Hector (the name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails") is a coal hopper who is good friends with Thomas and James.
- Hector's model is taller than most others. This gives him trouble going under bridges or through tunnels.
- Hector's models in various merchandise ranges have proved to be difficult, as they cannot go under low bridges or through tunnels, due to his larger height compared to other characters.
- According to a press release, Hector was originally going to be called "Hopper".
- His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails"