Ben The Tank Engine Twin
  • Number: SCC 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Stationed: Sodor China Clay Company
  • Class: Bagnall 0-4-0STs
  • Designer: W.F. Bagnall
  • Builder: W.F. Bagnall
  • Configuration: 0-4-0ST
  • Built: 1948
  • Arrived on Sodor: 1966

Ben is a tank engine twin along with Bill they work for the Sodor China Clay Company, near Brendam, though they have also been known to work at Centre Island Quarry. They enjoy playing tricks and being cheeky to bigger engines.

Bio Edit

Ben and Bill are twin engines, and identical in every way. Ben enjoys being mischievous and teasing the other engines in the Railway, which is especially distracting to the senior members. [1]

Bill and Ben are two saddletank twin engines. Completely identical, they work at the China Clay pits near Brendam Bay on Edward’s Branch Line, pulling their loads for the Main Line engines and ships in the harbours. They are a mischievous pair, who love playing jokes and teasing the other engines - especially Gordon. The twins are also frequently used in other Quarries across the Island, often found working with Mavis at the new Centre Island Quarry, and have been used to shunt in the Harbour yards when needed.

Persona Edit

Bill and Ben are cheeky and naughty and rather troublesome. According to Duck, Edward is the only engine who can keep them in order. Thomas and BoCo have the same effect over them too.

Basis Edit


Bill and Ben are based on the Bagnall 0-4-0STs "Alfred" and "Judy" of Par, Cornwall, who are both preserved and in working order at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.

Livery Edit

Bill and Ben are painted dark orange-golden-yellow with red lining.

Bill and Ben both have brown nameplates with yellow writing, "SCC" written on both sides in yellow and "Brendam Bay" on the front of their saddle tanks. They have number plates reading 1 and 2 respectively above both the back of their cabs and their faces.

Trivia Edit

  • A behind the scenes picture reveals that Bill and Ben were to have numbers on their smokeboxes above their faces.

58 Engines | 53 Rolling Stock | 5 Non-Rail Vehicles | 8 People | 15 Lines | 17 Former