The Ballast Spreader is an unusual-looking machine who replaces ballast on the North Western Railway. Unusually, he appears to be wearing glasses in the illustration.
In the Wooden Railway range, the Ballast Spreader is known as the "Sodor Railway Repair". However, this title is technically inaccurate, as he belongs to the North Western Railway and is not strictly used for repair.
The Ballast Spreader is painted yellow and carries the words "SODOR CHAIN LOAD UNDERCUT" on his side.
- Small Railway Engines (cameo)
- He was the first character in the Railway Series to wear glasses.
- Wooden Railway (as "Sodor Railway Repair"; discontinued)