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"Emily the late engine! Emily the late engine!"
— The trucks
Emily's New Route

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


James Mason


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

August 29th,
2004 (UK)
October 2nd,
2004 (US)
August 11th,
2006 (JAP)
November 28th,
2006 (AUS)

Previous episode

Don't Tell Thomas

Next episode

Thomas and the
Firework Display

Emily's New Route is the tenth episode of the eighth season.


The Fat Controller is handing out new routes for the summer. Emily is pleased to be given the job of transporting flour during the summer, but James is unhappy that he has been given the job of carrying passengers along the Black Loch branch, because of the frequent landslides and the monster rumoured to be living in the loch. After Emily's trucks make her late, Emily is transferred to the Black Loch route, but perseveres and discovers that the "monster" is really a family of seals.




  • Going by production order, this is the seventeenth episode of the eighth season.
  • In the CGI episodes, a still from this episode can be recurringly seen on a poster at Maithwaite Station.


  • Emily is supposed to get water when James tells her about Black Loch, but she never does.
  • When Emily arrives at the mill for the first time, her steam platform is visible.
  • When Emily leaves after being scolded and when she leaves to collect the second load of flour, her first truck is missing its face.
  • The last truck that Emily accidentally leaves behind at the mill has a face at both ends.
  • When Emily brakes, her wheels still move.
  • Emily looks happy before she approaches Black Loch, even though she is supposed to be feeling worried.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Emilys neue Strecke Emily's New Route
Norwegian Emilys nye rute Emily's New Route
Japanese エミリーのあたらしいろせん Emily's New Route
Italian La Nuova Linea di Emily The New Line of Emily's

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