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Flatbeds, conflats and well wagons are used for transporting large and heavy loads.

Flatbeds

Flatbeds are bogie wagons with a flat surface. They are mainly used for transporting large loads such as girder beams, rails, timber, pipes and scrap metal. Some are also used for transporting small loads such as cargo and equipment.

On Misty Island, there are flatbeds designed for transporting logs.


Personality

Though always faceless these flatbeds can be spotted amongst the trucks singing Pop Goes the Diesel. Some flatbeds once broke away from Edward, these individuals were described as Troublesome Trucks.

Basis

The flatbeds are based on the Great Western Railway J28 Macaw B and heavily modified SECR Utility Vans.

Types of flatbed designs

Livery

These flatbeds are often painted grey, while others are painted black with rusty bogie frames.

Merchandise

Conflats

Conflats are small, four-wheeled wagons. They are used for transporting lighter and smaller loads, such as crates, short logs and small locomotives.

Basis

Though their overall look resembles British Railways 13-ton conflats, their models were made from the frames of a tanker and a van.


Merchandise

SR brake van flatbed

This flatbed is a former SR brake van, it is often used to transport pipes, road vehicles and sometimes small engines such as Percy.

At first it had poles to keep the pipe loads in place, but later lost these. When transporting Caroline to the cricket field it gained temporary wooden blocks to prevent Caroline rolling off during transit.

Basis

This flatbed is based on a SR brakevan, nicknamed "Pillbox".

Types of flatbed designs

Livery

This flatbed is painted black

Trivia

  • This variant of flatbed was created for Thomas' sister show TUGS. It featured prominently in the episode High Tide being pulled by the goods engine before falling into the canal in an accident.

Well wagons

Well wagons are flat wagons with a lowered section in the middle. They are used for transporting loads that would otherwise be too tall for a normal flatbed, such as heavy machinery, vehicles and locomotives.

Basis

The well wagons are based on the Great Western Railway 35-ton Crocodile G.

Merchandise


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