Sir Topham Hatt was angry with Henry when he first arrived. It wasn't poor Henry's fault - he couldn't make enough steam because his firebox was too small. Henry was described as “bigger than James but smaller than Gordon”. Unfortunately, he was a bad steamer, and sometimes found it hard to pull his trains. Sir Topham Hatt ordered an engine very much like Gordon, but ended up with “a cross between Gordon and a Nightmare!” As a temporary fix, Sir Topham Hatt ordered some Welsh Coal, which helped matters.
But alas, then came the fateful day when Henry had an accident as he was pulling The Flying Kipper, and Sir Topham
Hatt sent him to Crewe to be rebuilt. He came back with a bigger firebox and a
new shape and he now enjoys his work. He is based at Tidmouth along with Gordon. He is a