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"What a wonderful party!"
— Colin, The Party Surprise



Colin is a steam crane who is stationed at the Wharf. He is good friends with Freddie.


Colin works at the Wharf. He once felt upset because he could not attend a Christmas party and Freddie arranged for the party to be moved to the wharf so Colin could participate.


Colin is lonely deep inside, as he is fixed in place at the Wharf. He feels left out of some of the fun that the narrow gauge engines have.


Colin is mostly green with red pulleys and cogwheels amongst his mechanism. He has a grey roof with grey boards along the top of his cab above his door.


Television series

He also appears in the books, Colin and James Sorts It Out.


  • The Big Book of Engines incorrectly lists Colin as a diesel powered crane.
  • According to John Lee, Colin was originally supposed to have a longer nose, but this was scaled down due to merchandising reasons.
  • Colin was originally going to appear in King of the Railway, and concept art of the film by Guru Studios shows that he would have been based at Ulfstead Castle.



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See also

Other vehicles
HaroldBulstrodeP. S. Cumberland RoadS.S. KathrynDignityMermaidNorth StarNancy and Violet
CrankyJeremyColinCaptainOwenMerrickRegS.S. RoxstarTiger MothLucindaThe Queen of SodorA.J.R. No.1Ol' WheezyHee-HawSodor LineHappy HookThe CranesKrystynaG-HewiTugboatsThe AeroplaneThe Salvage BargesThe Canal BoatsThe Mail BoatLakesider IIIThe Fultan FerryThe Tramp SteamerAC.3929The Hot Air Balloon
BluebirdThe Tug BoatThe YachtThe LifeboatsSodor VoyagerS.S. SodorThe Old DinghySir TophamSteam BoatThe SeaplaneSodorThe AirshipThe SpeedboatSeaspriteLizzieThe SubmarineS.S. Sodor QueenS.S. Sodor SteamlineSodor HarborDilly

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