Troublesome Trucks
Troublesome trucks

First Released


Troublesome Trucks (Foolish Freight Cars in the US) - whoever gets stuck pulling them is in for a double dose of trouble!


No one - save for Edward, Stepney and Salty - likes them, as they have been the cause of many accidents. There have, however, been some cases where the trucks and engines are on the same side. Trucks could be considered the rebels of the railway, as most of them love to cause mischief and trouble. They will play tricks on an engine based on how they treat them. Most accidents caused by the trucks are a form of revenge due to mistreatment. If an engine is having a bad day, makes a mistake or is easily played upon, then the trucks begin their wild antics of singing, name calling, holding back, shoving, bumping, giggling and so on.


  • Normal (1990)
  • Brown
  • Miniatures


  • The troublesome trucks were the first rolling stock released when the characters were given 3D faces.
  • When first released in 1990, The Troublesome Trucks were originally painted brown. But from 1991 onwards, they were painted grey instead.


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