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Wilbert Awdry

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Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children's author. [1]

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Ampfield is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Test Valley in Hampshire, England, between Romsey, Eastleigh, and Winchester.

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Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.

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Bank engine

A bank engine (United Kingdom/Australia) (colloquially a banker) or helper engine or pusher engine (North America) is a railway locomotive that temporarily assists a train that requires additional power or traction to climb a gradient (or bank).

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Box Tunnel

Box Tunnel is a railway tunnel in Western England, between Bath and Chippenham, dug through Box Hill, and is a significant structure on the Great Western Main Line (GWML).

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Box, Wiltshire

Box is a large village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about west of Corsham and northeast of Bath.

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Brian Sibley

Brian David Sibley (born 14 July 1949) is an English writer.

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British Rail Class 91

The British Rail Class 91 is a class of, electric locomotives ordered as a component of the East Coast Main Line modernisation and electrification programme of the late 1980s.

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Chandler's Ford

Chandler's Ford (originally The Ford and historically Chandlersford and known during the Second World War as Das Ford) is a largely residential area and civil parish in the Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, England, with a population of 21,436 in the 2011 UK Census.

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Children's literature

Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children.

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Christopher Awdry

Christopher Vere Awdry (born 2 July 1940) is an English author known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, the Rev. W. Awdry (1911–1997).

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Clergy are some of the main and important formal leaders within certain religions.

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A curate is a person who is invested with the ''care'' or ''cure'' (''cura'') ''of souls'' of a parish.

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Dauntsey's School

Dauntsey's School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in the village of West Lavington, Wiltshire, England.

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Dean Forest Railway

The Dean Forest Railway is a long heritage railway that runs between Lydney and Parkend in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

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Edward the Blue Engine

Edward the Blue Engine is an anthropomorphic steam locomotive from The Railway Series children's books by the Rev W. Awdry, and the related TV Series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.

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Elsworth is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire, England, 9 miles west of Cambridge.

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Emneth is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.

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Gordon the Big Engine

Gordon the Big Engine is a fictional anthropomorphic tender locomotive in The Railway Series books by Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry and is one of the central characters in the television series Thomas and Friends, which is based on the books.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.

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Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.

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Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST

The Hunslet Engine Company Austerity 0-6-0ST is a steam locomotive designed for shunting.

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Joshua Charles Armitage (26 September 1913 – 29 January 1998) was an English illustrator under the pen name Ionicus.

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John T. Kenney

John Theodore Eardley Kenney (1911 – 1972) was an English illustrator who worked on a number of the Railway Series books (also known as the Thomas the Tank Engine stories) by W.V. Awdry.

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Knapwell is a hamlet in Cambridgeshire situated about west of Cambridge.

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List of Railway Series books

A list of The Railway Series books by both the Rev. W. Awdry and his son Christopher.

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Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus.

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Nigel Plaskitt

Nigel Plaskitt (born 27 July 1950) is an English actor, puppeteer, producer, and both stage and television director.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Rail transport modelling

Railway modelling (UK, Australia and Ireland) or model railroading (US and Canada) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modelled at a reduced scale.

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A railfan, rail buff, or train buff (American English), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), trainspotter or anorak (British English, usually derogatory), is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport.

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Rector (ecclesiastical)

A rector is, in an ecclesiastical sense, a cleric who functions as an administrative leader in some Christian denominations.

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Rodborough is a civil parish in the district of Stroud, Gloucestershire, in Southwest England.

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Romsey is a market town in the county of Hampshire, England.

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Skarloey Railway

On the fictional Island of Sodor in The Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry, the Skarloey Railway is a narrow gauge railway which runs from the main line at Crovan's Gate to the passenger terminus at Skarloey.

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St Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton

St Nicolas's Church, Kings Norton is the Anglican parish church of Kings Norton, in the Diocese of Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

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St Peter's College, Oxford

St Peter's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and is located in New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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St. George's School, Jerusalem


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Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England.

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Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway (Rheilffordd Talyllyn) is a narrow gauge preserved railway in Wales running for from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn.

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Tank locomotive

A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of a more traditional tender.

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The Railway Series

The Railway Series is a set of story books about a railway system located on the fictional Island of Sodor.

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The Reverend

The Reverend is an honorific style most often placed before the names of Christian clergy and ministers.

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Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends (originally known as Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends or Thomas the Tank Engine; also known as Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! in the twenty-second season) is a British children's television series.

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Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure is a 2015 CGI-animated children's epic fantasy adventure action musical film and the 9th feature-length special of Thomas & Friends.

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Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

The Great Race is a 2016 CGI animated musical dramedy adventure film.

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Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is a fictional steam locomotive in The Railway Series books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher.

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Trevor Beeson

Trevor Randall Beeson (born 2 March 1926) was Dean of Winchester in the last two decades of the 20th century.

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Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle – officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in German the Käfer (literally "beetle"), in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, and known by many other nicknames in other languages – is a two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for five passengers, that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.

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West Lavington, Wiltshire

West Lavington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, on the north edge of Salisbury Plain.

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Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Wycliffe Hall is a Church of England theological college and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels.

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