Gina is a stylish Italian tank engine who participated in the Shunting Challenge at The Great Railway Show.
Gina, along with the other international engines, accidentally arrived on Sodor when the ferry they were traveling on stopped at Sodor instead of the Mainland. After the engines realised their mistake, Gina ordered the engines back onto the ship. She was also the first to notice that one of the international engines, Ashima, was missing from the ship.
After the Great Railway Show ended, Gina left the Mainland and returned to Italy.
Sweet and stylish, Gina can match the boys pound for pound when it comes to shunting trucks in the yard.
Gina is based on the Ferrovie Nord Milano 200 0-4-0T. Those engines were ordered by the Società Ferrovie Del Ticino (SFT) and built by Coulliet, a Belgian locomotive builder, for use on the Como-Varese-Laveno and Saronno-Malnate routes. Seven engines were built by Coulliet, and numbered from 200 to 206. In 1888, the two routes were acquired by the Ferrovie Nord Milano, and the engines become part of the railway, being re-numbered 201 to 207 (subsequently re-numbered again as 200-01 to 200-07). They were used for local service and slowly relegated to menial tasks with the arrival of more powerful engines and, from the 1920s, electrification. In the mid-1930s, they were used only for shunting, especially at Milano Cadorna station, and were finally withdrawn in the 1960s. In 1974, engine 200-05 was restored and used on heritage trains and now is the second oldest operating engine in Europe. Another engine, numbered 200-02 has been plinthed at Saronno, but it is actually 200-04.
Gina's livery comes from her basis. She is painted green with a black boiler, gold lining, and red wheels. She has her name written in white lettering on her nameplates.
Gina was also featured in a Meet the Contenders segment.
- Gina's whistle is actually Rheneas' at one half-step higher in pitch.
- "Everybody back on the ship!"
- Gina ordering the International engines onto the ship, The Great Race.
- "Is-a somebody missin'?"
- When Gina realises Ashima is missing, The Great Race.
- Gina informing the signalmen while competing in the shunting competition, The Great Race.
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