Salvage Viking Mainland Canal Crane


Salvage is a hyper gantry crane who works at a canal on the Mainland.


Thomas & Friends Is The Legend In Viking Railway

When Thomas travelled to the Mainland, he met Salvage. He stopped Thomas on his way to Bridling Goods Yard, demanded he told him something new and sings Who's Thomas?. Thomas tricks him and passed through underneath him. Later on, Salvage and Beresford picked Thomas up with his hook and helped him to hide from Heather and Mavis after escaping from the Quarry. This ended up with Thomas and Ryouma pass by making their way back home to Berk.


Salvage is usually lonely having no one to talk to, with engines often passing through with other work. His rather agressive way of getting to know new engines makes it hard for him to make friends, as shown by him dropping a fishing boat in front of Thomas and slinging Thomas up with his hook in a later encounter, but he's well meaning, though jealous of the freedom engines have to go anywhere.

Technical Details

Salvage is based on a Stothert & Pitt electric hyper gantry crane. Four examples of this type of crane are preserved at the M Shed museum at Prince's Wharf, Bristol. The American Crane is also another member of this design.


Salvage is painted orange with silver and blue lining and white hazard stripes.


Thomas & Friends Is The Legend In Viking Railway


  • 2020 - Made in Berk

He will appear in the twenty-fourth series.

Music Videos

  • Made in Berk - Who's Thomas? and The Most Important Thing is Being Friends


  • 2020 - Made in Berk, Made in Berk: Sticker Activity Book and Made in Berk The Episode Storybook

Voice Actors

  • Jeff Bennett (UK/US)
  • Hiroshi Miyauchi (Japan)
  • Michal Podsiadlo (Poland)
  • Jose Luis Miranda (Latin America)


  • Salvage speaks with a Caribbean accent.
  • Salvage is the first character to be voiced by an actor of African descent.


  • Motor Road and Rail
  • Capsule Plarail
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