Thomas the Tank Engine is a fictional steam locomotive from The Railway Series books. Thomas is a steam engine with a number 1 painted on his side.
All the locomotives in the series were based on prototypical engines, Thomas the Tank Engine first appeared in 1946 within the book series.
On October 1984, Thomas the Tank Engine premiered with 26 stories in the UK with former Beatles Drummer/Vocalist Ringo Starr as the storyteller.
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