Madge the Snub-nosed Lorry
Madge the Snub-nosed Lorry
, and Madge the Three-Wheeled Lorry
Oliver D. North
Scammell Lorries Ltd.
“You always go so slowly. We'll be lucky to make it to the Transfer Yards by tea time!” ― Duncan, Cool Truckings, eleventh season
Madge is a snub-nosed lorry with a three-wheeled cab and a flatbed. She works alongside the Skarloey Railway.
Thomas & Friends
In Madge's first appearance, she had to take
Duncan to the other side of the yards by road due to snow blocking the tracks. He teased her that she was a slow-poke because the journey was boring. So she decided to make it exciting by driving fast, 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.
She was also the first character 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.
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 her trailer and the bottom half of her cab, whilst the top half of her cab and her headlights are painted cream.
Madge's Take Along, Take-n-Play and TrackMaster toys depict her with four front wheels instead of three. This may be so her models would balance out.
Madge shares the same horn sound as Kelly.
Madge's front has been modified to accommodate her face.
* | RWS only ** only T&F
Skarloey | Rheneas | Sir Handel | Peter Sam | Duncan | Duke | Ivo Hugh* | Bertram** | Mighty Mac** | Freddie** | Luke**
Rusty | Fred*
The Ghost Engine** | Proteus**
Agnes, Ruth, Lucy and Jemima* | Gertrude and Millicent* | Ada, Jane and Mabel* | Saloon Coaches* | Coaches** | Refreshment Coach**
Trucks | Slate Trucks | Gunpowder Vans** | Quarry Trucks** | Flatbeds* | Conflats | Well Wagons** | Slab Wagons** | V Tipper Trucks*
Beatrice* | Cora* | Brake Vans | SR Breakdown Train** | The "Weedkiller"* | Art Transporters* | The Sleigh Wagon*
Madge** | Colin** | Merrick** | Owen**
The Owner (* | ) Sir Handel Brown I, Sir Handel Brown II The Thin Controller (* | ) Mr. Mack, Mr. Robert Sam, Mr. Peter Sam, Mr. Roger Sam Mr. Hugh (* | ) David Hugh I, Ivo Hugh, David Hugh II Sir Topham Hatt** | Mr. Percival**
Crovan's Gate ( | ) Engine Sheds Cros-ny-Cuirn | Glennock | Rheneas ( | ) Viaduct, Tunnel Lakeside | Skarloey ( | ) Slate Quarry The Depot** | Bluebell Valley** | Valley View** | Sodor Castle** | Standard and Narrow Gauge Tunnel Runby** | Old Iron Bridge** | Tea Room Station** | Mountain Village Station** | Blue Mountain Quarry** | Strawberry Grove** | Rumblin Bridge** | Elephant Park** | Boulder Quarry** | The Old Wooden Bridge** | Ulfstead Castle** | Sodor Steamworks** | The Transfer Yards** | The Wharf** | Skarloey Coal Yard** | Green Hills Junction** | The Old Trestle Bridge | Culdee Fell (** | ) Caves, Hill Middle Station | Vicarstown Goods Yard
* | RWS only ** only |
*** Other Media only T&F