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Season 1

David Mitton


David Mitton
Robert D. Cardona


Ringo Starr (UK/US)
George Carlin (US)

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell

Followed by

Season 2

The first season of the television series aired in 1984. Ringo Starr narrated all twenty-six episodes in the UK and twenty-five in the US, with George Carlin later re-narrating the entire season for the US.


  1. Thomas and Gordon/Thomas Gets Tricked - Gordon gets revenge on Thomas for teasing him.
  2. Edward and Gordon/Edward Helps Out - Edward is let out of the shed and helps Gordon up a hill.
  3. The Sad Story of Henry/Come Out, Henry! - Henry stops in a tunnel for fear the rain will spoil his paint and gets bricked in.
  4. Edward, Gordon and Henry/Henry to the Rescue - Gordon breaks down and Henry is the only one who can help.
  5. Thomas' Train/A Big Day for Thomas - Thomas gets the chance to pull his very own train with surprising results.
  6. Thomas and the Trucks/Trouble for Thomas - Thomas learns why trucks are troublesome.
  7. Thomas and the Breakdown Train/Thomas Saves the Day - Thomas helps James after an accident.
  8. James and the Coaches/James Learns a Lesson - James has a series of misfortunes with top hats and coaches.
  9. Troublesome Trucks/Foolish Freight Cars - James is let out of the shed to pull a goods train.
  10. James and the Express/A Proud Day for James - James is honoured when he is given the Express.
  11. Thomas and the Guard/Thomas and the Conductor - Thomas forgets his guard at the junction.
  12. Thomas Goes Fishing - Thomas wants to go fishing.
  13. Thomas, Terence and the Snow/Terence the Tractor - Thomas sticks in a snowdrift and has to be helped by Terence.
  14. Thomas and Bertie/Thomas and Bertie's Great Race - Thomas has a race with a cheeky bus called Bertie.
  15. Tenders and Turntables - Gordon and James have turntable trouble.
  16. Trouble in the Shed - The big engines go on strike and so the Fat Controller buys a tank engine named Percy to help.
  17. Percy Runs Away - Percy is startled by Gordon and runs away.
  18. Coal/Henry's Special Coal - Henry is sick and needs special Welsh coal.
  19. The Flying Kipper - Henry has a nasty accident whilst pulling "The Flying Kipper".
  20. Whistles and Sneezes - Gordon has problems with his whistle, whilst Henry pays out some boys for dropping stones on him.
  21. Toby and the Stout Gentleman/Toby the Tram Engine - The Fat Controller meets a friendly tram engine named Toby.
  22. Thomas in Trouble/Thomas Breaks the Rules - Thomas gets in trouble with the police, so Toby comes to help.
  23. Dirty Objects/James in a Mess - James gets covered in tar after ironically teasing Toby for being dirty.
  24. Off the Rails/Gordon Takes a Dip - Gordon's stubbornness results in him falling into a ditch.
  25. Down the Mine - Thomas falls down a mine and only a disgraced Gordon can help.
  26. Thomas' Christmas Party - The engines organize a special Christmas party for Mrs. Kyndley.



  • When first broadcasted in 1984 on ITV, two episodes were compiled into one ten minute block with the name board sequence featured in between. A year later in 1985, the stories were then shown individually. They were also shown this way on Cartoon Network UK, Nick Jr, ABC Australia, and several compilation VHS releases.
  • This was the first season in which music was composed using the Roland Jupiter 6 synthesizer.
  • This season has the most editing errors and revealing mistakes when restored.
  • The Norwegian narration and the early Swedish narrations credits Ringo Starr as the narrator, even though it was re-dubbed in Norwegian/Swedish.
  • In the Ukrainian version, Ringo Starr's voice can be heard in the background.
  • This is the only season where all the episodes are adapted from the Reverend W. Awdry's stories.
  • This is the only season to be released on Betamax.

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