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"Dear Thomas and all the engines, please can I meet you? My friends say they would like to meet you, too. You can come to my house for tea, but my mummy says there aren't any railway tracks to my house. Can you come to the station instead? Thank you very much!"
— The letter, Thomas and the Special Letter

Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories, retitled Thomas and the Special Letter, is a US VHS/DVD featuring six fourth season 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 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 & 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


  • This was the first Thomas VHS distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • This was Anchor Bay's last DVD to feature Sir Topham Hatt narrating the menus, as well as the last DVD to list the episodes on the back cover.
  • On the cover of the 1995 VHS release, an image from Paint Pots and Queens is used.
  • On the cover of the DVD release, the image of Bertie appears to be mirrored.
  • This was the only Anchor Bay Entertainment Thomas VHS And DVD to feature the "THE END" title card at the end.


  • The 1995 VHS description mentioned Daisy, but she doesn't appear in any episodes featured on the release.
  • The 1995 VHS does not display any home video logo (Video Treasures logo was still being used as Anchor Bay didn't have an on-screen logo yet), and starts off with the Britt Allcroft logo.

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