There have been at least two unnamed red engines featured in The Railway Series.
The First Red Engine
The First Red Engine lived at Tidmouth Sheds with Edward, Henry, Gordon, 98462 and 87546, it is unknown what happened to the engine afterwards, although it could have returned back to The Other Railway.
It's implied that the engine, along with the four other engines, liked to bully and tease Edward due to him being smaller and weaker than them.
The engine's basis is not known, with no outside cylinders or motion. It looks a cross between Gordon and Henry in his old shape with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement. It's most likely based off the GWR 4-6-2 No.111 "The Great Bear".
The engine is painted in a red coat of paint, with yellow and black lining, it has red wheels and a black dome.
- The Three Railway Engines (not named)
- The character was created by Wilbert Awdry, but was never featured in any other stories for unknown reasons.
The Second Red Engine
The engine seems to be of a helpful persona, as he/she tried to push Henry from the tunnel without any fuss.
The engine is based on the L&YR Class 25 with an added pony truck and a Fowler tender, very much like James.
The engine is painted in a bright red coat of paint, with yellow and black lining. He/she has red wheels and a red dome.
- The Three Railway Engines (does not speak)
- The engine was originally drawn to be James, however, children wrote to Wilbert Awdry asking why James was red before he got painted in the third book. The reverend then decided that the engine was a different character altogether.
- The engine's role in The Sad Story of Henry was replaced by Thomas when the story was adapted into the television series. Ironically, James took his/her role in The Adventure Begins.
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