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An assortment of coaches in the fourth season

Several types of 4-wheeled Narrow Gauge Coaches have been used on the Mid Sodor and Skarloey Railways in the television series.

Blue Narrow Gauge Coaches

"Stop! Stop! You've left the Refreshment Lady behind!"
— Skarloey Railway Coaches, Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady, fourth season

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Blue Narrow Gauge Coaches

These coaches are four-wheeled coaches which were seen on the Skarloey Railway and the Mid Sodor Railway in the television series.

Bio

They are the most commonly used coaches and have endured many accidents and adventures; such as leaving the Refreshment Lady behind, derailing several times, stopping at wrong places, being stuck in tunnels and having a full train of passengers on a stormy day.

The coaches are very fond of Peter Sam, and take a dislike to Sir Handel because he insulted them by calling them Cattle Trucks.

Livery

These coaches are painted blue with cream windows. A red version of this type of coach can be seen in the My Thomas Story Library book, Rheneas.

Basis

The blue narrow gauge coaches are based on the Talyllyn Railway's No. 4 coach.

Appearances

They first appeared in the fourth season and last appeared in the tenth season. In the fourth season, the coaches had faces. After this the coaches were faceless.

Voice Actors

Trivia

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Red Narrow Gauge Coaches

"I'm ashamed of you! You might have hurt your passengers!"
Skarloey, Four Little Engines, fourth season

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Red Narrow Gauge Coaches

These coaches are four-wheeled coaches which were seen on the Skarloey Railway and the Mid Sodor Railway in the television series.

Bio

Since Sir Handel insulted the coaches, they do not trust him, even when he tries his best to be kind towards them. They are considered to be awkward and rude. They bumped Sir Handel off the rails when he had to stop suddenly to avoid running over a flock of sheep. Skarloey scolded the coaches severely and had to pull Sir Handel's train instead.

Peter Sam found a dilapidated red coach and it was later restored into a mobile tea room. Later, Rusty took the Sodor Brass Band around on a tour of the Skarloey Railway using one of these coaches. On Mrs. Percival's birthday, Mr. Percival arranged for Sir Handel to take them to Culdee Fell Hill for a picnic, using one of these coaches.

Livery

These coaches are painted red with yellow stripes.

Appearances

They first appeared in the fourth season and last appeared in the eleventh season. In the fourth season, the coaches had faces. After this the coaches were faceless.

Basis

The red narrow gauge coaches are based on the Talyllyn Railway's No. 1-3 coaches, they share the same basis as Agnes, Ruth, Lucy and Jemima.

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • The red narrow gauge coaches have "1" on their doors, implying that they are First Class. 
  • The wind-up models are repainted from Annie and Clarabel's models.

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Green Narrow Gauge Coaches

"I'm used to smart coaches, not these cattle trucks!"
— Sir Handel, A Bad Day for Sir Handel, fourth season

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Green Narrow Gauge Coaches

These coaches are four-wheeled coaches with open sides, which were seen on the Skarloey Railway and the Mid Sodor Railway in the television series.

Bio

These open air coaches are mainly used on sunny days for tourist trains and excursions. They were a part of Duke's Picnic Train on the Mid Sodor Railway. Rheneas pulled one of these coaches during a school excursion.

Once, Mighty Mac accidentally derailed one of them and pushed it into a mountain. This caused a rock slide and the passengers had to help lever the coach back onto the rails. Duncan and Peter Sam took the Percival Twins for a train ride on their birthday using one of these coaches.

Livery

They are painted green with cream windows. A blue version of this type of coach can be seen in the My Thomas Story Library book, Mighty Mac.

Basis

The green narrow gauge coaches are based on the Talyllyn Railway's No. 11, 12 and 13 coaches. They were originally open-topped carriages but have since been rebuilt with roofs. Ada, Jane and Mabel share the same basis.

Appearances

They first appeared in the fourth season and last appeared in the twelfth season. In the fourth season, the coaches had faces. After this the coaches were faceless.

Trivia

  • The wind-up models are repainted from Annie and Clarabel's models.
  • The coaches resemble Ada, Jane and Mabel from the Railway Series, but with added roofs.
  • Whenever these coaches had faces, their ends were entirely cream-coloured. However, if they did not have faces, the green stripe on their sides was continued onto their ends.

Merchandise

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Talyllyn Railway Coaches

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Talyllyn Railway Coaches

These coaches resemble the ones used on the Talyllyn Railway. They have been used since the sixteenth season.

Duncan once took his coaches and the coaches meant for Skarloey's train, to make more room in order to please a grumpy passenger.

Livery

These coaches are painted cherry red with orange frames and white lining.

Appearances

These coaches appeared on the Talyllyn Railway in the Railway Series and in annuals. In the television series, they first appeared in the sixteenth season on the Skarloey Railway in the CGI Series.

The Railway Series

Television Series

Trivia

  • In the CGI Series, they are out of scale compared to the real Talyllyn Railway coaches and the interiors have not been rendered at all. However, there appears to be a separate render for interior shots.
  • These are the only narrow gauge coaches thus far to appear in the CGI Series, excluding Millie's carriages.
  • In the CGI Series, the coaches appear to be based on the Talyllyn Railway's No. 4 coach.
  • In Duncan and The Grumpy Passenger, James was by mistake briefly seen pulling the coaches on standard gauge track.

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Other Narrow Gauge Coaches

Brown Narrow Gauge Coaches
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Five small, brown carriages can be seen in the 2000 magazine story, A Special Story About Peter Sam, where they are pulled by Peter Sam. A brown coach (similar in colour to Annie and Clarabel) and a white coach with yellow lining can be seen in the 2006 magazine story, Splendid Sight.

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