Thomas the Tank Engine steam locomotive in The Railway Series books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher. He became the most popular character in the series, and the accompanying television spin-off series, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
Thomas’s on-screen appearances in the TV series (known as Shining Time Station in America) were created by Britt Allcroft. The first series of 26 stories premièred in September 1984 on the ITV Network in the UK, with Ringo Starr as storyteller.
This shot was taken when I went to see the real Thomas at Llangollen, Wales.
Trains – JUST FUN