Did you know that the Episode Thomas Down The Mine was actually based on a True Event which happend many years ago back
in 1892 when a Real engine actually fell down an old mine just like Thomas did?
It happend at a place called Lindal-in-Furness.
The Great Western Railway that Ran from Bristol to Paddington was the Railway that Inspired The Rev.W.Awdry in 1917.
Rev.W.Awdry's Father Built him a Model Railway in the Back Garden of the Vicarage where they lived in 1917.
The Railway Series Book "Thomas The Tank Engine" was published in 1946 a year after "The Three Railway Engines" was made,
illustrated and Published.
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