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The Thomas The Tank Engine Story Collection is a book published by Random House containing fourteen volumes of the Railway Series. It was re-released in 2013 as a TK-Maxx exclusive in the UK titled The Original and Best Story Collection.

Railway Series Books

  1. The Three Railway Engines
  2. Thomas the Tank Engine
  3. James the Red Engine
  4. Tank Engine Thomas Again
  5. Troublesome Engines
  6. Henry the Green Engine
  7. Toby the Tram Engine
  8. Gordon the Big Engine
  9. Edward the Blue Engine
  10. Four Little Engines
  11. Percy the Small Engine
  12. The Eight Famous Engines
  13. Duck and the Diesel Engine
  14. The Twin Engines


  • This compilation features the first fifteen books of the Railway Series, excluding The Little Old Engine.
  • The front and end covers feature a 1958 map of Sodor.
  • The book was published for the 60th Anniversary of the Railway Series.
  • The book uses American terms like switches, freight car, conductor, and addresses the Fat Controller as Sir Topham Hatt.
  • The book was originally published by Egmont in 2002.
  • On the back of the 2013 cover, Gordon and Henry are given numbers on first book illustrations.
  • Throughout the book, the illustrations are not in their entirety.
  • There are 57 stories total in this version.