Gordon is the main express engine on the North Western Railway. He is the third largest engine on Sodor, after Hiro and Murdoch. Gordon is quite fast and boasts about it.  In the first episode, he taught Thomas not to tease him and other engines by starting before he was uncoupled. Then, he and the other engines bullied Edward until Gordon got stuck on a hill and Edward had to push him. Gordon also teased the other engines, usually James, Henry, and Thomas. Gordon was also very stubborn. He once refused to pull a freight train and accidently ran into a ditch. Thomas found it funny and harrassed him until he fell down a mine and Gordon helped him out. Gordon is very brave and rarely gets scared. The only time he really was scared was when Diesel 10 arrived. Only Spencer can go faster than him (although Thomas passed his record when he was attached to a jet engine). Gordon does have a big heart though, and uses his strength to help other engines. Henry is considered Gordon's best friend.

Take Along/Take n Play ModelsEdit

Like all the other characters introduced before Season 13, Gordon's Take Along model was released in 2002 and his Take n Play model 2010. Like Henry, he is too short for his size and his boiler is small. 


Railway SeriesEdit

Television seriesEdit

He was going to appear in the episode Gordon Goes Foreign but the episode was cancelled.


Magazine storiesEdit


Gordon is an LNER A1 Class.


  • "I'm the finest engine on the island, probably the finest in the world." A Better View for Gordon
  • "What cheek! That Henry's to big for his wheels!." Gordon the Big Engine
  • "A freight train! A freight train! A freight train! The shame of it. The shame of it. Oh the shame of it" The Three Railway Engines
  • "I'm counting how many seconds late you are! What does that sign say?" Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • "Disgraceful!". Gordon's catchphrase when he, Henry, and James are annoyed
  • "Oh, the indignity." Gordon's catchprase from the CGI series

Other MerchandiseEdit

  • Wooden Railway
  • Trackmaster
  • ERTL (discontinued)
  • Mega Bloks
  • Hornby
  • Bachman
  • Brio (discontinued)
  • Tomy Wind Up
  • My Thomas Story Library
  • Lego
  • Goldenbear
  • Bandai Tecs
  • Di Agostini