The Best of Edward is a Thomas & Friends US DVD Release featuring eight Season 1 episodes, nine Season 2 episodes, four Season 3 episodes, and three Season 4 episodes narrated by George Carlin, four Season 5 episodes and two Season 6 episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin, one Season 7 episode, two Season 8 episodes, two Season 9 episodes, two Season 10 episodes, one Season 11 episode, two Season 12 episodes, two Season 13 episodes, four Season 14 episodes, two Season 15 episodes, and two Season 16 episodes narrated by Michael Brandon, and one Season 17 episode, one Season 18 episode, and one 21 episode narrated by Mark Moraghan, and four songs.


  1. Edward Helps Out (George Carlin)
  2. Henry to the Rescue (George Carlin)
  3. Trouble in the Shed (George Carlin)
  4. Trouble for Thomas (George Carlin)
  5. Whistles and Sneezes (George Carlin)
  6. Gordon Takes a Dip (George Carlin)
  7. James Learns a Lesson (George Carlin)
  8. Foolish Freight Cars (George Carlin)
  9. A Cow on the Line (George Carlin)
  10. Bertie's Chase (George Carlin)
  11. Saved from Scrap (George Carlin)
  12. Old Iron (George Carlin)
  13. A New Friend for Thomas (George Carlin)
  14. The Diseasel (George Carlin)
  15. Wrong Road (George Carlin)
  16. The Deputation (George Carlin)
  17. Edward's Exploit (George Carlin)
  18. Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party (George Carlin)*
  19. Escape (George Carlin)
  20. Percy's Promise (George Carlin)
  21. Trust Thomas (George Carlin)
  22. Thomas Meets the Queen (George Carlin)
  23. Four Little Engines (George Carlin)
  24. The Gallant Old Engine (George Carlin)
  25. Happy Ever After (Alec Baldwin)
  26. James and the Trouble with Trees (Alec Baldwin)*
  27. Haunted Henry (Alec Baldwin)
  28. Rusty and the Boulder (Alec Baldwin)
  29. Edward the Really Useful Engine (Alec Baldwin)
  30. Scaredy Engines (Alec Baldwin)
  31. Edward's Brass Band (Michael Brandon)
  32. Edward the Great (Michael Brandon)
  33. James Goes Too Far (Michael Brandon)*
  34. Saving Edward (Michael Brandon)
  35. Keeping Up with James (Michael Brandon)
  36. Edward Strikes Out (Michael Brandon)
  37. James the Second Best (Michael Brandon)
  38. Edward and the Mail (Michael Brandon)
  39. Steady Eddie (Michael Brandon)
  40. James Works it Out (Michael Brandon)
  41. The Lion of Sodor (Michael Brandon)
  42. Double Trouble (S13) (Michael Brandon)
  43. Charlie and Eddie (Michael Brandon)
  44. Jumping Jobi Wood! (Michael Brandon)
  45. Thomas' Tall Friend (Michael Brandon)
  46. Victor Says Yes (Michael Brandon)
  47. Edward the Hero (Michael Brandon)
  48. Surprise, Surprise (Michael Brandon)
  49. Salty's Surprise (Michael Brandon)
  50. Percy and the Monster of Brendam (Michael Brandon)
  51. No More Mr. Nice Engine (Mark Moraghan)
  52. Old Reliable Edward (Mark Moraghan)
  53. A Shed for Edward (Mark Moraghan)*

(*Followed by a song)


  1. The Whistle Song (after Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party)
  2. Never Never Never Give Up (after James and the Trouble with Trees)
  3. Togetherness (after James Goes Too Far)
  4. Engine Roll Call (after A Shed for Edward)


  • Narrated by George Carlin, Alec Baldwin, Michael Brandon, and Mark Moraghan.
  • The Season 18 intro, cartoon sequence (2009-present), and Season 18 outro are used together.
  • Edward Helps Out, Henry to the Rescue, Trouble in the Shed, Trouble for Thomas, Whistles and Sneezes, Gordon Takes a Dip, James Learns a Lesson, Foolish Freight Cars, A Cow on the Line, Bertie's Chase, Saved from Scrap, Old Iron, A New Friend for Thomas, The Diseasel, Wrong Road, The Deputation, Edward's Exploit, Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party, Escape, Percy's Promise, and Trust Thomas with George Carlin are restored.
  • Edward's Brass Band with Michael Brandon has the revised music by Robert Hartshorne and Ed Welch.
  • The songs The Whistle Song, Never Never Never Give Up, Togetherness, and Engine Roll Call appear after the stories Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party, James and the Trouble with Trees, James Goes Too Far, and A Shed for Edward.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2007)
  4. Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer
  5. The Best of Edward DVD Menu
  6. HiT Entertainment logo (2007)
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas & Friends: Making Tracks to Great Destinations logo
  9. Thomas & Friends Season 13-18 intro
  10. Thomas & Friends Island of Sodor opening sequence
  11. Cartoon sequence
  12. First few seconds of Edward Helps Out

Closing Previews

  1. Last few seconds of A Shed for Edward
  2. Engine Roll Call music video
  3. Thomas & Friends Season 13-18 outro
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2007)
  5. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created by BRITT ALLCROFT

Cover Art

Front Cover

  • Edward in CGI

Back Cover

  • Left: Edward from "Edward Helps Out"
  • Center: Edward from "Steady Eddie"
  • Right: Edward and Dowager Hatt from "Edward the Hero"

Cover Color

  • Blue