Edward is one of the oldest engines on the North Western Railway. He was the first engine on the Island when the railway was still being built. He is extremely kind to everyone, be it steam or diesel, but he might have some misconceptions or cranes. He often works as a back engine because he is old and can't carry much. When the railway was dying, Edward was one of the only characters to understand that, sometimes, help would have to come from places you never thought possible, even if you don't like the help given to you. Because of this, he welcomed Pumpkin with open buffers, and helped make him feel welcome.
Edward is based on a Furness Railway K2 "Larger Seagull" 4-4-0 with refitted cab and Fowler tender circa 1896.
Posted by railroadsandrailways on December 5, 2008