The Arlesdale Railway (or known as the Small Railway) is a 15" -gauge railway running from Arlesburgh along the old route of the Mid Sodor Railway to Arlesdale. The railway had only appeared in six Railway Series books, soon to be in the television series.


Railway Series Edit

  • Small Railway Engines
  • Enterprising Engines (mentioned)
  • Oliver the Western Engine
  • Duke The Lost Engine
  • Jock The New Engine
  • Wilbert the Forest Engine
  • Thomas and his Friends (mentioned)

The Arlesdale Railway appears in six Railway Series books such as Small Railway Engines, Oliver the Western Engine, Duke the Lost Engine, Jock the New Engine, Wilbert the Forest Engine and mentioned in Thomas and his Friends. The books were published by both Wilbert Awdry and Christopher Awdry in 1967, 1969, 1970, 1990, 1994 and 2011. The railway doesn't appear in the television series because it was almost impossible to make models of the engines. They will make their TV debut in the special Sodor's Legend Of The Lost Treasure.


  • Arlesburgh
    • Arlesburgh West
      • Arlesburgh West Engine Sheds
    • Arlesburgh Harbor
    • Arlesburgh Bridge Street
    • Arlesburgh Works
  • Arlesdale
    • Arlesdale Green
    • Arlesdale Railway Watermill
    • Arlesdale Road
  • Ffarquhar Road
  • Marthwaite
  • Kirkleas
  • The Lane