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Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a book based on the feature film of the same name.
Thomas makes a perilous trip to bring back Lady to restore the Magic Railroad.
Book Summary From Random House
Thomas the Tank Engine makes a perilous trip to bring back Lady, the Golden Engine, and restore the Magic Railroad to life.
- Diesel 10
- Mr. Conductor
- Burnett Stone
- Gordon (does not speak)
- Lady (does not speak)
- Splatter and Dodge (do not speak)
- James (cameo)
- Cranky (cameo)
- Henry (mentioned)
- Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)
- P.T. Boomer (hidden cameo)
- In the book, an explosion causes Thomas to topple off of the cliff. This was to be part of the original film until P.T. Boomer was cut.
- Patch is absent in the book.
- The book is based on the original script in several ways:
- Diesel 10 is a new engine on the Island of Sodor.
- Mr. Conductor escapes Diesel 10 by cutting a wire instead of a hydraulic pipe.
- Diesel 10 plans to destroy all of the buffers on Sodor to find the magic ones.
- Thomas is seen going through another part of The Magic Railroad.
- Diesel 10 eavesdrops on Mr. Conductor as he sleeps.
- Diesel 10 refers his grabber as his "Claw", instead of "Pinchy".
- It is mentioned that the trains did not stop on Burnett's side of the mountain.
- Mr. Conductor is seen meeting the engines at the sheds.
- Mr. Conductor sleeps in a hammock.
- The buffers are illustrated to look like crossing gates.
- In the twenty-fifth illustration, Thomas' funnel is too far back and Lady's appears to be missing.
- Gordon's funnel is taller than usual in the first illustration.
- Lady is missing her crossheads.
- During one of "the chase" illustrations, Thomas is not between Lady and Diesel 10, despite the text saying so.
- In the first illustration, Gordon is missing his brake pipe and lamp irons.
- In one illustration, James has grey wheels.