Patriot was rather pompous, conceited, and single minded. He made fun of Adam when he shunted Patriot's coaches. But because Patriot couldn't get up steam, Adam took his train. Later after hearing about Adam's crash, Patriot now feels bad for what he said and took what was left of the train to the UK.
He is an LMS Patriot 4-6-0, to which he owes his name.