Yong Bao is an Chinese engine that will be introduced in The Great Race. He is a contender in the Best Decorated Engine Parade.
Yong Bao is a kind and faithful tender engine from China, who pulls passenger coaches. He may not be the biggest tender engine or the strongest, but he once cleverly diverted an accident saving hundreds of passengers. Yong Bao was decorated for his bravery and painted bright red, which is a color that symbolizes celebration and happiness. Painted on his tender is a tiger which incites a sense of awe and admiration. Like Yong Bao, the tiger is full of life and embodies the spirit of being driven to achieve and make progress. These qualities make Yong Bao a Really Useful Engine.
Yong Bao is based on a Chinese Railways RM class 4-6-2 Pacific, which were built by CSR Sifang Co Ltd between 1958 and 1966.
Yong Bao is painted red with yellow lining on his smoke deflectors and boiler. His running board and bufferbeam are both painted green, and he bears a dragon-like design in front of his funnel and a tiger design on his tender.
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