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There are many branch line coaches that belong to the North Western Railway and other railways. They are used for passenger trains.

Orange Coaches

“You're lazy and slack! You're lazy and slack!”
―Orange Coaches, Tenders and Turntables, first season


In the television series, the orange coaches are used on local passenger trains.

They are usually pulled by Edward, Henry and James. They only appeared in the first and second seasons. As of the third season, Annie and Clarabel seem to be the only type of these coaches left. James once bumped the coaches so hard, that Jeremiah Jobling's bootlace had to be obtained to mend the broken brake pipe.

Basis

The orange coaches are based on LB&SCR Stroudley four-wheel coaches, like Annie and Clarabel. Several of these coaches are preserved on the Bluebell Railway.

Livery

The coaches are painted dull orange with white rooftops.

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • The model of the coaches were made using Tenmille Gauge One LB&SCR Stroudley coach kits.
  • Annie and Clarabel, The Play Coach, Victoria, Annie and Clarabel's Old Friend and the orange coaches are the only known branch line coaches to have faces.
  • The orange branch line guard compartments did not have the duckets that feature on the red or LB&SC Railway examples. Instead a piece of card or plastic covers over this area.

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Red Coaches


In the television series, the red coaches are used on branch line passenger trains.

They are usually pulled by Duck and Oliver on their branch line, by Edward on his branch line, by Percy on Ffarquhar Branch Line and occasionally by Ryan on the Harwick Branch Line, but are also used by Henry and James on the Main Line. They were also pulled by Stepney on his branch line. Thomas also pulls these when Annie and Clarabel are being repaired. Toby once pulled them in Thomas and the Magic Railroad and Journey Beyond Sodor.

Basis

The red coaches are based on LB&SCR Stroudley four-wheel coaches, like Annie and Clarabel. Several of these coaches are preserved on the Bluebell Railway.

Livery

The coaches are painted dark red with white or grey rooftops.

Trivia

  • The models of the coaches were made using Tenmille Gauge One LB&SCR Stroudley coach kits.
  • In The Adventure Begins, red branch coaches replaced the use of the express coaches in the original first season episodes Thomas' Train and The Sad Story of Henry.
  • The duckets on the red branch line coaches are beaded. This makes them similar to the Stroudley coaches that received modification work from 1911 onwards, as they were originally flush and fashioned from three sections of iron sheet.
  • The red branch coaches also differ from the Stroudley coaches with their oil lamp pots, as they have a round base instead of the square base ones that were used on the LB&SC Railway.

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Toby's Museum Coach

Toby's Museum Coach is a branch line brake coach.

Bio

Toby once used this coach to take some important visitors to the opening ceremony of the Sodor Museum. Percy later used this coach to take Allicia Botti to a party.

Basis

Toby's museum coach is based on an LB&SCR Stroudley 4-wheel brake coach. Clarabel is also based on this class.

Livery

Toby's museum coach is painted dark brown with cream lining and a white roof.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Learning Segments:

Trivia

  • Toby's museum coach was remodelled from a red brake coach.

Thomas' Green Coaches

Whenever Thomas travels around the world, he often takes 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.

Basis

The coaches are based on LB&SCR Stroudley four-wheel coaches. Annie and Clarabel are also members of this class.

Appearances

Really Useful Around the World

Trivia

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Other Coaches


Several other coaches have also appeared.

In Heroes on Rails and The Lion of Sodor, a brown brake coach with a grey rooftop was in the sidings at Knapford.

In the magazine story, Rain or Shine, two yellow coaches with grey rooftops appeared and were pulled by Thomas and Percy. A pair of other yellow coaches with white rooftops later appeared in a different country in the movie, Big World! Big Adventures!. However, their sides were painted green with yellow patches. Their buffers and buffer beams were also painted yellow.

Trivia

  • Coaches painted blue, green, black and white were featured in the game "Lift, Load and Haul" on the Official Website.

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