* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The theme music, especially when given vocals to accompany Vienna's exit during Bigg Freeze.
** Also the Bridge Cafe Band Music.
* FriendlyFandoms: The show is popular among ThomasAndFriends fans to the point where there are plenty of Crossover fanfictions between the two. Being produced by the same studio also helps.
* NightmareFuel: The creepy atmosphere in the episode "Ghosts" is rather chilling, the "moaning" when the ghost fleet appears makes it more unsettling.
** The fire and explosions in the episode "Munitions" are extremely devastating, resulting in [[spoiler: Big Mickey toppling into the water (and dying depending on the cut), a petrol barge exploding, nearly killing Ten Cents and a naval tanker being horrifically torn apart.]]
** At the end of the episode "Up River," Warrior is on the wrong side of a makeshift dam to stop an out-of-control mass of logs from destroying Uptown. When the logs appear, we're treated to two horrifying points of view; one from Warrior's perspective of the logs bearing down on him and another from the logs floating coming closer to Warrior who can only stay there helplessly and fearfully. [[spoiler: He thankfully manages to use his strength to divert them away, but it's still a tense moment in the series.]]
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The series had quite a few explosions, with "Munitions" getting the award for "Episode Most Likely Made by Creator/MichaelBay".