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Caterpillar Cranes


Caterpillar Cranes (Scrapped model)

A Caterpillar Crane is a mobile crane that runs on caterpillar treads, several different Caterpillar Cranes can be seen all around Sodor and they are mainly used in quarries and other work sites. Some scrapped cranes have also been seen several times.

One of these cranes was briefly seen working alongside the Sodor Construction Company for the reconstruction of Great Waterton in The Great Discovery.


The caterpillar cranes appear to be based on a USA military caterpillar crane.


Television Series



  • The ERTL models for the caterpillar cranes incorrectly refers to them as a "he" as if there is only one of them and as if they're sentient.
  • It's likely that the Caterpillar Cranes may have been intended for Thomas & Friends' sister show, TUGS, as they are more detailed than most of the other vehicle props, and were possibly made shortly before TUGS' cancellation.


  • ERTL (discontinued; as "Crane")
Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only