Centenary of the Skarloey Railway is the tenth and final episode of the twelfth season.

Centenary of the Skarloey Railway
Season 12, Episode 10
Air date June 15th, 2013
Written by MainLineEngines
Directed by MainLineEngines
Episode guide
Clever Thinking


"I keep telling you there are no Dukes," Duck told Peter Sam one day at Crovan's Gate, "they were fine engines but they've all been scrapped now."

"But the Thin Controller says..."

Peter Sam was cut off as the Guard blew his whistle.

Later, when he got back to the shed, the engines started having a debate about the Duke.

"The Thin Controller said he would be coming for Skarloey and Rheneas' hundreth birthday. It is horrible."

"Nonsense," said Rusty, "Duck doesn't know everything."

"Right," said Skarloey.

Then, the Thin Controller arrived.

"There's been some changes to tomorrow's plan," and he explained.

"If there is a duke," continued Duncan, but everyone was too tired to argue any more.

They were happy however, when in the morning they woke up, knowing it was Skarloey and Rheneas' 100th birthday.

Skarloey ran a special train around the loop round to Rheneas, and Peter Sam followed with the special Television train to film them.

When Skarloey stopped, the Duke climbed out and began making a speech.

Peter Sam could hold it no longer.

"Excuse me Sir. But are you real?"

The Duke starred, "Of course I'm real."

"Because Duck says all Dukes have been scrapped.

"Duck was talking about the engine 'Dukes' on the Great Western Railway. I can assure you that I am real."

"But..." he was rudely shut off.

"I have to say, that there has never been anything like this," the Duke commented.

"Oh, but Rheneas and I have twins too. Their names are Talyllyn and Dolgoch and they are 100 too. Go visit them in Towyn, Wales, and wish them "Many Happy Returns" from Skarloey, their little old twin."


  • Duck
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • The Thin Controller
  • The Duke
  • Rheneas (non-speaking role)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Talyllyn (mentioned)
  • Dolgoch (mentioned)


  • This episode is based off of RWS No. 20 'Very Old Engines' Duck and Dukes by the Rev. W. Awdry.
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