Axel is a streamlined Belgian engine who participated in the Great Railway Show. He competed in the Great Race.


Thomas & Friends

Axel was invited to join in the Great Railway Show, and he and the other engines who would be participating in the event were shipped to the Mainland on a ferry. When the ship accidentally stopped on Sodor by mistake, Axel led the international engines through Brendam Docks until they were stopped by the Dock Manager. Realizing his mistake, Axel led the engines back onto the ship.

At the Great Railway Show, Axel participated in the Great Race, and competed against Gordon, Flying Scotsman, Spencer and Etienne. However, he was behind most of the racers throughout the race, and finished third, losing to Spencer and Etienne. After the Great Railway Show ended, Axel left the Mainland and returned to Belgium. (TVS; The Great Race)

Personality and Traits

Axel is one of the most popular contenders at the Great Railway Show, with his good looks and charm winning him many fans. As a result, he appears to be slightly smug and self-centered.

Technical Details




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  • Axel uses Rheneas' whistle sound at a different pitch.



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