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"Rubbish! I'm up-to-date, that's all. I can go twice your speed in perfect safety!"
— Lord Harry to Culdee, Mountain Engines


  • Number: CFR 6
  • Builder: Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works
  • Built: 1962
  • Arrived on Sodor: March 1962
  • Gauge: 2ft 7 1⁄2in
  • Configuration: 0-4-2RT

Patrick, previously named Lord Harry and No. 6, is a mountain engine on the Culdee Fell Railway.


In 1960/1 two of the remaining engines in the railway's ageing fleet were in need of an overhaul. The decision was made to order three new and more powerful engines to assist in the ever increasing traffic. Lord Harry was the first to be built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland, to a "super-heat" design, and arrived on the Culdee Fell Railway in March 1962 where he was named after the railway's chairman, Lord Harry Barrane.

Lord Harry was troublesome and frightened his coaches by taking risks. After he came off at the Summit, Lord Harry was stripped of his name and sent to the back of the shed. After he heard the tale of Godred, he asked for a second chance, and was given one as a lowly shunting engine. However, when a message came warning that some climbers needed help during a gale, No. 6 went to the rescue and was fittingly renamed "Patrick" in honour of a climber who risked his life to help the others.


Lord Harry was arrogant, pompous and reckless at first, but learned his lesson after his mountain rescue. Now, he only takes risks if absolutely necessary.


Lord Harry/Patrick is based on the Snowdon Mountain Railway's Padarn (formerly Sir Harmood).


Lord Harry/Patrick is painted purple with orange lining. His number is painted on in yellow and he has red nameplates.


Railway Series

Magazine stories

Patrick also appeared in the Railway Series: Surprise Packet, and the 1979 annual.


  • Even though he was renamed, the merchandise lines still called him Lord Harry.
  • The 1979 annual incorrectly refers to Lord Harry as "Sir Harry".



Merchandise Gallery

Culdee Fell Railway
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