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"Look at that! The back engine must be the strongest and the best!"
— Stephen Hatt, Edward the Very Useful Engine, sixth season
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Stephen Topham Hatt (born 1941) is Sir Topham and Lady Hatt's grandson and Bridget's older brother. In the Railway Series, he took over his father's role as controller of the North Western Railway in 1984 and became Sir Topham Hatt III in 1997.

Bio

The Hatts spent a long holiday on Toby's old line in East Anglia. Stephen was excited when he first met Toby, but Bridget accidentally offended him by assuming he was an electric tram.

He became the Fat Controller in 1984, succeeding to his father's baronetcy in 1997. In 1970, he married Helen Margaret, a distant cousin and granddaughter of the Reverend Nicholas Dreswick, the much-respected historian of Sodor. They had three children: Richard Topham, born in 1972 and no doubt destined to be Sir Topham Hatt IV (his father will be seventy-two in 2013, though he has, as yet, given no hint of retiring), Charles Nicholas (1974-) and Emily Helen (1977-).

He played a part in arranging the construction of the Arlesdale Railway's new locomotive, Jock, in 1990, a project which had been dear to his father's heart. With great skill, he masterminded the arrangements for the royal visit in 1995, when he welcomed the Prince of Wales on his visit to Sodor.

Appearances

Railway Series

He later appeared in the following books as the Fat Controller:

Television series

Specials:

Magazine stories

Stephen Hatt also appeared in the magazine stories, A Colourful Christmas, A Friend's Party, A Hole in One, Big Catch, Busy Bee, Daisy and the Fish, Doctors and Nurses, Dressing Up, Fair Scare!, Feeding Time, Gone Fishing, Happy Holiday!, Harvest Time, Keeping Dry, Lights On, Misbehaving, Puzzles, Retirement Time, Snap Happy, Station Mystery, Steaming!, The Brown Bear, The Christmas Sacks, The Daisy Chain, The Flower Dome, The Hallowe'en Special, and The Tiny Engine.

Voice actors

Trivia

  • In the magazines, he and Bridget have a friend named Marcus.
  • In the magazine story, The Hallowe'en Special, it is said that Stephen and Bridget live on the Mainland and only come to stay with Sir Topham and Lady Hatt every so often.

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