Thomas' Train and 17 other stories is a UK VHS featuring four first season episodes, one second season episode narrated by Ringo Starr and five third season episodes and eight fourth season episodes narrated by Michael Angelis. It has a run time of one hundred minutes.

The Fat Controller's letter

My Dear Friends,

As you will know, I am proud of all my engines and was most pleased when my colleagues on the mainland told me how much you have enjoyed making friends with Skarloey, Granpuff, and the others.

Indeed, when I presented this news to Thomas, the cheeky little engine had a splendid idea. He was sure you would like a collection of stories old and new and with this in mind we passed a sunny afternoon recounting the many adventures which have taken place on the Island of Sodor.

The result is here for you to enjoy and I trust you will consider it to be a very fine piece of work. Many of Thomas' friends are involved, though I must confess that there are one or two tales I prefer to forget (as you know, I like the engines on my railway to do as they are told but this does not always happen!)

Nevertheless, a royal occasion still evokes fond memories, and some of my engines chuckle even now they recall the time that Percy thought he saw a ghost.

Now as you can imagine we are all very busy here at the moment and I must get back to my engines, but they all send you their very best weeeeeeeeeshes!

Your sincerely,
Sir Topham Hatt - The Fat Controller

  • NOTE: The Fat Controller's letter acts as a description for some UK Thomas videos.


  1. Thomas' Train
  2. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  3. Whistles and Sneezes
  4. James and the Express
  5. Thomas, Percy and the Coal
  6. Percy's Promise
  7. Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  8. Toby's Tightrope
  9. Thomas, Percy and the Post Train
  10. Heroes
  11. Granpuff
  12. Home at Last
  13. Special Funnel
  14. Train Stops Play
  15. Bowled Out
  16. Paint Pots and Queens
  17. Fish
  18. Special Attraction



  • The Fat Controller's letter references Ghost Train which is not featured on this video.
  • On the back cover, the description of Bowled Out mentions that Daisy is unwell, but Daisy is not in that episode.
  • The tape shows the VCI logo from 1995 but the one used was the 1986 one.