Railway Series Anthologies

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection. Tho' not entirely complete, as it lacks Christopher Awdry's 14 books, all of the Rev W. Awdry's 26 books can be found here along with a foreword, and brief biographies of the Reverend and his illustrators. Click on a national flag to order from amazon.co.uk or amazon.com respectively. The artwork is smaller than in the Railway Series books and is slightly cropped, but is reproduced from the originals.

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection
Not yet published in the U.S.
Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection
Not yet published  in the U.S. (as of Nov. 4, 2007)

Thomas the Tank Engine: The New Collection contains all of Christopher Awdry's volumes including #41: Thomas and Victoria. This anthology was released by Egmont Books (along with #41) in early September, 2007. As with the Complete Collection above, the images are reduced in size. Along with Christopher's foreword, an introduction to the characters and a history of Sodor in the endpapers, A 1992 version of the map of Sodor can be found printed on the inside cover. A red cloth bookmarker compliments the collection

NEW! An encouraging sign that HiT Entertainment cares about the the brand is the October 2009 publication of Hayne's Thomas the Tank Engine: Owner's Workshop Manual authored by Chris Oxlade (ISBN 1844258351 ).From the book's write-up:

"Aimed at the 3-8 age group, this innovative book applies the Haynes treatment to one of the most popular children's characters. Inspired by the world-famous Haynes manuals, this book explains how Thomas works, how his driver operates him, and how the engineers of the Sodor railway keep him in tip-top condition."

Available from Amazon by clicking either the U.S. or U.K. flag to visit the site nearest to you.

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection
Not yet published in the U.S.

Old but Gold
These items are out of print and rare, but essential source for this website and any true fan. The links connect to the relevant ISBN number in case any secondhand copies show up.

At the last check, there were some copies of Thomas the Tank Engine Man in the UK.

Amazon UK

Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways (1987)
by
Wilbert and George Awdry

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways (+map, 1992)
by
Wilbert and George Awdry

Amazon US
Amazon UK

The Thomas the Tank Engine Man, a Biography
by
Brian Sibley

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Map of Sodor (1971)
by
Peter Edwards

Amazon US

The Island Of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways
The Thomas the Tank Engine Man
Sodor: Reading Between the Lines
Cover of The Island of Sodor, provided by Jim Gratton, to whom many thanks The cover of The Thomas the Tank Engine Man, by Brian Sibley Published in 2005, Sodor, Reading Between the Lines. Click here for details

THE RAILWAY SERIES

Congratulations to Egmont in UK and Christopher Awdry for reviving the Railway Series in its original format, now with the Egmont imprint, and not only all of Christopher's pre-1996 works, which had become rarer than hen's teeth, but also a brand new volume for 2007, Thomas and Victoria. The original publishers were in order, Edmund Ward, Kaye & Ward, and Heinemann.

You may also buy all the Rev W. Awdry's 26 original books in the Classic Library Station Box, (UK only)

Clicking on a book cover will lead to a fuller description of that book - or start with The Three Railway Engines.

Volumes 1-26: by the Rev. W. Awdry
Amazon UK
The Three Railway Engines
Amazon US
1. The Three Railway Engines (1945)
Edward's Day Out
Edward and Gordon
The Sad Story of Henry
Edward, Gordon and Henry

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK
Thomas the Tank Engine
Amazon US
2. Thomas the Tank Engine (1946)
Thomas and Gordon
Thomas' Train
Thomas and the Trucks
Thomas and the Breakdown Train

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Reginald Payne
Amazon UK
James the Red Engine
Amazon US
3. James the Red Engine (1948)
James and the Top-Hat
James and the Bootlace
Troublesome Trucks
James and the Express

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby

Amazon UK Tank Engine Thomas Again Amazon US
4. Tank Engine Thomas Again (1949)
Thomas and the Guard
Thomas goes Fishing
Thomas, Terence and the Snow
Thomas and Bertie

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK Troublesome Engines Amazon US
5. Troublesome Engines (1950)
Henry and the Elephant
Tenders and Turntables
Trouble in the Shed
Percy Runs Away

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK Henry the Green Engine Amazon US
6. Henry the Green Engine (1951)
Coal, The Flying Kipper
Gordon's Whistle
Percy and the Trousers
Henry's Sneeze

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby

Amazon UK Toby the Tram Engine Amazon US
7. Toby the Tram Engine (1952)
Toby and the Stout Gentleman
Thomas in Trouble
Dirty Objects
Mrs. Kyndley's Christmas

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK Gordon the Big Engine Amazon US
8. Gordon the Big Engine (1953)
Off the Rails
Leaves
Down the Mine
Paint Pots and Queens

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK Edward the Blue Engine Amazon US
9. Edward the Blue Engine (1954)
Cows!
Bertie's Chase
Saved From Scrap
Old Iron

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby

Amazon UK Four Little Engines Amazon US
10. Four Little Engines (1955)
Skarloey Remembers
Sir Handel
Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady
Old Faithful

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK Percy the Small Engine Amazon US
11. Percy the Small Engine (1956)
Percy and the Signal
Duck Takes Charge
Percy and Harold
Percy's Promise

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: C. Reginald Dalby
Amazon UK The Eight Famous Engines Amazon US
12. The Eight Famous Engines (1957)
Percy Takes the Plunge
Gordon Goes Foreign
Double Header
The Fat Controller's Engines

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: John T. Kenney

Amazon UK Duck and the Diesel Engine Amazon US
13. Duck and the Diesel Engine (1958)
Domeless Engines
Pop Goes the Diesel
Dirty Work
A Close Shave

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: John T. Kenney
Amazon UK The Twin Engines Amazon US
14. The Little Old Engine (1959)
Trucks
Home at Last
Rock 'n' Roll
Little Old Twins

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: John T. Kenney
Amazon UK NEW Format: The Twin Engines Amazon US
15. The Twin Engines (1960)
'Hullo Twins'
The Missing Coach
Break Van
The Deputation

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: John T. Kenney

Amazon UK
Branch Line Engines
Amazon US
16. Branch Line Engines (1961)
Thomas Comes to Breakfast
Daisy
Bulls-eyes
Percy's Predicament

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: John T. Kenney
Amazon UK
Gallant Old Engine
Amazon US
17. Gallant Old Engine (1962)
Special Funnel
Steamroller
Passengers and Polish
Gallant Old Engine

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: John T. Kenney
Amazon UK
Stepney the Bluebell Engine
Amazon US
18. Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine (1963)
Bluebells of England
Stepney's Special
Train Stops Play
Bowled Out

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards

Amazon UK Mountain Engines Amazon US
19. Mountain Engines (1964)
Mountain Engine
Bad Look-out
Danger Points
"Devil's Back"

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Amazon UK Very Old Engines Amazon US
20. Very Old Engines (1965)
Crosspatch
Bucking Bronco
Stick-in-the-Mud
Duck and Dukes

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Amazon UK Main Line Engines Amazon US
21. Main Line Engines (1966)
The Diseasel
Buzz Buzz
Wrong Road
Edward's Exploit

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards

Amazon UK Small Railway Engines Amazon US
22. Small Railway Engines (1967)
Ballast
Tit-for-Tat
Mike's Whistle
Useful Railway

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Amazon UK Enterprising Engines Amazon US
23. Enterprising Engines (1968)
Tenders for Henry
Super Rescue
Escape
Little Western

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Amazon UK Oliver the Western Engine Amazon US
24. Oliver the Western Engine (1969)
Donald's Duck
Resource and Sagacity
Toad Stands By
Bulgy

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards

Amazon UK Duke the Lost Engine Amazon US
25. Duke the Lost Engine (1970)
Granpuff
Bulldog
You Can't Win!
Sleeping Beauty

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Amazon UK Tramway Engines Amazon US
26. Tramway Engines (1972)
Ghost Train
Woolly Bear
Mavis
Toby's Tightrope

Author: Rev W. Awdry
Illustrator: Peter and Gunvor Edwards
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Interlude - Early Railway Series Anthologies:

The Rev. W. Awdry Engine Stories
A
n Exclusive for WH Smith in 1982, the first known anthology of the Railway Series.

Contains:
- Introduction by WVA
- Thomas the Tank Engine
- Tank Engine Thomas Again
- Gallant Old Engine
- Stepney the Bluebell Engine
- Tramway Engines
and a Peter Edwards map (Edwards II - see map_section).

Engine Stories (1982)

WH Smith published additional anthology volumes from 1983 onward. Callum Walker shares his collection of these book covers below with our thanks.
SELECTED ENGINE STORIES
MORE ENGINE STORIES
SELECTED ENGINE STORIES
The Rev. W. Awdry
WH SMITH (198?)

Troublesome Engines
Percy the Small Engine
Duck and the Diesel Engine
Main Line Engines
Enterprising Engines
MORE ENGINE STORIES
The Rev. W. Awdry
WH SMITH (1985)
Toby the Tram Engine
Four Little Engines
The Little Old Engine
Oliver the Western Engine
Duke the Lost Engine
FURTHER ENGINE STORIES
FURTHER ENGINE STORIES
The Rev. W. Awdry
WH Smith/Kaye & Ward (1983)
ISBN: 0718208463
Stories
Gordon the Big Engine
Edward the Blue Engine
James the Red Engine
Henry the Green Engine
The Three Railway Engines

St. Michael/Octopus Books furnished these anthologies in 1982-85. The 1982 edition contained 6 of the RWS books. The 1983 edition was split into two volumes each containing only 3 RWS books. Pictured centre is Volume 1. The 1985 edition was reformatted and contained two RWS books (found by Callum).
The Railway Stories - St. Michael (1982) The Railway Stories Volume 1 - St. Michael (1983) More Railway Stories - St. Michael (1985)
The Railway Stories The Railway Stories: Vol. 1 More Railway Stories
St. Michael / Octopus Books (1982)
ISBN: 0862730538
St. Michael / Octopus Books (1983)
ISBN: 0862730546
St. Michael / Octopus Books (1985)
ISBN: 0862732530
And then there are these additional anthologies published in the late 1980's (thanks again to Callum)
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE AND OTHER RAILWAY STORIES
MORE RAILWAY STORIES
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
AND OTHER RAILWAY STORIES

The Rev. W. Awdry
Treasure Press (1989)
ISBN-10: 9781850514602
ISBN-13: 978-1850514602
Stories
Thomas The Tank Engine
Tank Engine Thomas Again
Gallant Old Engine
Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine
Tramway Engines
MORE ENGINE STORIES
FEATURING THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE

The Rev. W. Awdry
Treasure Press (1989)
ISBN-10: 1850514615
ISBN-13: 978-1850514619
Stories
Gordon the Big Engine
Edward the Blue Engine
James the Red Engine
Henry the Green Engine
The Three Railway Engines
ISBN: 071820848X

Between 1984 and 1986, anthologies of the Rev. Awdry's books were sold in a four-volume The Rev. W. Awdry's RAILWAY STORIES. Each colour-coded volume (red, yellow, green and blue) contained six of the sequentially-ordered Railway Series books up to No.24, but curiously not beyond for Nos. 25-26. Callum Walker kindly shares views of the volume covers below (with our thanks).

The Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Stories - Red Book (1-6)
The Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Stories - Yellow Book (7-12)
The Rev. W. Awdry's RAILWAY STORIES
SIX VOLUMES IN ONE (1-6) RED BOOK

Guild Publishing (1984)
The Rev. W. Awdry's RAILWAY STORIES
SIX VOLUMES IN ONE (7-12) YELLOW BOOK

Guild Publishing (1984)
The Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Stories - Green Book (13-18)
The Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Stories - Blue Book (19-24)
The Rev. W. Awdry's RAILWAY STORIES
SIX VOLUMES IN ONE (13-18) GREEN BOOK

Guild Publishing (1984)
The Rev. W. Awdry's RAILWAY STORIES
SIX VOLUMES IN ONE (19-24) BLUE BOOK

Guild Publishing (1986)

Cathay Books published this two-RWS volume anthology in 1987 (from Callum W.'s collection)

The Railway Stories - Cathay Books (1987)
THE RAILWAY STORIES: Henry the Green Engine & Toby the Tram Engine
Cathay Books LTD. (1987)
ISBN: 0861784820
 
Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection
Amazon US

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection. Published by Heinemann in 1996, contains all 26 of the Rev W. Awdry's books. Contains a foreword, and brief biographies of the Reverend and his illustrators. A few used copies of this anthology can still be ordered from amazon.co.uk or amazon.com (click any flag on the left) Smaller versions of the original artwork are included in this volume.


Volumes 27-41: by Christopher Awdry
Amazon UK Really Usefull Engine Amazon US
27. Really Useful Engines (1983)
Stop Thief!
Mind That Bike
Fish
Triple Header

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK
James and the Diesel Engine
Amazon US
28. James and the Diesel Engines (1984)
Old Stuck-Up
Crossed Lines
Fire Engine
Deep Freeze

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Great Little Engines Amazon US
29. Great Little Engines (1985)
Patience is a Virtue
Peter Sam and the Prickly Problem
Pop Special
Sir Handel Comes Home

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong

Amazon UK More About Thomas the Tank engine Amazon US
30. More About Thomas the Tank Engine (1986)
Thomas, Percy, and the Coal
The Runaway
Better Late Than Never
Drip-Tank

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Gordon the High Speed Engine Amazon US
31. Gordon the High-Speed Engine (1987)
High-Speed Gordon
Smokescreen
Fire Escape
Gordon Proves His Point

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Tobt, Trucks and Trouble Amazon US
32. Toby, Trucks and Trouble (1988)
Mavis and the Lorry
Toby's Seaside Holiday
Bulstrode
Toby Takes the Road

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong

Amazon UK Thomas and the Twins AmazonUS
33. Thomas and the Twins (1989)
Scrambled Eggs
What a Picture!
Trevor Helps Out
Down the Drain

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Jock the New Engine Amazon US
34. Jock the New Engine (1990)
We Need Another Engine
Sticking-Power
Jock
Teamwork

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Thomas and the Great Railway Show Amazon US
35. Thomas and the Great Railway Show (1991)
Museum-Piece
Not the Ticket
Trouble on the Line
Thomas and the Railtour

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong

Amazon UK Thomas Comes Home Amazon US
36. Thomas Comes Home (1992)
Snow Problem
Washout!
Toby's Megatrain
Thomas Comes Home

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Henry and the Express Amazon US
37. Henry and the Express (1993)
Out of Puff
Overhaul
Sliding Scales
Henry Sees Red

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Wilbert the Forest Engine Amazon US
38. Wilbert the Forest Engine (1994)
Percy's Porridge
Cab Over Wheels
Foaming at the Funnel
Wired-Up

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong

Amazon UK Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines Amazon US
39. Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines (1995)
Birdstrike
Edward and the Cabbages
Rabbits
Golden Jubilee

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK New Little Engine Amazon US
40. New Little Engine (1996)
Speedkiller
Sir Handel's Plan
Dirty Water
I Name This Engine

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Amazon UK Thomas and Victoria Amazon US
41. Thomas and Victoria (2007)
Overloaded
Avalanche
Eels on Wheels
Toby's Vintage Train

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong

Amazon UK Thomas and his Friends Amazon US
42. Thomas and his Friends (2011)
Thomas and the Swan
Buffer Bashing
Gordon's Fire Service
Centenary

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
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The following three books written by Wilbert and Christopher Awdry are not the "Railway Series" but must be considered canonical, dating from when the TV and Railway Series still managed to get along.

Thomas's Christmas Party
Thomas's Christmas Party (1984)
Amazon UK

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator:
Clive Spong

Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree (1986)
Amazon UK

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong
Thomas and the Evil Diesel
Thomas and the Evil Diesel (1987)
Amazon UK

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Clive Spong

The Reformatted Railway Series: Heinemann began to reformat the Railway Series books circa 1998. A slightly larger book size, bigger typeface and cropped blown-up sections of the illustrations on the left side of each page distinguished these volumes from the classic format. Only 14 of the books were made rather than all 40. The project was eventually shelved, but not before the classic format had gone completely out of print for many years. Below is a gallery of of the reformatted volumes - replete with links for the discretionary collector.

Amazon UK
NEW Format:The Three Railway Engines
Amazon US
1. The Three Railway Engines
Amazon UK
NEW Format: Thomas the Tank Engine
Amazon US
2. Thomas the Tank Engine
Amazon UK
NEW Format: James the Red Engine
Amazon US
3. James the Red Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: Tank Engine Thomas Again Amazon US
4. Tank Engine Thomas Again
Amazon UK NEW Format: Troublesome Engines Amazon US
5. Troublesome Engines
Amazon UK NEW Format: Henry the Green Engine Amazon US
6. Henry the Green Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: Toby the Tram Engine Amazon US
7. Toby the Tram Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: Gordon the Big Engine Amazon US
8. Gordon the Big Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: Edward the Blue Engine Amazon US
9. Edward the Blue Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: Percy the Small Engine Amazon US
11. Percy the Small Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: The Eight Famous Engines Amazon US
12. The Eight Famous Engines
Amazon UK NEW Format: Duck and the Diesel Engine Amazon US
13. Duck and the Diesel Engine
Amazon UK NEW Format: Really Usefull Engines Amazon US
27. Really Useful Engines
Amazon UK NEW Format: More About Thomas the Tank Engine Amazon US
30. More About Thomas the Tank Engine
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Below-left:At least one Slipcase was produced containing the first 5 new format volumes. Below-right: A 2002 Slim Calendar showcasing the new RWS format. (pictures courtesy of Callum)

Slipcase for New Rformatted RWS Volumes Slipcase contains the following RWS volumes
1- The Three Railway Engines
2- Thomas the Tank Engine
3- James the Red Engine
4- Tank Engine Thomas Again
5- Troublesome Engines

Heinemann Young Books (29 April 1999)
# ISBN-10: 0434805211
# ISBN-13: 978-0434805211

Details for 2002 Slim Calendar (Right)
Heinemann Young Books (1 Aug 2001)
# ISBN-10: 0434807184
# ISBN-13: 978-0434807185
2002 New Format RWS Slim Calendar

Additional Single-Story Books were published: Thomas and Gordon: Off the Rails and Christopher Awdry's Thomas and the Hurricane. Covers below were provided courtesy of Callum Walker and his friend, Scott.

WVA's Off the Rails
Christopher Awdry's Thomas and the Hurricane
Thomas Comes to Breakfast
THOMAS AND GORDON: OFF THE RAILS
The Rev. W. Awdry
Heinemann (1990)
ISBN: 0434926116
THOMAS AND THE HURRICANE
Christopher Awdry
Heinemann (1992)
ISBN: 0434961337
THOMAS COMES TO BREAKFAST
The Rev. W. Awdry
Heinemann (1995)
ISBN-10: 0749724463
ISBN-13: 978-0749724467

Christopher Awdry has a second book series, based on the adventures of engines on the Eastbourne Miniature Railway , Eastbourne, East Sussex, a railway whose motive power is all 7" gauge models of classic British locos, including a Royal Scot 4-6-0 (General), Fowler 4F 0-6-0 (Rachel), a Churchward GWR 38xx 2-8-0 (Western), a Hymek B-B (Oily), and a Maunsell "Schools" 4-4-0 (Eastbourne). The volumes listed below used to be available directly from the now-closed Awdry-owned and operated SODOR ENTERPRISES. Other titles penned by Christopher were also showcased on their online store.

The Eastbourne Series
General Takes Charge
General Takes Charge

Author:
Christopher Awdry
Illustrator:
Marc Vyvyan-Jones
Rachel and the Goose
Rachel and the Goose

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Marc Vyvyan-Jones
Western and the Lost Ring
Western and the Lost Ring

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Marc Vyvyan-Jones
Oily Keeps Things going
Oily Keeps Things Going

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Marc Vyvyan-Jones
Eastbourne's Wedding Special
Eastbourne's Wedding Special

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Marc Vyvyan-Jones
Oily and the Flood
Oily and the Flood

Author: Christopher Awdry
Illustrator: Marc Vyvyan-Jones

Additional Titles of Interest:

The Little People, a story based on the Rev Awdry's Ffarquhar I model railway scenery and characters, serialised in the Church of England Newspaper in early 1960. Needs Acrobat. With thanks to the British Libary (Newspapers) in Colindale.

In 1958, the Rev. W. Awdry ventured into more mature literary territory with Belinda the Beetle and its sequel in 1961 - Belinda Beats the Band. Published by Brockhampton Press Ltd., the stories follow the adventures of a little three-wheeled red car owned by the Vicar Excel, his wife, and their children, Susan and John. One of the more unusual crimefighter teams ever assembled in sleuthing history.

Belinda the Beetle (1958)
Belinda the Beetle (1958)
Illustrated by IONICUS
Amazon UK
Belinda Beats the Band (1961)
Belinda Beats the Band (1961)
Illustrated by JOHN KENNEY
Amazon UK
Cited as source for Railway Series Stories:

The Trains We Loved by C. Hamilton Ellis
Narrow Gauge Album by PB Whitehouse
Railway Adventure by LTC Rolt

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VIDEO and DVD

There appear to be gadzillions of Thomas DVD, VCD and VHS titles, and I'm the probably the last person to consult on them. But a bit of hunting turned up The Original Adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (26 episodes) as a starting point in the UK, which came with the following hopeful encomium:

"The original series of Thomas the tank engine and friends is brought to Bumper Video. When Henry had the same shape as Gordon, Diesels were nowhere to be seen and Thomas shunted coaches in the big station. " - a quote I found later came from SiF administrator Ryan!

The Original Adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

The Original Adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (26 episodes: VHS-PAL)Ringo starr and Thomas
Ringo Starr, the storyteller and former drummer for the Fab Four.


Thomas DVD Series 01-05

Each complete television season/series is available on DVD from Amazon's UK Branch. (Region 2: PAL Format)

Series 1
Series 2
Series 3
Series 4
Series 5
Series 6
Series 7
Series 8
Series 9
Series 10
Series 11
Series 12 (Hybrid Model/CGI)
Series 13 (100% CGI)
or own Series 1-11 in this DVD Boxed Set!

For excellent episode summaries for each series, we recommend Ryan Healy's Sodor Island Fansite's Episode Guide

Thanks to Jake for assistance with texts and images on this page.


Recommended Railway Literature
~Buggleskelly Books~
Anthony P. Vent's publishing company - Buggleskelly Books - has a few noteworthy titles in their portfolio - available from British Railway Books' online shop.
Buggleskelly Books: Steam on Southern Metals Buggleskelly Books: Sussex Engineman Click image to see larger version of cover
(top-right) NEW for 2008 from Buggleskelly Books!
NINE ELMS
by George Marsh,Clinton Shaw and Driver Jim Evans (Nine Elms Top Link).

A5 size, perfect bound. 52 pages plus 3-colour laminated card cover. 39 B/W and 42 colour photos (including 16 full page images). This book combines the largely previously unseen work of two accomplished photographers, George Marsh and Clinton Shaw, along with the notes and captions of former driver Jim Evans. George, an early associate of master lensman C. T. Gifford, is no stranger to the readers of our publications. His monochrome images capture the dawning years of the 1960s. Clinton’s colour images, his complete collection of the shed dating from 1967 and into 1968,continue this visual record. Jim Evans, author of From Booking Boy to Bulleids, was on the footplate of No. 35030 Elder Dempster Lines at Nine Elms on the very last day of Southern steam.

Copies are priced £7.45 each (POST FREE for UK orders, please e-mail us for OVERSEAS rates - buggleskellybooks@hotmail.com). Payment should be made out to ‘Buggleskelly Books’ and orders sent to:- 22, Glassenbury Drive, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex ENGLAND TN40 2NY

As with all previous publications 10% from all orders received at the address below will go to the the Bluebell's Brighton Atlantic Project.

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