"I'd like to introduce you to Tamika, my friend from the other side of the world. Tamika is a historic steam engine from Australia. She works in the Kuranda Rainforest, taking passengers on tours. There are so many wonderful animals in the Rainforest. Tamika taught me all about them, and how important it is to protect them. I'm so glad I met Tamika in Australia. I can't wait for her to show me what other animals live in the Rainforest!" - Thomas talks about Tamika in Meet the Characters!
Tamika is an Australian steam railmotor.
Tamika met Thomas in the Kuranda Rainforest and told him to be careful with the animals. She later praised him for going back to the rainforest fire and rescuing Banjo the koala.
Tamika is a rough and tough tourist train who is passionate about the animals for the rainforest and tries to protect them.
Tamika is based on the South Australian Railways SMC Class "Steam Motor Coach No. 1", a 2-2-0 railway locomotive built in 1905. Nicknamed the "Coffee Pot" by the railwaymen, it was used for making weekly trips to hawker, Soth Australia. Under the Commonwealth Railways it was re-classified as NJAB1. The locomotive was withdrawn from service in 1932, but returned to service in 1984 after an extensive restoration. It is preserved by the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society.
Thomas & Friends
- Series 22 - Banjo and the Bushfire
- Series 23 - Laid Back Shane (mentioned)
- Series 24 - Ace's Brave Jump
- Meet the Characters! - Meet Tamika of Australia