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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. It was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1990 and 1992, Strand Home Video in 1993 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


  • This was one of three US VHS releases from before 1992 that did not have a DVD release, the other two being Tenders and Turntables and Other Stories and Better Late Than Never and Other Stories.
  • On the Strand Home Video release, the yellow split after Double Trouble is cut out.
  • The opening theme tune is heard in the nameboard sequences after James in a Mess on the Strand VCI Entertainment release.
  • The line, "Gordon, James and Henry were furious," is moved in a second early in Duck Takes Charge.


  • On the Strand VCI Entertainment release, the last frame of the yellow split before Percy Proves a Point is seen at the start of said episode.
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