|Position||Engine at the NRM|
|Age|| 162 (as of 2018)
Built in 1856
|Arrived on Sodor||1860|
Neil arrived on the Sodor & Mainland Railway some time in 1860, working with his brothers Roger and Clive. In 1865, he brought a young narrow gauge engine named Skarloey from Kirk Ronan docks to Crovan's Gate where the new Skarloey Railway had just opened. When S&M merged with the Tidmouth, Knapford and Suddery Railway to form the North West Railway in 1914, the three S&M engines worked together with Thomas, Edward, Colin, Lily and Adam to help Sir Topham Hatt I run the railway, with Neil working on the branch line to Brendam.
One stormy night in 1923, Neil was expecting a train from Alfred, but the B12 knocked some sleepers off his flatbed at Maron, derailing and damaging a brand-new A0 Pacific Express Engine named Gordon. Neil was one of two engines to survive scrap during the Great Depression in 1934, the other being Lily. He was sold to a steel plant afterwards. Much later in 1959, Neil convinced Douglas into running away with Donald when Douglas didn't know what to do. According to Douglas, Neil was now permanently preserved by the National Railway Museum in York.
Neil has a very helpful and friendly personality. He will help any of his friends in need, and would give comfort and advice when needed.
Neil is painted, the S&M's standard green livery with black wheels and a golden whistle. He has S&M 2 written on both sides of his tanks in gold.
Neil, along with his S&M workmates, is a Neilson 0-4-0 box tank built in 1856.
- Season 3: Suspicions (mentioned, appears in intro)
- Season 4: Decisions and Douglas the Brave (mentioned, speaks in stock footage)
- Season 5: Little Western Legacy (does not speak)
- Season 1 STMY: The Missing Engine (mentioned) and Consequences (cameo)
- Winds of Change (mentioned)