Bulstrode is a highly disagreeable barge.
Bulstrode was used to carry cargo like coal and stone, but always complained about not being loaded fast enough. This annoyed the trucks, but one day Bulstrode ended up getting what he deserved when Percy accidentally pushed trucks off the quay and into his hull. He was then towed to a beach, where he was turned into a children's playground. He remains there today, most likely still grumbling.
Bulstrode is bad-tempered and never stops complaining.
Bulstrode is based on a 1920s self-propelled coastal barge.
Bulstrode is painted cream, black, and red. In the "My First Thomas" range he is painted blue, red and yellow.
- Ryōichi Tanaka (Japan)
- Bulstrode's appearance in the television series is rather different from his Railway Series appearance: in the Railway Series he has two hulls and his face is the same colour as his cab, while in the television series he only has one hull and the standard grey face.
- Bulstrode is the only non-human character created by Christopher Awdry to be introduced into the TV series.
- One of Bulstrode's models has been put on display at Drayton Manor on a beach near Bluff's Cove.
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