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The Great Western Engines is a Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD idea made up by Pikachufreak. Released in June 2005, it is composed of four Season 2 episodes, three Season 3 episodes, one Season 4 episode, and two Season 5 episodes.

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: The Great Western Engines Trivia, Duck's Puzzles, and Oliver's Name That Location Game.
  2. Character Gallery
  3. Web Fun
  4. Thomas Gallery: Thomas on VHS/DVD, Thomas Books, Thomas Wooden Railway, and A Day Out With Thomas.

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: June 14, 2005.
  • The Season 6 intro (with Season 5 end), 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 this video.
  • The "Visit The Thomas and Friends Website" logo is taken from the "Salty's Secret" 2002 VHS.
  • 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 6 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 DVD Collection Trailer
  5. The Great Western Engines Main Menu
  6. Thomas and Friends Season 6 intro
  7. First few seconds of Duck Takes Charge

Closing Previews

VHS version

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

DVD version

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

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created For Television by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • THE GREAT WESTERN ENGINES
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Art

Front Cover

  • Top: Duck and Oliver
  • Bottom: Scruffey broken to pieces from "Toad Stands By"

Back Cover

  • Duck (horrified) and Diesel (bored) from "Diesel's Devious Deed"
  • Toad bursting through the gates from "Busy Going Backwards"

Cover Color

  • Olive Green

Description

  • PEEP! PEEP! It's Duck and Oliver, our two great western engines, in all ten stories of fun and excitement. Viewers will see Duck's arrival to the Island of Sodor, and his rivalry with Diesel, as well as his dream in the regatta. Watch Oliver, as he and his break van, Toad, get saved from scrap, has a deal with some troublesome cars, as well as Scruffey, has a big discovery and loses Toad while he goes on a fast ride. So join in the fun with Duck and Oliver, as they travel with us to the Island of Sodor.

Nameplates

After Duck Takes Charge

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

​After Pop Goes The Diesel

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Diesel's Devious Deed

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

After A Close Shave For Duck

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

​After All At Sea

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Escape!

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

After Oliver Owns Up

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

​After Toad Stands By

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Oliver's Find

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

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