"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
Class: 6000 King Class
Designer: Charles Collett
Builder: GWR Swindon Works
Built: April 1928
Scrapped: December 1964, Swindon Works
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
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 King James I was built in 1928, withdrawn in 1962, and was scrapped at Swindon Works in 1964.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.