Major Characters in The Railway Series - Skarloey Railway - Duncan

Duncan (No .6) is a well tank locomotive, built by Andrew Barclay of Kilmarnock in 1928. He arrived on the railway second-hand, as a replacement when Peter Sam had his accident at the quarry. He was rough and bad-mannered, and believed himself to be overworked. He would often sway and lurch along the track – what the Thin Controller referred to as "rock 'n' roll". He had a number of accidents as a result. Although his behaviour has greatly improved, he can still be grumpy and cynical. His exact origins are unknown, but he did once work in a factory, according to Rusty.

He arrived in the book: The Little Old Engine.

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