When Oliver returned 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.
In the TV series, S. C. Ruffey was rebuilt following his incident, but took care not to disclose the true nature of his rebuild.
S. C. Ruffey is an old experienced truck with a bad attitude and rough habbits. He is the leader of a gang of trucks that work Oliver's Yards and one day pushed him down the turntable pit. After that, S. C. Ruffey and the gang sang rude songs about Oliver - but Oliver paid him back!
- Regular (1998)
- "Santa's Toys"