Faith, Hope and Anxiety is the sixth episode of the first season of Shining Time Station.

Plot

Tanya and Matt are sad because Harry cannot take them fishing due to a broken signal box. Harry says work before play and Stacy reminds them that everyone has important jobs. To cheer them up, she gives them a package with Mr. Conductor inside. He tells them about the conductor Thomas once left behind, which teaches the kids patience. Stacy reminds them not to let one bad thing ruin their day. But right after this, they notice the time and realize they won't go fishing. Mr. Conductor tells them that Thomas had the same dilemma. After, he tells them to have faith in Harry and hope they can go fishing. After Harry arrives, they go on the train to fix the signal and finally go fishing.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Flexitoon Puppeteers

Mentioned characters

Thomas Stories

Thomas is very proud of his Branch Line, and his two old coaches Annie and Clarabel. Both carry passengers, except Clarabel also carries the conductor as well. One day, after Henry arrives late at the Junction, Thomas finds himself behind schedule and when the Conductor blows his whistle, Thomas steams off without giving him enough time to board the train. Annie and Clarabel try to warn Thomas that they have left him behind, but the conductor only manages to catch up when Thomas is stopped at a signal. Thomas apologizes to the conductor, then they set off again.
Thomas has a desire to fish, but the others and his driver tell him "Engines don't go fishing!" When the water tower is out of order, Thomas has to take on water from the river using a bucket. Suddenly, he feels like he's going to burst and suffers pain.  The driver and fireman look inside his tank to discover fish swimming around! Sir Topham Hatt and Crew fish them out of Thomas’ tank and have a lovely supper of Fish ‘n’ Chips. Poor Thomas finally agrees, "Engines don't go fishing!"

Jukebox Band Segment Song

  • The Wabash Cannonball

Cartoons and Songs

Trivia

  • Sequence from Red Ball Express by Steve Segal
  • Footage from Steam People

Goofs

  • As Stacy sits down on the arcade steps, a boom microphone is visible for a second.

Gallery

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