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This article is about 'the television series cranes'. You may be looking for 'the Railway Series crane'.


Caterpillar Cranes

There are different Caterpillar Cranes that can be seen all around Sodor, they have mainly been used in quarries and other work sites. Several scrapped cranes have also been seen several times.


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



  • 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.
  • its likely that The caterpillar cranes may have been intended for Thomas & Friends' sister show, TUGS as they are more detailed than most other vehicle props and were possibly made shortly before TUGS' cancellation


  • ERTL (discontinued; as "Crane")