Jim was built by the Kerr Stuart Locomotive Works in 1910, based off the plans of another locomotive of this type that was already built for Scotland. Originally named after the company that built him, he was renamed 'Jim' after being acquired by a 2ft peat railway in Ireland. Afterwards in 1922, he was acquired by the Mid-Sodor Railway and regauged to 2ft. 3in., but he had all sorts of problems which was believed to be bad luck. Eventually, the Manager sold him to Wales where he worked on a slate tramway until 1938, when he was bought overseas to work in Brazil. Years later in 1967, Jim was taken out of service and replaced by a standard gauge locomotive numbered 1173 after their line was regauged. Years later, both engines were bought over to Sodor by Sir Topham Hatt, and whilst Jim was acquired by the Mid-Sodor Railway Preservation Society, 1173 (now known as Victor) was regauged and bought to work on the North Western Railway. Jim now works on the Mid-Sodor Heritage Railway pulling heritage passenger trains and demonstration goods trains and is a star attraction on the railway.
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I don't own Thomas (only the sprites). It is owned by the Awdry Family and Mattell.