Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

Old Coaches in the television series were used on local passenger trains due to their age.


Thomas & Friends

The old coaches were usually found at Knapford.

After being allowed to go out, Edward got to pull a train of old coaches. They were very proud and impressed with Edward and his crew. [1]

When Gordon, Henry and James went on strike, Thomas got to pull a train of old coaches as he had to do the big engines' work. [2]

Henry had pulled a train of old coaches a few times. Once, due to his old shape, Henry had trouble pulling a train of old coaches and had to stop at Wellsworth. Edward had to take the train the rest of the way for him. [3]

James had pulled a rake of old coaches twice. [4]

Technical Details


The Teak Coaches are based on the GNR ‘Metropolitan’ carriage, no. 903.


The old coaches were painted emerald green with cream window surrounds and black rooftops, with the first class class composite having an additional cream stripe under the windows. Due to the other side not being repainted they were regularly turned around for the filming of the first series but in episodes "Thomas and Gordon", "Edward and Gordon" and "Coal" the teak livery could be spotted.

In a postcard, two old coaches are painted brown with tan window surrounds and grey rooftops.





* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Dropped