Welcome to the Awdry web site. The object of this site is to provide information about the Awdry family, in particular the Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, and his son Christopher, as well as the story of The Railway Series itself, and all those Really Useful Engines.
Rev. Wilbert Awdry
The Rev. W. V. Awdry wrote 26 books in the Railway Series between 1945 and 1972. He first told the stories to the two-year old Christopher when he was ill with measles. Read more about Rev. Wilbert Awdry >>
Christopher wrote his first story about Thomas when his own son, Richard, was three. He added a further 14 books to the Railway Series from 1983 to 1996. Read more about Christopher Awdry >>
World of Thomas
If you are looking for that special Thomas the tank engine toy, book, DVD, game or set then you are just one click away from World of Thomas. World of Thomas is a brand new site created by the people who know and love him best to bring you the widest possible selection of Thomas goodies.
World of Sodor
Christopher has written many books, not just about Thomas but about other railways: but always with the same charm that has delighted children for years. You can find some of these delightful books at our sister site, World of Sodor