The Sodor China Clay Company is a company situated near Brendam. It owns Bill and Ben, and uses them to carry china clay from the China Clay Works along a private line to Brendam Harbour. It first appeared in the second season.
History and Operations
In Season 3, the Clay Pits were struck with a large avalanche. Luckily, Bill and Ben were able to help evacuate the Clay Pits before anyone was injured. It made regular appearances until Bill and Ben were relocated to Anopha Quarry in the sixth season.
- According to the official Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends website, Derek now spends most of his time working in the Clay Mines.
- In Season 5, the Clay Pits shared the same set as the Anopha Quarry.
- In the television series, Sir Topham Hatt is in charge of the Sodor China Clay Company.