Kevin is a clumsy four-wheeled crane who works at the Sodor Steamworks.
Making his first appearance in Hero of the Rails, Kevin works at the Steamworks with Victor, offering help whenever possible. When Spencer was sent to the Steamworks after getting slate in his funnel, Kevin distracted him by dropping parts all around while Thomas took engine parts to Hiro. He later participated in Hiro's official restoration.
One day, Thomas was put in charge of the Steamworks and Kevin helped Thomas fetch parts. But Kevin got so busy that he became confused and accidentally pushed a button which sent Spencer up in the air on the hoist. Soon Victor arrived and helped restore order.
Cranky once had too much work to do at the docks, so Kevin was sent to help out.
Kevin is a young, bubbly, enthusiastic crane who works at the Sodor Steamworks, where he assists Victor in repairing engines. He is innocent, well-meaning, bursting to help and say hello, and always eager and ready to lend a helping hook. Kevin is often seen dashing about and tends to be quite clumsy, having a habit of frequently dropping things from his hook and pranging objects as he buzzes about. He often exclaims that it was "a slip of the hook". Something that he says often enough for Victor, who he refers to as "boss", to be able to commonly finish the sentence for him. But Kevin is loveable, kind-hearted, and funny, if rather naive, and always tries his best, regardless of his inexperience.
Kevin is based on a Ransome and Rapier 6 ton crane with an added enclosed cab. Just like Kevin, these cranes were known to be clumsy and cumbersome.
- Kerry Shale (US; Hero of the Rails onwards)
- Matt Wilkinson (UK; Hero of the Rails onwards)
- Helge Winther Larsen (Norway; Hero of the Rails onwards)
- Robert Kotulla (Germany)
- Artur Pontek (Poland)
- Wooden Railway
- My Thomas Story Library (discontinued)
- Mega Bloks
- Wind-up Trains (Japan only)