Back To Where It All Started is the first episode of the tenth season of Shining Time Station. It originally aired on WNET on November 19, 2007 and its Sprout air date is March 14, 2011.


  • This memory themed episode focuses on Ash, Mary, Misty and Brock. One day, they are preparing to remember Shining Time Station's first day. To Stacy, Harry and Billy's delight, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, Cilan, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie come over. However, Schemer, Schemee and Team Rocket try to ruin the reunion, but they fail. After that, Ash thanks his friends from other regions.


From Shining Time Station

  1. Mr. Conductor 1 (George Carlin)
  2. Mr. Conductor 2 (Alec Baldwin)
  3. Mr. Conductor 3 (Michael Brandon)
  4. Stacy Jones (Didi Conn)
  5. Harry Cupper (Leonard Jackson)
  6. Billy Twofeathers (Tom Jackson)
  7. Horace Schemer (Brian O'Connor)
  8. Schemee (Jonathan Shapiro)

From Pokemon

  1. Ash Ketchum (Veronica Taylor)
  2. Mary (Kerry Williams)
  3. Misty (Rachael Lillis)
  4. Brock (Eric Stuart)
  5. Jessie (Rachael Lillis)
  6. James (Eric Stuart)
  7. Meowth (Maddie Blaustein)
  8. Wobbuffet (Kayzie Rogers)
  9. May (Veronica Taylor)
  10. Max (Amy Birnbaum)
  11. Dawn (Emily Jenness)
  12. Iris (Eileen Stevens)
  13. Cilan (Jason Griffith)
  14. Serena (Haven Paschall)
  15. Clemont (Michael Liscio Jr.)
  16. Bonnie (Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld)

Thomas Stories

  1. Thomas Gets Tricked
  2. Edward Helps Out

Jukebox Band

  1. I've Been Working On The Railroad


  • This is a remake of the first season.
  • Ash's friends from other regions debut.
  • This is the episode where we show Ash and his friends.
  • Bonnie proposes to Stacy in this episode.
  • Serena has a childhood relationship with Ash.


  • (The episode opens with the show's theme tune playing)
  • Man: Reach for the steam, reach for the whistle, going the railing road. Reach for the words, reach for the story, follow the rainbow sun. To a Shining Time Station, where dreams can come true, waiting there for you.
  • (The episode then opens with Our Heroes at Shining Time Station one morning)
  • Ash: Okay, guys. It's time to remember Shining Time Station's very first day.
  • Mary: Back in 1989, Matt and Tanya came.
  • Misty: And then in 1991, there's Dan, Becky and Kara.
  • Brock: Don't forget us and the rest of the YTV characters in 1997.
  • Stacy: You and i came in 1989.
  • Harry: And Billy here came in 1991.
  • Billy: There's all of Ash's friends from other regions.
  • May: Ash, you're here.
  • Max: Hi, Ash.
  • Dawn: It's been a long time, Ash.
  • Iris: I'm so happy to see you, Ash.
  • Cilan: I'll be cooking up a recipe just for you, Ash.
  • Serena: We're childhood friends, Ash.
  • Clemont: Thanks to science, i'll invent a pair of goggles for you, Ash.
  • Bonnie: Long time no see, Ash.
  • Ash: Wow, all of my friends from other regions.
  • Mary: That's what you're talking about.
  • Stacy: Welcome to Shining Time Station, pride of the Indian Valley Railroad.
  • Bonnie: Hey, Stacy.
  • Stacy: Yes, Bonnie?
  • Bonnie: Can you marry Clemont? He's my brother and he's a ladies man.
  • Clemont: (in a state of horror) Please, Bonnie, don't do it!
  • Cilan: Calm down, Clemont. She's just proposing.
  • Clemont: Huh? (frowns meekly) I believe you're right, Cilan.
  • (The Conductors appear)
  • Mr. Conductor 3: What's with Bonnie proposing to Stacy?
  • Ash: Hey, Mr. Conductors 1, 2 and 3. We're glad you've dropped by for a visit.
  • Mary: Today is the day that Shining Time Station has his first beginning.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Wow. That's awesome.
  • Misty: And what's more, we learn that Shining Time Station has its first episode.
  • Brock: Do you know about memories on the Island of Sodor?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Of course, Brock. It's a memory about Thomas and Gordon. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Thomas Gets Tricked starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station of the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with six small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler and a short stumpy dome. He's a fussy little engine too. Always pulling coaches about ready for the big engines can take on long journeys. And when trains come in, he pulls the empty coaches away so that the big engines can go on rest. Thomas thinks no engine works has hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them, including Gordon the biggest and proudest engine of all. Thomas likes to tease Gordon with his whistle.
  • Thomas: Wake up, lazybones. Why don't you work hard like me?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: One day after pulling the big express, Gordon had arrived back on the sidings very tired. He was just going to sleep when Thomas came up in his cheeky way.
  • Thomas: Wake up, lazybones. Do some hard work for a change. You can't catch me!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And off he ran laughing. Instead of going to sleep again, Gordon thought how he can back at Thomas. One morning, Thomas wouldn't wake up. His driver and fireman couldn't make him start. His fire went out and there was not enough steam. It was nearly time for the express. People are waiting, but the coaches weren't ready. At last, Thomas started.
  • Thomas: Oh dear, oh dear!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He yawned. He fussed into the station where Gordon was waiting.
  • Gordon: Hurry up, you!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Gordon.
  • Thomas: Hurry up yourself.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Replied Thomas. Gordon the proud engine began making his plan to teach Thomas a lesson for teasing him. Almost before the coaches had stopped moving, Gordon reversed quickly and was coupled to the train.
  • Gordon: Get in quickly, please!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He whistled. Thomas usually pushed behind the big trains to help them start, but he was always uncoupled first. This time, Gordon start so quickly they forgot to uncouple Thomas. Gordon's chance had come.
  • Gordon: Come on, come on!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Puffed Gordon to the coaches. The train went faster and faster. Too fast for Thomas, he wanted to stop, but he couldn't.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Stop, stop!
  • Gordon: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed Gordon.
  • Coaches: You can't get away, you can't get away!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed the coaches. Poor Thomas was going faster than he had ever gone before. He was out of breath and his wheels hurt him, but he had to go on.
  • Thomas: I shall never be the same again.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He though sadly.
  • Thomas: My wheels will be quite worn out.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: At last, they stopped at the station. Thomas was uncoupled and he felt very silly and exhausted. Next he went on to the turntable thinking of everyone laughing at him. And then he ran on to a siding out of the way.
  • Gordon: Well, little Thomas.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Chuckled Gordon.
  • Gordon: Now you know what hard work means, don't you?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Poor Thomas couldn't answer. He had no breath. He just puffed slowly away to rest and had a long long drink.
  • Thomas: Maybe I don't have to tease Gordon to feel important.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas thought to himself. And he puffed slowly home.
  • (Thomas Gets Tricked ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So that's why a smart little engine like Thomas could get more careful.
  • Ash: That's worse.
  • Mary: You'd be leaving right?
  • The Conductors: Right.
  • (The Conductors disappear)
  • Cilan: There you go. A nice recipe.
  • Ash: Wow, thanks.
  • Brock: And what have you got there?
  • Clemont: These goggles. They're fit for eyes.
  • Ash: Double wow.
  • (Inside the Jukebox)
  • Tito: Grace will sing I've Been Working On The Railroad.
  • Didi: She does.
  • Tex: Ye know what she says.
  • Rex: It's Shining Time Station's biggest memory ever.
  • Grace: Let's hit it, guys.
  • (Grace performs I've Been Working On The Railroad, with the rest doing the instruments)
  • Grace: I've been working on the railroad All the live-long day. I've been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away. Can't you hear the whistle blowing, Rise up so early in the morn; Can't you hear the captain shouting, "Dinah, blow your horn!" Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow your horn? Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow your horn? Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah Someone's in the kitchen I know Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah Strummin' on the old banjo! Singin' fee, fie, fiddly-i-o Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o-o-o-o Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o Strummin' on the old banjo.
  • (I've Been Working On The Railroad ends)
  • (Back with Schemer, Schemee and Team Rocket)
  • Schemer: I came in Does It Bite?, you came in Sweet and Sour.
  • Schemee: Yes.
  • Jessie: And we came in Pokemon Emergency when Misty is thrown out of the Pokemon Center.
  • James: We'd say it's our own memories.
  • Meowth: And we can achieve it.
  • Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet.
  • (We find Ash with Serena, Clemont and Bonnie)
  • Ash: To Be A Master is the first song that appeared in the Pokemon-a-Long segment.
  • Serena: Wow.
  • Clemont: I'd never believed it.
  • Bonnie: Can you perform this song?
  • Ash: Sure.
  • (Ash performs To Be A Master)
  • Ash: Go! Go! Whoo! So you want to be a Pokémon Master? I got 2 B the one, the only one who can with stand the test 'n B the best. I got 2 strive, keep up the drive, B a Master. It takes a different kind of skill and I won't stop until 150 Pokémon are mine. I must define the art of capture (of all Pokémon). 2 B a Master... Pokémon Master! I will B writin' a brand new chapter! Poké Ball Go...Go... (all the children sing) Na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na It's all about the evolution of Pokémon Na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na Poké Ball Go...Go... Pokémon Got my badges and my Poké Ball. Got my buddy Pikachu 2 help me try 2 catch 'em all (Gotta catch 'em all!). Yo, it's all about the evolution of the Pokémon The training attaining N' bein' part of the phenomenon. B a Pokémaster icon... Ha! Team Rocket will B long gone But first U gotta know about the different types: Grass, Fire, Ground, Flame, Electric, Water, Rock, Flying, Ice, Normal, Bug, Ghost, Fighting & Dragon... Don't forget about Psychic! 2 B a Master... Pokémon Master! I will B writin' a brand new chapter! 2 B a Master... Pokémon Master! I will B strivin' to be the greatest Master! Poké Ball Go...Go... (all the children sing) Na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na Yo, like I said before, it's all about the evolution of Pokémon Na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na Greatest master of Pokémon Mmmm... Somewhat impressive Now you've reached the Plateau But not yet a hero R U ready 2 meet and defeat... The Elite? Can I expect survival against your Rival? And remember... Gotta catch 'em all! Show me what you've got! Poké Ball Go...Go... Poké Ball Go! 2 B a Master... Pokémon Master I will B writin' a brand new chapter 2 B a Master... Pokémon Master I will B strivin' to be the greatest Master. Pokémon Master The greatest Master Pokémon Master I will be writin' The greatest Chapter Sing it Na na na na na na na na... Greatest Master of Pokémon.
  • (To Be A Master ends)
  • Ash: How'd you like it?
  • Serena: Splendid.
  • Clemont: How awesome.
  • Bonnie: Oh boy.
  • (The Conductors reappear)
  • Mr. Conductor 3: Way to go, Ash.
  • Ash: Why thanks, Conductors.
  • Mary: My big brother is sure a pro singer.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Yes he does.
  • Dawn: Claudina's my older sister.
  • Iris: I had Christie.
  • Cilan: Chili, Cress and Avery are my brothers.
  • Serena: Lyn and Lena are my two sisters.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And of course, there's a memory about Edward. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Edward Helps Out starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: One day, Edward was in the shed where he live with the other engines. They were all bigger than Edward and boasted about it.
  • Gordon: The driver won't choose you again.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: He wants strong engines like us.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But the driver and fireman felt sorry for Edward.
  • Driver: Would you like to come out today?
  • Edward: Oh yes, please.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Edward. So they lit his fire, made lots of steam and Edward puff away. The other engines were very cross of being left behind. Edward worked hard all day. The coaches thought he was very kind and the driver was very pleased.
  • Edward: I'm going out again tomorrow.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Edward told the other engines that night.
  • Edward: What do you think at that?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But he didn't hear what they thought, for he was so tired and happy that he fell asleep at once. Next morning, Edward woke up to find nothing had change. Gordon was still boasting.
  • Gordon: You watch me, little Edward, as I rush through with the express. That will be a splendid sight for you. Goodbye, little Edward. Look out for me this afternoon.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Edward went off to do some shunting. He like shunting. It was fun playing with freight cars. He would come out quietly and gave them a push. Then he would stop, and the silly freight cars will go bump into the each other.
  • Cars: Oh!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They cried.
  • Cars: Whatever is happening?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Edward played till there were no more freight cars. Then he stopped to rest. Presently, he heard a whistle. Gordon was very cross. Instead of pulling shiny new coaches, he was pulling a very dirty freight train.
  • Gordon: A freight train, a freight train, a freight train!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He grumbled.
  • Gordon: The shame of it, the shame of it, oh, the shame of it!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Edward laughed and went to find some more freight cars. Then, there was trouble.
  • Porter: Gordon can't get up the hill.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The porter called to Edward's Driver.
  • Porter: Will you take Edward and push him please?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They found Gordon halfway up, and very cross. His driver and fireman were talking to him severly.
  • Driver: You're not trying.
  • Gordon: I can't do it!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: The noisy freight cars hold an engine back so!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Edward's driver came up.
  • Driver: We've come to push.
  • Gordon: No use at all!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Gordon.
  • Driver: You wait and see.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Replied Edward's driver. So they brought the train back to the bottom of the hill.
  • Edward: I'm ready.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Edward.
  • Gordon: No good.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Grumbled Gordon. They pulled and pushed as hard as they could.
  • Gordon: I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Puffed Gordon.
  • Edward: I will do it, I will do it, I will do it!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Puffed Edward. Edward pushed and puffed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could. And almost before he realized it, Gordon found himself at the top of the hill.
  • Gordon: I've done it, I've done it, I've done it!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He said proudly. He forgot all about kind Edward and didn't say thank you. Edward was left out of breath and far behind, but he was happy because he had been so helpful. At the next station, he found that the driver and fireman were very pleased with him. The fireman gave him a nice long drink and the driver said.
  • Driver: I'll get out my paint tomorrow, and give you your beautiful coat of blue with red stripes, then you'll be the smartest engine in the shed.
  • (Edward Helps Out ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So that's why a kind engine like Edward can get more memories.
  • May: Wow, thanks for hearing that.
  • Max: You'd be leaving right?
  • The Conductors: Right.
  • (The Conductors disappear)
  • Ash: Thanks for an invitation, you guys.
  • Iris: You're welcome.
  • Cilan: It's been an honor to know.
  • Misty: Maybe you'd be proposing to a girl who wears tights or stockings.
  • Brock: What me?
  • Dawn: Oh please.
  • Ash: Well, you're new to the pack, guys.
  • May and The Others: Thank you.
  • (The Conductors reappear)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: See? Ash has many friends.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: That's right.
  • Mr. Conductor 3: The day has been a success.
  • (The Conductors high 5 each other as the episode ends)
  • (We then find the end credits with the train from the same opening)
  • (While they roll, the Pokemon Indigo League theme tune plays)
  • Chorus: I wanna be the very best Like no one ever was To catch them is my real test To train them is my cause I will travel across the land Searching far and wide Teach Pokémon to understand The power that's inside Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me I know it's my destiny (Pokémon!) ooh, you're my best friend In a world we must defend Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true Our courage will pull us through You teach me, and I'll teach you Po-ké-mon (Gotta catch 'em all!) Gotta catch 'em all! Pokémon!

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