Rex is a green engine who enjoys nothing more than teasing Mike. He is a hard worker, but sometimes has problems with traction.
After Rex's old line in England closed down in 1967, he, Mike, and Bert were brought by Sir Topham Hatt and transferred to the Arlesdale Railway for mining and tourist traffic. After the railway secured a deal to transport wool to Arlesburgh, Rex was chosen to pull the first train. But after a negligent farmhand spilt some wool bales on the rails, Rex hit them and derailed. His train was rescued, but Rex had to remain there for several days until he could be lifted out.
- Rex will meet Winnie the Pooh, Ash Ketchum, Mickey Mouse, Littlefoot, Simba, Tai, Princess Twilight Sparkle and their friends in Pooh's Adventures of Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of The Lost Treasure and Tigger refers to him as "Rexy boy".
- Rex will guest star in Thomas' Adventures of Fantasia.
- Rex will meet Emerl & his friends In Team Robot In Thomas and Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
- Rex is best friends with Candy Apples.