When Oliver was pushed into the turntable well by the troublesome trucks and later returned from the works, Fred Pelhay was one of the trucks who teased him. They stopped their teasing towards Oliver, when he pulled S.C. Ruffey, their leader, apart.
Fred is based on a "Private Owner" 8 plank fixed-end coal wagon.
Fred Pelhay is painted bright orange with white painted writing on both sides. Only the words "FRED PELHAY" are visible in the illustration, but the writing on the Wooden Railway model reads "FRED PELHAY COAL CO.".