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Garnet is Crystal Island's number 1 red mixed-traffic tender engine.



Though she is often the most pragmatic and straightforward of the Crystal Island engines, Garnet tends to act on intuition rather than seriously analyzing a situation. She demands the utmost respect from the other gem engines and is not hesitant to berate engines should they refuse to follow an order, whether it be from Mr. Collins, Lapis, or herself.

Equable and mellow, Garnet is capable of remaining composed in most situations. Garnet also demonstrates a fierce, competitive spirit.

Garnet also tends to act in extremes, either maintaining her very reserved nature or lashing out with strong emotion. Despite this, it should also be noted that Garnet can be seen with emotions neutral to these, but it is a rare occurrence. While mostly level-headed, Garnet can still lose her cool.

While Garnet is usually serious and hardworking, she can sometimes act quirky and off-putting. Garnet is also blunt during conversations and lacks an empathetic foresight for others, usually hurting their feelings in the process. This blunt attitude is also expressed non-verbally by Garnet on several occasions[1].


Garnet was originally a freelance design, although she slightly resembled the L&YR Class 28, a class of 0-6-0 mixed-traffic tender locomotive designed by George Hughes for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and built by Horwich Works between 1909 and 1912. It was a rebuild of Aspinall's Class 27, with the addition of a Belpaire firebox, a Schmidt/"twin-plug" superheater, and the extension of the footplate and front sandboxes. Garnet, however, has additional leading and trailing axles.

When she returned in Stories From Sodor:Future, Garnet was given a new design based on Sir Nigel Gresley's A1 Pacific design for the Great Northern Railway. Once the first batch of A1 Pacifics appeared in 1922 Garnet, like Gordon would have more than likely have been reclassified A0 indicating she is slightly different to the rest of the class. Garnet also has a Fowler tender.


Garnet is painted red with black lining. She has the number 1 on her tender in black, along with two circular red gemstones with triangular and square facets.


  • She is slightly based on Garnet from Steven Universe.


  1. Garnet on Steven Universe Wiki