Cranky The Crane

Promotional picture of Cranky in full CGi

Number 86 formely 9
Class Crane
Livery Crane
Line Tidmouth-Barrow-in-Furness mainline
Built 1996 (he was experimental)
Affiliations Crane

Neutral, later good

Designers Sir Topham Hatt I and William Stainer
Date to Birth August 4, 1996
First Appearance Cranky Bugs
Voice Actors Matt Wilkinson (UK)
Glenn Wrage (US)

Cranky, as his name suggests, is always cranky. He is a tower crane who works at the harbour loading and unloading ships. He finds the engines tiresome, particularly the smaller ones, and enjoys teasing them. However, the engines usually find ways of getting back at him if he goes too far.

Cranky cannot move on his own, but he can be dismantled and rebuilt in other locations if necessary He cameoed in Thomas and the New Engine (cameo) Calm Down Caitlin (cameo)


  • Cranky's theme is his Season 6 theme.