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Thomas Breaks the Rules and Other Stories is a US VHS release featuring two first series episodes and five second series episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. This is distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1990, Strand Home Video in 1992 and Time-Life in 1994.



PEEP-PEEP! Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends welcome you back to the Island of Sodor. Next stop - all new adventures as James gets into trouble while letting off steam, Percy races Harold the Helicopter to a surprise finish, and Thomas gets covered in soot to boot! So come along on a train bound for a world that will delight young and old alike.


  1. Thomas Breaks the Rules
  2. A Cow on the Line
  3. Old Iron
  4. Double Trouble
  5. James in a Mess
  6. Duck Takes Charge
  7. Percy Proves a Point


  • On the Strand Home Video release, the yellow split after Double Trouble is cut out.
  • The sound effects of the coal chute in Double Trouble are muted.
  • The last frame of the yellow split is seen the moment Percy Proves a Point starts on the Strand VCI Entertainment release.