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“Out of the way, empty trucks/freight cars coming through!”

Molly's Special Special is the fifth episode of the ninth series.


On a very windy day on the Island of Sodor, Thomas is excited to meet a new yellow tender engine named Molly. He 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 the engines are waiting at the Coaling Plant for 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.




  • Going by production order, this is the third episode of the ninth series.
  • This is the first episode since the fifth series episode, Horrid Lorry where Sir Topham Hatt appears, but does not have a speaking role.
  • A few pictures show deleted scenes where Thomas found the tarpaulins when he and Molly were at Kirk Ronan Junction after Gordon made fun of Molly.
  • This is the only episode where Molly appears as a main character to date.


  • During the scene at the flour mill, a piece of something can be seen hanging from under Molly's bufferbeam on her lefthand side.
  • 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 comes up to Molly, the latter's lamp is facing backwards.
  • In the Japanese version, trucks is translated as "荷台", which means "loading space" in Japanese.


In Other Languages

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

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