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"Don't be stupid. We shouldn't pass the notice, or goodness knows where will shall end up."
— Sixteen's driver, Cab Over Wheels, Wilbert the Forest Engine


Sixteen
Sixteen
  • Number: 16
  • Class: Hunslet Austerity
  • Designer: Hunslet Engine Company
  • Builder: Hunslet Engine Company
  • Configuration: 0-6-0

Sixteen was a troublesome industrial saddletank engine, who worked in a steelworks.

Bio

Sixteen lived at a steelworks, with several other engines. He spent all day shunting trucks to a place called the "tip". Engines were not allowed to travel along the track on the tip itself, as it was not firm enough to take their weight. Sixteen thought he knew better, and often tried to pass the "DANGER" board without success.

One day, however, Sixteen took advantage of a damp day, and told the trucks to slid him past the warning notice. His fireman was told to reverse him, but before he could do so, the rails gave way beneath him and Sixteen landed on his side on the ground. He was eventually rescued but not repaired, and sent to the sheds in disgrace where he remained in storage.

According to Wilbert, Sixteen "got better than he deserved" and was bought by a preservation society in the Midlands, and now works on their railway. Wilbert later told Sixteen's story to Thomas and Toby, while he was visiting Sodor.

Persona

Sixteen was naughty, careless, arrogant, and awkward. He refused to take anyone's advice, and it is also implied that he grew bored of his surroundings and was curious about the outside. After his accident, Wilbert has said that he hopes Sixteen has learned his lesson after being restored.

Basis

Sixteen is based on a Hunslet Austerity WD 0-6-0ST. Wilbert and the Austerity Engine are other members of this class.

Livery

Sixteen is painted reddish-brown with beige wheels and black and yellow hazard stripes on his bufferbeams.

Appearances

Railway Series

Merchandise

  • ERTL (discontinued)

Gallery

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