- “Hello! Are you happy to be here?"
- ―'Arry and Bert to Fergus, Fergus Breaks the Rules, seventh series
History and Operations
Thomas & Friends
The main building on the site is a large warehouse known as the Smelter's Shed. Inside the shed are a number of different tracks, a turntable, the manager's office, and a large claw known as The "Grabber".
The outside of the ironworks is littered with twisted pieces of scrap metal, including those of old steam engines. Because of this, many of the engines find the Ironworks to be rather spooky, especially so during the night, when falling sparks illuminate scary shadows inside the shed.
When Stepney accidentally got lost, he wound up at the ironworks. 'Arry and Bert, the Ironworks' resident diesel shunters, attempted to scrap him using the "Grabber" but were fortunately stopped just in time by Sir Topham Hatt.