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“Is it reliable?"
"Certainly.”
―The stationmaster and Sir Topham Hatt, Lady Hatt's Birthday Party, fifth season

Sir Topham Hatt uses his car to go to places when the engines are busy or to see what the engines are doing. Over the years, he has been seen driving many different cars. Although Sir Topham Hatt still uses his car frequently, he often uses Winston whenever he has to accompany his engines in locations beyond the road where his car cannot reach.

The Original Blue Car

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Sir Topham Hatt's Original Blue Car
  • Drivetrain: 4x2

Sir Topham Hatt used this car to go to sheds when the engines were on strike.

This car was never seen moving and was always used as set dressing.

Basis

The car is based on a Lagonda V12.

Livery

The car is painted blue all over, which was referred to as "Hatt Blue".

Trivia

  • The car had six side windows in the first season, but between the second to fourth seasons, the car had four side windows.

Merchandise

  • ERTL (discontinued)

The Blue Car

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SirTophamHatt'sCarModel

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Sir Topham Hatt's Blue Car
  • Drivetrain: 4x2

Around the time Sir Topham Hatt went on holiday with his family, he bought a new blue car. It once caused trouble when he drove it into a pothole, but he thinks it is very reliable and would not want to get to work in any other vehicle.

Basis

The car is based on a Rover P4 90.

Livery

The car is painted blue all over, which was referred to as "Hatt Blue".

Trivia

  • The car had six side windows in the Railway Series, but in the television series, it has four side windows.
  • The car was seen moving on-screen for the first time in the fifth season episode, Cranky Bugs.
    • This allowed it to play roles in later episodes, such as Lady Hatt's Birthday Party, while the previous one was only used as a background element.
  • The car's model used to be on display in Canada at Nitrogen Studios.
  • The car's Wooden Railway, Take Along and Take-n-Play toys are convertibles to have Sir Topham Hatt inside the car.
  • In the Thomas and Percy and the Dragon book, the car is based on a Ford Model T.
  • In the My Thomas Story Library books, the car is based on a Bentley Continental S2.
  • The rear end of the car sort of resembles a Chevrolet Fleetline Sportmaster.

Merchandise

The Black Car

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Sir Topham Hatt's Black Car
  • Drivetrain: 4x2

A black car was once driven by Sir Topham Hatt. It was only seen in the third season.

Livery

The car is painted black with grey wheels.


The Yellow Car

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Sir Topham Hatt's Yellow Car
  • Drivetrain: 4x2

A yellow car has often been seen in promotional images or merchandise. It is often depicted as a convertible.

Livery

The car is painted yellow.

Merchandise


The Red Car

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Sir Topham Hatt's Red Car
  • Drivetrain: 4x2

A red car was once driven by Sir Topham Hatt in a poster illustrated by Owen Bell. It is depicted as a convertible.

Livery

The car is painted red.

Trivia

  • The toy versions of this car have Mr. Percival driving it.

Merchandise

See also

Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only