Lakesider III

Lakesider III is a paddle driven steam tugboat which lives in a harbour near the Skarloey Railway. Its body was recycled from O.J. off of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends' sister show, TUGS.

Its wheelhouse was replaced again with O.J's head, sans glasses in late 2012. After it was purchased by the Star Tugs Trust in early 2013, it was refitted with its original smokestack and glasses.


Lakesider III is based on the 1914 paddlewheel tugboat; The Eppleton Hall.


Television series


  • Lakesider III's model appeared on display at the Battlefield Line on May 25th - 27th 2013 for its Vintage Toy Train Weekend.


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