The Rev W(ilbert) V(ere) Awdry, priest and writer, born June 15 1911, Ampfield Hampshire, UK, died March 21, 1997, Stroud Gloucestershire. His railway stories for young people, especially those featuring 'Thomas the Tank Engine', have delighted generations of small children, long after steam trains have disappeared.

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Where is Sodor, home of Thomas the Tank Engine?
The BBC reports on the physical location of various Thomas stories. (July 04, 2011)
BBC News: Facelift for 'Thomas' station
The train station which inspired the Thomas the Tank Engine tales receives £1.2m for a new museum and makeover. Plus links to other 'Thomas' news items. Brief history of the books. (March 14, 2003)
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