Skarloey Railway - The Skarloey Railway On Television

The Skarloey Railway On Television

The railway first appeared in the fourth season of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. At this time it closely followed the layout as portrayed in The Railway Series books, but from Season 5 it differed significantly, deviating further from the books at the same time as the route of the North Western Railway was significantly altered.

It appears to be part of the North Western Railway rather than an independent line. It was run by the Fat Controller, but from the ninth season onwards was under the control of "Mr Percival", a man strongly resembling the Thin Controller (as he is often referred to in the British version. Similarly, the American version occasionally refers to him as the Narrow Gauge Controller). Mr Hugh does not appear at all.

The railway has many more carriages in this version. Ada, Jane, Mabel, Gertrude and Millicent are entirely absent. Coaches resembling Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima, Beatrice and Cora do appear along with red coaches and coaches which are green upper half and cream lower half, but are unnamed and rarely speak. Ivo Hugh (the engine) has not appeared either, as the book in which he appeared (New Little Engine) has not been televised. However, the line has three new engines in this version named Bertram, Mighty Mac, and 'Fearless' Freddie, who acquired the number of Ivo Hugh.

Television episodes featuring Skarloey Railway engines
  • Season 4:
    • A Bad Day For Sir Handel,
    • Peter Sam And The Refreshment Lady,
    • Four Little Engines,
    • Rusty Helps Peter Sam,
    • Home At Last,
    • Rock N' Roll,
    • Special Funnel,
    • Steam Roller,
    • Passengers And Polish,
    • Gallant Old Engine,
    • Granpuff,
    • Sleeping Beauty,
    • Bulldog,
    • You Can't Win!
  • Season 5:
    • Rusty And The Boulder,
    • Snow
    • Duncan Gets Spooked
  • Season 6:
    • Rusty Saves The Day,
    • Dunkin' Duncan
    • Faulty Whistles
  • Season 7:
    • The Old Bridge,
    • Rheneas And The Roller Coaster,
    • Trusty Rusty,
    • The Refreshment Lady's Stand,
    • The Grand Opening,
    • The Runaway Elephant
  • Season 9:
    • Mighty Mac,
    • Tuneful Toots,
    • Rheneas And The Dinosaur,
    • The Magic Lamp,
    • Duncan And The Old Mine,
    • Skarloey The Brave
  • Season 10:
    • A Smooth Ride,
    • Duncan Drops A Clanger,
    • Fearless Freddie,
    • Which Way Now?,
    • Wharf And Peace,
    • Duncan's Bluff,
    • Missing Cars
  • Season 11:
    • Duncan Does It All,
    • Sir Handel In Charge,
    • Cool Truckings,
    • Ding-A-Ling,
    • Skarloey Storms Through,
    • Wash Behind Your Buffers
  • Season 12:
    • Push Me, Pull You,
    • Duncan And The Hot Air Balloon,
    • Mountain Marvel,
    • The Party Surprise
  • Thomas and Friends (series 16)
    • Don't Bother Victor!

Episodes where Thomas is main character but Skarloey railway engines are involved:

  • Season 10:
    • Thomas' Tricky Tree,
    • Thomas' And Skarloey's Big Day Out
  • Season 11:
    • Thomas And The Big Bang
  • Season 12:
    • The Man In The Hills

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