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Harold is a helicopter used for patrolling the Island.
When Harold first met Percy, he stated that railways were "slow and out-of-date", but was proven wrong when Percy beat him in a race. When Thomas' brakes failed while boarding at a station, with an inspector Harold chased him down the line. Christmas that year Harold brought Santa Claus to the party at Tidmouth Station.
Harold speaks in a manner reminiscent of an RAF pilot, using terms such as "wizard" and "old chap" in conversation.
Harold somewhat tends to be full of himself as he feels that "railways are slow", but he always gets his comeuppance in the end.
Harold is based on a Sikorsky S-55 helicopter, built in the UK as the Westland Whirlwind. He has added floats.
Harold is painted white with red lining.
- Kevin Frank (Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
- Keith Wickham (UK; Misty Island Rescue onwards)
- Hiroyuki Satō (Japan; second-eighth season)
- Wataru Hatano (Japan; Calling All Engines! onwards)
- Christoffer Staib (Norway; Misty Island Rescue onwards)
- In the early seasons, Harold's spinning rotors were achieved using a transparent disk.
- According to the official website, Harold's nickname is Whirlybird.
- Harold's television series model did not have moving eyes until the tenth season.
- One of Harold's models is currently on display in Canada at Nitrogen Studios.
- Harold was first fully CGI in Season 12.
- ERTL (normal and Gold Rail; both discontinued)
- Wooden Railway (normal and with magnet)
- Take-Along (normal and with magnet; discontinued)
- My First Thomas (normal and talking)
- Lionel (discontinued)
- Bandai Tecs
- Mega Bloks
- My Thomas Story Library (discontinued)
- Wind-up (normal and metallic)
- Discover Junction
- LEGO (discontinued)
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