The Very First Stories is a Railway Series compilation book based on Thomas the Tank Engine.


With the first four tales ever written about Thomas the Tank Engine and illustrated with the art from the original book, this hardcover storybook is a must-have for every Thomas and Friends fan! First published in 1946, the stories launched Thomas firmly into the hearts of countless train-loving little boys and their families, where he has remained ever since. This beautifully designed new version of timeless favorite tales makes it a classic for today, tomorrow, and always!


  • The image used for Thomas and Gordon on the back cover was taken from Thomas and the Trucks.
  • In the table of contents, the fourth story is known as "Thomas and the Freight Cars" but the back cover lists it as "Thomas and the Trucks."

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