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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

Gallery

The Railway Series

Others


Kenji's Coaches

Kenji's Coaches are a set of high-speed Shinkansen coaches pulled by Kenji. One of them was used by him when he visited Sodor for demonstraton runs at The Technology Fair at Ulfstead Castle. It remained coupled to him when Baz and Bernie stole Kenji as a getaway vehicle, but as Kenji slowed due to a lack of electricity, Baz had Bernie disconnected it so that they could speed up. Bernie remained in the coach after uncoupling it, though left after it hit Thomas.

Technical Details

Basis

The coaches are based on those used by the 0 Series Shinkansen, built between 1964 and 1986.

Livery

The coaches are painted in an identical livery to Kenji himself: silver with a blue stripe along the bottom.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Merchandise

Gallery

Merchandise


Settebello's Coaches

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

Biography

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 They have since been withdrawn from service.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

Gallery


JNR 481 Series Coaches

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

Biography

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

Gallery

References



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