(I was thinking that around the time after Hooray For Thomas and Thomas' Sodor Celebration were released that this could have been released around early 2005 and about a year after season 6 was finshed being released)

Best of Edward is a US VHS/DVD release featuring two first season episodes, four second season episodes and one third season episode narrated by George Carlin and one sixth season episode narrated by Alec Baldwin. It was distributed by Anchor Bay in 2005 and reissued by Lionsgate in 2009.


Known on the Island of Sodor for his kind and helpful attitude and for the #2 on his tender, Edward has worked on the island for 60 years now and knows it very well.

Edward is the oldest engine on Sodor and a friend to everybody. Now you can share this exciting collection of eight stories with everyone's favorite blue engine on Sodor.

In this commorative Collector's Edition, Edward tries to save Trevor the traction engine from scrap and proves to the other engines by getting the visitors home and pushing Gordon up the hill that he is old but not slow. Discover what happens when Edward is in a hurry and causes to chase him from station to station and see how Sir Topham Hatt's plan to teach the big engines some sense works out.

So grab your tickets and hop on board the coaches as Edward takes you on a magical journey and makes tracks to great destinations.


1. Edward Helps Out

2. A Cow On The Line

3. Saved From Scrap

4. Edward, Trevor And The Really Useful Party

5. Edward The Really Useful Engine

6. Bertie's Chase

7. Trouble In The Shed

8. Edward's Exploit

DVD Bonus Features

1. Sing-Along Song: Never, Never Give Up

2. 2 DVD Games: Best of Edward Trivia and Fun With Numbers

3. 4 Read-Along Stories Narrated By George Carlin: Donald And Douglas, The Deputation, The Diseasel and Edward's Exploit

4. Sodor Superstars Hall Of Fame

5. Bios Of Your Favorite Friends

6. Web Fun

7. 12-Page Commorative Booklet

DVD Artwork

Casing Color:


Front Cover:


Back Cover:

- Edward and Trevor at the scrapyard from Saved From Scrap (left)

- Edward and Gordon from Edward The Really Useful Engine (right)

- Edward, Thomas and Percy from Trouble In The Shed (center; VHS only)


- The season 5 intro (1999-2000) and the Thomas, Percy And The Dragon and Other Stories 1993 VHS outro are used together

- The nameboard intermissions are taken from Thomas And His Friends Help Out 1996 VHS (between episodes 1 and 2 ), Thomas Comes To Breakfast 1998 VHS (between episodes 2 and 3), Daisy and Other Thomas Stories 1993 VHS (between episodes 3 and 4), Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories 1992 VHS (between episodes 4 and 5), James And The Red Balloon and Other Thomas Adventures 2003 VHS (between episodes 5 and 6 and after episode 8), James Goes Buzz Buzz and Other Thomas Stories 1994 VHS (between episodes 6 and 7) and Thomas, Percy And The Dragon and Other Stories 1993 VHS (between episodes 7 and 8 and after)

- The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from James And The Red Balloon and Thomas Adventures 2003 VHS

- This was released around the same time as Thomas' Sodor Celebration

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Opening Previews

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Thomas & Friends Season 5 Intro
  4. First few seconds of Edward Helps Out

Closing Previews

  1. Last few seconds of Never Never, Give Up
  2. Visit Thomas & Friends Website logo
  3. The Edward's Exploit stills from Thomas, Percy And The Dragon and Other Stories 1993 VHS
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

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