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"I'm Percy. I pull the mail trucks. They're red and they're wooden, and they're full of very exciting parcels!"
Percy, Thomas and Scruff, fourteenth season




Mail Coaches

The Post Train, also known as The Mail Train, is a train consisting of Mail Coaches or Mail Trucks, known as Mail Cars in the US, is used to run a special night train pulled by Thomas or Percy, but in recent seasons, the train is pulled in broad daylight. Since the seventeenth season, however, the train seems to be pulled primarily at night again. Percy is almost always in charge, although other engines take the train on occasion.

Occasionally, the mail is carried on flat trucks.


The mail coaches are based on the General Utility Vans, previously known as "CCT" (covered carriage trucks). These types of vans were designed for carrying parcel goods. The Utility Vans also have this basis.


  • From Hero of the Rails onwards, "SODOR MAIL" on the of the coaches is replaced by an envelope with wings.
  • Four mail coach models are currently on display at Drayton Manor. One used to be on display in Canada at Nitrogen Studios.
  • From season 3 to season 5, the mail coaches in the TV series were made out of Tenmille gauge 1 Utility van kits. From season 6 onwards, the mail coaches were scratch built. Their roofs also became slightly larger.
  • In the third and fourth seasons, two separate Post Trains were pulled by Thomas and Percy as the load was too heavy for one engine to do the work alone.



Merchandise Gallery

See also

North Western Railway rolling stock
Annie and ClarabelHenriettaElsieToadIsabel and DulcieAlice and MirabelS.C. RuffeyFred PelhayRicketyU.L.P.VictoriaThomas' Special CoachTroublesome Trucks"The Flying Kipper"The Spiteful Brake VanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrucksCattle TrucksQuarry TrucksFfarquhar Quarry Co. TrucksFlatbeds, Conflats and WellwagonsUtility WagonsThe Breakdown TrainBrake Vans
Old Slow CoachRockyHectorThe Chinese DragonMail CoachesGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherEmily's CoachesJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachGordon's Special CoachesHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeThe Open-Topped CarriagesStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsSalt WagonsTar WagonsBranch Line CoachesPlank TrucksFuel TankersOil TankersThe Fireworks VansCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHopper TrucksThe TravellerSlip CoachesJudy and Jerome
The Elderly Brake VanBennett and Co.The New CoachThe Special Stationmaster's HomeThe Carriage CaféThe Animal Sanctuary CoachThe Naughty Pink TruckThe Posh CoachesAnnie and Clarabel's Old FriendCarols on WheelsThe Old Guard's VanThe Play CoachCircus CoachesThe Station Coach

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