• Number: SR 5
  • Builder: Ruston & Hornsby
  • Built: 1957
  • Gauge: 2ft 3in
  • Configuration: 4w
  • Arrrived on Sodor: 1957
  • First Appearence: Rusty Helps Peter Sam

Rusty is a small diesel engine who was bought to Sodor by order of Sir Handel Lloyd Brown II to help repair the Skarloey Railway in 1957. Rusty is generally depicted as the railway's main locomotive for maintenance trains and shunting trains, as he is never seen hauling passenger trains in Railway Series.


  • Rusty's gender was a problem of confusion for the Television Series as a few episodes considered him to be a girl. The problem was not fixed until Season 10.