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Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends - Troublesome Trucks and Other Stories is a UK VHS release by The Video Collection on 16th May 1988. It contains nine episodes from Season 1 of the "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" TV series which are told by Ringo Starr. It is a re-released edition of the 1986 release of the same name and it got re-released in 1993 as "Thomas Goes Fishing and other stories".


It's full steam ahead once again for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler, and short stumpy dome. Share nine exciting new adventures with Thomas and his special friends Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the carriages, and of course, the Fat Controller. Thomas' special friend Ringo Starr, says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's Number 1 and never lets anyone forget it!"


  1. Troublesome Trucks
  2. James and the Express
  3. Thomas and the Guard
  4. Thomas Goes Fishing
  5. Thomas, Terence and the Snow
  6. Thomas and Bertie
  7. Tenders and Turntables
  8. Trouble in the Shed
  9. Percy Runs Away


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
  • Start of Troublesome Trucks (1984)

Closing (Original 1988 release) (with no trailer)

  • End of Percy Runs Away (1984)
  • End of Coal (1984)/Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing credits (Coal variant)
  • A Clearwater Features Production for Britt Allcroft Ltd (silent) (Short Version)
  • The Video Collection logo (1986-1995)