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An An and Yin-Long (Mandarin: 安安银龙/银龍) are two Chinese coaches who help transport passengers on the China Railway.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Thomas met An An and Yin-Long during his visit to China. The coaches usually work with Hong-Mei and Thomas during his Chinese passenger runs. Occasionally, Yong Bao pulls them.

An An and Yin-Long once told Thomas about pandas in China and how they are hard to find in the wild. [1] They also told Thomas about the importance of a bamboo water wheel. [2]

Personalities

An An and Yin-Long are both cheerful and bring out an engines' friendliness, and due to working all around China, they have extensive knowledge of the country's routes.

Technical Details

Basis

Although An An and Yin-Long are Chinese coaches, they are actually based on British LB&SCR Stroudley coaches, designed by William Stroudley and built at Brighton Works between the early 1870s and late 1880s. Several coaches of this type are preserved on the Bluebell Railway and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Annie and Clarabel are also based on these coaches along with several orange branch line coaches.

Livery

An An and Yin-Long are painted bright mint with lime green wheels and dark grey rooftops. Underneath their windows, they both have four lime green stripes with three lime green symbols painted in the middle of them. These three symbols are the Shou, a word that means "longevity".

Appearances

Voice Actors

An An:

Yin-Long:

Trivia

  • Yin-Long's name means "silver dragon" in Mandarin.
  • Some promotional articles for the twenty second series refer to Yin-Long as ZiLong while the 2019 annual refers to him as Lin Yong. The 2020 annual also referred to him as Yin-Lang at one point.
  • An An and Yin-Long's models are both modified versions of Annie's, as both of them lack a guard's compartment.
  • An An and Yin-Long have undergone some aesthetic changes throughout the series:
    • Series 23:
      • Their faces are reduced in size.

Merchandise

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Motorized Railway

Name Released Discontinued Highlights Image
An An 2018 N/A
  • Only available in Rainbow Mountain Set
MotorizedRailwayAn-An.png

References


International Characters

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