Albert Mollingham (23rd August 1954) is a business man, and the last owner of Mollingham Fuels until it was forced to close down in 2025. He will be the main villian in Tales of the LNWR finale and the series overall.
Albert was born on 23rd August 1954 to Jack Mollingham (1923-1987) and Sallina Mollingham (1925-1990). He was a clever student in his class, and easily went on to get a job as an engine driver. He drove George until he retired in 1985 due to a bad leg.
On 3rd of May 1987, at 9:31 a.m., a few hours after his father's suicide, Albert said to the press, "Please, Topham, if yer watching this, please accept me! I will be a better man!" Unsurprisingly, Sir Stephen Topham Hatt III declined this offer. This absense would last until 2002, two years before Sir Topham Hatt III's official retirement.
The fuel on Sodor was surprisingly unreliable, causing diesels to break down. On 6th March 2002 newspaper, Albert Mollingham said to the papers, "Please, accept my company. I promise, and swearingly promise, that I will definately be a better man than my father. You can trust 'Mollingham Fuels; again."
Since Sir Topham Hatt III couldn't find any other reliable fuel company on Sodor, he decided to 'wipe the state clean' and start from the beginning, and he accepted to use 'Mollingham Fuels' until his retirement in 2004, and the partner-ship stayed through Sir Richard Topham Hatt IV's control, and when Sir Ernie Topham Hatt V came into power.
Sir Topham Hatt V, however, was a suspicious man and knew something was up. He made a visit to the other fuels companies and noticed that the real fuel had been tampered with ashes during the nights. Sir Topham Hatt V then cut all ties with 'Mollingham Fuels' in 2025, making Albert furious. He swore to prove his innocence in court. Then, on 7th of July 2025, he was found dead. It was revealed that he had died of a stroke, although Topham V thought that he had comitted suicide.
On 8th of April 2024, Sir Topham Hatt IV and V were onboard Thomas in Henry's Forest, and then Diesel 20 halted them, and Beggings walked out of the bushes. It was then revealed that Albert Mollingham was still alive, and that he faked his own death so that he could cause trouble for the LNWR. Also, he revealed that he was the mastermind of the engine hijack in 2025. It was also revealed that he was the original owner of Diesel 10 and Diesel 20 and Cranky.
Albert Mollingham is a maniac, although he tried to cover it up with innocence.
- Troubles on the Rails (cameo)
- Coincidence, I Think Not! (flashback, does not speak)
- Beginning of the Dark Times (does not appear on screen, not reffered to by name)
- Albert Mollingham was loosly inspired by Thomas1Edward2Henry3's character of Phil Bogginston, with similarites of characterzation.