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"Don't you streamlined engines ever stop?"
— Gordon, Calm Down Caitlin, seventeenth season


  • Class: B&O P-7a
  • Designer: Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Built: 1927
  • Configuration: 4-6-2

Caitlin is a streamlined engine from the Other Railway, who is designed for speed. She also has her own rake of coaches painted in a similar colour scheme to herself.


Caitlin loves to challenge the other engines to a race and has a tendency to get a little over-excited. She, along with Connor, regularly transport passengers from the Mainland to Ulfstead Castle.

Along with Connor, Thomas, Percy and James, she helped with the search of Stephen before Ulfstead Castle's opening. Caitlin once had to spend the night on Sodor and became too excited to listen to Sir Topham Hatt's advice. During her night on Sodor, she took the Post Train and "The Flying Kipper". Unfortunately, she did not take others into consideration and ended up waking lots of people up.

Annie and Clarabel, who were in the yard waiting for Thomas, were accidentally coupled up to Caitlin, thanks to Charlie. She even took them to the Mainland, but was stopped by Hiro, who brought them back to Thomas.

Caitlin later thought that Toby was going to be scrapped after hearing about it from Gordon. Later on, she took Emily to the Steamworks after she broke down and Caitlin was saved by Emily when she became a runaway after her brakes failed.


Caitlin is a streamlined engine, designed for speed. Along with her friend Connor, Caitlin is an excitable and energetic character, who likes to be busy and loves to race. Both Caitlin and Connor are friendly and eager to get other engines to join in the fun with them. Caitlin is particularly impatient and restless if she has nothing to do. She would rather be racing than sit in a station and be idle. Caitlin and Connor were introduced to the island to bring passengers from the Mainland. They zip on and off the island frequently using the Vicarstown Rolling Bridge.


Caitlin is based on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad streamlined President P-7 Class. Her basis was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA in 1927. The member of the class that Caitlin is modelled after, 5304, was fitted with a streamlined shroud designed by Otto Kuhler in 1937 for use on the Royal Blue train service between New York City and Washington, D.C. Its streamlining was removed in 1940 and it remained without streamlining until 1947, when it, along with three other class members was re-streamlined in a different design for service on B&O's Cincinnatian train service between Cincinnati and Detroit. It was retired from service and scrapped in 1958. One non-streamlined member of this class, 5300, is preserved at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.


Caitlin is painted fuchsia with light grey and light blue lining. She has golden nameplates on the sides of her boiler.


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  • In real life, Caitlin would be too large for the British loading gauge. However, she seems to have been re-scaled to avoid any animation issues.
  • Caitlin has been modified for use on British rail lines: she has a screw-link coupling and buffers on the back of her tender. She retains a streamlined cow-catcher (also known as a skirt) on the front, so she is unable to shunt. Her headlamp has also been moved to accommodate her face.
  • Her valve gear and side-rods are not animated properly. Their movement would be jammed in real life.



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See also

Other Railways
98462 and 87546The Workshop EnginesThe Foreign EnginesDieselThe Foreign EngineThe Derailed EngineJinty and PugThe DieselThe Scrapyard Engines199Gordon's BrothersThe Passing DieselOther Railway DieselsKing James IOld Stuck-UpAlfred and JudyToby's Brothers8783The Old EngineThe Highland EnginesThe Diesel Shunter3112010751WilbertSixteenSixteen's FriendsAlbertBahamasD5705LembergPretty PollyThe DukesBritish Railways
LadySpencerHiroHiro's FriendsConnorCaitlinStephen's CompetitorsThe Mainland EnginesGatorSamsonThe Great Railway Show Diesels
AshimaRajivYong BaoVinnieCarlosRaulShaneEtienneFriedaGinaAxelIvan
Silver JubileeHelena
Spencer's Special CoachesConnor's CoachesCaitlin's CoachesBradford
The Flying ThistleThirteenThe Fast Mail Train

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