Bertram is a brown narrow gauge tender engine who works on the Skarloey Railway.
Bertram was built around 1879 and arrived on the Mid Sodor Railway in 1880 along with Duke, Mistress, Pioneer, Shire Horse, Pikes Peak, Abraham Lincoln and King Arthur. he was the number 2 on the railway. but he caused trouble for many accident in 1897 and he was sent to the works from being mended, when he went back home, he was renumbered 9. afterwards, in 1904, Mistress, Pioneer and Shire Horse were scrapped after Falcon arrived on the railway to replace Mistress.
He was later found in 1998 and renumbered 10.
Both Bertram and Smudger were made for Trainz 2006 by SI3D.
Bertram is a Small England tender engine, much like Duke and Palmerston. This is a redesign, as he was originally based off of the locomotive Dolgoch from the Talyllyn Railway in Wales, much like Rheneas.
When Bertram first arrived on Sodor as Smudger, he was a very careless and rude engine who had many accidents. The time as a generator, though, gave him time to rethink his careless ways and he became a hard working engine when he was rebuilt. After he lost his memory in 1929, he became very cheerful to the extreme, which often annoyed the others.
- Duke's Reunion (does not speak)
- EnterprisingEngine93: Episode III-present
Both Bertram and Smudger are two different characters in the TV series. However, they are both similar in that they only appeared in one episode.
Smudger only appeared in the pilot of the fourth season, Granpuff. He appeared in a flashback, and his model was then repainted into Rheneas. It is likely he will never appear again.
Bertram only appeared in the fifth season episode Toby's Discovery, and he did not speak. Duke's model was repainted to create him, and he used Smudger's face. This could explain why he never appeared again. He was supposed to be a tank engine according to Britt Allcroft, but financial difficulty prevented them from creating a new model. However, he was necessary for the story so they modified another character at the last minute. After the events of the fifth season, Bertram's model was later reverted back to Duke.
- Despite his very brief appearance, Smudger became one of T1E2H3's favorite characters after he resumed watching Thomas on Youtube.
- In the Railway Series, Bertram was replaced by Stanley (No 2).