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This page is for all the ghost engines that have appeared in Stories From Sodor and it's spin-offs.

Percy's Ghost Engine

This Ghost Engine was mentioned in a ghost story Percy told to Thomas and Toby, which his driver told him about the night prior. The story stated that the ghost steam train fell to its doom in a ravine where a viaduct was going to be built, and its ghost continues to run every year on the anniversary of the accident as a warning to others. However, Thomas refused to believe him and Percy's driver confirmed to him that the ghost was just television fiction. Percy could not help but feel disappointed.

When Percy crashed into a cart of lime, a signalman remarked that Percy looked like a ghost. This gave Percy an idea to scare Thomas. With the help of Toby, they convinced Thomas that Percy had crashed and returned as a ghost, thus scaring Thomas out of the shed. Later, Toby jokingly told Percy that Thomas had seen a ghost.

Basis

Percy's Ghost Engine is an 0-4-0 saddle tank believed to have been built by the Avonside Engine Company of Bristol.

Trivia

  • The Ghost Engine was made using Percy's model covered in white streamers and reused Edward's whistle sound.


Rusty's Ghost Engine


Rusty's Ghost Engine was a narrow gauge saddletank engine who supposedly worked on the Skarloey Railway.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

According to legend, the engine was returning home one misty night. As the engine was travelling across the Old Iron Bridge, he lost suddenly control and fell off the bridge, plunging into the Cattle Creek ravine below. No one was able to find his remains. However, in the light of the full moon, several workmen claimed to have seen his ghost repeatedly trying to cross the bridge, only to disappear half way every time.

Rusty told the story to Duncan, after Duncan teased Peter Sam for allowing his trucks to derail and fall into the ravine. At first Duncan did not believe the story, but the next day Peter Sam and Duncan's crew arranged a plan to teach him a lesson.

While crossing the bridge during a full moon, the crew used fireflies to help form the ghostly appearance of an engine and secretly threw a large rock from his cab into the ravine. Duncan believed that the bridge was haunted and the engine was trying to cross the bridge at the same time as him. This frightened Duncan, and he quickly ran back to the safety of his shed.

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Amazing Adventures

Like in the television series, Rusty told the story to Duncan, after Duncan teased Peter Sam for allowing his trucks to derail and fall into the ravine. At first Duncan did not believe the story, but the next day Peter Sam and Duncan's crew arranged a plan to teach him a lesson.

While crossing the bridge during a full moon, the crew used fireflies to help form the ghostly appearance of an engine and secretly threw a large rock from his cab into the ravine. Duncan believed that the bridge was haunted and the engine was trying to cross the bridge at the same time as him. This frightened Duncan, and he quickly ran back to the safety of his shed[1].

Spooktacular Stories

While at Meg's Halloween party, Jacob told the story to his friends[2].

Season 12

Later, one Halloween Jacob once again told the story, this time to some of the engines[3].

Basis

The Ghost Engine is based on the Talyllyn Railway's "Talyllyn", a Fletcher Jennings Class C 0-4-2 tank locomotive that Skarloey is also based on.

Livery

Rusty's Ghost Engine appeared to be painted red with white lining prior to his demise. While the ghost apparition was bluish white all over.

Edward's Ghost Engine

They say that on Halloween, the ghost engine returns from the smelters looking for his lost whistle!

Edward, "Thomas and the Ghost Engine", Amazing Adventures

Edward's Ghost Engine was mentioned in a story Edward told the other engines one Halloween. According to the story, the engine returns every Halloween to haunt the scrapyards, trying to look for his lost whistle. Thomas later teased Percy, saying Percy thought it was real, but he learned his lesson after remaining behind at the Smelters to take a special load and thinking that some chains touching his cab were ghostly fingers. He then believed that a whistle in the shed was the ghost's lost whistle, forcing him to race out of the smelters, frightened.

Basis

The Ghost Engine is based on a Caledonian Railway "McIntosh 812" 0-6-0. Donald, Douglas, and Ralph are other members of this class.

Trivia

  • The Ghost Engine uses either Donald or Douglas' model without the tender and nameplate. It also wears one of the twins' surprised face masks.


Jonathan

Now, many a workmen, and Jasmine, will tell you how they've seen Jonathan's ghost sitting on the riverbank, waiting to be rescued.

Madison, "Ghosts", Season 12

Jonathan was a shunter on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Biography

Stories From Sodor

Season 12

One day, Jonathan was trying to pull a large line of cars near the riverbanks of the Ohio River. Unfortunately, the cars were much too heavy. The coupling broke and Jonathan fell right into the Ohio River while the cars just laughed at him. Unfortunately, as it was nearly dark, the manager decided they would have to wait until morning to pull Jonathan out of the river. However, the next morning, when Jasmine brought some workmen and a crane to retrieve Jonathan, he was nowhere to be found. Jonathan's ghost supposedly now roams the riverbanks, waiting to be rescued[4].

Personality

Jonathan is described by Madison as being a kind and hardworking little engine who was often over eager to do jobs best left to bigger and more sensible engine.

Basis

Jonathan is an 0-4-0 saddle tank believed to have been built by the Avonside Engine Company of Bristol.

Livery

Jonathan was painted red with blue lining.


Miriam


Miriam is a former friend of Claud and Wilhelmina.

Biography

Basis

Miriam is based on a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt Class 2MT tank engine developed for the LMS, (hence the initials on her tanks). Unlike her basis, Miriam lacks a sand dome.

Livery

Miriam is painted dark wine red with black lining. She has black piston rods. The initials "LMS" are painted on the sides of her tanks in black.

References

  1. SFS.AmA.11."Duncan's Ghost"
  2. SFS.SpS.08."The Little Engine That Couldn't"
  3. SFS.12.25."Ghosts"
  4. SFS.12.25."Ghosts"
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