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The Little Blue Tank Engine was once seen shunting trucks at Tidmouth Yard.


The Railway Series

The tank engine once shunted James' goods train for him and teased him about the incident he had with some bootlaces when he needed some to mend a hole in his coaches. He ran off laughing rudely, which made James very cross. [1]

It is unknown what happened to the engine afterwards, although it is believed he was either scrapped or relocated to a different part of the NWR.

Technical Details


The tank engine's basis is unknown. He appears to have a 0-4-4T wheel arrangement with inside cylinders. He bears some resemblance to the Midland Railway 690 class, so it is possible he may be one of the Midland Railway Engines or a loaned engine. He could also be based on an NER Class O, especially since some extended side tanks are visible in the illustrations.


The tank engine is painted bright blue with red lining, similar to the North Western Railway's livery of the same colour scheme.




The Railway Series

Main Series