Despite his gruff nature, Cranky always keeps things moving at Brendam Docks. His high and mighty attitude often annoys the other engines. From his lofty perch he sees the comings and goings of his part of the island. Cranky knows that if he ever gets too big for his crane hook, the engines have ways of bringing him back to earth.
While he's almost always down at the docks, if he's needed elsewhere on the island, Cranky can be moved, but it's not easy!