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Caroline is an elderly car owned by a cricketer from the Elsbridge cricket club.


The Railway Series

Caroline always refers to her driver as "Master". She does not like high speeds as they overheat her motor. One day, Stepney passed the Elsbridge Cricket Field when a batsman hit a ball that landed in one of his trucks. Unfortunately, Stepney and his crew did not hear the cricketers shout, so four of them piled into Caroline and raced after them. At Ffarquhar, they found the missing ball. But as Caroline was exhausted, Stepney transported them all back with Caroline on a flatbed and the cricketers in a brake van and stay to watch the match.

Thomas & Friends

As in the Railway Series, Caroline and the cricketers went in pursuit of Stepney and the missing cricket ball.

Caroline later helped the Fat Controller to Lady Hatt's birthday, until she broke down again. She was then insulted by George, who later took the Fat Controller to Thomas until he had his own accident. The Fat Controller promised to get help for Caroline after he left.


Caroline enjoys taking leisurely drives along the beautiful Sudrian countryside. She dislikes being pushed along too fast, as it will overheat her engine. She is very calm in nature and appreciates the engines. She loves the occasional picnic where she is parked for the duration. She used to think railway engines were silly until she discovered how they can save the wear and tear on her wheels.

Technical Details


Caroline is based on a 1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose saloon.


Caroline is painted red with black fenders, a gold radiator and a grey rooftop. Her name is written on her sides in white.

In the video game Railway Adventures, some magazine stories, and some promotional art, her rooftop is depicted red.


Audio Files


First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 4 Series 5


  • Caroline is the first female Road-Vehicle character in the series.
  • Caroline's television series model did not have moveable eyes.
  • Both George Carlin and Alec Baldwin gave Caroline a Southern accent.
  • Her face design is a standard on cartoon cars (nose and mouth on the grill and eyes where her headlights would be).
  • Caroline's horn sound was reused for Bertie's current horn sound, even though he used it since the fourth series episode Rusty to the Rescue.
  • Most merchandise incorrectly gives her a yellow radiator, probably due to use of gold paint being too expensive.
  • When she crosses the tunnel in the fourth series episode Train Stops Play, she makes the same coughing and spluttering engine sound FX as D261 from the fourth series episode, Bowled Out.



Non-rail vehicles

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