The First Series of Thomas and Friends started airing on October 9th 1984

in the UK Ringo Starr narrated all 26 episodes in the UK later renarrating 25 in the US for Shining Time Station. George Carlin renarrated the entire series for the US in 1991.

Dropped Episodes


  1. Thomas and Gordon
  2. Edward and Gordon
  3. The Sad Story of Henry
  4. Edward Gordon and Henry
  5. Thomas's Train
  6. Thomas and The Trucks
  7. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  8. James and The Coaches
  9. Troublesome Trucks (Episode)
  10. James and the Express
  11. Thomas and the Guard
  12. Thomas Goes Fishing
  13. Thomas Terence and the Snow
  14. Thomas and Bertie
  15. Tenders and Turntables
  16. Trouble in the Shed
  17. Percy Runs Away
  18. Coal
  19. The Flying Kipper (Episode)
  20. Whistles and Sneezes
  21. Toby and the Shout Gentlemen
  22. Thomas in Trouble
  23. Dirty Objects
  24. Off the Rails
  25. Down the Mine
  26. Thomas's Christmas Party

Characters Introduced


  • This is the First Classic Series of Thomas and Friends. This is the First Model Series of Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • This is the First Series that Thomas' Drivers and Firemen are Present. This is the First series to use Two Narrators.
  • This is the First Series of Ringo Starr and George Carlin. When the series used Ringo Starr in 1984 in the UK they used 26 Episodes for the Series. George Carlin used the episodes in 1991 in the US to use the Narrator Including the Railway Series.
  • This is the Only Series where It is Released on VHS from the One Episode of the 26 Episodes from the Episodes from 1-13 in the first Sergement then the second half of this series Released the Episodes on VHS from 14-26 in the Second Sergement.
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