Before & After The Adventure Begins: The Prequel Series is an upcoming prequel series to Tales of the LNWR. It is due to air in 2023.


During George Ignatchenko's break from Tales of the LNWR, he decided to make a prequel to Tales of the LNWR: The Adventure Begins and the series itself. The series began airing in 2023. It was met with great approval of the fans, saying "it is the best thing I have seen since T1E2H3's 'NWR Origins'. The first season took place between 1914 and 1924.


Season 1 (2023-2024)

  1. The Formation
  2. The War
  3. Timothy
  4. War Supplies
  5. Two New Engines
  6. Proving To Be Useful
  7. Railway Extension
  8. Confusion & Delayin'
  9. End of the War
  10. Money Troubles
  11. Charity Deals
  12. Loco Troubles
  13. The Railway Act of 1921
  14. Troubles Trials
  15. Henry Saves The Day
  16. Henry In & Out Of The Tunnel
  17. The LNER Engine
  18. Rivally
  19. Threatning
  20. New Branchlines
  21. The Engine with Wooden Brake Blocks
  22. Replacement

Season 2 (2028-2029)

  1. Thomas & Colin
  2. Brothership
  3. NWR's 11th
  4. A Case with Trucks
  5. Thomas the Tank Engine for Sale
  6. Gordon Up The Hill


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • 87546 and 98462/Alfred
  • The Red Engine
  • Neil
  • Lady
  • Emily
  • Whiff
  • Samson
  • Timothy
  • The Mallard
  • George (tank engine)
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Falcon
  • Stuart
  • Duke
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Troublesome Trucks
  • The Spiteful Brake Van
  • Sir Topham Hatt I


  • George Ignatchenko as Thomas, George and Sir Topham Hatt


  • Some fans, such as Thomas1Edward2Henry3, don't consider Timothy the Ghost Train canon to the Thomas & Friends fandom for several reasons. One is because Timothy never appeared in The Railway Series and the TV series. In one episode of T1E2H3's 'The Engines of Sodor', Sir Topham Hatt states to Thomas and Percy that the story was written by someone on the internet who didn't have anything better to do, and that it was made to seem like it actually happened. Other Thomas fans like Kanefan701 had adapted the story into a feature-length film, 'Ghost Train: The Untold Story of Timothy', which was a success and was followed by two sequels, 'Horror on the Kirk Ronan Branch' and 'Ghost Train II: The Clinchfield Curse', which were also successes to Thomas fans.
  • In 'The Railway Series' history, Thomas arrived on Sodor in 1915, but in this timeline, Thomas arrives in 1924. This is because 'Tales of the LNWR' has an altered timeline to suit the creator of the series. Also, in Railway Series history, Henry came instead of a Robinson Atlantic.
  • As stated in the series, 'Edward's Day Out' and 'Edward & Gordon' are set one year after 'The Sad Story of Henry' and 'Edward, Henry and Gordon'. Again, this is due to altered timelines as stated above.
  • Wallace the green engine is based on T1E2H3's character from 'NWR Origins', so T1E2H3 is credited in the 'characters created by' section.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.