Toby was brought to Sodor following the closure of his own line back in England. He had had little work there
following the aquisition of most of his work by the lorries and buses, but by lucky coincidence, was met by a Stout Gentleman and his family who were on holiday in his part of the world and who eventually bought him to solve a problem on his own Railway. Toby has proved useful for the purpose of running on the Ffarquhar branch line. He is one of only two engines allowed to run to the Quarry at Anophia (the other being Mavis) and often takes workmen's trains down to the Harbour at Knapford.