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There are many different types of tankers on the Island of Sodor used to carry various kinds of liquids. They usually have very little influence in stories. They are also referred to as wagons or trucks and are rarely depicted with faces.

Tankers

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There are black, white, brown, silver, grey, and yellow tankers used to carry various liquids.

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  • The faces on the tankers were reused from the Slate Trucks.

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Fuel Tankers

Fuel tankers
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The fuel tankers are painted yellow with pictures of fire in red diamonds and "SODOR FUEL" in black on both sides. They are used to transport fuel. In the thirteenth season, the words "Sodor Fuel" were removed and a red gas can has taken their place.

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  • Fuel has also been transported in black tankers, and yellow tankers without any labels.
  • The title "Sodor Fuel" is an in-joke. Apparently it was supposed to sound like "Sod off, you all."
  • One fuel tanker model is on display in Canada at Nitrogen Studios.
  • A fuel tanker in a Railway Series illustration is the only time a tanker has been seen with a face in the books.

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Tar Tankers

"I heard tell aboot an engine and some tarr wagons."
"Shut up! It's not funny!
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— Douglas and James, Break Van
Tar tankers
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Tar Tankers are painted black with "TAR" written on the sides in white. They are used for transportation of tar across the North Western Railway. James once crashed into some after losing control of his trucks.

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  • Some tar tanker models are on display at Drayton Manor.
  • In Toad Stands By, several tar tankers can be seen with narrow gauge truck faces.

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Oil Tankers

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The oil tankers are painted black with "OIL" in white on the side. There are also a number of older, dirtier oil tankers that can be seen around Sodor. The utmost care must be taken with these in case of fire, as James once found out when his tankers caught fire. Up until Hero of the Rails, the oil tankers just said "OIL" but this was changed to an oil rig with oil coming out of it on a golden circle.

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Milk Tankers

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Milk Tankers are used to carry milk from local farms to the dairy at Elsbridge. Toby collects one from the dairy each morning on his way to Anopha with the quarrymen, and leaves it at Ffarquhar to be loaded. After being loaded, the van is coupled behind Clarabel and taken to the dairy on Thomas' first train. While Thomas was away having his front mended, a Diesel railcar named Daisy was brought to do his work. Daisy, who was then a lazy sort, did mind, and refused to pull the van, and so much to their annoyance Toby and Percy had to make special trips to deliver the milk. However, now that Daisy has learnt sense, she sometimes takes the milk instead of Thomas.

From Misty Island Rescue onwards, the words "Tidmouth Milk" have been replaced by a logo of a cow in a blue circle.

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  • Three milk wagons are currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • In the first and second seasons, due to budget limitations the milk tankers were painted half white and half black, the black side being used for oil and tar tankers.

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Raspberry syrup Tankers

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These wagons are painted pink with raspberries pictured on the sides. The model is currently on display at Drayton Manor. One only appeared in the eighth season episode, Too Hot for Thomas.

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Cream Tankers

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These wagons are cream with milk churns pictured on the side. The models are currently on display at Drayton Manor. It first appeared in the eighth season episode, Too Hot for Thomas.

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Water Tankers

Water tankers
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These wagons are painted sky blue. They first appeared in the nineteenth season episode, Toad and the Whale.

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Jam Tankers

Jam tankers
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Jam Tankers (known as Jelly Wagons in North America) carry jam. They are painted silver. They only appeared in the ninth season episode, Respect for Gordon, in which Gordon collided into them.


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Toffee Tankers

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Toffee Tankers (known as Taffy Wagons in North America) are painted orange. One appeared in the tenth season episode "Sticky Toffee Thomas".


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Diesel Tankers

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Diesel tankers carry diesel fuel. They first appeared in the magazine story, Magpie Mavis. In the eighteenth season, diesel fuel is transported by oil tankers.

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See Also

North Western Railway rolling stock
Annie and ClarabelHenriettaElsieToadIsabel and DulcieAlice and MirabelS. C. RuffeyFred PelhayRicketyU. L. P.VictoriaThomas' Special CoachTroublesome Trucks"The Flying Kipper"The Spiteful BrakevanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrucksCattle TrucksChina Clay trucksFfarquhar Quarry Co. TrucksFlatbeds, Conflats and WellwagonsUtility WagonsThe Breakdown TrainBrakevans
Old Slow CoachRockyHectorThe Chinese DragonMail CoachesGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherEmily's CoachesJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachGordon's Special CoachesHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeThe Open-Topped CarriagesStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsSalt WagonsTar WagonsBranch Line CoachesPlant VansFuel TankersSpecial CoachesOil TankersThe Fireworks VansCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHopper TrucksThe TravellerSlip Coaches
The Elderly BrakevanBennett 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 Coach

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