The Red Engine is a tender engine.
It later appeared in Henry's Sneeze. It is unknown what happened to the engine following this event.
The Red Engine seems to be of a helpful persona, as he tried to push Henry from the tunnel without fuss.
The Red Engine is based on the L&YR Class 25 with an added pony truck and a Fowler tender, very much like James.
The Red Engine is painted in the NWR's crimson livery with yellow and black lining. He has crimson wheels and a crimson dome.
- The Red Engine was originally drawn to be James as a goof. However, children wrote to the Reverend asking why James was red before he got painted in the third book. The Reverend then decided that the Red Engine was a different character altogether.
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