Red is a shy little shunter who lives at Vicarstown with James
Red is based of the United States Army Transportation Administration (USATC) S100 Class of 0-6-0 Tank Engines. The Locomotives were designed by Colonel Howard G. Hill, at total of 382 locomotives were constructed by the Davenport Locomotive Works in Davenport, Iowa, H.K. Porter Locomotive Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Vulcan Iron Works of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, between 1942-1944. Most of them were shipped to the UK in 1943, where they remained in storage until after the D-Day Landings, where they were then shipped all across continental Europe. Following the war, the locomotives ended up all over Europe and Asia. In the UK, 15 S100's were purchased by the Southern Railway, where they were designated as the "USA" Class. A few others were acquired by the National Coal Board, Longmoor Military Railway, and the Austin Motor Company. Impressively, over 100 S100's have survived into preservation, with the majority in North America and Europe.
The Specific Locomotive Red is based on is Granite Rock Co. #10, which was built by the H.K. Porter Locomotive Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. is preserved and operational at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacremento.
Rosie is also another member of this class.