Mid Sodor Railway Coaches
The Mid Sodor Railway owned at least twenty-six coaches before the railway closed down. Some of these coaches ran on bogies and were used as an express train. According to The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways, no less than eight of the bogie coaches have been rescued and restored at Crovan's Gate. They are now in regular service on the Skarloey Railway, one of which is used as a saloon for V.I.P.'s.
The coaches are painted blue with red bufferbeams.
The Picnic was a train for holidaymakers who visited the Mid Sodor Railway. Normally taken by Duke, the train ran between Easter and Michaelmas. The train left Arlesburgh at ten o'clock, stopping at all of the stations on the line and many beauty spots along the way, until reaching Peel Godred. The return run left Peel Godred at three-thirty and arrived back at Arlesburgh by ten past five in order to give passengers enough time for high-tea at half past five.
The coaches inthe Railway Series are painted blue with red bufferbeams. The coaches in Thomas & Friends are painted green with cream window surrounds.
The coaches are based on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway's joint passenger carriages 10, 16 and 23. In Thomas & Friends, the coaches are based on the Llanberis Lake Railway's 4-wheeled coaches.