Eurostar is a famous international high-speed express train, connecting England of the United Kingdom with FranceBelgium and the Netherlands.

Thomas and Annie once met the high-speed train when they were on their way to the Queen's birthday celebrations in London. [1]

Technical Details

Basis

Eurostar is based on a British Rail (BR) Class 373 high-speed train. These engines were designed and built in France and are also known as a TransManche Super Train (TMST).

Livery

Eurostar is painted light and dark grey with gold lining. His rooftop is painted purple with red lining. His name (Eurostar) is also painted his sides in gold.

Appearance

Books

Trivia

  • Despite being an electric engine, in the book A Visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine, Eurostar lacks a pantograph and no overhead wires are visible to power the train.
  • A replica of Eurostar is currently on display at the National Railway Museum.
  • Eurostar, along with Kenji, the Japanese Engines, Settebello and Pip and Emma, are the only high speed trains to appear in the Thomas & Friends franchise.
  • Since he has barely any electric power, in the book A Visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine, Eurostar's appearance can be classified as a diesel engine or diesel electric rather than just electric, making this version of Eurostar inaccurate.

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