Crovan (formerly 87546) is the Sodor's private engine and pulls the Governor in his coach called Helen


87546 was built in 1907 at Brighton works. He was a complete experimental engine, being similar to Henry in his old shape. Crovan came to Sodor in 1922 with Alfred and Henry. Shortly after Alfred/98462's death in 1925, the Fat Controller sent him away for being nasty and horrid. It's unknown where he was sent, but eventually ended up at the scrapyard in Barrow. After almost being scrapped, he was saved by the Government of Sodor, who were in need of an engine to transport the governor. He was given the name Crovan.

In May of 2014, Crovan came into Knapford, boasting like usual. After Helen said he was a disturbing sight, Crovan called her a "wooden old cow." Later, he took Helen to Tidmouth to be washed, and then went off. When he came back to collect her, he found her talking with Oliver and Toad, who were in the siding next to her. Crovan was annoyed and rudely told Oliver to leave. After Toad said that he would like to take the governor, Crovan scoffed this and harshly insulted Toad. He puffed away, laughing. On the way to Tidmouth with the Governor to collect security, he apparently blew smoke at Helen, who purposely made the journey difficult for him. Because of this, he was in a bad mood. He got very angry when the driver told him he had to go into the siding, which Crovan thought was dirty and undignified. His anger erupted; he used obscene language and shunted into the siding so fast that he crashed through the buffers, derailing his tender and Helen. The governor was furious and traveled with Toad and Oliver instead, much to Crovan's anger. When the governor came back, he threatened to turn him into a sewage tank if he continued his nasty behavior.

In 2017, The Flying Scotsman visited Sodor and Crovan was jealous of Scotsman. He thought he was being over granted, but after he and Spencer (who he had a rivaly with) had a race, Crovan said that he was bound to have an accident of get into a mess of some kind. But he soon ate his own word's when the points had been changed to the Harbor and almost crashed into Henry and Salty and fell into the sea. While underwater, Crovan realized that his personality was becoming much like Alfred's. After being fished out, the Fat Controller spoke severely to him about his behavior.

That evening, The Flying Scotsman helped him to get his act together shortly before he, Gordon and Spencer were making there way back with their Special Enthusiasts Train. Spencer had hit a tree branch and it punctured his piston Crovan rescued the train. 

Trainz ModelEdit

Camccot's RWS Blue Henry was used for Crovan. This model is no longer available. From episode 24-Present T1E2H3 uses Wildnorwester's blue Henry with the camscot's blue Henry tender.


Crovan is a completely custom built engine. Gordon claims that "He is a hybrid of many builds".

Despite this, he resembles a LB&SCR H2 class but with a 4-6-0 wheel configuration. However, H2's where not built until 1911. But he does also resemble GNR Class C1/C2 with a few modifications such as, different 4-6-0 wheel configuration, cylinders and running board shape. He also resembles a LNER B16.


Crovan was extremely arrogant and one of the rudest steam engines on Sodor. He is also very prone to anger and has issues with controlling it. He was abusive to Helen but respects the Governor. He previously was rude to Henry when he first arrived alongside Alfred/98462. But had gotten better and with the help of The Flying Scotsman, he got his act together. 

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Crovan is likely to appear in Season 5.

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Croven (then named 87546) appeared in three illustrations of The Three Railway Engines along with 98462. They were not named until much later by the Rev W. Awdry when he got letters asking him who the other two blue engines in the sheds were.


  • Crovan used to be the first completely fan-made locomotive who appeared in present day. However in NWR Origins he was revealed to be 87546, one of the rude steam engines that the Rev. W. Awdry said the Fat Controller sent away.
  • Crovan's first model used Henry's faces, except for the "sewage tank reaction" face, which was Gordon's surprised face. They were added using GIMP photo editor, as the trainz model did not have to option to change faces. 
  • Many viewers noted Crovan's similarity to Spencer, with his ego and being a private engine for a important person/s. Because of this, this lead to Thomas1Edward2Henry3 involving them in a feud in The Most Famous Engine.