• Number: SR 1
  • First Appearance: Old and Wise
  • Friends: Everyone (except enemies)
  • Enemies: Smudger, George
  • Builder: Fletcher, Jennings, and Co.
  • Built: 1864
  • Gauge: 2ft 3in
  • Configuration: 0-4-2ST, originally 0-4-0ST
  • Arrived on Sodor: 1865

Skarloey, a narrow gauge saddletank engine, is the oldest engine on the Skarloey Railway. He has a twin from the Talyllyn Railway called Talyllyn.


Skarloey is an old, wise engine who has been in service for over one hundred years! When he first arrived on Sodor, he was cheeky and got into many mishaps, resulting in him being covered in a tarpaulin until he could behave!

In later years, Skarloey was sent to the Works upon the arrival of Peter Sam and Sir Handel as a reward for taking Sir Handel's train when he couldn't get it home. When he returned, he met Duncan and Rusty in which all five engines became good friends.


Skarloey is the sage of the Skarloey Railway and is an old, faithful little engine. Although once full of enthusiasm and his own ideas in his youth, Skarloey is now one of the oldest engines on the Island. He is a calm-natured, quaint, and mature engine and may often try to guide or watch over less experienced narrow gauge engines in his firm but fair and friendly manner. He acts kindly to engines and passengers alike and always enjoys a gentle, smooth journey through the woods by the lakeside and stopping at all the gates and stiles he remembers so well.


Skarloey is painted red with white lining. He has red and gold name and number plates on the sides of his saddletank and coal bunkers respectively.




Skarloey Railway
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