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"Howdy, everybody. Thomas is overloaded right now. I'll whistle for him!"
— Hank, Heave Ho Thomas


Hank
Hank
  • Class: PRR K4 Pacific
  • Designer: J.T. Wallis, Alfred W. Gibbs, and Axel Vogt
  • Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works or PRR's Juniata Shops
  • Built: sometime between 1914 and 1928
  • Configuration: 4-6-2

Hank is a large American tender engine.

Bio

Thomas and Percy first met Hank at Brendam when he arrived. Thomas was impressed, until Hank told him he was "one of the finest little engines he'd ever seen". Thomas misinterpreted the comment as making fun of his size, and became determined to pull all of Hank's loads himself. While Thomas tired himself out pulling the heavy loads, Hank insisted that he should help Thomas with the train. With the strain, Thomas eventually cracked a cylinder and finally decided to accept Hank's offer for help. Hank pushed Thomas to Knapford, where the other engines were waiting to greet Hank.

Persona

Hank is big, bold, and blue. He may come across as brash in his cheery confidence and enthusiasm, but being the mighty titan he is, Hank is more than used to being easily seen or heard. In his jolliness, he may seem a little goofy and kooky, especially with so many bells and whistles and a cowcatcher, but big ol' Hank has a big ol' heart and is more than happy to buffer up, share, and lend a helping hand. Using his might, strength, and power to be able to assist others is something that only comes all too naturally to him and he takes it in his stride, without second thought. Hank can become concerned about his friends though, as he gladly keeps an eye out for the other little engines. The only trouble with being Hank is that virtually every engine is little compared to him.

Basis

Hank is a Pennsylvania Railroad K4 Pacific with buffers and three-link couplings added to the back of his tender for coupling.

Livery

Hank is painted ultramarine blue with red wheels, lining, and a cowcatcher. His smokebox is painted dark grey.

Appearances

Specials:

Trivia

  • Hank's whistle is really a lower pitched version of Gordon's.
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