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This article is about the 1988 release of this video. For the original 1986 release with the same episodes, see Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and for the 1993 re-release with the same episodes, see Thomas and the Trucks and other stories.

Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends - Thomas and Gordon and Other Stories is a VHS release by The Video Collection on 16th May 1988. It is a contains the first eight episodes from Season 1 of the "Thomas the Tank Engine" TV series in 1984 which are told by Ringo Starr and based on the Railway Series by The Rev. W. Awdry. 


It's full steam ahead for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome, and his special friends Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the carriages and of course their Boss, the Fat Controller. Now Thomas has a new friend - storyteller Ringo Starr, who says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's cheeky and has a mind of his own. Thomas is Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"


  1. Thomas and Gordon
  2. Edward and Gordon
  3. The Sad Story of Henry
  4. Edward, Gordon and Henry
  5. Thomas' Train
  6. Thomas and the Trucks
  7. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  8. James and the Coaches


Opening (Original 1988 release) (with no trailer)

  1. The Video Collection Warning screen (1986-1995)
  2. The Video Collection logo (1986-1995)
  3. Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends intro
  4. Start of Thomas and Gordon (1984)

Closing (Original 1988 release) (with no trailer)

  1. End of James and the Coaches (1984)/Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing credits
  2. A Clearwater Features Production for Britt Allcroft Ltd (silent) (Short Version)
  3. The Video Collection logo (1986-1995)