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Down The Mine is a Thomas Release idea distributed on VHS in August 1998 and July 2002, and later on DVD in February 2006. It contains five Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode and one Season 3 episode.

Stories

  1. Down The Mine
  2. Edward Helps Out
  3. Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party
  4. James Learns A Lesson
  5. Foolish Freight Cars
  6. Thomas' Christmas Party
  7. Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree

Song

  1. Let's Have A Race

Bonus Features

  1. Memory Fun DVD Game (taken from Best of Percy)
  2. Character Cube (taken from Thomas and The Jet Engine & Other Adventures)
  3. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: August 18, 1998 and July 23, 2002 (VHS) and February 7, 2006 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Percy Takes The Plunge & Other Stories outro (Strand Home Video version) are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo taken from the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas and His Friends' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS, the "Edward Helps Out" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS, and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The nameplates are taken from the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • Let's Have A Race has no lyrics in all versions.
  • The end credits to the Strand Home Video version of Percy Takes The Plunge & Other Stories are used.
  • The front cover's artwork to the 1998 version is taken from the Thomas Buzz Book entitled Thomas Down The Mine.
  • This is the very first time where Edward Helps Out, Thomas' Christmas Party and Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree are on this video since they're not in Shining Time Station's second and third seasons.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  6. First few seconds of Down The Mine

2002 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  5. First few seconds of Down The Mine

2006 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer (2006)
  5. Down The Mine DVD Menu
  6. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  9. First few seconds of Down The Mine

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Let's Have A Race
  2. Percy Takes The Plunge & Other Stories outro (Strand Home Video version)
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2002 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Let's Have A Race
  2. Percy Takes The Plunge & Other Stories outro (Strand Home Video version)
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2006 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Let's Have A Race
  2. Percy Takes The Plunge & Other Stories outro (Strand Home Video version)
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo (with Entertainment To Grow Up With text)
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)
  5. DVD Digital logo

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • DOWN THE MINE
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (1998)

  • Thomas sunk from "Down The Mine"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Top Left: Trevor (sad) and Edward (happy) at the Scrapyards from "Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party"
  • Top Right: James (angry) at Gordon's Hill from "Foolish Freight Cars"

Front Cover (2002 and 2006)

  • Top: Thomas (scared)
  • Bottom: Trevor and Bertie from "Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party"

Back Cover (2002 and 2006)

  • Top Left: James at the top of Gordon's Hill from "Foolish Freight Cars"
  • Top Right: Donald and Douglas from "Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree"

Cover Color

  • Pale Red (1998)
  • Cyan (2002 and 2006)

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Description

1998 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2002 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2006 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates

After Down The Mine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Edward Helps Out

  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Edward, Trevor and The Really Useful Party

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After James Learns A Lesson

  • Henry
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Thomas

After Foolish Freight Cars

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas' Christmas Party

  • James
  • Gordon
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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