Big Freighter Pete is a gruff, burly freight steam engine in the 1991 film The Little Engine That Could.


The literal heavy smoker of the Kahlville team, Big Freighter Pete takes charge of the heavier goods from the Junction, such as machinery that prints books and newspapers for people to read about important things! Unfortunately, he believes he should only pull high standard freight, and thinks he doesn't pull the likes of toys and fruits. However, he is a hard worker, and despite his heavy load of smoke, he always tries to keep the freight of Kahlville Junction and Crotoonia running smoothly. His main stop is at the Celgreb Freight Depot, where Old Puffer Pete and Cormac the Forklift Engine work at, shifting containers and freight around.


Pete appears to be a freelance design, with no specific basis.


  • Big Freighter Pete's voice acter Peter Cullen also voiced Eeyore from Disney's Winnie the Pooh series, and Optimus Prime from The Transformers Film Series
  • Big Freighter Pete is very simaller to Kirby from Disney's The Brave Little Toaster series.
  • Pete originated from the 1991 'The Little Engine That Could' movie. Other engines from the film include Farnsworth, Georgia, Jebediah, Tillie and Doc.