Christopher Awdry

British writer

Christopher Vere Awdry (born 2 July 1940)[1] is an English author best known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, the Rev. W. Awdry. He has also produced children's books based on a number of other railways.[2] He has also written non-fiction articles and books on heritage railways.

Christopher Awdry
Born (1940-07-02) 2 July 1940 (age 82)
Devizes, United Kingdom
EducationWorksop College
ChildrenRichard Awdry
ParentsWilbert Awdry (father)
Margaret Awdry (mother)
RelativesHilary Fortnam, Veronica Chambers (siblings)


  1. Sibley, Brian. The Thomas the Tank Engine Man. p. 90.
  2. "About CHRISTOPHER AWDRY". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.