Luke is an Irish narrow gauge tank engine.
Luke arrived on Sodor from a neighbouring land (either the Mainland or Ireland). It had always been his dream to come to Sodor. When Luke arrived on Sodor, he hid out of shame believing that he caused Victor to fall into the sea. With Thomas' help, Luke learned the truth and was able to stop hiding.
Luke is a plucky little pea-green tank engine on the Skarloey Railway, brought to Sodor from a neighbouring land. For a long time he hid in fear and deep shame in the tunnels and caverns of the Blue Mountain Quarry from a terrible, dark secret, only in the knowledge of the other narrow gauge engines, believing that he had caused a yellow engine to fall into the sea. Fortunately, he befriended and trusted Thomas, who investigated and realised the yellow engine was Victor and that the accident had not been Luke's fault, managing to clear his name. Luke is a gentle, sensitive soul and is bubbling with enthusiasm, keen to work as part of the team. Like many engines, there are times when he may want to run away and be left alone and he may not be quick to stick up for himself either, but when there is someone in need, Luke is passionate about showing how much he values his friends and will bravely heave into action without second thought.
Luke is based on the Kerr Stuart 0-4-0ST Wren Class 4256 built in 1922.
Luke is painted green with white lining. His name is painted in white on his tanks.
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