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The Australian Engine
  • Class: SAR 400 Class
  • Builder: Société Franco-Belge de Matériel de Chemins de Fer, Raismes, France under licence from Beyer, Peacock & Co.
  • Configuration: 4-8-2+2-8-4
  • Built: sometime between 1952 and 1953

When Thomas arrives in Alice Springs, he hears an Australian engine blowing her horn loudly. She only appears in the Thomas' YouTube World Tour short, Thomas Crosses Australia.


The Australian Engine is a member of the Garratt SAR 400 4-8-2+2-8-4 Class.


She is painted black with a red bufferbeam.




  • Although she is a steam engine, she has a horn, which is identical to Mavis'.
  • She is the first cape gauge engine and the first Garrat to be introduced into the franchise.


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