Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

Fernando is a teal diesel who works on a railway in Brazil.


Thomas & Friends

Fernando was first seen at Guanabara Bay when Sir Topham Hatt was looking for Thomas. He told him that he saw the tank engine taking coffee to San Francisco. He then proceeded to dance along to the music after Topham was dragged away by a group of people taking part in the carnival.

Fernando was seen pulling a train through the docks as Thomas, Raul, Gabriela and Cassia were playing with a beach ball. Raul proceeded to send the ball flying into one of his trucks.

Thomas encountered Fernando when he was delivering machine parts. The diesel complimented Thomas on the sounds that his moving parts were making, saying that he had a good rhythm going and suggested that he go to the carnival.


Fernando is very polite and tries to be helpful to anyone he meets. He seems to have a habit of pointing out when someone repeats him, and will say "That's what I just said!" whenever they do so.

Technical Details


Fernando is based on a British Rail (BR) Class 08 diesel-electric shunter. In the real world, BR Class 08s were in fact the most successful shunting engines in the world with 996 of them built. Over seventy of them are preserved by heritage railways, such as the Dean Forest Railway and museums, such as the National Railway Museum. Around one-hundred BR Class 08s also remain in service on the national rail network.

Diesel, 'Arry, BertSplatter, Dodge, Paxton, Sidney, Ulli and the Mainland Diesels are also based on BR Class 08s along with the international orange, blue and Chinese diesels. Two BR Class 08s also appear in the Railway Series.


Fernando is painted teal and light grey with teal straps across the top of his bonnet. He has red wheels, a red headlamp and black and yellow hazard stripes on his front.


Voice Actors

Audio Files


In Thomas and Friends: Adventures, Fernando reuses and shares Flynn's horn.

First used Last used Sound Effect
Thomas & Friends: Adventures! Thomas & Friends: Adventures!

In Series 24 only, Fernando has a lower-pitched version of Max and Monty's original horns.

First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 24 Active



Thomas & Friends

CGI Series


Behind the Scenes

International Characters

* RWS only | ** T&F only | ✦ Changed location