The Railway Series
Prior to coming to the Island of Sodor, Elsie worked with Toby and Henrietta on a tramway in East Anglia. After the tramway closed, Elsie was brought with Toby and Henrietta to the North Western Railway. She is generally shedded overnight at Knapford with him and Henrietta.
Elsie is based on the GER Wisbech and Upwell Tramway luggage van No. 9.
Elsie is painted brown with the initials 'NW' painted on her sides in yellow.
- 1972 - The Railway Series: Surprise Packet (does not speak)
- 1979 - Annual (cameo)
- 1987 - The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways (mentioned)
- 1995 - The Thomas the Tank Engine Man (cameo)
- Elsie was created by the Rev. W. Awdry, but was not featured in any Railway Series story. A model of her, however, was part of Awdry's model layout of Thomas' Branch Line. She was mentioned in The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways, and also appeared in The Railway Series: Surprise Packet.