The Reverend W A Awdry has a lot to account for after his creation of Thomas and Friends who lived on the Island of Sodor all those years ago. Apparently the stories were based on stories Awdry told to entertain his son Christopher during his recovery from measles.
Heritage railways all over the country now stage Thomas events throughout theyear, and bring in quite a bit of money too. Purists hold these events in a bit of distain but without them I am sure many railways would be in difficulty.
This particular Thomas the Tank Engine is on the Swanage Railway in Dorset.
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