|Occupation: Mixed-Traffic Engine|
|First Appearance: Thomas the Tank Engine|
| Portrayer: Keith Wickham (UK)|
Rob Rackstraw (US)
James is a medium-sized engine. His six driving wheels are not as big as Gordon's and not as small as Thomas'. He has a fine scarlet coat and brass dome and likes to think of himself as a Really Splendid Engine. This can occasionally lead to high-falutin' ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a noble creature: invariably they land James in trouble.