Tamika is an Australian steam railmotor.
Tamika meets Thomas in the Kuranda Rainforest and tells him to be careful with the animals. She later praises Thomas for going back to the rainforest fire and rescuing Banjo the koala.
Tamika is a rough and tough tourist train who is passionate about the animals of the rainforest and tries to protect them.
Tamika is based on the South Australian Railways SMC Class "Steam Motor Coach No. 1", a 2-2-0 railway locomotive built in 1905. Nicknamed the "Coffee Pot" by the railwaymen, it was used for making weekly trips to Hawker, South Australia. Under the Commonwealth Railways it was re-classified as NJAB1. The locomotive was withdrawn from service in 1932, but returned to service in 1984 after an extensive restoration. It is preserved by the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society. Tamika is partially modified from her original basis; she has been fitted with buffers and screw-link couplings and has been scaled up from cape gauge to standard gauge.
Tamika is painted yellow with a green coach. Her running plate is painted red, and her cowcatcher is black. She has brass numberplates on the sides of her cab.