The Pros And Cons Of Living In "Shining Time Station"

The kids' TV show about trains had a lot going for it. Like mini-Ringo Starr!

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Remember Shining Time Station?

This kids' TV show aired on PBS in the '90s and featured the railroad tales of Thomas the Tank Engine along with the stories of the people of Shining Time Station — a group of kids, station owner Stacy (aka Frenchy from Grease), the magical Mr. Conductor, Schemer (a greedy, sleazy grown-up), handyman Billy Twofeathers, and The Jukebox Band.

It sounds cool...but there are some downsides...

Pro: There was this cool, live band inside the jukebox that would play punched-up versions of "Pop Goes the Weasel." They also pretty much called all the bullshit that went on in the station.