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Engine Friends is a miniseries featuring the past adventures of the engines of the North Western Railway.

Background

After reading television series adaptations by other writers, Jacobacranmer felt inspired to write adaptations of his own. Originally meant to be part of the second season, Jacobacranmer felt the episodes would do better in as a part of their own miniseries instead. This lead to the creation of the Engine Friends miniseries, as well as the Skarloey Railway Stories and Amazing Adventures miniseries. A major theme for the episode adapted for a majority this miniseries is a lot of them being the introductory episodes of certain characters, namely Thomas, Edward, Henry, Percy, Toby, and Duck, among others. Several of the episodes are also adapted from some of Jacobacranmer's favourite episodes, such as A Better View for Gordon, Gordon Takes a Tumble, Percy's Chocolate Crunch, and Bowled Out, among others.

Episodes

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Written by Original release date Episode Number # Adaptation of
Memories60Thomas the Tank EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton, Andrew Brenner (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
25th June 2016#01Thomas and Gordon,Thomas and the Breakdown Train, & The Adventure Begins
Thomas teases Gordon, gets taught a lesson, and helps James after an accident with some freight cars.
EdwardtheBlueEngine12Edward the Blue EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#02Edward and Gordon & Edward the Very Useful Engine
Edward helps Gordon, then is teased for being old.
HenrytheGreenEngine6Henry the Green EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton, George Tarry (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#03The Sad Story of Henry, Edward, Gordon, and Henry, Henry's Special Coal, The Flying Kipper, & What's the Matter With Henry?
Henry is bricked up in a tunnel, gets special Welsh coal, has an accident in the winter, and starts leaking water.
GordontheBigEngineDeletedScene4Gordon the Big EngineBritt Allcroft, David Mitton, David Maidment, Robin Kingsland (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#04A Better View for Gordon & Gordon Takes A Tumble
Gordon wants a panoramic view then he thinks pulling freight cars in undignified.
JamestheRedEngine12James the Red EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
7th November 2016#05James and the Coaches & Dirty Objects
James puts a hole in one of his coaches. Then, he has an accident with some tar wagons.
PercytheSmallEngine8Percy the Small EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton, Brian Trueman (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#06Trouble in the Shed & Percy's Chocolate Crunch
When the big engines go on strike, Sir Topham Hatt buys a new engine named Percy. Later, Percy crashes into Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory.
TobytheTramEngine3Toby the Tram EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
22nd September 2018#07Toby and the Stout Gentleman
Toby the Tram Engine and his coach, Henrietta, meet the Fat Controller and his family on their holiday, but Toby's line slowly closes down.
BertietheBus1Bertie the BusRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
22nd September 2018#08Thomas and Bertie
Thomas meets Bertie the Bus who challenges him to a race.
TerencetheTractor5Terence the TractorRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
22nd September 2018#09Thomas, Terence and the Snow
Thomas meets Bertie the Bus who challenges him to a race.
DucktheGreatWesternEngine18Duck the Great Western EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#10Duck Takes Charge, Pop Goes the Diesel, Diesel's Devious Deed, & A Close Shave
A new engine named Duck arrives. Then, a troublesome Diesel visits the railway.
DonaldandDouglastheScottishTwins9Donald and Douglas the Scottish TwinsRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#11Break Van & The Deputation
Two new engines named Donald and Douglas arrive on Sodor. Then, the two engines fear they will be sent away until the other engines try to help out with a Deputation.
BillandBenTwinEngines24Bill and Ben the Tank Engine TwinsAndrew Brenner, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
2nd March 2018#12Heroes
The Troublesome Trucks trick Bill and Ben into causing a big muddle in the yard, making them late to arrange Gordon's evening train.
Bill,Ben,andBoCo6Bill, Ben, and BoCoAndrew Brenner, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#13The Dieseasel, One Good Turn. & Double Teething Troubles
Bill and Ben think that a Diseasel stole their trucks of china clay and they set off to find him and get their trucks back. Later, Bill and Ben get in an argument about the turntable. The, a new diesel comes to help Bill, Ben, and BoCo.
TrevortheTractionEngine14Trevor the Traction EngineRev W. Awdry, Andrew Brenner, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#14Saved From Scrap, Thomas and Trevor, & Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party
Edward saves a traction engine named Trevor from scrap. Then, Trevor is sent to help at the harbour and the Vicar's garden party.
DouglasandOliver1Douglas and OliverRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
22nd September 2018#15Escape
Douglas travels to a station where only the diesels work. He meets Oliver and Toad, who are trying to escape from scrap.
OliverandtheTrucks29Oliver and the TrucksRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#16Oliver Owns Up & Toad Stands By
Oliver has trouble with the Troublesome Trucks.
DuckandDonald1Duck and DonaldRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#17Donald's Duck
Duck is given his own branch line for working hard and becomes conceited, which makes Donald cross until Duck and his driver play a joke on him.
MavistheQuarryDiesel6Mavis the Quarry DieselRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#18Mavis & Toby's Tightrope
The new quarry diesel, Mavis, reorganizes things to her liking, making Toby cross. Then, Mavis tries to make a plan to go further down the Quarry line, but she ends up putting Toby in danger.
JamesandtheBees8James and the BeesRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#19Buzz, Buzz
James thinks that he can easily scare off bees, but is proved wrong when he encounters a horde of wild bees.
StepneytheBluebellEngine14Stepney the Bluebell EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
7th November 2016#20Rusty to the Rescue, Thomas and Stepney, Train Stops Play, & Stepney Gets Lost
Rusty saves Stepney from scrap so he can help on the Bluebell Railway. Then, Stepney visits the North Western Railway.
StepneytheBluebellEngine27Caroline the CarRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#21Train Stops Play & Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
Stepney doesn't realise that a cricket ball has landed in one of his trucks. Caroline the car sets off with the players in pursuit of Stepney along the branch line. Then, on his way to his wife's birthday, Sir Topham Hatt runs into a series of problems.
Duck,Stepney,andTheDieselEngine6Duck, Stepney, and The Diesel EngineRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#22Bowled Out
A stuck-up diesel makes a fool of himself when he sucks an inspector's bowler hat through his air-intake vent. Duck and Stepney volunteer in taking his train.
GeorgetheSteamroller1George the SteamrollerRev. W. Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#23Steam Roller & Bye George!
Skarloey tells Sir Handel of an anti-railway steamroller named George, whom Sir Handel vows to pay out. But George and Sir Handel are too evenly hot-headed. Later, George causes a great deal of trouble for the engines.
CrankytheCrane23Cranky the CraneBritt Allcroft, David Mitton, Paul Larson (original)
Jacobacranmer (adaptation)
TBA#24Cranky Bugs & No Sleep for Cranky
A new crane called Cranky arrives at the docks and causes trouble for Thomas and Percy but eventually needs their help after a storm. Later, a story by Salty makes Cranky cranky enough to knock down a shed, forcing him to be stuck with Salty, Bill and Ben for the night.
  1. Salty the Dockyard Diesel
  2. Harvey the Crane Engine
  3. Jack the Front Loader
  4. Alfie the Excavator
  5. Ned the Steam Shovel
  6. Isobella the Steam Lorry
  7. Kelly the Crane
  8. Buster the Steamroller
  9. Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Lorry
  10. Devious Diesel the Evil Diesel
  11. Thomas and Emily
  12. Arthur and the Trucks
  13. Murdoch the Strong Engine
  14. Gordon the Best Dressed Engine
  15. Fergus the Railway Traction Engine
  16. Spencer the Fast Engine
  17. Neville and the Rumours
  18. Thomas and Rosie
  19. Emily and Whiff
  20. Thomas and Hank
  21. Emily and Rosie
  22. Hiro the Japanese Engine
  23. Charlie the Playful Purple Tank Engine
  24. Scruff the Scruncher
  25. Caitlin the Streamlined Engine
  26. Bill, Ben, and Connor
  27. Salty and the New Engine
  28. Stephen the Rocket
  29. Paxton and Diesel
  30. Samson the Proud Engine
  31. Philip the Diesel Boxcab
  32. Emily and Caitlin
  33. Daisy the Diesel Railcar
  34. Edward's Exploit
  35. Percy and the Lorries
  36. Max and Monty the Dump Trucks
  37. Hugo the Rail Zeppelin

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