First Appearance
Friends Spamcan, Diesel, Old Stuck-Up
Voiced By Unknown

Bowler is a Diesel who once came to the North Western Railway on loan from the Other Railway. He was then sent to work on the BR.


The Diesel was built at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Meadows, Lancashire, England in the early 1960s. The Diesel was sent to Sodor in 1963 to assist the engines with goods and express work during Stepney's visit, but only insulted the other engines by saying they were out-of-date. He got his comeuppance when an inspector's bowler hat jammed in his air intake, leaving Duck and Stepney to take the Express for him. He now works on the British Railway, but has not lost his hatred for steam.


The Diesel is snobbish and rude, believing that Diesel engines should take over from steam engines. He does work hard on the BR, though. He will occasionally help out a steamie if he knows he will get something out of it. But he is a hard worker, and does his jobs well.


British Railways
Flying ScotsmanFlying ThistleSpencerHiroConnorCaitlin
DieselSpamcanBowlerOld Stuck-UpBensonCromford