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"Oh, Isabel's a funny coach, and so Dulcie is too. If I didn't look after them, they'd not know what to do!"
— Oliver, Oliver the Western Engine


IsabelDulcie
Isabel and Dulcie
  • Class: GWR Autocoach
  • Arrived on Sodor: 1967

Isabel and Dulcie are Oliver's coaches. Isabel came with Oliver when he escaped from the Other Railway, and Dulcie was later rescued by Sir Topham Hatt and given to Oliver.

Bio

Isabel escaped to Sodor with Oliver and Toad to avoid being scrapped. Upon their arrival, Oliver and Isabel were assigned to run the Little Western branch line with Duck. To fill the roster, Sir Topham Hatt rescued three more autocoaches, Alice, Mirabel, and Dulcie. While Alice and Mirabel became Duck's coaches, Dulcie joined Oliver and Isabel.

Basis

Isabel and Dulcie are based on Great Western Railway autocoaches, which were used in push-pull service on branch lines. The autocoaches were efficient because it eliminated the need for the engine to run around to the other end of the train to turn around.

Livery

Isabel and Dulcie are painted in the Great Western's chocolate-brown and cream livery. When she first came to Sodor, Isabel was painted in the British Railways' maroon livery.

Appearances

Railway Series

  • Enterprising Engines (Isabel, does not speak; Dulcie, mentioned)
  • Oliver the Western Engine

Isabel also appears in the My Thomas Story Library book, Oliver.

In the Television series, Oliver uses Red Branch Line Coaches, and is accompanied by Toad. Despite this, Isabel and Dulcie were mentioned in The Big Book of Engines on Oliver's page.

Trivia

  • Isabel's name originates from the fact that there "is a bell" on her.
  • Isabel's name is misspelled "Isobel" in the ERTL range.

Merchandise

  • ERTL (Isabel only; maroon; discontinued)

Gallery

Merchandise Gallery

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