“I knew an engine King James. In the old days at Paddington. King James I he was, but he didn't swank about like that.”
―Duck, James and the Diesel Engines


King James I
  • Number: 6011
  • Class: GWR 6000 "King"
  • Designer: Charles B. Collett
  • Builder: GWR Swindon Works
  • Built: April 1928
  • Withdrawn: 1962
  • Scrapped: December 1964
  • Configuration: 4-6-0
  • Top Speed: 90 mph

King James I was a GWR 6000 class 4-6-0 tender engine who worked alongside Duck in the days when he worked at Paddington. King James I was built in 1928, withdrawn in 1962, and was scrapped at Swindon Works in 1964. Duck once compared him to James. He is named after King James I of England.


King James I was painted in the Great Western Railway's, and later British Railways, Brunswick green livery with orange lining.


Railway Series


* RWS only | ** T&F only