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“Other engines came and went, but Duke outlasted them all.”
―The author, Granpuff, Duke the Lost Engine
Several other engines worked alongside Duke, Falcon, Stuart and Stanley on the former Mid Sodor Railway. According to The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways, in 1936, the Railway had six locomotives (excluding Stanley). Three of these were sold off in that year in an effort to keep the Company's head above water. Their fates afterwards are unknown.

These engines never appeared in any of the Railway Series stories, but appeared on the Reverend W. Awdry's model layouts of the Mid Sodor Railway. Though their existence was implied, they were never mentioned by name. Some of these engines were on display at the Reverend Teddy Boston's Cadeby Light Railway, before the railway finally closed in 2005.

In the television series, Skarloey, Rheneas and Duncan made various cameo appearances on the Mid Sodor Railway as though they were depicted as the other engines working alongside Duke, Falcon, Stuart and Smudger.

Albert

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Albert was a narrow gauge saddle tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

Albert was designed by Henry Hughes and built at Falcon Works in Loughborough, England circa 1904, as an 0-4-0ST. He was later refitted with trailing wheels. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway and was given the number 5.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

There were two OO9 scale models of Albert on Awdry's layout. The first version was built from a Minitrains Baldwin, like Stanley and then modified into an 0-6-0. It was later replaced and the second version was based on a Hughes Falcon locomotive in original Corris Railway condition, like Falcon. Albert's second model was built from a OO9 scale Corris No. 3 kit.

Livery

The second version of Albert was painted sky blue with a black running board and brass fittings. His name and number were painted yellow on the sides of his saddle tank and coal bunkers respectively. The original version's livery is unknown.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Jim

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Jim was a narrow gauge tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

Jim worked on the Mid Sodor Railway and was given the number 6. According to Awdry's scrapbook, Jim pulled "the Horse and Cart" (the railway's goods train) and occasionally did mineral traffic.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Jim's model was built by the Rev. W. Awdry from an OO9 scale Gem Vari-kit, similar to Tim and John. The Gem Vari-kits are freelance designs.

Livery

Jim was painted green with a bronze dome and a black footplate. His name was painted in yellow on the sides of his tanks and his number was also painted yellow on each side of his cab.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Tim

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Tim was a narrow gauge tank engine fitted with side-plates.

Biography

The Railway Series

Tim was purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway as a tram engine for passenger duties. He was given the number 7. In one of Awdry's scrapbooks, it is noted that Tim pulled passenger trains to Cas-ny-Hawin.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Tim's model was built by Awdry to be a generic tram locomotive, from a OO9 scale Gem Vari-kit similar to Jim and John. The Gem Vari-kits are freelance designs.

Livery

Tim was painted black with a brass dome. His name was painted in yellow on the sides of his tanks and his number was also painted yellow on each side of his cab.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Trivia

  • It has been theorised that Tim may have originated from the Arlesdale Tramway, as the route of the old tramway eventually became part of the Mid Sodor Railway.

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Jerry


Jerry was a narrow gauge tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

Jerry was designed by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. and built at Caledonia Works circa 1919. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway.

Jerry was one of the three engines sold off in 1936, as an effort to keep the Company's head above water. His fate afterwards was unknown.

Technical Details

Basis

Jerry's model was built by Awdry from a OO9 scale Peco kit. The Peco "Jeanette" kit Jerry is made from is of a freelance design. However, the kit was based on a narrow gauge locomotive named "Doll", owned by Teddy Boston. "Doll" and its older sister "Gertrude" are preserved.

Livery

Jerry was painted green with a bronze dome and a black footplate. His name and number were painted in yellow on either side.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

Atlas and Alfred

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Atlas and Alfred, also known as The Mine Engines were two narrow gauge pannier tank engines.

Biography

The Railway Series

Atlas and Alfred were built at Jouef Decauville, in France circa 1899. They were shipped to Sodor and purchased to work at the mines of the Mid Sodor Railway.

No information was given about the fates of these engines when the mines and railway were later closed. It can be assumed that they were either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Atlas and Alfred's model were built by the Rev. W. Awdry to OO9 scale. They are based and modelled on the Jouef Decauville Type 1 0-4-0PT locomotive, without cabs and shorter funnels.

Livery

The mine engines were painted light brown with bronze domes.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Trivia

  • Awdry's original layout had two mine engines, but only one engine was featured on the second layout.
  • The model Awdry used for Atlas and Alfred is prone to motor burn outs. This is most likely why only one engine is seen on his second layout as the first was ruined and he bought the second as a replacement.

Gallery

Jennings


Jennings was a narrow gauge tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

Jennings was designed by Henry A. Fletcher and built at Fletcher, Jennings & Co. circa 1866. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway.

No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

Jennings' model was built by the Rev. W. Awdry from a OO9 scale Peco James kit and modified into an 0-4-0WT. Jennings strongly resembles Dolgoch, the basis of Rheneas and Smudger.

Livery

Jennings was painted red with a brass dome and a black footplate.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

John


John was a narrow gauge tank engine.

Biography

The Railway Series

John worked on the Mid Sodor Railway. No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.

Technical Details

Basis

John's model was built by the Rev. W. Awdry from a OO9 scale Gem Vari-kit, similar to Jim and Tim. The Gem Vari-kits are freelance designs.

Livery

John was painted dark red with a brass dome and a black footplate.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Books

  • 1996 - Granpuff (indirectly mentioned)

Gallery

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