Rusty the Diesel is a short magazine story.
The Diesel thinks that Rusty is slow and lazy. He even teases Rusty for "rusting". One day, The Diesel has to pull some heavy trucks up a hill, but breaks down halfway and Rusty is sent to help. Rusty manages to pull The Diesel and the trucks up the hill. Now The Diesel never teases Rusty and they are the best of friends.
- Rusty and The Diesel share the same track gauge.
- The Diesel is missing his number.