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Bulstrode was a highly disagreeable barge. He now resides at Tidmouth Beach as a children's play area. 

Biography

The Railway Series/Thomas & Friends

Bulstrode was used to carry cargo like coal and stone to Knapford Harbour but always complained about not being loaded fast enough. This annoyed the trucks, but one day Bulstrode ended up getting what he deserved when Percy accidentally pushed stone trucks off the quay and into his hold, bursting a hole in his hull. He was then towed to a beach, where he was turned into a children's play area. He remains there today, most likely still grumbling.

Stories From Sodor

Season 2

Bulstrode was used to bring Dawn, Levi, Marie, and Rose to the Island[1].

Amazing Adventures

Like in the television series and Railway Series, Bulstrode was used to carry cargo like coal and stone to Knapford Harbour, but always complained about not being loaded fast enough. This annoyed the trucks, but one day Bulstrode ended up getting what he deserved when Percy accidentally pushed stone trucks off the quay and into his hold, bursting a hole in his hull. He was then towed to a beach, where he was turned into a children's playground. He remains there today, most likely still grumbling, but the children take no notice[2].

Season 6

Nelson and Kelly later took Bulstrode to the Vicarstown Dieselworks to be repaired by Den and Dart and then worked at The Wharf[3]. Bulstrode was later seen complaining to Colin about being delayed[4].

Season 9

Later, 'Arry and Bert wanted to scrap Bulstrode, but Harvey and Rocky saved him[5].

Season 13

One summer holiday season, Bulstrode was feeling very gloomy; beach balls and kites kept hitting him and sand was blown in his face. Needless to say, the grumpy barge was pleased when everyone went home. Only Danny, who hired deckchairs to the holidaymakers, was left behind collecting the chairs. Just then, Lorry 1 reversed onto the beach with some sand. He was not being careful and crushed Danny's deckchair store-shed. Danny was worried, as the tide could wash all of his chairs away. Bulstrode had an idea and instructd Danny to put the deckchairs in his hull for safekeeping. The following day, as a thank you, Danny arrived with a canvas to cover Bulstrode's hull with. After that, beach balls and kites could not touch him[6].

Stories From Sodor:Future

Season 12

Jacob later used Bulstrode to help the runaway Skiff, who was being stolen by Paige and Heather[7].

Personality

Bulstrode was a very disagreeable barge who always loved to complain about not being loaded fast enough. He was usually happy when carrying a full load of cargo, but otherwise, he was extremely grumpy and rude.

Basis

Bulstrode is based on a 1920s self-propelled coastal barge.

Livery

Bulstrode is painted with a cream cab, brown deck, a black hull and a red keel. His name is painted on his bow in white. In the "My First Thomas" range he is painted blue, red and yellow.

References

  1. SFS.02.05."Diesel's New Friend"
  2. SFS.AmA.52."Bulstrode the Barge"
  3. SFS.06.12.: "Mysteries"
  4. SFS.06.14.: "Transportation"
  5. SFS.09.11.: "Another Day Gone"
  6. SFS.13.22."Bulstrode's New Friend"
  7. SFSF.12.02."Skiff Gets Stolen"
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