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Really Useful Engines (April 1998) is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in April 1998, it has all ten episodes in a Thomas and His Friends Get Along style.

Stories

  1. Thomas Saves The Day
  2. Bertie's Chase
  3. A Proud Day For James
  4. Percy Takes The Plunge
  5. Terence The Tractor
  6. Whistles and Sneezes
  7. Woolly Bear
  8. Thomas Goes Fishing
  9. Tender Engines
  10. Thomas and The Conductor

Bonus Features on this 2004 DVD

  • Bios of Your Favorite Friends
  • Web Site Fun

YTV Extras

  1. Clefairy and The Moon Stone (Pokemon)
  2. The "New" Eeyore and Tigger, Private Ear (The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh)
  3. Checkmate (Sailor Moon)
  4. Zanzibar and Fatal Contraption (Rocko's Modern Life)
  5. Mystery Mask Mix-Up (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
  6. Uganda Be An Elephant and To Kilimanjaro Bird (Timon and Pumbaa)
  7. The New Rival (Cardcaptors)
  8. Cold Hard Toenails and Attack of The Blobs (Aaahh Real Monsters)

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: April 21, 1998 (1998 Anchor Bay), May 30, 2000 (2000 Anchor Bay) and July 20, 2004 (Anchor Bay DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (taken from Thomas and His Friends Get Along) and the James Learns A Lesson and Other Thomas Stories outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS, the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS, the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS and the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The end credits feature a still picture from "Thomas and Bertie's Great Race", but it only appears on the June 1998 VHS of the same name.
  • 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 Thomas Saves The Day

2000 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 Thomas Saves The Day

2004 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends DVD Collection Trailer
  5. Really Useful Engines 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 Thomas Saves The Day

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Conductor
  2. James Learns A Lesson and Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2000 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Conductor
  2. James Learns A Lesson and Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Conductor
  2. James Learns A Lesson and Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Opening Credits

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

Cover Art

Front Cover (1998 version)

  • Thomas at Dryaw from "Thomas and The Conductor"

Back Cover (1998 version)

  • Bill and Ben from "The Diseasel"
  • Gordon and Diesel from "Tender Engines"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004 versions)

  • Top: Thomas and Edward
  • Bottom: Percy (hay covered) from "Woolly Bear"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004 versions)

  • Daisy looking at Champion from "Bulls Eyes"
  • Henry (stuffed up) from "Whistles and Sneezes"

Nameplates

After Thomas Saves The Day

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

After Bertie's Chase

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

After A Proud Day For James

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

After Percy Takes The Plunge

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

After Terence The Tractor

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

After Whistles and Sneezes

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

After Woolly Bear

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

After Thomas Goes Fishing

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

After Tender Engines

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

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