Thomas the Tank Engine
Number: 1
Class: LB&SCR E2
Designer: L. B. Billinton
Builder: Brighton Works
Built: 1915, rebuilt 1960
Configuration: 0-6-0T
Arrived on Sodor: 1915
Top Speed: 40-50 mph

Thomas is a cheeky tank engine.


Sometimes described as a cheeky and fussy engine, Thomas proudly travels his very own branch line with his faithful coaches Annie and Clarabel.


Thomas is a rather cheeky, but good hearted engine and generally behaves well, except when he is getting into mishap. He loves teasing the others and, on occasion, brags about his superiority, but is always brought down to earth in due course. If Thomas has one major character flaw, it is that he is forgetful, and slightly impatient. However, he is also optimistic and idealistic.


Thomas is based on the LB&SCR E2 with extended side tanks.


Thomas is painted in the North Western Railway's blue livery with red lining and the number "1" painted on his tank sides in yellow with a red border.