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Another scene from the Watercress Line Thomas week!!

Percy the Small Engine is a fictional anthropomorphic steam engine from The Railway Series of children’s books written by the Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. Percy also appears in the spin-off television series Thomas and Friends.

Percy lives on the Island of Sodor with many other locomotives, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Gordon the Big Engine and Henry the Green Engine. He is the smallest, youngest and probably cheekiest, of the principal steam engine characters. He carries the number 6 on his bunker.

The Fat Controller brought him to Sodor when there was an engine strike due to a shortage of shunting engines. The bigger engines initially tried to bully him, but Percy soon showed that he was more than capable of standing up for himself. After a few years of shunting at the Big Station, the Fat Controller promoted him to goods traffic on Thomas’ branch line. When not pulling trucks, he can be seen pulling the post train or even taking Annie and Clarabel when Thomas is busy. Percy’s best friends are Thomas and Toby.

He is reasonably experienced, but can still occasionally be a little naive and overconfident. In that sense, he is the perfect foil for Thomas – who can be just as headstrong.

The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid-Hants Railway, a heritage line in Hampshire, England, running 10 miles (16 km) from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network.

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  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...almost 5 years ago

    nice shot

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Just fabulous Colin!!!

  • Thanks Kate !!

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Great Colin – looks like you had a great day!

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture, my friend!

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 5 years ago

    Another good one Colin. – Ted

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  • maxy
    maxyalmost 5 years ago

    I LOVE this! Happy face- wonderful steam – beautiful train! Quite a sight to see! Excellent catch of this beauty! Instant fav!

  • Thanks for the Fav !

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  • Steve  Liptrot
    Steve Liptrotalmost 5 years ago

    Great series COlin

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  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreealmost 5 years ago

    Very cute!

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  • pinkster
    pinksteralmost 5 years ago

    oh how cute.

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