Peter Sam
  • Number: SR/MSR 4
  • First Appearance: Old and Wise
  • Friends: Everyone (except enemies)
  • Enemies: Smudger, George
  • Designer: James Kerr & John Stuart
  • Builder: Kerr Stuart
  • Built: 1920
  • Gauge: 2ft 3in
  • Configuration: 0-4-2ST

Peter Sam is a green narrow gauge engine, originally named Stuart.


Peter Sam, originally named Stuart, worked on the Mid Sodor Railway with Duke, Falcon, Freddie, Bertram and Smudger. When the line closed, he was purchased by the Skarloey Railway, and renamed "Peter Sam." During his stay, he has had a plethora of exciting adventures. He almost left a refreshment lady behind at a station, got into a nasty accident at the slate quarry, damaging his old funnel, and crashed into an icicle into a tunnel, causing the already loosened funnel to fall off (which was eventually replaced with a smart new Geisel funnel!)

Later in his career, a line of trucks with leaves and broken branches broke away from him and fell off the Old Iron Bridge and into a ravine! The accident, unfortunately, got Peter Sam into a lot of trouble with the Fat Controller! He also found a new location for the Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop, finding an old coach that could be refurbished into a grand tea shop on wheels.


Peter Sam, named Stuart in his younger days while being brought up under the instruction of Duke, is highly enthusiastic, eager, and bubbly. He can be occasionally cheeky, teasing, and a little cocky, but is kind-hearted, well-meaning, and good mannered. He can also be prone to being a little naïve at times and perhaps take things a little too literally. Peter Sam has a special funnel which makes puffing much easier, after his old one was damaged in a nasty accident with some trucks that broke free from the incline. With an infectious attitude and high spirits, Peter Sam is almost kind and hard-working to a fault, seldom grumbling about late hours or extra work. He is always nice to the coaches and even the trucks.


Peter Sam is painted dark green with red lining and brass fittings. He has red and gold name and number plates on the sides of his saddle tank and coal bunkers respectively.




  • Peter Sam is named after former Skarloey Railway controller Mr. Peter Sam.
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