Lady is a magical engine that lives on the Magic Railroad. She had payed many visits to the Island of Sodor and wagreer visits are enjoyed by the other engines and rolling stock, Thomas in particular. She lives on the Magic Railroad and is owned by J.M. Brenner and Lady is known by Mr. Conductor and Junior; she tries escaping when Diesel 10, Splatter and Dodge go on the Magic Railroad.
She used to pull holiday trains to and from London in the late 1800s. By the turn of the century her usefulness was limited with the arrival of bigger and stronger engines brought in to place her and her colleagues. She found a new lease of life working as a station pilot at London Victoria, but as the first world war came around she was once forced to step down due to her lack of strength compared to newer engines.
She was kept in storage for a time until she was called to the North Western Railway on Sodor as a spare engine. She arrived around the same time as a brand new young tank engine from Brighton who was bought in to serve as the station pilot at Vicarstown. Throughout the war, Lady took it upon herself to tutor the youngster with handling coaches, moulding him into an effective station pilot. She came to care very much for the tank engine and became something of a mother figure to him, she even gave to him the name "Thomas" after the Vicarstown stationmaster who lost his life during a nightime air raid. When the war ended she was called back to London and had to say goodbye to Thomas, but left assured that he would do fine.
After being restored in a shed at London Victoria again, she was prompty restored and sent to work for the newly formed Southern Railway, where she soon found herself running a branch line from Sidley to Bexhill West Station, which had the nickname "Shining Time" by the local townspeople. She continued to run this line single-handedly all the way through WWII and Nationalisation in 1948, before she finally retired from the branch line and replaced by a standard class 2 in 1952.
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Lady's prototype is unknown - she is not particually based on any engine.
Lady was seen when Thomas first arrived into the magic buffers. She was later chased by Diesel 10 and J.M. Brenner went with her away; she later went to Sodor with Thomas where her face was visible, Mr. Conductor and Junior were pleased, she later appeared in Calling All Engines! with Rusty.
Lady's first appearence in full CGI is the 2019 special, The Magic Mountain.