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“Alaric and Eric are seven and eight, they're nice quiet engines.”
―Ernest and Wilfred[src]

Alaric is a narrow gauge mountain-climbing engine working on the Culdee Fell Railway. Like the other mountain engines, he has his own coach used for passenger services.

Biography

The Railway Series

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

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

Personality

Not much is known about Alaric's personality, though he is described as being nice and quiet. It can also be assumed that he is careful and cautious like the other mountain engines.

Technical Details

Basis

Alaric is based on No. 7 Ralph, an engine who worked on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, he was originally called "Aylwin" when built in 1923 and was renamed "Ralph Sadler", before it was shortened to "Ralph". "Ralph" was withdrawn in 1990, and is unlikely to return to service.

Livery

Alaric is painted purple with orange lining. The number "7" 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

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Books

Trivia

  • Like the other mountain engines, Alaric is equipped with a face at each end.

Gallery