• Number: 2991
  • First Appearance: Geoffrey's Real
  • Friends: Everyone (except Mr. Johnson and Cranky, one-sided)
  • Enemies: Cranky (one-sided), Mr. Johnson
  • Class: BR Class 07
  • Designer: Ruston and Hornsby
  • Builder: Ruston and Hornsby
  • Built: 1962
  • Configuration: 0-6-0
  • Top Speed: 27.5 mph

Salty is a diesel shunter who works at Brendam Docks.


When Salty first arrived on Sodor, he was sent to work at the quarry with Mavis, Bill and Ben, but was missing the sea badly. However, he managed to cope with the trucks and fill in a big order for the Fat Controller, and was awarded by being sent to work at Brendam Docks. Salty was overjoyed, and made himself well at home.


Salty is easy-going, friendly and very practical. He also enjoys telling stories revolving around the sea and fantasy. His seafaring ways and accent are sometimes ridiculed by the other engines (though Percy and Thomas imitated his accent due to them thinking he was cool), but his usefulness almost always helps the others overlook that. He can work with trucks like no other engine; this is due to his enjoyment of working to a musical rhythm like the trucks and it may also be due to his vast collection of sea shanties. He loves the sea so much that he pines for it when he is away from it for long periods of time. He was once afraid to travel by ocean due to his knowledge of sea tales, but he overcame that.


Salty is painted crimson with pink warning stripes along his body, yellow and black hazard stripes on his front and rear and yellow buffer beams with signs of rust. At the top of his forehead, he has the brim of a skipper's hat. His name is painted on his rear section and his number is painted on his cab sides, both in black.




  • Salty differs slightly from his basis. Most Class 07s have a crankshaft at the end of their siderods. However, Salty lacks this feature.
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