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"He must be very full of himself!"
— Ben referring to Connor, Bill or Ben?, seventeenth season


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Connor
  • Configuration: 4-6-4
  • Designer: Henry Dreyfuss
  • Builder: Either Alco-Schenectady or Lima Locomotive Works

Connor is a fast streamlined engine from the Mainland Railway, who was designed for speed. He also has his own rake of coaches painted in a similar colour scheme to his own.

Bio

Connor is excitable and energetic and, like Caitlin, loves to race the other engines. Connor, however, is better able to be patient unlike Caitlin. Although it is probably unintentional, he can come across as being somewhat smug. Both Caitlin and Connor run regularly between the Mainland and Ulfstead Castle via the Vicarstown Bridge.

Connor helped with the search of Stephen, when the old engine went missing.

In the seventeenth season, Connor was tricked by Bill and Ben when they challenged him to a race and he almost collided with Henry's goods train after he was trying to beat them.

In the eighteenth season, Connor has the challenge of bringing his last passengers home in time for Christmas.

Persona

Connor is a streamlined engine, designed for speed. Along with his friend Caitlin, Connor is an excitable and energetic character, who likes to be busy and loves to race. Both Connor and Caitlin are friendly and eager to get other engines to join in the fun with them. Connor is rather vain and doesn’t like to get messy or dirty.

Basis

Connor is based on a New York Central Railroad Streamlined J3 Hudson.  The J3 Hudsons were built between 1937-1938 in order to do heavy hauling at a greater speed.  All of the Hudson locomotives were scrapped.

Livery

Connor is painted teal with aquamarine and yellow lining.

Appearances

Television series

Specials:

Magazine stories

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • In real life, Connor would be too large for the British loading gauge. However, it seems that he has been re-scaled to avoid animation issues.
  • Connor and Caitlin's Irish-American accents may be references to how the New York Central and Baltimore & Ohio employed Irish immigrants in their early years.
  • On Connor's Take-n-Play and Wooden Railway models, he has a front coupler, despite it being concealed in the television series.
  • Connor's Wooden Railway prototype is Spencer's model repainted to Connor's paint scheme with the tender coupled backwards.
  • Connor doesn't appear to have a visible whistle, so when he does whistle, steam emits out of nothing on his boiler.

Merchandise

Gallery

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