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New Colour is the third episode of Dodger the Coal Mines Engine.


Dodger was not sent to Crovan's Gate for repairs, but in fact Doncaster, the builder of the J50s

"No. 68899 huh. Back at the works. This time no superheaters", said a workmen.

"Of course no. That was just expiremental", Dodger replied, remembering he had been fitted with a 16-element Robinson superheater from 1923 to 1930.

Dodger was given a new boiler and new set of tubes. Finally, a couple months later, he was ready to go.

He was painted in BR Black. He worked well in this livery, until a week after he arrived back on Sodor.

"I'm tired of black. I'd like a change", he gurmbled at Tidmouth Sheds one day.

"British Railway tank engines, are always painted black", grumbled Gordon.


"It would be undignified to paint dirty tank engines, blue for instance, when they get so dirty."

"And why do you get to be LNER apple green, and blue?"

"Because, I am an Express Engine, among the fastest engines in the world. My brother Flying Scotsman, is probably the most famous locomative in the world", Gordon retorted.

But, the Fat Controller did understand Dodger's feelings.

One day, Dodger was working at Anopha Quary. He was loading a truck in front, and behind him, but they trucks surged him on, and he was covered in stone.


"That was not funny."

The next day, he went to the Steamworks.

"Well, Dodger", said the Fat Controller. "I am pleased with your work here. So, I am giving you a new coat of paint. What color would you like?"

"Blue with red stripes", replied Dodger.

It was settled, Dodger emerged from the Steamworks in NWR blue with NWR red lining.


  • Gordon
  • Dodger
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Flying Scotsman (mentioned)