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- “Alaric and Eric are seven and eight, they're nice quiet engines.”
- ―Ernest and Wilfred
The Railway Series
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.
Not much is known about Eric'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.
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.
- Like the other mountain engines, Eric is equipped with a face at each end.