Thumper in "Rusty and The Boulder"

Number 12
Class Driller
Livery Driller
Line Tidmouth-Barrow-in-Furness mainline
Built 1991 (he was experimental)
Builder Driller
Designers Sir Topham Hatt I and William Stainer
Date to Birth October 31, 1991
Date to Death September 7, 2006 (aged 14)
First Appearance Rusty And The Boulder
Voice Actors Kerry Shale (UK/USA)

Thumper is a red quarry machine with two arms and caterpillar tracks, who was designed and bought for loosening rocks and enabling the workman to collect it faster. He proved useful, but often went out of control, which caused a huge boulder to run loose and chase the narrow-gauge engines down the line. These days he is mainly used for slate mining.


  • Thumper's theme is Mining Melancholy from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest for the SNES.


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