Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
This article is about the lorry. You may be looking for the Story Library book.

Madge is a green and cream snub-nosed lorry with a three-wheeled cab and a flatbed. She works alongside the Skarloey Railway.


Thomas & Friends

After snow ended up blocking the tracks, Madge had to take Duncan to the other side of the yards by road. He teased her that she was a slow-poke because the journey was boring, so she decided to make it exciting by driving fast and skidding through the countryside. This ultimately led to them almost falling off the edge of a cliff. Luckily, they made it out safely.

Later, she had to deliver cleaning supplies for Skarloey and Rheneas when they were going to lead for the Engine Rally and Country Show. Although she herself later became muddy, she was later cleaned with help from Skarloey and Rheneas.

She was also the first one that Thomas told about his discovery of Great Waterton.


What Madge lacks in elegance, she makes up for in strength and personality. She acts as a motherly figure to the narrow gauge engines, but can be playful and loves a good joke.

Technical Details


Madge is based on a 1964 Scammell Scarab 6-ton tractor lorry. This type of lorry was very popular with British Railways. About 60 are preserved.


Madge is painted green along with her trailer and the bottom half of her cab, whilst the top half of her cab and her headlights are painted cream. Her outermost wheels have red hubcaps, while her central steering wheel has a black rim.


Audio Files


In Series 11 and The Great Discovery, Madge reuses and shares Kelly's horn.

First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 11 The Great Discovery


  • Madge's Take Along, Take-n-Play and TrackMaster toys depict her with four front wheels instead of three. This may be so they would balance out (the third and fourth wheels are also placed close together akin to aircraft landing gear).
  • Madge reuses and shares the same horn sound as Kelly.
  • Madge's front has been modified to accommodate her face.
  • During the model series era, Madge had a total of eight facial expressions, one of which (a wincing face) was not used on-screen.[3]
  • According to the book Thomas Tells Time, Madge's washdown is at 10:45 AM.
  • Madge is Male in Indonesian Dub



* RWS only | ** T&F only
Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only