Egmont UK has published rare artwork from the Rev W Awdry Estate in a limited edition book as part of the 65th anniversary celebrations for Thomas the Tank Engine.
The book features a special introduction with eight pages of rare material, including Awdry's sketches of Thomas and Gordon, a tracing of Thomas, a sketch made by Awdry for the illustrator's guidance, the wooden model of Thomas which Awdry made for his son, plus four more rare photos.
"In this 65th anniversary year, Thomas and Friends remains as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world," said David Riley, MD of Egmont. "The original Railway Series books continue to delight readers of all ages.
"This highly collectable edition is a must for both young and older fans of Thomas."