Cranky is a grumpy dockyard crane, who bullied Thomas and Percy, by delaying their loads, and calling them
"bugs". He later got his comeuppnce after a tramp steamer crashed into him, and then rescued by the two tank engines.

Despite his lack of sleep,  Cranky works very hard, but his working attitude makes the engines cross whenever thy think Cranky is too slow.


  • Cranky is build into a Take-n-play set.


  • Cranky is one of the characters to be built into a Thomas and Friends set with the others being Owen, Colin, Ol' Wheezy, Happy Hook, and Merrick.