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There are many types of express coaches used for fast trains on the Main Line of the North Western Railway.

Green Coaches

"Would you like to see my express carriages? They're the grandest on the Island!"
— Gordon, Thomas and Scruff, fourteenth season
Green Express Coaches
GreenExpressCoaches

Bio

These coaches have appeared since the first season and are primarily used for the express. Between the thirteenth and sixteenth seasons, the green express coaches seemed to be exclusive to Gordon as he was the only engine ever seen pulling them. Since the seventeenth season, however, other engines have occationally been seen pulling them again.

In the first and second seasons, the express coaches had the ability to talk, despite not having visible faces.

Basis

The coaches have had several basis' in the model series, such as the SR Maunsell coaches, LNER Gresley Teak coaches, GWR Suburban coaches and BR Mk1 Coaches.

Since the CGI series, the coaches are a freelance design being much taller and thinner compared to the previouse ones. They feature bay windows on both sides, doors between each window and lack a corridor.

Livery

These coaches are dark green with white/cream windows. From the sixth season onwards, all the coaches have cream windows and they have a yellow stripe running down the sides.

Merchandise

Gallery

Red Coaches

Red Express Coaches
RedExpressCoachesCGI

Bio

The red coaches did not appear until the second season and are generally used for other fast trains, but occasionally used for the express. They were absent between Season 12 and The Great Race.

Some red express coaches are owned by the Other Railway and are pulled by the Flying Scotsman.

Basis

The coaches have had several basis' in the model series, such as the SR Maunsell coaches, LNER Gresley Teak coaches, GWR Suburban coaches and BR Mk1 Coaches.

Since the CGI series, the coaches are of the same freelance design as the green coaches, being much taller and thinner compared to the previous ones. They feature bay windows on both sides, doors between each window and lack a corridor.

Livery

Between the first and fifth seasons, the coaches were dark red with white windows. From the sixth season onwards, the windows were cream and they have a yellow stripe running down the sides.

Merchandise

  • ERTL
  • Wooden Railway (discontinued)
  • Motor Road and Rail (Asia only)
  • Thomas Engine Collection Series (with sound effects; discontinued)
  • Departing Now
  • Tomica
  • Capsule Plarail
  • Pocket Fantasy (Discontinued)
  • Tomix
  • De Agostini (discontinued)
  • Bachmann (discontinued)
  • Hornby
  • Nakayoshi (discontinued)
  • Boss (with James; discontinued)
  • Choro-Q (with James)
  • LEGO (discontinued)

Gallery

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