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    Annie and Clarabel 
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Annie

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Clarabel

"He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed. He's dreadfully rude."

Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

Built: 1895

Two of Thomas' coaches whom The Fat Controller rewarded him with for rescuing James.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Season 18's "Not So Slow Coaches" gives them the most focus thus far.
  • Ascended Extra: In a sense. Annie and Clarabel hardly spoke in the later seasons, becoming mere props for Thomas to pull around. However, Brenner's era has given them many more speaking roles and even a few limelight episodes.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: No matter how much they lose patience with Thomas' teasing and rash behavior at times, they still adore him and hate being separated from him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Annie and Clarabel are usually sweet and friendly, but they're not above tricking other engines from time to time. An example would be "The Railcar and the Coaches".
  • Cool Teacher: To Nia in Counting on Nia.
  • The Finicky One:
    • Both of them nitpick Thomas's behaviour constantly and fuss over the speed he travels (he has a lot of fun with this one in "Not So Slow Coaches"). Gordon found them unbearable to work with after a mishap left them his substitute Express coaches.
    • Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise". In an alternate reality, they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."
  • Jerkass to One: Annie and Clarabel are nice to everyone, except for Daisy because she insulted them once.
  • Nice Girl: They're both very respectful and caring.
  • Not So Above It All: As seen in "The Railcar and the Coaches", Annie and Clarabel weren't above being rude to Daisy after she was rude to them first and then later get called out by the Fat Controller for it, making this the first time they got themselves in trouble with him.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Downplayed in "The Railcar and the Coaches". Annie and Clarabel make rude remarks about Daisy the same way she did to them earlier on. The Fat Controller calls them out on this in the end, stating that two wrongs don't make a right.
  • The Rival: To Daisy.
  • Single-Minded Twins: For the large part. Interestingly most merchandise tries to remedy this by giving Annie a timid expression and Clarabel a cocky smile.
  • Those Two Girls: They're always seen together.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Thomas. No matter how many times he screws up, they'll always have his back.
  • Women Are Wiser: Subverted; they often have to keep the more rambunctious Thomas in line, but at times they can be fussy little coaches, and sometimes share his cheeky, excitable streak. He and Percy also spend a lot of time having to soothe their hurt feelings.
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    Henrietta 
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"It's not fair at all!"

Voiced by: Maggie Ollerenshaw

Built: 1884

Toby's faithful coach who worked with him in their old railway.


  • The Blank: Like in The Railway Series, she never had a face until Season 18.
  • Companion Cube: Gradually became this from the second season onward. This is no longer the case as of season 18.
  • Cool Old Lady: Following her Character Development in the CGI series.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In "Hasty Hannah", she is the responsible sibling to her sister Hannah's foolish sibling. She treats Toby with respect and knows that tramway coaches are not built for high speeds, while Hannah demands the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches, and leads to her coming apart.
  • Implied Love Interest: As of Season 18, it's implied she and Toby may be a couple, but this hasn't been confirmed in the series.
  • Nice Girl: Henrietta is very polite, encourages others, and gives them good advice.
  • The Quiet One: In the entire show's run, she has only spoken in one episode. Between seasons 1 and 3, her emotions were at least expressed to the viewer. In season 18, she gains a face and speaks freely.
  • Suddenly Voiced: While she always had a voice, she never actively used it until the 18th season.
  • Undying Loyalty: Like Annie and Clarabel to Thomas, Henrietta is very faithful to Toby and hates being separated from him.
  • Women Are Wiser: Often has to talk Toby through jobs and situations he's not comfortable with.

    Hannah 
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Voiced by: Lucy Montgomery

Built: 1884

Henrietta's sister.


  • Aesop Amnesia: After Hannah nearly gets torn to bits at James' wheels, Toby tells Henrietta that he's sure Hannah has learned a lesson about going too fast. Henrietta tells Toby that Hannah has had to learn that lesson before. Sure enough, Hannah is back to her old ways by her next appearance in "School of Duck".
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Hannah loves to race at high speeds, and wishes that she could go as fast as she wants. She gets her wish when Toby leaves her in a siding and James pulls her, but it leads to her falling apart as James goes faster and faster.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She's the foolish sibling to Henrietta's responsible sibling. She demands that the engine pulling her go faster and faster, even if it means going past closing crossing gates and other engines at switches. She also doesn't listen to Toby's warnings that tramway coaches like her and Henrietta are not built for high speeds, which leads to her coming apart when James pulls her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Hannah is called "Hasty Hannah" because she loves to go very fast.
  • Large Ham: Hannah is practically always shouting, and is very excitable, almost to an unhealthy degree.
  • Palette Swap: She's basically a yellow version of Henrietta, just with an added tail-lamp on either side.
  • Runaway Train: Less intentional example than with the trucks. She becomes so insistent about Toby speeding up that she starts bumping him forward, unintentionally putting him in danger.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She resembles Henrietta, but with a yellow-orange color scheme.

    Troublesome Trucks / Foolish Freight Cars 
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Oh! Oh! Oh! We want a proper engine, not a red monster!

Voiced by: Christopher Ragland, Ben Small (King of the Railway - eighteenth season)

The rolling stocks who always annoys and plays tricks on the engines, mostly causing their accidents.


  • Alliterative Name: Troublesome Trucks, and in the US, Foolish Freight Cars.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: At least most of them anyways.
  • Always Male: All of the trucks are males.
  • Annoying Laugh: Starting from Season 2, they have a high-pitched laugh that grates on everyone's nerves.
  • Asshole Victim: Trucks are very often collateral damage for mishaps or mistakes the engines make, being knocked off the rails or even broken to pieces. Given how much trouble they cause themselves, they rarely earn pity.
  • Berserk Button: While most trucks play tricks on engines unprovoked, they don't like it when engines order them around or being pushed.
  • Bully Hunter: While they don't care much for engines bullying other engines, they don't let engines bully them.
  • Catchphrase: "On! On! On!" and "Hold Back! Hold Back!"
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: "Every wise engine knows you can't trust trucks."
  • Comedic Sociopathy: "They don't care how big they are, to them it's just a game..."
  • Disproportionate Retribution: This is pretty much what the engines will face almost all the time. If they can find any reason to send one hurtling off the track, they'll certainly do it.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the first season they only have a pair of eyes. When they throw James off the rail and Thomas bumps them, they actually express fear and annoyance. In the later seasons, they happily cause as much havoc as they can.
  • Enemy Mine: On a few occasions, they have moments in helping the other engines take out a common foe like Bulstrode in "Special Attraction" and Diesel in "The World's Strongest Engine".
  • Even Mooks Have Loved Ones:
    • God forbid if you mistreat them.
    • They do not attempt to cause harm or serious mischief to Edward, because he treats them all with kindness and patience.
    • This goes for Peter Sam as well to a lesser degree, as he is said to never bump cars unless they misbehave, and when some trucks confuse him for Sir Handel and want to wreck him, the other trucks, who realize their error, plead with them to stop. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent them from causing Peter Sam's famous quarry accident, and it is not shown how the trucks feel about getting the wrong engine.
    • The trucks at Toby's quarry seem to have some respect for him, in "Percy's Predicament" they were annoyed to see Percy fetching them instead of Toby. They angrily protested: "This is Toby's place, Percy has no right to come in here and boss us around. Pay Percy out! Pay Percy out!"
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "Apology Impossible", they were angry with James for stalling the other engines on the bridge, which could potentially collapse.
  • The Freelance Shame Squad: They laugh at the engines for having unfortunate mishaps, sometimes by singing rudely at them.
  • Giggling Villain: A whole bunch of them. They all love giggling a lot whenever they're having fun making the engines miserable. On season 2, they debuted their high-pitched giggling.
  • Hive Mind: All trucks in a yard or in a train will share each other's thoughts, feelings, and speech. The only exceptions are named trucks, such as S. C. Ruffey and Hector.
  • It Amused Me: Their reason for causing so much trouble for the engines.
  • Jerkass: All of them. Along with their tendency to play tricks on engines to amuse themselves, the trucks are also known for behaving rudely and obnoxiously around them. However, if treated kindly, they will try to tone down their behavior a little.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "A Surprise For Percy", despite mercilessly teasing Percy about it, they were right to say that he wouldn't be strong enough to pull them up the hill.
  • Karma Houdini: They would always get away with causing the accidents steam engines suffer (such as James's famous accident) and the engines will always get reprimanded by The Fat Controller for them. Of course, it's as much "getting away with it" as they smash themselves to pieces in a rail accident in the process, (granted it never stops them laughing about it anyway).
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Sometimes, they would play tricks on other engines who were being arrogant and rude towards the other engines, much like James in "Dirty Objects" and Diesel in "Pop Goes The Diesel". Either way, it doesn't matter which engine they play tricks on as long as they enjoy it.
  • Killed Off for Real: A few trucks are shown to be dismantled in various episodes.
  • Lack of Empathy: The trucks will stop at nothing to enjoy playing around that they will show little to no concern for the wellbeing of any character, whether engines or humans. One example is when they knocked the guard off of the brake van in "A Close Shave", and didn't care one bit. The only ones they don't target at all are Donald and Douglas, who smashed the Spiteful Brake Van on purpose (it was really an accident, but they didn't know that).
  • Misplaced Retribution: If the trucks can't find the right engine to prank, they'll victimize another one instead ("One engine's as good as the other!").
  • Miles Gloriosus: For all their sociopathic troublemaking, they are shown to have a limit. They tend to fear engines who (seemingly) prove willing to destroy them. One runaway incident also led them to get trapped in a mine, upon which they find themselves to be scared of the dark and beg Percy to pull them out.
  • Mooks: A railway example in a sense. They are rolling stocks (which come in open wagons, vans, and tankers) made for engines to carry goods with and shunt in sidings, and they're always causing trouble for them out of boredom or when they're provoked the slightest.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • They have displayed their fear for the first time in "Haunted Henry" where they become spooked by the closing crossing gates and signal automatically turning red.
    • In "Missing Gator", after the trucks excitedly rolled down the hill and then into the old mine, they were glad that Percy arrived and even asked him to help them because they didn't like being alone inside.
  • Perpetual Expression: The trucks in the pre-cgi era are painted with random expressions such as a laughing face, angry face, or shocked face, and that's when they're causing mischief.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The season 1 trucks are always seen with angry eyes and a frown on their face, and that's when they are enjoying causing trouble for an engine.
  • Runaway Train: They always cause this to happen. They either push an engine down a hill or break away from their coupling.
  • Screwy Squirrels: They love tricking the engines for fun.

    The Spiteful Brake Van 
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"You can't, I'm essential."

Built: 1929

A brake van who had caused trouble with Donald and Douglas when they first arrived on The Island of Sodor. He was then broken up by Douglas up on Gordon's Hill.


  • Asshole Victim: The Fat Controller couldn't care anymore about him after Douglas broke him up.
  • Chronic Villainy: He behaved well after Donald gave him a hard bump, but then returned to his bad behavior by trying to sabotage James' train. Needless to say, this didn't end well for him...
  • Eviler Than Thou: The troublesome trucks play their tricks because they're bored and want to have fun. The spiteful brake van, however, is an asshole, who simply wants to spite everyone he comes into contact with.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Ends up crushed between Douglas and James after the latter two attempted to cross Gordon's Hill, only for James to be short of steam.
  • Hate Sink: He's an incredibly unpleasant and disrespectful brake van, so the viewers are meant to not feel sorry for him when Douglas rips him up.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His plan of tiring James out ultimately leads to him being broken up when James is too tired to cross Gordon's Hill and ends up being crushed by Douglas.
  • Jerkass: He isn't called "spiteful" for nothing.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his nasty behaviour towards Donald and Douglas, he was 100% right about being an essential part of a goods train — without him, the engine pulling the train wouldn't be able to brake properly.
  • Karmic Death: He was broken up by Douglas, the very engine he tormented, as the latter pushed his hardest up on Gordon's Hill.
  • Killed Off for Real: He was the only character in the series to permanently die.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the three sentient brake vans, he is the Mean to Toad's Nice and Bradford's In-Between. He antagonizes Douglas and James by slowing down their trains and giving them the blame.
  • No Name Given: The term "spiteful brake van" is only used in narration.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Well, at least in the T.V. version. It perfectly fits his "spiteful" personality.
  • Smug Snake: "You can't [leave me behind]. I'm essential." (Is bumped hard by Donald shortly after).
  • Tear Off Your Face: His fate after Douglas breaks him into pieces, with his face being raised by one of the breakdown cranes. He's never seen again after that.

    S.C. Ruffey 
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A privately owned truck who had made fun of Oliver's accident with the turntable, but Oliver sought retribution later on.


  • Affectionate Nickname: He's known as "Scruffey" to the others in an affectionate sense.
  • Asshole Victim: Even the Fat Controller felt S.C. Ruffey had it coming.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In "Toad Stands By", he was pulled apart by Oliver. And in the book version, he isn't brought back.
  • Jerkass: Like the other trucks, he likes to sing rude songs about the engines.
  • Karmic Death: While played straight in the novels, the show subverts this with him being rebuilt after Oliver tore him to pieces, but still kept quiet to this day.
  • King Mook: He's built the same as the other trucks, just with a company's name painted on and with a different face.
  • Only Known by Initials: According to a magazine story, the S.C. in his name stands for "Special Carriage", but no one calls him that.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He was scrapped in the original book, but was rebuilt in the TV series.
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    Hector the Horrid 
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"Keep away!"

A black hopper who debuts as a troublesome truck yelling at the engines to keep away from him because he was afraid of the coal. Thomas had helped him overcome his fear and the two are in good terms.


    The Scrap Monster 
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Appearing in Tale of the Brave, a strange, twisted monster on rails that attacks Percy one night. It's actually just a pile of scrap that James finds creepy enough to scare Percy.


  • Advertised Extra: Despite not even being sentient, it got its own promotional image and even some merchandise.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Percy sees it as one. It's really just a pile of scrap.
  • Mechanical Monster: It's a... thing made of the leftover parts of different machines. It's actually just a pile of scrap James uses to prank Percy.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Its body is composed of scrap of different machines, including a shovel arm, a tractor, a harrow, and a conveyor belt.
  • Surprise Creepy: The first two times it's encountered are rather startling.

    Bradford 
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"Right you horrible lot - I'm in charge now! So no bumping and none of your cheek!"

Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

A Welsh brake van that works with Samson.


  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Large like Samson's, but not as fuzzy.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: To the trucks mostly, but also to the engine pulling him.
  • Expy: Is based heavily on various Windsor Davies characters, mainly Battery Sergeant Major Bradly and Sergeant Major Zero.
  • The Fettered: Very concerned about the railway rules and regulations.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He genuinely cares about maintaining railway safety. That doesn't mean he has to be nice about it.
  • Green and Mean: A non-malicious example.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He may be obsessed with rules and regulations to the point of delaying trains for minor infractions, but he's right; it's far more important for the journey to be completed safely.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bradford is harsh and uncompromising, especially when it comes to how he expects the journey to go, but at the end of the day, all he really wants is for everything to run smoothly and for anyone who pulls him to be useful and reliable.
  • Karma Houdini: He never gets found out and reprimanded by the Fat Controller for making the engines late with their trains due to his obsession with the rules.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the three sentient brake vans, he is the In-Between to Toad's Nice and the Spiteful Brake Van's Mean. He means well and does his best to keep the Troublesome Trucks in order, but he is very strict and his obsession with following the rules often results in his trains being late.
  • Palette Swap: There's little separating him from the other brake vans besides his colors.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Is scowling by default, with some exceptions such as in the image above.
  • Schedule Fanatic: In "Samson and the Fireworks", he criticizes Samson for being over 30 seconds late.

    An An and Yin-Long 
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An An
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Yin-Long

Voiced by: Siu-See Hung (An An), Windson Liong (Yin-Long)

Built: Unknown

A pair of twin coaches from China who debut in Season 22.


    Aubrey and Aiden 
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Aubrey
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Aiden

Voiced by: Genevieve McCarthy (Aubrey), Tim Bain (Aiden)

Built: Unknown

A pair of twin coaches from Australia who debut in Season 22.


  • Creator Cameo: Aiden’s voice actor, Tim Bain, is also one of the writers for the show, and wrote all the Australia episodes of Season 22. Bain also wrote a few of the YouTube shorts.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Aiden has slight eyelashes on his face, despite being male. This hasn't stopped fans from believing he may be the series' first non-binary character.
  • Fanboy: Aiden is a big fan of Isla.
  • Fangirl: Aubrey also likes Isla.
  • Palette Swap: They are basically Spencer’s coaches coloured green and have faces.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Aubrey has notable feminine features, with her lips being more visible than her brother.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Both their names begin with "A".
  • Those Two Guys: They're always seen together.
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    Dexter 
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Voiced by: Mark Moraghan

Built: Unknown

An abandoned coach who is restored into a mobile classroom. Debuts in Season 22.


  • Creator Cameo: He's voiced by Seasons 17-21 narrator Mark Moraghan.
  • Emergency Transformation: Dexter was an abandoned coach who is repainted, repaired and repurposed into a mobile classroom.
  • The Pollyanna: Dexter is known to be optimistic and cheerful, even when he's left on an overgrown siding in poor condition.

    Lei 
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Voiced by: Windson Liong

Built: Unknown

A Chinese goods van.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: A vehicle variant. Trucks aren't painted magenta in real life, yet Lei is.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Despite how many times he gets flipped off the tracks, he doesn't seem to suffer any damage. To add to this, Lei is able to laugh at his own expense.
  • The Klutz: Lei is very accident-prone.
  • One-Shot Character: So far, he has only appeared in "Runaway Truck".
  • White Sheep: He could possibly be this in regards to the trucks seen on the show. While the Troublesome Trucks on Sodor are, well, troublesome, Lei is well-behaved, and he only gets into accidents because of his own clumsiness.

    Beppe 
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Voiced by: Vincenzo Nicoli

Built: Unknown

He is a coach from Italy who works with Lorenzo.


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