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|The Hot Air Balloon|
The Hot Air Balloon came to Sodor primarily to carry holidaymakers. James and Thomas were jealous because they thought it would steal their passengers until Sir Topham Hatt explained that it would attract more passengers to the Island. It still carries passengers around, providing a rather different view of Sodor.
- Season 6 - James and the Red Balloon
- Season 7 - Emily's New Coaches, Edward's Brass Band, The Runaway Elephant, The Grand Opening, Best Dressed Engine (deleted scene), and Three Cheers for Thomas
The red balloon may have appeared in a deleted scene from Train Stops Play. However, it is unconfirmed whether it is a true deleted scene or if the balloon was added digitally.
|Harold • Bulstrode • P. S. Cumberland • S.S. Kathryn • Dignity • Mermaid • North Star|
|Cranky • S.S. Roxstar • Lucinda • Tiger Moth • The Queen of Sodor • The Cranes • Tugboats • The Aeroplane • The Salvage Barges • The Canal Boats • The Mail Boat • The Paddle Boat • The Fultan Ferry • The Tramp Steamer • The Hot Air Balloon|