"The Fat Controller"
Sir Topham Hatt I, 1st Baronet, KBE, nicknamed "the Fat Controller" and originally "the Fat Director", was an English railway engineer and executive. He is remembered as the "founding father" of the North Western Railway, serving as both its Chief Mechanical Engineer and Controller, and as the progenitor of the Hatt family on the Island of Sodor.
- He was almost always accompanied by two men in standard blue railway uniforms. They are his assistants.
|Controller of the North Western Region|
(as Managing Director)
Sir Charles Topham Hatt