Emily was ignored by the other engines for pulling Annie and Clarabel without Thomas' permission or knowledge. The matter was resolved after she saved both Thomas and Oliver from a nasty accident on the cross-points, and she was rewarded with two new coaches. Emily acts as a sisterly figure to the others, but can get into trouble because of her fussy and bossy attitude. She's nicer than she lets on. According to a magazine bio, she has a particular fondness for James and treats him like a little brother.