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.
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.
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.
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.
- Gordon the High-Speed Engine - Gordon Proves His Point
- Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines - Golden Jubilee
- Thomas and his Friends - Thomas and the Swan, Gordon's Fire Service and Centenary
- 1998 - Toby and the Mail Train
These coaches are part of the "Settebello", a famous and luxurious Italian high-speed express train.
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 They have since been withdrawn from service.
The coaches are painted cream with green window surrounds and a green skirting.
JNR 481 Series Coaches
These coaches help make up the Japanese National Railways (JNR) 481 Series limited express electric multiple units (EMU).
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.
They are cream with red window surrounds and chassis. They also have dark grey rooftops.
- Though the first JNR rolling stock in the franchise, Tomy's Motor Road and Rail and Capsule Plarail toylines recycle several moulds based on JNR stock, notably Mail vans, Fuel tankers and Express Coaches.