Ashima from Thomas & Friends



Meet Ashima, the lively engine from India!

Ashima is a bright and colorful tank engine who works on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. She's a popular character among Thomas & Friends fans, known for her positive attitude and cultural background. Ashima is a brightly painted pink engine who fearlessly tackles the steep inclines of her mountainous railway line. She exudes confidence and a limitless spirit, which is reflected in her name. During the Great Railway Show, Ashima became very close friends with none other than the iconic blue engine, Thomas. Their bond has only grown stronger over time, making Ashima an endearing and memorable character in the world of Thomas & FriendsAre there other trains from India? Yes, Rajiv.

All About Ashima

  • First Appearance: Ashima first appeared in the 2018 special episode "The Great Race."
  • Personality: Ashima is optimistic, helpful, and very proud of her Indian heritage. She enjoys sharing her home country's sights and sounds with other engines.
  • Abilities: Ashima is strong and reliable, capable of handling challenging terrain and steep inclines on the mountain railway.
  • Relationships: Ashima is good friends with Thomas the Tank Engine. She has also interacted with characters like Rajiv and Yong Bao.
  • Fun Fact: Ashima's tender is decorated with a golden tiger, a nod to India's national animal.

Here are some additional details you might find interesting:

  • Ashima's voice actress in the UK version of the show is Tina Desai.
  • She's a helpful and encouraging friend, as seen in the episode "Global Friends!" where she helps Thomas see the value of being himself.
  • Ashima's design is based on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway locomotives, known for their unique rack and pinion system that allows them to climb steep inclines.

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