Skarloey is a narrow gauge saddle tank engine from The Island of Sodor.
Skarloey is the eldest of the Skarloey Railway engines, which (of course) puts him in charge whenever the engines visit Crotoonia to work, serving as a guide to the younger engines and helping things keep at a smooth pace. A very calm-natured and mature little engine, Skarloey likes to keep things slow and steady so he can appreciate the best in life.
Skarloey is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Talyllyn, a Fletcher Jennings Class C 0-4-2ST built in 1864. In fiction, Talyllyn is Skarloey's twin.
Skarloey is painted red with white lining. He has red and gold name and number plates on the sides of his saddletank and coal bunkers respectively.