Salty, the Dockside Diesel, is a hard working engine who loves to tell tales of his life by the sea. He will occasionally work in the quarry and other areas on the island, but is happiest down by the docks. Salty is a little rough around the edges but has a great big heart and will always rush to the aid of any engine, be it Steamie or fellow Diesel.
Salty worked on an unnamed coastal railway for many years, where he acquired his vast collection of stories and songs, before coming to Sodor. Salty is based on BR Class 07 0-6-0 Dock Shunter.