The Best of James the No. 5 Red Engine Volume 2 is a fan fiction US Thomas and Friends DVD release. It features three Season 1 episodes, one Season 1 episode, one Season 3 episode, one Season 4 episode, one Season 5 episode, two Season 6 episodes, two Season 8 episodes, one Season 9 episode, three Season 10 episodes, three Season 11 episodes, one Season 13 episode, one Season 14 episode, one Season 16 episode, two Season 17 episodes, and three Season 18 episodes narrated by George Carlin, Alec Baldwin, Michael Brandon, Mark Moraghan, and two songs.


  1. Thomas Saves the Day (S1) (George Carlin)
  2. Foolish Freight Cars (George Carlin)
  3. Tenders and Turntables (George Carlin)
  4. Donald and Douglas (George Carlin)
  5. The Trouble with Mud (George Carlin)
  6. Rock "N" Roll (George Carlin)
  7. Thomas, Percy, and Old Slow Coach (Alec Baldwin)
  8. Middle Engine (Alec Baldwin)
  9. Jack Frost (Alec Baldwin)
  10. Thomas Saves the Day (S8) (Michael Brandon)
  11. Thomas and the Firework Display (Michael Brandon)
  12. Thomas' New Trucks (Michael Brandon)
  13. Follow that Flour (Michael Brandon)
  14. Thomas and the Colors (Michael Brandon)
  15. Duncan's Bluff (Michael Brandon)
  16. Ding-a-Ling (Michael Brandon)
  17. Thomas and the Storyteller (Michael Brandon)
  18. Thomas in Trouble (S11) (Michael Brandon)
  19. Steamy Sodor (Michael Brandon)
  20. Toby and the Whistling Woods (Michael Brandon)
  21. Muddy Matters (Michael Brandon)
  22. The Phantom Express (Mark Moraghan)
  23. The Smelly Kipper (Mark Moraghan)
  24. Toad's Adventure (Mark Moraghan)
  25. Duck in the Water (Mark Moraghan)
  26. Duck and the Slip Coaches (Mark Moraghan)


  1. It's Gonna Be a Great Day
  2. Engine Roll Call

Bonus Features

  • The Best of James Volume 2 Trivia Game
  • Sodor Memories
  • Character Cube


  • Narrated by George Carlin, Alec Baldwin, Michael Brandon, and Mark Moraghan.
  • The Season 18 intro, cartoon sequence (2009-present), and Season 18 outro are used together.
  • Thomas Saves the Day (S1), Foolish Freight Cars, Tenders and Turntables, Donald and Douglas, and The Trouble with Mud are restored.


  • Donald and Douglas, The Trouble with Mud, and Duncan's Bluff are featured, but James only plays a minor role in these episodes.

Front Cover

  • James in CGI

Back Cover

  • James and Edward from "Foolish Freight Cars"
  • James and Thomas at Tidmouth Sheds happily watching the fireworks together from "Thomas and the Firework Display"
  • James and Emily from "Muddy Matters"
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