Bucking Bronco - inspects the Skarloey Railway, and recommends Skarloey receives a new pair of wheels. Green Arrow was withdrawn from service in August, 1962, and bought by the National Railway Museum. An elephant who somehow escaped from the circus and took up residence in Henry's Tunnel. Harold, nicknamed "Whirlybird", is a helicopter used for patrolling the railway. His license number, "CRD54", refers to the fact his license plate was first seen in "Edward the Blue Engine", published in 1954 and illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby. Just judging by amount of pics, it can be safely said that this engine gained its popularity long before HiT thought up Hiro and will only gain more with Hiro's appearance. Percy is voiced by Keith Wickham in UK, and Martin Sherman in US. Toby has a brass bell on top of his cab roof which shines as bright as gold, and a number "7" painted on his sides in bright yellow with a red border. When their family went holidaying on Sodor, they polished Skarloey Railway engines. When Diesel arrived, the others took a liking to his flattery, but Duck was doubtful and left Diesel to his own devices, which resulted in the latter getting into mishap with some rusty trucks. Since then, the twins have, by all accounts, "transformed" goods traffic on the mainline. Bulgy hated railways, and believed that someday they would all be replaced by roads. In The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways it was claimed that James is based on a rebuild of a L&YR Class 27 locomotive from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and designed by George Hughes, who added a Belpaire firebox and a Schmidt superheater and extended the footplate and sandbox. The Mayor of Sodor is voiced by Keith Wickham in UK, and David Bedella in US. They were later used for the same purpose when a documentary was made about Skarloey and Rheneas' hundredth birthday. Luckily, Fergus pushed them out of the way and took the force of the impact. Bear is currently painted in the livery he should have carried when first built: all-over B.R. An 0-4-0ST ‘Quarry’ Hunslet built in 1906 for work at Vickers Shipyard in Barrow to a design quite often found in the Dinorwic Quarries of North Wales. The Royal Personage, presumably Prince Philip or Prince Charles, visited the North Western Railway on the Golden Jubilee of the Railway Series in 1995. City of Truro arrived on Sodor when the Railway Society visited. Note that this would not happen in real life, for the following reasons: a jet engine would never be transported carrying fuel, Thomas would have surely derailed at the speed he was going at, and, even if he didn't, the friction would have ground his wheels down to nothing. This problem was rectified in the sixteenth season. Annie and Clarabel were upset as he was going to be scrapped, but luckily for him a friend of Thomas' driver needed a tool shed, and the Fat Controller allowed him to use the coach as a tool shed. This included Flying Scotsman, which emerged from Doncaster works on January 4, 1947 as an A3 having received a boiler with a long "banjo" dome of the type it carries today. The Wellsworth and Suddery Railway was the third railway to become part of the North Western Railway, becoming Edward's branchline. Lady is painted red-purple with gold head lamps on the front footplate, gold buffers, smokebox and funnel top, dome and whistles, side rods, lining and her name written on each side in gold. He and Cromford did not have names then, so the others nicknamed him "Adams", after his maker. A turntable has been provided for them at Arlesburgh; it was briefly decommissioned after Oliver was pushed into it by some trucks. He is very thoughtful and thinks hard before he speaks. Bubbles is voiced by Keith Wickham in UK, and Michael Brandon in US. He is always busy finding parts, delivering, collecting, and supervising activities around the yard. Gordon is based on an London and North Eastern Railway Gresley Class A3 4-6-2 engine, first built in 1922. After Thomas was sent to the Works to have his bufferbeam repaired in 1961, Daisy was loaned from the B.R. Percy once met them at Vicarstown and told them of the time he braved a flood to help Thomas, when Henry came along and told them to go away. They are based on designs by Austin, Dodge and Leyland from the 1940s and 1950s. Two separate groups of enthusiasts appeared in Edward's Exploit and What a Picture!. Sometimes Gordon shows a kinder side and gives the younger engines advice, usually after he has had some mishap as a result of his foolhardiness. Thomas and Percy first met Hank at Brendam when he arrived. Belle suggested to the Fat Controller that Flynn be brought to Sodor to help her fight fires. was the Snowdon Mountain Railway's first steam engine built in the 1890s. Moving along, this reason for Hideo Shima needing to redesign the D51 was due to balance problems the Namekuji had due to their streamling caused weight problems for the axles. When there are none around, a fireman usually does the job. A coach that was to be the basis for Annie was first built by a teenage Reverend W. Awdry as part of a model railway layout. She was acquired by the Fat Controller and became part of the Steam Team. The Thin and Fat Clergymen are actual people, The Railway Series creator, Reverend Wilbert Awdry and Reverend Teddy Boston. Hunter is based a Great Western Railway 4500 Class 2-6-2T Prairie tank engine, first built in 1906. The copper inner firebox from Flying Scotsman's "spare" boiler was rebuilt - only for the engineers to discover some faulty welds, which meant that it was sent back to the Boiler Works in Devon to be mended again. The next day, Henry tried to take the same train past, but the trucks became scared by the light and pulled Henry forwards, resulting in their falling into the ravine. Henry was vain and in August 1922 he stopped in a tunnel and refused to come out, citing that his paintwork would be spoilt by the rain. A furious James bestowed upon him the nickname "Old Stuck-Up". Henry in this shape developed performance issues from flaws in the design, compounded by his stay in the tunnel. In the meantime, the traffic warden booked the lorry for illegal parking. He was sent to the shed and began to fear that he would never come out after weeks went by and no one came to see him. Used in yards, harbours, and scrapyards. He uses it to go to places when the engines are busy, or to go see what the engines are doing. Daisy used to be lazy, impatient and stubborn until she was threatened to be sent away. When the new company took over in 1978, the frames were still lying , and they sent the chassis to be completed where she was given a twin-cab diesel with a Ford 4D engine and Linde Hydrostatic transmission, creating a Diesel Hydraulic locomotive. Stanley is kind and friendly, and became very popular amongst the engines during Thomas' absence.

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