Neil is a Scottish tank engine with an unusual box-like shape, who used to work on the Sodor & Mainland Railway.
Neil was present at the Kirk Ronan Harbour when Skarloey came to Sodor, and he waited with a flatbed as the narrow gauge tank engine was being lifted off the ship. After Skarloey was loaded onto the flatbed, Neil took him to Crovan's Gate to start work on the Skarloey Railway. Skarloey quickly befriended Neil, and Neil told him about the work that he would have to when he was brought to his railway. (RWS; Very Old Engines)
Personality and Traits
Skarloey described Neil as looking ugly, but was kind and friendly at heart, and he quickly befriended him when he first met him.