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James is a medium sized mixed-traffic engine who works on the North Western Railway.

James
James

Number

5

Class

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Class 28

Designer

George Hughes

Built

1912/13

Arrived on Sodor

1923

Bio 

In Adventures on Rails, he was built around 1912/13 for mixed-traffic work as a 0-6-0 with a three-chime steam whistle. Prior to his arrival on Sodor in 1923, he was given a pony truck making him a 2-6-0 instead of his original 0-6-0 configuration and a regular steam whistle. On his first day, his trucks and his old wooden brakes caused him to derail. After that, he was given red paint and proper brakes. However, he caused trouble for the Fat Controller when he sprayed his shiny new hat. He was threatened to be repainted blue, and became very cross, and bumped the coaches so hard, he caused a hole in one of them, which needed to be repaired by a bootlace! After that, he came much more sensible, and redeemed himself when he took a line of troublesome trucks by himself, and the Express, after Gordon got sent down the wrong line by "instincts". James is usually kept busy pulling most of the goods, along with Delete on the Main Line. He also seems to carry on a rivalry with Percy, which is seen a lot of the times they are together.

Basis

James is based on a Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 28.

Livery

In Adventures on Rails, James is painted NWR red with blue and gold lining. He has a yellow '5' with a black border on his tender. His blue lining was previously black before 1959. Before coming to Sodor he was painted black with red lining.

Appearances

Adventures on Rails

Shorts

Sodor Adventures

Specials:

The Adventures on Sodor

Specials:

The Many Adventures on the Island of Sodor

Sudrian Stories

Gallery

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