Hector is a huge and happy black hopper car. Hector's name stands for "Heavy Engineered Coal Truck On Rails", but he was afraid of being loaded with coal. At first, Rosie and Thomas are afraid of him after he roars "KEEP AWAY!" at them. After Thomas helps him see that getting loaded isn't scary, he cooperates with Thomas and helps pull coal trains on the Island of Sodor.
Hector is part of the magical world of Thomas & Friends. The engines all work and play together on the Island of Sodor. While they are doing their very useful work, they learn important lessons about friendship and getting along. Many of the characters are available to purchase as part of different toy brands, including the timeless Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Series. You can purchase Thomas and many of his engine friends, as well as wooden track, buildings, destinations and sets from the simple oval to the Deluxe Tidmouth Sheds set. Many engines are available on a limited basis and are retired, so check ebay or other online auction sites for your favorites if you can't find them here or in a store near you.