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The eighteenth season of Thomas & Friends first premiered on DVD in April 2014 in the US before airing on TV. It began airing on 25 August 2014 in the UK and on 4 November 2014 in the US. It contained twenty-six episodes. Like the seventeenth season, six episodes were released on DVD in the US before airing on television. It concluded in the UK on 31 July 2015.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
OldReliableEdwardpromoOld Reliable EdwardAndrew Brenner25th August 2014#01
Gordon teases Edward about being old and slow.
NotSoSlowCoachespromoNot So Slow CoachesLaura Beaumont
Paul Larson
26th August 2014#02
Annie and Clarabel unexpectedly become part of Caitlin's high-speed train.
FlatbedsofFearpromoFlatbeds of FearLaura Beaumont
Paul Larson
27th August 2014#03
Salty tells Thomas a story of some flatbeds which he called the "Flatbeds of Fear."
DisappearingDieselspromoDisappearing DieselsAndrew Brenner28th August 2014#04
The diesels hide from Paxton as a joke, but Paxton takes the joke too seriously.
SignalsCrossedpromoSignals CrossedMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
29th August 2014#05
Toby is nervous of Knapford Junction, as he does not know which signal is his.
Toad'sAdventurepromoToad's AdventureMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
1st September 2014#06
Toad has his own adventure on the main line with James.
DuckintheWaterpromoDuck in the WaterAndrew Brenner2nd September 2014#07
James is sent to rescue Duck with Rocky from some flood waters.
DuckandtheSlipCoachespromoDuck and the Slip CoachesMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
3rd September 2014#08
James steals Duck's idea of bringing special slip coaches to the railway.
ThomastheQuarryEnginepromoThomas the Quarry EngineAndrew Brenner4th September 2014#09
Diesel shows Mavis the sights of Sodor, while Thomas does all the work at the quarry.
ThomasandtheEmergencyCablepromoThomas and the Emergency CableAndrew Brenner5th September 2014#10
One of Thomas' passengers pulls the emergency cable and damages Annie's wheel.
DuncanandtheGrumpyPassengerpromoDuncan and the Grumpy PassengerDavey Moore8th September 2014#11
Duncan gets fed up with a particularly grumpy passenger.
MarionandthePipepromoMarion and the PipeMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
9th September 2014#12
Marion damages a water pipe and doesn't tell anyone.
MissingGatorpromoMissing GatorAndrew Brenner10th September 2014#13
Percy misses his friend Gator and struggles to forget about him.
NoSteamWithoutCoalpromoNo Steam Without CoalDavey Moore11th September 2014#14
Bill and Ben forget the coal shipment and make fun of Timothy for using oil instead.
Spencer'sVIPpromoSpencer's VIPAndrew Brenner12th September 2014#15
All the engines compete to get to take a Deputy Minister home to the mainland.
Toad'sBrightIdeapromoToad's Bright IdeaDavey Moore15th September 2014#16
Oliver breaks down, so Gator is sent to take his train with Toad.
LongLostFriendpromoLong Lost FriendMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
23rd December 2014#17
Gator returns to the island for Christmas and is very eager to see Percy.
LastTrainforChristmaspromoLast Train for ChristmasAndrew Brenner24th December 2014#18
All the engines have to work hard to clear the snow for Connor's last train.
DuncantheHumbugpromoDuncan the HumbugDavey Moore25th December 2014#19
The Thin/Narrow Gauge Controller makes Duncan promise to be cheerful at Christmas time.
ThePerfectGiftpromoThe Perfect GiftDavey Moore26th December 2014#20
Percy looks to find Reg the crane the perfect Christmas gift.
EmilySavestheWorldpromoEmily Saves the WorldLaura Beaumont
Paul Larson
12th January 2015 (DVD)
27th July 2015 (TV)
#21
Emily has to take a giant globe to the animal park.
TimothyandtheRainbowTruckpromoTimothy and the Rainbow Truck/CarDavey Moore12th January 2015 (DVD)
28th July 2015 (TV)
#22
Bill and Ben send Timothy on a wild goose chase for a rainbow coloured truck/colored car.
MarionandtheDinosaurspromoMarion and the DinosaursAndrew Brenner12th January 2015 (DVD)
29th July 2015 (TV)
#23
Marion is spooked by some lifelike dinosaur models and thinks they are real dinosaurs.
SamsonatYourServicepromoSamson at Your ServiceDavey Moore12th January 2015 (DVD)
30th July 2015 (TV)
#24
Samson takes the express coaches by mistake but refuses to listen to the other engines.
SamsonSentforScrappromoSamson Sent for ScrapMark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
12th January 2015 (DVD)
31st July 2015 (TV)
#25
Harvey and Samson have to clean up the island of scrap.
MillieandtheVolcanopromoMillie and the VolcanoAndrew Brenner12th January 2015 (DVD)
31st July 2015 (TV)
#26
Samson and Harvey laugh at Millie, and she is determined to get them back.

Songs

Characters

Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When Season 18 aired on PBS in the US, each broadcast airs two episodes, a song & a Mr. Perkin's Railway segment and Guess Who? Puzzles segments. When they were broadcasted on Nick Jr., the segments are omitted.

Fast & Reliable

There’s Always a Good Explanation

Special Friends

Please Be Patient

  • Thomas the Quarry Engine
  • Song: On a Journey Today
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Sounds of the Railway
  • Duck in The Water

Signals & Alarms

  • Signals Crossed
  • Song: Hey, Hey Thomas
  • Thomas and the Emergency Cable

Going Underground

Christmas Cheer

  • Duncan The Humbug
  • Song: It's Christmas Time
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Who Works on the Railway
  • The Perfect Gift

Passengers

  • Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger
  • Song: Working Together
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Different Sizes
  • Spencer’s VIP

Illuminating Minds

Coming Home for Christmas

  • Last Train for Christmas
  • Song: It's Christmas Time
  • Long Lost Friend

Recycle Recycle Recycle!

  • Timothy and the Rainbow Car
  • Song: Let's Be Brave
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Different Engines
  • Samson Sent for Scrap

Jurassic Sodor

  • Marion and the Dinosaurs
  • Song: Monsters Everywhere
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: How Steam Engines Use Water
  • Millie and the Volcano

Special Deliveries

  • Emily Saves the World
  • Song: Searching Everywhere
  • Mr. Perkins' Railway: Turning Around
  • Samson at Your Service

Cast

UK, AUS and NZ

US and CAN

Trivia

  • The final six episodes of this season were sold to PBS, Milkshake, ABC and FOUR as part of the Season 19 block, despite being produced with Season 18.
  • This season marks the first of a few things:
  • This season marked the last of a few things:
    • The last season to have Ben Small and Martin Sherman as part of the voice cast:
    • The last season to have an episode written by Paul Larson and Laura Beaumont. This is also the only season to date, since he returned in the seventeenth season, not to have any episodes written by Lee Pressman.
    • The last season to have Keith Wickham as the voice of Percy in the UK dub. Nigel Pilkington takes over the role starting with the nineteenth season.
    • The last season to have Sir Topham Hatt and James voiced by Kerry Shale in the US. Keith Wickham and Rob Rackstraw took over the respective roles beginning in The Adventure Begins.
    • The final season where the New Series intro and credits are used. This is also the final season with the original rendition of the Engine Roll Call. Despite this, a few latest DVD releases which contained Season 19 (with some Season 16 or 18) episodes retain these. When the six episodes from Dinos and Discoveries aired on PBS Kids in May 2016, it used the Season 19 Engine Roll Call, opening and ending.
  • This is the second and last season not to feature Stephen Hatt.
  • Like the seventeenth season, although Arc Productions had officially taken over the animation aspects of the television series, the episodes still used the opening titles and closing credits made by Nitrogen Studios. This was the final season to use their opening and closing footage and from the nineteenth season, the opening and closing footage were made by Arc Productions.
  • According to Ryan Hagan of SiF, the episodes in Spills and Thrills were going to be part of this season.