The Skarloey Railway Breakdown Crane is often hauled by Rusty and used to mend the line and put engines back on the rails. The crane was also seen on the Mid Sodor Railway in the television series. It appeared in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eleventh seasons. Unlike the North Western Railway's breakdown train, the Skarloey Railway breakdown train does not have a works unit coach for the workmen.
The Skarloey Railway Breakdown Train is based on a French Magnard six ton crane.