Quarry trucks are a type of truck used at quarries for carrying bulk material.
Anopha Quarry Trucks
The Anopha Quarry trucks belong to the Ffarquhar Quarry Company.
These trucks are used for transporting stone down from the quarry. They are first loaded with stone and are shunted into the sidings by Mavis. Toby then arrives to take the trucks up to Ffarquhar for another engine to take away.
The Anopha Quarry trucks are based on 5 and 7-plank open wagons.
Each truck is painted in a different livery, such as yellow, orange, pink, brown or grey, accompanied with 'FQC' on their sides in white or light grey.
- Branch Line Engines - Percy's Predicament
- Tramway Engines - Mavis and Toby's Tightrope
- Toby, Trucks and Trouble - Mavis and the Lorry and Bulstrode
- Thomas Comes Home - Snow Problem, Washout! and Toby's Megatrain
- Wilbert the Forest Engine - Foaming at the Funnel
According to the Railway Series book, Oliver the Western Engine, ballast trucks were considered to be the worst of all for a long time. This was until Donald and Douglas managed to transform goods traffic on both the Main Line and the Little Western. In addition they stopped their teasing towards Oliver when he pulled S.C. Ruffey, their leader, apart.
Ballast trucks are based on 7 and 8-plank open wagons. They were later replaced by mineral wagons.
The 7-8 plank ballast trucks are painted in pink, blue, brown, grey and orange while the mineral wagons are painted orange, light grey and brown.
- Oliver the Western Engine - Resource and Sagacity and Toad Stands By
- Wilbert the Forest Engine - Wired-Up
The Host Wagons are a type of truck designed to carry narrow gauge trucks over larger gauge track. When it is carrying a guard's van, it can be used as the first or last wagon in the train.
A real life example from the Padarn Railway, a slate carrying line, can be found at the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum at the Talyllyn Railway.
Mine Trolleys, known as Mine Carts in the US, are special types of wagons, they are used for transporting materials across the mines, mostly stone. Occasionally, some mine trolleys have been used at the quarries, and other work sites.
The mine trolleys first appeared in Blue Mountain Mystery, working at the Blue Mountain Quarry. In Tale of the Brave, wooden mine trolleys were used by the workmen for transporting China clay around the Clay Pits, they were also used to unload China clay into the trucks for engines like Bill and Ben, who then take them to Brendam Docks. In the 4-D attraction, Bubbling Boilers, several mine trolleys were seen inside the Ulfstead Mine, in which Thomas bumps into after having a brakes failure, the mine trolleys starting to roll down the line, chasing after Thomas, until Thomas finally managed to bump them right off the rails and into the muddy water underneath.
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- “Lucky you! All I can see is another truck's backside!”
- ―A slate truck, Journey Beyond Sodor
The North Western Railway owns a few slate trucks. Although they are designed to transport slate and slabs, they have also been seen transporting crates. Two of these were a part of the train Thomas took to the Mainland.
The slate trucks are based on the 2-bar wooden slate wagons of the Talyllyn Railway, scaled up accordingly. Two extra wooden planks are also present on one end to allow room for a face.
The slate trucks are painted grey.
- The slate trucks are the first trucks to have a completely different face design, compared to former trucks in the CGI Series.
- Much like the model series, they share this design with the tankers.
- The trucks were seen in test preview footage for Big World! Big Adventures!, they were absent in the finished product.
GWR Grampus are small stone trucks found on the mainland. Though usually meant for stone, those seen have lettering for the Permanent Way department.
The GWR Grampus is based on real grampus wagons used on the Great Western Railway.