History Characters / TheRailwaySeries

18th Aug '16 2:31:33 PM 313Bluestreak
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* ReformedButRejected: Wasn't received warmly by Thomas and Toby when he was brought back.


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%%* NiceGuy
19th Jul '16 8:33:03 AM moloch
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%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* GrumpyOldMan

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%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* GrumpyOldMan
* GrumpyOldMan: ''Par excellence'', especially in comparison with Skarloey and Rheneas.



%%* MentorArchetype

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%%* MentorArchetype* MentorArchetype: To Peter Sam and Sir Handel. They even think he's "dead" by the present day.



%%* OldMaster
* TeamDad: Has been one towards Sir Handel and Peter Sam.

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%%* OldMaster
* RipVanWinkle: Slept for 22 years, and his shed was properly lost till an expedition up the route of the old railway found him again.
* TeamDad: Has been one towards Towards Sir Handel and Peter Sam.
Sam on the MSR.



* DummiedOut: In the TV series, Ivo Hugh's place of SKR #7 was filled by "Fearless" Freddie.

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* DummiedOut: AdaptedOut: In the TV series, Ivo Hugh's place of SKR #7 was filled by "Fearless" Freddie.
19th Jul '16 4:23:16 AM moloch
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%%* ButtMonkey



%%* TheBigGuy

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%%* TheBigGuy* TheBigGuy: Physically the biggest engine on Sodor, and technically the strongest too.



%%* HairTriggerTemper



* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In early stories he mostly played the role of another arrogant tender engine similar to Gordon and James. Later stories gave him more pitiful qualities, while the show added HiddenDepths such as his love of nature.

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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In early stories he mostly played the role of another arrogant tender engine similar to Gordon and James. Later stories gave established him as occasionally more pitiful qualities, and melancholic than the other two, while the show added HiddenDepths such as his love of nature.



%%* TheEeyore

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%%* TheEeyore* TheEeyore: Of the three tender engines, he tends to be the one most prone to glumness or melancholy.



Everyone's favorite Tank Engine was introduced in the second book, but was one of the first engines to work on the NWR, originally as a station pilot at Vicarstown, shunting coaches for the big engines. An incident where he almost crashed because of some troublesome trucks has allowed him to prove himself and eventually become Really Useful. Thomas now works at his own Branch, the Ffarquhar line, with his two coaches Annie and Clarabel. Other incidents have caused Thomas to mellow out from his cheeky personality, though he still maintains a small hint of it.

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Everyone's favorite favourite Tank Engine was introduced in the second book, but was one of the first engines to work on the NWR, originally as a station pilot at Vicarstown, shunting coaches for the big engines. An incident where he almost crashed because of some troublesome trucks has allowed him to prove himself and eventually become Really Useful. Thomas now works at his own Branch, the Ffarquhar line, with his two coaches Annie and Clarabel. Other incidents have caused Thomas to mellow out from his cheeky personality, though he still maintains a small hint of it.



* FreudianTrio: With Percy and Toby.

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* FreudianTrio: With Percy and Toby.Toby, he's the Ego.



After a disastrous accident on his first day, the then-black colored James was rescued by Thomas and was repaired to run again, with proper brake blocks and red paint. Despite his good intentions, James once again got ahead of himself and was benched in the shed until he was able to prove himself to The Fat Controller. After helping Gordon with the express, he became a good friend, though at the price of James becoming just as conceited and self-important as Gordon and Henry. Though he has learned lessons in humility, he maintains a small sense of vanity and arrogance, not the least because he's the only red engine in the NWR.

%%* AesopAmnesia

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After a disastrous accident on his first day, the then-black colored coloured James was rescued by Thomas and was repaired to run again, with proper brake blocks and red paint. Despite his good intentions, James once again got ahead of himself and was benched in the shed until he was able to prove himself to The Fat Controller. After helping Gordon with the express, he became a good friend, though at the price of James becoming just as conceited and self-important as Gordon and Henry. Though he has learned lessons in humility, he maintains a small sense of vanity and arrogance, not the least because he's the only red engine in the NWR.

%%* AesopAmnesia
NWR.



%%* EarlybirdCameo

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%%* EarlybirdCameo* DivergentCharacterEvolution: With Gordon and Henry. As the series went on, James' flaws tend more towards spitefulness and temper than the other two.
* EarlybirdCameo: Makes his first appearance in "The Breakdown Train" in Thomas's book. In the next book, he has become an NWR locomotive and received his distinctive red livery.



When Gordon, Henry and James went on strike, and Edward was rushed off his feet with work and abuse from the big engines, the Fat Controller needed another engine to be station pilot at Tidmouth. His answer was in the form of Percy, a small green Saddle-Tank who quickly went to work and put the big engines in their place. His success has made him forever cheeky, naive and tricky, and made him the butt-monkey of jokes among the big engines after one of his tricks backfired. Eventually, the work became heavier on the main line and Percy couldn't cope, so the Fat Controller moved Percy to the Ffarquhar line to work alongside Thomas, primarily hauling freight. His good intentions and naivete often get the better of him, making him extremely accident-prone, but in the end he proves himself to be Really Useful.

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When Gordon, Henry and James went on strike, and Edward was rushed off his feet with work and abuse from the big engines, the Fat Controller needed another engine to be station pilot at Tidmouth. His answer was in the form of Percy, a small green Saddle-Tank who quickly went to work and put the big engines in their place. His success has made him forever cheeky, naive and tricky, and made him the butt-monkey of jokes among the big engines after one of his tricks backfired. Eventually, the work became heavier on the main line and Percy couldn't cope, so the Fat Controller moved Percy to the Ffarquhar line to work alongside Thomas, primarily hauling freight. His good intentions and naivete naiveté often get the better of him, making him extremely accident-prone, but in the end he proves himself to be Really Useful.



* BrattyHalfPint: Similarly to how Thomas started out.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Similarly to how Thomas started out.out (making him a ReplacementFlatCharacter to an extent.)



* CartoonCreature: While most other characters are based on real locomotive classes, Percy is a heavily hybridized mix of several other steam engine designs.

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* CartoonCreature: While most other characters are based on real locomotive classes, Percy is a heavily hybridized mix of several other steam engine designs. This isn't particularly unrealistic - this tended to be true of engines for industrial use, many of which were unique or heavily modified.



* FreudianTrio: With Thomas and Toby.
%%* KidAppealCharacter

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* FreudianTrio: With Thomas and Toby.
%%* KidAppealCharacter
Toby, he's the Id.
* KidAppealCharacter: Generally treated as the "younger brother" figure to Thomas and Toby. (Though [[AllThereInTheManual technically]] he's physically older.)



* FreudianTrio: With Thomas and Percy.

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* FreudianTrio: With Thomas and Percy.Percy, he's the Superego.
18th Jul '16 3:43:15 PM 313Bluestreak
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* RefusingToRescueTheDisliked: Refused to help a rude Duncan to get back on the rails, but after Skarloey calls him out on it, he decides to do it anyways.

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* RefusingToRescueTheDisliked: RefuseToRescueTheDisliked: Refused to help a rude Duncan to get back on the rails, but after Skarloey calls him out on it, he decides to do it anyways.
2nd Jul '16 11:57:45 PM BNSF1995
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* OlderThanHeLooks: Thomas is often called "little" and "young". The truth of the matter, though, is that Thomas is actually older than most of the engines on the railway. Even ''Gordon'', of all engines, is younger than Thomas.



* OlderThanHeLooks: Percy is looked down upon by many of the engines for his size. What many of them fail to realize, though, is that he's actually older than most of the engines on the railway. He's older than Thomas, Gordon, and even ''Toby''.




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* YoungerThanHeLooks: For all of his wisdom and accusations of age, Toby is actually only a year older than Thomas, having been built in 1914.



By the mid 1950's, traffic and work on the NWR was increasing dramatically. Percy could not cope with the work at Tidmouth, so when the Fat Controller transferred him to the Ffarquhar line, another engine was brought in as station pilot; Montague, usually known as Duck, from the Great Western Railway. Despite hassling from the big engines, Duck made it clear he'd stand no shenanigans from them. Perhaps Duck's greatest trial came in the form of a visiting Diesel, who took Duck's manner the wrong way and was determined to get him sacked. Diesel's plan was thwarted when the Fat Controller found it out. Duck's hard work eventually had him promoted to the Arlesburgh line, his own branch. Proud of his Great Western heritage, he is a dependable, hard working engine.

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By the mid 1950's, traffic and work on the NWR was increasing dramatically. Percy could not cope with the work at Tidmouth, so when the Fat Controller transferred him to the Ffarquhar line, another engine was brought in as station pilot; Montague, usually known as Duck, from the Great Western Railway. Despite hassling from the big engines, Duck made it clear he'd stand no shenanigans from them. Perhaps Duck's greatest trial came in the form of a visiting Diesel, who took Duck's manner the wrong way and was determined to get him sacked. sacked (perhaps even scrapped, to begin the process of Dieselization on the NWR). Diesel's plan was thwarted when the Fat Controller found it out.out (in fact, the Fat Controller was suspicious of Diesel from the start, and sent Duck away to give Diesel time to [[Main/HoistByHisOwnPetard plot his own downfall]]. Duck's hard work eventually had him promoted to the Arlesburgh line, his own branch. Proud of his Great Western heritage, he is a dependable, hard working engine.



* TheDeterminator: Duck's philosophy revolves around getting a train to its destination, even if on one cylinder. By comparison, according to him, diesels do nothing but moan for a fitter if a mechanical issue arises.



* BrotherChuck: Bear is absent from the TV series since his debut story, "Super Rescue", was never adapted, either due to budgetary restrictions disallowing new models for him and D199, or because of the push for more episodes with Thomas. With Andrew Brenner now onboard, and having brought the Small Railway to the TV series, fans hope Bear will finally make his television debut.



* BrotherChuck: Neither have ever appeared in the TV series.




* DummiedOut: In the TV series, Ivo Hugh's place of SKR #7 was filled by "Fearless" Freddie.



When Diesel came on trial to the North Western Railway, he boasted about diesel being "revolutionary". As a result, he got into an accident with some old, rusty trucks, which made the trucks sing rude songs about him. Diesel believed that Duck had made the trucks laugh at him and decided to pay him out by spreading rumors that Duck had made names for Gordon, Henry, and James, but then got too big for his buffers and told lies about Henry. Diesel was found out by The Fat Controller and sent back to the Other Railway in disgrace. That is until he was brought back to help on Thomas' Branch Line while Percy was getting repairs, much to Thomas and Toby's displeasure. After destroying some trucks, Diesel was to be sent away again, but in the meantime, he came to Thomas' rescue by putting Clarabel back on the rails. Despite returning to the Other Railway, Diesel is always welcome on Sodor.

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When Diesel came on trial to the North Western Railway, he boasted about diesel being "revolutionary". As a result, he got into an accident with some old, rusty trucks, which made the trucks sing rude songs about him. Diesel believed that Duck had made the trucks laugh at him and decided to pay him out by spreading rumors that Duck had made names for Gordon, Henry, and James, but then got too big for his buffers and told lies about Henry.Henry, possibly as a scheme to get The Fat Controller to dieselize. Diesel was found out by The Fat Controller and sent back to the Other Railway in disgrace. That is until he was brought back to help on Thomas' Branch Line while Percy was getting repairs, much to Thomas and Toby's displeasure. After destroying some trucks, Diesel was to be sent away again, but in the meantime, he came to Thomas' rescue by putting Clarabel back on the rails. Despite returning to the Other Railway, Diesel is always welcome on Sodor.



* TheVillainSucksSong: The trucks sing "Pop Goes The Diesel" to him after his mishap.

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* TheVillainSucksSong: The trucks sing "Pop Goes The Diesel" to him after his mishap.
22nd Apr '16 2:13:49 PM margdean56
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* InSeriesNickname: "Spamcam" and "Old Reliable", although the latter nickname is less deserving after breaking down.

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* InSeriesNickname: "Spamcam" "Spamcan" and "Old Reliable", although the latter nickname is less deserving deserved after breaking down.



Diesel 40125 was shown around the yard by [=BoCo=], but when he saw the steam engines in the shed, he refused to go further and insulted the railway for keeping them in service, which made a furious James refer him as "Old Stuck-Up". He received his comeuppance when he crashed into the back of the sheds after slipping on cleaning fluid on the rails. He is sent away after being given a stern talking to by The Fat Controller.

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Diesel 40125 was shown around the yard by [=BoCo=], but when he saw the steam engines in the shed, he refused to go further and insulted the railway for keeping them in service, which made a furious James refer him as "Old Stuck-Up". He received his comeuppance when he crashed into the back of the sheds after slipping on cleaning fluid on the rails. He is was sent away after being given a stern talking to by The Fat Controller.



The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.

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The rolling stocks stock who always annoys annoy and plays play tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.



* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being pushed.

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* AssholeVictim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for in mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
* BerserkButton: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around around, or being pushed.



* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Loves laughing at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by singing rudely at them.

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* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Loves Love laughing at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by singing rudely at them.



* {{Karma Houdini}}s: They would always get away with causing the accidents and The Fat Controller will [[NeverMyFault blame the engines for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]]. Granted, [[TooKinkyToTorture it never stops them laughing about it anyway]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on as long as they enjoy it.

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* {{Karma Houdini}}s: They would always get away with causing the accidents and The Fat Controller will [[NeverMyFault blame the engines for them]]. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as [[PyrrhicVictory they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process]]. Granted, [[TooKinkyToTorture it never stops them laughing about it anyway]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sometimes, they would will play tricks on other engines who were are being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on as long as they enjoy it.



* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the well being of any character, whether engines or humans. There are notable exceptions however, some trucks confused Sir Handel with Peter Sam once, and wanted to wreck him. The other trucks who realized their error, ''pleaded'' with them to stop.

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* LackOfEmpathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that around; they will show little to no concern for the well being of any character, whether engines or humans. There are notable exceptions however, however: some trucks confused Sir Handel with Peter Sam once, and wanted to wreck him. The other trucks who realized their error, ''pleaded'' with them to stop.



* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.

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* AssholeVictim: The Fat Controller couldn't didn't care any more about him after Douglas broke him up.



* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brakevan however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.

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* EvilerThanThou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brakevan brakevan, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.



A ballast wagon who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the turntable along with the other trucks, but Oliver sought retribution later on.

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A ballast wagon who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the turntable along with the other trucks, but Oliver sought retribution later on.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He told his trucks to "pull back" so Oliver could find difficulties to pull his train... only for Oliver to pull him harder.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He told his trucks to "pull back" so Oliver could find would have difficulties to pull pulling his train... only for Oliver to pull him harder.



* FantasticRacism: Received this from Thomas, but after rescuing him from the snow, he gained his respect. In "Toby Takes the Road", he displays a bit of this by mocking the engines of having their rails scrapped and be more like him.

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* FantasticRacism: Received this from Thomas, but after rescuing him from the snow, he gained his respect. In "Toby Takes the Road", he displays a bit of this by mocking the engines of about having their rails scrapped and be being more like him.



* StubbornMule: Leads to an accident with the equally pig headed Sir Handel when they refuse to let the other pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads to them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).

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* StubbornMule: Leads to an accident with the equally pig headed pigheaded Sir Handel when they refuse to let the other pass on a narrow track (naturally this only leads to them [[NeverMyFault arguing over whose fault it was]]).
22nd Apr '16 1:49:50 PM margdean56
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** Possibly because their railway has no facilities for turning the engines around, so they need to be able to run in either direction.



When Diesel came on trial to the North Western Railway, he boasts about diesel being "revolutionary". As a result, he got into an accident with some old, rusty trucks, which made the trucks sing rude songs about him. Diesel believes that Duck had made the trucks laugh at him and decided to pay him out by making rumors that he made names for Gordon, Henry, and James, but then got too big for his buffers and told lies about Henry. Diesel was found out by The Fat Controller and is sent back to the Other Railway in disgrace. That is until he is brought back to help on Thomas' Branch Line while Percy is in repairs, much to Thomas and Toby's displeasure. After destroying some trucks, Diesel is to be sent away again, but during so, he came to Thomas' rescue by putting back Clarabel back on the rails. Despite returning to the Other Railway, Diesel is always welcome on Sodor.

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When Diesel came on trial to the North Western Railway, he boasts boasted about diesel being "revolutionary". As a result, he got into an accident with some old, rusty trucks, which made the trucks sing rude songs about him. Diesel believes believed that Duck had made the trucks laugh at him and decided to pay him out by making spreading rumors that he Duck had made names for Gordon, Henry, and James, but then got too big for his buffers and told lies about Henry. Diesel was found out by The Fat Controller and is sent back to the Other Railway in disgrace. That is until he is was brought back to help on Thomas' Branch Line while Percy is in was getting repairs, much to Thomas and Toby's displeasure. After destroying some trucks, Diesel is was to be sent away again, but during so, in the meantime, he came to Thomas' rescue by putting back Clarabel back on the rails. Despite returning to the Other Railway, Diesel is always welcome on Sodor.
21st Apr '16 3:43:23 PM margdean56
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The railway's namesake was in fact one of the engines that got it started off the ground. Skarloey is introduced as an old, patient and wise engine who has seen better days after decades upon decades of service. After running a train back and forth on the line as an emergency engine, Skarloey proved he still had what it took and was repaired to run better than ever.

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The railway's namesake was in fact one of the engines that got it started off the ground.started. Skarloey is introduced as an old, patient and wise engine who has seen better days after decades upon decades of service. After running a train back and forth on the line as an emergency engine, Skarloey proved he still had what it took and was repaired to run better than ever.



During the early years of the Skarloey railway, Rheneas was the engine who was more mature and reliable, compared to the excitable, jumpy Skarloey. After a couple of escapades, the duo became firm friends who watched each other's back. Rheneas himself would not make an official appearance until the 17th Book "Gallant Old Engine", as in-between the 10th and 17th books he was away for a massive repair and overhaul. Together with Skarloey, they primarily pull passenger trains and serve as the voice of reasons to educate newcomers to the Skarloey Railway.

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During the early years of the Skarloey railway, Rheneas was the engine who was more mature and reliable, compared to the excitable, jumpy Skarloey. After a couple of escapades, the duo became firm friends who watched each other's back. Rheneas himself would not make an official appearance until the 17th Book "Gallant Old Engine", as in-between in between the 10th and 17th books he was away for a massive repair and overhaul. Together with Skarloey, they He and Skarloey primarily pull passenger trains and serve as the voice voices of reasons reason to educate newcomers to the Skarloey Railway.



* AdaptationDyeJob: The show had keep his blue paint job from when he worked with Duke, while in the books he was repainted red to match Skarloey and Rheneas.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: The show had him keep his blue paint job from when he worked with Duke, while in the books he was repainted red to match Skarloey and Rheneas.



Though Sir Handel had a bad first day, the second engine, Peter Sam, proved to be a better behaved engine, treating the coaches kinder and being very eager to please. As the youngest of the Thin Controller's engines, Peter Sam had an air of cockiness and naivete about him that led him to get into trouble on more than one occasion; whether it was fooling himself in front of Henry, or ending up into an accident thanks in part to Sir Handel's lies of shirking his duties. The accident however was a blessing in disguise, as his funnel was soon replaced with an entirely new one, making him one of the most powerful engines on the Skarloey Railway.

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Though Sir Handel had a bad first day, the second engine, Peter Sam, proved to be a better behaved engine, treating the coaches kinder more kindly and being very eager to please. As the youngest of the Thin Controller's engines, Peter Sam had an air of cockiness and naivete about him that led him to get into trouble on more than one occasion; whether it was fooling himself in front of Henry, or ending up into in an accident thanks in part to Sir Handel's lies of about shirking his duties. The accident however was a blessing in disguise, as his funnel was soon replaced with an entirely new one, making him one of the most powerful engines on the Skarloey Railway.



* RefusingToRescueTheDisliked: Refused to help a rude Duncan to get back on the rails, but after Scarloey calls him out on it, he decides to do it anyways.

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* RefusingToRescueTheDisliked: Refused to help a rude Duncan to get back on the rails, but after Scarloey Skarloey calls him out on it, he decides to do it anyways.



After Peter Sam's accident, another engine was brought in as a spare. Duncan, while hardworking, was rude, bouncy and short-tempered. He seemed to have one accident after another because of his tendency to "rock and roll", but he saw fault in everyone but himself for all his troubles. He did not get along with Rusty in particular (Especially after a boastful James gave him ideas), but an accident where he was saved by him and another incident where he gave passengers a hard time has knocked him off his high horse. Though Duncan occasionally relapses back into rudeness, he means well and works very hard.

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After Peter Sam's accident, another engine was brought in as a spare. Duncan, while hardworking, was rude, bouncy and short-tempered. He seemed to have one accident after another because of his tendency to "rock and roll", but he saw fault in everyone but himself for all his troubles. He did not get along with Rusty in particular (Especially (especially after a boastful James gave him ideas), but an accident where he was saved by him and another incident where he gave passengers a hard time has knocked him off his high horse. Though Duncan occasionally relapses back into rudeness, he means well and works very hard.



* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle from rolling off the side of a mountain.

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* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle Handel from rolling off the side of a mountain.
21st Apr '16 3:34:23 PM margdean56
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* EmbarassingNickname: Inverted. He insists on being called Duck rather than his real name, Montague.

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* EmbarassingNickname: EmbarrassingNickname: Inverted. He insists on being called Duck rather than his real name, Montague.



As work on the NWR continued to get heavier, the Fat Controller decided to order a goods engine from Scotland...only to end up having two. He set them to work anyway, deciding which one to send back, but both were determined to stay. Though both had their successes, it was marred by the worries of Douglas being sent back and scrapped which resulted him in misplacing an important coach, Donald crashing into a signal-box, and Douglas destroying a spiteful brakevan. Things finally came to a head in the winter season where the decision was made, but the committee of engines, combined with the hard work of the twins keeping the lines clear in the snow, has convinced the Fat Controller to keep both of them. From then on, the the blue-painted Scottish twins do a variety of work, running on both the main line and the various branch lines on the NWR.

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As work on the NWR continued to get heavier, the Fat Controller decided to order a goods engine from Scotland...only to end up having two. He set them to work anyway, anyway while deciding which one to send back, but both were determined to stay. Though both had their successes, it was marred by the worries of Douglas being sent back and scrapped which resulted him in misplacing an important coach, Donald crashing into a signal-box, and Douglas destroying a spiteful brakevan. Things finally came to a head in the winter season where the decision was made, but the committee of engines, combined with the hard work of the twins keeping the lines clear in the snow, has convinced the Fat Controller to keep both of them. From then on, the the blue-painted Scottish twins do a variety of work, running on both the main line and the various branch lines on the NWR.



* BerserkButton: Making fun of their whistles as Gordon and Henry found out.

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* BerserkButton: Making fun of their whistles whistles, as Gordon and Henry found out.



* ViolentGlaswegian: A rather kid-friendly version. While they're nice Ccots, they can get temperamental when pushed.

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* ViolentGlaswegian: A rather kid-friendly version. While they're nice Ccots, Scots, they can get temperamental when pushed.



When Thomas suffered an accident involving a lack of a driver, a careless cleaner, a station-master's house, a garden bush, and breakfast, Daisy was brought in to handle passenger duties. Her pride in being an up-to-date diesel thought her superior and arrogant, neglecting various duties that "were bad for her swerves". Further incidents involving a bull did not help her reputation, but after Percy himself got into an accident, she was determined to work hard, and thanks to Toby's good word, was kept on as a passenger train across the Ffarquhar line.

* BerserkButton: Being referred as "feeble".

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When Thomas suffered an accident involving a lack of a driver, a careless cleaner, a station-master's house, a garden bush, and breakfast, Daisy was brought in to handle passenger duties. Her pride in being an up-to-date diesel thought made her superior and arrogant, neglecting various duties that "were bad for her swerves". Further incidents involving a bull did not help her reputation, but after Percy himself got into an accident, she was determined to work hard, and thanks to Toby's good word, was kept on as a passenger train across along the Ffarquhar line.

* BerserkButton: Being referred to as "feeble".



One day during work, Bill and Ben discovered that their trucks were taken. An examination of a patch of oil has led to the twins concluding that "a Diseasel" took them, and went to Wellsworth to find [=BoCo=] had taken them by accident. Edward reassured [=BoCo=] that they meant no harm, and [=BoCo=] is one of the few that can keep Bill and Ben in line, like when he "threatened" to take their trucks if they continued teasing Gordon when he was forced to detour. [=BoCo=] primarily works on the Brendam Bay line alongside Edward, and sometimes helps on the main line if needed, as one of the most versatile of the Fat Controller's engines.

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One day during work, Bill and Ben discovered that their trucks were had been taken. An examination of a patch of oil has led to the twins concluding that "a Diseasel" took them, and they went to Wellsworth to find [=BoCo=] had taken them by accident. Edward reassured [=BoCo=] that they meant no harm, and [=BoCo=] is one of the few that can keep Bill and Ben in line, like when he "threatened" to take their trucks if they continued teasing Gordon when he was forced to detour. [=BoCo=] primarily works on the Brendam Bay line alongside Edward, and sometimes helps on the main line if needed, as one of the most versatile of the Fat Controller's engines.



D7101 came to the NWR on loan at a time when non-NWR diesels were treated with great hostility. Though 7101 maintained his manners, his companion 199 did not share his sentiments. During a trial run, both 7101 and 199 failed in pulling their trains, and had to be helped by Henry. 7101 was the only one that helped Henry and was able to strike a conversation with him afterward, admiring him for the monumental achievement of pulling two dead diesels and both their trains while malfunctioning. His kindness paid off; 199 was sent away and 7101 stayed, now nicknamed Bear for his the tendency of his engine to growl, which the diesel took in stride. Bear works on the main line, accepted as a friend by big engines, especially Henry, James and the Scottish Twins.

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D7101 came to the NWR on loan at a time when non-NWR diesels were treated with great hostility. Though 7101 maintained his manners, his companion 199 did not share his sentiments. During a trial run, both 7101 and 199 failed in pulling their trains, and had to be helped by Henry. 7101 was the only one that helped Henry and was able to strike up a conversation with him afterward, admiring him for the monumental achievement of pulling two dead diesels and both their trains while malfunctioning. His kindness paid off; 199 was sent away and 7101 stayed, now nicknamed Bear for his the tendency of his engine to growl, which the diesel took in stride. Bear works on the main line, accepted as a friend by big engines, especially Henry, James and the Scottish Twins.



Oliver was perhaps the only engine to come to the NWR unexpectedly. At a time when steam engines were being persecuted and scrapped in favor of Diesels, Oliver was instead rescued by his driver and fireman to escape. A chance encounter with Douglas was a turn of good fortune, who aided in Oliver's escape. Oliver was welcomed by the Fat Controller to work on the Arlesburgh line alongside Duck and the Scottish Twins. His heroism and escape has gone to his head, and an accident at a turntable has made him more humble.

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Oliver was perhaps the only engine to come to the NWR unexpectedly. At a time when steam engines were being persecuted and scrapped in favor of Diesels, Oliver was instead rescued by his driver and fireman to escape. fireman. A chance encounter with Douglas was a turn of good fortune, who since he aided in Oliver's escape. Oliver was welcomed by the Fat Controller to work on the Arlesburgh line alongside Duck and the Scottish Twins. His heroism and escape has gone to his head, and an accident at with a turntable has made him more humble.



* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful in "Resource and Sagacity", and end up bunker-down in a turntable well.

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* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful in "Resource and Sagacity", and end ends up bunker-down in a turntable well.



Mavis is a diesel in the Ffarquhar line quarry tasked with shunting and arranging trucks for Toby. Arguably the youngest engine in the entire NWR fleet, she often had her own ideas about doing things and applied them contrary to Toby's advice. Things came to a head when advice from a boastful Daisy led her to get stuck and disrupt traffic along the line, leading her to be rescued by Toby. When she repaid the favor later on though, she was redeemed, and was allowed to be friends with the others and venture outside the quarry.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Happened to her when she took heed to Daisy's word on diesels are better than steam engines.

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Mavis is a diesel in the Ffarquhar line quarry line, tasked with shunting and arranging trucks for Toby. Arguably the youngest engine in the entire NWR fleet, she often had her own ideas about doing things and applied them contrary to Toby's advice. Things came to a head when advice from a boastful Daisy led her to get stuck and disrupt traffic along the line, leading her to be rescued by Toby. When she repaid the favor later on though, she was redeemed, and was allowed to be friends with the others and venture outside the quarry.

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Happened to her when she took heed to Daisy's word on about how diesels are better than steam engines.



* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant and refused to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.

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* MouthyKid: Started off arrogant and refused to follow Toby's orders. She tamed after her re-innovations innovations to how things worked caused serious problems.
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When Gordon, Henry and James went on strike, and Edward was rushed off his feet with work and abuse from the big engines, the Fat Controller needed another engine to be station pilot at Tidmouth. His answer was in the form of Percy, a small green Saddle-Tank who quickly went to work and put the big engines in their place. His success has made him forever cheeky, naive and tricky, and made him the butt-monkey of jokes among the big engines after one of his tricks backfired. Eventually, the work became heavier on the main line and Percy couldn't cope, so the Fat Controller moved Percy to the Ffarquhar line and work alongside Thomas, primarily hauling freight. His good intentions and naivete often get the better of him, making him extremely accident-prone, but in the end he proves himself to be Really Useful.

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When Gordon, Henry and James went on strike, and Edward was rushed off his feet with work and abuse from the big engines, the Fat Controller needed another engine to be station pilot at Tidmouth. His answer was in the form of Percy, a small green Saddle-Tank who quickly went to work and put the big engines in their place. His success has made him forever cheeky, naive and tricky, and made him the butt-monkey of jokes among the big engines after one of his tricks backfired. Eventually, the work became heavier on the main line and Percy couldn't cope, so the Fat Controller moved Percy to the Ffarquhar line and to work alongside Thomas, primarily hauling freight. His good intentions and naivete often get the better of him, making him extremely accident-prone, but in the end he proves himself to be Really Useful.



Toby started out as a tragedy of the times; though he and his coach Henrietta still could work, majority of it was eaten up by the buses and lorries of the roads on his old railway. His new lease on life came when the Fat Controller, whom he previously encountered while on holiday, requested his presence when Thomas was in trouble with the law for running on the Ffarquhar quarry lines without cow catchers. Since then, Toby has been maintained as an invaluable member of the Ffarquhar line, with his experience and kindheartedness.

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Toby started out as a tragedy of the times; though he and his coach Henrietta still could work, the majority of it was eaten up by the buses and lorries of the roads on his old railway. His new lease on life came when the Fat Controller, whom he previously encountered while on holiday, requested his presence when Thomas was in trouble with the law for running on the Ffarquhar quarry lines without cow catchers. Since then, Toby has been maintained as an invaluable member of the Ffarquhar line, with his experience and kindheartedness.



* TheSmartGuy: Of Thomas' branch line, being that he is wise.

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* TheSmartGuy: Of Thomas' branch line, being that since he is wise.



By the mid 1950's, traffic and work on the NWR was increasing dramatically. Percy could not cope with the work at Tidmouth, so when the Fat Controller transferred him to the Ffarquhar line, another engine was brought in as station pilot; Montague, usually known as Duck, from the Great Western Railway. Despite hassling from the big engines, Duck made it clear he'll stand no shenanigans from them. Perhaps Duck's greatest trial came in the form of a visiting Diesel, who took Duck's manner the wrong way and was determined to get him sacked. Diesel's plan was thwarted when the Fat Controller found it out. Duck's hard work eventually had him promoted to the Arlesburgh line, his own branch. Proud of his Great Western heritage, he is a dependable, hard working engine.

* AllOfTheOtherReidneer: He gets this from the other engines in the earlier episodes, though he really brought it on himself with his constant harping on about the inherent superiority of the Great Western Railway above all others.

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By the mid 1950's, traffic and work on the NWR was increasing dramatically. Percy could not cope with the work at Tidmouth, so when the Fat Controller transferred him to the Ffarquhar line, another engine was brought in as station pilot; Montague, usually known as Duck, from the Great Western Railway. Despite hassling from the big engines, Duck made it clear he'll he'd stand no shenanigans from them. Perhaps Duck's greatest trial came in the form of a visiting Diesel, who took Duck's manner the wrong way and was determined to get him sacked. Diesel's plan was thwarted when the Fat Controller found it out. Duck's hard work eventually had him promoted to the Arlesburgh line, his own branch. Proud of his Great Western heritage, he is a dependable, hard working engine.

* AllOfTheOtherReidneer: AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He gets this from the other engines in the earlier episodes, though he really brought it on himself with his constant harping on about the inherent superiority of the Great Western Railway above all others.



* BigDamnHeroes: He and his crew prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.

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* BigDamnHeroes: He and his crew prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way breakaway trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.



* NiceGuy: Despite his moments of boastfulness of being Great Western, he is a mild-mannered and respectable engine.

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* NiceGuy: Despite his moments of boastfulness of about being Great Western, he is a mild-mannered and respectable engine.
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