A collection of stories featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. Four Little Engines - This book features the first appearance of the Skarloey Railway, and introduces four new engines, Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel and Peter Sam together with the Thin Controller. Rheneas is away being mended, and the Skarloey Railway has recently acquired Sir Handel and Peter Sam. Percy the Small Engine - Percy lives on the Island of Sodor with many other locomotives, and is the smallest, youngest and probably cheekiest, of all the engines! In these stories he plays a joke, get's helped with his work by Duck, wins a race with a helicopter and saves the day after the rain. The Eight Famous Engines - Featuring eight of the most popular engines, in these stories Percy's curiosity gets the better of him, Gordon gets to visit London, James' self-importance gets the better of him, and all the Engines go to England.