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Norman the Orange Diesel
  • Gender: Male
  • Stationed: Sodor Dieselworks
  • Designer: Oliver V. S. Bulleid
  • Builder: British Railway's Ashford Works
  • Configuration: 0-6-0

Norman is an orange diesel with a unibrow and is the twin of Dennis.


Norman, nicknamed Norm is Dennis' twin, is a diesel engine who often breaks down. If he were fixed properly, he would show what a Really Useful Engine he is. Norman also has a prominent unibrow.

Norman is a kind, helpful and very smart red diesel engine. He can be devious at times but he happens to be seen being friendly to the Steamies. Norman later had an accident when he accidentally backfired setting the  Dieselworks on fire but luckily Sally, Sodor's newest fire engine, came and put it out but Diesel, 'Arry and Bert teased Sally for being so small Norman got upset and took Sally away. Norman then went to Misty Island on a special job he had to removed a heavy tree that was blocking the Misty Island Tunnel.



Dennis and Norman are based on a British Rail 11001 Diesel Locomotive prototype built by British Railways Ashford. It was designed for shunting and mainline duties with a top speed of only 43mph! [1]

Voice Actors

  • Kerry Shale (UK/US Day of the Diesels only)
  • Keith Wickham (UK/US seventeenth series onwards)


  • Norman is Dennis' twin. This is thought to be impossible as No. 11001 was the only one of its type built.

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