Skiff was a rowboat who was modified to run on the rails as a railboat.


Skiff was owned by John Hurt, an ex Navy man who dwells on Sodor. After John is arrested for identity theft, Skiff is placed in Phil Aardman's care. When his father Amos comes to visit, Phil modifies Skiff to make him a railboat, providing Skiff to his father as a means of entertainment during his visit. 

After being released from jail, John quietly reclaims Skiff and uses him to navigate Sodor in search of an ancient treasure. Upon finding the treasure, Sailor John carelessly stops Skiff on the Main Line to marvel at his newfound wealth. As a result, Henry has a collision with Skiff, destroying Skiff and killing John in the process.  



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