Rusty the Diesel
Rusty the Little Diesel is a fictional narrow gauge diesel locomotive in Wilbert Awdry's Railway Series books and in the accompanying television series Thomas & Friends. Rusty lives and works on the Skarloey Railway on the Island of Sodor as Engine No. 5.
|Rusty the Diesel|
|Thomas & Friends character|
Rusty's Small Scale Model
|First appearance||The Little Old Engine (1959)|
|Created by||Rev. W. Awdry|
|Voiced by||Matt Wilkinson (UK/US)|
|Number||5 (Narrow gauge engine)|
|Gender||Male (Railway Series; TV Series 9 onwards)|
Neutral (TV Series 4-7)
Rusty is a friendly, calm and caring diesel who was built in 1957 by Ruston and Hornsby. He is used for maintenance work and motive power in case of emergency or breakdown. Despite his rust-colour (black in the Railway Series), Rusty's name is a portmanteau of Ruston and Hornsby. He is based on the Talyllyn Railway's "Midlander".
|Take Along/Take n Play||die-cast metal||Normal|
|Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway||wood||Normal|
|My First Thomas||plastic||Normal|
|Bachmann||HO scale plastic||Normal|