Quarry trucks are special trucks that are used around the quarries of Sodor, for carrying stone and other materials.
Owned by the Ffarquhar Quarry Company, these small trucks are used to carry stone from the Anopha Quarry to Ffarquhar. They are usually faceless, although in Season 2's Percy's Predicament, the Spiteful Brake Van's face appeared on a truck. A stone truck was also seen with a face in Season 5's Oliver's Find. On some occasions, the stone trucks have been seen carrying china clay and even at the Clay Pits.
In the Railway Series, the stone trucks were painted in a range of colours, they also had the letters "FQC" in white lettering on both sides. In the television series, the stone trucks were just painted grey and brown, like the regular trucks.
The stone trucks are based on the SR 10 ton 5-plank open wagons. Once they were incorrectly depicted as 7-plank open wagons.
China Clay Trucks
|China Clay Trucks|
Owned by the Sodor China Clay Company, these large trucks are used to carry china clay from the Clay Pits, to Brendam Docks for shipping to the Mainland. On some occasions, the china clay trucks have been seen carrying scrap and stone.
The early livery of the china clay trucks was red and green, with their company's name in white lettering on both sides. In the Railway Series, the china clay trucks were painted grey and orange. In the television series, they are painted brown.
In the Railway Series, the china clay trucks were based on the 5-plank trucks. In the television series, the china clay trucks were based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway's bogie goods wagons scaled up to standard gauge and decreased in size.
- One of the models of the China Clay Trucks was used in Thomas' sister series TUGS, usually being pulled by the characters Puffa and the Goods Engine.
- In the Railway Series, the trucks were covered in tarpaulins, much like in real life. However, in the TV series, they are unrealistically left opened-topped.
Hoppers are larger than trucks, and are used to carry large amounts of coal and gravel all over Sodor. In Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure's large amounts of ballast were filled into the hoppers for the building of the new branch line. To date, Hector is the only hopper that has been named and seen with a face. The hoppers are mostly painted black and grey, while some others are painted yellow, brown. They are based on the British Railways' ZFV Dogfish Hoppers and the 22T Iron Ore Hoppers.