When I was little, or at least littler, I had a hard time grasping how television schedules worked. I did not understand that the television guide could tell you what show was on when.
In essence, I believed that television programs came on randomly.
So, suffice it to say that when one of my favorites came on, I was completely unmovable from the television set. My attention could not be pried from the screen.
There were a few shows that I was more than a bit fond of that never came on enough, and today, I suddenly remembered what one of them was called.
The Secret Railroad.
What a bizarre show, as were many of the Canadian made shows that first debuted in french and were later brought to the english market. The show featured Simon, a boy who finds the railway in the basement of his apartment building. You could always count on TVO to appeal to a kid that lived in an apartment building.
Simon would embark on a grand adventure with the train, stopping to pick up Mr. Passenger, and Mr. Passenger’s cat, called Melanie. Further down the line, deeper into the adventure, came Stella.
Stella. What a girl. She played a different role in each episode. Great hair too. I admit perhaps a slight crush on this enigmatic young lady.
Anyway, this trip down memory lane has reached its final destination. If you ever get a chance to experience the Secret Railroad, check it out. I loved the hell out of it, but never got to see enough of it because I never knew when it was coming on.