Ted is a vintage steam locomotive. He was built in September 1868 by the Schenectady Locomotive Works of New York, along with The Jupiter, Storm, Whirlwind, and Leviathan. He was then dismantled and and sent to the Central Pacific headquarters in Sacramento, then reassembled and commissioned into service on March 20, 1869. He continued in service for the Central Pacific. In 1891, the Southern Pacific, which acquired the Central Pacific in 1885, began renumbering its locomotives. He was not included because he was sold to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and converted to narrow-gauge. In 1893, he was converted to burn coke, and later that year was sold to a narrow gauge freight railway in Canada. He was then lost in a desert in 1907. For many years he rotted and rusted slowly until he was saved by Casey Jones, needing a locomotive to test his "Shark Train". Ted was reassembled by steam engine enthusiasts and converted back to standard gauge. He was repainted into the coaches's colors and paint, and he currently pulls a lot of trains.
He treats his friends kindly, and is very wise.
Ted is based on the Downtown Aquarium Shark Train locomotive.