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Albert the Original MSR No. 3 by Galaxy-Afro Albert the Original MSR No. 3 by Galaxy-Afro
So :iconprincess-muffins: has redone both her Sir Handel, and her Proteus sprites. However, I noticed that one engine of the same class wasn't done yet in both :iconcj-the-creator: and :iconprincess-muffins:'s styles, and that was Albert. Athough created as a character by the Rev W. Awdry, he never actually appeared in the books, instead simply being a model on Awdry's Mid Sodor layout.

According to Awdry in the Island of Sodor, its People, its History, and its Railways, Albert was scrapped, being replaced by Falcon shortly afterwards. The real reason for this is unknown, but the Extended Railway Series on the New Sodor Island Forums states that Albert was taken apart after bad behavior, while the NRS series on Youtube states that Albert died alongside his crew and four workmen when he bumped a train of gunpowder too hard in the mine, causing an explosion. ~ Afro

Credits ~ :iconprincess-muffins:, and :iconcj-the-creator:
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letsgoooooooat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
I thought Albert was the original no. 4
NTSEFAN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, Albert was the number 5 on the Mid Sodor, NOT the number 3.

Which means, Albert would technically be younger then Falcon AKA Sir Handel and they both would've been on the railway at the same time.

If you're going to ask, yes I check. 
Galaxy-Afro Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Student Writer
It's alright, I never actually checked myself, I always assumed that Falcon came to replace Albert after he was scrapped. I need to head over to the wikia, and do some more research! I honestly didn't know that!
NTSEFAN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. If this is because of the ERS, then you might want to know that it is a fan made series. It doesn't mean that what they write is official canon.
TobyandMavisforever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student General Artist
I actually have Albert arrived at the same time as Falcon in my headcanon, and Albert got scrapped after some accident he couldn't be repaired from. Stuart replaced Albert as the number 4 in that regard.
RattlerJones Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Filmographer
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