Bio in the Railway Series
When Oliver returned from the Works after falling in a turntable well, S. C. Ruffey and the trucks sang rude songs about the event. Toad, worried by the lack of respect for the engines, consulted with Oliver and Duck and made a plan. Oliver then shunted S. C. Ruffey and his lieutenants and prepared to pull them. S. C. Ruffey rallied the trucks into holding back, but this only resulted in S. C. Ruffey being pulled apart. The Fat Controller attributed the incident to the wagon's poor condition, but told Oliver not to disclose the fact, saying it was "bad for discipline". After his parts were cleaned up S. C. Ruffey was scrapped.
Bio in the television series
S. C. Ruffey was rebuilt following his incident and wisely did not disclose the true nature of his rebuild.
The Official Website states that S. C. Ruffey is an old and experienced ring-leader. It also states that he still works in Oliver's yard.
- S.C. Ruffey will become Little Bear's enemy in Little Bear's Adventures of Thomas & Friends: The Classic Series.
- S.C. Ruffey is best friends with Fiddlesticks.