Sodor: Reading Between the Lines is a Railway Series/Sodor information book. It was written by Christopher Awdry and published in 2005.


  • Introduction - This briefly talks about how the books came to be.
  • The Island and its Railways - This section talks about how Sodor came to be and the history of each of its railways.
  • Characters in the stories.
  • Your frequently asked questions answered.
  • The stories, their origin and location - this section talks about each of the Railway Series books - except for The Twin Engines, which was left out for an unknown reason.
  • Thomas: A crown worth fighting for.


  • This book falsely states that Ernest and Wilfred do not appear in the stories of Mountain Engines, and were said to have been superseded by Patrick, Alaric, and Eric, even though they appeared around the same time the latter engines arrived.
  • Frank is not mentioned.

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