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Ernest
  • Number: CFR 2
  • Builder: Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works
  • Built: circa 1895
  • Arrived on Sodor: 1900
  • Gauge: 2ft 7 1⁄2in
  • Configuration: 0-4-2RT

Ernest is the second mountain engine on the Culdee Fell Railway. Like most of the other mountain engines, he has his own coach used for passenger services.

Bio

Ernest was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland, in 1895. In 1900, he arrived on Sodor.

When Culdee returned from the works in Switzerland, Ernest and Wilfred informed him about the changes that happened to the railway.

Persona

It is implied that Ernest is an old and wise mountain engine.

Basis

Ernest is based on the Snowdon Mountain Railway's Enid.

Livery

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

Appearance

Railway Series

Ernest also appeared in the Railway Series: Surprise Packet and the Famous Engines activity books.

Quotes

Later, Culdee met two old friends. Ernest, number two, and Wilfred, number three.
After some happy gossip, Culdee asked. "Who is Lord Harry?"
"He's one of the new engines," they said, "who came while you were away; he's number six. Alaric and Eric are seven and eight, they're nice quiet engines, but old Harry's a terror!"

- Ernest and Wilfred talking about the new engines, Danger Points, Mountain Engines.

Gallery

Culdee Fell Railway
GodredErnestWilfredCuldeeShane DooineyLord Harry/6/PatrickAlaricEric

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