The last unknown episode of the 17th Series has been named online by ABC Television, due for broadcast on October 21st.
Bringing the 2013 season to a full 26 episode stint is Gone Fishing with Harvey to mark his official return to the show, after five years, in a lead role alongside new character Porter.
The summary reads; Bill and Ben see Harvey the Crane Engine at Brendam Docks. They tease him about having a hook and ask "is he going fishing?" Porter helps Harvey see the positive side of being both a crane and an engine.
The network is to also air the newly announced No More Mr. Nice Engine, Away from the Sea, Thomas' Shortcut and The Smelly Kipper which has been adapted for the 2014 Spills & Thrills book.
Too Many Fire Engines, No Snow for Thomas, Frozen Turntable, The Missing Christmas Decorations and Santa's Little Engine were named by PBS in August. The latter four of which are to be in a US DVD Christmas release.
Stephen vehicle The Rocket Returns was revealed in May by amazon.com to be based on an episode from the upcoming DVD release, Spills and Thrills. With its title subject to change, a book tie-in is also scheduled for 2014.
The latest series, currently on repeat, is to return to Channel 5 milkshake! in the United Kingdom later this year with the above mentioned stories lined up for broadcast.
An 18th series has been commissioned by Hit Entertainment for transmission next year while paving the way for the eighth feature-length special, Tale of the Brave.
Series 17 of Thomas & Friends marks its Australian premiere on October 9th on ABC2 at 8am, with the episode Steamie Stafford.