Shining Time Station: A New Beginning is the first episode of the fourth season and a revival to the show. It aired on November 17, 1997.


  • Set after the departures of Dan, Kara and Becky, everything is left in peace as Stacy, Harry and Billy write notes to new kids in town. When Ash, Rikochet, Al, Carol, Sakura, Buster, Scooby, Susie, Virgil, Malinda, Alex, Peter, Pooh, Todd, Kuzco, Star, Phineas, Sophia, Dipper, Lola, Kick, Randy, Wander and Penn arrive, they are greeted by the crew of the station, as well as Mayor Flopdinger, Mr. Perez, Midge and Ginny. All the while, Schemer and his nephew Schemee must face their consequences from J.B. King.


  1. Mr. Conductor 1 (George Carlin)
  2. Stacy Jones (Didi Conn)
  3. Harry Cupper (Leonard Jackson)
  4. Billy Twofeathers (Tom Jackson)
  5. Horace Schemer (Brian O'Conner)
  6. Schemee (Jonathan Shapiro)
  7. J.B. King (Mart Hulswit)
  8. Mayor Osgood "Bob" Flopdinger (Jerome Dempsey)
  9. Mr. Felix Perez (Aurelio Padron)
  10. Midge Smoot (Bobo Lewis)
  11. Ginny Johnson (Barbara Hamilton)
  12. Tito Swing (Jonathan Freeman)
  13. Didi (Olga Marin)
  14. Tex (Alan Semok)
  15. Rex (Craig Marin)
  16. Grace The Bass (Kenny Miele)
  17. Ash Ketchum (Veronica Taylor)
  18. Rikochet (Carlos Alazraqui)
  19. Al Valentine (Yuri Lowenthal)
  20. Carol Ryder (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  21. Sakura Avalon (Carly McKillip)
  22. Buster Bunny (Charlie Adler)
  23. Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker)
  24. Susie Feeble (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  25. Virgil Hawkins (Phil LaMarr)
  26. Malinda Doe (Jocelyne Loewen)
  27. Alexander "Alex" O'Connell (Chris Marquette)
  28. Peter Shepard (Ashley Johnson)
  29. Winnie The Pooh (Jim Cummings)
  30. Todd Daring (Nancy Cartwright)
  31. Kuzco (J.P. Manoux)
  32. Star Butterfly (Eden Sher)
  33. Phineas Flynn (Vincent Martella)
  34. Sophia Winterford (Tara Strong)
  35. Dipper Pines (Jason Ritter)
  36. Lola Kane (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  37. Kick Buttowski (Charlie Schlatter)
  38. Randy Cunningham (Ben Schwartz)
  39. Wander (Jack McBrayer)
  40. Penn Zero (Thomas Middleditch)

Thomas Stories

  1. The Runaway
  2. Wrong Road

Jukebox Band

  1. The Gang's All Here

Thomas Song in the Anything Tunnel

  1. Thomas' Anthem


  • This episode marks the start of Shining Time Station's second era.
  • Harry makes his return appearance and will now join the cast.
  • Kids' WB and Disney characters make their first appearances.
  • This is the first time Schemer and Schemee are the antagonists.
  • Lola mentions her mother Julie Kane.


  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (We are then followed by the Shining Time Station theme song)
  • 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 Stacy, Harry and Billy writing letters to new kids)
  • Stacy: Dear Gracie Jones, I'm so excited to hear that there will be new kids coming over to Shining Time Station.
  • Harry: Dear Tucker Cupper, am I glad to be back from Fort Farley. Good times will ever tell.
  • Billy: Dear William Twofeathers, Stacy, Harry and I are expecting newcomers from all over town.
  • Stacy: But for Schemer and Schemee, they're always troublesome.
  • Harry: And Mr. Conductor 1 here is on our side.
  • Billy: We hope we can have some fun.
  • Stacy: Sincerely, Stacy.
  • Harry: And Harry.
  • Billy: And Billy, too.
  • (The scene then transits to the Kids' WB and Disney characters arriving at Shining Time Station)
  • Ash: What is this place?
  • Rikochet: Seems peculiar in here.
  • Al: Oh, come on! We're in Shining Time Station.
  • Susie: This is where it got newly remodeled.
  • Pooh: Sounds similar to the fourth through sixth seasons of Barney, though.
  • Todd: Riley can adress me about.
  • Kuzco: Todd and I are sad that Raven, Hannah and Zack and Cody have departed.
  • Lola: My mom says that we're all in animation format.
  • Stacy: Oh, so you must be the newcomers we've been expecting for.
  • Harry: Welcome to Shining Time Station, pride of the Indian Valley Railroad.
  • Billy: And we're so glad that you've come to visit us.
  • Ash: Thanks a lot.
  • (Mayor Flopdinger, Mr. Perez, Midge and Ginny arrive)
  • Mayor Flopdinger: What's up?
  • Phineas: Good to see you here.
  • Star: Say, what have you got for today?
  • Mr. Perez: A sencillo idea for you amigos to enjoy.
  • Midge: We're happy that Dan, Becky and Kara are gone.
  • Ginny: And we have to mean it.
  • Scooby: Rool!
  • Carol: I've been happy to help.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 appears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yes indeed, Carol.
  • Sakura: So you must be Mr. Conductor 1.
  • Buster: We haven't seen you for years.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Ah, that's nice, Buster. I'm so glad to help.
  • Dipper: See, Sophia? What a welcoming day.
  • Sophia: Do you remember Thomas?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Of course he is. He got into a problem with the brakes. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and The Runaway starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas the Tank Engine was ill. Workmen had been trying to make him better, but it was no use.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Edward must take you to the works.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas felt very miserable. Then, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to Duck.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want you to help Percy and Toby while Thomas is away.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Duck was delighted. He already knew Percy and soon made friends with Toby and Bertie. Terence the Tractor gave him a big welcome too.
  • Terence: Take care of Thomas' coaches.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He advised.
  • Terence: He's sure to miss them while he's away.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Duck was very gentle with the coaches. Annie and Clarabel were impressed.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Such nice manners.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They told each other.
  • Annie and Clarabel: It really is a pleasure to go out with him.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: When Thomas came back, Annie and Clarabel told him how well duck had managed. Thomas was so pleased to be home that he soon forgot to be jealous. The works have left Thomas' handbrake very stiff. It made his brakes seen they were on, when in fact they were not. As a result, he and his coaches often overran the platform. Thomas found this most embarrasing. Gradually, his driver and fireman learned to be extra careful. But one day, Thomas' fireman was ill and a relief man took his place. The fireman had fastened the coupling and joined the driver and stationmaster on the platform to wait for Henry's passengers. The fireman had forgot all about Thomas' handbrake. Thomas simmered happily.
  • Thomas: Not long now.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He tought. As he saw Henry slowly approaching. But Thomas' brakes were not on and suddenly he felt his wheels begin to move. He tried to stop, but he couldn't without his driver and fireman. He tried to whistle a warning, but he couldn't do that either. The Conductor, driver, fireman and passengers were all stranded on the platform.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Stop! Stop!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Shreiked Annie and Clarabel. But Thomas, with plenty of steam, kept on going. The alarm went down the line.
  • Signalman: Stop the runaway!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: There ready for action was Harold the Helicopter. The inspector had made a plan and together they took off into the sky. At last Thomas was tiring.
  • Thomas: I need to stop, I need to stop.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He panted weirdly. As they neared the next station Thomas saw Harold land. They entered the platform slowly enough for the inspector to act. Judging his moments the inspector scrambled into the cab and screwed the brakes on.
  • (The inspector brakes with all his strength)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: At last Thomas stopped. Both he and the inspector were very relieved. Then they thanked Harold.
  • Harold: Think nothing of it. Glad to be at service anytime.
  • Inspector: Thomas.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Remarked The inspector.
  • Inspector: You must never let this happen again.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Weirdly, Thomas agreed with him.
  • (The Runaway ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1:

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