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“Sparkle sparkle sparkle!”
―Mr. Conductor, Thomas and the Magic Railroad

Mr. Conductor is a major character in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. He is a 20-centimetre tall conductor who narrated the television series episodes that aired on Shining Time Station. Mr. Conductor has a cousin named Junior.

He was portrayed by Ringo Starr and George Carlin on Shining Time Station and by Alec Baldwin in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, each one being a different member of the Conductor family.



  • Mr. Conductor has also been a regular character at Day Out with Thomas events at the Battlefield Railway in the UK. Sam Wilkinson played him at some of these events.
  • He is the first character of the franchise to narrate in first-person, a role which would be given to Thomas eighteen years later.
  • On 10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, the whistle sound used by George Carlin's Mr. Conductor during the second and third seasons of Shining Time Station is heard at the start of each episode.


See also

Shining Time Station Wiki
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