Thomas' Special Coach
After arriving at Tidmouth with the express, Gordon shunts a coach from the train into a siding for passengers wanting to travel to destinations on Thomas' Branch Line. Thomas, Annie and Clarabel then come from Knapford Junction to collect it.
One time, Douglas accidentally forgot to shunt this coach for Thomas. Instead he shunted the coach, full of passengers, into the carriage siding causing a heap of confusion and delay for the passengers.
Thomas' Special Coach is based on a British Railways Mark 1 Coach.
In the Railway Series, Thomas' special coach is painted burgundy red with cream coloured window surrounds. In the Television Series, it would have been painted in the express coaches green and custard livery.
It also appeared in the My Story Library Book, Donald and Douglas.
Thomas' Green Coaches
Whenever Thomas travels around the world, he will often take a pair of green coaches with him, which he uses for collecting passengers instead of Annie and Clarabel. Thomas had them decorated with ribbons for a wedding in Greece.
The coaches are based on LB&SCR Stroudley four-wheel coaches. Annie and Clarabel are also members of this class.
- Thomas Visits Pompeii, Thomas Crosses Australia, Thomas and the Cheeky Chimpanzees in Kenya, Thomas' Kangaroo Adventure in Australia, Thomas Travels to Japan, Thomas Makes Scary Faces in New Zealand, Thomas is the Star of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival (one only), Thomas Attends a Greek Wedding, Thomas Sees the Northern Lights in Alaska (one only), Thomas Meets an Artist in Paris, Thomas Celebrates the Chinese New Year, and Thomas Picks Up a Special Passenger in London
- Another green coach strongly resembling them appeared in the annual story, Pantomime Pranks. However, it had a white roof.