Elsie is a small luggage van, and also serves as Toby's guards van. She is generally shedded overnight at Knapford with him and Henrietta.
Elsie is based on the GER Wisbech and Upwell Tramway luggage van No. 9.
Elsie is painted brown with the letters 'NW' painted on her sides in yellow.
- 1972 - The Railway Series: Surprise Packet (does not speak)
- 1987 - The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways (mentioned)
- Elsie was created by the Rev. W. Awdry, but was not featured in any Railway Series stories. A model of her, however, was part of Awdry's model layout of Thomas' Branch Line. She was mentioned in The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways, and also appeared in The Railway Series: Surprise Packet.