After the Railway Series was published, many Thomas and Friends annuals were printed. They were hardcover with colour pictures and photos throughout the book. The annuals also featured a number of exclusive characters. The 1979 and 1980 annuals did not contain any new material by the Reverend W. Awdry, but did have articles about real railways and railway terminology. The annuals published between 1984-1993 had stories written by Christopher Awdry.
Summer Annual 2010
It was released on March 1, 2010. It contains 48 pages with two stories from the twelfth season, activities, and stickers.
It was released on August 2, 2010. It has 72 pages with stories from the thirteenth season and various activities. This annual was written by Pippa Shaw.
Holiday Annual 2011
The Holiday Annual was released on April 4, 2011 (although it was actually available to purchase at least a week before). It has 96 pages with stories from the thirteenth season and various activities.
The 2012 annual was released on August 1, 2011 and has seventy-two pages with stories from the thirteenth season and various activities.
Holiday Annual 2012
The Holiday Annual 2012 was released on March 3, 2012 and has sixty-four pages. It includes a story with many activities and stickers.
Holiday Annual 2013
The 2013 holiday annual was released on March 4, 2013, is sixty-four pages long and is written by Beth Harwood. It contains following stories:
The 2014 annual was released on August 5, 2013 and is seventy-two pages long. It contains the following stories:
- Happy Birthday, Sir!
- Muddy Matters
- King of the Railway
- Emily's Winter Party
The 2015 annual was released on July 31st, 2014, has seventy-two pages and was written by Emily Stead. It contains the following stories:
- Not Now, Charlie!
- Gordon Runs Dry
- Henry's Hero
- Thomas' Shortcut
- Luke's New Friend
The 2016 annual was released on July 30th, 2015, has seventy-two pages and was written by Mara Alperin. It contains the following stories:
- The Perfect Gift
- Thomas and the Emergency Cable
- Marion and the Dinosaurs
- Emily Saves the World
- Timothy and the Rainbow Truck