Stepney is a tank engine from the Bluebell Railway.


Stepney first came to Sodor when he was about to be scrapped, but luckily, Rusty saved him. Stepney then visited Sodor, making lots of friends and enjoying himself. And then finally said farewell, and went back to the Bluebell railway, where he originated from.

Collector Card Description

Saved from the scrap yards by Rusty, he is now a 'Boys Own Engine'. Buzzing with enthusiasm and always eager to please, Stepney is every engine's friend. Thomas had to put him in his place though!

Historical Note

Stepney is an 0-6-0 Terrier engine, built in 1872 by William Stroudley for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The Terriers are very light engines: some were kept in service by British Rail, because they were light enough to cross the swing bridges in the docks.


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