Top 10 Thomas and Friends Episodes

For this list, I'm gonna go over the Top 10 Best Thomas and Friends Episodes. This list is also gonna feature a mixture of the classic, the new and the CGI eras episodes.

The Top Ten

1 Edward's Exploit

I actually read the story version of this before the actual video. Either way, this episode shows that determination is a good answer, and you gotta love the ending where Edward is like, "really want to insult me NOW? " - DKartWoomy


Best Season 2 episode and best Edward the #2 engine episode ever! It was very nice that he got the passengers home, and that he battled on through the storm. - TheThomas5252

Aesthetically the best Thomas and Friends episode. The sets combined with the remixed version of Edward's theme combine to create the perfect mood for the episode. From a critical view with a fillm background it is easily one of the best episodes of Thomas and Friends

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2 Thomas and Bertie's Great Race

I wish races were like what this was. - DKartWoomy

This episode is the best episode of all Thomas history! The race was brilliant, I loved that windmill shot, and Thomas and Bertie star in an episode together! I just love it whenever they do that! - TheThomas5252

The Episode that makes the Classics stand out

My number for Bertie is 2. My number for thomas is 1.

3 Thomas and the Special Letter

Funny crash, interesting story, surprising, and becomes doubtful to hopeful. The whole plot is terrific. - DKartWoomy

Best one

This episode is very entertaining to watch. This episode will probably stay my favorite from Season 4 for a very long time! - TheThomas5252

4 All At Sea

How was this not on the list? The music and visuals provided the perfect atmosphere for this episode. The final shot at the sunset was the best way to end a VHS - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

5 Old Iron

Edward's second most awesome moment after Edward's Exploit. Just goes to show old ain't the same as broke. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

6 Escape

Douglas was a very interesting main character here, and it worked perfectly. We are now introduced two epic characters, Oliver and Toad. - DKartWoomy

So, I guess I'll be sharing my opinions on all fourty six episodes on this list, starting with my favorite episode of the whole show. This episode knew just the right characters to use at just the right spots, Oliver and Toad are some really lovable characters (Especially in seasons 18 and 19), the music was fantastic, and, while they did remove Isabelle, it still worked perfectly. But by far the greatest aspect of this episode was the atmosphere, it's dark and epic feeling that you would most certainly not expect to have in a show about talking trains is really what makes this episode so memorable, 98/100

This episode has been know to be my favorite from Season 3! I like Oliver, he is a great character and I love how he had many major roles in the classic series! - TheThomas5252

This was my favorites too! I loved it when oliver was introuded!

7 The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor
8 Hooray for Thomas

And so we come to the last episode of the classic series, and it's just got to be the BEST swan song ever in the history of Thomas!

SPOILERS: A sequel to my #1 favorite episode was brilliant. - TheThomas5252

Oh yeah, all the times Thomas and Bertie have raced over the years. Thomas and Bertie, Hooray for Thomas, Thomas' shortcut and even Sodor's legend of the lost treasure have payed a tribute to the races of Thomas and Bertie.

This was like a rematch to "Thomas & Bertie's Great Race/Thomas & Bertie," and was a great ending to the classic series... 😥 - DKartWoomy

What is your favourite episode

9 The Flying Kipper


Amazing story, with a wonderful crash. So addicting to watch. - DKartWoomy

Love this episode

The best episode featuring Henry ever showing he was never a scaried engine just a though one stronger than the others and braver than Thomas, also showing he doesn't need any special coal. Even though the new series has this idea still in

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10 Troublesome Trucks

James' most awesome moment in the classic series. The triumphant theme will be stuck in your head - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

The Newcomers

? Love Me Tender
? School of Duck

The Contenders

11 Disappearing Diesels

Nearly sounds like something Sharon Miller wrote. - DKartWoomy

What? How? - DKartWoomy

12 A Scarf for Percy

Hilarious episode, great start to Season 3! - DKartWoomy

This episode is amazing! My favorite 3rd season and classic series episode!

The accident never gaets old!

WHOA! there is no way that I should say a word mentioned a few times in this episode. its just too funny! this needs to be top 5

13 Percy's Promise

Percy's moment of awesome in the classic series. The music perfectly fits his battle with the storm - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

14 Thomas and the Birthday Mail

The whole plot was great and Rosie is a funny character! - DKartWoomy

Hands down, my favorite Hit era episode, period. Rosie is a great character and definitely needs another episode to herself (of course, this episode was about Thomas too). - TheThomas5252

This was perhaps the only great story on the Carnival Capers DVD, while most of the others suck. - DKartWoomy

I want rosie to have more roles.

Have you watched Season 13, 21, and 22? She has main parts in few episodes. - DKartWoomy


15 Best Friends

Friendship is Magic!

Random Guy: OH NO!

Thomas and Percy's friendship is amazing as always, even in that certain S15 episode everyone complains about. It's always nice to see them star in an episode together. - TheThomas5252

Wil nevile return in ful cgi

16 Make Someone Happy
17 Wayward Winston

This episode had the "Busy Going Backwards" vibe. - DKartWoomy

18 Gallant Old Engine

Easily the most awesome moment in the narrow gauge arc. The music goes perfectly with Rheneas's determination and perseverance. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

19 A Close Shave

Good story, but was not a great ending to the Duck Vs. Diesel trilogy. - DKartWoomy

I love this episode so much. My favorite part is when Duck said, "It's too late! " One time, I did a pumpkin project out the book. I used green paint for the sides, gray paint for the face, black paint for the eyes and mouth and the number 8, and I used cotton balls for the shaving cream. I was in second place.

20 Last Train for Christmas

One of the best Christmas episodes. Modern Christmas Thomas episodes, in my humble opinion, hands down, better than classic ones. - DKartWoomy

Connor is way faster then Gordon and he and Caitlin should replace Gordon and Gordon should be scrapped also and sent away because he's not very nice and he's rude to the other engines and Connor and Caitlin are much more friendlier them Gordon and they are much faster then Gordon also and they will be taking over the express from him also

I LOVE this episode! It's both my favorite Season 18 episode, and my favorite Christmas episode! It was great Connor got an episode to himself! - TheThomas5252

21 Who's Geoffrey

It is the number 1 epsidoe. It is the funniest

Not the funniest, but it does teach kids to not tell lies. Always admit mistakes, and you'll be glad you did! - DKartWoomy

22 Thomas Comes to Breakfast

Seriously, why do people hate this episode, the house crash was hilarious and that lady who only cared about her breakfast was quite an ass


I love this episode!
"You miserable engine! Just look what you've done to our breakfast! Now I shall have to cook some more!

Now just look what you have done!
Now I need to put this in third place

23 Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady

Peter Sam's most memorable adventure - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

24 Edward Helps Out

This is technically the true pilot of the Thomas series, since it was the first Railway Series story. It defines the timelessly kind and helpful character of Edward, who is also technically the first character ever created.

25 Edward the Hero

This was a Sharon Miller episode? Well!

26 Express Coming Through

Sharon Miller was apologizing, but it was too late! They did it by making it like a classic episode! - DKartWoomy

27 Granpuff

Great episode

Happy cries. Ending of story leads to a happy ending next story. Duke... Is such a brave dude, he literally doesn't mind the fact he is SLEEPING ALONE WITH MOLDY SHED! Smudger is a severely overrated character, but he died, and has a slick chance of returning. - DKartWoomy

Smudger is dead

28 Wrong Road

It's hilarious when Bill and Ben torment Gordon - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

29 Charlie and Eddie

No. - DKartWoomy

30 The Missing Christmas Decorations

Diesel 10's episode debut was great, and so was the first episode debut/speaking role of Sidney. This episode felt like a parody of How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and contained references to Thomas and the Magic Railroad and Day of the Diesels; both good movies! - TheThomas5252

Wil diesel ten return

31 Steady Eddie
32 Thomas and the Firework Display
33 Toad Stands By

Oliver teaching those trucks a lesson is his most awesome moment! - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

34 Trust Thomas

Honestly, a better version of "Better Late Than Never." Subplots make sense in the end! - DKartWoomy

This Was the Episode that Introduce me to Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends the Very First Time I've Ever Saw Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends on My Trust Thomas VCR Tape When I was 1 Year Old in 1995

This is the best Thomas the tank engine & friends episode EVER!.

35 Bulldog

The most suspenseful (mind the pun) episode when I was a kid, putting me on the edge of my seat - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

36 Rusty and the Boulder

People hate this for Disney. Are you guys high? Disney has NOTHING to do with Thomas. This was epic, chilling, and gave goosebumps! - DKartWoomy

37 Thomas Saves the Day

Someone had already posted this, and then it was gone?! This is my favourite because in this episode, Thomas gets his branch line

38 Donald and Douglas

Spite Douggie wad ye! Take that!

Luckily No One was hurt

39 Edward, Gordon and Henry Edward, Gordon and Henry

Brings the first 3 characters of the series together - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

40 The Deputation

First episode to reference the genocidal scrapping of steam engines - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

41 Four Little Engines

Skarloey is awesome - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

42 Paint Pots and Queens Paint Pots and Queens

The queen herself appears? Say no more - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

43 Trouble for Thomas

WHAT?! My 2nd favorite episode of Season 1 is only #10 on the best episodes ever list?! Well at least it's something. Very good episode, with a very good scene with Thomas and the Troublesome Trucks. - TheThomas5252

44 Henry's Forest

Goes to show Henry's a literal green thumb - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate


45 Tickled Pink
46 The Sad Story of Henry

Come Out Henry is also known as The Sad Story Of Henry because it gets even sadder in part 2 than in part 1.

My favorite episode hands down.

47 Gordon Takes a Tumble
48 Haunted Henry

Scariest Thomas episode to date!

49 Bowled Out

The bowler hat never gets old - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

50 Heroes

Bill and Ben were awesome in this episode. That landslide scene was incredibly thrilling - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

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