- "Who goes there?! Meaning... who... are... you?!"
- ―Beresford when he meets Thomas, Journey Beyond Sodor
When Thomas travels to the mainland, he meets Beresford. He stops Thomas on his way to Bridlington Goods Yard, demanding he tell him something new and sings Who's Thomas?. Thomas tricks him and passes through underneath him. Later on, Beresford picks Thomas up with his hook and helps him to hide from Hurricane and Frankie after escaping from The Steelworks. He befriended Thomas by helping him hide from Hurricane and Frankie.
Beresford is usually lonely having no one to talk to, with engines often passing through with other work. His rather agressive way of getting to know new engines makes it hard for him to make friends, as shown by him dropping a fishing boat in front of Thomas and slinging Thomas up with his hook in a later encounter, but he's well meaning, though jealous of the freedom engines have to go anywhere.
Beresford is based on a Stothert and Pitt rolling gantry crane located at Bristol Harbour.
Beresford is painted blue with magenta and yellow lining and white hazard stripes.
- 2017 - Journey Beyond Sodor
He may appear in Season 22.
- Colin McFarlane (UK/US)
- Beresford speaks with a Caribbean accent.