Eric is a mountain engine. He is the number 8 engine on the Culdee Fell Railway.
Eric was the last engine to be ordered by the Culdee Fell Railway and he was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland, in 1962 to a "super-heat" design. He arrived on Sodor in time to help ease the strain of the last two months of the season. He is described as being as being nice and quiet.