Ivo's Flying Bedstead
Talyllyn Railway's "Toby"
( 686 mm, narrow gauge)
Petrol driven trolley
Skarloey Railway Workshops
Mark V, nicknamed " Ivo's Flying Bedstead" by the railway staff, is a petrol driven trolley that the Thin Controller and Mr. Hugh use to get around the Skarloey Railway.
Mr. Ivo Hugh built the first trolley shortly after 1953 in the Railway's own workshops. By 1987, after three other trolleys, he was using Mark V. It is parked at the siding near
Cros-ny-Cuirn station and Mr. Hugh uses it to patrol the line and travels on it to and from Crovan's Gate every day. It is commonly known as "Ivo’s Flying Bedstead".
Ivo's Flying Bedstead is based on the
Talyllyn Railway's "Toby", a small four-wheeled personal carrier that can pull a couple of wagons if required. It was built by John Bate and entered service in 1955.
There have been five different trolleys used on the Skarloey Railway, thus the current one being Mark V.
Mark I - was the first and original electric trolley.
Mark II - was the second electric trolley.
Mark III - was the third electric trolley.
Mark IV - was the fourth electric trolley.
Mark V - is the current and fifth electric trolley.
The term "Mark" is often used to refer to a different version or model of a product. The numbers used to refer to each trolley are in Roman Numerals.
Ivo's Flying Bedstead's basis
* | RWS only ** only T&F
Skarloey | Rheneas | Sir Handel | Peter Sam | Duncan | Duke | Ivo Hugh* | Bertram** | Mighty Mac** | Freddie** | Luke**
Rusty | Fred*
The Ghost Engine** | Proteus**
Agnes, Ruth, Lucy and Jemima* | Gertrude and Millicent* | Ada, Jane and Mabel* | Saloon Coaches* | Coaches** | Refreshment Coach**
Trucks | Slate Trucks | Gunpowder Vans** | Quarry Trucks** | Flatbeds* | Conflats | Well Wagons** | Slab Wagons** | V Tipper Trucks*
Beatrice* | Cora* | Brake Vans | SR Breakdown Train** | The "Weedkiller"* | Art Transporters* | The Sleigh Wagon*
Madge** | Colin** | Merrick** | Owen**
The Owner (* | ) Sir Handel Brown I, Sir Handel Brown II The Thin Controller (* | ) Mr. Mack, Mr. Robert Sam, Mr. Peter Sam, Mr. Roger Sam Mr. Hugh (* | ) David Hugh I, Ivo Hugh, David Hugh II Sir Topham Hatt** | Mr. Percival**
Crovan's Gate ( | ) Engine Sheds Cros-ny-Cuirn | Glennock | Rheneas ( | ) Viaduct, Tunnel Lakeside | Skarloey ( | ) Slate Quarry The Depot** | Bluebell Valley** | Valley View** | Sodor Castle** | Standard and Narrow Gauge Tunnel Runby** | Old Iron Bridge** | Tea Room Station** | Mountain Village Station** | Blue Mountain Quarry** | Strawberry Grove** | Rumblin Bridge** | Elephant Park** | Boulder Quarry** | The Old Wooden Bridge** | Ulfstead Castle** | Sodor Steamworks** | The Transfer Yards** | The Wharf** | Skarloey Coal Yard** | Green Hills Junction** | The Old Trestle Bridge | Culdee Fell (** | ) Caves, Hill Middle Station | Vicarstown Goods Yard