May the Best Engine Win! is a Golden Book.


Emily challenges Thomas to a race to see who will be the first to finish their day's work.



  • In the Little Golden Book version, Gordon only has a cameo, Edward illustration and mention are omitted, while Percy is not mentioned.


  • Knapford station is missing tracks 5 and 6.
  • In the fifth illustration, Ned does not have lettering.
  • Emily's running boards are red instead of brown, her tender wheels are black instead of green and her valve gear is inclined.


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