Annie is one of Thomas' faithful coaches. She only carries passengers and is always pulled in between facing Thomas.
The details of Annie's life before 1946 is unknown. In 1946, Annie and Clarabel were given to Thomas when he started working on his own branch line. They have had several adventures, such as losing a guard and becoming runaways.
Annie is respectful to all the engines, but most of all Gordon and Thomas. They're Thomas' best friends and are quick to rebuke whenever he get troublesome.
Behind The Scenes
BasisThe coach that was the basis for Annie was first built by a teenage Wilbert Awdry as part of a model railway layout. Many years later, after a long hiatus of modelling, a brake coach was built to match so the Reverend's Thomas model would have a complete train.
In the Railway Series, Annie and Clarabel are a pair of bogie coaches.