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Plank trucks are open-topped wooden trucks used to transport goods and other things. Some particular ones may often be Troublesome Trucks if they have faces.

7-Plank Trucks




7-Plank Trucks

7-plank trucks are mostly utilized for the transportation of stone and coal. Due to their ubiquitous nature on the railway, they have been employed for carrying a variety of other materials, such as wood, sand, china clay, bricks and even debris after large storms. From the eighth season until the sixteenth season, they have been known to transport specific goods which would be better suited for closed trucks; some of these goods include fruits and vegetables, books, cocoa powder, sugar, presents and raw fish. Since the seventeenth season, they carried these goods such as fish in closed crates.


These trucks are based on 7 plank open trucks.


7-plank trucks have been seen in many liveries such as dark grey, dark green, or brown with black frames, although in recent years, they have also been seen in red, green, blue, pink and many other liveries. Privately-owned trucks typically have their own specific livery.


6-Plank Trucks



6-plank Trucks

6-Plank Trucks are a bit smaller than 7-Plank Trucks. They are often used for mining. Both the Anopha Quarry and the Sodor China Clay Company own some. One appeared in the third season episode, Gordon and the Famous Visitor.


These trucks are based on 6-plank open wagons.


The colour of the trucks may vary. Some are painted plain grey, while some orange or red.


5-Plank Trucks



5-plank Trucks (Type 1)



5-plank Trucks (Type 2)

Often when mining for coal or rocks, 5-plank Trucks are used. Their size makes them ideal to fit into low tunnels or mines. The Anopha Quarry owns some. Throughout the series there have been two types of these trucks; some long and some short.


These trucks are based on 5-plank open wagons. Some have been sized down to being shorter.


These trucks have mostly been painted black, brown or grey. One has the letters 'NE' written in white. Some that are owned have the owner's initials written on in white.



Henry's Lucky Trucks


Henry's Lucky Trucks

One icy winter, Henry was the only engine to make his deliveries on time. Thomas attributes this to the big green engine having lucky trucks. Unfortunately, one day Edward took them and when Henry finally caught up with him, Henry runs into the trucks, destroying them. Henry realises that his trucks weren't lucky after all.

They only appeared in the eleventh season episode, Henry's Lucky Day.


Henry's lucky trucks are based on 7 plank end door wagons.

North Western Railway rolling stock
Annie and ClarabelHenriettaElsieToadIsabel and DulcieAlice and MirabelS.C. RuffeyFred PelhayRicketyU.L.P.N.C.B.VictoriaThomas' Other CoachesTroublesome TrucksThe Flying KipperThe Spiteful Brake VanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrainAnimal WagonsQuarry TrucksFlatbeds, Conflats and Well WagonsMail CoachesUtility VansUtility TrucksThe Secondary Breakdown CraneThe Breakdown TrainBrake VansVansOld TendersPlank TrucksBranch Line CoachesTankersOpen-Topped Carriages
Old Slow CoachRockyHectorSlip CoachesJudy and JeromeGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyThe Funfair TrainHoppersThe TravellerLadle TrucksMine Trolleys
The Elderly Brake VanBennett and Co.The New CoachThe Special Stationmaster's HomeThe Carriage CaféThe Animal Sanctuary CoachThe Naughty Pink TruckThe Posh CoachesAnnie and Clarabel's Old FriendCarols on WheelsThe Old Guard's VanThe Play CoachCircus CoachesThe Station CoachThe Grabber TruckAquarium Tank Wagons

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