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Edward (released as Edward the Blue Engine until 2000) is a kind, wise, old blue tender engine.

Changes

  • 1992-1993: All versions had staples, flat magnets, undated wheels
    • skinny flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, solid coal
    • shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, solid coal
    • shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal
    • beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal
  • 1994-1995
    • first models made in China: all versions had no staples
    • flat magnets, undated wheels
    • flat magnets, 1994 wheels
    • round magnets, 1994 wheels
  • 1996 (smaller round magnets this year only, rounded funnel, 1996 wheels)
  • 1997 (thicker 1997 wheels)
  • 1998 (plastic coal added, 1998 wheels)
  • 1999 (plastic funnel and smokebox, 1999 wheels)
  • 2000 (2000 wheels)
  • 2001 (2001 wheels)
  • 2002 (new face, larger smokebox and boiler, added detail, 2002 wheels)
  • 2003-2010 (striped boiler, 2003 wheels)
  • 2011-2012 (new CGI style face, 2003 wheels)
  • 2012-2016 (new face, curved edges, longer magnet guards, other minor details, 2012 wheels)
  • 2017 (redesigned smaller face, slightly redesigned details)

Variants

Trivia

  • Edward's earlier models were unique in that, unlike most other engines at the time, he lacked the back ledge that was a result of the manufacturing process Learning Curve used.