Emily's Day Out is a magazine story.
Emily isn't feeling happy when she was given a day off, as she tries to find something to do. Later she sees a school party arrived for a trip and takes them on a day out. However this was supposed to be James' train, as he was scolded by the Fat Controller for not getting ready for the trip. But when James arrives at the station to collect his passengers, they are already gone. By the end of the day however, the Fat Controller is pleased when Emily returns with the lost passengers, while James thanks her for giving him a day off. And Emily thanks him for giving her a day out in return.