Mr. Conductor's Fourth of July

John Ferraro


Nancy Chapelle


Sean Kelly


George Carlin

Air date

June 25th, 1993

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Shining Time

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Mr. Conductor's Fourth of July is the thirteenth episode of the third season.


While Bily and the kids are outside listening to Stacy's speech on freedom, Schemer and Schemee go on a secret mission and turn the station upside down to look for gold. Schemee vacuums up Mr. Conductor's magic dust and he cannot disappear anymore.


Thomas Story

Jukebox Band Segment Songs

  • New River Train
  • Patriotic Medley with four Independence Day songs
  • John Henry (replacing the patriotic medley in some international airings)


  • This is the first time a member of the Conductor Family (Mr. Conductor) runs out of gold dust. The only other times were in One of the Family and Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • The one-man band Washboard Hank, who previously appeared in the season 2 episode "All's Fair," makes a return appearance in the opening scene.
  • In some international airings, the song "Patriotic Medley" is replaced with "John Henry" from the Season 2 episode "Crackpot."
  • This is the first and only time we see Schemer and Schemee see Mr. Conductor (although not in clear view).
  • This was the last episode to have one appearance of a Thomas story, before some Season 1 stories were repeated, starting with Stacy Forgets Her Name.


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