The Horrid Lorries

The Horrid Lorries, individually referred to as Lorry 1, Lorry 2, and Lorry 3 are three small lorries. Thomas later nicknamed them "Smashed, Broken, and Sunk".


When Percy was late one day, Cranky suggested that a lorry could do his work. True to his word, three red, incredibly rude lorries arrived the next day. They called Percy a "little green goblin on wheels", insulted Thomas and James, and told Toby that he belonged in a museum and also told him to "toodle off".

Of course, all three got their comeuppance in due course: Lorry 2 fell off a mountainside, Lorry 3 broke down after being overloaded with flour, and Lorry 1 reversed into the sea. They were sent away and never returned. Due to the impact of their damage, they were nicknamed "Smashed", "Broken", and "Sunk" by Thomas.


The Lorries were pompous, mean, and rude towards the engines. They believed that the railway was inferior to the roadways, and also enjoyed teasing the engines' for their appearances.


They never appear as "Smashed", "Broken" and "Sunk", but rather generic lorries used mainly as set dressing.