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Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories, retitled Thomas and the Special Letter, is a US VHS/DVD featuring six fourth series episodes narrated by George Carlin and one song. It was first released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1995 and reissued in 2002. It was released on DVD in 2007.


1995 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! Here comes Thomas the Tank Engine with the latest tales from the Island of Sodor. Come along for the ride as the engines take an exciting journey to a far away station. Help welcome Skarloey home from the menders and watch Oliver and Toad teach the trucks a lesson they'll never forget.

Join Thomas, Rusty, Sir Handel, Daisy, and the rest of the gang for these brand new adventures with lots of new friends never before seen on TV!

2002 VHS/2007/2008 DVD

PEEP! PEEP! Thomas and his railway friends welcome you to the Island of Sodor, a magical place where the sun invariably shines and storms never last long. Meet George, a bad-tempered steamroller who is convinced that roads are much more important than rails. Welcome Skarloey back home, and watch as Oliver and Toad teach some Troublesome Trucks a Really Useful lesson.

So get your tickets ready for more freight yard fun with Thomas and Friends™.


  1. Thomas and the Special Letter
  2. Home at Last
  3. Rock 'n' Roll
  4. Steam Roller
  5. Toad Stands By
  6. Bowled Out


Bonus Features


  • On the front cover of the 1995 VHS release, an image from Paint Pots and Queens is used.
  • The original version with the Anchor Bay Entertainment logo came in a 1995 box, meaning that it was released in 2000, but the 1999-2007 styled box was not released until 2002.
  • This VHS/DVD marked a few things:
  • The 1995 VHS does not display any home video logo (The Video Treasures logo was still being used as Anchor Bay Entertainment did not have an on-screen logo yet and starts off with the Britt Allcroft logo).
  • The 1995 VHS does not have the Video Treasures logo at the end of the tape.
  • On the VHS release, right before Don't Judge a Book By its Cover starts, a few frames from the beginning of Gone Fishing from Rusty to the Rescue appear.
  • On the front cover of the 2002 VHS release and DVD release, the image of Bertie is mirrored.
  • On the 2007 DVD, J.R. Media Services Inc. has made the captions similar to Captions Inc. Los Angeles' style.
  • This is the only US DVD to feature all the episodes (excluding Thomas and the Special Letter).


  • In the captions, Bertie is misspelled as Burty.
  • The 1995 VHS description mentioned Daisy, despite not appearing in any episodes.
  • The 2000/2002 label reads 46 minutes when it should be 37.
  • On both VHS back covers, most of the episodes are listed out of order.

DVD Packs


US Home Video Releases

* VHS only