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Gabriela is a tank engine who works at Guanabara Bay in Brazil. She is good friends with Cassia.


Thomas & Friends

Gabriela befriended Thomas on his adventures in Brazil. She was a good friend to him in that time as she helped translate Brazilian phrases that Thomas didn't understand. She taught Thomas about Brazilian culture and music, and introduced him to Gustavo. She also reintroduced him to Raul, and joined in a game of ball with Raul, Thomas, and Cassia.


Gabriela is a fast-talking, fun-loving engine, who enjoys sharing her knowledge about the culture and railways of Brazil. She became friends with Thomas while he as working in Brazil. She is very passionate about her home country and especially enjoys carnival time. Gabriela is always cheerful and is a great friend to know when traveling through Brazil.

Technical Details


Gabriela is based on Baroneza II. Gabriela has also been modified slightly from her basis, including the addition of buffers and screw-link couplers.


Gabriela is painted teal and black with red and gold lining. Her name is painted in gold on her side tanks. Her wheels are also black with white rims, her funnel brim and whistle are painted bronze, and her cylinders are gold, while her coupling rods are red.


Official Description

From Official Media:[1]

Gabriela: Gabriela works at Guanabara Bay in Brazil. She is a fast-talking, fun-loving engine who loves to gossip! She knows a lot about the Brazilian railway and loves to share that knowledge with new friends. With all her local knowledge, Gabriela is the perfect friend to have by your side when travelling to Brazil. When Thomas travelled to Brazil, Gabriela befriended him and taught him all about her language and local music.

Audio Files


First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 23 Active


  • Gabriela is the only Brazilian engine character to appear and speak in all of the episodes set in Brazil.
  • Gabriela is the first new character since Ryan to have a grey running board.
  • Gabriela has been partially modified from her basis, as her side-tanks, cab and windows are thinner than her basis, and she has been fitted with buffers and screw-link couplings, allowing her to work with British rolling stock.

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International Characters

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