Season 1 (1989-1990)

  1. A Place Unlike Any Other
  2. Does it Bite?
  3. And the Band Played Off
  4. Pitching In and Helping Out
  5. Show and Yell Note: This is the first episode in which Didi Conn wears pants as Stacy Jones.
  6. Faith, Hope and Anxiety
  7. Agree to Disagree
  8. Whistle While You Work
  9. Two Old Hands
  10. Happy Accidents Note:Didi Conn wore a red business suit, blue shirt, and white pants as Stacy Jones.
  11. Ring in the Old
  12. Impractical Jokes
  13. Finders Keepers
  14. Just Wild About Harry's Workshop
  15. Promises, Promises
  16. Words Out
  17. Too Many Cooks
  18. Mapping it Out
  19. Things That Go Gahooga in the Night
  20. Is This the End?
  21. 'Tis a Gift


  • The first season of Shining Time Station consists of 20 episodes, plus the Christmas special "Tis a Gift", which premiered on December 9, 1990 and aired again on Christmas Day.
  • Ringo Starr played an 18-inch Mr. Conductor starting this season.
  • Starting with "Show and Yell", Didi Conn wears pants as Stacy Jones.
  • This was the only season to have the 1984 PBS logo.
  • The logo for WNET New York was called "WNET in Space" at the start of the show, plus the first season's opening credits consists of clips from various episodes in an oval.

Season 2 (1991)

  1. Scare Dares
  2. Oh, What a Tangled Web
  3. The Magic is Believing
  4. Win, Lose or Draw
  5. Sweet and Sour
  6. Achoo
  7. A Dog's Life
  8. Field Day
  9. Wrong Track
  10. Washout
  11. Crackpot
  12. Yabba, Yabba, Yabba
  13. Nickel in a Pickle
  14. Stop the Press
  15. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
  16. Double Trouble
  17. Is Anybody There?
  18. Do I Hear?
  19. Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
  20. All's Fair


  • This was the last season to use the "WNET in Space" logo, it was used since Season 1.
  • This was the first season to use the 1989 PBS logo.
  • This season consists of 20 episodes.
  • The opening credits changed to the Bluebird and Butterfly format starting this season, and the sign says at the start of the show, "Welcome to SHINING TIME Pop 5,006 give or take". at the end of the show, the sign says "YOU'RE LEAVING SHINING TIME COME BACK SOON".
  • George Carlin came to take over the role of Mr. Conductor starting this season.
  • This is the first and only time, a jukebox band song plays over the end credits.
  • At the start of this season, the closing credits read: SHINING TIME STATION A Co-Production of Quality Family Entertainment, Inc., Catalyst Entertainment, Inc., and Thirteen/WNET, with the cooperation of YTV Canada, Inc. (c) QUALITY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 1991 All Rights Reserved.

Season 3 (1993)

  1. Becky Makes a Wish
  2. Schemer Alone
  3. Bully for Mr. Conductor
  4. Stacy Cleans Up
  5. Schemer's Robot
  6. Billy Saves the Day
  7. Billy's Party
  8. Fortune Teller Schemer
  9. Billy's Runaway Train
  10. Schemer Goes Camping
  11. Mr. Conductor's Evil Twin
  12. Bad Luck Day at Shining Time Station
  13. Mr. Conductor's Fourth of July
  14. Stacy Forgets Her Name
  15. Schemer's Special Club
  16. Mr. Conductor's Movie
  17. The Joke's on Schemer
  18. Dance Crazy
  19. Mysterious Stranger
  20. Dan's Big Race
  21. Mr. Conductor Gets Left Out
  22. Mr. Conductor's Big Sleepwalk
  23. The Mayor Runs for Re-Election
  24. Stacy Says No
  25. How the Station Got Its Name


  • Danielle Marcot was added to the opening credits starting this season.
  • The third and final season consists of 25 episodes.
  • This was the last season to use the 1989 PBS logo.
  • Starting this season, Didi Conn sported a haircut as Stacy Jones.
  • The closing credits are the same as Season 2, in which the text reads: SHINING TIME STATION A co-production of Quality Family Entertainment, Inc., Catalyst Entertainment, Inc., and Thirteen/WNET, produced in association with YTV Canada, Inc. (c) QUALITY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 1993 All Rights Reserved.

TV Specials (1995)

  1. Once Upon a Time (January 7, 1995)
  2. Second Chances (April 12, 1995)
  3. One of the Family (September 22, 1995)
  4. Queen For a Day (December 18, 1995)

Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales (1996)

  1. Paint the Town Red (October 7-8, 1996)
  2. Splish, Splash, Splosh (October 14-15, 1996)
  3. Missing Whistles (October 21-22, 1996)
  4. Wildlife (October 28-29, 1996)
  5. For the Birds (November 4-5, 1996)
  6. Wish You Were Here (November 11-12, 1996)

These six episodes aired again in late January/early February and mid-August 1997 on most PBS stations.

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