Winston is the Fat Controller's red track inspection car who will be introduced in Blue Mountain Mystery.
Winston is the Fat Controller's track inspection car on the rails! Winston is willing, loyal, helpful and very thoughtful. Winston is sensitive enough never to draw attention to the fact that the Fat Controller is a terrible driver.
After hearing Edward and Salty talk about how the Fat Controller used to travel in an open-topped carriage on his birthday, Winston was determined to find it. Winston was working with Thomas that day and he took the opportunity to look for the coach. After leaving Thomas to look for the carriage twice, Thomas made Winston travel in front of him. This ended in an accident when Thomas does not notice that Winston had slowed down. Thomas then asks Winston what he was looking for and the track inspection vehicle tells him. There, on an old siding, is the carriage. The two then bring the coach to the Sodor Steamworks to be mended and later surprise the Fat Controller with it.
Winston is well meaning and fun, although not the brightest. He is helpful and really useful, but has a tendency to be easily distracted. Winston is sensitive enough never to draw attention to the fact that Sir Topham Hatt is a terrible driver.
Winston is a Type 4B two seat Wickham Trolley.
- Matt Wilkinson (UK/US; Series 16 onwards)
- Winston is painted red. He has a gold nameplate on either side.