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

Alaric

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

Alaric 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

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

Basis

Alaric is based on 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 "Ralph" was withdrawn in 1990, and is unlikely to return to service.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

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Gallery

Culdee Fell Railway
GodredErnestWilfredCuldeeShane DooineyPatrickAlaricEric

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