|James the Red Engine|
|Class: L&YR Hughes Class 28|
|Designer: George Hughes|
|Builder: Horwich Works|
|Arrived on Sodor: 1924-5|
James is the No. 5 red engine. He is a medium-sized engine whose six driving wheels are not as big as Gordon's but not as small as Thomas'. He has a scarlet coat and brass dome and thinks of himself as a Really Splendid Engine. Occasionally this can lead to misguided ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a distinguished engine, landing James in trouble.
- James is a mixed-traffic engine, which means he can pull both passenger coaches and freight cars.
- James is based on a Hughes Class 28 superheated 2-6-0 tender engine.