John is Thomas The Tank Engine's brother. He is based on a Billington E2-Class 0-6-0T locomotive. John is older than his brother and wiser. Hiro helped him off the ship when John first arrived on Sodor. He is nearly identical to Thomas, because of the fact that he has the same livery. He has a number 01 on his sides. On his face, he wears spectacles. He also has a faint beard.