Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection
Author Wilbert Awdry
Illustrator C. Reginald Dalby
John T. Kenney
Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Publication date October 10th, 1997
Published by Edmund Ward
Egmont Publishing
Publication Order
Preceded by
Tramway Engines
New Little Engine
Followed by
Thomas and Victoria
Thomas the Tank Engine: The New Collection
Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection was first published on October the tenth, 1997 and is a compilation volume of Reverend Wilbert Awdry's Railway Series books. The book includes a foreword from the Reverend W. Awdry, biographies of the Reverend W. Awdry and the illustrators, and a map of Sodor by Peter Edwards in the endpapers.

Books Based on TelevisionEdit

Twenty-three of the Railway Series books have been used on the television for the episodes. The books adapted for the television series included: The Three Railway Engines, Thomas the Tank Engine, James the Red Engine, Tank Engine Thomas Again, Troublesome Engines, Henry the Green Engine, Toby the Tram Engine, Gordon the Big Engine, Edward the Blue Engine, Four Little Engines, Percy the Small Engine, Eight Famous Engines, Duck and the Diesel Engine, The Little Old Engine, The Twin Engines, Branch Line Engines, Gallant Old Engine, Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine, Main Line Engines, Enterprising Engines, Oliver the Western Engine, Duke the Lost Engine and Tramway Engines.

Non-Television BooksEdit

Three books didn't make it to the television series for Wilbert Awdry and instead, another three from Christopher Awdry were used which included Really Useful Engines, Toby, Trucks and Trouble and More About Thomas the Tank Engine. The three books that weren't on television were Very Old Engines, Mountain Engines and Small Railway Engines.


  • Despite the name, it doesn't contain all of the volumes of the Railway Series, lacking Christopher Awdry's works.
  • A sequel of sorts to this book was made in 2007, naming it Thomas the Tank Engine: The New Collection. This contained all of Christopher Awdry's books, barring Thomas and his Friends.

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