Enjoy up to 50% Off Sitewide! Code: MGIFT18 Ends: 4/25 Details

The Real Engines of Thomas and Friends

Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.

The Real Engines of Thomas and Friends - Page Text Content

S: The Real Engines of Thomas and Friends by Elizabeth Paddock

BC: Bennett- May you never lose the passion you have for your beloved trains. Follow your sense of wonder and let the rails forever take you to new and exciting places, both real and in the magic of your sweet little heart.

FC: The Real Engines | of | THOMAS and FRIENDS

1: For Bennett | Made with Love by Elizabeth Paddock

2: THOMAS the Tank Engine | LBSCR E2 0-6-0T Thomas is a class E2 0-6-0T tank engine designed by Lawson B. Billinton, locomotive superintendent of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, between 1911 and 1922.

3: Non-Corridor Suburban Coach and Brake Coach | Annie | and | Clarabel | Annie and Clarabel resemble 19th century non-corridor suburban coaches such as the No 100, that first ran on London's Metropolitan Railway in 1868.

4: Edward is based on a Sharp Stewart "Larger Seagull" 4-4-0 Loco supplied to the Furness Railway in 1896. | EDWARD | FR "Larger Seagull" 4-4-0

5: HENRY | LMS 5MT 4-6-0 "Black Five" Originally similar to Gordon, Henry was rebuilt to resemble the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway 5MT 4-6-0 after an accident in the 1951 story "Henry the Green Engine".

6: GORDON | LNER A1/A3 4-6-2 Sir Nigel Gresley's "Flying Scotsman" | Gordon is modeled after Sir Nigel Gresley's A1 Pacific design for the Great Northern Railway in 1922. He has modifications similar to that of the London and North Eastern Railway A3 engine- the most famous of which was the "Flying Scotsman".

7: JAMES | James is a "Class 28" 2-6-0 Hughes rebuild of the Lancashire and Yorkshire's Class 27 engine. It has also been noted that James is similar to the 2-6-0 "Austrian Goods" of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (GSWR), designed by Peter Drummond in 1915. | Hughes L&YR Class 28

8: Percy is modeled after the Avonside Class ST No. 1340 “Trojan” built in 1897 and starting at Alexandra Docks and Railway. | PERCY | Avonside 0-4-0ST "Trojan"

9: TOBY | Toby is a Great Eastern Railway Class 53 Wisbech steam tram J70 0-6-0T designed by James Holden and introduced in 1903. | GER Wisbech Steam Tram J70 0-6-0T

10: DUCK | Duck is a C.B. Collett 0-6-0 shunter/light freight 57xx designed for God's Wonderful Railway and introduced in 1929. | GWR 57xx 0-6-0PT

11: DONALD and DOUGLAS | Donald and Douglas are Caledonian Railway “812” 0-6-0 class of 1899 engines, designed by J.F. McIntosh at St. Rollox Works, Glasgow. | CR "812" 0-6-0

12: Emily is a Great Northern Railway Stirling "Single" designed by Patrick Stirling in Doncaster, England and introduced in 1878. | EMILY | GNR Stirling "Single" 4-2-2

13: MOLLY | Molly is a Great Eastern Railway class S46 4-4-0 engine, nicknamed "Claud Hamilton" after the first engine built in the S46 series. | GER Class S46 "Claud Hamilton" 4-4-0

14: The most famous of Gresley's London and North Eastern Railway A4 is the “Mallard”, built in Doncaster, England. In 1938 Mallard set the world speed record for a steam engine at 126 mph. | SPENCER | LNER A4 4-6-2

15: HIRO | Japanese National Railways Class D51 2-8-2 | Hiro is a D51 Class of a Mikado 2-8-2 locomotive, manufactured in Japan during the period of 1936 to 1945 for use during World War II.

16: Bash and Dash are based on the "Gypsy" Class 0-4-0 No.1 engine owned by the Bear Harbor Lumber Company, California. | BASH | and | DASH | Narrow Gauge "Gypsy" Class 0-4-0

17: FERDINAND | Ferdinand is based on the Climax C Class. These engines were designed and built primarily for logging railroad work in North America. | Climax Class C Logging Locomotive

18: Pennsylvania RR Baldwin K-4 Pacific 4-6-2 | HANK | Hank is a K-4 Pacific 4-6-2 built by the Pennsylvania Railroad between 1914 and 1928. These powerful 4-6-2 passenger locomotives were noted for their high speeds and quick starts.

19: SIR HANDEL | Sir Haydn 0-4-2 ST | Originally named Falcon in the Railway Series, Sir Handel is modeled after the Talylynn Railway's Sir Haydn 0-4-2.

20: LADY | "Lively Polly" | While Lady is often believed to be a fantasy engine with no known corresponding real-life prototype, Lady and Lively Polly are a near match with a similar short wheelbase and small boiler. Lively Polly was the only steam locomotive owned by the Liverpool Overhead Railway Company, an elevated electric commuter line in Liverpool that no longer exists.

21: ROSIE | Col. Howard G. Hill designed this 0-6-0 tank engine for the United States Army Transportation Corps (USATC) during the period of 1941-1942. | SR USATC Class 0-6-0T

22: Double Fairlie 0-4+4-0 (Ffestiniog Rwy) | MIGHTY MAC | Mighty Mac is modeled after the "Little Wonder" designed by Robert Fairlie. It is a double ended locomotive sitting upon two steam powered articulated bogies.

23: FERGUS | Aveling & Porter 2-2-0WT "The Blue Circle" | Aveling & Porter was best noted for building steam powered road vehicles such as traction engines and rollers. “The Blue Circle” TJ Class 2-2-0WT No. 9449, was built in 1926 in Rochester, Kent for the Holborough Cement Company.

24: WHIFF | Wilson Worsdell X1 LNER 2-2-4T "Aerolite" | Whiff is a X1 London and North Eastern Railway 2-2-4T built by Wilson Worsdell in 1869 to replace the original "Aerolite" that was destroyed in a railway accident.

25: SCRUFF | Scruff is based on the No. 9369 "Musketeer", a Sentinel 100 HP 'BE Type' (chain-driven) vertical-boiler industrial strength steam locomotive built in 1946 to work the Royal Ordinance Factory in Hooton, Wirral. | Sentinel 100 H.P. "BE Type"

26: Belle is a British Railways Standard Class 4 2-6-4T locomotive which made its operational debut in July, 1951. The TV Series version is equipped with a pair of automated water cannons originating solely from the imaginations of the shows producers! | BELLE | BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T

27: Murdoch is a British Rail heavy goods standard 9F 2-10-0, the last of the series being built in 1954. | MURDOCH | BR Standard 9F 2-10-0

28: VICTOR | Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1915, Victor is a one-of-a kind 0-6-0ST-T locomotive that ran for the Céspedes Sugar Company in Camagüey Province, Cuba. | Modified single-build Baldwin 0-4-0ST-T Minaz No. 1173

29: KEVIN | Ransomes and Rapier 6 ton Gas-Electric Crane | Baldwin 0-4-0ST-T Minaz No.1173 | Designed and built by Ransomes and Rapier, these gas-electric cranes first made their debut in England in 1923. These cranes were equipped with two solid rubber tires mounted on a solid front axle, with the two rear wheels mounted on a castor that was used to steer and drive the vehicle.

30: Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton Steam Breakdown Crane | ROCKY | In the prelude to World War II, the British government commissioned these cranes as a proactive measure in recognition of the heavy damage that aerial bombers would soon be inflicting upon the rail network.

31: HARVEY | Dübs 0-4-0 Crane Tank | Harvey is modeled after the 0-4-0 CT (Crane Tank) loco known as ‘Dubsy’ who spent 72 years working at the Shelton Iron & Steel Works in Stoke on Trent, England. A unique industrial survivor, Dubsey is one of the few Dübs engines and possibly the only crane tank still in existence.

32: Class 08 or “Gronk” 0-6-0 350hp Diesel Shunter | ARRY BERT | The ubiquitous diesel-electric Class 08 or “gronk” 0-6-0 350hp diesel shunter can trace its origins to experimental shunter engines first designed by the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway in the 1930s and built at Derby. | and

33: Class 08 or “Gronk” 0-6-0 350hp Diesel Shunter | PAXTON | Continued from Arry and Bert: A gradual evolution of various similar types followed, resulting in the robust 08 class of 1953. This was the most prolific engine on British Rail with 945 in operation during the 1970s. Many are still in use.

34: Diesel 10 is based on the Class 42 Type 4 “Warship” diesel hydraulic locomotives first put into operation on the British Railway in 1958. The hydraulic claw is fictional and added by the shows producers. | DIESEL 10 | Class 42 Type 4 “Warship”

35: Rolls Royce Sentinel 0-4-0DH (Diesel-Hydraulic) | DEN | Rolls Royce began building these 325 HP 0-4-0 Diesel Hydraulic locomotives at the Sentinel Wagon Works, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

36: Bagnall 0-4-0 DH (Diesel-Hydraulic) shunter | DART | W.G. Bagnall Works built only one 0-4-0DH (Diesel-Hydraulic) locomotive in 1961. It also has the distinction of being the last locomotive built by the company.

37: BR Class 07 0-6-0 Dock Shunter | SALTY | Salty is a Class 07 0-6-0 diesel-electric shunter built by Ruston and Hornsby, introduced in 1962 to work the Southhampton dockyards. Ten were built.

Sizes: mini|medium|large|ginormous
Default User
  • By: Elizabeth P.
  • Joined: about 7 years ago
  • Published Mixbooks: 1
No contributors

About This Mixbook

  • Title: The Real Engines of Thomas and Friends
  • A photo book exploring the actual engines that the Thomas characters were modeled after!
  • Tags: None
  • Published: about 5 years ago