Skarloey Railway

On the fictional Island of Sodor in The Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry, the Skarloey Railway is a narrow gauge railway which runs from the main line at Crovan's Gate to the passenger terminus at Skarloey. Beyond Skarloey the line continues to a slate quarry.

In the stories, the railway is run by the Thin Controller. Its chief engineer is Mr Ivo Hugh.

The line was inspired and based on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales, where Rev. W. Awdry worked as a volunteer guard in the 1950s. The railway was originally owned by Sir Haydn Jones MP who became Sir Handel Brown in the books.

The railway was central to the books Four Little Engines, The Little Old Engine, Gallant Old Engine, Very Old Engines, Great Little Engines and New Little Engine. It played a significant supporting role in Mountain Engines and Duke the Lost Engine.

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Minor Characters In The Railway Series - 'Human' Characters - Other Humans
... passenger in Four Little Engines) Sir Handel Brown I (Skarloey Railway Owner #1) Sir Handel Brown II (Skarloey Railway Owner #2) Mr ... Ivo Hugh (Skarloey Railway Engineer) Patrick (Rock climber – Seen in Devil's Back) Mr ... Mack (Skarloey Railway Controller #1) Mr ...
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 ... It appears to be part of the North Western Railway rather than an independent line ...
Major Characters In The Railway Series - Skarloey Railway - Duncan
... He arrived on the railway second-hand, as a replacement when Peter Sam had his accident at the quarry ...
Minor Characters In The Railway Series - Narrow Gauge Engines - Skarloey Rolling Stock - Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima and Beatrice
... These four coaches have served the Skarloey Railway, and are named after Sir Handel Brown's daughters ... They first appeared in Four Little Engines, and have appeared in every Skarloey Railway-centred volume since ... Their real-life equivalents are the Talyllyn Railway carriages numbers 1 to 4 ...
Minor Characters In The Railway Series - Narrow Gauge Engines - Skarloey Railway Engines - Fred
... Fred is a diesel working on the Skarloey Railway ... The book Sodor Reading Between the Lines elaborates a little further, stating that the Skarloey Railway bought two worn out Hunslet diesels from the National Coal Board ... He is the Skarloey Railway's number 9 ...

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