Edward is the No. 2 blue engine.He is one of the older and wiser engines on The Fat Controller's railway. Edward is kind and a good friend to everyone. When the other engines misbehave, it's Edward that The Fat Controller turns to in order to calm everyone down and restore order.
Edward did not have a number on his side in the first original stories. It was only after Book 6 in the Railway Series that Edward received his #2. Edward is based on a 4-4-0 locomotive.