Stepney was an engine brought to the Bluebell Railway.


  • 1996 (wooden funnel, thin wheels)
  • 1997 (thick wheels, old-shaped plastic funnel)
  • 2003 (larger face, larger body, crisper livery accents, handrails on cab, remoulded funnel)



  • The prototype 1996 Stepney features Thomas' face and flat magnets.
  • Stepney was the first item to be based on a real-life engine. Others include Flying Scotsman and Wilbert.
  • Stepney never had the redesigned plastic funnel, thus making him the only engine to have the old-shaped plastic funnel all the way to 2001.
  • Stepney never had a cab ledge despite being introduced in 1996 while other engines still featured them.
  • The 1997 Stepney has been included in many Home Video Bonus Packs released after 2003.
  • The 1997 Stepney was sold separately in certain countries such as New Zealand in 2006. However they were a rather rare find. This was also the case with the 2001 Rusty and the 1997 S.C. Ruffey.
  • Stepney was not featured in the 2000 pamphlet, however, it was featured in the yearbook.