on an LSWR 0298 class Beattie well tank locomotive.

Livery

The Lost Tank Engine is painted blue with red lining.

Appearances

Gallery

The Poster Engine

The poster engine is an unnamed blue engine which made an appearance in a magazine story. It appeared on a poster advertising summer excursions on Sodor.

Technical Details

Basis

The poster engine is based on the LNER A1/A3 Pacific, but because of the top feed on the boiler, it resembles a non-streamlined LMS Coronation Class, albeit with the same running board as Gordon. It also has a Fowler Tender.

Livery

The poster engine is painted blue with red and black lining and has a crest on its tender.

Appearances

Magazines

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The Little Engine

The Little Engine is an unnamed blue engine which made an appearance in a Mr. Perkins' Sleepover. It is the main protagonist of a story Mr. Perkins reads titled "The Little Engine's Big Day Out".

Biography

The Little Engine loves nothing more than puffing along the track pulling important loads. One day at a junction, he meets a Big Silver Engine, who calls him a "slow coach". The Little Engine feels insulted and goes as fast as he can to prove the Big Silver Engine wrong. However, he comes off the tracks from going too fast. Once he was back on the tracks, he continues his journey carefully to the Docks, this time ignoring the Big Silver Engine's teasing. He is praised by the Dock Manager for being really useful and he toots happily with pride.

Technical Details

Basis

The Little Engine is a well tank engine that looks similar to Bash & Dash.

Livery

The poster engine is painted blue.

Appearances


* RWS only | ** T&F only
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