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Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends - Coal and Other Stories is a UK VHS release by The Video Collection on 16th May 1988. It is a re-released version of the 1986 title with the same name  and it was later re-released as "Down the Mine and Other Stories" in 1993.


It's full steam ahead once again for Thomas, the little blue engine with a short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome. Share nine exciting new adventures with Thomas and his friends, Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the coaches, and of course, the Fat Controller. Thomas' special friend, storyteller Ringo Starr, says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"


  1. Coal
  2. The Flying Kipper
  3. Whistles and Sneezes
  4. Toby and the Stout Gentleman
  5. Thomas in Trouble
  6. Dirty Objects
  7. Off the Rails
  8. Down the Mine
  9. Thomas' Christmas Party


Opening (Original 1988 release) (with no trailer)

  • The Video Collection Warning screen (1986-1995)
  • The Video Collection logo (1986-1995)
  • Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends intro (without title of the episode)
  • Thomas Nameboards
  • Thomas Nameboards 2
  • Start of Coal (1984)

Closing (Original 1988 release) (with no trailer)

  • End of Thomas' Christmas Party (1984)/Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing credits (Thomas' Christmas Party variant)
  • A Clearwater Features Production for Britt Allcroft Ltd (silent) (Long Version)
  • The Video Collection logo (1986-1995)