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They surely aren't responsible enough to take care of a railway as big as this one."
Marie is the North Western Railway's number 35 yellow tender engine.
Marie later got into some trouble when she was pulling a freight train and sped down a rusty old branch line.
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.
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.
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. Later on that winter, Marie and Rebecca took coal to all of the stations around the Island. Marie also later attended Jacob, Sierra, and Kira's graduation party.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- ↑ Season 2: "Diesel's New Friend"
- ↑ Season 2: "Marie's Backstory"
- ↑ Season 4: "Marie"
- ↑ Season 4: "Jackie"
- ↑ Special: "The Great Railway Show"
- ↑ Season 9: "The Substitute Controller"
- ↑ Season 11: "Best Dressed Engine"
- ↑ Season 13: "Marie's Important Job"
- ↑ Season 13: "Rebecca and Marie"
- ↑ Season 13: "Good Times"
- ↑ Season 12: "Marie's New Coat"