Lei is a Chinese goods van. He has four wheels and helps carry cargo.
Thomas & Friends
Lei was first seen as a runway screaming in terror, Yong Bao chased him with a plan to stop him safely, but Thomas charged into Lei before he could, flipping him over and causing him to lose two of his wheels. Despite this, Lei thanked Thomas and calls him a hero.
Lei was later used by Yong Bao to help teach Thomas tai chi, the plan involved Lei being sent towards Thomas so that he could stop the truck without derailing him. Lei was constantly knocked off the rails during the training, but Thomas improved over time and almost managed to successfully stop him, the engines were ready to continue, but a signalman set the points away from Yong Bao, causing Lei to become a runaway again when Thomas hit him.
Thomas chased Lei down the same line his crash occurred the day before, leading to Thomas planning to use Yong Bao's tactic to save him. Unfortunately, Lei hit a rock after switching tracks to get ahead and was sent flying onto the track in front of Thomas again, where Thomas eventually managed to get in front of him and slow down. Yong Bao congratulated Thomas for saving Lei and successfully mastering tai chi. Thomas said he can't wait to try it again, but Lei said that he prefers if they would.
Lei is based on a LNER 12 ton covered goods van.
Lei is painted magenta. His frames and roof are painted black, and his buffer beams are red.
- Windson Liong (UK/US)
- Paweł Ciołkosz (Poland)
- Roberto Cuevas (Latin America)
- Stefan Weißenburger (Germany)