John/87546
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Built:

1911

Arrived on Sodor:

1922

Number:

GCR 25603 (1911-1920)
87546 (1922-1924)

Is at:

Great Central Railway (1911-1920)
North Western Railway (1922-1924)

Basis:

GCR Class 8K

Color:

GCR Black (1911-1922)
NWR Blue (1922-1924)

Scrapped:

1924

John is a goods engine.

Backstory

John was built as 25063 in 1911 and was one of the first of his class to be built. Unlike his siblings, 25063 was the less nice of them, and wanted to be faster than them.

In 1920, 25063 left his own railway and went to a workshop where he was given a new name, John, there he met Henry. John arrived on Sodor along with Henry and Stephen in 1922. After all three tender engines arrived on Sodor, John and Stephen were repainted blue and given new numbers, 87546 and 98462.

John along with Nigel, Robinson, Stephen and Gordon teased Edward for being smaller and weaker than them. In 1924, John was going to be sent back to his old railway, but he ran into loads of fuel tankers and he was destroyed in the explosion.

Trivia

  • John is Offone's name for 87546.
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