The Rail Ferry is a ship that appears in The Great Race, where it brought the international engines to Sodor by mistake. When the international engines saw they were on Sodor instead of the Mainland where The Great Railway Show was to take place and starring them, they reversed back onto the ferry and it took them there.
BasisThe Rail Ferry is based on Harwich Rail Ferries Nos.1-3, which were designed by W.G. Armstrong-Whitworth and built in 1924 to ferry goods from Zebrugge in Belgium to Harwich in the United Kingdom.
The Rail Ferry has a white superstructure with a dark blue and red hull, with a white line between the two colours.