"Ahe-he-hem! Excuse me? Do you need to be recycled?"
"(gasp) No!"
"Hmm... Thought not! So, come on, out of the way! That's it, move along!
— Irving and Koko, Koko Pulls it Off

Irving is a medium-sized dark red diesel engine who handles the recycling chores around Chuggington.


Irving handles the recycling and garbage. He has a recycling area off of the main depot. Irving may look a little snappish, but he can be very helpful to others. He is an adult chugger with a perfectionist streak. He is also very proud of his work at the Recycling Center, and boasts that nothing is ever thrown away in Chuggington. He often speaks in third person, and is also strict when things go bad.

Technical Details


Irving is based on a Beilhack Rotary Snowblower, minus the plow on the front and modified with two sweepers.


Irving is painted dark red with a light gray cab roof and a dark gray underbody. He has caution stripes on the corners behind his engine area. His window frames are painted light gray.


  • He likes to keep things neat and tidy.
  • He can be very strict sometimes.
  • Unlike other Chuggers, he pronounces words freely behind his sweepers.
  • His head is smaller in comparison to his eyes, making them appear larger.
  • He has severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, in regards to cleanliness and order. In several episodes, most notably in Eddie Finds Time - Vee becomes annoyed by his paranoia of the current time, by asking her countless times every few seconds.
  • In German he is called Erwin, in Hebrew he is called שלמה (Shlomo), in Polish, he is called Iwo.
  • He can be unkind to other trainees and chuggers.
  • His horn is the same as the Trainz Generic Diesel Locomotive Horn.
  • Irving has had two horn sounds throughout the series. His original horn sound can be heard in Brewster's Little Helper.
  • Irving and Old Puffer Pete are the only two chuggers with glasses.
    • Coincidentally, both Irving and Pete are voiced by Paul Panting in the UK dub.
  • Irving has yet to be seen in Season 6.
  • Unlike other Chuggers, both of his bogies appear to be hinged to a single base, so whenever his body moves around, they are attached to the base that supports both of his bogies.



Main Series

Badge Quest

  • Part 1 - TBA
  • Part 2 - TBA
  • Part 3 - TBA

Irving has not appeared on the show since 2015.


Behind the Scenes

Merchandise Gallery




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