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There are many Canal Boats in Sodor's waterways. They are a popular tourist attraction, going up and down rivers and canals.

Sodor Valley

Sodor Valley is a narrowboat which resides at Hawin Croka Canal.

Technical Details

Livery

Sodor Valley is painted red with green borders and yellow lining. Her hull is painted black with a white stripe and a red triangle underneath her rudder. Her name (Sodor Valley) is painted on her sides and hull in white. Her exhaust pipe is painted black with three red rings around the top.

Apearances

Merchandise

  • Ertl (as "The Canal Boat"; discontinued)


Lady Claire

Lady Claire is a narrowboat which transports goods and materials. She resides at Brendam Docks.

Technical Details

Livery

Lady Claire is painted green with a black hull. Her cabin sides are decorated with red borders and yellow lining, while her name is painted in white on her hull. Her company's name is also painted on the sides of her cabin in white. Her exhaust pipe is painted black with two gold bands around the top.

Appearances


Sodor Rose

Sodor Rose is another narrowboat which transports goods and materials. She also resides at Brendam Docks.

Technical Details

Livery

Sodor Rose is painted maroon with gold lining and a black hull. Her name (Sodor Rose) is painted in white with gold backing.

Appearances

Samuel James Ltd Cartage No. 181089

Samuel James Ltd Cartage No. 181089 is a narrowboat which transports goods and materials.

Technical Details

Livery

Samuel James Ltd Cartage No. 181089 is painted black with yellow lining and red panels. She has a white stripe around the top of her hull. Her company's name (Samuel James Ltd Cartage) and her number (No. 181089) are painted on the sides of her cabin in white. Her exhaust pipe is painted black with two gold bands around the top.

Appearances

Sodor Maid

Sodor Maid is a popular narrowboat which resides at Hawin Croka Canal, however she has also been seen at Brendam Canal.

The Fat Controller and his family once took Sodor Maid out when they were on holiday, however ended up stuck on a mudbank, where other narrowboats were unable to free them. They were eventually rescued by Percy with the Breakdown Train and taken to Tidmouth Hault. [1]

Technical Details

Livery

Sodor Maid is painted green and red with yellow lining. She has a black hull with a large white stripe around the top and two smaller green and red stripes beneath. Her name (Sodor Maid) is painted on her sides in white with floral decorations. Her exhaust pipe is painted black with red and yellow bands.

Appearances

Trivia

  • Sometime between the fifth and eighth series, Sodor Maid's model was completely rebuilt, likely due to damage sustained while being shipped to Canada for the filming of Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Changes to the model include:
    • She becomes taller and narrower.
    • The curves on her side body panels become much sharper and higher up.
    • The rectangular sections on her side are now all equal in length. Additionally, her name is now written on the front rectangles as well as the back rectangles.
    • The pattern on her front end is changed to match the pattern on her back end.
    • The white stripe around her hull becomes much thicker.
    • The portholes and entrance on her sides are removed.
    • The detailing on her roof is removed.

Heart of Sodor

Heart of Sodor is another narrowboat which resides at Hawin Croka Canal. She once tried to rescue Sodor Maid from a mudbank, but to no avail.

Technical Details

Livery

Heart of Sodor is painted light blue with dark blue panels and white lining. Her roof is painted dark blue with red lining. She has a black hull with a thick white stripe around the top. The word "Sodor" is painted on her hull at the rudder end in white with red backing. Her exhaust pipe is painted black with one red band at the top and one blue band beneath.

Appearances


Other Canal Boats

Several other canal boats have been seen in blue and green colours. One was also featured at the Wharf named "Reg of Sodor No.1".

Edward was given the job of pulling a canal boat named River Rose along the canal in the magazine story, "Edward and the River Rose!". River Rose also appeared in the magazine story, Little and Light. A canal boat with the name "Alice Marie" briefly appeared in the 2003 magazine story, "Surprise, Surprise!". A black canal boat with a face appeared in the magazine story, "Too Hot to Work!".

A water ride at Thomas Land in Japan called The Exciting Cruise makes use of the various Sodor Canal Boats with names such as "Tidmouth Maid", "Princess Dandelion", "Sodor Queen" and "Bluebell Valley".

List of sentient Canal Boats

Trivia

  • A model of a canal boat is currently on display at Drayton Manor.

References


Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only
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