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Elizabeth, "Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Lorry", Engine Friends

Elizabeth is a vintage Sentinel steam lorry, owned by Sir Topham Hatt. She often works alongside the Skarloey Railway.


Prior to becoming Controller of the North Western Railway, Sir Topham Hatt owned Elizabeth - she notes that he was not the best driver. For unknown reasons, Elizabeth was sheeted in a shed and remained there until Thomas' crew found her several decades later when they needed urgent transportation to the Works for new side-rods. Jem Cole restored Elizabeth and she is to this day in perfect working order.

When the Skarloey Railway was facing hardships, Elizabeth agreed to help the narrow gauge engines clear the line of fallen branches and restore the line, which they succeeded at.

One winter, when Thomas refused to wear his snowplough, Elizabeth scolded him, stating that he could not be reliable without it. She was given the task of taking puddings to Brendam Docks for a delivery to The Mainland, but during the trip, she slid on the icy roads and got herself stuck in a snowdrift. Thomas and Terence rescued her, and they managed to deliver the puddings in time before the ship left.


Elizabeth does not like laziness or rudeness and will respond to both in the strongest terms. Because of this, she can often come off as harsh and severe.

Although she believes roads are superior to rails, she often helps the engines out. She is very sensitive about how others refer to her by her age.


Elizabeth is based on a Sentinel DG4 steam lorry with a three-way tipper behind her cab. She shares the same basis as Isobella.


Elizabeth is painted maroon with gold and black lining and a brown tipper.


  • Elizabeth is one of seven characters to appear in the main series and both spin-off series, with the others being Jacob, Sierra, Jackie, Rebecca, Kira, and Emma.
    • Of the seven, Elizabeth is the only road vehicle
    • She is also one of two characters to appear in the television series.
    • Of the seven, Elizabeth has appeared the second least overall, appearing in only 11 episodes. Only Jackie has appeared in fewer, appearing in 10.

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