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Paddy
  • Class: GWR 57xx 0-6-0PT
  • Designer: Charles B. Collett
  • Builder: North British Locomotive Company
  • Configuration: 0-6-0PT

Paddy is a Great Western pannier tank engine.

Bio Edit

Paddy worked on the London Underground before visiting Euston as a replacement station pilot to take over Jimmy's work due to him being mended at the works after he got taken ill.

When Jimmy returned, there had been many unfortunate events resulting in Jimmy being ignored, but the problem was then resolved.

PersonaEdit

Paddy is a Great Western pannier tank engine. Nicknamed "Paddy" from his days as station pilot at "Paddington" station, Paddy knows how to hold his own and tends to stand for no nonsense from any engines that might get ideas above their station and try to order him or others about. He likes things to run like clockwork, without fuss, and is a very efficient, friendly, and loyal engine. He takes tremendous pride in the responsibilities bestowed upon him, particularly in his role of running as station pilot, a duty he misses dearly from his time on the old GWR. Paddy is often kind-hearted, very friendly and willing to give out wise advice. He will often support the underdog, stick up for his friends, and help others see the error of their ways. He has earned the respect of the engines and has firm friendships with them.

BasisEdit

Paddy is a Great Western Railway 57XX 0-6-0 "Pannier" tank, and based on the preserved L89/5775.

LiveryEdit

Paddy is painted in London Transport maroon livery which is a similar livery originally worn by the LMS Duchess', Patriots, Jubilees and Royal Scots.

AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Paddy is the second Great Western engine to arrive at Euston, the first being Robin
  • His basis was bought by the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway after withdrawal from LT stock in 1969 and was thus featured in the popular British film The Railway Children, filmed on the KWVR in 1970.

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