Diesels and Dukes
The Duke of Sodor
Season Two, Episode Five
Vital statistics
Air date Thursday 23rd June 2011
Written by WildNorWester
Directed by WildNorWester
Episode guide
Previous Next
Whispers Galloping Sausage

Diesels and Dukes is the fifth episode of Season 2, and the seventeenth episode overall.


While the Skarloey Railway is preparing for a visit from the Duke of Sodor, Skarloey unfortunately breaks down. Rusty is brought in to help on the railway, but has an accident with Sir Handel's trucks. Duke arrives after being found and overhauled, which both surprises and comforts Sir Handel and Peter Sam. Skarloey is mended in time for the Duke of Sodor's visit, which is a great success.



  • This episode references Duck and Dukes.
  • This is the only episode to air on a Thursday.
  • This episode marks James' only speaking role in Season 2.


  • When Rusty gets offended, he jerks backwards.