The Best of James the No. 5 Red Engine is a fan fiction US Thomas and Friends DVD release. It features three Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode, four Season 3 episodes, one Season 4 episode, two Season 5 episodes, one Season 6 episode, one Season 7 episode, two Season 8 episodes, one Season 9 episode, one Season 10 episode, one Season 11 episode, one Season 12 episode, one Season 13 episode, one Season 14 episode, and one Season 15 episode narrated by George Carlin, Alec Baldwin, Michael Brandon, and two songs.


  1. A Proud Day for James (George Carlin)
  2. James in a Mess (George Carlin)
  3. James Learns a Lesson (George Carlin)
  4. Old Iron (George Carlin)
  5. No Joke for James (George Carlin)
  6. James Goes Buzz Buzz (George Carlin)
  7. Percy, James, and the Fruitful Day (George Carlin)
  8. Time for Trouble (George Carlin)
  9. Henry and the Elephant (George Carlin)
  10. James and the Trouble with Trees (Alec Baldwin)
  11. Make Someone Happy (Alec Baldwin)
  12. James and the Red Balloon (Alec Baldwin)
  13. James and the Queen of Sodor (Michael Brandon)
  14. James Gets a New Coat (Michael Brandon)
  15. James Goes Too Far (Michael Brandon)
  16. Keeping Up with James (Michael Brandon)
  17. James the Second Best (Michael Brandon)
  18. Dirty Work (S11) (Michael Brandon)
  19. James Works It Out (Michael Brandon)
  20. Tickled Pink (Michael Brandon)
  21. James in the Dark (Michael Brandon)
  22. James to the Rescue (Michael Brandon)


  1. James the Really Splendid Engine
  2. Engine Roll Call

Bonus Features

  • The Best of James Trivia Game
  • DVD Game: James' Connect the Dots
  • Sodor Memories
  • Character Gallery


  • Narrated by George Carlin, Alec Baldwin, and Michael Brandon.
  • The Season 15 intro, cartoon sequence (2009-present), and Season 15 outro are used together.
  • A Proud Day for James, James in a Mess, James Learns a Lesson, Old Iron, No Joke for James, James Goes Buzz Buzz, Percy, James, and the Fruitful Day, and Time for Trouble are restored.
  • James and the Queen of Sodor with Michael Brandon has the revised music.

Front Cover

  • James in CGI

Back Cover

  • James and Edward from "James Learns a Lesson"
  • Salty and James from "James Goes Too Far"
  • James and Diesel from "Tickled Pink"
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