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"I'm helpful, I'm strong, I get the job done!"
— Action Chugger's catchphrase

Action Chugger is a super jet-powered chugger who lives in the distant suburbs of Chuggington. He is a movie actor and part time rescuer.

Biography

In his first appearance, Action Chugger surprised the trainees at the Countryside Drive-in after the three had completed an sign-reading test. Soon afterwards, Action Chugger would take Zephie to said Drive-In for an interview about a mobile rail vehicle made by Morgan, but accidentally crushed it upon arrival; despite this, Zephie having a ride with Action Chugger would make headlines on its own. Action Chugger took the King of Buffertonia to Safari Park after Old Puffer Pete became caught up in a rock landslide; additionally, he would teach a lesson about rescuing to the trainees- and later that day, he would rescue Wilson after he used one of the jet packs to have a go at flying.

Some time later, Action Chugger would break down along the blue line after getting a branch stuck in one of his jets; luckily, Brewster, who was on recycling duty at the time managed to get him back on the rails. Around this time, Action Chugger also rescued Wilson from a snowdrift, brought Hodge into space to fix the satellite that he had tipped over, and fall victim to Dr. Ling's soap that hardened when it dried.

Action Chugger would also put on a disguise as a regular chugger for one of his films (with his lack of knowledge causing him to be trapped in a rock landslide at the Loading Yard), host the Iron Chuggers competition between the steam team and the Chuggineers, and finally recruit Brewster and Zephie as his part-time sidekicks. The trainees would also attempt to give Action Chugger a day off as requested by Mayor Pullman, but after a couple of mishaps having to do with Zack and an overpowered motor, the trainees learnt that rescuing is what makes Action Chugger feel relaxed.

Personality

Despite his fame, Action Chugger never lets his popularity get to him. He believes in sticking to promises, being honest, and keeping the public safe. While Action Chugger is not very social to others, he is polite and is willing to do odd jobs when he has the time. Even if he is kind, Action Chugger can discipline others and isn't afraid to tell them off when necessary. In all, Action Chugger always puts others before himself and believes that the most important thing in working is getting the job done.

Technical Details

Possible Basis

Action Chugger is of a mostly freelance design, although he does seem to loosely resemble an FS E.414 locomotive as well as a German ICE high speed train. His overall shape, as well as the use of jet engines, is very reminiscent of the Bombardier "JetTrain" locomotive that was demonstrated between 2000 and 2003 in the USA and Canada.

Livery

Action Chugger is painted peach-yellow with rich brown highlights. He has a black-tinted visor as well as wheel trucks and windows with silver frames. In Undercover Action Chugger, Action Chugger would be painted olive green.

Appearances

Chuggington

Specials

Chuggington: Badge Quest

Discover Chuggington: All Aboard!

Audio Files

Horn

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Iron Chuggers Active
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Chuggington: Traintastic Adventures Chuggington: Traintastic Adventures
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Chuggington.com 2016 Kids' Site Chuggington.com 2016 Kid's Site

Trivia

  • Action Chugger stars in Action Chugger Movies.
  • Action Chugger is nicknamed "AC" by his film crew.
  • His catchphrase is "Chugtastic!"
  • In German, he is called "Super-Lok" (lit: "Super-Locomotive"), in Hebrew: גיבור הקטרים (Gibor haKatarim; "Hero of the Locomotives", in Czech and Russia he called like "Super Train": cz "Supervlak", ru "Супер поезд", in Polish: "Superciuchcia" ("Super Engine"), and in Korean: "슈퍼 제트" ("Super Jet").
  • He is often admired by Brewster.
  • He has a visor that covers his eyes at all times.
  • He refers to everyone else as "citizens".
  • As well as flying in the sky, he can run at very high speeds on the ground and has a hover engine to levitate a few meters, and can even fly backwards slowly.
  • All of his merchandise features wings that can fold in and out.
  • He sometimes talks in the third person when he announces somebody needs him (which he can detect), or is emphasising how invincible/amazing he is.
  • His height is shortened in most merchandise, as it is assumed that he will be played with in play sets with his wings out.

Merchandise

Chuggers

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