Questions tagged [the-railway-series]

Questions about any of the works in Wilbert Awdry's 'The Railway Series', a series of children’s books about the railway system in the fictional Island of Sodor. Use with the tag [rev-w-awdry].

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Does Thomas the Tank Engine have free will?

In the story Thomas Comes to Breakfast, from Branch Line Engines by the Rev. W Awdry, Thomas's driver tells him: "You know just where to stop, Thomas! You could almost manage without me!" ...
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How much worldbuilding of Sodor was included in the original Rev. W. Awdry stories?

The famous Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry is set in the fictional island of Sodor, situated between northern England and the Isle of Man. Today, reading about Sodor on Wikipedia, I was surprised ...