Ned mainly carries out clearance work and quarry digging. Ned is sometimes clumsy, but can always be relied on by his friends.
Ned means well, but he can sometimes be clumsy. Indeed, he once nearly caused a terrible accident by knocking out the keystone of a bridge when Thomas was due to cross with a goods train. Luckily, Jack managed to save the day by supporting the bridge until Thomas went over. But apart from the minor bumps and accidents, Ned's heart is as big as his bucket and he is a valued member of the Pack.
Ned is painting brown and orange with a grey roof, a dark brown bucket, arm, and chassis and yellow detailing. He has the his number painted on each side.
- Ned has his jib arm right in front of his face, which could make visibility difficult.
- Originally, Ned had "Packard & Co." written on the sides of his body. It was later changed to "Sodor Construction Company".
- Ned is one of the machines who's silhouette is pictured in the Pack's logo.