- "An engine with tender trouble isn't Really Useful."
Tender Trouble is a magazine story.
After being washed and polished, James has an accident as the Diesel reverses into his tender. James needs to go to the Works, but he has to wait until Toby is fixed. That afternoon, Thomas takes James' tender to the Works whilst Toby comes back to the Yard. The next morning, Thomas comes back to the Yard with James' tender mended and James is happy with his friends.
- The Diesel's number is missing.