Harvey is a tank engine with a crane mounted on top of his boiler, which makes him look rather unusual.
All the engines except Thomas teased Harvey at first, but when he was able to rescue Percy after an accident, they realized that his difference was what made him special. Since then, he has proved very useful, using his crane arm for maintenance, building and clearing up. He mainly works at Brendam and the yard, but his favourite place to be is at the Water Works, where he is said to live.
Harvey is a relentlessly cheery, big-hearted, helpful crane engine. He has a very unusual shape, due to his crane attachment atop his boiler, which he can be sensitive about should other engines make fun of it. However, he is very able to show that his crane is very useful in lifting cargo, trucks, and sometimes some smaller engines. He has a booming, thoughtful voice and large wooden buffers. He is happy to work anywhere, ready to help clear up after an accident, and offer words of care, comfort, and advice.
With perhaps the most distinctive appearance of any engine, Harvey is painted burgundy with yellow lining and brown square buffers. His name is written in yellow on his side. His number, 27, is written on both sides of his crane arm in yellow.
Harvey is based on Dubs Crane Engine No. 4101, nicknamed "Dubsy".
- Hikaru Midorikawa (Japan; sixth-eighth seasons)
- In the twelfth season episode Saved You!, Harvey appeared without a CGI face. However, a magazine had two images from this episode showing Harvey with one.
- Harvey occasionally has a bucket or claw attached to his crane arm so that he can pick up coal and other minerals.
- One of Harvey's models is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
- ERTL (discontinued)
- Wooden Railway (discontinued)
- Take-Along (discontinued)
- My Thomas Story Library (discontinued)
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