Coal and Other Stories is a UK VHS featuring the last 9 Season 1 episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends narrated by Ringo Starr. It was released by The Video Collection in 1988.


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 9 exciting adventures with Thomas and his special friends, Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the coaches, and of course, the Fat Controller. Thomas's special friend, storyteller Ringo Starr, says... "Thomas is a smashing little blue engine - he's Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"

Featured storiesEdit

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