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Wilfred

Number:

3

Based on:

Wyddfa from the Snowdon Mountain Railway

Builder:

Winterthur

Configuration:

0-4-2

Wilfred 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

Wilfred was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland, in 1900. Soon afterwards, he arrived on Sodor during the opening of the Culdee Fell Railway.

When Culdee returned from an overhaul, Wilfred and Ernest informed him about changes that happened to the railway. Later, Wilfred and his coach were later delayed at the Summit after Lord Harry (Now Patrick) derailed at the points. Culdee and Wilfred teased him for being a "wreck".

According to Sodor: Reading Between the Lines, he and Ernest were superseded by the more modern Nos. 6-8 in 1964.

Persona

Wilfred is a kind old mountain engine. A hard worker, he is very cautious and gets upset at the carelessness of the other engines. He is known as the musical engine by the other mountain engines because he loves to whistle as he ascends and descends the steep hills.

Strangely, Sudrian Stories almost completely retcons his past persona. Albeit still a cautious and hard-working engine, Wilfred is quite tough and powerful, despite his age. He is always willing to stand up to anyone who questions him, and he is quick to anger, thus Ernest is often left calming him. While not as intelligent as Ernest and Culdee, Wilfred is still sharp, but whatever you do, don't call him old.

Basis

Wilfred is based on the Snowdon Mountain Railway's Wyddfa.

Livery

Wilfred is painted purple with orange lining. The number "3" 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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