Thomas The Tank Engine Annual 1979

World Distributors, SBN 7235-0482-2

Written by the Rev. W. Awdry. Illustrated by Edgar Hodges (uncredited)

INTRODUCTION - First, we are greeted with an intro by the Author explaining how Thomas/The Railway Series came to be.  
- MEET THOMAS feature, recapping adventures of the Railway Series.
- FRIENDS OF THOMAS - Human Characters such as The Fat Controller, Thin Controller, Drivers, Firemen and Guards, Station Masters
QUIZZES - All About The Engines; Crossed Lines (Crossword); Rhyming Engines quiz; Nancy's Railway Crossword; What's In An Engine's Name?; The Fat Controller's Quiz; A Riddle Mee-Ree Engine; and the snakes and ladders type - In The Sidings!
REAL RAILWAY FEATURE: Beer Heights Opening by Rev Awdry
REAL RAILWAY FEATURE: Mountain Railways
RAILWAY DATES: Events of importance in the 19th/20th Centuries.
REAL RAILWAY FEATURE: The Ffestiniog Railway
THOMAS HAS A WORD FOR IT: Explanations of Railway terms.
MAGNIFICENT MODELS : Model Railway Expos (Not Awdry's own)
REAL RAILWAY FEATURE: Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
FEATURE ON THE NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
MEET TOBY: Chronicling the life and times of Toby the Tram Engine!
REAL RAILWAY FEATURE: The Talyllyn Railway
REAL RAILWAY FEATURE: Flying Scotsman