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There are many shunting yards on Sodor.

Knapford Large Yard

Knapford Large Yard is a large shunting yard located in Knapford. It has a plenty of sidings for trucks and a carriage shed. It also has a high-level section of track, although it is unknown where it leads.

Knapford Yard has been seen frequently since the introduction of the CGI Series. Stafford and Charlie seem to be based here. Stanley, Diesel and Philip have also been seen working here.

For more information, see the Knapford Yards page.


Knapford Station Yard

Knapford Station has been seen in every special and series of Thomas and Friends (except for the fifth) however, the yard was only introduced in The Adventure Begins. It has appeared regularly since. Philip works here as a permanent shunter. Stafford has also been seen working here.


Vicarstown Goods Yard

This article is about 'the yard'. You may be looking for 'The depot'.

Vicarstown Goods Yard is a large shunting yard in Vicarstown. It first appeared in the first series episode, Tenders and Turntables, but never appeared again until Journey Beyond Sodor after 33 years of absence. Rosie has been seen working in both the yard and at the station.

For more information, see the Vicarstown Yards page.


Tidmouth Yard

Tidmouth Yard is a yard that appeared regularly throughout the second and third series. It has coal hoppers and a small turntable. The yard is just next to Tidmouth Station and behind the coal hoppers. The stationmaster's house is located here.


Crosby Yard

There is a small yard at Crosby station. In the second series, Duck crashed into a barber's shop here and in the fifth series, George caused trouble for Duck and Gordon in the yard. As of the fifth series, the barber's shop seems to have disappeared.


Lower Suddery Yard

In the third series, a small shunting yard was added near Lower Suddery station. It was here that Percy had his frightening encounter with The Chinese Dragon.


Wellsworth Yard

There is a small yard next to Edward's Station. Bill and Ben had to help out BoCo and Edward here when extra goods had arrived.


Ffarquhar Yard

There is a small yard at Ffarquhar station. Thomas found out he had a fish in his watertank here.


Elsbridge Yard

There is a yard at Elsbridge. The Carriage Shed is located here. It is located between Elsbridge station and Elsbridge crossing.


Tea Room Station Yard

There is a small yard behind the Tea Room Station on the Skarloey Railway. Duncan once collected an elephant statue from here.


Callan Yard

There is a yard at Callan station. It appeared in the fourth, fifth and sixth series. This is where Oliver took on S.C. Ruffey and the other trucks and ended up pulling the former apart. According to the official website, it is known as Oliver's Yard.


Arlesburgh Goods Yard

Arlesburgh Goods Yard is a small yard that was originally a construction yard when the Harwick Branch Line was being built, and was also where supplies for the construction of the Harwick Branch Line was stored. The grand opening of the branch line also happened at this yard. Calles Cavern is located nearby.

Several engines and vehicles worked at the construction yard during construction of the branch line, including Thomas, James, Duck, Donald, Douglas, Oliver, Stanley, Samson, Marion, Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Max and Monty.

After the construction was completed it was turned in a shunting yard, and sheds for Ryan and Daisy were built afterwards. It was first introduced in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure while the Harwick Branch Line was in construction. However, it was not completely finished until the twentieth series.

Judy and Jerome are also based here.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials


Skarloey Yard

Skarloey station Yard is located near the station. It only appeared in Series 4.


Abbey Yard

Abbey yard is a shunting yard that has 4 rails. It appeared in Series 9 and 11.


Maron Yard

Maron yard is located near Maron station. It has appeared in Series 1, 67, 8, and 10 onwards.


Knapford Sheds Yard

Knapford Sheds yard is a large shunting yard located near Knapford Sheds. It only appeared in Series 7 and the special, Calling All Engines!.


Tidmouth Hault Yard

Tidmouth Hault Yard is located near Tidmouth Hault Sheds. It only appeared only in Series 5.


Rumblin Bridge Yard

Rumblin Bridge has a shunting yard that has three rails on the other side of the station. It only appeared in The Grand Opening while the station itself appeared in the aforementioned episode, The Runaway Elephant, The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop and Harold and the Flying Horse.


Crovan's Gate Yard

Crovan's Gate has a shunting yard for both standard and narrow gauge engines. It was only seen in Series 4. The sheds for the narrow gauge engines are located near here. Also shed that resembles Vicarstown Sheds is seen nearby.


Sodor Steamworks Yard

Sodor Steamworks has a little shunting yard on its west. It was introduced in Hero of the Rails.

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