"Honking horns!"
— Brewster's catchphrase

Brewster is a British hybrid diesel. He is an advanced trainee and works with the Chuggineers. He is one of the main characters in the series.


During Wilson, Brewster and Koko's first delivery outside of the Depot, a power cut occurred, causing Koko (an electric engine) to become stranded in the countryside. While Wilson took Koko back to the Depot, Brewster took the entire night shift delivery to Tootington all by himself- thankfully, he made it there safely. Soon after, Brewster became a runaway on the mountain after overloading with stone- subsequently being rescued by Wilson.

Dr. Ling later selected Brewster to be the first chugger to try out her latest invention- a speed booster. On his first run with it, it proved to be extremely faulty. Despite this, Brewster failed to tell Dr. Ling about said problems because of the fact that he was told that he would be receiving an award from the mayor of Tootington after his historically fast delivery. It wasn't until Hodge began speeding out of control with the booster that Brewster told Vee about the booster's faults.

Brewster would go on to join the Chuggineers, the building crew in Chuggington. After becoming stuck on the large crane while building the bridge connecting to Tootington's new high speed link, Brewster noticed that Zack had forgotten to weld one of the track sections; if Zack couldn't weld it in time, Tyne, who was drilling through the mountain, would plummet into the ravine. Thankfully, Zack was able to weld that track before Tyne broke through. Brewster's find led to the bridge being named after him.

Brewster later won the Rip Roaring Relay Race with Wilson, and with the help of Hodge, saved a ship coming into the Docks from running aground.


Brewster is young, inexperienced, generous, and eager to do work whenever he can. He takes criticism very well, and always uses it as a way to improve. He is always willing to help, and while he is teased for being slow, he doesn't mind it and focuses on his unique strengths. Brewster has shown to also be jealous towards other strong trainees, specifically Tai, but in the end, he knows that the most important thing is working together.

Technical Details


Brewster is based on the BR Class 23 Steel Mill logistics locomotive. He is also based on the BR Class 55, nicknamed 'Deltic', though being much smaller, having a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement. Brewster has only one cab, but real Class 23s have two cabs.


Brewster is painted royal blue with bright yellow lining, front and hub caps, along with black (originally dark blue) wheel trucks. His lights and horn are brass and are left unpainted. He also has a small red handle along his side.

When working for the Chuggineers, Brewster gains black and yellow hazard stripes along with a signature Chuggineer horn and lights.


Main Series

Badge Quest

  • Part 1 - Weighing It Up, Brewster’s Carwash, Rainbow Chuggers, Chug Patrol, Remember the Route, Squeaky Clean, Ready to Roll, Capable Brewster, Fire Safety, Helping Wheels, Running On Time, Animal Helper, Work Those Wheels, Buddy Badge, Brewster and the Star Map, Emergency Emery, Concentrate Wilson!, Follow the Leader, No Time to Waste, Keep Chuggington Beautiful and Who Do You Appreciate?
  • Part 2 - Town Criers, Couriers, Pull Together and Show and Tell Brewster
  • Part 3 - Home Sweet Home, Safeguarder Wilson, Look Out Brewster and Share the Load


Audio Files


First used Last used Sound Effect
Can't Catch Koko Active

In the Season 6 episodes Sleepyhead Koko and It's Not Easy Being Clean, Brewster is incorrectly depicted with Wilson's horn.

First used Last used Sound Effect
Sleepyhead Koko It's Not Easy Being Clean


  • Brewster is called Bastian in the German version, Rotem (רותם) in Hebrew, and Bruno in Latin America, Brazil, Poland, France and Italy.
    • In German, his catchphrase is, "Ach du dicke Lok!" which literally means "Oh you fat engine!" (Which is a pun on the german phrase "Ach du dickes Ei!" which literally means "Oh you fat egg!").
    • In Hebrew, he says "צופרים אדירים!" (Tzofarim Adirim, "Great horns!"). In Japanese, he says 「なんてこった!」(Oh, my!),and in Polish "Na świst pary!" ("On the whizz of steam!" a catchphrase he shares with Old Puffer Pete).
  • As shown in The Royal Chugger, Brewster's serial number in #001, meaning that he is the first of his kind.
  • Much of Brewster's merchandise differs from his TV appearance.
    • In a pre-production photo of his Bachmann model, his bogies are colored grey.
    • In his Interactive, Wooden, and Motorised models, his windows are colored sky-blue, and in the Die-Cast range, they were originally the same colour as himself.
  • His hobby is "people spotting", i.e. spotting humans do things that he has not seen them do before.
  • Brewster is the only chugger to have a landmark named after him, named Brewster Bridge.
  • His favorite car is the box car as told in Clunky Wilson.
  • He is the only trainee who's power source is diesel only, as Wilson, Hoot and Toot are diesel-electric, Piper is a steam engine, and Koko is fully electric.
    • Even if he is the only trainee that’s pure diesel, both the Class 23 and Class 55 on which he is based are diesel electric.
  • According to Koko in the episode Gold Rush, Brewster has a fear of heights.



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