On Thomas' travels, he meet two high-speed Japanese Engines in Japan.
Thomas fist encountered one of the engines when passed back very quickly twice while picking up some passengers. He was puzzled why the engine didn't say hello. Thomas later met the one engine and another at a crossing when it was blocked due to a broken down lorry. Thankfully, Thomas' passengers helped out and the two engines let Thomas go through first, but not without saying "Konichiwa" at Thomas. Thomas then whistles them back.
The Japanese Engines are based on early 485 series electric multiple units, built by a number of manufacturers and introduced by Japanese National Railways in 1968. While their basis is cape gauge, they appear to be standard gauge.
They are cream with red window surrounds, red around their lamps and red buffer beams.
- Despite being electric locomotives, they lack a cantanary and no overhead wires are visible to power them. Settebello has the same problem.
|World Tour Engines|
|The Australian Engine • Marshall • Rajinda • Coran • Nuria • Yen|
|Settebello • The Japanese Engines|