History Characters / TheRailwaySeries

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.
21st Apr '16 3:25:01 PM margdean56
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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.
21st Apr '16 3:16:06 PM margdean56
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* LastOfHisKind: As found out in "Tenders for Henry" where he along with The Flying Scotsman are the last left of their Donecaster brothers.

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* LastOfHisKind: As found out in "Tenders for Henry" where he along with The Flying Scotsman are the last left of their Donecaster Doncaster brothers.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: He was originally green until he got a blue coat of paint after staying in a tunnel for awhile. The reason he got his old color back is because the Rev Awdry was fed up of people confusing him with Gordon in the book illustrations, when he was painted blue.
* DirtyCoward: Was one in "The Sad Story of Henry" where he refused to leave the tunnel because he was afraid the rain will ruin his paint and doesn't care about taking the passengers to their destination.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: He was originally green until he got a blue coat of paint after staying in a tunnel for awhile. The reason he got his old color back is because the Rev Awdry was fed up of with people confusing him with Gordon in the book illustrations, when he was painted blue.
* DirtyCoward: Was one in "The Sad Story of Henry" where he refused to leave the tunnel because he was afraid the rain will would ruin his paint and doesn't didn't care about taking the passengers to their destination.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Out of the trio, he can be more nicer-natured than Gordon and James.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Out of the trio, he can be more nicer-natured than Gordon and James.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Had a phobia of water initially.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Had a phobia of about water initially.
2nd Apr '16 1:09:52 PM 313Bluestreak
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* FatalFlaw: His pompousness gets him into trouble very often.



* FatalFlaw: He can be pompous and stubborn like the other tender engines.



* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Staying in a tunnel to avoid the rain spoiling his paint. He lampshades this in "Percy Takes the Plunge":
-->'''Henry:''' "No one will ever let me forget the time I wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint."




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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Had a phobia of water initially.



* BigDamnHeroes: In "Thomas and the Breakdown Train", he was sent to put James back on the rails with the aforementioned breakdown train.



* FatalFlaw: The books focus on his impatience and arrogance getting him into trouble.



* GreeneyedMonster: He can be initially jealous of other engines (i.e., Toby in "Thomas in Trouble") but he became good friends with them.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Can be cheeky and arrogant, but proves to be a kind and helpful engine.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Can be cheeky and arrogant, but proves to be a kind and helpful engine.to others in need.



* BerserkButton: Never, ever remind James of the time with the bootlace, or any other of his accidents. Also don't threaten to paint him blue.



* BerserkButton: Never, ever remind James of the time with the bootlace, or any other of his accidents. Also don't threaten to paint him blue.


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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. The bootlace incident.
31st Mar '16 7:52:47 AM 313Bluestreak
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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The in-between one with James and Henry.

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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The in-between one with James and Henry.Henry, being that he's less of a {{Jerkass}} than James.



* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Super Rescue'', he saved the day when two diesels and their trains broke down, and he a failed engine also after losing his regulator. Needless to say, he redeemed himself in the steam team's (and Flying Scotsman's) eyes. Even the passengers forgot to be cross and called him an "Enterprising Engine".



* FlawedPrototype: Originally. He was a botched attempt from an unknown company at building their own LNER A1/A3 through stolen plans. The Reverend demanded more realism in his characters, so had Henry eventually resemble a 'Black Five' in his stories. Yet despite this rebuild, he still looks like a [[SuperPrototype hybrid of LNER and LMS design, but now finally having the speed and grace of Gordon.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He was somewhat less mean spirited early on, or at least felt bad when he realised the trouble he caused.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He was somewhat less mean spirited early on, or at least felt bad when he realised realized the trouble he caused.



* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The mean one with Gordon and Henry.

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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The mean one with Gordon and Henry.Henry, being that he can be more arrogant than Gordon.



* ThePrankster: He loves playing jokes on the big engines as learned in "Percy and the Signal".



%%* NiceGuy

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%%* NiceGuy* NiceGuy: Like Edward, he's also one of the kinder and mild-mannered engines of Sodor.



* BerserkButton: Comparing his MotorMouth to a quacking duck.

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* BerserkButton: 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.
* BerserkButton:
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Comparing his MotorMouth to a quacking duck.duck.
** Do NOT insult or belittle the Great Western Railway. ''Just don't''. Even Gordon finds this out the hard way when arguing over what London's big station is called:
-->'''Duck''': "Stupid yourself. London's Paddington! Paddington! Do you hear!?"
* BigBrotherWorship: Though not engines of the same class, he idolizes City Of Truro.
* BigDamnHeroes: He and his crew prevented twenty heavily-loaded brake-way trucks from causing a serious accident further down the line.



* BullyHunter: Has helped Percy get back on the big engines for ordering him about. He also doesn't stand any nonsense from the troublesome trucks.

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* BullyHunter: Has helped Percy get back on He doesn't stand for any nonsense from the big bullying engines as, for ordering him about.example, he stood up for Percy against the trio of Gordon, James, and Henry when he first arrived on Sodor. He also doesn't stand any nonsense from the troublesome trucks.



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



* KarmicTrickster: Has a fondness for playing tricks on engines he finds conceited.



* TheReliableOne: For all his bragging about being Great Western, it's noted that he makes the railway run like clockwork.
* RightlySelfRighteous: Duck boasts about his Great Western heritage, much to the annoyance of the rude and arrogant engines like Gordon, Henry, and James. However, as Duck puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints.



** RightlySelfRighteous: But as he puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints.

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** RightlySelfRighteous: But * SixthRanger: After he took over as Tidmouth's station pilot. He became more of a supporting character once he puts it, "The Great Western Way" implies that he's a reliable engine who works hard and gets the job done without any complaints.got his own branch line.




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* YouShallNotPass: In "A Close Shave", he holds back twenty runaway cars from crashing into a passenger train.



* {{Deadpan Snarker}}s: The twins have their share of wits.

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* {{Deadpan Snarker}}s: DeadpanSnarker: The twins have their share of wits.wits.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers.



%%* SingleMindedTwins

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%%* SingleMindedTwins* SingleMindedTwins: They have individual roles at times, but mostly retain the same personality.



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

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


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* SiblingRivalry: They bicker with each other from time to time.


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* BreakTheHaughty: He gets a little too prideful in "Resource and Sagacity", and end up bunker-down in a turntable well.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The Fat Controller asks him if he suffers this after he pulls S.C.Ruffey apart. Subverted in that the train was too heavy for Oliver to pull in the first place, the trucks were holding back, and S.C.Ruffey's wood and frame were already rotten and rusted.
29th Mar '16 6:54:24 PM 313Bluestreak
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* {{Jerkass}}es: Just about every truck are never known for behaving well around the engines, especially the ballast trucks, who are said to be the worst behaved.

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* {{Jerkass}}es: Just about every truck Trucks are never known for behaving well around the engines, especially the ballast trucks, who are said to be the worst behaved.behaved on the line.
29th Mar '16 9:13:59 AM Herbieriffer
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(LNER A3)

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(LNER A0 Prototype, Rebuilt to A3)
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