Edward is a kind old engine who refrains from teasing or troubling others. He is even kind to the trucks and coaches, which are usually annoying and a bother. He has also been known to be the back engine for Gordon when he goes up Gordon's Hill with the express. Others look to him for comfort, advice, and leadership.
- Edward's Day Off
- Gordon the Back Engine
- The New Station
- Coach Brakes (mentioned)
- Butch's Chase (mentioned)
- An Adventure for Emily
- Edward was the first engine introduced in the original Railway Series.
- Edward's true basis is unknown, but the Reverend W. Awdry had stated that Edward is based on a heavily modified Sharp, Stewart and Co. "Larger Seagull." However, Martin Clutterbuck notes that Edward bears a close resemblance to a LNER D3/4 "Glen" (NBR Reid Class K) 4-4-0.