A New Beginning is a COZI Jr. airing of All-New Shining Time Station, marking the series premiere. It originally aired on November 17, 1997 on PBS.


  • We open this pilot with Stacy, Harry, Billy, and Mr. Conductor 1 writing letters for new kids in town. When Ash Ketchum, Mary, Brock, Mitchie O'Hara, Todd Daring and Amethyst Giger arrive for their visit, they are greeted warmly. Meanwhile, Schemer and his nephew, Schemee, make alliances with Lexi Bunny, Lori Loud, Fiona Von Steig and Denise Harvester, Marie "Rogue" D'Ancanto, Mel Syzlak, Brittney Wong, Zuzu Boyle, Meilin Rae, Malinda Doe, Kendall Perkins, Pacifica Northwest, Lorelei Brooks and Jordan Hanson, and Mimi Monroe and Bonnibel "Bonnie" Southeast, who are known as a group of Mean Girls.


  • George Carlin as Mr. Conductor 1
  • Didi Conn as Stacy Jones
  • Brian O'Conner as Horace Schemer
  • Jonathan Shapiro as Justin Schemee
  • Leonard Jackson as Harry Cupper
  • Tom Jackson as Billy Twofeathers
  • Veronica Taylor as Ash Ketchum
  • Kerry Williams as Mary
  • Eric Stuart as Brock
  • Stephanie Morgenstern as Mitchie O'Hara, Mel Syzlak
  • Nancy Cartwright as Todd Daring
  • Grey Griffin as Amethyst Giger
  • Jessica DiCicco as Lexi Bunny
  • Catherine Taber as Lori Loud
  • Kate Micucci as Fiona Von Steig
  • Cheryl Chase as Denise Harvester
  • Meghan Black as Marie "Rogue" D'Ancanto
  • Minae Noji as Brittney Wong
  • Emily Jenness as Zuzu Boyle
  • Nicole Oliver as Meilin Rae
  • Jocelyne Loewen as Malinda Doe
  • Emily Osment as Kendall Perkins
  • Jackie Buscarino as Pacifica Northwest
  • Kelly Sheridan as Lorelei Brooks
  • Bryn McAuley as Jordan Hanson
  • Debi Derryberry as Mimi Monroe
  • Colleen O'Saughnessey as Bonnibel "Bonnie" Southeast

Thomas Stories

  1. The Runaway
  2. Wrong Road

Jukebox Band Segment

  1. The Gang's All Here

Thomas Song in the Anything Tunnel

  1. Thomas' Anthem


  • This episode is the series premiere.
  • Dan, Becky and Kara are mentioned since their last appearances.
  • This is the first time where we take place at the newly remodeled station (like Seasons 4-6 of Barney and Friends).
  • Ash, Mary, Brock, Mitchie, Todd, Amethyst, and Lexi and her mean friends debut.
  • Harry Cupper returns for the whole series.
  • Thomas' Anthem has no lyrics.


  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (We then begin with the All-New 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 arriving at a newly remodeled station)
  • Stacy: Wow! Look at that!
  • Harry: We've never seen this station look remodeled!
  • Billy: Good.
  • (Ash and the others arrive as well)
  • Ash: Look, little sister! There's a remodeled version of Shining Time Station!
  • Mary: That's great, big brother.
  • Brock: Look at the workshop! It's all remodeled, too.
  • Mitchie: And the arcade as well.
  • Todd: Riley will hear about this entrance.
  • Amethyst: Silly little Todd, you're only a knacker.
  • Stacy: Now, let's get to work while we make adjustments for the trains to run smoothly, got it?
  • Kids: Okay.
  • (As Stacy, Harry and Billy leave, Mr. Conductor 1 appears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Good to see you guys here.
  • Ash: So you're Mr. Conductor 1, huh?
  • Mary: Weren't you with Dan, Kara and Becky?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yes, little Mary. I've missed them very much.
  • Brock: Oh, that's bad.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But never the less, I'm here with my friends Stacy, Harry and Billy.
  • Mitchie: Wow!
  • Todd: Good thinking.
  • Amethyst: Do you remember Thomas the Tank Engine?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Indeed he is, Amethyst. He got into trouble 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 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: Shrieked 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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