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Shankar is an upcoming character. He is a diesel shunter who works at a yard in India.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Shankar is first seen working in a shunting yard as Thomas and Nia are heading to Sodor. He later brings Thomas some trucks to pull during his visit, with the former thinking he was an elephant at first.

Thomas later meets Shankar after daydreaming about tigers, Shankar then talks about how he feels sorry for the tigers having their peace disturbed by the tourists, he later appears when Thomas spots a tiger, honking his horn to scare it off, he then explains to Thomas that the tigers are rare and endangered due to hunters. Rajiv then shows up with two men claiming to be there so they can spot a tiger, but Shankar notices that they have a cage with them for capturing one instead. He and Thomas devise a plan to stop the hunters, which involves Shankar pretending to be a tiger to lure the men into a trap. After the hunters are arrested, Shankar returns to his work but not without passing a tiger.

Stories From Sodor

International Friends Near and Far

Like in the television series, Thomas met Shankar after daydreaming about tigers, Shankar then talked about how he feels sorry for the tigers having their peace disturbed by the tourists, he later appeared when Thomas spotted a tiger, and honked his horn to scare it off, he then explained to Thomas that the tigers are rare and endangered due to hunters. Rajiv then showed up with two men claiming to be there so they can spot a tiger, but Shankar noticed that they had a cage with them for capturing one instead. He and Thomas devised a plan to stop the hunters, which involved Shankar pretending to be a tiger to lure the men into a trap. After the hunters were arrested, Shankar returned to his work but not without passing a tiger[1].

Later on, Jacob came to visit India. While he was there, he and Shankar bonded over their love of animals[2].

Personality

Shankar is wise and incredibly sympathetic, but also serious and blunt, always straight to the point. If a plan is there to set things right, you can definitely count on him if he's in it.

Basis

Shankar is based on a TGM23 class diesel shunter from Russia. He has been regauged from "Russian" broad gauge to standard gauge. Ivan is another member of this class.

Livery

Shankar is painted orange and brown with a white stripe down his side. His running board is painted brown, and his handrails are painted gold.

Trivia

  • He uses a recoloured version of Ivan’s model.

References


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