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Noor Jehan is an Indian diesel engine. She is known for taking visitors on a Tiger Safari, in a set of Express coaches painted in her livery.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Noor Jehan first appeared when she distracted Rajiv while he was boasting to Thomas, and she reminded him that having a crown doesn't make him royalty.

She was later seen being prepared for the shooting of a Bollywood movie.

Ashima told Thomas about her luxury tiger safari train and how popular it is.

Stories From Sodor

Like in the television series, Noor Jehan first appeared when she distracted Rajiv while he was boasting to Thomas, and she reminded him that having a crown doesn't make him royalty[1]. She was later seen being prepared for the shooting of a Bollywood movie[2]. Ashima told Thomas about her luxury tiger safari train and how popular it is[3].

Later, when Rajiv was boasting to Jacob, Noor Jehan distracted Rajiv and reminded him that having a crown doesn't make him royalty[4].

Personality

Unlike Rajiv, Noor Jehan doesn't act conceited due to her fancy appearance, and berates the former for his pompous attitude.

Basis

Noor Jehan is based on the Indian Railways WDM-2 class. Introduced in 1962, this class has gone on to become the workhorse of the Indian Railways, with over 2 800 examples built. Eight locomotives have also been sold to Sri Lanka.

Livery

Noor Jehan is painted cream with red lining and purple, lavender and sky blue stripes. Her top is painted purple, her buffer beam is maroon, and her buffers are silver with black shanks.

Trivia

  • Her name means "light of the world", which coincidentally was also the name of a former Indian queen.
  • Her livery is based on the Palace On Wheels, a luxury tourist train operated by Indian Railways.

References


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