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Proteus is a legendary narrow-gauge tank engine with a magic lamp hung upon his funnel.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Proteus was a very old engine from the hills of Sodor with a magical lamp, and the legend goes that if any engine ever found it, their wishes would come true. The clues to finding the magic lamp are feeling a rush of wind when the lamp is near, hearing a strange creaking sound, and see a flickering light that shines on and off.

In the ninth season, Skarloey told Proteus' story to the other narrow gauge engines and Thomas. At first Peter Sam scoffed at the tale, but almost thought he discovered the lamp himself. But he later realised that maybe just believing in the lamp will grant your wishes.

In the twelfth season, Miss Mary Marvel, a famous storyteller, read stories about the legend at a special show. Later, Peter Sam found a neglected statue of Proteus that was lost for many years. The statue was then restored and is now preserved in a park near the Skarloey Railway.

Stories From Sodor

Skarloey Railway Stories

Like in the television series, Miss Mary Marvel, a famous storyteller, read stories about the legend at a special show. Later, Peter Sam found a neglected statue of Proteus that was lost for many years. The statue was then restored and is now preserved in a park near the Skarloey Railway[1].

Basis

Proteus is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Sir Haydn, a Hughes Falcon 0-4-2ST. Sir Handel shares the same basis.

Livery

Proteus is painted bright yellow with red lining.

Trivia

  • Proteus is likely named after Proteus, a legendary sea-god from Greek Mythology.
  • Proteus uses the same model as Sir Handel; however he has larger cylinders. This is because his model appears to use Peter Sam's chassis, as green edges can be seen underneath Proteus' bufferbeam and cylinder.
  • The statue of Proteus is missing his signature lamp.

References




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