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“Out of the way, empty trucks (empty freight cars - US Narration) coming through!”

Molly's Special Special is the third episode of the ninth season.


When Thomas arrives at the yards and meets Molly, who tells him that she is dismayed that Emily laughed at her for having the job of pulling "empty trucks," Thomas vows to help her make her trucks look important. Thomas has some tarpaulins put on Molly's empty trucks to create the illusion of covering an important load, and is at first satisfied, but later rashly tells Gordon that Molly's special will be more important than the Express, and thinks of another idea. He borrows some lights from Peel and has them put on the trucks.

As the two later show them off to the others, a gust of wind blows a tarpaulin off and the secret is revealed. Molly, humiliated, steams off; but when engines waiting at the Coaling Plant need the empty trucks to deliver coal, Molly realises her job was important after all. She and Thomas go off to get more trucks, stopping only to tease Gordon, who was stopped at a crossing to let them pass.




  • In the Day and Night music video, there is a deleted scene with Thomas and Molly going over Neville's bridge with "the special."
  • This is the first episode since the fifth season episode, Horrid Lorry, where Sir Topham Hatt appears but does not have a speaking role.
  • A few pictures shows deleted scenes where Thomas found the tarpaulins when he and Molly were at Kirk Ronan Junction after Gordon made fun of Molly.


  • Before Molly runs away, Gordon's front bogie wheels are derailed.
  • When Molly and Thomas arrive at the coaling plant, mechanism can be seen on the undercarriage of the last truck Thomas is pushing.
  • When Henry came up to Molly, Molly's lamp is facing backwards.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Hungarian Molly Különleges Szállítási Molly's Special Cargo
Gaelic An Luchd Araid Aig Molly The Special Cargo of Molly
Swedish Mollys specialist Molly's Special Cargo
Norwegian Mollys vikitge last Molly's Important Cargo
German Mollys Sonderfahrt Molly's Special Trip
Japanese モリーのとくべつなにもつ Molly's Special Luggage
Spanish El Especial de Molly / El Cargamento Especial de Molly Molly's Special / Molly's Special Cargo
Polish Zadanie specjalne Molly Molly's Special Task
Romanian Molly cel Specială Molly the Special
Danish Mollys vigtige last Molly's Important Cargo
Italian Il Trasporto Speciale di Molly Molly's Special Cargo
Russian Особый груз Молли Molly's Special Cargo
Chinese 茉莉的特别专车 Molly's Special Car
Korean 몰리의 특별화물 Special Cargo Molly
Finnish Monan Erikoinen Kuljetus Molly's Special Cargo
Czech Mollyin speciální vlak Molly's Special Train
Slovak Molyin špeciálny vlak Molly's Special Train
Thai มอลลี่หัวรถจักรขบวนพิเศษ Molly's Special Engine Fleet
Portuguese O especial de Molly Molly's Special

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DVD Boxsets


  • Together on the Tracks






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