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Best of The Great Western Engines is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in June 2005, it has four episodes from the second season, three from the third season, one from the fourth season and two from the fifth season. The DVD version includes Kids' WB episodes from the YTV Extras Menu.

Stories

  1. Duck Takes Charge (George Carlin)
  2. Pop Goes The Diesel (George Carlin)
  3. Diesel's Devious Deed (George Carlin)
  4. A Close Shave For Duck (George Carlin)
  5. All At Sea (George Carlin)
  6. Escape! (George Carlin)
  7. Oliver Owns Up (George Carlin)
  8. Toad Stands By (George Carlin)
  9. Oliver's Find (Alec Baldwin)
  10. Busy Going Backwards (Alec Baldwin)

Bonus Features

  1. 3 DVD Games: Best of The Great Western Engines Trivia, Duck's Puzzles and Oliver's Name That Location Game
  2. Character Gallery
  3. YTV Extras
  4. Thomas Gallery
  5. Web Fun

YTV Extras on the DVD

  1. The Apple Corp (Pokemon)
  2. Rock N Roar (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  3. Princess Mel (Hoop-a-Joop)
  4. Cutting Things Closely (The New Adventures of Susie Feeble)
  5. Riva Ras Regas (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  6. Dad's A Spaz (Waynehead)
  7. Don't Blame Bessie (I Was A Teenage It Girl)
  8. Downward To The Bottom (Adventures In Time)

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: June 14, 2005 (VHS and DVD).
  • The Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (2000-2005) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Make Someone Happy" 2000 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Best of The Great Western Engines" 2005 VHS.
  • Like Best of Gordon, Best of Edward and Best of The Twin Engines, the nameplates are used.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Duck Takes Charge

DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer
  5. Best of The Great Western Engines DVD Menu
  6. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  7. First few seconds of Duck Takes Charge

Closing Previews

VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Busy Going Backwards
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Busy Going Backwards
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • BEST OF THE GREAT WESTERN ENGINES
  • Storytellers GEORGE CARLIN & ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Art

Front Cover (VHS)

  • Duck and Oliver

Back Cover (VHS)

  • Duck and Percy at Knapford from "Duck Takes Charge"
  • Diesel from "Pop Goes The Diesel"
  • Toad racing pass Henry from "Busy Going Backwards"

Front Cover (DVD)

  • Duck and Oliver

Back Cover (DVD)

  • Duck and Percy at Knapford from "Duck Takes Charge"
  • Toad racing pass Henry from "Busy Going Backwards"

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