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

  • Configuration: 4-6-4
  • Designer: Henry Dreyfuss
  • Builder: Either Alco-Schenectady or Lima Locomotive Works
  • Built: Sometime between 1937 and 1938

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.


Connor is excitable and energetic and, like Caitlin, loves to race the other engines. Connor, however, is better at being patient unlike Caitlin. Although it's 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.

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.

Connor later had the challenge of bringing his last passengers home in time for Christmas. With the help of Hiro, Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, Percy and Emily, he succeeded at getting everyone home for Christmas.

In the nineteenth season, Connor was one of the engines told about the rumor of Toby being scrapped, and later raced through Kellsthorpe Road Station, but didn't see the red paint spilled onto the rails, and ended up covering Gordon's face with red spots.


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 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.


Connor is painted teal with aquamarine and yellow lining.


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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Connor has been modified to work on British rail lines: he has a screwlink coupling and buffers on the back of his tender. He retains a streamlined cowcatcher on the front, so he is unable to shunt.
  • He is indeed a coal burner, his coal is stored in the tender but it's covered.



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