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Stephen, nicknamed "The Rocket", is a steam engine who first appeared in the 2013 special, King of the Railway.
Stephen is one of the earliest engines ever built. Newer engines may be faster and stronger than Stephen, but what he lacks in terms of strength or speed, he makes up for with his positive spirit, sense of humour, and knowledge. He used to work at docks and in mines, but now works as a tour-guide at Ulfstead Castle. He can often be seen pulling an open-topped carriage and was trapped in the Ulfstead Mine where he discovered King Godred's long lost crown in time for the opening of the castle. In the seventeenth season, he gave Percy a lucky horseshoe when he was having bad luck, helped him trick James and took the Afternoon Tea Express.
Stephen is a jolly old engine with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor. He is a good-hearted and quick-witted engine, and will not take any nonsense from engines like Spencer or Diesel. Some of the smaller engines look up to him for advice, and he is always willing to get the job done.
Stephen is based on Stephenson's Rocket.
Stephen is painted yellow and black. He bears a nameplate reading "Rocket".
- Season 17 - The Lost Puff, The Phantom Express, Percy's Lucky Day, Too Many Fire Engines, Santa's Little Engine, and The Afternoon Tea Express
- Bob Golding (UK/US)
- Rainer Schmitt (Germany)
- Atsuhiko Nakata (Japan; King of the Railway only)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan; seventeenth season onwards)
- Stig Krogstad (Norway)
- Piotr Warszawski (Poland)
- Wooden Railway (normal, rusted, Royal Bunting, and mine dust covered versions)
- Motor Road and Rail (coming soon)
- Take-n-Play (normal, rusted, dust covered, and talking versions)
- Wind-up Trains (coming soon)
- Percy: Did you ever see knights in shining armour?
- Stephen: No! I may be old, but I'm not that old! And before you ask, I never saw dinosaurs either!
- Percy and Stephen discussing the latter's age, King of the Railway
|Other Sudrian railways|
|Bill and Ben • Neil • Sodor and Mainland Railway Numbers 1 and 3 • "Coffee Pots" • Wellsworth and Suddery Railway Tank Engines • Midland Railway Engines • The Little Blue Tank Engine • Mavis|
|Stephen • Timothy • Millie|
|Victor • Sidney • Little Barford • Silver • The Old Tram Car • The Pier Train • The Cable Car • The Dark Green Tank Engine • The Little Blue Engine|