Edward is a blue mixed traffic engine from The Island of Sodor.
Edward is kindhearted and always keen to help a friend in need. The small engines trust him to lend a listening ear and sympathetic advice. He is a hard worker too and always does his best to finish a job. If ever an engine misbehaves or acts out, it is Edward that people like Sir Allen Featherington turns to in order to soothe things out.
Sadly, the big engines often see Edward as old-fashioned and slow. While it is true he is one of the oldest engines on Crotoonia's railway network - it must be noted he helped build the North Western Railway - he has proved time and time again that he is more than capable of working as hard as any engine, and he is a much cleverer and wiser engine, too. In fact, he, Timothy, Marion and Speedy are the only engines who looked after Bill and Ben and knew how to put them in their place should they misbehave. Like any other wise old engine, he stands for no nonsense from anyone, especially from the bigger engines.
Edward was first seen in the main Crotoonia series greeting Casey Jr at the Mail Depot and when Casey Jr starts getting worried when he's told he has to go over the Cliffstone Mountains, Edward advises him to imagine it's something else and leaves with his train.
Edward is based on a heavily modified Sharp, Stewart and Co. "Larger Seagull" K2 Class, supplied to the Furness Railway in 1896.
Visible modifications are: making the rear splashers flush with the cab, removal of the coupling rod splashers, new cab windows as opposed to cutaways in his cab side sheets, square cab lookouts as opposed to the original round ones and a Fowler tender.
Edward is painted blue with red stripes and the number "2" painted in yellow and bordered in red on his tender.