James & The Express & Other Stories (titled A Proud Day For James & Other Stories in US/CAN releases) is a fanmade US/UK/CAN/NZ/AUS Thomas & Friends VHS Release featuring two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, two Season 3 episodes, two Season 4 episodes and two Season 5 episodes.


  1. James & The Express/A Proud Day For James (Ringo Starr)
  2. Horrid Lorry (Ringo Starr-UK/US/CAN releases/Michael Angelis-AUS/NZ)
  3. Mavis (Ringo Starr-US/CAN releases/Michael Angelis-AUS release/George Carlin-NZ)
  4. Daisy (Ringo Starr)
  5. Four Little Engines (Ringo Starr-US releases/Michael Angelis-CAN/AUS/NZ)
  6. Percy Runs Away (Ringo Starr)
  7. Saved From Scrap (Ringo Starr)
  8. Baa (Ringo Starr-US/CAN releases/Michael Angelis-AUS/NZ)
  9. Steam Roller (Ringo Starr-US releases/Michael Angelis-CAN/NZ/AUS releases)
  10. All at Sea (Ringo Starr-US/CAN releases/Michael Angelis-AUS release/George Carlin-NZ)


  • Narrated by Ringo Starr in US, Ringo Starr and Michael Angelis in UK/CAN, and Ringo Starr, George Carlin and Michael Angelis in NZ.
  • Release Date: April 20, 1999.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment, later by Strand Home Video, Time-Life, Video Treasures and Anchor Bay Entertainment in the US, The Video Collection, later by VCI in the UK, ABC Video in AUS, and Roadshow in CAN and NZ.
  • The end credits from "Percy's Ghostly Trick & Other Stories" are used.


  • George Carlin's narration of Mavis used in the NZ release was taken from "Trust Thomas and Other Stories".
  • The US 2000 release, despite being distributed by Strand Home Video, still displays the Strand VCI logo at the beginning.

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