Thomas The Tank Engine Series Wikia
"Those are my coaches! Give them back!"
— Thomas, Emily's New Coaches

Annie and Clarabel
  • Class: LB&SCR coaches No. 661
  • Built: 1896

Annie and Clarabel are Thomas' coaches.


Annie and Clarabel started life on the North Western Railway, as James's coaches. In 1923, they were given to Thomas when he started working his own branch line. They have had several adventures, such as losing their guard and becoming runaways. In The Adventure Begins, before Thomas got his branch line, he met Annie and Clarabel for the first time when he thought they were the express coaches. He apologised and introduced himself, leaving Annie and Clarabel impressed. They were often pulled by James. Edward at one point was also briefly seen with them. When Thomas received his branch line after rescuing James, the two coaches were given to him to use. When Thomas is away, Percy, Toby, Duck, Stanley, Rosie (unseen) and Ryan take his place to pull them. Emily and Neville have both taken them not knowing they were Thomas' coaches, and Caitlin has once taken them without realising they were coupled to her own coaches and Hiro saved them. Gordon also pulled them once, when Samson took his Express Coaches by mistake. Ashima, Daisy and Diesel have also taken them.


Annie and Clarabel are respectful to all of the engines, but most of all Gordon and Thomas. They are Thomas' best friends and are quick to rebuke him when he gets troublesome. Annie and Clarabel are best friends, but like all friends, sometimes they fall out.


Annie and Clarabel are painted in an orange-brown livery with their names written in white on their sides. They were refurbished in the fifth season.




  • Annie is the older of the two.