The Story Narrations

Story Narrations done by SiF Members, as well as rare audio from Willie Rushton, Johnny Morris, Ted Robbins and Ringo Starr!

The Best Of The Railway Stories

Between 1985 and 1987, Ringo Starr re-recorded his storytelling especially for the release of a set of Ladybird Books.  Here, a selection of those recordings have been converted to MP3 for your listening pleasure!

Johnny Morris Reads The Railway Stories

Johnny Morris

Johnny Morris told the Railway Stories from books 1 to 8, beginning the series of audio books, and giving the Reverend Awdry's characters a voice for the first time.  Johnny also provided his own range of sound effects to accentuate his recordings and to put his own mark on the stories as he recants the early works.

Willie Rushton tells the Railway Stories

Willie Rushton

Later, the record company producing the Railway Story recordings wished to do more - but Johnny Morris wasn't available to do them.  Instead, they turned to the jolly voice of Willie Rushton to further the collection of the Reverend Awdry's stories, which he did with great enthusiasm, telling the remaining stories from Book 9 to 26.

Ted Robbins tells the Railway Stories

Ted Robbins

After a hiatus of around ten years, recording of the Railway Stories resumed again with Christopher Awdry's books being told for audio cassette.  This time around, Ted Robbins took the helm and recorded from Book 27 to 38 for a modern day audience in the mid 1990s, aimed at a similar age group to the Thomas TV series.

Here, you'll be able to listen to or download versions of the Railway Series books told by Sodor Island Forums members!

 

The Extended Railway Stories

Blandford The Somerset Engine

Blandford's creator, Chris The Xelent, recants his original adventures on the Little Western Branch, a place where a former Somerset & Dorest engine is bound to feel some discomfort...

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Winston the Diesel Hydraulic Engine

One of the most popular Extended Railway Series characters is brought to life in his debut volume here told by MRHloco.  Winston is the Fat Controller's new Diesel Hydraulic locomotive, and the catalyst for a new project at Crovan's Gate Works.

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Duck Oliver & The Little Western

Davey tells four of Christopher Signore's Duck, Oliver and The Little Western stories, and how the events on their branch line inspired a well known and well loved British film...

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Mid Sodor Engines

Released as part of the Ryhalis Mid Sodor Engines audio releases, these stories are told by five of SiF's best voices, telling the most popular Extended Railway Series volume at the present time.  Telling the life and times of the failing Mid Sodor Railway, the stories chronicle the events of Albert, Stanley, Jim and the closure of the railway itself. 
 
*Whistle Trouble is written by Christopher Awdry / Taken from the 1985 Thomas Annual

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Railway Safety Engines

Ryan tells all four stories from one of his later ERS works with an educational message on Railway Safety.  All four stories are based on real life events that have happened either recently, or at some point in history.  To read the original book and find out more, visit the Sodor Island Forums.

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Ringo Reads The Ladybird Books

Between 1985 and 1987, Ringo Starr re-recorded his storytelling especially for the release of a set of Ladybird Books.  Here, a selection of those recordings have been converted to MP3 for your listening pleasure!

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Series 1

Series 2

SiF read the Annual Stories

The Classic Annual stories were written between 1985 and 1996 when Christopher Awdry supplied the material - here, we bring those stories to life.

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Christopher's Selections

Chris's Selections