The Flying Kipper
Henry on the Viaduct with the Flying Kipper
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Position Goods Train
Arrived on Sodor Unknown
Status Operational
Physical attributes

The Flying Kipper is a train that carries fish to locations across the Island of Sodor, until it reaches its destination at Barrow-in-Furness.


The run starts off at Tidmouth Harbour, and continues along the Main Line. Henry is usually the primary engine for this job.

First appearing in Identity, Henry thought that Alfred had stolen the Flying Kipper from him, but it was due to a misunderstanding. In First Impressions, Alfred took it again, as Henry derailed because Diesel had bumped the Troublesome Trucks through the buffers, causing the accident.

It was seen again in both Cold Wheels and Snowed In, as the train was delayed at Kellsthorpe Road.

It has been mentioned more frequently in Sodor: The Modern Years as, during night scenes, Henry is usually seen leaving the sheds to take the train.