Sir Handel Lloyd Brown II is the current owner of the Skarloey Railway. He succeeded his father, who was the previous owner. Sir Handel Brown II was born in 1924, and he is the cousin of Sir Charles Topham Hatt.
In 1969, he was told by Mr. Peter Sam about Duke. He arranged for Duke to be restored, and he returned to service in 1982. He later purchased two worn out Hunslet Diesels from the National Coal Board and, using parts from both engines, constructed Fred. He also arranged for Ivo Hugh to be built.
In 1951, he married Rachael Qualtrough, a descendant of the last Bishop of Sodor. They have two children, Rebecca Dorothy and Handel Qualtrough, who has administered the estate since 1994.