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There are many types of express coaches used for fast trains on the Main Line.

Green Express Coaches

Green Express Coaches
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These green coaches have appeared since the first season and are primarily used for the express.

In the first and second seasons, the express coaches had the ability to talk, despite not having visible faces.

Basis

The models of the Express Coaches were based off of Southern Railway standard non-corridor stock built by Maunsell in 1925. They have broad windows on one side and narrow windows on the other. 

Livery

These coaches are dark green with cream windows. From Season 2 to Season 6, the cream part was repainted white, then cream again, with a yellow stripe running down the sides.

Merchandise

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Red Express Coaches

"Do you have smart coaches? I see that you do"
— Sir Handel admiring Gordon's coaches, A Bad Day for Sir Handel, fourth season
Red Express Coaches
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The red coaches did not appear until the second season and are generally used for other fast trains, but occasionally used for the express. These coaches are commonly pulled by Edward, Henry and James. In the third season, Duck commonly pulled them on the Little Western. Gordon pulled them in the fourth season when he met Sir Handel and in the fifth season when he went to go test the new station.

Basis

The models of the Express Coaches were based off of Southern Railway standard non-corridor stock built by Maunsell in 1925. 

Livery

Between the second and fourth seasons, the coaches were dark red with white windows. From the fifth season onwards, the windows were cream and they have a yellow stripe running down the sides.

Merchandise

The coaches are not available in their Railway Series liveries.

The Red Coaches are available in:

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Railway Series-only Coaches

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Orange Express Coaches
Blue Express Coaches
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Bio

Express coaches form the fast and important passenger trains and are normally pulled by Gordon, James, or Henry. Several of these coaches form the express, known as the "Wild Nor' Wester" - usually pulled by Gordon, although Henry, James, and Bear take the train when Gordon is busy - other coaches form the "Limited", which was pulled by Bear in Enterprising Engines.

The Diesel was supposed to pull the express in Bowled Out, but he broke down, so Duck and Stepney pulled it instead. In the late 1950s, Gordon would stop at Barrow-in-Furness with the express and an engine from the Other Railway would take the train on to London.

Basis

The orange coaches appear to be based on the LMS Stanier Third-Class Open carriages, whilst the blue were based on BR Mk1 Coaches and the brown coaches were based on GWR Suburban Coaches.

Livery

The coaches were primarily painted yellow-orange until circa 1984, when they were repainted brown with a yellow stripe. There were also some blue and white coaches.

Merchandise

  • Motor Road and Rail (Asia only)
  • Wind-up Trains
  • Tomica

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The Royal Train

The Royal Train
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The Royal Train was the train that transported Queen Elizabeth II in Paint Pots and Queens. Henry was supposed to pull it, but after an accident with some paint cans, Gordon was given the job. In both the Railway Series and the television series, it was made up of blood and custard express coaches.


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North Western Railway rolling stock
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The Chinese DragonMail CoachesOld Slow CoachGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherSpecial CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesOrange CoachesRed CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsTar WagonsFuel TankersOil Tankers

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