Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are extremely popular and well-known names to children around the world, but did you know that the original book that started the locomotive phenomenon did not feature Thomas at all? ‘The Three Railway Engines’ was the very first of the Rev. W. Awdry’s ‘Railway Series’ and was published in 1945. The book introduces engines Edward, Gordon, and Henry who all have to learn that it is better to be friends than argue amongst each other. This personalized version of ‘The Three Railway Engines’ is a great way to introduce children to the world of Thomas the Tank Engine, and for anyone who is already a fan of the series who can reacquaint themselves with the book that started it all. This edition is personalized with the recipient’s name on the cover, as well as appearing on the top of every page throughout the book. A personalized message can also be added to the opening page of the book. To make this gift extra special, the book is presented in a free gift box that has a special Thomas the Tank Engine logo embossed in silver foil on the lid.