• First Appearance: Dennis, Billy, and Hank
  • Friends: Hank, Crovan
  • Voice Actor: Rhyndale Railway
  • Class: Manning Wardle L Class
  • Designer: Manning Wardle
  • Builder: Manning Wardle
  • Configuration: 0-6-0ST
  • Built: 1903

Billingsley, better known by his nickname of Billy, is a bright orange tank engine with noticeable buck teeth.


When Billy first arrived on the North Western Railway, Thomas was asked by The Fat Controller to show Billy around. But Billy misconstrued Thomas' advice for bossiness and so refused to listen to him, causing Billy to fail to complete his deliveries. At last, Thomas lost patience and told Billy to do his own thing. Billy was delighted, but his happiness was short-lived as he swiftly ran out of coal and water. In future, Billy paid attention to advice and worked hard with every job he did.

Since Billy ran out of water while his boiler was still warm, that caused major damage to his inner workings, and he was sent to Crewe to be overhauled. When he returned, he was transfered to the Rhyndale Interchange Railway and has since became a wiser engine.


Billy is a tank engine who is bubbling with enthusiasm and keen to be a friend. He does not always like being told what to do, and may try to work independently when, perhaps, he best not. He usually likes to work alone and doesn't like sharing his jobs. Nevertheless, his enthusiasm is well-meaning and, when he keeps calm, thinks things through, pays attention, and follows instructions carefully, Billy can properly harness his energy and focus on what he is doing so that he can be a really useful engine. If he ever gets snappy, his infectious get-up-and-go and burning desire to be useful will shine through and make it hard for any engine to really stay upset with him for very long.


Billy is a Manning-Wardle L Class. He has a twin named Charlie.



Rhyndale Railway
Billy (1) • Hank (2) • Neville (3) • Molly (4) • Arthur (5) • Murdoch (6) • Crovan (7)
Dennis (D1) • Derek (D2) • Radcliffe (D3)