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The Little Blue Tank Engine is a tank engine who could be seen shunting trucks at Tidmouth Yard in two illustrations from James the Red Engine.
The Little Blue Tank Engine once shunted James' goods train for him and teased him about the incident he had with some bootlaces when he needed some to mend a hole in his coaches. He ran off laughing rudely, leaving a very angry James. It is unknown what happened to the engine afterwards.
The tank engine's basis is unknown, but he appears to have side tanks from his cab to half-way along his boiler and might have a 0-6-2 wheel arrangement. He also resembles a North Eastern Railway N8/N9/N10 or a London, Tilbury and Southend 69 Class tank, as well as a slight resemblance to an LB&SCR E2 such as Thomas.
The tank engine is painted blue with red lining.
- In the television series adaptation of the first season episode, Troublesome Trucks and the magazine version, the tank engine's role was replaced by Thomas. In the pop-up book, James the Red Engine and the Troublesome Trucks, the role was replaced by a Dark Green Tank Engine. In the Engine Adventures book, James, the role was replaced by Charlie.
- In Toby the Tram Engine, a similar looking blue tank engine appears to be pulling the Breakdown Train after James collided with some tar tankers. It is unknown whether or not this is Thomas or the same engine.
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