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“Mind your bumpers, coming through.”
―Harrison's catchphrase

Harrison is a blue diesel-electric hybrid locomotive who pulls freight and passenger trains in Chuggington. He often pulls rail-tours, showing people the many perspectives of the railway.

Biography

Harrison was initially a trainee with Chatsworth[1]; the two still sleep next to each other at the Roundhouses and generally perform the same jobs.

Harrison usually takes the daily night shift to Tootington to import goods, but after he broke down during the night, Wilson, Brewster and Koko were assigned to take the load the next evening. Even with Koko becoming immobile due to a power cut, leading to Wilson having to pull her back to the Depot, Brewster was able to get the entire night shift to Tootington on time.[2] Some time after this, he participated in the Chugger Championship race, believing he won, only to see Old Puffer Pete ahead and passing the finish line.[3]

At some later point, Harrison was sent back to the Training Yard after failing horrendously to listen to Puffer Pete's advice, during a test run to see if Harrison was fit for pulling the Royal Carriage. Harrison demonstrated his reckless moves to the trainees, leading Wilson (who idolizes him) to imitate him, nearly causing a derailment. Because of this, Harrison saw the error in his ways and promised to be better, especially around younger chuggers. Later that day, Harrison pulled the Prince of Buffertonia around the Depot for all to see.[4]

Harrison is often known to volunteer in many events, even things that don't end up the way they plan. When no one other than Speedy volunteers to clean the Rocky Ridge Mine, he proposed a Chug of War, with Harrison as the opposing competitor. Harrison led his team to be as strong as possible, but eventually lost due to the loss of energy from practicing all day.[5] Not long after, Harrison was supposed to host the annual Chug Quiz, but due to a malfunction in his voicebox, the role was substituted to Hodge.[6] He also demonstrated the Super-Glide 100 at one of the annual rolling stock shows[7] and recruited to assist Brewster in hauling the Tunnel Boring Machine for the Chuggineers, but broke down before he could even reach the Drop and Load Yard.[8]

During the wintertime, Harrison cleared out the Blue Line with Wilson, but accidentally lost track of him in the snow. They eventually found each other thanks to Wilson's signaling in the tunnel he was trapped in.[9] After that, Harrison was clearing the tracks with Koko before getting himself stuck in a huge snow drift. It took every chugger in Chuggington to pull him out of the cold.[10] When he;s not clearing the tracks, Harrison attends and and dresses up for the Festival of Lights.[11]

Not long after that, Harrison had to prepare for an important passenger test with Hanzo; after constantly thinking about a good place to end his tour for the test, Harrison realized that it would be interesting to show the passengers what goes on around Chuggington behind the scenes, remembering an important piece of advice given by Mtambo.[12]

Personality

Generally, one could say that Harrison believes himself to be "the cat's whiskers"- even his grill moves as if they were. With a massive ego, Harrison usually only cares about himself and will often act selfishly to save his reputation, even when someone is in trouble. For example, when Harrison running a red light caused Olwin to derail, he did stop to see if she was alright, but kept on speeding without a word- leaving Olwin to having to get her own self back on the tracks.[4] Harrison also rarely thinks about the consequences of his actions, especially with his influence on the trainees, specifically Wilson, that can cause him to lose confidence in himself or attempt ridiculous things; such as Harrison discouraging Wilson about his mirrors[1] or Wilson trying to imitate Harrison doing a wheelie.[4]

It is then Harrison learns just how much his actions not other affects others, but just how much of an influence he is towards the younger chuggers. He learns to be more aware of his surroundings and take in responsibility once he knows he's in the wrong. Even with his ego, Harrison does know when to stop and will try to help chuggers in dire situations, even if he may not learn from them occasionally. For example, when Wilson became lost and subsequently trapped in a tunnel, Harrison did feel worried and immediately went looking for him; thankfully, Action Chugger was able to rescue Wilson.[9] Despite his faults, Harrison's colleagues do care about him and are willing to help him if he is in trouble, even if he may not do the same, as they hope that their generosity might finally make him realize the full error in his ways.

Technical Details

Basis

Harrison is based on Union Pacific Railroad's M-10003, M-10004, M-10005 and M-10006, four identical streamlined 2-car power car diesel-electric train sets that were delivered in May, June, and July 1936 from Pullman-Standard, with prime movers from the Winton Engine Corporation of General Motors and General Electric generators, control equipment and traction motors. However, in the show, Harrison is much shorter in length and doesn't have a booster car.

Livery

Harrison is painted periwinkle with silver linings.

Appearances

Chuggington

Specials

Chuggington: Badge Quest

Videos

Audio Files

Horn

First used Last used Sound Effect
Can't Catch Koko Koko Express

In the episodes Snowstruck Wilson and Heave Ho Harrison, Harrison is depicted with the low-pitch snow horn variant.

First used Last used Sound Effect
Snowstruck Wilson Heave Ho Harrison

In the third season episode, Gold Wheels, Harrison is incorrectly portrayed with a different horn which is a low pitched version of Fletch's.

Only used Sound Effect
Gold Wheels

Trivia

  • It has been stated that Harrison had to use mirrors when he was training to move backward, like Wilson.
  • Harrison is the first character to be voiced by the same actor in the UK and US dubs but has a different accent in the respective dubs.
  • In Germany and Latin America, he is called "Harry", In Czech he is called Rychlovous (episodes 1-26, 53 onwards), which means Fastbeard. However, after it was revealed that there would be another chugger called "Harry", his naming in the German version was changed so that Harry is only a nickname now.
  • In Polish, he is called "Hektor".
  • In Hebrew, his name was אוהד (Ohad).
  • In the Russian dub, he is called "Гаррисон".

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