• Registration number: CRD 54

Bertie is a red bus who works near Thomas' Branch Line.

Bio in the Railway SeriesEdit

Tank Engine Thomas AgainEdit

After Thomas stuck in a snowdrift, Bertie came to rescue Thomas' passengers. He later raced Thomas after claiming he was the faster of the two, but lost after having to stop at a traffic light.

Edward the Blue EngineEdit

Bertie tried to catch up with Edward while carrying Thomas' passengers.

More About Thomas the Tank EngineEdit

Bertie teased Thomas about being slow, but had to eat his words after breaking down.

Thomas and VictoriaEdit

Bertie was mentioned as being unable to help Toby and Henrietta with carrying the quarry workers.

Thomas and his FriendsEdit

Bertie was mentioned to have helped pick up visitors who wanted to see the bust of the Thin Clergyman unveiled after the partial collapse of Henry's Tunnel.

Bio in the television seriesEdit

Bertie is continuously alluding to his race with Thomas and how he could win next time. He actually raced Thomas again in the seventh season episode Three Cheers for Thomas, but only won because Thomas was sidetracked with collecting the sport medals.


Bertie is friendly and ready to help anyone in need, but can't resist teasing Thomas about being slow.


Bertie is based on an AEC Regal "T Class" London Country Area bus.


Bertie is painted in the common red livery of buses in the United Kingdom, mostly famously used by London Transport. His number plate, "CRD54", refers to the fact that it was first seen in Edward the Blue Engine, published in 1954, and illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby.


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  • In an original Awdry drawing, Bertie is depicted as a double-decker bus.
  • Bertie's television series model did not have eyebrows until the third season.
  • Bertie's model's eyes didn't move with a motor until the seventh season.



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