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- “What are you engines doing here? This shed is for the Fat Controller's engines. Go away! Silly things!”
- ―Henry, The Eight Famous Engines
These four are tank engines, who are friends with Percy. He once met them at Barrow-in-Furness and told them of the time he braved a flood to help Thomas, when Henry came along and told them to go away.
Percy's friends are based on MR 1377 Class 1F 0-6-0 tank engines, NER Class E1's and LSWR G6 Class tank engines.
Percy's friends are painted in the BR unlined black livery.
The Derailed Engine
In the 1950s, Gordon would stop at Barrow-in-Furness with the Express and an engine from the Other Railway would take the train on to London. One day in 1956, the engine pulling the express that day rolled over while coming out of the yard, blocking the line and with permission from the Fat Controller, Gordon took the train on to London.
The engine is painted in British Railways' Brunswick green livery with orange and black lining and has white buffers.
The engine resembles an LNER B15.
- 1996 - Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection (does not speak)
- In the Railway Series the engine was faceless, but in Mr Perkins' Storytime, it was drawn with a face.
Jinty and Pug's Companions
- “Those others did their best, but they don't know our ways.”
- ―The crowds, The Eight Famous Engines
Each of these engines were painted in either BR Passenger Brunswick Green with black and orange lining or BR Mixed-Traffic Black with red and white lining.
- Mr. Perkins Storytime - Sir Topham Hatt's Engines (do not speak)
Other Foreign Engines
While pulling the Flying Kipper, a goods train had pulled into a siding to let the Flying Kipper pass and the engine's crew were enjoying cocoa in the brake van. However, when the crew notice that it was nearly time for Henry to pass by, they leave to return to their engine. Their escape happened just in time, as Henry came flying down the siding at full speed and unable to stop, collided straight into the train causing a massive wreck which completely destroyed the brake van and caused Henry to derail.
Engines from the Other Railway would sometimes visit Sodor and pulled their trains to Tidmouth. They would spend the night at Tidmouth Sheds and return home the following day. Gordon and Duck once had an argument with one of these engines.
When Duck was sent to work at Wellsworth, he often worked as a banker, by helping foreign engines with their trains up Gordon's Hill. One day, he bravely stopped one of these engines' runaway goods train. In addition, Duck almost collided with another foreign engine pulling a passenger train at Crosby.
- Henry the Green Engine - The Flying Kipper (does not speak)
- The Eight Famous Engines - Gordon Goes Foreign (mentioned)
- Duck and the Diesel Engine - A Close Shave (do not speak)