Duck is an old pannier tank engine who works on the Arlesburgh-Tidmouth branch line with Oliver, Donald, and Douglas.
His original name was Montague. Duck came to Sodor many years ago to help Percy with heavy shunting, and soon got a line of his own. Duck is a kind engine who has lots of respect for everyone, but he won't let bigger engines boss him around. He is always willing to lend a hand, and he knows how to trick diesels. Duck was one of the later characters to meet Pumpkin (due to him being on a small branchline) and had his doubts. He tried to trick him the same way he did to Diesel, and it failed. Now he has respect for Pumpkin, but makes sure he stays in his place.
Duck is based on a Great Western Railway 5700 Class 0-6-0PT #5741 with added sandboxes circa 1929.
Posted by railroadsandrailways on December 11, 2008