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"Alaric and Eric are seven and eight, they're nice quiet engines."
— Ernest and Wilfred, Danger Points, Mountain Engines

  • Number: CFR 7
  • Built: 1962
  • Builder: Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works
  • Arrived on Sodor: May 1962
  • Gauge: 2ft 7 1⁄2in
  • Configuration: 0-4-2RT

Alaric is a mountain engine mentioned in a conversation between Ernest, Wilfred, and Culdee in Mountain Engines. According to them, Alaric is "nice and quiet".


Alaric was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1962 to a "super-heat" design. He arrived on Sodor in May allowing Shane Dooiney to be sent away for an overhaul.


Alaric is based on the Snowdon Mountain Railway's Ralph, who was originally called "Aylwin" when built in 1923 and renamed "Ralph Sadler", before it was shortened to "Ralph". "Ralph" is now taken out of service as of 2015. He is most likely scrapped and will not be rebuilt.


He is painted purple with orange lining. His number is painted on in yellow and he has red nameplates.


Railway Series

Magazine stories

Alaric also appeared in the following books: Thomas's ABC, Thomas's Book of Colours, the Railway Series: Surprise Packet, and the 1979 annual, representing the Mountain Engines.


Culdee Fell Railway
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