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Tankers, also known as Wagons, are round wagons designed for transporting liquids and other gaseous commodities.

Standard tankers

Standard tankers are used for transporting any type of liquid, rather than a specific type. These tankers feature no logos from other companies.

Liveries

Standard tankers come in black, grey and white. The tankers in Africa are purple maroon.

Trivia

Merchandise

Fuel tankers

Fuel tankers are used for carrying fuel and petrol. The utmost care must be taken with these in case of fire.

Livery

The fuel tankers are painted yellow. They originally had red warning signs and "SODOR FUEL" written in black on both sides. Since the switch to CGI, the tankers now carry an image of a red petrol can on both sides, replacing the original "SODOR FUEL" title.

In The Railway Series, fuel tankers painted green, red, blue and black have also appeared. Some of these tankers carry logos from companies such as BP and Shell.

Trivia

  • Fuel has also been transported in plain black and yellow tankers without any labels.
  • The title "Sodor Fuel" is an in-joke; apparently it was intended to sound like "sod off, you all".
  • One fuel tanker model was previously on display at Nitrogen Studios.

Merchandise

Tar tankers

Tar tankers are used for transporting tar. James once crashed into some after running out of control with a goods train.[1]

Livery

The tar tankers are painted black with "TAR" written in white on both sides.

Trivia

  • Eight tar tanker models are currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • Some tar tankers with faces appeared in Toad Stands By. The faces were sourced from the narrow gauge slate trucks.
  • In the first two seasons, due to budget limitations, the tar tankers were painted black on one side and white on the other, the latter side being used for the milk tankers.
  • In the fourth season there was only one Tar tanker model, however it only had the "TAR" writing on one side, as seen in Rusty to the Rescue.

Merchandise

Oil tankers

Oil tankers are primarily used for transporting oil. They have also been used for transporting diesel fuel.

Livery

The oil tankers are painted black. They originally had the word "OIL" painted on both sides in white, but since the switch to CGI, they now feature an olive logo depicting an oil rig with oil gushing out of it.

Trivia

  • Three oil tankers appear with faces in Journey Beyond Sodor.
  • One oil tanker model is currently on display at the Hara Model Railway Museum. Another oil tanker model and it's face is currently in possession of Twitter user TomJedski. 

Merchandise

Milk tankers

Milk tankers are used to transport milk from local farms to the dairy at Elsbridge. Each morning, Toby collects one from the dairy on his way to Anopha and leaves it at Ffarquhar for Thomas to take on his first train. Occasionally, Daisy also pulls the milk tanker, though she used to avoid this job.

Livery

The milk tankers are painted white. They originally had "TIDMOUTH MILK" painted on their sides in blue, but since the switch to CGI, they now carry a logo of a cow in a blue circle. In The Railway Series, the tankers are painted yellow.

Trivia

  • In the first two seasons, due to budget limitations, the milk tankers were painted half white and half black, with the latter side being used for the tar tankers.
  • Three milk tanker models are currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • In The Railway Series, the tankers have six wheels instead of four.
  • In the televised adaptation of Daisy, the milk tanker is called a van.

Merchandise

Raspberry syrup tankers

Raspberry syrup tankers are used for transporting raspberry syrup. One appears in the eighth season episode, Too Hot for Thomas.

Livery

The raspberry syrup tanker is painted maroon with a logo of a raspberry on both sides.

Trivia

  • The raspberry tanker model is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • Bachmann's HO and G scale models both depict the tanker with a logo different to the one used on the actual model.

Merchandise

Cream tankers

Cream tankers are used for transporting cream.

Livery

The cream tankers are painted cream with a logo depicting three milk churns on both sides.

Trivia

  • One cream tanker model is currently on display at Drayton Manor.

Merchandise

Jam tankers

Jam tankers (named jelly tankers in the US dub) are used for transporting jam. Gordon once crashed into a train of jam tankers.[2]

Livery

The jam tankers are painted silver.

Toffee tankers

Toffee tankers (named taffy tankers in the US dub) are used for transporting melted toffee. Thomas once took one of these tankers to a costume party when Toby was unable to.[3]

Livery

The toffee tankers are painted orange.

Merchandise

Water tankers

Water tankers are used for transporting water. They first appeared in Toad and the Whale.

Livery

The water tankers are painted sky blue.

Merchandise

Sugar tankers

Sugar tankers are used for transporting sugar. They appear in the book Dustin Comes in First.

Livery

The sugar tankers are painted sky blue. They have the words "SODOR SUGAR" and an image of a sugar bag painted on the front and rear ends.

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