Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway was born out of the first of “The Railway Books” in 1945 and the first UK TV broadcast in 1984. Thomas and Friends are often ranked number 1 in the preschool toy category in many countries. Thomas and Friends trains run on narrow gauge tracks. All of the Engines and Rolling stock have individual names that get involved with many personalities and storytelling. The engines all have character names and range from 4-4-0, 4-6-0, 2-10-0,0-6-0, or any combination a person can dream up. Many engines are pull-type, battery operated, pull back and release or wind up. Let’s have some FUN! WOO WOO WOO the train is leaving the station. The Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway series of toys. Brings together, the best quality real wood toys and your beloved but always in trouble hero, Thomas the tank train. These toys are the favorite of both parents and childern.