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* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handel from rolling off the side of a mountain.



* CoolOldGuy: Especially in episodes like "Bulldog".

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* CoolOldGuy: Especially in episodes like "Bulldog".In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handel from rolling off the side of a mountain.


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* AerithAndBob: Peter Sam, Duncan, Rusty....and then we have Skarloey, Rheneas, and Sir Handel.
* TheBusCameBack: 5 of them came back in ''WesternAnimation/BlueMountainMystery'' and have been on the show since. Duncan didn't come back until season 18, though.



* PutOnABus: They all disappeared from the show after the switch to CGI. Mighty Mac and Freddie haven't returned since then.



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* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}
* NiceGuy

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* CoolOldGuy
CoolOldGuy: He's even older than Duke, and he's a strong engine.
* {{Determinator}}
{{Determinator}}: Most notably in "Four Little Engines", where he gets the coaches to where they need to be in spite of having a limp.
* NiceGuyHeterosexualLifePartners: With Rheneas. They're very close.
* NiceGuy: He's very friendly.



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* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: He's almost as old as Skarloey, and is definitely an awesome engine as seen in "Gallant Old Engine".



* FlatCharacter
* NiceGuy
* OldMaster

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* FlatCharacter
FlatCharacter: There isn't much to Rheneas outside of being a {{Determinator}} and NiceGuy. The HIT seasons attempted to remedy this by making him OutOfCharacter in some episodes, with failed results.
* NiceGuy
HeterosexualLifePartners: With Skarloey.
* OldMasterNiceGuy: He's a level-headed engine who is keen to keep his friends smiling.
* OldMaster: Much like Skarloey, he may be small but he works very hard.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler: In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'' he kept complaining to Skarloey about wanting yellow paint after his paint had been damaged. In TheStinger, he is painted yellow to play a prank on Thomas. He is reverted back to his regular vermillion paint in season 16]].



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* TheBusCameBack: After he disappeared since season 5, he returned in season 10's "A Smooth Ride".
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When he returned in season 10, he was more kind, mature, and level-headed than he was in season 4. This characterization carried over to the CGI era. Although, he does display shades of his original personality in season 20.



* EraSpecificPersonality: A little brat under the Reverend's pen, a wise, kind engine under HIT's. His CGI characterization seems to have him be a mix of both personalities, as shown in season 20 when he teased Samson on how many trucks he could pull.



* TheNapoleon: A small narrow-gauge engine with a big ego.
* PlayingSick: He would often feign illnesses do avoid doing jobs he hates.



* UpperClassTwit

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* UpperClassTwitSpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is often misspelled as "Sir Handle".
* UpperClassTwit: He certainly acts the part.



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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: In "Mountain Marvel", he was desperate to be the star of the show.
* AgentScully: In "The Magic Lamp", he didn't believe the story of Proteus at first.



* {{Expy}}: He's like a narrow-gauge version of Percy because they're both green, cheeky, and kind-hearted.



* {{Keet}}

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* {{Keet}}{{Irony}}: He didn't believe the story of Proteus, but ended up becoming his biggest fan.
* {{Keet}}: He is extremely enthusiastic, eager, and bubbly.



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: He is kind-hearted and good-mannered.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: He can be quite vengeful if an engine is rude to him. Towards Henry, for example, in "Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady".



* {{Workaholic}}

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* {{Workaholic}}{{Workaholic}}: He just loves working.



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* AmbiguousGender: As opposed to being male in the books, he was supposed to be genderless in the TV series. However, he was accidentally referred to as a "she" in season 9. Since then, Rusty has been referred to with male pronouns.
* BigDamnHeroes: In "Rusty to the Rescue", where he rescues Stepney from scrap.



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: A friendly little diesel.
* OutOfCharacter: The HIT seasons tend to make him impatient, careless, and a procrastinator. He has regained his original personality since ''Blue Mountain Mystery''.



* ShesAManInJapan: In season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!

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* ShesAManInJapan: In the US dub season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!



* WhiteSheep: Unlike other diesels, he's kind-hearted and tame.
* {{Workaholic}}: Much like Peter Sam.



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* BreakTheHaughty

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* BreakTheHaughtyAgentScully: In "Duncan Gets Spooked", he doesn't believe in ghosts, but his crew and Peter Sam's driver play a trick on him to spook him, causing him to believe.
* BreakTheHaughty: Especially in "Passengers and Polish".
* BrightIsNotGood: A bright painted engine, but he's not cheerful in the slightest. Downplayed, though, as he isn't necessarily evil, just bad-behaved. And he's been mellowed out more in the CGI series.



* TheGrinch: In "Duncan the Humbug", he complains about Christmas. This gets him in trouble with Mr. Percival, who tasks him to be happy for a whole day or else he won't get a new paint job for Christmas. He does well at first, but he ends up hurting Luke's feelings, which Duncan instantly regrets. He does give him some sand from his sandbox in an act of kindness though, which Rusty sees and reports to Mr. Percival. Duncan did end up getting a paint job after all.



* LightIsNotGood

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* LightIsNotGoodMyGodWhatHaveIDone: After hurting Luke's feelings in "Duncan the Humbug", he feels bad because he had failed to be happy.



* TheScrooge: According to a Season 18 episode synopsis, he is this.



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* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle from rolling off the side of a mountain.
* TheCameo: He's demoted to this throughout any for the rest of the model era.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CoolOldGuy

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* AffectionateNickname: He's called "Granpuff" by Peter Sam and Sir Handel.
* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle Handel from rolling off the side of a mountain.
* TheCameo: He's demoted to this status throughout any for the rest of the model era.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He disappeared after season 7.
* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: Especially in episodes like "Bulldog".



* GrumpyOldMan

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* GrumpyOldManGrumpyOldMan: Especially when Peter Sam and Sir Handel are misbehaving.



* MentorArchetype

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* MentorArchetypeMentorArchetype: Towards Peter Sam and Sir Handel.



* OldMaster
* TeamDad

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* OldMaster
OldMaster: Old, but still capable of getting the job done.
* TeamDadTeamDad: He acts as a father figure towards Sir Handel and Peter Sam.



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't been seen since season 5.
* CoolOldGuy: A brave, old engine.



* LongBusTrip



* PaletteSwap: He is dark-brown recolor of Duke, with the face of Smudger.



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* AlliterativeName: His nickname, '''F'''earless '''F'''reddie.



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyChallengeSeeker: A fearless daredevil who is always up for a challenge.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Has not appeared since the switch to CGI.
* CoolOldGuy: A fun, fearless old engine.



* OldMaster: Portrayed as this when his debut. [[spoiler:Subverted, as his age has caught up with him and he's nowhere near as skilled as he once was.]]

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* {{Oireland}}: He has an Irish accent in the UK dub of the twelfth season.
* OldMaster: Portrayed as this when his debut. [[spoiler:Subverted, [[spoiler: Subverted, as his age has caught up with him and he's nowhere near as skilled as he once was.]]]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: In "The Party Surprise" he doesn't tell Mr. Percival about the party he's planning for Colin until the last minute.
* RedBaron: He is known as Fearless Freddie because of his bravery.



* LongBusTrip: Has not appeared since the switch to CGI.



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* TheBigGuy

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* TheBigGuyAHeadAtEachEnd: Mighty Mac is a Fairlie, a double-ended articulated steam engine. Each end ó Mighty and Mac ó has a distinct face and identity.
* AlliterativeName: '''M'''ighty '''M'''ac.



* ConjoinedTwins

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* ConjoinedTwinsChuckCunninghamSyndrome: They disappeared after the switch to full CGI.
* ConjoinedTwins: They are a double-ended Fairlie locomotive after all.



* ThoseTwoGuys

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* ThoseTwoGuysSiblingRivalry: When they donít work together, Mighty and Mac pull each other backwards and forwards, only to end up right where they began. In their debut episode however, they learned about the value of working as one.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They are conjoined together, so this is bound to happen.



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An old engine who had a magic lamp that could be used to grant wishes to whoever found it.

* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: All the narrow-gauge engines just adore him. The children like hearing stories about him, too.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: He's technically not an animal, but he has a magic lamp on his funnel.
* BenevolentGenie: He grants the wishes of whoever finds his lamp.
* CartoonCreature: He has the same basis as Sir Handel, just with a magic headlamp on his funnel.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His likeness was last seen in "Mountain Marvel".
* CoolOldGuy: An old engine who can grant wishes. Now that is awesome.
* CuteWitch: Well, more like Cute Wizard in this instance. He is a cute little engine, as all the narrow-gauge engines are, but he also has magic powers.
* FlatCharacter: He is given very little characterization.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: He's practically a deity, and he has gold livery and white buffers.
* LightIsGood: He has a magic lamp, and he's a BenevolentGenie who grants the wishes of his lamp's finders.
* MagicalAccessory: His lamp.
* {{Magitek}}: A steam engine with magic powers.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: [[spoiler: In "The Magic Lamp" Peter Sam wishes he could find Proteus' lamp so he could get back home safely. Peter Sam finds not Proteus' lamp, but Harold the Helicopter's. Using Harold's lamp, Peter Sam gets home. Coincidence, or did Proteus really grant Peter Sam's wish?]]
* OurGeniesAreDifferent: He doesn't resemble a typical genie (he's a steam engine, for crying out loud), but he's a genie in the sense that he grants other engines' wishes.
* PaletteSwap: He is a gold recolor of Sir Handel. In fact, Sir Handel's model was used to make him.
* PowerGlows: His lamp.
* PsychoticSmirk: He makes this face a lot, especially in his merchandise. It unintentionally makes him look like an evil engine.
* RuleOfThree: The clues to finding his magic lamp are feeling a rush of wind when the lamp is near, hearing a strange creaking sound, and seeing a flickering light that shines on and off.
* ShoutOut: His name is possibly a reference to a sea-god from Greek mythology.
* SpearCounterpart: Of sorts to Lady. Both are legendary, magical engines that use their powers for good.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His shyness makes him pretty endearing. Especially when he meets Millie and befriends a deer in season 17.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Luke as he is hiding in the tunnel.



* KidAppealCharacter

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* KidAppealCharacterKidAppealCharacter: He was likely created for children to relate to his position.
* LeeroyJenkins: [[spoiler: He wanted to be the first to get off the boat, and didn't want to be patient. This resulted in the death of Victor.......or so he thought]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: He has this reaction after he knocks Victor into the sea. It isn't until he learns that Victor is still alive that he gets over it]].
* OddFriendship: With Millie.
* {{Oireland}}: He has an Irish accent.
* ShipTease: He has some with Millie in season 17's "The Switch", where they act awkward around each other and switch jobs for a day. Occasionally crops up again, such as in season 21's "Runaway Engine".


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* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: [[spoiler: Because he wanted to be the first to get off the ship, he ended up knocking Victor into the sea]].

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* WhenSheSmiles: His usual smile is a very haughty smile and he is often frowning whenever he's feeling grumpy, but he does show a sincere smile at times.


** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Following his return in season 10.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Following his return in season 10.



* RefuseToRescueTheDisliked: In "Rock & Roll", he refuses to help Duncan out of an accident because he was rude to him until Skarloey calls him out on it.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Because of his attitude and behavioral problems, he gets this from the other narrow-gauge engines with the exception of Sir Handel.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best.

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* InformedAttribute: The workmen talk about how brave he is, but we donít get to see him actually doing anything brave. At. All.


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--> "Listen, Dookie! Who worries about a few spills?"

--> Number: Mid-Sodor Railway 2

--> Built: 1893

A tank engine from Duke's story. He was a showoff who often derailed himself and never listened to Duke. He was converted into a steam generator and never heard from again.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: George Carlin gives him a New York accent.
** Incidentally, Stanley, his counterpart from ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', was referred to as American (and based on a Baldwin 10-12-D engine), with his dialogue having evident slang.
* AndIMustScream: His fate.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Rode rough and often came off the rails.
* IdenticalStranger: He's the same prototype as Rheneas, introduced several episodes later (indeed, he's literally the same model, which is why the inside of his cab is still red).
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSmiler
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's last seen as a steam generator. Afterwards, the railway gets shut down, Stuart and Falcon leave, Duke is locked in his shed, and the railway becomes overgrown with a forest...and Smudger's fate is never mentioned.
** Oddly, Japanese promotional material depicts him having been moved to the Skarloey Railway, still as a generator.
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* IdenticalStranger: He had Duke's body and Smudger's face.

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* IdenticalStranger: He had has Duke's body and Smudger's face.


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* OneShotCharacter: Is introduced in "Tobyís Discovery" with literally less than half a minute to go, then never shows up again.

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* TheCameo: He's demoted to this throughout any for the rest of the model era.


* ShesAManInJapan: In season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in TheRailwaySeries books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!

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* ShesAManInJapan: In season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in TheRailwaySeries ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!



** Incidentally, Stanley, his counterpart from ''TheRailwaySeries'', was referred to as American (and based on a Baldwin 10-12-D engine), with his dialogue having evident slang.

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** Incidentally, Stanley, his counterpart from ''TheRailwaySeries'', ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', was referred to as American (and based on a Baldwin 10-12-D engine), with his dialogue having evident slang.

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[[folder: The Skarloey Railway Engines As A Whole]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the Railway Series books, all of the engines shared the same uniform livery. In the television series, they instead each got their own distinct colors.
** Skarloey's blue stripes were changed to white.
** Rheneas is a much more vermilion color than he is in ''The Railway Series''. [[spoiler:In ''Blue Mountain Mystery'', he is briefly painted yellow with blue stripes.]]
** Sir Handel and Peter Sam were originally blue and green, respectively, while working on the Mid Sodor Railway. While they're repainted in the books, they keep their colors in the TV series.
** Rusty is dark grey in the books, but is orange on the show.
** Duncan is red in the books, but yellow in the show.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The main six engines are all based on real preserved engines on the Talyllyn Railway. Rusty is the youngest, built in 1957. Skarloey is the oldest, built in ''1864'', making him ''150 years old''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Sir Handel and Duncan, while not evil, are two of the most bad-behaved engines of the narrow-gauge railway.
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--> "I'm ashamed of you!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 1

--> Built: 1864

The first and oldest engine on the Skarloey Railway, named after a lake at one end of the line.

* BadassBaritone: Noticeably has a deep voice when voiced by Keith Wickham in the CGI episodes.
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}
* NiceGuy
* OldMaster: Despite his small size and old age, he still works as hard as the younger engines, and is revered even by the standard gauge engines.
* OutOfCharacter: Oh dear.
** CowardlyLion: Played this role in seasons 10 and 11.
** DependingOnTheWriter: Is he young or old? Brave or timid? It varies, although it's worth mentioning that he ''started'' as an old engine and was depicted as young ''later.'' As of season 16 onward, he's reverted back to his older persona.
** TheEeyore: Usually this overlaps when he goes into CowardlyLion territory, moping about his worthlessness.
** {{Keet}}: While he ''was'' this in his youth, he slips in and out of this in the newer series.
** ShrinkingViolet: Had a hard time getting used to the Wharf in season 10.
* TeamDad: Takes up this role in the recent seasons.
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--> "I musn't stop between stations, the passengers wouldn't like it."

-->Voiced by: John Hasler (twentieth season onwards), Ben Small (sixteenth - eighteenth seasons)

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 2

--> Built: 1865

Named after a waterfall on the railway, Rheneas is the second engine on the Skarloey Railway.

* CoolOldGuy
* DependingOnTheWriter: An identical problem with Skarloey, bouncing between being a {{Keet}}, TheEeyore, and even a {{Jerkass}}. Not so much since the new writing team took over, but still evident on occasion.
* {{Determinator}}: So much so that his actions kept the railway from closing down.
* FeudEpisode: Broke off his friendship with Skarloey in ''Rheneas and the Dinosaur'', though the two reunited by the end.
* FlatCharacter
* NiceGuy
* OldMaster
* TeamDad: Like Skarloey, but seemed to slip into this more when Skarloey was OutOfCharacter.
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[[folder:Sir Handel/Falcon]]

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--> "What a small shed! This won't do at all! We're much too smart for this old shack!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 3, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 3

--> Built: 1904

A blue engine who worked with Peter Sam and Duke on the Mid-Sodor Railway.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His wheels in "Steam Roller".
* BerserkButton: In much the same way as Gordon, don't make him pull trucks.
* BreakTheHaughty: Frequently in season 4.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: When he returns in season 10, he would rattle and shake when climbing hills.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially a narrow gauge Gordon.
* IHaveManyNames: His name was Falcon before joining the Skarloey Railway.
* {{Jerkass}}: This is mainly due to being homesick from leaving the Mid-Sodor railway.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Following his return in season 10.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: His "steamroller" wheels, which have broad tires that help him hold to the rails better.
* PutOnABus: The writers forgot about him during Season 5, and he disappeared. He returned in season 10.
** SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: When he ''did'' return, he was acting a lot more like Duke than himself.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Peter Sam's red.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Peter Sam's Sensitive Guy.
* UpperClassTwit
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--> I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line, I'm Peter Sam, I'm running this line."

-->Voiced by: Steven Kynman

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 4, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 4

--> Built: 1920

A green engine who worked with Sir Handel and Duke on the Mid-Sodor Railway. An accident with slate trucks destroyed his funnel, and he was given a special funnel as a replacement.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His special funnel. "Until they learned how useful it is!"
* IHaveManyNames: His name was Stuart before joining the Skarloey Railway.
* {{Keet}}
* MidSeasonUpgrade: His special funnel.
* NiceGuy
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Sir Handel's blue.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Sir Handel's Manly Man.
* {{Workaholic}}
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--> "I warned him, but all he did was call me names."

-->Voiced by: Matt Wilkinson

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 5

--> Built: 1957

A little diesel brought to help out after Peter Sam's accident. He does maintenance work on the line, and does odd jobs when necessary.

* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being a diesel, he is quite friendly and helpful towards the steam engines.
* FireForgedFriends: With Duncan.
* NiceGuy
* ShesAManInJapan: In season 9, Rusty was accidentally referred to as a girl. To be fair, in TheRailwaySeries books, his gender was only mentioned ''once'', and was never mentioned prior in the television series. An article in the New York Times from when season 4 was new revealed that Rusty was originally intended to be androgynous!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Was this seasons 5 through 7, and early in season 9. This was reprimanded with the return of Sir Handel and the introduction of Freddie the following season.
* [[TokenMinority Token Diesel]]: He's the only diesel on the Skarloey Railway.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Duncan.
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--> What aboot me? A'm a plain speekin' engine and I beleeve in plain speekin'! Speek up!

-->Voiced by: Tom Stourton

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 6

--> Built: 1928

An engine who came as a "spare" after Peter Sam's accident in the slate quarry. Duncan spends most of his time finding things to complain about. He used to bully Rusty for being a diesel, but they've since become good friends.

* BreakTheHaughty
* CharacterDevelopment: Though his flaws [[AesopAmnesia come and go]] DependingOnTheWriter, Duncan shows a lot more acceptance of them in later episodes. While he started off with a NeverMyFault complex in his first appearance, he will often humbly accept blame for his mistakes since his return in the CGI episodes.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: While usually played straight, it's subverted in ''Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger'', where Duncan's complaint about his grumpy passenger is a legitimate one.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: One episode was dedicated to Duncan's "Rock n' Roll", and ends with him derailing.
* {{Expy}}: In terms of rude personality, he's the narrow-gauge version of James.
* FantasticRacism: Blatantly bullied Rusty for being a diesel, but stopped after Rusty rescued him from a derailment.
* FireForgedFriends: With Rusty.
* GrumpyBear: Whether on good or bad days, he loves to complain a lot.
* HypocriticalHumor: Displays this in the end of ''Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger'':
-->'''Duncan''': "Why do people always think it's me who's always grumbling? I mean, [[BlatantLies I've never grumbled in my life!]] Me? Grumbling? Don't think so!"
* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best.
* LightIsNotGood
* PutOnABus: He was the last of the "core" narrow gauge engines to return following the switch to CGI animation. Greg Tiernan's team visited Talyllyn to inform the Narrow Gauge character models, but Duncan's basis, "Douglas", was being overhauled. He returned in Season 18.
* TheScrooge: According to a Season 18 episode synopsis, he is this.
* ViolentGlaswegian: When he loses his temper.
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[[folder:Duke]]
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--> "That would never suit his grace."

--> Number: Skarloey Railway 8, originally Mid-Sodor Railway 1

--> Built: 1879

An old, wise engine who was Peter Sam and Sir Handel's mentor on the Mid-Sodor Railway. When it was shut down, he was locked away in a shed. Decades later, his shed was discovered and he was brought to the Skarloey Railway.

* BadassGrandpa: In "Bulldog", he manages to keep Sir Handle from rolling off the side of a mountain.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CoolOldGuy
* DemotedToExtra: In season 4, he was a major focus of the first four episodes. For the rest of the season, he was relegated to the background. In addition, he didn't have a single role at all from that season onwards. Even now, he still hasn't made an appearance.
* GrumpyOldMan
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Sir Handel and Peter Sam, or Falcon and Stuart, as they were known back then.
* MentorArchetype
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: When he tells the story of Smudger.
* OldMaster
* TeamDad
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[[folder:Smudger]]
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--> "Listen, Dookie! Who worries about a few spills?"

--> Number: Mid-Sodor Railway 2

--> Built: 1893

A tank engine from Duke's story. He was a showoff who often derailed himself and never listened to Duke. He was converted into a steam generator and never heard from again.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: George Carlin gives him a New York accent.
** Incidentally, Stanley, his counterpart from ''TheRailwaySeries'', was referred to as American (and based on a Baldwin 10-12-D engine), with his dialogue having evident slang.
* AndIMustScream: His fate.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Rode rough and often came off the rails.
* IdenticalStranger: He's the same prototype as Rheneas, introduced several episodes later (indeed, he's literally the same model, which is why the inside of his cab is still red).
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSmiler
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's last seen as a steam generator. Afterwards, the railway gets shut down, Stuart and Falcon leave, Duke is locked in his shed, and the railway becomes overgrown with a forest...and Smudger's fate is never mentioned.
** Oddly, Japanese promotional material depicts him having been moved to the Skarloey Railway, still as a generator.
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[[folder:Bertram]]
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--> Built: c.1879

An engine found locked away at an abandoned mine that was later converted to a fairground.

* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}: According to his bio.
* IdenticalStranger: He had Duke's body and Smudger's face.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Forms one with Toby.
* LongBusTrip
* RedBaron: He's known among railwaymen as "The Old Warrior" for his bravery. Thomas and Toby, however, mistake this title for that of a ghost.
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[[folder:Fearless Freddie]]
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--> Built: 1906

An old warhorse tank engine who once worked with Sir Handel. Despite his age, he's constantly trying to prove he's still as good as any young engine.

* BrokenAce: Started off as this, though was gradually trying to regain his Ace status.
* CoolOldGuy
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He's portrayed as having one with Sir Handel, but ironically, Sir Handel is two years older than Freddie's real-life counterpart.
* OldMaster: Portrayed as this when his debut. [[spoiler:Subverted, as his age has caught up with him and he's nowhere near as skilled as he once was.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Was stated to have worked with Sir Handel and Peter Sam in the past. A bit of a downplayed example though, as it was mentioned back in Season 4 that several other engines had come and gone working on the Mid-Sodor, so one can assume that Freddie was one of them. It is also possible that they met Freddie at the Aluminum Works Project.
* LongBusTrip: Has not appeared since the switch to CGI.
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[[folder:Mighty Mac]]
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--> "I'm Mighty!"
-->"And I'm Mac!"
-->"And together we're Mighty Mac!"

--> Built: c.1880

A double-ended Fairlie locomotive introduced in season 9. One end is Mighty, and the other is Mac.

* TheBigGuy
* BodyHorror: Well, as close as you'll get with a children's show about talking trains. Being an articulated Fairlie-type locomotive, both of them ''share the same body'' with each having a face at either end. They seem fine with it, though.
* ConjoinedTwins
* DemotedToExtra: After their episode, they were quickly relegated to the background with only a few minor speaking roles.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: For their faces, Mighty's hair curl and triangular nose and Mac's freckles and rounded nose acts as this. On their paintwork, Mighty has yellow tank caps and windows, while Mac's are red.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Mac is younger and more hot-headed, Mighty is older and more conservative.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Mac, Blue Mighty.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* YouthfulFreckles: Mac
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[[folder:Luke]]
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--> "I did something very bad."

-->Voiced by: Michael Legge

An engine introduced in ''Blue Mountain Mystery''. He's a small, green pannier tank engine who lives and works at the Blue Mountain Quarry.

* CheerfulChild: When he comes out of his shell.
* CowardlyLion: He can't stand up for himself at all.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:When he was getting lifted out of the ship that delivered him to Sodor, Victor fell off into the sea. Thinking it's his fault and that he killed another engine, he went into hiding at the Blue Mountain Quarry before Thomas and Victor eventually discovered and cleared his name.]]
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler:He unintentionally killed another engine. Or so he thought.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's the most sincere and innocent of the narrow gauge engines, and even manages to befriend a deer that wanders into the quarry.
* KidAppealCharacter
* ShrinkingViolet: The shyest of the narrow gauge engines. Eventually warms up to Thomas though.
** Downplayed after his DarkAndTroubledPast is cleared up, after which he opened much more and is actually very boisterous and cheerful.
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