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"New-fangled nonsense!"
— Gordon referring to Rocky, Edward Strikes Out, tenth season


Rocky
Rocky

Rocky is a large breakdown crane who is part of the Sodor Rescue Team.

Bio

When Rocky was new to Sodor, Gordon and Edward were skeptical about his abilities, noting that Harvey could travel under his own power. Later, Edward carelessly left the docks before his cargo was properly secured, causing pipes to spill onto the Main Line. Edward was adamant that Harvey clear up the line, but the little crane engine was too small to finish the job quickly and as a result, Gordon crashed into the pipes. Edward returned to Brendam to pick up Rocky, who cleared the line and put Gordon back on the rails.

Since this incident, Rocky has become an invaluable asset to the railway. He is frequently called upon to lift loads and help out after accidents. He is based at the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre, but is seen at the docks and other places like Sodor Slate Quarry helping out. He also tells the other members of the search and rescue team about the calls to action.

In Blue Mountain Mystery, Rocky helped clear up the broken Blondin Bridge, nearly took off Skarloey's cab and lifted Thomas on to Owen's platform.

In the eighteenth season, Rocky and James attempted to help Duck get out of a flooded track, but due to James leaving before Rocky's crane arm could be secured down properly, Rocky inadverdently knocked over a signal.

Persona

Rocky likes to lift heavy objects such as engines, coaches, and trucks. He is a friendly crane and helps the engines when there is an accident.

Basis

Rocky is a Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton steam crane, built around 1945.

Livery

Rocky is painted a dull red colour with yellow hazard stripes.

Appearances

Television series

Specials:

Magazine stories

Rocky also appeared in the magazine story, The Best Bridge.

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • One of Rocky's television series models is currently on display in Canada at Nitrogen Studios.
  • Rocky does not have windows on the front of his cab, making it difficult for the operator to see what is happening.
  • In Season 11, it was stated that Rocky was too heavy for Thomas to move, but since the CGI switch, Thomas has been able to move him.
  • Since the CGI switch-over, Rocky's face has slightly decreased in size.

Merchandise

Gallery

Merchandise Gallery

North Western Railway rolling stock
Annie and ClarabelHenriettaElsieToadIsabel and DulcieAlice and MirabelS. C. RuffeyFred PelhayRicketyU. L. P.VictoriaThomas' Special CoachTroublesome Trucks"The Flying Kipper"The Spiteful BrakevanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrucksCattle TrucksChina Clay trucksFfarquhar Quarry Co. TrucksFlatbeds and WellwagonsUtility WagonsThe Breakdown TrainBrakevans
Old Slow CoachRockyHectorThe Chinese DragonMail CoachesGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherEmily's CoachesJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachGordon's Special CoachesHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeThe Open-Topped CarriagesStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsSalt WagonsTar WagonsBranch Line CoachesPlant VansFuel TankersSpecial CoachesOil TankersThe Fireworks VansCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHopper TrucksThe TravellerSlip Coaches
The Elderly BrakevanBennett and Co.The New CoachThe Special Stationmaster's HomeThe Animal Sanctuary CoachThe Naughty Pink TruckThe Posh CoachesAnnie and Clarabel's Old FriendCarols on WheelsThe Old Guard's VanThe Play CoachCircus CoachesThe Station Coach

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