Ryan is a purple tank engine who works on the Harwick Branch Line.
Ryan is an affable engine, who goes out of his way to be kind and is concerned when he sees others in trouble. Ryan would like to be a hero, but he's not actually as brave as he wishes he was and has a tendency to panic a little in the face of danger. It doesn’t put him off trying though. Ryan is direct and sincere, but he has a good sense of humour too and is not above making a joke at his own expense.
Ryan is based on the Great Northern Railway Class N2.
Ryan is painted purple with white and gold lining. He has the letters "GNR" painted on his tanks in gold. The number "1014" is painted on his bunker in the same colour.
- Season 1 - Harvey's Goods Train (cameo), The Lost Breakdown Train, Fergus and the Small Engines (cameo), and Gordon, Spencer and the Flying Scotsman
- Season 2 - Disappearing Diesel, Oliver and the Slip Coaches, and Timothy and the Aquarium
- Season 3 - Bad for My Swerves!
- In the original script of Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, Ryan was portrayed as being "overconfident and dismissive", as compared to his final portrayal. All merchandise descriptions of him mention this personality.
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