Nia is an Africian engine


Nia and her sister helped the others in the war in Africa. At some point between 1945 and 1958, Nia was scrapped on Sodor. It is currently unknown if her sister is still alive or not.

Personality Edit

Nia is an adventurous and fun engine who teaches others about friendship and new things. Whether she is in her homeland of Africa or travelling around the world, Nia is positive, kind hearted and thoughtful. Her eagerness to help can sometimes irritate her friends, but her truthfulness and kind heart always win them over. She is a good problem solver.

Technical Details Edit

Basis Edit

Nia is based on the KUR ED1 class, a class of 2-6-2 tank locomotive built by Vulcan Foundry for the Kenya-Uganda Railway between 1926 and 1930. Primarily used for shunting duties, they were also used to haul branch line trains. They were later operated by the East African Railways and were reclassified as part of the EAR 11 class. One member of this class, No. 327, has been preserved at the Nairobi Railway Museum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nia has been modified in order to work on British railways. Whereas her original basis was metre gauge, Nia is standard gauge and she has been given buffers and screwlink couplings in order to work with the other engines.

Livery Edit

Nia is painted orange with yellow lining. She has stripes with an African pattern consisting of red, yellow, green and purple painted along her tanks and dome, as well as green and yellow lining on her cylinders and green stripes on her brake pump and her footplate is painted red. Her name and the number "18" are painted on the sides of her tanks and cab respectively in yellow within black squares.


  • Nia has 10 wheels
  • Nia is the first female character to have earlier designs
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