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— Skarloey

Skarloey the Brave is the twenty-second episode of the ninth season.


One morning, Skarloey and Rheneas are shunting at the incline, when a line of trucks break away, and come racing towards Skarloey. Skarloey hurries away and rolls into a siding, where the trucks thunder past. As they head into the Transfer Yards, Rusty quickly tells the workmen to set the points, so the trucks hit some snow. Skarloey thinks he was very brave, but Rusty gets all the credit. This annoys Skarloey, and tries to show everybody how he is very brave. So when he starts shunting the next day, he doesn't uncouple from his trucks and is pulled up the incline. However, all that happens is that Skarloey breaks the winch and races down the hill, ending up in a snowdrift. Skarloey realises that as a consequence of his actions, several mountain villages will not get any coal as the winch is unable to get the trucks down that Skarloey needs. He decides that it's his fault, so he climbs up the steep railway to get to the top of the winch the other way. Rheneas and Duncan ask him if he's going to be brave and race down the incline. But this time, Skarloey refuses, and delivers to coal to all the villages who are extremely grateful.




  • The Tea Room model before its restoration can be seen next to Skarloey after he gets pulled out of the snowbank.
  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-fifth episode of the ninth season.


  • The snow "explodes" before Skarloey hits it.
  • The track sinks slightly when Skarloey races past Thomas.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Den modige Skarloey The Brave Skarloey
Spanish El valiente Skarloey / Skarloey el Valiente The Brave Skarloey / Skarloey the Brave
German Die mutigsten Motor der Welt The Most Courageous Engine in the World
Japanese ゆうかんなスカーロイ Brave Skarloey
Finnish Urhea Santeri Brave Skarloey
Gaelic Skarloey an Loach Skarloey the Brave
Swedish Den modige Skarlo The Brave Skarloey
Hungarian Skarloey a Bátor Skarloey the Brave
Dutch Skarloey de dappere Skarloey the Brave
Italian Il Coraggioso Skarloey Skarloey the Brave
Chinese 勇敢的史卡洛 Brave Skarloey
Korean 용감한 스카로이 Brave Skarloey
Portuguese O Valente Skarloey Skarloey the Brave
Russian Храбрый Скарлуи Brave Skarloey
Romanian Skarloey cel Curajos Skarloey the Brave
Czech Statečný Skarloey Brave Skarloey
Polish Odważny Sławek Brave Skarloey
Slovak Statočný Skarloey Brave Skarloey
Thai สกาโลอี้ผู้กล้าหาญ Skarloey the Brave

Home Media Releases


DVD Boxsets


DVD Boxsets


  • The Complete Ninth Series

DVD Boxsets



  • Holiday Express




  • Thomas and the Rainbow (Norwegian DVD)