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Episode 5 is the fifth episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Dr. Belljar steals the John Bull locomotive from the United States in the year 1831.

After some Global Pursuit in the 1830s, Kevin and the time pilots meet up with Granville T. Woods, an African American inventor whose clues lead them to the year 1905. There, they run low on fact fuel and have to do a Data Boost.

While overhearing a conversation between Dr. Belljar and Carmen, the time pilots travel to Japan in the year 1964, when the bullet train, or "Shinkansen" in the original Japanese, was opened just in time for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Once they go to 1964, however, Dr. Belljar zaps their fact fuel, forcing them to do another Data Boost.

Later, Kevin is summoned to the Engine Room and acquires some clues related to the Chunnel which lead him and the time pilots to 1994, where they reclaim the John Bull locomotive.

Omar captures Dr. Belljar and Carmen.

Time Pilots[]

  • Omar Darou, Jr.
  • Erika Notestein
  • David Bonner

Sketches & Pit Stops[]

  • Cluefinder (Granville T. Woods) - 1905 (during Theodore Roosevelt's administration; when Granville T. Woods invented new devices for trains)
  • VILE Villain Clue - Japan in 1964 (when the bullet train opened and the 18th Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo)
  • Engine Room - 1994 (when the Chunnel opened)

History of Trains (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1992: MTV interviews President Bush on his campaign train.
  • 1970: The Grateful Dead records the song "Casey Jones".
  • 1964: Bullet train service begins in Japan.
  • 1946: President Truman seizes control of U.S. railroads.
  • 1931: The first all air-conditioned train begins operation.
  • 1905: The first electric lights appear on a train.
  • 1865: Lincoln's body carried on funeral train.
  • 1831: The John Bull locomotive arrives in the U.S.

Trail Of Time Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1865. What do passengers do in a Pullman railroad car?
    • Sleep
    • Watch Movies
  2. It's 1905. Who's improving air brakes for trains?
    • Casey Jones
    • Granville T. Woods
  3. It's 1941. Which is a popular song in the U.S.?
    • Locomotive Breath
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  4. It's 1960. What travels around the world for the first time?
    • Nuclear Sub
    • Hot Air Balloon
  5. It's 1970. Which television show features kids dancing?
    • Soul Train
    • Club MTV
  6. It's 1994. With which country does the chunnel connect England?
    • France
    • Germany


  • Instead of taking the capture crystal to the chrono-lock chamber, Omar touches the crystal to capture Carmen.
  • This episode is Dr. Belljar's first theft.
  • According to IMDb, this episode is titled "Derailment Dilemma".


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