Sam the Great American Engine is the first volume in the Expanded Railway Series. It features Sam, a large locomotive from the United States of America.
Author's Note Edit
I recently travelled to the United States in hopes of finding new inspiration for these volumes. My hopes were not only met but exceeded, as I met many interesting and kind characters on my expedition. I find the American Railways so alien to what I am accustomed to...
- Sam and the Great Bell- Sam must be careful while transporting the Liberty Bell to the workshop to be cleaned.
- On Display- Sam becomes worried when he thinks he sees a stranded diesel on a siding.
- The Avalanche- Isabel becomes trapped when an impromptu mudslide surrounds her and her passenger train.
- Welcome to Sodor, Sam!- Sam is borrowed by a foreign railway to help build a history museum.