Violet is a Gresley N2 who worked at King's Cross in 1948 and she was also The Unnamed N2's sister.
Violet was intended to be supportive, loving, loyal and wise.
Violet is based on a GNR Class N2 0-6-2T. Bulit in the GNR Railway just like Alf the J52
Violet is painted in BR mixed traffic black with extra white and red lining, in the LNER days, she was painted in mixed traffic black with red lining.
- Violet is named after Sir Nigel Gresley's daughter, Violet Gresley.
- According to Simon Martin, Violet was originally included in the original drafts of scripts for the episodes in the series. He recently confirmed on his blog that she was cut due to his poor voice acting.