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Today is the anniversary of the Reverend Wilbert V. Awdry’s death (March 21, 1997). Reverence Awdry was the creator of the beloved Railway Series, featuring Thomas the Tank engine and his friends. In his youth, Awdry lived near train tracks and could hear the trains at night, chugging up a steep grade. The first of the Railway Stories was created in 1943 when his son was sick at home. Awdry created the story to entertain his son, and continued writing new stories afterwards (a total of 26 stories, before Awdry stopped writing in 1972). For more information about Awdry, please check out the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbert_Vere_Awdry

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