Railway Series is a series of children's books on which Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends is based.

The first 26 books were written by the Rev. W. Awdry as a way to cheer up his son Christopher, who was sick with measles. The original series had twenty-six books, since expanded to forty-two by Christopher (he wrote 16 more). After a 10 year hiatus, a new book was published in 2007.


Rev. W. AwdryEdit

Christopher AwdryEdit


  1. All 26 books written by the Rev. W. Awdry were later sold in a boxed set called "The Centenary Library)
  2. All books written by Christopher Awdry were put into one big book called "Thomas The Tank Engine: The New Collection"