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|Derek the Paxman Diesel|
|Designers||Sir Topham Hatt I and William Stainer|
|Date to Birth||February 24, 1951|
|Date to Death||October 10, 2008 (aged 57)|
|First Appearance||Double Teething Troubles|
|Voice Actors||Bob Golding (UK/USA)|
Derek (otherwise just known as Paxman) is a diesel who was brought to help Bill, Ben, and Boco at the china clay quarry when the work load was getting too high. Derek had "teething troubles", however, and was prone to overheating and exhaustion. He tried to bank Bill and Ben up a steep slope, but he ran hot again, and he had to be carried up the hill with their train. The Fat Controller sent Derek to the works to make him better. Bill and Ben decided that he was actually very nice, despite his teething troubles. ("Double Teething Troubles")
- Derek is actually his merchandising name. His name was never mentioned in the episode he was featured in.
- Derek appears to have stayed on the railway, albeit largely out of view. He has been spotted pulling a train up Gordon's Hill. (Calling All Engines!)
- Derek had not been seen since Calling All Engines. But according to Sodor Island Forums, Derek might return to the series.
- Derek is voiced by Bob Golding in both UK and US.
Behind the Scenes
According to David Maidment, Season 5's railway consultant, Derek's exploits are based on failed attempts to have D95xx Paxman diesels bank CI 37s and their trains to Ebbw Vale. The bankers would run hot halfway up, leaving the engine to carry its load and the banker up the slope. 
- Derek's theme is his theme from the Season 5 episode, Double Teething Troubles.
Counterparts (Thomas Version)
- Stewiacke or Scally - Theodore Tugboat
- Tiptup Sr. - Diddy Kong Racing/Banjo-Kazooie
- Lanky Kong - Super Mario Bros.
- Derek the Warthog, Silver the Hedgehog, Storm the Albatross, or Zomom - Sonic the Hedgehog; both share the same name
- Mr. Crazy Man - Animaniacs
- Mike - Arthur
- Brainy - Hey Arnold
- Larry - Kablam!/Life With Loopy
- Anchor - Finding Nemo
- Molt - A Bug's Life
- Kirk Van Houten - The Simpsons
- Cleveland Brown, Jr. - Family Guy/The Cleveland Show
- Kocoum - Pocahontas
- Torkoal - Pokemon
- Derek Bowman - Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London; both share the same name
- Bert Monkey - Noddy's Toyland Adventures
- Toa Tahu - Bionicle
- Rod "Torque" Redline or Francessco Bernoulli - Cars 2
- Samson - Camp Lazlo
- Dr. Brad Scott - Wreck-It Ralph
- Jacob Pnewmatic - Casey Jr. and Friends
- Snakeweed - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; both have the same color scheme
- Action Chugger - Chuggington
- Judge - Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
- Mr. Dude - Recess
- Doron - Kirby
Counterparts (Diesel of Sodor Version)
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