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This article is about the Story Library book. You may be looking for the engine, the person or the magazine story.

Sir Handel, re-titled Sir Handel the Wise Old Engine in 2011 and Sir Handel Learns a Lesson in 2015, is the thirteenth book in the My Thomas Story Library series.


Sir Handel finds pulling coaches difficult and is sent to pull trucks at the quarry instead. He is soon better behaved and becomes a wiser engine.




  • In some illustrations, Sir Handel's siderods are not connected properly.
  • In one illustration, Rheneas' siderod is not connected properly.