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The Milk Van is an old-fashioned van used for transporting milk from Ffarquhar down to the dairy at Elsbridge.

Biography

The Railway Series

Every morning the van is coupled to Thomas' first train, the farmers send the milk to the stations and Thomas delivers the milk to the dairy. When Daisy was preparing for her first train, she refused to pull the van once it was coupled to her claiming it was "bad for her swerves", and she blew a fuse on purpose. Percy and Toby had to take the van in Thomas' absence and Daisy's refusal. However, now that Daisy has learnt sense, she sometimes takes the milk instead of Thomas.

The milk van has occasionally been added on Percy's Mail Train.

Technical Details

Basis

The milk van is based on the Great Western Railway's four-wheeled Siphon C milk van in The Railway Series. Awdry also made a model of the milk van for the Ffarquhar Branch layout using a K's kit that was based on the six-wheeled version.


Livery

The milk van is painted chocolate brown with a light grey roof and with "NW" in yellow paint on both sides. In the My Thomas Story Library books, the milk van was painted dark blue with white lettering reading "MILK" on both sides.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The milk van was not known to have been a part of the original Ffarquhar Branch layout, but was likely added during the mid-1960s, as the timetable was evolving to include Daisy, Mavis, and the enthusiast specials.
  • In the television series, the milk van was replaced with a milk tanker, despite it still being referred to as a van.

Merchandise

Gallery

The Railway Series

Main Series

Miscellaneous

Thomas & Friends

Miscellaneous

Merchandise


* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Dropped
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