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King of the Railway (book)

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"What are you doing up there?"
"They're turning me into an airplane!
— Henry and Stephen joking
King of the Railway
Illustrated by

Tommy Stubbs


July 23rd, 2013


Golden Books

King of the Railway is a book based on the special of the same name.


Thomas discovers mysteries of the past and may even find a treasure when a stranger comes to the Island of Sodor.



  • Apart from two illustrations, Stephen does not have a driver.
  • Jack is missing his number. The front of his cab is also black.
  • Connor's name is misspelled as "Conner" on his nameplate.
  • James and Percy are said to toot their horns, but steam engines have whistles.
  • The word "a" is missing from the earl's following quote: "You are very important engine with a special job to do".
  • In two illustrations, Victor is missing the Steamworks' logo on the side of his cab.
  • The Earl says that he promised to be at the estate by two, but the clock in the illustration shows it's 2:58.
  • Connor and Caitlin's coaches are just normal express coaches rather than their own rake of coaches with their colour schemes.


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