James the Red Engine
Number: 5
Class: L&YR Hughes Class 28
Designer: George Hughes
Builder: Horwich Works
Built: 1912/13
Configuration: 2-6-0
Arrived on Sodor: 1924-5

James is the No. 5 red engine. He is a medium-sized engine whose six driving wheels are not as big as Gordon's but not as small as Thomas'. He has a scarlet coat and brass dome and thinks of himself as a Really Splendid Engine. Occasionally this can lead to misguided ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a distinguished engine, landing James in trouble.

Fun Fact!Edit

  • James is a mixed-traffic engine, which means he can pull both passenger coaches and freight cars.
  • James is based on a Hughes Class 28 superheated 2-6-0 tender engine.