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There are two types of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway open trucks in the television series.

They are also simply known as trucks in the UK narration or cars in the US narration.

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Short Trucks

These trucks are rolling stock used for transporting goods and materials throughout the railways, such as the North Western Railway.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

When Diesel came on trial to the North Western Railway, he attempted to pull some old, rusty and empty trucks. Diesel found it difficult to move the trucks and was very forceful with them, as they had stiff joints and some of their brakes were on. He got so frustrated with the trucks that he accidentally overturned some when their brakes finally snapped. Diesel could not move the remaining trucks and was forced to give up, as a result, he was made into a laughing stock by the other trucks. [1]

These trucks are commonly used for transporting China clay and stone, and are usually found at the Clay Pits and the Ffarquhar Quarry. They were once used by Edward for transporting pieces of scrap from Wellsworth Scrap Yard.

Personalities

Despite being faceless, these trucks are apparently sentient as some were visible amongst the Troublesome Trucks singing at Diesel.

Technical Details

Basis

These trucks are based on the real Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 4-wheel wagons, scaled up from narrow gauge to standard gauge.

Types of truck designs

Livery

These trucks are painted in either the same or different shade of brown.

Appearances

Trivia

  • A truck's model was used in a few episodes in TUGS, particularly being pulled by the steam engine character Puffa.
  • Twitter user ThomasTankMerch owns a Tenmille version of this truck.
  • Some of these trucks had their brake pipes removed to accommodate a face, but this never happened onscreen.

Merchandise

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Long Trucks

These trucks are rolling stock used for transporting goods and materials throughout the railways, such as the North Western Railway.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Two of these trucks, loaded with pipes, were used during the repairs of the Viaduct. [2]

Toby was once given the job of transporting some trucks of saplings to the forest for planting, as the old trees were damaged due to a fierce storm. [3]

Personalities

Despite being faceless, these trucks are apparently sentient as some were visible amongst the Troublesome Trucks singing at Diesel.

Basis

These trucks are based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway bogie goods wagons, scaled up from narrow gauge to standard gauge.

Livery

In the CGI series, these trucks are painted in different liveries, such as brown and olive green, all in either the same or different shade.

In the model series, these trucks trucks are painted in either the same or different shade of red.

Appearances

Merchandise

References



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