The Chinese Diesel is a large diesel engine who works on the Chinese Railway.
She later arrived with the breakdown cranes to help Nia back onto the rails after she was rescued by Thomas and Yong Bao from being lost in the Himalayas due to an avalanche.
During Thomas' later visit to China, she had a close encounter with a runaway waterwheel built from bamboo while she was working with The Male Breakdown Crane; he inadvertently caught the wheel and threw it across the Chinese countryside.
The Chinese Diesel is based on the Siemens Eurorunner. Originally built in Germany for export to Austria, some examples were used locally while others were built for export to Lithuania, Romania, the Czech Republic and China. The seven Chinese examples were for use in Hong Kong, where they were classified as the Series 8000.
The Chinese Diesel is painted black with red buffer beams and windows, with an orange coupling hook.
- Su-Lin Looi (UK/US)