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Eric

Number:

8

Based on:

Eryri from the Snowdon Mountain Railway

Builder:

Winterthur

Configuration:

0-4-2

Eric is a mountain engine on the Culdee Fell Railway. Like most of the other mountain engines, he has his own coach used for passenger services.

Bio

Eric was the last engine to be ordered by the Culdee Fell Railway and he was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland, in 1962 to a "super-heat" design. He arrived on Sodor in time to help ease the strain of the last two months of the season.

Eric later was mentioned in a conversation between Culdee, Wilfred, and Ernest. According to them, Eric is "nice and quiet".

Persona

Eric never spoke in the Railway Series, thus besides a few hints, Eric's personality is unknown.

In Sudrian Stories, the 'quiet' part of his personality is completely retconned. Eric is the youngest of all the Culdee Fell engines, thus the others often give him the treatment of him being young, despite only being a few months younger than Alaric. Eric has a great sense of humor, and keeps Ernest and Wilfred entertained when he has the chance by telling jokes and stories. Although a little ignorant at times, Eric is cautious, and he tries hard to please Mr. Walter Richards, no matter the weather.

Basis

Eric is based on Eryri, an engine who worked on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Eryri was withdrawn in 1992 and is unlikely to return to service.

Livery

Eric is painted purple with orange lining. The number "8" is painted on the sides and back of his cab in yellow and he has red nameplates, with his name in gold, on the sides of his tanks.

Appearances

He is set to appear in the second season of Sudrian Stories.

Adventures on Rails

Shorts

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