Our campaign mission is simple. To bring Shining Time Station back into the public eye. We’ll start with the movie that was wrecked by Hollywood. #RestoreTheMagic was coined as the hashtag for the campaign to get the Director’s Cut of Thomas and The Magic Railroad released or at the least as much material as possible released with a possible Blu-Ray release. Honestly I think Magic Railroad would look great with in a 3D remaster but let us not get ahead of ourselves.
I recognize that Thomas and the Magic Railroad is unpopular with many in the Thomas fandom. Indeed it is nothing like either Thomas and Friends or Shining Time Station which the later was simply meant to be a framing device for. However I find the movie as gotten better as it has aged with a campy cheesy goodness.
I see the release of the Director’s Cut as going hand and hand with at long last a DVD collection of Shining Time Station being released like with the campaign I set out with several years ago when Shining Time University was created. I even see the Director’s Cut as being the first step toward a full reboot of Shining Time Station and a chance to delve into an alternate universe of time travel magic and time warps with everyone’s favorite blue tank engine.
Please join us in our goal. I have fully revamped this site in launching restorethemagic.org turning comments on and attempting to create a social media like experience to build this movement from. The forum section you see is not a traditional forum but one more way I hope to grow into an entire army of campaigners and content creators for #RestoreTheMagic.
We are proudly powered and partnered with Sodor Island Forum in this endeavor. Please join the active discussion there. Many thank to SiF for their support and contributions thus far and into the future. Thanks to ShingTime95 for the video.
And Don’t forget to throw #FollowTheRainbowSun in there and ask for Shining Time Station in each letter, email, and call you make.
The PT Boomer chase scene. Doug Lennox’s Character was cut from the film completely because he was considered “Too Scary”.
A music video on both the film and Shining Time Station by our founder Rico Robbins.