Peter Sam, named after the Skarloey Railway's previous controller, Mr. Peter Sam - previously Stuart, after his maker, Kerr Stuart.
Peter Sam is a happy and kind engine, but is a little vulnerable and often teased by the others. He, like Sir Handel, was tutored by Duke and has great respect for him deep down, despite ribbing him about his age. A hard worker by nature, Peter Sam seldom grumbles about late hours or extra work.
Stuart and Falcon lived with Duke until their line was closed. When the Mid Sodor Railway closed in 1947, he and Stuart were sold to the aluminium works at Peel Godred for an expansion project. They were sheeted at the project's close for almost a year, then both were purchased for a total of fifty pounds by the Skarloey Railway.
Upon arriving, Stuart - renamed Peter Sam - had many adventures. One of his more notable story arcs involved his funnel, which was severely damaged after an accident at the incline. The funnel eventually fell off as he passed under a tunnel, and it was temporarily replaced with a rusty pipe. Peter Sam was soon given a new funnel, a Giesl ejector, which suits him much better.
Peter Sam is kind, well-mannered and popular with passengers and coaches alike. Even the trucks do not play tricks on him.
In the television series, he is portrayed similarly, occasionally making mistakes by feeling self-important.
BasisEditPeter Sam is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Edward Thomas. Interestingly, Edward Thomas only donned the Giesl Ejector funnel for a limited time, while Peter Sam has used it since its introduction.
- Steve Kynman (UK/US; Series 16 onwards)
- While living on the Mid Sodor Railway, Peter Sam was cheeky and occasionally made fun of Duke until told what happened to Stanley.
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