Thomas The Tank Engine Series Wikia
"Ugh! Do I look like a Gordon? My name is Frieda."
— Frieda, The Great Race

  • Number: 409
  • Class: DB Class 10
  • Builder: Krupp
  • Built: 1957
  • Configuration: 4-6-2

Frieda is a German engine who participates in the Great Railway Show. She is a contender in the strongest engine competition.


Frieda was present when she and the other international engines accidentally arrived on Sodor instead of the Mainland. When she was brought to the Mainland, she competed in the strength competition alongside Henry, Hiro, Vinnie and Shane, but the winner of the competition was left unknown. When Thomas came to the Mainland to bring Gordon his safety valve, he mistook Frieda for Gordon. Frieda scoffed at this and puffed away.

After the Great Railway Show ended, Frieda left the Mainland and returned to Germany.


Frieda is a sleek blue streamlined engine from Germany. Beautiful and strong, Frieda will be entering the Strongest Engine race. She has come to show that girls like her do better than any of the boys.


Frieda is based on the DB Class 10. One of the two locomotives is preserved.


Frieda is painted blue with yellow and red lining and red wheels. She has her number, 409, painted on her tender in red, and the German flag painted on both the sides of her streamlined casing and tender.



Promotional videos:

  • Frieda's Freight


  • The German flag painted on Frieda's tender and streamlined casing is inaccurate to the real German flag; the red and black bands are swapped around. This problem is corrected on her Wooden Railway toy.
  • Her whistle sound is Hiro's at a lower pitch.
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