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Nia is an upcoming character. She is an African tank engine who befriends Thomas during his journey around the world.

Bio

Nia, an engine from Kenya, will make her debut in the movie “Big World! Big Adventures!” Nia’s name means “purpose” in Swahili.

Persona

Nia is an adventurous and fun engine who teaches Thomas about friendship.

Basis

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. They were later operated by the East African Railways and were reclassified as part of the EAR 11 class.

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


Livery

Nia is painted orange with yellow lining. She has yellow, green and red patterns painted along her tanks, dome and cylinders, and her footplate is painted red. Her name and number are painted on the sides of her tanks and cab respectively in yellow.


Appearances

Total Appearances

NIA - TOTAL APPEARANCES
Season 10 - Speaking Roles: 1 - Non Speaking Roles: 0 - Cameos: 0 - Mentions: 0 - Possible Appearances: {{{6}}}
Around the World - Speaking Roles: 6 - Non Speaking Roles: 0 - Cameos: 0 - Mentions: 0 - Possible Appearances:
Friendly Faces Around Sodor - Speaking Roles: 1 - Non Speaking Roles: 0 - Cameos: 0 - Mentions: 0 - Possible Appearances: {{{6}}}

Totals

  • Speaking Roles: 8
  • Non-Speaking Roles: 0
  • Cameos: 0
  • Mentions: 0