Shining Time StationShining Time Station
is an American
spinoff of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
series, although Shining Time Station
was co-created by Britt Allcroft
. The series aired on PBS
from 1989 to 1993, but returned in specials in 1995.
It is a railroad station located in the Indian Valley. The station master is Stacy Jones (Didi Conn) and the engineers were Harry Cooper (Leonard Jackson) who later got replaced in by Billy Twofeathers (Tom Jackon).
There is also an arcade with a Jukebox. The owner of the arcade is the humoristic Schemer (Brian O'Connor) who likes to play tricks on people.
An 18-inch conductor (Ringo Starr who got replaced by George Carlin in 1991) lives in a painting on the station wall. He goes to the Island of Sodor and tells stories about Thomas the Tank Engine.
The kids who come to the station are Becky (Danielle Marcot-1991-93), Dan (Ari D. Magder-1991-93), Matt (Jason Woliner-1989-1991), Tanya (Nicole Leach-1989-91) and Kara (Erica Luttrell-1991-93).
In 1990, there was a Christmas special called Shining Time Station: 'Tis A Gift. It was Starr's, last appearance on the series as Mr. Conductor but Lloyd Bridges portrays Mr. Nicholas.