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Gordon and Flying Scotsman, the only "remaining" Pacifics

Gordon's Brothers were the LNER A1 and A3 Pacifics built between 1922 and 1935. They were the remaining relatives of Gordon who were mentioned in passing in the Railway Series.

Bio

In Enterprising Engines, Sir Topham Hatt mentions that Gordon's brothers have all been scrapped, with the exception of Flying Scotsman. This made Gordon feel surly, so the Fat Controller arranged for Flying Scotsman to visit in order to cheer him up.

In James and the Diesel Engines, Gordon told Donald and Douglas that he and his brothers used to be painted green.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Annuals

List of Names

1923 - 19241924 - 19461946 - 19481948 - 1963Name
1470447011360113Great Northern
1471447110260102Sir Frederick Banbury
14724472 → 50210360103Flying Scotsman
1473447310460104Solario
1474447410560105Victor Wild
1475447510660106Flying Fox
1476447610760107Royal Lancer
1477447710860108Gay Crusader
1478447810960109Hermit
1479447911060110Robert the Devil
1480448011160111Enterprise
1481448111260112St. Simon
25434460044Melton
25444560045Lemberg
25454660046Diamond Jubilee
25464760047Donovan
25474860048Doncaster
25484960049Galtee More
25495060050Persimmon
25505160051Blink Bonny
25515260052Prince Palatine
25525360053Sansovino
25535460054Manna/Prince of Wales
25545560055Woolwinder
25555660056Centenary
25565760057Ormonde
25575860058Blair Athol
25585960059Tracery
25596060060The Tetrarch
25606160061Pretty Polly
25616260062Minoru
25626360063Isinglass
25636460064William Whitelaw/Tagalie
25646560065Knight of the Thistle/Knight of Thistle
25656660066Merry Hampton
25666760067Ladas
25676860068Sir Visto
25686960069Sceptre
25697060070Gladiateur
25707160071Tranquil
25717260072Sunstar
25727360073St. Gatien
25737460074Harvester
25747560075St. Frusquin
25757660076Galopin
25767760077The White Knight
25777860078Night Hawk
25787960079Bayardo
25798060080Dick Turpin
25808160081Shotover
25818260082Neil Gow
25828360083Sir Hugo
27438960089Felstead
27449060090Grand Parade
27459160091Captain Cuttle
27469260092Fairway
27479360093Coronach
27489460094Colorado
27499560095Flamingo
27509660096Papyrus
27519760097Humorist
27529860098Spion Kop
25958460084Trigo
25968560085Manna
25978660086Gainsborough
27959960099Call Boy
279610060100Spearmint
279710160101Cicero
25988760087Blenheim
25998860088Book Law
25003560035Windsor Lad
25013660036Colombo
25023760037Hyperion
25033860038Firdaussi
25043960039Sandwich
25054060040Cameronian
25064160041Salmon Trout
25074260042Singapore
25084360043Brown Jack

Trivia

  • Seventy-nine LNER A1 and A3 Pacifics were produced: Fifty-two A1s were built, fifty-one of those were rebuilt into A3s, the first one was rebuilt into an A1/1 and twenty-seven A3s were newly built. Lemberg and Pretty Polly were other members of this class. The Flying Thistle and a Workshop Engine are based on them. A list of all these locomotives can be found here.
  • Many of the locomotives were named after racehorses except for Great Northern, Sir Frederick Banbury, Flying Scotsman, Prince of Wales, Centenary and Dick Turpin.
  • Despite this, a few of Gordon's siblings were named after female race horses. This made them his sisters such as Blink Bonny, Pretty Polly, Tagalie, Sceptre, Firdaussi, and Shotover.
  • These locomotives were also Mallard, Green Arrow, Spencer and Ryan's cousins.

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