Based on the British series of Thomas & Friends, it's an American spin-off that takes place in a train station on the Indian Valley Railroad. In each episode, Mr. Conductor tells one or two Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends stories to the kids at Shining Time Station, and we get to listen to a song from the Juke Box Band.
|Character's name||Portrayed by||Sonic counterpart(s)||MLP counterpart|
|Mr. Conductor #1||Ringo Starr||Shadow||Shining Armor|
|Mr. Conductor #2||George Carlin||Sonic||Spike|
|Stacy Jones||Didi Conn||Amy Rose||Princess Cadance|
|Horace Schemer||Brian O'Connor||Knuckles||Pinkie Pie|
|Harry Cupper||Leonard Jackson||Chuck||Big McIntosh|
|Billy Twofeathers||Tom Jackson||Big the Cat||Applejack|
|Tanya||Nicole Leach||Cream||Twilight Sparkle|
|Becky||Danielle Marcot||Helen||Rainbow Dash|
|J.B. King||Mart Hulswit||King Acorn||Princess Celestia|
|Grace the Bass||
|Mr. Conductor's Evil Twin||George Carlin||
|Buster the Bully||Ira Glasner||
|Vickie||Rachel Miner||Rosy the Rascal||Sunset Shimmer|
|Midge Smoot||Bobo Lewis||Breezie|
List of episodes
- Main article: List of Shining Time Station episodes
|Channel aired||Broadcast run|
|January 29, 1989–June 11, 1998|
|August 17, 1998–May 28, 1999|
|June 5, 2000–August 11, 2000|
Shining Time Station only aired on Nick Jr. to promote the theatrical release of a feature-length film called "Thomas and the Magic Railroad", starring new characters such as Diesel 10, the main antagonist of the film; Lady, a female Victorian steam engine that Thomas befriends; a new Mr. Conductor, played by Alec Baldwin; Junior, Mr. Conductor's cousin; Lily Stone, Burnett Stone, Patch, and two returning characters -- Stacy Jones and Billy Twofeathers.
The show also aired on Canadian cable television from January 2000 to September 2001.
In 1999, Shining Time Station was replaced by Storytime with Thomas for two years on Fox Family Channel. After that, Thomas & Friends has now been all by itself.
Home video releases
- Main article: List of Shining Time Station videos
- http://www.pbs.org/shiningtime (1996-1998)
- http://www.sodor-island.net/shiningtimestation (August 11, 2013–April 2019)