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Thomas the Tank Engine

Status Operational

Notes

Thomas is the No. 1 blue engine. He is a cheeky little engine who often gets into scrapes, usually by being over-eager to do things best left to bigger and more sensible engines. But clouds never last long in Thomas' world and soon he's bustling about again, playing his part in the yard and on his own branch line. Thomas works hard and he always strives to be a Really Useful Engine. Peep Peep!

Details

Built at
Island of Sodor Works
Build year
1945
Classification
Really Useful
Entered service
1945
Designer
Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller
Last major overhaul
bout of boiler ache a few years ago, not major
Mileage
lots!
Owner
Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller
Region
The North Western Railway on the Island of Sodor
Shed allocation
Tidmouth Shed on the Island of Sodor, Ropley
Total built of class
1
Withdrawn
Thomas is far too useful to be withdrawn!

Technical

Cylinders
2
Cylinder size
medium ish
Driving wheel diameter
4' 3"
Fire grate
big and hot
Max boiler pressure
170 psi
Total length
30'
Tractive effort
more than Percy, less than Henry
Tender coal capacity
2 tons
Tender water capacity
1200 gallons
Wheel arrangament
0-6-0
Working order weight
50 tons