The Float Lorry is a red lorry who only appeared in the magazines.
Stephen and Bridget Hatt made a float for a carnival on Thomas' Branch Line. The Float Lorry was then chosen to carry the float with a replica of Thomas, which Stephen and Bridget built themselves. On the day of the carnival, as Thomas past the procession, he spies the float that looks just like him.
- 1998 - The Carnival!
- It looks similar to that of a Horrid Lorry. However, the Float Lorry was introduced four months before the fifth season episode, Horrid Lorry, in which the Horrid Lorries made their début appearances.