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The Tale of Train Magic 

A young boy grieving over the death of his conductor father becomes obsessed with trains and railroads, and one day finds himself repeatedly returning to a train nightmare.



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Episode cast overview:
Ray Aranha ...
Susan Glover ...
Parasol Lady
Terence Bowman ...
The Gambler
Rob Martin ...
Wayne Morning ...
Train Conductor
Jason Alisharan ...
Sam (as Joanna Garcia)
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...


Ever since his conductor father's death, Tim has been obsessed with being around real and fake trains. A mysterious conductor named Ray Lawson tries to offer him a railroad watch and delivers a model train to him. This seems to transport Tim aboard a real train with actual people when he sets it up. His friend Cap Anderson reveals that Ray Lawson was a conductor responsible for his train, 713, crashing years before. Cap worries about Tim's gathering some more details about the many deaths that resulted and drives him out, but Tim follows him when he goes looking for Lawson to confront him. He sees Cap taken prisoner on the disappearing train that is doomed to repeat its fatal journey yet another time and must figure out how to board the train himself but stop it crashing so they aren't both killed in Lawson's place. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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21 January 1995 (Canada)  »

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(52 episodes)


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[first lines]
Sam: He's not coming, did he call you?
Betty Ann: No.
Kiki: Last I heard he was.
Betty Ann: Maybe he's grounded again.
Tucker: Or maybe he chickened out on coming here alone. He *is* afraid of the dark.
Sam: Well, he should've called.
[shoulders her pack and prepares to go, then stops when a light beams on her face and a train's engine and whistle are heard]
Frank: [walking up with a major flashlight and a tape-recorder] Relax. Not everybody *runs* on the same *schedule* as you.
Sam: [going back to the others as he passes] Cute.
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
By Jeffrey Zahn
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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