Sir Handel is one of the oldest engines on the Narrow Gauge Railway. He generally is of the opinion that he knows best and should be the boss. This occasionally leads him to have troubles with other engines and the trucks. Still, he always gets the job done. 
Falcon and Stuart lived with Duke until their line was closed. When the Mid Sodor Railway closed in 1947, he and Stuart were sold to the aluminium works at Peel Godred for an expansion project. They were sheeted at the project's close for almost a year, then both were purchased for a total of 50 pounds by the Skarloey Railway and renamed Sir Handel and Peter Sam respectively.
Upon arriving, Sir Handel had many adventures. He was derailed by his own coaches when he stopped too quickly in front of some sheep. Sir Handel was also very pompous and refused to do his job well, so he was sent to the sheds for a while to repent. After coming back out, he got into a fight with George the Steamroller, which ended in a race with George smashing Sir Handel's trucks.
Sir Handel is sometimes pompous and arrogant and thinks that pulling trucks is beneath him, and will do anything to get out of jobs he does not want to do. He can be rude and stubborn, and he has been known to insult Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima and Beatrice by calling them "cattle trucks" and Ada, Jane and Mabel by calling them "trucks".
BasisEditSir Handel is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Sir Haydn.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US; 16th season onwards)
- Sir Handel didn't reappear until years later, apparently because he was working in the Blue Mountain Quarry.
|Skarloey • Rheneas • Sir Handel • Peter Sam • Rusty • Duncan • Ivo Hugh • Duke • Fred • Mark V • Ministry of Defence Engine|
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