Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

10 Best Episodes of Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - Season 9

The adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Written by Sophie and last updated on sep 14, 2022.

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Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E6

#14 - Respect For Gordon (Season 9 - Episode 6)

Pompous as ever Gordon creates a complete set of rules for the engines to strictly adhere to, upon their teasing about the loud rattling that has started to makes itself heard from him.

The episode was rated 5.83 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E21

#13 - Bold & Brave (Season 9 - Episode 21)


Is there really such thing as a curse? After Diesel tells of the sea cliffs being cursed, Thomas thinks so, and he has to travel along them on this day! It’s his route to take on an important job assigned, but will Thomas dare take it?

The episode was rated 6.10 from 10 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E14

#12 - The Magic Lamp (Season 9 - Episode 14)

Peter Sam wouldn’t even think of believing in Skarloey’s story about the magic lamp belonging to the legendary engine, Proteus. But before long, Peter Sam starts thinking otherwise about the lamp, so much so that he loses his way on a night shift…

The episode was rated 6.10 from 10 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E9

#11 - Thomas & The Toy Shop (Season 9 - Episode 9)


Toys, toys, toys. All children love toys. In fact, a new Toy Shop is opening at Knapford, which will certainly make the local Sodor children very happy indeed. And Thomas is to be taking some lucky children to the big, grand opening. But will they miss the whole event upon Thomas being Thomas?

The episode was rated 6.33 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E8

#10 - Tuneful Toots (Season 9 - Episode 8)

A brass concert is being held, which Rusty the Diesel will be playing in, utilizing his rather musical two-toned diesel horn. But on his way to the venue, overexcited Rusty finds himself clean out of oil. Without him, the concert will surely have to be canceled.

The episode was rated 6.60 from 10 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E13

#9 - Thomas Tries His Best (Season 9 - Episode 13)


Thomas has to deliver chickens to Brendam Docks. But Thomas wants so much to go to the carnival that has arrived, that he tries to rush his job through to make it there sooner, which proves not to be the wisest of choices.

The episode was rated 6.64 from 11 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E7

#8 - Thomas & The Birthday Picnic (Season 9 - Episode 7)

It is Sir Topham Hatt's mother’s birthday, and he wants to make it as special a day for her as possible, by taking her on a birthday picnic. But of course, for such a special occasion, an equally special location there should be to compliment – but just where?

The episode was rated 6.75 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E4

#7 - Mighty Mac (Season 9 - Episode 4)


Everything is happening on the Narrow Gauge Railway. There is the new Controller, Mr. Percival, and there is the new locomotive, Mighty Mac. But this is no ordinary locomotive; in fact it has not one smokebox but two! At one end there is Mighty and at the other, Mac. On their first job they already start fighting, and in this case, over which way they should go to reach the proposed destination. Will they be able to reach a resolution, to work as one?

The episode was rated 6.83 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E1

#6 - Percy & The Oil Painting (Season 9 - Episode 1)

A very famous Artist wishes to choose a suitable location to paint for his picture which will be entitled "The Spirit Of Sodor". Percy tries many places which he thinks the Artist may like, but what Artist sees, Artist doesn’t like…

The episode was rated 6.91 from 11 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E5

#5 - Molly's Special Special (Season 9 - Episode 5)


Molly, a lovely new engine with striking yellow paintwork and four, large drive wheels, but Molly doesn’t think pulling empty trucks is lovely. She wants to pull a nice, fully loaded goods train. Thomas makes a suggestion to her, but is it a wise suggestion? Molly, nonetheless, takes heed.

The episode was rated 6.92 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E11

#4 - Thomas & The New Engine (Season 9 - Episode 11)

Thomas sees a new engine, who seems to be getting along very well with diesels, Iron ‘Arry & Bert, so well in fact that they’re laughing and everything. But the engine is steam powered. A steamie who’s friends with diesels? Certainly this cannot be? But does Thomas have his facts straight? Surely he couldn’t be mistaken?

The episode was rated 7.00 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E15

#3 - Thomas & The Statue (Season 9 - Episode 15)


Thomas is to haul a special statue from Brendam Docks, which is in celebration of the railway’s many, fine years of service. When Thomas observes the shape of the soon to be monument beneath the tarpaulin, he is sure that it is of himself. How right or wrong could Thomas be?

The episode was rated 7.10 from 10 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E2

#2 - Thomas & The Rainbow (Season 9 - Episode 2)

Thomas sees a glorious rainbow in the Sodor sky, upon the ending of a great storm. After confiding with Edward, who says that rainbows hold something magical at the end, Thomas sets out to find just what that something could be, but neglects the fact he has work to do.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 12 votes.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - S9E17

#1 - Emily Knows Best (Season 9 - Episode 17)


Percy and Toby do not approve of Emily’s desire to be Miss. Know-It-All. Emily goes so far in fact that her antics lead to terrible confusion (and delay). Will Emily see any sense?

The episode was rated 7.50 from 10 votes.

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