An illustration of 98462 and 87546 (Eagle is between them) from the Railway Series books

Crovan (formerly 87546) and 98462 (formerly Alfred) are two blue tender engines in The Railway Series.

According to the , 87546/Crovan and Alfred/98462 were on trial from the other railway and were sent back for being nasty and rude. It is unknown what happened to them after they were sent away, but they were presumably scrapped.


87546 and 98462 are not based on any real locomotive class. Both engines resemble Gordon, but with round buffers and a few other visual differences. 87546 appears to have either a 2-6-0 or 2-6-2 wheel arangement, whereas 98462 might be a 4-6-0 or 4-6-2.

98462, as seen in the first illustration of Edward’s Day Out, appears to have inside valve gear, but in the second illustration however, he is seen to have outside Walschaerts valve gear.

Counterparts (Villain Version)

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