Elsie was created by the Reverend W. Awdry, but was not featured in any Railway Series stories. A model of her, however, was seen in Awdry's model set of Thomas' Branch Line. She was mentioned in The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways.
Elsie is based on the GER Wisbech and Upwell Tramway luggage van No. 9.
Elsie is painted brown with the letters 'NW' painted on her sides in yellow.
- 1987 - The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways (mentioned)