The Pilot Episode later retitled The First Episode' and later 'Thomas and Gordon is the pilot for Thomas & Friends:Adventures on Rails.

The Pilot Episode/The First Episode/Thomas and Gordon
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date June 20th, 2011
Written by HenryDashPaxton3000
Directed by HenryDashPaxton3000
Episode guide
Spencer and the Big O'l Problem


Thomas is busy shunting in the yard when Gordon comes by and bumps some trucks and him off the line. Thomas, most annoyed, tells Gordon he is a nuisance, bumping his trucks off the line. Gordon just ignores him. The next day ,he is talking to Edward and James. He asks Edward what to do about silly big engines. Edward tells him Gordon is just pompous. He thinks no other engine is more important than him. Thomas is still cross with Gordon a week later when he has to go to his old railway. Thomas sees if he scrapped Flying Scotsman, Gordon won't be so proud anymore. But before he can get near him, Gordon couples up Thomas to some coaches and pulls him through 8 stations. Thomas tells Gordon he is a good pilot. He puffs slowly back to Sodor... with a lesson learned.


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James (non-speaking role)
  • Henry (mentioned)


  • At first the episode had no name, and 'The Pilot/First Episode' was just a way of calling it. Now that it got the title 'Thomas and Gordon', it can be assumed that is the actual title.
  • This episode is Gordon's only speaking role in the first season.
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