Vital statistics
Position Mixed traffic engine
Age 102 (as of 2019)

Built in 1917

Arrived on Sodor 1922
Status Operational on the Bluebell Railway
Relatives Unknown
Physical attributes
Height 57 ft 7 in (17.55 m)
Weight 62 long tons 19.5 cwt (141,100 lb or 64 t)

Alfred (also known as 98462) is a steam engine who came to the Island of Sodor in 1922. Alfred was Gordon's rival for 60 years, following an accident at Maron station with some sleepers. Gordon thought Alfred had done it on purpose until Thomas shared what he saw that night.


Alfred took the Flying Kipper from Henry one night at Brendam Docks leaving Henry very curious to who he was. At Knapford, he met the engine and confronted him about stealing The Flying Kipper. A fight broke out and the Fat Controller had to stop it. He later talked with James and Gordon at both Tidmouth and Knapford. At Henry's Tunnel he was stuck in the snow and Henry rescued him. In First Impressions, he came back to the railway to fill in for James while he was on the Peel Godred Branch Line. The other engines wanted Gordon and Alfred's feud to stop, so The Fat Controller recollects what he remembers from 1923. In Henry Sees Red, Alfred and the other engines were trapped at Tidmouth Sheds because the turntable broke down and repairs took the whole day.


Alfred is a GER S69 (also classified as an LNER B12).


  • Alfred is an original character created by Richard Jordan from Sodor Island 3D; however, Alfred is based on 98462 from the RWS.