A Brand New Day is the series premiere of The New Adventures of Shining Time Station. It aired on PBS Kids on November 17, 1997.


  • Years have passed since the finale of the original Shining Time Station. Stacy, Harry and Billy have now become best friends with Mr. Conductor 1. They all write notes to newcomers for the Indian Valley Railroad. When Ash Ketchum, Rikochet, Al Valentine, Emily Anderson, Sakura Avalon, Buster Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Felicia McCoy, Susie Feeble, Virgil Hawkins, Paolo The Cat and Daemona Prune arrive, they are greeted by Stacy, Harry, and Billy. Schemer and Schemee, however, are up to their devious schemes. Even J.B. King is keeping an eye on them.


  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. Ash Ketchum (Veronica Taylor)
  9. Rikochet (Carlos Alazraqui)
  10. Al Valentine (Yuri Lowenthal)
  11. Emily Anderson (Laura Bailey)
  12. Sakura Avalon (Carly McKillip)
  13. Buster Bunny (Charlie Adler)
  14. Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker)
  15. Felicia McCoy (Debi Derryberry)
  16. Susie Feeble (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  17. Virgil Hawkins (Phil LaMarr)
  18. Paolo The Cat (Ashley Johnson)
  19. Daemona Prune (Courtney Vineys)
  20. Tito Swing (Jonathan Freeman)
  21. Didi (Olga Marin)
  22. Tex (Alan Semok)
  23. Rex (Craig Marin)
  24. Grace The Bass (Kenny Miele)

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 first appearance of Harry Cupper since Is This The End?.
  • Buster appears without Ace.
  • It is revealed that Schemer and Schemee are used to make schemes.
  • This episode features a new set similar to Seasons 4-6 of Barney and Friends.
  • Schemer's Arcade now has a lot of video game machines next to a jukebox.


  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (We afterwards open with the New Adventures of 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 notes to newcomers)
  • Stacy: Dear, Gracie Jones, I'm very excited about new kids coming over. They're visiting us today!
  • Harry: Dear Tucker Cupper, everything is perfect for the welcome party and we have to mean it.
  • Billy: Dear William Twofeathers, it's a good thing our friend Mr. Conductor 1 is keeping an eye on us.
  • Stacy: But for Schemer and Schemee, they always cause trouble, and I don't like the situation of this.
  • Harry: Even so, Mr. King has been in charge of the Indian Valley Railway.
  • Billy: We hope this will make a welcome a great success.
  • Stacy: Sincerely, Stacy.
  • Harry: And Harry.
  • Billy: And Billy, too.
  • (The scene transits to the Kids' WB characters arriving at Shining Time Station)
  • Ash: Where are we?
  • Rikochet: That must be Shining Time Station.
  • Al: Probably because there are lots of excitement coming.
  • Emily: Look, the arcade has many video games in it.
  • Sakura: And Harry and Billy's workshop has been refitted!
  • Buster: There's Stacy, Harry and Billy!
  • Stacy: Oh, it's you guys. Welcome to Shining Time Station, pride of the Indian Valley Railroad.
  • Harry: We're so glad that we're friends together.
  • Billy: It's about time we're sticking with all of these passengers in every train stop.
  • Scooby: Row!
  • Felicia: Count us in!
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 appears at that moment)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: It's been a pleasure.
  • Susie: Hi, Mr. Conductor 1.
  • Virgil: Sis and Pops told me about this place.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And I'd say it's your day to begin with.
  • Paolo: Oh, boy! This is going to be great!
  • Daemona: Do you know about Thomas?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Of course. He got into deep trouble with some 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.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: 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 thought. 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: So that's the reason why Thomas didn't get the blame.
  • Ash: That's true.
  • Rikochet: You'd be leaving, right?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yep.
  • (As Mr. Conductor 1 disappears, Schemer and Schemee arrive full of mischief)
  • Schemer: Hello, Miss Jones. Good to see you.
  • Schemee: Are you in for your life?
  • Stacy: Oh, not today.
  • Harry: But what is your arcade doing with a lot of video games?
  • Billy: They won't fit the jukebox.
  • Schemer: No need to worry. We can handle the nickels by ourselves.
  • Schemee: Just you wait and see.
  • (Schemer and Schemee walk to the arcade and Schemer inserts the nickel on the jukebox)
  • (Inside, Tito and the band are preparing for a new day)
  • Tito: I'm sure to be having a celebration.
  • Didi: You got it.
  • Tex: (seeing a Nickel fall into a jukebox) Let's sing a song.
  • Rex: All about us.
  • Grace: Let's do it!
  • Tito: You're on! A one, a two, a one, two, three, four!
  • (Tito sings The Gang's All Here)
  • Tito: Hey, hey, the gang's all here We're gonna do a real show It's gonna be a big show! Hooray, hooray The gang's all here So let's begin to work right now. Hey, hey, the gang's all here We're gonna do a real show It's gonna be a big show! Hooray, hooray The gang's all here So let's begin to work right now.
  • (Music continues)
  • (The Gang's All Here ends)
  • (The scene transits to Susie brushing her pet cat, Ruby)
  • Susie: Nice kitty. I'm getting you a good brush.
  • Ruby: Meow!
  • Ash: Wow, Susie, you have a cat.
  • Susie: Ruby is her name and she's white with green eyes.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 appears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: It is an interesting way to feel it.
  • Rikochet: Exactly, Mr. Conductor 1.
  • Al: Everyone has something they do love and we have to mean it.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: In the Anything Tunnel, Thomas got his first ever song. Come on.
  • (We zoom to the Anything Tunnel and Thomas' Anthem starts)
  • Children: (singing) It's Thomas the Tank Engine. Hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray! Chugga-chugga, chugg, chugg Chuff, chuff, chuff. He rides along the way. And when you hear that whistle, It can only be one train. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. He's a really useful engine With his heart that's big and strong. He chugga-chugga, chuff-chuffs working hard Helping everyone. Thomas, he has lots of friends And you can be one too. Just clap, clap, clap and sing-along Thomas, we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. There's Gordon and Henry, Edward, James and Toby, Annie and Clarabel.
  • Boy: And don't forget Percy!
  • Children: (singing) Terence and Bertie, Diesel, Duck and Daisy, Lots more friends for you. He's always up to mischief, That cheeky little train. He chugga-chugga-chuff-chuffs everywhere, He's always playing games. The Fat Controller scolds him, But loves him just the same. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you, Thomas we love you, Thomas, We love you!
  • (Whistle blowing)
  • (Thomas' Anthem ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So that's why Thomas had his first ever music video.
  • Ash: Thank you for hearing that.
  • Sakura: This means that all of us are friends, right?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Of course.
  • Al: We all learn from these lessons on.
  • Daemona: Do you remember Gordon?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Indeed. He took the wrong line by accident. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Wrong Road starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas' branch line is important and so is Edward. But their tracks and bridges are not so strong as those on the main line. Sir Topham Hatt does not allow the heavier main line engines like Gordon to run on them. But one day, the way Gordon was talking, he would have tought Sir Topham Hatt had given this order for quite another reason.
  • Gordon: It's not fair!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Edward: What isn't fair?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Asked Edward.
  • Gordon: Letting branch line diesels pull main line trains.
  • Edward: Never mind, Gordon. I'm sure BoCo will let you pull his freight cars sometimes.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon spluttered.
  • Gordon: I wont pull BoCo's dirty cars. I wont run on branch lines.
  • Edward: Why not it will be a nice change.
  • Gordon: Sir Topham Hatt would never approve.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon puffed away. Edward chuckled and followed him to the station. Every evening the two engines pulled two fast trains from the station. Gordon always leaves first with an express for the main line. Edward follows five minutes later with his train for the branch line. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A Lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Gordon to start. The fireman looked back towards the conductor's van and saw something green waving.
  • Gordon's Fireman: Right away, mate!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He tought the conductor had waved his flag. Gordon started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the conductor all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross. To make matters worse, by the time Gordon had been stopped and brought back, Edward was already late with his train.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So now, he set off first. But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Edward along the main line. Gordon was sent along the branch and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbour. Next morning, Bill and Ben peeped into the yard. There were no cars for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Gordon will be much better fun.
  • Bill: What's that?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Asked Bill?
  • Ben: Sheesh!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Whispered Ben.
  • Ben: It's Gordon.
  • Bill: It looks like Gordon but it can't be. Gordon never comes on the branch lines. He thinks they're vulgar.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Ben: If it isn't Gordon.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Ben.
  • Ben: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bill: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Ben: No Bill, this blocks used for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • (Gordon's Whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon was alarmed.
  • Gordon: I am Gordon. Stop, stop!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: When BoCo suddenly arrived, Gordon thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Gordon: BoCo, my dear engine, save me.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: BoCo quickly sized up the situation and threathened to take away the cars he brought for Bill and Ben. This made the twin behave at once. Gordon tought BoCo was wonderful.
  • Gordon: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • BoCo: Ah well.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said BoCo.
  • BoCo: It's just a knack.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon still believed that BoCo saved his life. But he knows the twins were only teasing. Don't we?
  • (Wrong Road ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So it's always important to follow the directions.
  • Rikochet: That's true.
  • Scooby: Rou'd be leaving, right?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yep.
  • (As Mr. Conductor 1 disappears, J.B. King arrives)
  • J.B. King: Well, Stacy, you've been an expert since you didn't get fired.
  • Stacy: Thank you, Mr. King. I am glad that Harry and Billy are on my side.
  • Emily: Yes they are.
  • Felicia: They're part of the crew, and so do all of us.
  • Ash: Oh yeah.
  • Rikochet: Now, we're talking!
  • (They both high 5 each other as we end the episode)
  • (We then show the end credits with the Rainbow Sun from the same opening)
  • (While they roll, the Shining Time Station end theme plays)
  • Man: Reach for the speed Reach for whistle Go where the rail may run Reach for the worlds Reach for the stories Follow the Rainbow Sun to a Shining Time Station Where dreams can come true Waiting there for you So much to see So far to travel So much to learn to know Friends by your side Hopes to hold on to Who knows how far you'll go To a Shining Time Station Where dreams can come true Your own imagination Waiting there for you.
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