Caterpillar Cranes (
A Caterpillar Crane is a mobile crane that runs on caterpillar tracks, many caterpillar cranes can be seen all around Sodor and mostly work in quarries and other worksites. Some scrapped cranes have also been seen several times.
One of these cranes was briefly seen working alongside the
Sodor Construction Company for the reconstruction of Great Waterton in The Great Discovery.
The caterpillar cranes appear to be based on a USA military caterpillar crane.
- Series 3 One Good Turn, Oliver Owns Up, and Heroes
- Series 4 Trucks, Steam Roller, Train Stops Play, Thomas and Stepney, Bowled Out, Toad Stands By, Thomas and the Special Letter, Special Attraction, and Fish
- Series 5 Horrid Lorry, Double Teething Troubles, Toby's Discovery, Something in the Air, Happy Ever After, Make Someone Happy, Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday and Rusty and the Boulder
- Series 7 Something Fishy ( scrapped), Peace and Quiet ( scrapped; non-scrapped in stock footage), and Harold and the Flying Horse ( stock footage)
- Series 8 Thomas to the Rescue ( scrapped), Percy's Big Mistake ( scrapped version), and Edward the Great ( scrapped)
- Series 9 Thomas and the Rainbow ( scrapped), Henry and the Flagpole, and Toby's Afternoon Off ( scrapped)
- Series 10 Thomas and the Shooting Star ( scrapped), and James the Second Best ( scrapped)
- Series 11 Dream On
- Series 12 Steady Eddie ( scrapped), and Rosie's Funfair Special ( scrapped)
The Ertl toys of the caterpillar cranes incorrectly refers to them as a "he" as if there is only one of them and as if they are sentient.
Ertl ( discontinued; as "Crane")
* | RWS only ** only |
*** Other Media only T&F