FANDOM


Main Page

“Like I said friend, we get a lot of engines coming and going. Bridlington is a very busy goods yard!”
―One of the diesels to James, Journey Beyond Sodor


The Mainland Diesels are a group of diesel shunters who live and work on the Mainland at the Great Railway Show Yard and the Bridlington Goods Yard. One of them is named Ulli.

Bio

During The Great Railway Show, these diesels were seen shunting trucks around the yard for the contestants; such as the heavy train for the Strength Competition. Three of them watched the Shunting Competition.

When James went to Bridlington to search for Thomas, he bumped into one of the diesels and asked him if he had seen the tank engine, who replied he could not remember. When James provided more details, the diesel asked another diesel, Ulli, if he had seen Thomas, who replied "Nope". The diesel then explained that Bridlington was a busy goods yard and left. After finding out from Thomas' trucks that he was at the Steelworks, James tried to ask the diesel if he knew where it was, only to be ignored.

One of these diesels lived in China. When Yong Bao was about to tell Thomas about his special, a Chinese diesel zoomed by, making it hard for Thomas to hear Yong Bao.

Basis

The Mainland Diesels are based on the BR Class 08. Over seventy members of this class survive today in preservation, while around 100 remain in service on the national rail network. They were in fact the most successful shunting engines in the world, with 996 of them built. Diesel, 'Arry and Bert, Splatter and Dodge, Paxton, Sidney and the Diesel Shunter are also based off of this engine.

Livery

The diesel shunters are all painted in a livery similar to the EWS orange-red and yellow livery. They have black and yellow hazard stripes painted on their fronts, white ladders, yellow counterweights and red buffers.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

They will appear in the twenty-second season.

Specials:

Music Videos

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • Ulli is the only known diesel shunter to be named.
  • The diesel shunters all appear to have faces similar to Paxton, Sidney and Diesel (with minor modifications). One of the diesels also appears to have a face similar in appearance to Diesel's original face from the Thomas and the Stinky Cheese CGI test episode.

References



* RWS only | ** T&F only
International Characters

* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Moved location

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.