While traveling down an overgrown track, Thomas finds an abandoned town and Sir Topham Hatt asks him and the other engines to fix it up, but Thomas runs into trouble and only Stanley can help him out.THOMAS AND ALL the other engines are working hard. At the end of a long day, Thomas discovers that the bridge that will bring him home has collapsed, so he decides to find a different route.
He finds an old track that appears to have been unused for a long time. As the track is more and more overgrown, Thomas thinks he must be lost, until he pulls into a forgotten town that has been abandoned for 50 years.
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W. V. Awdry was born on June 15, 1911 in Hampshire, England. He was ordained as a minister in 1936 and served as a vicar in many parishes. Fascinated by trains since childhood, Awdry told train stories to his young son, Christopher. When his son quickly pointed out discrepancies between his retelling of these stories, Awdry realized the importance of writing them down. His wife submitted some of the stories to a literary agent, and the hugely popular Thomas the Tank Engine series was created. Between 1945 and 1972, Awdry wrote twenty-six Thomas the Tank Engine stories, beginning with The Three Railway Engines and ending with Tramway Engines. His books have sold over 50 million copies and spawned an Emmy-winning PBS animated series. Fortunately for fans of the books, Awdry's son Christopher resumed writing the series. W. V. Awdry died on March 21, 1997.