Thomas the Tank Engine: The New Collection
Author Christopher Awdry
Illustrator Clive Spong
Publication date September 3rd, 2007
Published by Egmont Publishing
Publication Order
Preceded by
Thomas and Victoria
Followed by
Thomas and his Friends
Thomas the Tank Engine: The New Collection was published on September the third, 2007 and is a compilation volume of Christopher Awdry's books, barring Thomas and his Friends. It also contains a foreword by Christopher Awdry, a brief character guide and a story on how Wilbert Awdry discovered Sodor.

Books Based on TelevisionEdit

Only three books made it through to the television series led by a deal between the Awdrys and Britt Allcroft. The books were More About Thomas the Tank Engine, Toby, Trucks and Trouble and Really Useful Engines.

Non-Television BooksEdit

Only twelve books didn't make it onto the television for their episodes. They were: James and the Diesel Engines, Great Little Engines, Gordon the High Speed Engine, Thomas and the Twins, Jock the New Engine, Thomas and the Great Railway Show, Thomas Comes Home, Henry and the Express, Wilbert the Forest Engine, Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines, New Little Engine and Thomas and Victoria.


  • In the Skarloey Railway character section, a photo of Rheneas is replaced by a photo of Duncan. There is no biography on Duke.
  • The character section has none of the Arlesdale Railway's information.
  • Some of the stories have been re-written.

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