First Appearance Double Rescue
Friends Andrew, Lady
Voiced By WoodenRails99 aka Neil02

Neil was a dark green tank engine with an unusual box shape and a Scottish accent. He is a simple but kind engine, who befriended Skarloey when he was young.


Built at the Neilson and Company Works in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1852 with his brothers, Clive and Matthew. Neil was part of the Sodor and Mainland Railway and helped to ferry Skarloey from the port of Kirk Ronan to his home at the Skarloey Railway terminus of Crovan's Gate. Very little is known about Neil, or what happened to him following the amalgamation of the S&M with the other railways on Sodor to become the North Western Railway. He was most likely scrapped when deemed to be outdated or incapable of dealing with the more modern day workloads.

In 1962, he was bought by Burnett Stone because the Rhyndale couldn't afford to buy him.


As described by Skarloey, Neil is "ugly but kind." He became a fearful and cautious engine after seeing his brothers scrapped before his eyes.


Burnett Stone & Co.
Sodor & Mainland Railway
Clive (1) • Neil (2) • Matthew (3)