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What was the name and author of this children’s book about a train?

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Question by Vamphaery: What was the name and author of this children’s book about a train?
All I can remember about this book (which I read frequently as a very young child) is that it was about a boy with a train set, which he enters and conducts as if it’s real. The train is modern in nature. It isn’t a steam engine. It looks like a “bullet” train, or like a basic Lionel electric train set (red and grey.) I remember there being oval shaped windows on the train. The illustrations are more literal and straightforward than most children’s books.

Can anyone remember any books from their childhood that feature similar details? Notes: it was not “Polar Express,” “The Little Train,” or “Steam Engine.”
EDIT: Obviously, if I’m asking here, I’ve exhausted all other avenues of research at my disposal.
Further Edit: Thanks for the suggestion of the Railway Series. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be it either. The illustrations weren’t quite that true to life but they were less “cartoony” than most children’s books of the era. I read this book in the very early 80s if that helps (although some books I read as a child dated to the 1930s, so that might not be much help at all, except for the modernity of the train in the book.)

I believe the book was a one off book, rather than part of a series.
Further note: Someone yesterday (offline) recommended Choo Choo: The Runaway Train. That wasn’t it, either.

Man, it seems this just isn’t a well known book. 🙁

Best answer:

Answer by Cocoa H
sometimes google helps…

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Wooden Train Set Childrens Activity Play Table KidKraft 17851

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Our Wooden train set table makes playtime much more fun and it provides a solid base for all wooden train sets or even toy garages. This Kidkraft 17851 childrens activity play table will make assembling brio or other wooden train track and playing with thomas and friends even more fun www.wooden-toys-direct.co.uk

What do you parents think about the new lead poisoning possibility in childrens’ toys from China?

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Question by playdeaux: What do you parents think about the new lead poisoning possibility in childrens’ toys from China?
Yet another issue with Chinese imports. “Thomas the Train” toys imported from China are tainted with lead based paint. First the Chinese put antifreeze into containers that are supposed to be glycerin, tainted pet food causing kidney failure is sent here, and the list goes on and on. It’s just amazing that we are doing business with them. Who can blame them for not caring though? We’re exploiting them with slave labor standards and they are poisoning us. But, on the bright side, rich businessmen and politicians are continuing to get richer! Yay! One more examples of our government not working for us. Next on the table, amnesty for lawbreakers!

Best answer:

Answer by abmainer
I hadn’t heard of that yet. All Thomas the Train toys? I agree with you on the rest.

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