L&YR Class 28


Horwich Works


George Hughes


4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm


2-6-0, originally 0-6-0

Top Speed:

70 mph

Geoffrey is a red tender engine who works on Edward's Branch Line.


Railway Series

When Henry refused to leave the tunnel. Geoffrey, albeit unnamed at the time, was called to try and push him out, but failed, this meant that Henry had to be shut up in the tunnel for days.

The Adventures on Sodor

He returned to Sodor however many years later, but a lot of engines confused him with an engine that Thomas had made with an engine in the past and some wouldn't believe him, one in particular James, but after Edward told the engines that Geoffrey is indeed real, they all no longer think this. Later, Geoffrey told Edward that he got the name 'Geoffrey' from a workman who was visiting Sodor at the time Thomas had made up the engine with the aforementioned name.


Geoffrey is a kind and helpful engine like Edward. He is wise and clever, and will help anyone who is in trouble.


Geoffrey is based on a L&YR Class 28 with an added pony truck, a Belpaire firebox, and a Fowler tender, very much like James.


Geoffrey is painted red with yellow and black lining. He has red wheels and a red dome.


The Adventures on Sodor



  • Geoffrey is really the second unnamed red engine in the Railway Series who appeared in the book "The Three Railway Engines". However, in Geoffrey's Real, Geoffrey tells Edward he didn't have a name at the time, and was given the name 'Geoffrey' by a workman who had visited Sodor when Thomas had made up an engine with the name.
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