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Caterpillar Cranes


Caterpillar Cranes (Scrapped model)

There are different Caterpillar Cranes that can be seen all around Sodor, they have mainly been used in quarries and other work sites. Several scrapped cranes have also been seen several times.

One of these cranes was briefly seen working alongside the Sodor Construction Company for the reconstruction of Great Waterton in The Great Discovery.


The caterpillar cranes appear to be based on a USA military caterpillar crane.


Television Series



  • The ERTL models for the caterpillar cranes incorrectly refers to them as a 'he' as if there is only one of them and as if they're sentient.
  • It's likely that the Caterpillar Cranes may have been intended for Thomas & Friends' sister show, TUGS, as they are more detailed than most of the other vehicle props, and were possibly made shortly before TUGS' cancellation.


  • ERTL (discontinued; as "Crane")
Non-rail vehicles

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