• Number: 14
  • Class: Manning Wardle L Class
  • Designer: Manning, Wardle & Co.
  • Builder: Boyne Engine Works
  • Built: 1922
  • Configuration: 0-6-0ST
  • Top Speed: 30 mph
  • Arrived on Sodor: 1970
"Where do crocodiles keep their money?"
— Charlie

Charlie is a purple tank engine on the North Western Railway who loves to tell jokes. He usally works in Tidmouth Yards. 



Charlie has a reputation for being a really fun engine. He has an unquenchable desire for fun, games and play and is said to have been the favourite engine of his former Controller. Charlie can get easily distracted by his japes, sometimes distracting others in the process. Charlie can be pouty, huffy and teasing at times, but he always wants everyone to be enjoying themselves. Often though, Charlie will learn that the opinions of others, keeping calm and working hard to complete your jobs foremost, are important if you want to be a Really Useful engine. He has good working relationships with Edward, often calling him "Eddie", who is capable of taking Charlie under his wheels, and Thomas, who Charlie enjoys racing and sharing in the fun with. Being a fun-loving, playful scamp, cheeky Charlie is popular at parties and fairs, is well liked by the children and is known for his youthful humour.


Charlie is painted dark purple with light purple lining, brass fittings and red wheels. He has the number "14" painted in gold on his cab sides and brass nameplates with his name in white on the sides of his saddletank.


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