|The Ballast Hopper|
- First Appearance: Swashbuckler (cameo)
- Friends: Unknown
- Enemies: Unknown
- Voice Actor: Unknown
The Ballast Hopper is located at Arlesburgh West, where the Small Engines of the Arlesdale Railway drop off their ballast to be collected by the engines of the North Western Railway.
He may appear in Self-Fulfilling Prophecy and Season 3.
- He is the first character to be seen smoking.
- He replaced a pre-existing, faceless ballast hopper that appeared in earlier episodes.
under the Ballast Hopper.
The Small Railway Engines around the Hopper.
The faceless hopper which was replaced.