Scenes from James the Red Engine. There was four softback painting books issued in the 1950's based on the key characters in the Thomas the Tank series and are generally very scarce.This softback book is very good++ and bright. Light marking to white rear. Please contact me if you have any questions. The item "Thomas the Tank Engine James the Red Engine W Awdry 1st Painting Book Circa 1950" is in sale since Friday, February 07, 2014. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "lasting479" and is located in Northampton, Northamptonshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.