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"Emily the late engine! Emily the late engine!"
— The trucks

Emily's New Route is the tenth (seventeenth in Australia) 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 seen on a poster at Maithwaite Station and at Knapford in the twentieth season episode, Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks.
  • In the book, it shows that Salty was meant to be in the episode as he is trying to cheer up Emily with his stories.
  • In the Track Stars/Tales from the Tracks, and The Complete Eighth Series DVDs, the music at the beginning is played a few seconds later and in the PBS and Nick Jr. airings, the music is played earlier.


  • Emily is supposed to refill her water tank 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 the flour mill with only half the trucks, her third truck does not have a face.
  • 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.
  • In an extended scene of the close up of Emily's wheels, she's only pulling three trucks instead of six as shown in the Come Ride the Rails DVD game, Seeing the Seals.


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 Emily's New Line
Spanish El camino de Emily / La Nueva Línea de Emily Emily's Way / Emily's New Line
Russian Новый маршрут Эмили Emily's New Route
Portuguese O Novo Itinerário de Emily Emily's New Route
Gaelic An Slighe Ur Aig Oighrig Emily's New Route
Hungarian Emily Új Útvonala Emily's New Route
Finnish Emilian Uusi Reitti Emily's New Way
Romanian Nouă Ruta a lui Emily Emily's New Route
Czech Emilyn nový spoj Emily's New Joint
Polish Nowa trasa Emilki Emily's New Route
Croatian Emina nova ruta Emily's New Route
Slovak Emilyn nový spoj Emily's New Joint
Chinese 艾蜜莉的新路线 Emily's New Route
Korean 미리 겁내지 말아요 Do Not Be Afraid Preview
Danish Emilys nye rute Emily's New Route
Swedish Emilys nya rutt Emily's New Route
Thai เส้นทางใหม่ของเอมิลี่ Emily's New Route

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  • The Complete Eighth Series

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  • Stories From the Rails (Finnish DVD)




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