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Ich grab, Ich grab, Ich grab, grab, grab..."
— Marion singend, Die Geschichte der mutigen Loks


  • Baureihe: Marion Model 40
  • Designer: Marion Steam Shovel Company
  • Bauer: Marion Power Shovel Company
  • Achsfolge: Bo-Bo
  • Baujahr: Etwa um 1911

Marion ist eine selbstfahrende Dampfschaufel. Sie arbeitet normalerweise in der Tongrube mit Bill, Ben und Timothy.


Marion arbeitet in der Tongrube. Sie ist temperamentvoll, freundlich und liebt es zu graben, zu sprechen, und übers Graben zu sprechen. Sie erzählt ihre Geschichten gerne den anderen Lokomotiven, welche manchmal versuchen, sie zu meiden. Thomas hört ihren Geschichten gerne zu. Sie hat in der Vergangenheit behauptet, einen Piraten-schatz ausgegraben zu haben. Sie liebt es "Rate mal, was in meiner Schaufel ist" zu spielen, obwohl die Antwort meist Schlamm, Steine oder Erde ist.

The morning after a large landslide at the clay pits, Marion met Thomas for the first time, scaring him with her bucket. When she introduced herself, Thomas found that she talked a lot. A few days later, she was still cleaning up the fallen rocks when Percy and James came her way trying to escape from another landslide caused by James' whistle. Although James escaped, Percy was swept up by the landslide. He was buried wheel-deep when he saw a large rock coming his way. It looked like the end for the little green tank engine, but Marion put her bucket in front of him and caught the rock, which she identified as the skull of a Megalosaurus.

Whilst repairing an embankment on the main line, Marion once hit a water pipe, causing a leak. Marion decided to cover up the leaky pipe, but Thomas later spotted water trickling out of the ground. When he took Marion to inspect the site, water gushed up from the ground and caused a landslide. Luckily, Marion was able to clear the line just before Gordon raced through with the Express. Marion promised that she would tell someone if she unearthed a water pipe in the future.

Later, Marion became worried when Ben did not bring any coal to the clay pits. She was cross when she realised that the twins had used it all up, and got them to thank and apologise to Timothy, who came to the rescue by fetching more coal for Marion and the twins.

Some time later, during the construction of the Dinosaur Park, Marion was sleeping on a siding when Samson pulled a train of animatronic dinosaurs past her. She did not see Samson and believed the dinosaurs were real. She reversed all the way to Ulfstead Castle, and a few minutes later Samson arrived, revealing that the dinosaurs were in fact fake.

She was brought in to help with the construction of the new branch line. Upon meeting Bert, Rex and Mike, she believed that they were magical - a thought that became more remarkable when she thought they turned Oliver into an excavator. Marion was present when Rocky lifted The Pirate Ship out of Calles Cavern, and decided to make a wish to the small railway engines that she would be the one to dig up the buried treasure. The three of them were less than enthusiastic when the steam shovel arrived at Arlesburgh Junction, and while Rex and Bert managed to flee, Mike got trapped on the chute by Marion's shovel, and she did not let go until she had made her wish. The little red engine escaped in full speed, but this only strengthened Marion's belief that he was magical. She helped Alfie and Oliver dig part of the site when she discovered a buried treasure chest. She later attended the branch line's opening ceremony, and was surprised to discover that there are two Oliver's on Sodor.

In the nineteenth season, Marion witnessed Bill and Ben taking away trucks she was loading, causing rubble to land on the tracks. She says that they aren't helpful, and Timothy agrees. This infuriates the twins, and as a trick, send Timothy to the Docks to help Porter and Cranky. This only caused trouble at the Clay Pits because Marion's trucks were getting too full. She ended up getting trapped due to the heavy trucks. Bill and Ben framed Timothy, angering her. Despite Timothy coming back, Marion was still trapped for a while.


Marion is very enthusiastic, and likes to think of herself as well-informed and is happy to share her knowledge. She is very talkative and loves to tell stories of her discoveries, however not all the engines prefer to stick around and hear her stories.

Despite her enthusiastic demeanour, however, she can also be rather stern, as seen when she told off Ben for not delivering any coal and making the twins apologise and thank Timothy.


Marion basiert auf der auf Schienen fahrenden Marion Model 40 Revolving Steam Shovel.


Marion ist orange und hellbraun mit gelben Streifen bemalt. Ihr Name ist mit gelber Schrift auf ihre Seite gemalt.




  • Marion hat an der Front keine Fenster, was es ihrem Lokführer sehr schwer macht, nach vorne zu sehen.
  • Marion hat hinten eine Kupplung, aber durch den Kohlebunker könnte sie keine Waggons ziehen.
  • Sie ist laut einem SiF Interview Cassandra Chowdhurys lieblings Charakter.
  • Marions Name basiert auf der von ihrer Basis (Marion Revolving Steam Shovel) und ihrem Bauort (der Marion Power Shovel Company).
  • Sie hat eine Steinsammlung.
  • Marion ist der erste weibliche Charakter, der von Toad mit Miss angesprocen wird, wenn auch nur im Englischen.




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