The Ballast Spreader
  • Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)

The Ballast Spreader is an unusual-looking machine who replaces ballast on the North Western Railway.


The Ballast Spreader is painted yellow and carries the words "SODOR CHAIN LOAD UNDERCUT" on his/her side.


The Ballast Spreader's specific basis is unknown, however he/she is based on a Ballast regulator, a piece of rail transport maintenance of way equipment used to shape and distribute the gravel track ballast. They are often used in conjunction with ballast tampers when maintaining track.

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