Famous Engines was a collection of activity, sticker and colouring books related to The Railway Series. They were written by the Rev. W. Awdry and illustrated by Edgar Hodges.


  1. Rev W. Awdry's Famous Engines: Colouring Book (15 Pages)
  2. Rev W. Awdry's Famous Engines: Activity Book (15 Pages)
  3. Rev W. Awdry's Famous Engines: Colouring Book (25 Pages)
  4. Rev W. Awdry's Famous Engines: Activity Book (25 Pages)
  5. Rev W. Awdry's Famous Engines: Colouring and Activity Book


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Big City Engine
  • City of Truro
  • Stepney
  • Bill and Ben
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • D4711
  • BoCo
  • D7101/Bear
  • Diesel 199
  • Mavis
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Falcon/Sir Handel
  • Stuart/Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Stanley
  • Godred
  • Ernest
  • Wilfred
  • Culdee
  • Lord Harry/Patrick
  • Alaric
  • Eric
  • Rex
  • Bert
  • Mike
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Isabel and Dulcie
  • Alice and Mirabel
  • Troublesome Trucks
  • Toad
  • Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima and Beatrice
  • Gertrude and Millicent
  • Ada, Jane and Mabel
  • Cora
  • Catherine
  • Culdee Fell Railway Coaches
  • The "Trucks"
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Caroline
  • The Fat Controller
  • The Thin Controller
  • The Small Controller


  • These books contain various retellings and adaptations of previous Railway Series stories.
  • The story of Down The Mine is also changed in these books, excluding the exchange with Thomas and Gordon at the beginning and beginning when Thomas is going to The Lead Mines. Thomas, instead of wanting to go past the danger sign, instead "does not see" the sign.
  • These books contain re-illustrated pictures from Branch Line Engines, Gordon the Big Engine, James the Red Engine, Main Line Engines, The Three Railway Engines, Troublesome Engines, The Eight Famous Engines, and Edward the Blue Engine.


  • In one illustration, Duck is waiting for Bertie at a crossing, but by law, all engines have the right of way at level crossings.
  • In one of the illustrations, Alaric is said to be pushing "the Truck". However in the original story, it was actually Lord Harry.
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