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"And he's got a spotless record."
— The Fat Controller, The Spotless Record, seventh season
  • Class: LMS Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T
  • Designer: H. G. Ivatt
  • Builder: Crewe Works
  • Configuration: 2-6-2T

Arthur is a tank engine from the LMS.


Arthur took great pride in his spotless record, which he soon lost after colliding with Duck's trucks in an incident largely provoked by Thomas. However, this spotless record was soon amended, after Thomas apologized to him for causing the accident.

He was bought to shunt and pull goods, but then was transferred to the coastal run, on which he enjoys working. He is responsible for this line, which is famous for its fish. Arthur is the only known engine (with the exception of Salty) to enjoy the smell of fish.


Arthur is a reliable, kind, and helpful engine who is often careful to get his jobs done without fuss or mess. When he first arrived, he proved to be somewhat gullible -- something which Thomas used to his advantage. Arthur dislikes things that are new and different.


Arthur is painted LMS burgundy with gold boiler bands and yellow lining and "LMS" written on his side in yellow. His livery is inauthentic: if Arthur had been one of the ten 2MT tanks built for the LMS, he would have been painted postwar black with "LMS" written on his tanks.


Arthur is an LMS Ivatt Class 2MT tank engine developed for the London Midland and Scottish Railway (hence the initials on his tanks).


Television series

Music Videos

Voice Actors

  • Yasuhiro Takato (Japan; seventh and eighth seasons)
  • Shinichirō Miki (Japan; eleventh season onwards)


  • According to an early leak on the names of the seventh season characters, Arthur's name was originally Clarence.


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