Toby is the No.7 Tram of the North Western Railway
Toby is old, but wise, hardworking and knowledgeable enough about running branch lines to justify running Thomas' line with Daisy after Percy's accident with the trucks until Thomas came back. He is also savvy enough to control the trucks. However, his advanced age and design means that he is weaker than the other engines. While Toby is always ready to work hard without any fuss, he can be a bit temperamental sometimes, especially when young and inexperienced engines who are full of themselves make things difficult for him. However, work at the quarry line often soothes off his moods without any cause of grief to anyone, except of course his old faithful coach, Henrietta.
Toby is based of the LNER J70/GER C53 Class Tram Engine. Originally Designed by James Holden, 12 locomotives were built between 1903 and 1921 at the GER's Stratford Works. These locomotives were notable as the first steam locomotives on the GER to use Walschaerts Valve Gear. They were used on Wisbech and Upwell Tramway, as well as working at ports of Great Yarmouth and Ipswich in the 1950's. The Last of the class was withdrawn in 1955, with none surviving into preservation.
- Toby leaves the Steam Team after Episode 1