The Best of James is a fan-fiction US Thomas DVD. It features two Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode and four Season 3 episodes narrated by George Carlin, one Season 5 episode and one Season 6 episode narrated by Alec Baldwin and one Season 7 episode, two Season 8 episodes, one Season 9 episode, one Season 10 episode, one Season 12 episode, two Season 13 episodes, two Season 14 episodes and one Season 15 episode narrated by Michael Brandon.


  1. James Learns A Lesson (George Calin)
  2. A Proud Day For James (George Carlin)
  3. Old Iron (George Carlin)
  4. James Goes Buzz Buzz (George Carlin)
  5. No Joke For James (George Carlin)
  6. Percy, James & The Fruitful Day (George Carlin)
  7. Time For Trouble (George Carlin)
  8. James & The Trouble With Trees (Alec Baldwin)
  9. James & The Red Balloon (Alec Baldwin)
  10. James & The Queen of Sodor (Michael Brandon)
  11. James Gets A New Coat (Michael Brandon)
  12. James Goes Too Far (Michael Brandon)
  13. Keeping Up with James (Michael Brandon)
  14. James The Second Best (Michael Brandon)
  15. James Works It Out (Michael Brandon)
  16. Tickled Pink (Michael Brandon)
  17. Steamy Sodor (Michael Brandon)
  18. James In The Dark (Michael Brandon)
  19. Toby & The Whistling Woods (Michael Brandon)
  20. James To The Rescue (Michael Brandon)


  • Narrated by George Carlin, Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon.
  • This is not confused with the 2002 VHS of the same name.
  • The Seasons 1-3 episodes are restored.
  • Distributed by Lyrick Studios.
  • James & The Queen Of Sodor has the original music.


  • Steamy Sodor and Toby & The Whistling Woods are featured, but James only plays a minor role in these episodes.

Front Cover

  • James in CGI

Back Cover

  • James and Percy from "Percy, James & The Fruitful Day"
  • James, Thomas and Stanley from "James Works It Out"

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