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Eric is a narrow gauge mountain-climbing engine working on the Culdee Fell Railway. Like the other mountain engines, he has his own coach used for passenger services.


The Railway Series

Eric was the last engine to be ordered by the Culdee Fell Railway and he was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland, in 1962 to a "super-heat" design. He arrived on Sodor in time to help ease the strain of the last two months of the season.


Not much is known about Eric's personality but according to Culdee, Wilfred, and Ernest, Eric is "nice and quiet". It can also be assumed that he is careful and cautious like the other mountain engines.

Technical Details


Eric is based on No. 8 Eryri, an engine who worked on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Eryri was withdrawn in 1992 and is unlikely to return to service.


Eric is painted purple with orange lining. The number "8" is painted on the sides and back of his cab in yellow and he has red nameplates, with his name in gold, on the sides of his tanks.



  • Like the other Culdee Fell Railway engines, Eric is equipped with a face at each end.


The Railway Series



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