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They surely aren't responsible enough to take care of a railway as big as this one."
"I hate to admit it but, Marie’s right. This railway should not be left in the hand of two incompetent and irresponsible children.


Marie is the North Western Railway's number 35 yellow tender engine.

Biography

Season 2

Marie first came to Sodor alongside Rose, Dawn, and Levi. She quickly went to search for her brother, Murdoch[1].

She later told the other Knapford Sheds Engines about her past[2].

Season 4

Marie later got into some trouble when she was pulling a freight train and sped down a rusty old branch line[3].

She later demanded Jackie shunt her coaches, claiming that tender engines don't shunt[4].

The Great Railway Show

Marie was later streamlined for the Great Race at The Great Railway Show. However, her safety valve had not been reassembled properly and her boiler burst during the race, and she ended up placing last[5].

Season 9

Marie later thought Mr. Hatt leaving Jacob and Sierra in charge was a bad idea. She later had an accident at the bottom of Gordon's Hill[6].

Season 11

Later, on May Day, Marie thought being decorated wasn't dignified for an engine like her. She later got her comeuppance, however when she was crossing the Three Tier Bridge and a banner wrapped around her smokebox[7].

Season 13

Later, Marie wanted to have an important job. Then, when she was given the very important job of taking trucks of coal to all the stations on the Island, she didn't wait for water, didn't help Jordyn take her trucks to the Docks, and ended up running out of water. Then, BoCo was sent to help Marie, and scolded her for not helping Jordyn. Later, Marie saw Rose broken down on the line. She helped Rose by shunting her to the Dieselworks[8]. Later on that winter, Marie and Rebecca took coal to all of the stations around the Island[9]. Marie also later attended Jacob, Sierra, and Kira's graduation party[10].

Personality

Marie, much like her good friend Gordon has a tendency to be pompous, self-righteous, and prideful. Like James, Marie is also very proud of her paintwork, as well as being one of the few yellow engines on Sodor.

However, she is also very sweet and good-hearted, and is always willing to help a friend in need.

She has also been shown to be quite knowledgeable about the history of certain classes of steam locomotives, being able to remember build years and the type of service they were built for.

Basis

Marie is based on a BR Standard Class 9F, which were used for fast and heavy goods trains. The class was the last of the BR Standards and the final steam engine class built by British Railways, with the last one, "Evening Star", built in March 1960. Due to the size and shape of the class, they where given the nickname "Spaceships." "Evening Star" and eight other 9Fs are preserved. One 9F, "Black Prince" holds the record for hauling the heaviest steam-hauled train in Great Britain, at 2,198 tons. "Evening Star" is also part of the National Collection.

Livery

Marie is painted yellow with red lining and has the number 35 on her tender sides in red.

In Marie's New Coat, after hearing Kevin mention the Steamworks did not have any yellow paint, Marie dreamed she was painted in many different colours including pink, green, red and purple. But by the end of the episode, she was repainted in her normal yellow livery[11].

Trivia

  • Many events that happen to Marie also happen to Gordon. She also shares a personality with Gordon and James, as well as shares a similar nightmare to James when being repainted.

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