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Four unnamed blue engines appeared throughout various magazine stories and other books.

The Tender Engine


The Blue Tender Engine is a background character that only appeared in the second illustration of Thomas and the Trucks, in The Railway Series book Thomas the Tank Engine.

Basis

The engine appears to be a freelance design, but slightly resembles an LNER A1 class engine, but having an 0-6-0 wheel configuration and an Ivatt-style cab. It is possible that inspiration could have been drawn from one of the Great Northern Railway's early 0-6-0 tender engines, such as the J1 or J6 class locomotives, but with a modified running board.

Appearance

The Railway Series

The Second Tender Engine


A blue tender engine made an appearance in a magazine story. It was not named and did not speak. It annoyed Daisy after some coal dust got blown into her face from its tender.

Technical Details

Basis

The engine’s basis is unknown. However it does resemble an NBR K Class 4-4-0.

Livery

The tender engine is painted blue with red lining. Its handrails are painted grey.

Appearance

Magazines

Trivia

  • It is likely that this engine is Edward, but illustrated incorrectly.


Gallery

The Lost Tank Engine

This article is about 'the magazine engine'. You may be looking for 'the Railway Series engine'.


A blue tank engine made an appearance in the book, The Monster Under the Shed. It was not named.

Biography

This engine was always ready to help. One night, a stationmaster asked him to get a coach that was left behind. The engine went to get it, but when the weather turned bad, he had to sleep in an old shed. Later, he woke up to a noise and when he opened his eyes, he saw fingers reaching for him from under the shed. He was chased out of the shed by a monster and was never seen again.

Technical Details

Basis

The tank engine's basis is unknown, however, he slightly resembles the LSWR 0298 Beattie.

Livery

The tank engine is painted blue with red lining.

Appearance

Books


Gallery

The Poster Engine


A blue tender engine made an appearance in a magazine story. It was not named. It appeared on a poster advertising summer excursions on Sodor.

Technical Details

Basis

The poster engine is based on the LNER A1/A3 Pacific.

Livery

The poster engine is painted blue with red and black lining and has a crest on its tender.

Appearance

Magazines


Gallery