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

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.

I wish races were like what this was. - DKartWoomy

3 Thomas and the Special Letter

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

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

Best one

4 Escape

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

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

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

5 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.

What is your favourite episode

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

6 The Flying Kipper

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

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

Love this episode

This has my favorite music of any classic episode ever and it has the first onscreen crash

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7 Troublesome Trucks

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

8 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

9 Disappearing Diesels

Nearly sounds like something Sharon Miller wrote. - DKartWoomy

What? How? - DKartWoomy

10 Thomas and the Birthday Mail

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

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

I want rosie to have more roles.

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


The Newcomers

? Mind that Bike

The final episode to adapt a Railway Series story. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

? Special Attraction

The trucks crashing into the barge is fun to watch - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

The Contenders

11 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

12 Gallant Old Engine

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

13 Wayward Winston

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

14 Percy's Promise

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

15 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.

16 Last Train for Christmas

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

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

17 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

18 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

19 Old Iron

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

20 Edward the Hero

This was a Sharon Miller episode? Well!

21 Express Coming Through

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

22 Granpuff

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

Great episode

Smudger is dead

23 A Close Shave

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.

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

24 Charlie and Eddie

No. - DKartWoomy

25 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

26 Steady Eddie
27 Trust Thomas

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!.

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

28 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

29 Thomas and the Firework Display
30 Bulldog

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

31 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.

32 Gordon Takes a Tumble
33 Haunted Henry

Scariest Thomas episode to date!

34 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

35 Thomas and the Trucks

I've always loved the plot and the music in this episode. - FinnsWorld

Look out for the train!

If you say this is the worst episode I'll kill you!

Dude, I like the story too, but still, respect others and their opinions. Chill out. - DKartWoomy

36 Thomas and the Jet Engine

This episode may not be very realistic, but as a kid, it was an absolute blast. The fast pace, energetic music, and the other engines' reactions to Thomas racing at high speeds across Sodor was what really made this episode great. - DikkunDiniandTwiTheAwesomeLinx

The unrealism is what makes the episode funny! , Bertie was funny here too. - DKartWoomy

37 Percy Takes the Plunge

I love this episode!

38 Henry's Forest

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


39 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

40 Tickled Pink
41 Dirty Objects

That crash never gets old - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

42 Molly's Special Special
43 Thomas, Percy, and the Dragon

Very funny and great episode! Number 1 in my book!

44 Bowled Out

The bowler hat never gets old - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

45 Trouble in the Shed

It's based on an actual railway strike - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

46 Thomas and the Guard Thomas and the Guard

Old, but still classic - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

47 Percy's Predicament

A very interesting crash - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

48 Wrong Road

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

49 Woolly Bear Woolly Bear

Percy's most hilarious accident ever! Now he really is a green caterpillar with red stripes - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

50 Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree

Probably the wind! LOL - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

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2. Edward's Exploit
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