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"This little steam engine certainly packs a punch, he's incredibly strong for such a small light engine!"
— The Announcer, Meet the Contenders

Raul

Raul
  • Number: 166
  • Designer: Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd.
  • Builder: Sentinel Waggon Works
  • Built: 1931
  • Configuration: 0-4-0VBT
  • Top Speed: 20 mph

Raul is a feisty Brazilian vertical-boiler tank engine who participated in the Shunting Challenge at The Great Railway Show at least twice and was a former champion.

Bio

Raul participated in the Great Railway Show's Shunting Challenge at least twice and won the championship at least once.

Once when he was being carried from Brazil to compete in England via a rail ferry, he accidentally arrived on the Island of Sodor when it made a wrong stop. Raul promptly backed onto the ferry, but not before Thomas corned him and attempted to start a conversation with him until being bumped out of the way by Vinnie.

At the show, Raul participated in the Shunting Challenge alongside Ivan, Gina, Ashima and Thomas, but ended up losing the event after championships were awarded to Thomas and Ashima. Raul later returned home with the other international engines.

Persona

Raul is a feisty little tank engine from sunny Brazil who is an eager competitor.

Basis

Raul is based on a series of three vertical-boilered steam locomotives built by Sentinel in 1931 for the São Paulo Railway. The real engine carrying his number was in service at the Amsted Maxion railway equipment factory in Cruzeiro, Brazil from 1959 until October 2014. In 2015, it and classmate 167 were preserved by the ABPF; the third engine, 168, had been scrapped decades before. Their withdrawal marked the end of the commercial use of steam locomotives in Brazil. 166 is currently dismantled and undergoing restoration.

His basis is built to run on broad gauge rails, whereas Raul is standard gauge.

Livery

Raul is painted yellow with blue and green lining. He has yellow and black hazard stripes painted across his running board and bufferbeams, and his buffers are silver. He also bears his number, 166, on the side of his cab in white, surrounded by a blue diamond.

Appearances

Television Series

Specials:

Raul was also featured in a Meet the Contenders segment.

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • Raul is painted in the colours of the Brazilian flag.
  • Raul's promotional video incorrectly states that he is based off of the Two-Engined Sentinel 7109. This engine was originally the inspiration for Logan's number.
  • Raul has been partially modified to work on British railways: he has been given buffers and chain couplings. He has also been given a lamp.
  • Even though his wheels are grey, his merchandise wheels are green.
  • His whistle in The Great Race is actually Rheneas' at two half-step higher in pitch, while in the app Magical Tracks, his whistle is Spencer's a lower pitch.

Quotes

"Back up, back up!"

- Raul ordering the engines back on to the ship, The Great Race.

"Points!"

- Raul shouting to the signalman, The Great Race.

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