Ivan is a Russian diesel shunter who participated in the Great Railway Show. He competed in the shunting challenge.


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In one of the previous Great Railway Shows, Ivan took part in the shunting challenge. He was close to breaking a new record in the competition, but came in second place. [1]

Ivan was invited to take part in the Great Railway Show once more, and he and the other international engines were shipped to the Mainland on a ferry, which made an accidental stop on Sodor during the voyage.

Ivan competed in the shunting challenge, competing against Ashima, Thomas, Gina and Raul, but he ended up losing the race to both Ashima and Thomas. After the Great Railway Show ended, Ivan left the Mainland and returned to Russia. (TVS; The Great Race)

Personality and Traits

Not much is known about Ivan's personality. However, he is described as being a charismatic and comedic engine, despite his mean-looking appearance.

Technical Details


Ivan is based on a TGM23 diesel shunter. He is partially modified for use on British railways, and is given buffers and screwlink couplings.


Ivan is painted dark blue and red with white lining. His running board is painted yellow, and the sides of his bufferbeams are painted in black and yellow hazard stripes, while the rest of his bufferbeam is black. His name is written on the sides of his cab in white writing, and he has black wheels with blue counterweights and white rims.


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