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"


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