Norman or Norm is Dennis's twin.



Bulleid Diesel


Oliver V. S. Bulleid


Ashford Works




Norman was one of the Diesels who took over the Sodor Steamworks. He later laughed at Flynn for not being able to rescue Thomas. Norman told Percy that Sidney had been on his hoist for two years and was there when he was given his new wheels. He also offered Thomas a place to sleep at the Dieselworks when the turntable at Tidmouth Sheds was frozen.

In the eighteenth season, he was at the Dieselworks when Paxton returned after looking for him, Diesel, Sidney, Den and Dart.

Adventures on Rails

In Adventures on Rails, he was brought to the Island to help with shunting at Tidmouth. The Fat Controller had intended to buy Dennis, but after he was scrapped, the Fat Controller and Robert Means started "Project 11011". He was completed in 1969, and became friends with Paxton. However, he failed on his first day, and feared he would be scrapped, so he tried to take Percy out of working order. This lead to Paxton saving a runaway ballast train. He was soon repaired, and now is a permanent shunter at Tidmouth. He often sees Paxton when he's delivering stone to Tidmouth.


Norman looks like his twin Dennis, but he is a much kinder diesel engine. He wants to be liked by all the engines, whether they be steam or diesel engines. So he does his part at the Sodor Dieselworks and follows all of his orders. However, poor Norman often breaks down and he does not like that. Unlike Dennis, who is lazy, if Norman were fixed properly he would show what a Really Useful Engine he can be. He is also willing to help another engine in trouble.

In Adventures on Rails, after Paxton's accident, he has been a much more sensible engine, who now does not tolerate any misbehaviour from the other diesels. He is great friends with Paxton, and is often giving him advice on how to deal with certain situations.


He is painted NWR red with yellow and orange lining, and a grey roof.


Adventures on Rails


The New Adventures on Rails

Sodor Adventures


The Adventures on Sodor

The Many Adventures on the Island of Sodor


  • In the Adventures on Rails franchise, he and Paxton were originally meant to be introduced in The Engines of Sodor.


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