Skarloey is a narrow gauge steam locomotive that works on the Skarloey Railway. He is one of the oldest engines still in service on Sodor.
Skarloey was built in 1864 alongside his brother Talyllyn in Towyn, Wales. He arrived on Sodor a year later and was taken by Neil to the Skarloey Railway, which he was named after. At first he was an arrogant and fussy engine and refused to pull trucks. This led to him being left as a "crosspatch" under a green sheet. He was given a cab a year later, which caused a great deal of conflict between him and Rheneas. The two refused to speak to each other until Rheneas had to rescue Skarloey from a mudslide.
Skarloey and Rheneas worked hard, but Skarloey didn't age as well as Rheneas. He was then left as a spare engine in 1945, only being used for emergencies. In 1952, however, after taking over Sir Handel's train, he burst his springs and was sent for a much needed overhaul. When he returned he was once again in 1958, a working engine and has been so ever since.
In April 2014, Skarloey had quite a traumatizing experience when a gang of thieves hijacked him for his gunpowder. Fortunately, Sir Handel, Bertram and the Sodor SWAT team came to his rescue.
Skarloey usually has the personality of a leader, although there was a few instances where he was child-like.
Number 1 Thomas Fan's "baked" Skarloey model was used until Attack of the Railway Pirates. From then onwards, SI3D's 2012 model was used, with the previous being used in shots with other 2006 engines.
Skarloey is based on Talyllyn from the Talyllyn Railway.
- Gordon Goes Swimming (only funnel visible, cameo)
- The Blame Game
- Engine Unknown (indirectly mentioned)
- Attack of the Railway Pirates
- Tommy Davias: (Episode III only)
- Thomas1Edward2Henry3: (How The Diesel Stole Christmas)
- SodorFan2K10: (Episode X - Episode XVI + Specials)
Skarloey has appeared in every season featuring the Skarloey Railway engines. These are seasons 4-7, 9-12, 16-18, and 20. He is voiced by Keith Wickham.