Soft-sided Lorries were first seen in the first season and have appeared consistently ever since. They are based on designs by Austin, Dodge and Leyland from the 1940s and 1950s.
Various soft-sided lorries have been seen bearing red, blue, yellow, and grey paint.
- Wooden Railway (discontinued; as "Crosby Station Cargo Truck")
- ERTL (discontinued)
- In the pop-up book, Bertie the Bus and Thomas the Tank Engine, an unnamed green soft-side lorry appears with a face.