Stefano is a large amphibious cargo ship from Italy.
Stefano first met Thomas when he came to pick up some cargo for the Museum of Archeology and surprised him with his classic landing trick. He the explained to him the story of the Lost Engine prompting Thomas to seek him out in an old mine.
Stefano later met up with Thomas and Gina again, bringing with him the Sodor Construction Company to help out Ester. Later on while he was travelling along the coast, he came across Beppe, along side with Lorenzo and Thomas, hanging off the edge of a cliff and lifted them onto his deck to take them to dry land
When Thomas lost his voice after trying to perform opera, he had to signal with his whistle to tell Stefano to wait for Gina.
Stefano is a huge amphibious vehicle who can transport engines and other vehicles around the world. He is a bit of showboat and loves to wow people with his amphibious ability, and revels in their surprise. He is a confident performer and raconteur who likes to tell stories and see himself as a boat of the world. Stefano can be quite charming and gentle and is not really as full of himself as his pompous manner might suggest. There is a genuine warmth to his larger-than-life, friendly personality, and he truly cares about others.
Stefano is based on a LARC-LX
Stefano is painted red with a black roof and black treads. His digger arm, shovel, drill, and clamp are painted yellow, his winch being maroon and grey.
- Antonio Magro (UK/US)
Thomas and Friends
- Stefano is one of the largest characters ever introduced.
- His render appears to have been modelled at a smaller scale and then upscaled, as his wheels have 6 large lugnuts instead of multiple smaller lugnuts.