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"He went to an engine workshop and they showed him all sorts of tank engines. There were big ones, and little ones. Some looked happy, some looked sad, and some looked at him anxiously hoping he would choose them. At last he saw a smart little green engine, with four wheels."
— The Author, Trouble in the Shed, Troublesome Engines

There have been several workshop engines that have appeared in the Railway Series, television series and the magazines stories.

Percy's Workshop Friends



Percy's Workshop Friends

These engines appeared at the workshop where Percy used to live before arriving to Sodor. Sir Topham Hatt came to the Workshop to purchase a new tank engine, when the big engines went on strike and Thomas left to run his branch line.

They were described as looking "big, little, happy, sad, and anxious". The large blue tank engine slightly resembles Thomas with extended side tanks, and the red engine resembles the Flying Thistle, the green engine also slightly resembles Edward.

In addition to these, other engines were seen in the My Thomas Story Library, where there are two other engines; one maroon and the other blue with red lining. The maroon one vaguely resembles Percy, and the blue one vaguely resembles Wilbert.


Railway Series

Television series


  • In the television series, the engines shown in the workshop were actually Edward, Henry, Gordon, James and the Märklin engine, but covered in tarpaulins so that the audience would not make out who they were.


Edward's Workshop Friends


Edward's Workshop Friends

When Edward was sent to the works to be mended, he met three engines. Edward was quick to befriend these engines, due to their positive attitude towards him.

The first engine, on Edward's right, is a silver diesel engine. This one was based on a Bulleid 10201 class diesel-electric; all of which had been scrapped by the mid 1960's. The second engine, on Edward's left, is a tender engine and who strongly resembles a green version of Murdoch with green smoke deflectors. Murdoch's basis was the last make of steam engines to be built for British Railways, with the last one built in 1960. Finally, the last engine can be seen behind Edward, however only his/her smokebox and eyes are visible.


Magazine stories


The Blue Overhauled Engine


The Blue Engine

This blue engine was a tender engine, who was undergoing an overhaul similar to Henry's new design. He/she was first seen when Henry was being escorted to the Works by Percy. Henry was shocked to learn that the works was full of ill engines.

This engine slightly resembles Henry, with slightly different cylinders and blue paint work, the engine also looks a bit like Gordon.


Magazine stories


Other Railways
98462 and 87546The Workshop EnginesThe Foreign EnginesDieselThe Foreign EngineThe Derailed EngineJinty and PugThe DieselThe Scrapyard Engines199Gordon's BrothersThe Passing DieselOther Railway DieselsKing James IOld Stuck-UpAlfred and JudyToby's Brothers8783The Old EngineThe Highland EnginesThe Diesel Shunter3112010751WilbertSixteenSixteen's FriendsAlbertBahamasD5705LembergPretty PollyThe DukesBritish Railways
LadySpencerHiroHiro's FriendsConnorCaitlinStephen's CompetitorsThe Mainland EnginesGatorSamsonThe Great Railway Show Diesels
AshimaRajivYong BaoVinnieCarlosRaulShaneEtienneFriedaGinaAxelIvan
Silver JubileeHelena
Spencer's Special CoachesConnor's CoachesCaitlin's CoachesBradford
The Flying ThistleThirteenThe Fast Mail Train

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