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In the Railway Series, many foreign engines from British Railways made appearances.

Percy's Friends

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.

Basis

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.

Livery

Percy's friends are painted in the BR unlined black livery.

Appearance

The Railway Series

They were replaced with Bill and Ben in the television series.

Gallery

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.

Basis

The engine resembles an LNER B15.

Livery

The engine is painted in British Railways' Brunswick green livery with orange and black lining and has white buffers.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion volumes

Videos

Trivia

  • In the Railway Series the engine was faceless, but in Mr Perkins' Storytime, it was drawn with a face.
  • The engine has a resemblance to Henry in his old shape.

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Jinty and Pug's Companions

These engines came to Sodor with Jinty and Pug to run the line while Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby and Duck were on display in England.

Livery

Some of these engines were painted in BR Passenger Brunswick Green with black and orange lining and BR Mixed-Traffic Black with red and white lining.

Basis

In the Railway Series barley anything of them apear at all( However one resembles either Jinty or The Middle Left Tank Engine from Percy Takes The Plunge ), however three of them appear in a recreation from Mr. Perkins Storytime shows two painted in black, the one on the left resembles an LMS Ivatt Class 2 tender engine (along with its Standard Cousin) and the one in the middle along with the one on the right resemble LMS Stanier Black Fives(if not then Jublees or one of both).

Appearance

The Railway Series

They were replaced with Bill, Ben, BoCo, Mavis, Oliver, Donald and Douglas in the television series.

Videos

Trivia

The green locomotive looks very similar to the Derailed Engine from Gordon Goes Foreign and therefore looks similar to Henry in his old shape.

Gallery

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.

Basis

The Basis for these Engines are unknown, however the engine in a close shave appears to be a large tank engine

Livery

The Tank engine (possibly) from A Close Shave is painted Dark Blue. This livery resembles LMR Dark Blue but with red minus at least the back bufferbeam

Appearances

The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends

The engines featured in the second season episode, A Close Shave were replaced with Edward and James in the television series respectively.

Videos

Gallery


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