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Noor Jehan is an Indian diesel engine. She is known for taking visitors on a Tiger Safari, in a set of Express coaches painted in her livery.


Thomas & Friends

Noor Jehan first appeared when she distracted Rajiv while he was boasting to Thomas, she reminded him that having a crown does not make him royalty.

She was later seen being prepared for the shooting of a Bollywood movie.

Ashima told Thomas about her luxury tiger safari train and how popular it is.


Unlike Rajiv, Noor Jehan does not let her decorative looks go to her head, and berates the former for his pompous attitude. She is also calm and down-to-earth. She is also a kind and loyal diesel locomotive. However, she can be serious about Thomas making mistakes by not seeking help when he indirectly caused confusion and delay.

Technical Details


Noor Jehan is based on the Indian Railways WDM-2 class. Introduced in 1962, this class has gone on to become the workhorse of the Indian Railways, with over 2 800 examples built. Eight locomotives have also been sold to Sri Lanka.


Noor Jehan is painted cream with red, purple, lavender and sky blue patterns. Her roof is painted purple, her buffer beam is maroon, and her buffers are silver with black shanks.


Voice Actors

Audio Files


First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 22 Active
Ivan Noor Jehan and Butch's Horn


  • Her name means "light of the world", which coincidentally was also the name of a former Indian queen.
  • Unlike her basis, her livery is based on the Palace On Wheels, a luxury tourist train operated by Indian Railways.
    • In addition to this, her decorative tinsel is based on the decorations worn by WDM-2B No.16631 during service as the locomotive for the Palace On Wheels.
    • She has also been scaled down from her basis to standard gauge, but as a result, her cab and cab doors are too small for her crew to fit in comfortably. This is most noticeable in Thomas Goes to Bollywood, where a human is seen to be too tall to fit through her cab door.



International Characters

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