Cranky arrived in Sodor in 1998. When he was still new, he insulted Thomas and Percy by calling them bugs. However after a strong storm and a rather hard pull of the rope by Percy, he has leaned his lesson and has reformed.
The reason why Cranky is so grumpy is because he doesn't get enough sleep at night. He one time let his anger get the best of him and knocked the whole goods shed down at Brendam Docks.
He was involved in the starting of the jet engine out of rage, which pushed Thomas down the line very fast.
Cranky is grumpy because he doesn't get any sleep at night. He works all day and his only company is the seagulls.
Cranky is an antagonist. He inhabits Brendam Docks at Night.
Cranky is a huge, green robot with glowing green eyes.
Adventures on Rails
The New Adventures on Rails
- Volume one - Dirty Sidings, Tenderfirst, Saving Edward, The Trouble with the Enthusiasts, and The Monster of Brendam.
- Season 1 - Races, Stuck in the Mud (cameo), Where's BoCo?, The Crashing Kipper, The Wrong Way, Harvey Goes Fishing, Be On Your Guard! (cameo), and Trust Paxton
- Season 2 - Fergus the Generator (cameo), Sea Stories, Hiro and the Express, The Loch Ness Monster (cameo), and Independence
- Season 3 - Edward and the Poachers, Mavis and the Track Repairs, The Seaside Ghost, Bill, Ben and Derek, and Cold Chaos
- Season 4 - Triple Trouble, The Odd One Out, Too Much of a Good Thing, Famous Engines, and The Wrong Sort of Coal
- Season 5 - The Big City Engine, Thumper and the Avalanche, Stanley's Branch Line (mentioned), and Samson and Logan
- Season 6 - The New Diesel Fuel and Timothy the Ghost Engine
The Adventures on Sodor
- Season 1 - Geoffrey's Real, Tankers of Doom, Edward Tries His Best, Harvey's Goods Train (does not speak), Scottish Engines (cameo), Salty's Secret Story, Big Strong Murdoch (cameo), and Bill and Ben
- Season 2 - Unique Engines (flashback; cameo), Haunted Henry's Forest, and The New Controller
- Railway Show Engines - Brave, Sleek and Strong and Accidental Ashima
- Sodor Adventure Rewrites - James Strikes Out
The Many Adventures on the Island of Sodor
- Season 1 - Double Diesel Trouble, Paxton Gets Pranked (cameo), Franklin the Forklift, and Franklin All Around Sodor
- Season 2 - BoCo's Return (does not speak), BoCo’s Boxcab Bother, Bill and Ben's Big Mistake (cameo), and Henry Knows Best (does not speak)