The Best Episodes of Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Flour Power

#1 - Flour Power 8.67

Season 9 - Episode 26

Thomas and Diesel have to collect flour, needed ready for the following day, from the Flour Mill. But tonight is Halloween, so Diesel decides to take advantage of this by trying to frighten little Thomas on their way to the Mill. Thomas, though, comes up with some surprises of his own…

Directors: Steve Asquith
The World's Strongest Engine

#2 - The World's Strongest Engine 8.13

Season 6 - Episode 11

Diesel is back after Henry has an accident, and annoys the other engines by boasting about how he is the world's strongest engine. To prove it, Diesel tries to pull 20 trucks at once, but they all have their brakes on and cause a coupling to break resulting in Diesel being launched down the yard...

Directors: David Mitton
Sleeping Beauty (Part 2)

#3 - Sleeping Beauty (Part 2) 8.00

Season 4 - Episode 2

Thomas tells the engines the rest of his story about Duke and how a group of people set out to save him.

Directors: David Mitton
Thomas, Terence and the Snow

#4 - Thomas, Terence and the Snow 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 13

One autumn day, Thomas meets a Terence the tractor and mocks his caterpillars, thinking them ugly. Winter soon arrives with heavy snow, and Thomas is forced to wear his uncomfortable snowplough. He shakes and bangs the snowplough and by the end of the day it's too damaged to use again. The next day, his crew find they cannot fix the snowplough in time, Thomas much to his delight. He continues his work, without his snowplough. But when Thomas runs into a deep snowdrift and gets stuck, he immediately regrets breaking his snowplough. Bertie arrives to take Thomas' passengers, and Terence comes to the rescue. Terence pulled Annie and Clarabel away, and then came back for Thomas. Thomas thanks Terence and promises to be sensible from now on.

Directors: David Mitton
Diesel Does It Again

#5 - Diesel Does It Again 7.94

Season 3 - Episode 8

Duck and Percy are exhausted with the extra work in the harbour so the Fat Controller sends for another engine to help them. What a shock they receive when it turns out to be Diesel!

Directors: David Mitton
Rusty & The Boulder

#6 - Rusty & The Boulder 7.93

Season 5 - Episode 26

The Fat Controller has opened a new mine, and both the normal gauge and narrow gauge railways have tracks to it. An old boulder has had to be moved to make way for the mine, and Rusty is worried about it. Some time later the boulder is shaken loose and falls off the cliff it has been placed on and it chases Rusty down the line! Rusty manages to escape via a siding, but the boulder continues to thunder along! Back at the mine, Percy, with nowhere to run, sees the boulder up ahead, and it's heading straight for him...

Directors: David Mitton
Thomas & The Breakdown Train

#7 - Thomas & The Breakdown Train 7.88

Season 1 - Episode 7

Thomas is in the yard shunting when new engine James rushes past with a goods train yelling for help. James has wooden brakes and the trucks are pushing him down the line. The alarm goes - James has crashed into a field of cows. Thomas has to get the Breakdown Train and help James. Afterwards, the Fat Controller gives Thomas a very special reward.

Directors: David Mitton
Mind That Bike

#8 - Mind That Bike 7.83

Season 4 - Episode 26

Percy loves seeing the cheerful postman Tom Tipper driving about in his old van and helping him with his mail train. But Tom feels very sad when the Postmaster scraps his van and replaces it with a bicycle. Percy's wish to help his friend comes true - well - by accident, at least!

Directors: David Mitton
James & The Coaches

#9 - James & The Coaches 7.77

Season 1 - Episode 8

James the new engine has to pull some coaches with the help of Edward. They do very well but James is so excited that he accidentally showers water all over the Fat Controller's new top hat! Later on he is pulling more coaches and bumps them so hard that a brake pipe is damaged. Newspaper and a leather bootlace could temporarily mend the problem, but only a passenger willing enough to hand over their laces will the train be able to continue...

Directors: David Mitton
Thomas Goes Fishing

#10 - Thomas Goes Fishing 7.73

Season 1 - Episode 12

Thomas has a desire to fish, and the others tell him "Engines don't fish!" When the water tower is out of order, Thomas has to take water from the river via a bucket. When suddenly he feels like he's going to burst, the Driver and Fireman look inside his tank and discover something rather unusual...

Directors: David Mitton
Edward, Gordon & Henry (Part 2)

#11 - Edward, Gordon & Henry (Part 2) 7.72

Season 1 - Episode 4

Henry is sad that he is stuck in the tunnel, and Gordon is having fun teasing him whenever he passes. One day Gordon's safety valve bursts just outside the tunnel. Edward is the only other engine available, but the train is too heavy for him. How could the situation possibly be resolved?

Directors: David Mitton
Troublesome Trucks

#12 - Troublesome Trucks 7.67

Season 1 - Episode 9

James is feeling sad as he is still staying in his shed for being naughty. Eventually the Fat Controller lets him out to pull a goods train, but the trucks don't want to be pulled by James and misbehave. Whilst pulling them up Gordon's Hill, a coupling breaks and the last few trucks roll back down the hill. James goes to get them (they were stopped by the Guard) and starts on up the hill once more...

Directors: David Mitton
A Friend In Need (Part 2)

#13 - A Friend In Need (Part 2) 7.67

Season 6 - Episode 8

Ned the Steam Shovel accidentally knocks loose the important keystones from an old rail bridge, and Thomas is just down the line. Jack, however, with a bright idea, jumps in...

Directors: Steve Asquith
What's The Matter With Henry?

#14 - What's The Matter With Henry? 7.67

Season 7 - Episode 6

Henry, lately, has been feeling sorry for himself as he's feeling dreadfully ill, but Thomas and Percy take no notice and don't believe him and decide to play a rather mean trick on him...

Directors: David Mitton
Percy & Harold

#15 - Percy & Harold 7.64

Season 2 - Episode 9

Percy is enjoying his new work at the Harbour. The line is near an airfield, where a boastful helicopter called Harold lives. He reckons that, "Railways are slow and quite out of date!" But Percy proves a point when he challenges Harold to a race...

Directors: David Mitton

#16 - Cows 7.58

Season 2 - Episode 2

Old Edward unknowingly loses part of his train due some bothersome cows who break out of their field and cause a coupling to come loose. He feels very cross when Henry and Gordon laugh about it and boast that cows wouldn't bother them. However, they'd reckoned without Bluebell the cow!

Directors: David Mitton

#17 - Bulldog 7.58

Season 4 - Episode 3

Percy is feeling rather annoyed because he has a new coat of paint and is longing for everyone and anyone to see it. So Thomas tells him the following story... Before the problems come to their railway, Falcon is doing rather well, and the manager explains to him that he is now ready to take on "The Mountain Road", a difficult part of the line, so Duke is coming along to help. Falcon is not happy about this. Falcon and Duke set off, but Falcon becomes careless and finds himself hanging on the edge of the hillside...

Directors: David Mitton
The Diseasel

#18 - The Diseasel 7.57

Season 2 - Episode 21

Bill & Ben are twins who work at the China Clay Pits. One day, they are aghast when they discover that their trucks have gone missing! Down the line, they cause great problems and difficulty with a diesel called Boco, who they believe stole the trucks. Confusion regains until Edward explains everything.

Directors: David Mitton
Thomas & Bertie

#19 - Thomas & Bertie 7.57

Season 1 - Episode 14

Bertie the Bus challenges Thomas to a race, to see who can get to the end of the line first. Thomas faces obstacles such as stations, signals and a slow start, Bertie has bus stops and traffic lights - who will win?

Directors: David Mitton
You Can't Win

#20 - You Can't Win 7.57

Season 4 - Episode 4

Stuart is being rather cheeky to Duke about his old age but is taught a lesson later on that day thanks to a clever plan...

Directors: David Mitton
Emily's New Coaches

#21 - Emily's New Coaches 7.57

Season 7 - Episode 1

Emily is a new steam engine who has recently arrived on the Island of Sodor. She accidentally takes Annie and Clarabel, and Thomas gets annoyed by this. Later, Oliver & Toad get stuck and Thomas is fast approaching! Emily, who is closeby, sees this and rushes to the rescue, but will she prevent a possible serious accident from occuring in time?

Directors: David Mitton
Tenders & Turntables (Part 1)

#22 - Tenders & Turntables (Part 1) 7.57

Season 1 - Episode 15

Gordon has to pull his train backwards due not trying hard enough to move into the correct position on the turntable, so as to be turned around. And when James gets on the turntable, the strong sea winds spin it round much too fast. The two, plus Henry, are very cross about the the unfortunate events that happened to them and so all formulate on a plan...

Directors: David Mitton
The Sad Story of Henry (Part 1)

#23 - The Sad Story of Henry (Part 1) 7.56

Season 1 - Episode 3

Henry the Green Engine doesn't like getting his paint wet - so refuses to come out of the tunnel. The Fat Controller tries everything, including getting Thomas to push Henry out but the big green engine still does not move. In the end, the Fat Controller orders a brick wall be built to block the tunnel entrance, meaning Henry stays in the tunnel forever...

Directors: David Mitton
The Deputation (Part 2)

#24 - The Deputation (Part 2) 7.54

Season 2 - Episode 17

The engines are worried that Donald & Douglas might be sent away after their accidents. Edward suggests that they hold a Deputation - and poor Percy gets the task to tell the Fat Controller about it!

Directors: David Mitton
Down the Mine

#25 - Down the Mine 7.51

Season 1 - Episode 25

Gordon is in disgrace after falling in the ditch. Thomas teases him about it, saying he has, "A funny, musty, sort of smell!"Later, Thomas has to deliver trucks to an old Lead Mine. The ground beneath the rails running overhead is weak and whilst it can support the weight of trucks, it can't support the weight of an engine. But Thomas ingnores the "Danger" signs.

Directors: David Mitton