The definitive guide to Thomas the Tank Engine and all your favorite friends from the Island of Sodor. Includes a mini train model and images of the real-life trains the characters are based on. Learn all about Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, James, Rosie, Gordon, and all the other Steamies, Diesels, vehicles, and characters from Sodor. The guide is packed with fun facts and trivia about each popular character from the toys, TV shows, and movies. New characters from the TV movies Thomas & Friends: The Great Race, and the upcoming Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor are featured alongside much-loved popular characters. Find pictures, too, of the real-life trains that are the inspiration for the characters, plus close-ups of train lamps, wheels, whistles, and more.