Railside Tales is a spin-off series of The Railways of Crotoonia, which premiered on February 18th, 2018 with two episodes debuting on a DVD release entitled Adventures on the Rail-Road; it later premiered on YouTube on March 9th, 2018 as part of a weekend-long event entitled Crotoonia's Railside Weekend. It was conceptualized by Reuben Hoyle, and initially planned to be "inbetweens" for half-hour blocks of Crotoonia episodes. However, when the original four-to-five minute runtime was increased to six minutes, it became an individual side-series. The series uses the same animation style as regular ten-minute Crotoonia episodes, but is narrated and animated in a "static animation" style reminiscent of early Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends episodes.
Episodes (in production order)
- Tillie's Tricky Travels
- Diesel's Steel Gang
- Beached Wheels
- Cheesy Livi
- Russ Gets Rollin'
- Skipper Express (coming soon)
- Audrey's Come to Town (coming soon)
- The Treasures of Ten Cents (coming soon)
- Steam VS. The Snowstorm (coming soon)
- Big City Emma (on hold)
- The intro music is an instrumental of the Zoboomafoo theme tune.