Pete is a gruff, burly freight steam engine in the 1991 film The Little Engine That Could. He coughed while he sleeps in the roundhouse with Farnsworth, Jebediah, Georgia and Tillie. He later pulled by Tillie to Tower. He coughed with a dark smoke and Tower started to sneeze. Before Tower could explain with Pete, he watched Chip sneezes at the smoke. Tower sternly scolds Pete to watch the smoke and then he sends him to pull the freight train and took it over the mountain to the town. Then Pete puffs away to collect the freight train to the mountains and the smoke comes out of his funnel and it went all over Tower and he starts to sneeze again. Meanwhile, Pete is going back to the roundhouse with his freight train until he sees Rollo waving his red flag to stop him. Pete applied his brakes and stops right next to Rollo after he moves over from Pete. He rudely wheeshed his steam to Rollo and made him wet. He is very angry with Rollo and his toys who asked him to pull the birthday train because Georgia had broken down and sent to the train doctor and she will stay in the roundhouse for a couple of days. Pete refused to pull the birthday train because he had some freight train and then he angrily went off leaving Rollo and his toys begin to feel sad.