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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, he/she 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 he/she 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 his/her side.

Basis

The Ballast Spreader's specific basis is unknown, however he/she 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.

Appearance

Railway Series

Trivia

  • He/she was the first and only railway character in the Railway Series to wear glasses.
  • In the Railways Series he/she was depicted with a black face, but his/her Wooden Railway model is depicted with the traditional grey face.

Merchandise

Merchandise Gallery

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 Brake VanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrucksCattle TrucksQuarry TrucksFfarquhar Quarry Co. TrucksFlatbeds, Conflats and WellwagonsUtility WagonsThe Breakdown TrainBrake Vans
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 CoachesPlank TrucksFuel TankersOil TankersThe Fireworks VansCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHopper TrucksThe TravellerSlip CoachesJudy and Jerome
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 Coach

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