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The Great Western Engines and Other Thomas Adventures (July 2002) is a Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in July 2002 on VHS and DVD, it has four episodes from the second season, three from the third season, one from the fourth season and two from the fifth season.

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. The Great Western Engines Trivia
  2. Which Island Sound Is Different?
  3. Words For Fun
  4. Character Gallery
  5. A Cow On The Line and Other Thomas The Tank Engine Stories Read-Along
  6. Web Site Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: July 23, 2002 (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 "Salty's Secret" 2002 VHS, the "Percy's Chocolate Crunch" 2003 VHS, the "James and The Red Balloon" 2003 VHS, the "Thomas' Snowy Surprise" 2003 VHS, the "Best of Gordon" 2004 VHS, the "New Friends For Thomas" 2004 VHS, the "Thomas and The Jet Engine" 2004 VHS and the "Hooray For Thomas" 2005 VHS.
  • The text is taken from "The Great Western Engines" 2002 VHS.
  • The nameboards after Duck Takes Charge, A Close Shave For Duck and Oliver Owns Up are Thomas, James, Gordon, Henry, Edward, Percy, Toby, Bertie and Terence.
  • The nameboards after Pop Goes The Diesel, All At Sea and Toad Stands By are Bill and Ben, Donald and Douglas, Duck, Diesel, Daisy, BoCo, Harold and Trevor.
  • The nameboards after Diesel's Devious Deed, Escape! and Oliver's Find are Duke, Peter Sam, Sir Handel, Rheneas, Skarloey, Rusty and Stepney.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Gullane Entertainment logo
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of Duck Takes Charge

DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Thomas and Friends VHS Collection Trailer (2001-2002)
  4. The Great Western Engines DVD Menu
  5. Gullane Entertainment logo
  6. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  7. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  8. 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. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo

DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Busy Going Backwards
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo

Opening Credits

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

Closing Credits

Cover Art

Front Cover

  • Top: Duck and Oliver
  • Bottom: Scruffey broken apart 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

Summary

  • PEEP! PEEP! Join all the fun with Duck and Oliver, our two Great Western Engines, in all 10 episodes of excitement. First, Duck arrives to the Island of Sodor in order to help Percy and then has an encounter with Diesel. Next, we are introduced to Oliver and Toad after they are saved from scrap thanks to Douglas, and we find out that Toad has a wild ride. So hop on board and learn about the importance of being Great Western with yours truly, Duck and Oliver!

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