Albert was a narrow gauge saddle tank engine.
The Railway Series
Albert was designed by Henry Hughes and built at Falcon Works in Loughborough, England circa 1904, as an 0-4-0ST. He was later refitted with trailing wheels. He was later purchased by the Mid Sodor Railway and was given the number 5.
No information was given about his fate once the railway closed due to bankruptcy. It can be assumed that he was either scrapped or sold.
There were two OO9 scale models of Albert on Awdry's layout. The first version was built from a Minitrains Baldwin 0-4-0, and then modified into an 0-6-0. It was later replaced and the second version was based on a Hughes Falcon locomotive in original Corris Railway condition, like Falcon. Albert's second model was built from a OO9 scale GEM Vari-kit with saddle tank and a Minitrix 0-6-0 chassis.
The second version of Albert was painted sky blue with a black running board and brass fittings. His name and number were painted yellow on the sides of his saddle tank and coal bunkers respectively. The original version's livery is unknown.