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Elizabeth is a vintage Sentinel steam lorry. She often works alongside the Skarloey Railway.
Prior to his 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.
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 stripes.
- Fu Suzuki (Japan; sixth - eighth seasons)
- Keiko Nemoto (Japan; eleventh season onwards)
- Blanche Ravalec (France and French speaking Canada; eighth season onwards)
- Elizabeth is the only character able to insult Sir Topham Hatt without getting into trouble, as she was the first lorry he ever drove.
- Elizabeth is probably named after Queen Elizabeth the Second. She was also built in 1926, the same year as the Queen was born.
- Elizabeth's model is now on display at Drayton Manor.
- Elizabeth is often misspelt "Elisabeth", particularly in merchandise and in the subtitles of DVDs. Elisabeth is her name in the original Welsh version of the show.
- A large scale model of Elizabeth was made to interact with the Narrow Gauge engines, as used in Rusty Saves the Day and Faulty Whistles. The large scale model was built by Chris Lloyd as revealed in an interview with Sodor Island Fansite.
- Elizabeth's name may have been inspired from the sentinel steam bus with the same name which gives tour rides around Whitby.
- In original concept art done by Robert Gauld-Galliers, her original name was "Grumpy".
- On the Official Website, Elizabeth's name was misspelt 'Elisabeth' until the site was revamped.
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