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.
Famous quotes containing the word duncan:
“The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.”
—Isadora Duncan (18781927)
“A million years of sensitive men dying for their dreams. For what? So you can swim and dance and play.”
—David Duncan (b.1913)
“For Banquos issue have I filed my mind;
For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered;
Put rancors in the vessel of my peace
Only for them; and mine eternal jewel
Given to the common enemy of man,
To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)