Shining Time Station Wiki

This article lists the characters who only appeared in at least one or two episodes. 


Scuba Woman


This woman came into the station in a scuba suit. Schemer saw the flippers and thought he wore flippers instead of shoes. She was played by Annette Holloway.

She appeared in the first season episode, Pitching In and Helping Out.

Balloon Man


Allyn Gooen is the Balloon Man who appeared in the first season episode, Agree to Disagree where he demonstrated Matt and Tanya on the balloons.

Ed the Stilt Man


Schemer intended to impress this man by showing him his advertisements, but he liked the idea of the wall mural instead, much to Schemer's disappointment. He was played by Clinton Smith.

He only appeared in the first season episode, Whistle While You Work.



This woman was told she would catch her train, but the schedule said otherwise. After a misunderstanding, she misses her train, which makes her miss her wedding. Later, the problem is worked out. She was played by Susan Greenhill.

She appeared in the first season episode, Happy Accidents.



Two acrobats came into the station and entertained Stacy, Matt, and Tanya. They were played by Karen Gersch and Barbara Rhind.

They appeared in the first season episode, Happy Accidents.

Nathaniel Kaz


Nathaniel "Nat" Kaz (born March 9, 1917-December 13, 2010) is a renowned New York sculptor and artist, that guest-starred in the Season 1 episode, Ring in the Old.

He passed away on December 13, 2010 at the age of 93.


Nathaniel is Harry Cupper's old friend who pays a visit for a short stay at Shining Time Station. Nathaniel is a talented sculptor who demonstrates his craft to everyone when Harry presents a large block of clay to him as a gift.


Tom Callinan


Tom Callinan, who appeared in the first season episode, Impractical Jokes, arrived at the station and stayed while Stacy and Harry tried to fix the telegraph. He sang "Poor Paddy Works on the Railway" with Matt and Tanya while playing the guitar.

Amani Murray


Amani A.W. Murray is a saxophone player that guest-starred in the Season 1 episode, Finders Keepers.


Amani is a passenger who has misplaced his suitcase on the station platform. Unbeknownst to him, it is stored but hidden in Shining Time Station's Lost and Found section near the Arcade. The case's content has sentimental value to him as it contains a saxophone given to him by his father. Thanks to Matt and Tanya's conscience, Amani is reunited with his instrument, a plays a section for the friends out of gratitude.

Inspector Flanagan


P.C. Flanagan was an inspector (disguised as a passenger) who arrived at the station. Harry and Schemer couldn't come to an agreement of who gets the workshop, so after monitoring the station for a while, he exposed himself and gave the workshop to Harry.

He appeared in the first season episode, Just Wild About Harry's Workshop.

He was played the late William Duell.

Tony the Mover

Tony the Mover is the owner of a few arcade machines (coin-operated horse, elephant and pinball machine).

He is played by Robert Hill.


Tony enters into a partnership with Schemer to exhibit his machines in the now-expanded arcade (station floor). The muscular Tony senses that Schemer is trying to take advantage of him and his machines, so decides to pull out of the deal to instead feature his property at the new shopping mall where there is more traffic.




Juan "Pepe" Santana is a Folk Musician that guest-starred in the Season 1 episode, Mapping it Out.


Pepe is a newcomer to Indian Valley who arrives at Shining Time Station seeking directions to Farmer's Dell. It's revealed that he's from Amabato, a city in Ecuador high up in the Andes mountains. He entertains the Shining Time Station friends with a South American performance by playing pan pipes and the drum.


  • His first name is simply credited as "Julian".

Jerry the Juggler


Jerry the Juggler is a performer with the traveling circus train which makes a special stop at Shining Time Station every year.

He is played by Gabriel Barre.


Jerry is world famous and Schemer and J.B. King are counted as a few of his many fans.

Jake Scoop

Jake Scoop is a newspaper reporter with The Indian Valley Gazette.

He is played by Canadian actor, Albert Schultz.


Jake Scoop is a confident newsman always on the hunt for a big story, he sometimes comes across as being cocky.



Kevin Knowls


Kevin Knowls, better known by his stage name of Amazo the Great, is a magician seen in The Magic is Believing. He and Billy Twofeathers are old friends.


Kevin after travelling with his magic show. Seeing his friend Billy, Kevin tries to perform a magic trick for Stacy, Kara and Dan but fails to do so. He admits to Billy that he is now scared to perform after an accident he did on stage in front of a previous crowd. After showing Kara, Becky and Dan a trick and after Billy gives him some support, Kevin performs in front of a crowd of Shining Time residents. He performs his show succsesfuly to the crowd with much praise.


  • Kevin Knowls was played by Keith Knight, who was best known for his role as Lowly Worm in The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
  • In 2007 Keith passed away of brain cancer in his home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tito's Mother

Tito's mother appeared in a flashback story that Tito told the jukebox band in Win, Lose or Draw.

Tito's mother was impressed by how well Tito was playing the piano, even though Tito was only pretending to hit the keys and letting the piano do all the work. He eventually started to feel bad for tricking her, and decided to start playing the piano without help. He even played a song just for her.

Talking Balloon


The Talking Balloon is a balloon that appeared in Achoo. It is unknown who did the voice and lips of the balloon.


Just before Mr. Conductor left for the South Pole, he let out a big sneeze and spread gold dust on glasses of water and the yellow balloon, which caused it to talk. The balloon complimented on Schemer's hair. Schemer got the idea of paying people to talk to it, but the balloon said that she doesn't just talk to anybody. She later told Schemer that he didn't like J.B. King's hair that much after he came to the station. A little later, the balloon stopped talking to Schemer. Stacy speculated that maybe it ran out of things to say.



A Mime is seen in Stop the Press where he made hand movements for "Lucy's Leap" and "No Smoking".

It is unknown who played him as the actor was not credited in the end credits.

Buster King


Buster King is the nephew of J.B. King.

He is played by Ira Glasner.


When Buster arrived at Shining Time Station to visit his uncle, it became quickly apparent to Dan, Becky and Mr. Conductor that Buster was a bully. Dan finally put Buster in his place when Mr. Conductor was being threatened, and the bully was later given a firm telling off by his uncle.

Buster later paid a visit to Schemer's house where he and Schemee learned how to share and formed an unlikely friendship.

Just like Vickie and Schemee, he has a nasty attitude, only much worse.


Rusty Rob McRail


Rusty Rob McRail is the Chief Engineer of the R&O Recycling Train, a friendly but straight-talking man dressed in tartan coveralls, complete with a matching Scottish accent.

He is played by English-Canadian actor Michael Polley.


Rusty's garbage train becomes stranded at Shining Time Station after all of the Indian Valley garbage landfills closed because they no longer had capacity to take on any additional waste. Thanks to Becky and everyone's efforts, Rusty's train has been repurposed to haul recyclables to new processing depots in the Indian Valley.


Ted Typo

Ted Typo is an ace reporter with the Indian Valley Gazette, who appears to have replaced Jake Scoop after Shining Time Station's Season 2.

He is played by English-Canadian actor David Hewlett.




Emmett is a painter.

The elder Emmet was played by Larry Reynolds, while his younger self was played Colin O'Meara.


We're first introduced to the Elder Emmett who one day shows up at present-day Shining Time Station to inspect the mural. The mysterious Emmett is attired in period clothes which gives Kara and Becky the impression that he's ancient. Mr. Conductor whiskies the girls back in time when the newly-built station was having its mural painted by who we later find out is the younger version of Emmett.

Considering that the station was constructed circa 1885, this would make the mystery elder Emmett well over the age of one hundred years old!



Helga Boonswaddle

Doris "Helga" Boonswaddle is a "medium" Midge Smoot asked to come to the station to rid it of "Ghosts".

She was played by Jayne Eastwood.



William Twofeathers


William Twofeathers is Billy Twofeathers' grandfather, who was hired as a carpenter by the Indian Valley Railroad to build the new Shining Time Station's workshop.

He is played by Tom Jackson.


Like his descendant Billy, William's manner is direct, but comes across a little bit more gruffier.


Jebediah Schemer


Jebediah Schemer is Horace Schemer's grandfather who turns up in the newly-constructed Shining Time Station.

He is played by Brian O'Connor.


Jebediah is a snake-oil salesman professing to own an invention to cure all ailments, Jebediah subjects himself to his own electrical apparatus which results in the new trademark hair curl seared into the Schemer DNA.


B.J. King


B.J. King is an engineer on the Indian Valley Railroad. He is J.B. King's grandfather.

He is played by Mart Hulswit.


In How the Station Got Its Name, B.J.'s train is saved from certain disaster when Stationmaster Gracie Jones has him stopped in time from colliding into Jebediah's wagon with the aid of a lantern (which inspires the new yet-unnamed station's name)!


Mr. Richhouse


Mr. Richhouse is a career politician who arrives in Shining Time Station as Mayor Flopdinger's opponent during the mayoral election campaign.

He was played by former American President Richard Nixon impersonator Richard Dixon.


Mr. Richhouse answers any campaign issue questions posed to him in a vague and cryptic manner. After losing the election, Mr. Richhouse left Shining Time to participate in another town's election. Despite his shortcomings, Mr. Richhouse strongly believes in the importance of elected public officials being true to their convictions and stresses that once in office, they should strive to help all their constituents - even those who did not vote for him.


"Slugger" Cobb

"Slugger" Cobb is a professional league baseball player who visits Shining Time to make a guest appearance at a baseball card collector show.

He is played by actor Maurice Dean Witt.


"Slugger" Cobb drops into the station to ask for directions to the convention hall, only to remain unacknowledged by Dan, one of his biggest fans, who is glued to a TV screen thinking he's on television.


  • His name is a parody of baseball star Ty Cobb.





This woman is a posh customer who arrives at Dan, Becky and Kara's lemonade and cookie stand twice. She notices the stand when the kids are waiting for their first customer, and pays them five cents for one of their cookies, which she likes. She later returns after the kids raised their prices with Schemee, and pays them eight cents only to find out that the cookies are now really bad. Disgusted, she demands her money back, and challenges Schemer to taste another one of the bad cookies, vowing not to return again.

She was played by Gina Wilkinson.


Friends of the Flowering Catcus Ladies Auxillary


The Friends of the Flowering Catcus Ladies Auxillary is Midge Smoot's club. The members of the club make guest star appearances in Sweet and Sour in which they join their president in picketing Schemer and Schemee's stand for selling low-quality cookies and lemonade. Schemer's mother is also a member of the club.

Schemer's Mother

Schemer's Mother has been mentioned several times in Shining Time Station.

Throughout the series, it is mentioned that Schemer, despite being an adult, often relies on her to take care of him, as he is unable to fully take care of himself.

In Sweet and Sour, it is revealed that she is a member of Midge Smoot's "Friends of the Flowering Catcus Ladies Auxillary" club.

Tucker Cooper


Tucker is a cousin of Harry Cupper and a relative of Tanya, Tucker Cooper keeps up the family tradition of being railroaders by being a senior locomotive engineer.

He is played by Ardon Bess.


In 'Tis A Gift, Tucker arrives at Shining Time Station a month before Christmas to take over from Harry following the latter's transfer to Twiddly Junction. He is skeptical of J.B. King's mention of Mr. Conductor because the description of an 18-inch tall man is difficult to believe.


Mr. Nicholas


Mr. Nicholas, who is actually Santa Claus, arrives at Shining Time Station to catch a train called The Northern Star, but Stacy Jones tells him that train does not run on the Indian Valley Railroad. However, he is confident that the train will come. During his stay, he is instrumental in turning the young girl, Vickie, from a selfish brat to a caring person.

He was played by Lloyd Bridges.




Claire is Vickie's mother.

She is portrayed by Judy Marshak.


In the Christmas Special, she has to reluctantly leave her daughter behind at Shining Time Station because of the latter's last minute decision to not sing at the Christmas carols, much to her dismay, since she enjoys hearing her daughter sing. However, when she returns to pick up her daughter that evening, she receives the best Christmas gift she ever had: Her daughter singing their favorite song.


Skip the Carpenter


Skip the Carpenter is a carpenter that visits Schemer to repair his malfunctioning Murphy Bed in Schemer Presents! segment of How to Have Style à la Schemer. He was played by William Colgate.


Skip may be gruff and outspoken, but he's very patient and tolerant, and taught Schemer that everyone should act and dress whatever way makes them happy.

Jayne the Professional Actress


Jayne is a professional actress Schemer brought in to assist him in the Schemer Presents! segment of How to Apologize. She was played by Jayne Eastwood.


After realizing that Schemer duped her, Jane demands, and gets her apology.

Robby the Robot


Robby is a robot that Schemer ordered to try to make things easy for him, but things didn't go as expected.

Barton Winslow later purchased Robby from Schemer for free.


  • Robby the Robot has two different styles of heads one of which has hearts in its eyes when it's in love.


Sister Conductor


Sister Conductor is the youngest sister of Mr. Conductor.

She is played by actress Teri Garr.


She is a bit of a daredevil and likes airplanes.

Mr. Conductor mentioned in the Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, "Wish You Were Here", that Sister Conductor now lives on the Island of Sodor.


Max Okowsky

Max Okowsky is a railroad worker on the Indian Valley Railroad who takes up residence in the Shining Time Station railyard.

He is portrayed by the late Jack Klugman.


The reclusive Max was once quite a good baseball player, having once been given a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. Shortly after his arrival to Shining Time, Max befriends Billy Twofeathers' nephew, Kit Twofeathers, and inspires the lad to believe in himself.

Ned Kincaid


Ned Kincaid is shown on the mural of Shining Time Station. In Once Upon a Time, Ned was brought to life by Becky's wish and begins to date Stacy, which makes Schemer jealous. Although he disappeared back into the mural by the end of the episode, Stacey met Ned Kincaid's great-grandson, who greatly resembles his great-grandfather and lives in the present time. Both Ned Kincaid, and his great-grandson were played by Ed Begley, Jr.

Mr. Hobart Hume III


Hobart Hume III is the bigoted, arrogant, misogynistic, and hypocritical head of The Nickelaire Club, an exclusive organization that Schemer was at one time desperate to be part of.

He was played by Colin Fox.


Hobart Hume III is the owner of the Snarlyville Toxic Chemical Company. The posh Mr. Hume considers himself and the members of the club (which his grandfather founded) to be superior over anyone else they consider to be unworthy of membership. He was also a hypocrite as he kindly bid farewell to Stacy, Billy, and the children, despite his prejudice towards them. Because of his unchanging prejudices, the kids think he's worse than Oliver the Great Western Engine, Stacy advised him that his presence at Shining Time Station, other than for railroad business, was not welcome, and Billy called him a bigot, and told him that Shining Time Station wasn't a place for bigots.


The Repairman


The Repairman once came to fix the Jukebox after Schemer tried to put a bad nickel in it and it would not play. Later, when Schemer had an auction to get money to pay the bill, he gave the kids some money to buy Billy's flute and Mr. Conductor's whistle. In the end, Schemer did not get enough money to pay the bill so he gave the repairman his shoes.

The Repairman was the first person to know about The Jukebox Band.

The Repairman resembles and acts like Elvis Presley.

He played played by George Thomas.


Ed Hooyen the Painter


Ed Hooyen is a painter that visits Schemer to come and paint his house in Schemer Presents! segment of How to Have Good Table Manners. He was played by Michael Polley.


After realizing that Schemer is eating wrong, he shows him how to have better table manners.

Charles and his Mother

A little boy named Charles and his mother appeared in the third season episode, Mr. Conductor's Big Sleepwalk.

Charles saw Mr. Conductor and wanted him and his mother remarked: "You don't know where that thing has been."

Charles was played by Josh Hume and his mother was played by Elizabeth Hanna.


Mel is Barton Winslow's assistant.



Benley is a personal bodyguard/assistant to The Queen and Prince Michael.


Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith was a book salesperson.

She likes chess, Shakespear and art.

She was played by Myra Fried.


Delivery Guy and his Partner

A delivery guy and his partner appeared in Schemer's Alone.

The delivery guy was played by Eric Fink. It is unknown who played his partner.