Wilbert Vere Awdry OBE (June 15th, 1911 - March 21st, 1997), better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, was an English Anglican clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's author. He is best known for creating the Railway Series, and wrote the first twenty-six books in the series.
The Railway SeriesEdit
The Thin Clergyman first appeared in full CGI in the special, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure. He was seen two times during the special: the first was just before the intro of the movie, when he was riding his bicycle down a country lane as Oliver passed by. The next was when the Harwick Branch Line was opened, as he was present at the grand opening of the new branch line.
The Thin Clergyman appeared again in The Great Race. He appeared to be familiar with Mr. Percival, as during both of his cameos in the special, he was accompanied by him. He first appeared at Vicarstown at the beginning of the special, chatting to Mr. Percival when Thomas first met the Flying Scotsman. Later, he and Mr. Percival were seen at the Great Railway Show, observing Axel.