Elsbridge is a village on Thomas' Branch Line in the Els Valley with a population of 500. The nearby River Els flows underneath a bridge (based on the bridge at Maidenhead, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel) and enters the Sudrian Sea at Knapford.
At one time, Elsbridge was the top station of the Knapford and Elsbridge Light Railway. After the formation of the North Western Railway and the opening of Anopha Quarry in 1914, the line was extended to Ffarquhar. The station is often referred to as "the station by the river".
By the station there is a cricket field.
In the television series, Elsbridge is the junction to Thomas' branch line. The station has a large overhead footbridge. There is a small yard and an engines shed situated here as well. It only appeared in seasons one-four.
In the fourth season, the water tower was replaced by a siding.