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These are special type of lightweight bogied coaches used for high speed trains.

BR MK3 Coaches

The British Rail Mark 3 is the family designation for the third standardised designs of passenger railway coaches built by British Railways.

Biography

The Railway Series

Pip and Emma pull at least 5 of these coaches coupled between their ends. They were used to take the Prince of Wales and some other important guests to Tidmouth for the Railway Series' Golden Jubilee.

In 2011, the Fat Controller purchased Pip, Emma and their coaches to run a faster express service to London following privatisation.

Technical Details

Basis

These coaches are based on the BR Mark 3 variant used by High-Speed Trains. These are distinguished from locomotive-hauled stock by their lack of buffers.

Livery

Pip and Emma's coaches are painted in the British Rail standard coach livery; "Rail Blue" with pearl grey window surrounds and dark grey rooftops. The High-Speed Post Train's coaches are painted blue and purple with red and yellow stripes.

Appearances

Settebello Coaches

These coaches are part of the "Settebello", a famous and luxurious Italian high-speed express train.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

During his visit to Italy, Thomas met the Settebello locomotive. He had these coaches coupled to his end.

Technical Details

Basis

The coaches are based on the ones used or the real Setebello high-speed express train. They provided a high-speed luxury train service between Milan and Rome. They have since been withdrawn from service.

Livery

The coaches are painted cream with green window surrounds and a green skirting.

Appearances

Videos


JNR 481 Series Coaches

These coaches help make up the Japanese National Railways (JNR) 481 Series limited express electric multiple units (EMU).

Biography

Thomas & Friends

During his visit to Japan, Thomas met 2 high-speed Japanese Engines. They had these coaches coupled to their ends.

Technical Details

Basis

These coaches are based the passenger cars used for the early 481 series electric multiple units, built by a number of manufacturers and introduced by Japanese National Railways in 1968. While their basis is cape gauge, they appear to be standard gauge.

Livery

They are cream with red window surrounds and chassis. They also have dark grey rooftops.

Appearances

Videos

Trivia


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