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The Ballast Spreader
  • Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)

The Ballast Spreader is an unusual-looking machine who replaces ballast on the North Western Railway. Unusually, it is seen wearing glasses.

In the Wooden Railway range, the Ballast Spreader is known as the "Sodor Railway Repair". However, this title is technically inaccurate, as it belongs to the North Western Railway and is not strictly used for repair.

Livery

The Ballast Spreader is painted yellow and carries the words "SODOR CHAIN LOAD UNDERCUT" on its side.

Basis

The Ballast Spreader's specific basis is unknown, however it is based on a Ballast regulator, a piece of rail transport maintenance of way equipment used to shape and distribute the gravel track ballast. They are often used in conjunction with ballast tampers when maintaining track.

Appearances

Trivia

  • It was the only character in the Railway Series to wear glasses.
  • In the Railway Series, it was depicted with a black face, but its Wooden Railway toy is depicted with the traditional grey face to match the other characters.

Merchandise

Merchandise Gallery

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 CoachHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyThe Funfair TrainHoppersThe TravellerSlag WagonsMine 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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