Glynn was the original number one engine on the North Western Railway and used to work on the Ffarquhar Branch line with the other "Coffee Pots." By the time Thomas had arrived, Glynn was the only Coffee Pot engine remaining and had been left rusting on a siding at Ffarquhar station. After a chance meeting with Thomas, Glynn saw that Thomas was the new number one and asked him to look after the branch line and wear the number one with pride. Many years later, Glynn was rediscovered and introduced to the Earl of Sodor, who eagerly agreed to have Glynn restored and brought to his estate. Glynn now works happily with Millie and Stephen taking visitors on tours around Ulfstead Castle, the Earl's Estate, and the Dinosaur Park.