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"Consider my feelings. When we were both green, passengers kept calling me Mike!"
— Rex, Small Railway Engines
Rex
Rex
  • Builder: Davey Paxman and Co.
  • Built: 1923
  • Designer: Henry Greenly
  • Configuration: 2-8-2

Rex is a green engine who enjoys nothing more than teasing Mike. He is a hard worker, but sometimes has problems with traction.

Bio

After Rex's old line in England closed down in 1967, he, Mike, and Bert were brought by Sir Topham Hatt and transferred to the Arlesdale Railway for mining and tourist traffic. After the railway secured a deal to transport wool to Arlesburgh, Rex was chosen to pull the first train. But after a negligent farmhand spilt some wool bales on the rails, Rex hit them and derailed. His train was rescued, but Rex had to remain there for several days until he could be lifted out.

Basis

Rex is based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's River Esk.

Livery

Rex is painted NWR green with red and yellow lining, a brass dome, red nameplates with gold writing mounted each side of his smokebox and "Arlesdale" written in gold on his tender.

Appearances

Railway Series

Quotes

"Where did you spring from?" asked Duck.
"I've been here all the time," smiled the small engine. "I'm Rex, and you, I'm sure, are Duck."
"How did you know?"
"That's easy; there's only one Great Western engine in these parts."

- Duck meeting Rex, Small Railway Engines

Mechandise

Gallery

Arlesdale Railway
RexBertMikeFrankJockBlister I and Blister IISigrid of Arlesdale

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