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Carly is a new shiny gantry crane who works at Brendam Docks.


Thomas & Friends

When Carly first arrived to Brendam Docks, Cranky feared that he was going to be replaced. However, he later warmed up to her. She was so keen that she took on all the work, which made Cranky jealous and he frantically tried to outdo her. However, their hooks became entangled and they found themselves stuck fast and unable to move. As they both tried to pull away from each other, Salty told them that they needed to work together. After they were able to do so, Cranky apologised for being jealous, while Carly also apologised for appearing to be desperately trying to hog all of Cranky's work.

Later on, Thomas managed to talk her into loading him on a ship heading away from Sodor, but it caused worry for the others when they found out.

Stories From Sodor

In Stories From Sodor, Carly first reprised her television series role [1].

Later, Cranky, Carly, and Big Mickey were overwhelmed with the plethora of work at Brendam Docks. The three rushed around to get as much done as they could, which resulted in confusion and delay [2].

Carly later loaded Thomas and Jacob onto a ship when the two told her Kira told them it would be okay [3].


Carly is a bubbly crane who is happy to help out. She is friendly and is able to make friends with almost anyone. While she can be a bit over-enthusiastic about her work, she only wants to be really useful.


Carly is based on a Chinese portal crane built by Kcrane, which is extensively used to load and unload at ports and material handling at shipyards and metallurgy industry.


Carly's main body is painted bright yellow, and has dark blue railings and stairs. Her name is written in dark blue on each side of her cab, and she has a dark blue section above her face, and black hazard stripes on her superstructure and base.


  • According to Lee Pressman, Carly was originally meant to be called Mildred. However, the name was change as the producers felt it sounded too old. The name was then given to either one of the Sea Serpents.
  • She calls everyone Chuck, and speaks with a Scouse accent.


Non-rail vehicles

Brendam Branch Line