James is a bright red engine. He's the number 5 red engine. He was released in 2002.
- He is lacking detail on his handrail, cab, and on the front of his tender.
- There were two versions of James' standard model. One had grey wheels with a yellow #5 and the other had black wheels and a gold number. If James was in a multi-car pack or playset, it was the latter variant.