The Gold Rail line was released by ERTL in the United States in 1993. It consisted of items previously released in Japan under the Bandai TECS name with a few small differences. Mosty noticably the lack of coupling rods on the engines.


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bill
  • Ben

Rolling StockEdit

  • Annie
  • Clarabel (released 1993)
  • Troublesome Trucks

Non-Rail CharactersEdit

  • Bertie
  • Harold


  • Ffarquhar (released 1993)
  • Lower Suddery
  • Sodor Shipping Playset
  • Turntable Playset


  • This line is essentially the same as the Bandai TECS line. They onl differences are the lack of coupling rods on the wheels, and the rolling stock couplers cannot extend like they do on the Bandai TECS.
  • Henry was supposed to be released in this line, but never was. He is shown on the back of the multi-pack boxes and even had a product Number.
  • The Turntable Playset contains a nameboard for Henry despite him never being released.