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Tyco HO Scale Train Engine Model Electric Power Pack Buildings  Accessories
Tyco HO Scale Train Engine Model Electric Power Pack Buildings Accessories
$36.76
HO Train Engine GREAT NORTHERN 440A MODEL POWER
HO Train Engine GREAT NORTHERN 440A MODEL POWER
$7.50
Vintage Melodies Whimsical Train Engine Locomotive Music Box Plays Dixie Land
Vintage Melodies Whimsical Train Engine Locomotive Music Box Plays Dixie Land
$79.99
WALTHERS HO NORFOLK SOUTHERN TRAIN ENGINE 3554 GE DASH 8 40B NO 931 171 NIB
WALTHERS HO NORFOLK SOUTHERN TRAIN ENGINE 3554 GE DASH 8 40B NO 931 171 NIB
$39.99
BACHMANN SANTA FE HO SCALE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE 307
BACHMANN SANTA FE HO SCALE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE 307
$9.00
BACHMANN SANTA FE HO SCALE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE 350
BACHMANN SANTA FE HO SCALE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE 350
$27.00
ATLAS ATHEARN HO YREKA WESTERN TRAIN ENGINE BOX CARS CABOOSE
ATLAS ATHEARN HO YREKA WESTERN TRAIN ENGINE BOX CARS CABOOSE
$139.95
SUPER BOWL EXPRESS Santa Fe HO Train Locomotive Engine
SUPER BOWL EXPRESS Santa Fe HO Train Locomotive Engine
$5.50
SCALE STRUCTURES LIMITED GOULD FIRE ENGINE K 119 HO TRAIN NIB
SCALE STRUCTURES LIMITED GOULD FIRE ENGINE K 119 HO TRAIN NIB
$19.49
ATLAS SANTA FE GP38 DIESEL ENGINE 7021 HO TRAIN RUNS
ATLAS SANTA FE GP38 DIESEL ENGINE 7021 HO TRAIN RUNS
$54.99
HO Lot of Passenger Cars and Parts Engines MMR Custom Trains
HO Lot of Passenger Cars and Parts Engines MMR Custom Trains
$12.50
HO Scale Train Lot Cars Engines Custom Load Details Gondolas Dummys
HO Scale Train Lot Cars Engines Custom Load Details Gondolas Dummys
$96.15
HO Scale Trains NS C40 85W Rebuild Engine Shell by Big Dawg Originals
HO Scale Trains NS C40 85W Rebuild Engine Shell by Big Dawg Originals
$35.00
HO Scale Trains C39 8 Engine Shell by Big Dawg Originals
HO Scale Trains C39 8 Engine Shell by Big Dawg Originals
$35.00
MARX HO TRAIN SET IN ORIGINAL BOX TRACK CARS ENGINE
MARX HO TRAIN SET IN ORIGINAL BOX TRACK CARS ENGINE
$25.00
Train HO Pennsylvania RR 4567 Engine Model Very Heavyl OLD
Train HO Pennsylvania RR 4567 Engine Model Very Heavyl OLD
$19.99
HO DIORAMA CUSTOM WEATHERED BUILT OLD DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE THOMAS THE TRAIN
HO DIORAMA CUSTOM WEATHERED BUILT OLD DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE THOMAS THE TRAIN
$10.00
Vintage Train Cars and Engine
Vintage Train Cars and Engine
$69.95
2 HO Scale Bachmann Santa Fe Train Engine 307  1 Tyco Santa Fe Engine 4015
2 HO Scale Bachmann Santa Fe Train Engine 307 1 Tyco Santa Fe Engine 4015
$16.50
BACHMANN HO SCALE AUTO TRAIN 4000 GE U36B POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE
BACHMANN HO SCALE AUTO TRAIN 4000 GE U36B POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE
$149.99
VINTAGE TYCO HO SCALE TRAIN SET WITH WORKING ENGINE TRACK CARS AND TRANSFORMER
VINTAGE TYCO HO SCALE TRAIN SET WITH WORKING ENGINE TRACK CARS AND TRANSFORMER
$15.47
 1950S HO SCALE VARNEY ELECTRIC TRAIN SET WITH SEVERAL ENGINES IN BOX
1950S HO SCALE VARNEY ELECTRIC TRAIN SET WITH SEVERAL ENGINES IN BOX
$17.50
HO SCALE TRAIN Locomotive engine Atlas BNIB NEW LOOK  DCC TRAIN
HO SCALE TRAIN Locomotive engine Atlas BNIB NEW LOOK DCC TRAIN
$185.00
CSX Spectrum HO scale engine locomotive GE DASH 8 40C DIESEL 7584 Model trains
CSX Spectrum HO scale engine locomotive GE DASH 8 40C DIESEL 7584 Model trains
$22.50
Bachmann HO Scale Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends Electric Train Set Kids New
Bachmann HO Scale Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends Electric Train Set Kids New
$129.95
ATHEARN HO Scale Gauge Train ATSF Powered  Dummy Set Diesel Locomotive Engine
ATHEARN HO Scale Gauge Train ATSF Powered Dummy Set Diesel Locomotive Engine
$26.02
Life Like HO Scale EMD F7A Santa Fe Diesel Passenger Train Locomotive Engine NIB
Life Like HO Scale EMD F7A Santa Fe Diesel Passenger Train Locomotive Engine NIB
$37.99
Tyco Trains 251 07 GG 1 Elec Loco Amtrak 905 Engine Locomotive Railroad Toy
Tyco Trains 251 07 GG 1 Elec Loco Amtrak 905 Engine Locomotive Railroad Toy
$19.99
STEWART HO TRAIN SET 2 POWERED ENGINES 8 CON COR
STEWART HO TRAIN SET 2 POWERED ENGINES 8 CON COR
$129.00
Body Only DB 01097 Train Locomotive Steam Engine HO Gauge Metal
Body Only DB 01097 Train Locomotive Steam Engine HO Gauge Metal
$24.99
VINTAGE RIVAROSSI BALTIMORE  OHIO ENGINE 97  2 Train Cars Lima Italy
VINTAGE RIVAROSSI BALTIMORE OHIO ENGINE 97 2 Train Cars Lima Italy
$14.99
USED LOT OF HO SCALE ENGINES  TRAIN CARS FOR PARTS  REPAIRS
USED LOT OF HO SCALE ENGINES TRAIN CARS FOR PARTS REPAIRS
$45.00
mantua revell tyco ho train set engine 9 rail cars track transformer
mantua revell tyco ho train set engine 9 rail cars track transformer
$65.99
Outland Models Train Maintenance Accessories for Station Engine HO OO Scale
Outland Models Train Maintenance Accessories for Station Engine HO OO Scale
$4.99
AHM Vintage 6 Car Train Set Engine Santa Fe Scott Paper Union Pacific Chessie
AHM Vintage 6 Car Train Set Engine Santa Fe Scott Paper Union Pacific Chessie
$40.47
LOOK LOT HO SCALE VINTAGE MULTIPLE MANTUA TRAIN ENGINE AND FREIGHT CARS
LOOK LOT HO SCALE VINTAGE MULTIPLE MANTUA TRAIN ENGINE AND FREIGHT CARS
$32.00
2 ATHEARN HO TRAIN ENGINES SANTA FE 93 SDP 40 BURLINGTON 7151 SD 40
2 ATHEARN HO TRAIN ENGINES SANTA FE 93 SDP 40 BURLINGTON 7151 SD 40
$27.00
HO Train Set Lot Engines Cars Transformers Track Homes etc
HO Train Set Lot Engines Cars Transformers Track Homes etc
$350.00
Tyco Transformers Train Engine with controller and track sections
Tyco Transformers Train Engine with controller and track sections
$7.00
bachmann ho scale train engine runs flawless kadee couplers both ends great
bachmann ho scale train engine runs flawless kadee couplers both ends great
$6.50
HUGE LIFE LIKE Model Train Lot 7 Engines Santa Fe Livestock Texico Tracks HO Scl
HUGE LIFE LIKE Model Train Lot 7 Engines Santa Fe Livestock Texico Tracks HO Scl
$19.99
BACHMANN HO BETHLEHEM STEEL GE 70 TON DIESEL SWITCHER train BAC 60612
BACHMANN HO BETHLEHEM STEEL GE 70 TON DIESEL SWITCHER train BAC 60612
$79.84
Bachmann Trains HO Amtrak Phase III 978 E60CP DCC Equipped Engine  65507
Bachmann Trains HO Amtrak Phase III 978 E60CP DCC Equipped Engine 65507
$99.95
Bachmann Trains HO Amtrak Phase II 976 E60CP DCC Equipped Engine  65506
Bachmann Trains HO Amtrak Phase II 976 E60CP DCC Equipped Engine 65506
$99.95
Intermountain  49326 4 SD40 2 Norfolk Southern  3399 HO train engine
Intermountain 49326 4 SD40 2 Norfolk Southern 3399 HO train engine
$123.99
BURLINGTON NORTHERN TRAIN ENGINE AND 5 CARSin box+manuals plus lots of track
BURLINGTON NORTHERN TRAIN ENGINE AND 5 CARSin box+manuals plus lots of track
$52.49
5 Vintage Train Cars Amtrak Train Cars AMTRAK ENGINE
5 Vintage Train Cars Amtrak Train Cars AMTRAK ENGINE
$40.00
HO AHM RIVAROSSI 2197 USRA MALLET PRR 2 8 8 2 LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE + PARTS
HO AHM RIVAROSSI 2197 USRA MALLET PRR 2 8 8 2 LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE + PARTS
$155.00
Vintage Lot HO Tyco Train Set Transformers Engines Track Cars Buildings
Vintage Lot HO Tyco Train Set Transformers Engines Track Cars Buildings
$66.02
Tyco HO Scale Vintage Comin Round the Mountain Diesel Engine Locomotive Train
Tyco HO Scale Vintage Comin Round the Mountain Diesel Engine Locomotive Train
$11.00
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas  Friends Percy the Small Engine 58742
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas Friends Percy the Small Engine 58742
$40.11
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas  Friends Thomas The Tank Engine 58741
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas Friends Thomas The Tank Engine 58741
$40.11
Vintage Train Italy Rivarossi Steam Engine 8 CRR of NJ Original Box
Vintage Train Italy Rivarossi Steam Engine 8 CRR of NJ Original Box
$12.99
AHM Army Train Engine plus 7 cars
AHM Army Train Engine plus 7 cars
$19.95
AS IS Bachmann ATSF Locomotive Train Engine  3283 UNTESTED
AS IS Bachmann ATSF Locomotive Train Engine 3283 UNTESTED
$25.00
Bachmann H O scale Auto Train with Diesal Engine + 3 seperate Cars
Bachmann H O scale Auto Train with Diesal Engine + 3 seperate Cars
$147.50
VINTAGE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE BALTIORE AND OHIO 82
VINTAGE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE BALTIORE AND OHIO 82
$16.00
VINTAGE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE ROCK ISLAND 425 AHN TEMPO
VINTAGE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE ROCK ISLAND 425 AHN TEMPO
$16.00
VINTAGE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE BACHMANN 1201
VINTAGE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE BACHMANN 1201
$16.00
HUGE HO TRAIN LOT HOUSES LIONEL TRAINS CARS ENGINES TRACK TREES CONTROLLERS +++
HUGE HO TRAIN LOT HOUSES LIONEL TRAINS CARS ENGINES TRACK TREES CONTROLLERS +++
$26.03
HO Trains 1 Engine and 10 Cars Various Mfgs
HO Trains 1 Engine and 10 Cars Various Mfgs
$9.50
Liliput by Bachmann L131022 BR 75 406 DRG Epoch11 Tank Engine 2 6 2 Train
Liliput by Bachmann L131022 BR 75 406 DRG Epoch11 Tank Engine 2 6 2 Train
$79.99
three HO gauge train engines
three HO gauge train engines
$20.25
HO Scale Trains 1 Engine and 19 Cars and Extras
HO Scale Trains 1 Engine and 19 Cars and Extras
$15.00
VINTAGE DELUXE MARX HO TRAIN SET ORIGINAL BOX 17870 TRACK NEW HAVEN ENGINE PLUS
VINTAGE DELUXE MARX HO TRAIN SET ORIGINAL BOX 17870 TRACK NEW HAVEN ENGINE PLUS
$59.99
Lionel HO SP Southern Pacific 4 6 2 Steam Loco Engine  Tender Train 0636 WORKS
Lionel HO SP Southern Pacific 4 6 2 Steam Loco Engine Tender Train 0636 WORKS
$19.69
Lot Tyco HO Scale Train Set with Tracks Engine Train Cars and Transformer
Lot Tyco HO Scale Train Set with Tracks Engine Train Cars and Transformer
$31.01
HO All Scale Model Train Boxcar Engine Passenger Inventory Tracking Software CD
HO All Scale Model Train Boxcar Engine Passenger Inventory Tracking Software CD
$19.95
Rivarossi Model Train Engine HO Scale GE Seaboard Coast Line
Rivarossi Model Train Engine HO Scale GE Seaboard Coast Line
$15.22
Vintage Marklin HO OOO Metal Two 2 Stall Engine Train House Station Made Germany
Vintage Marklin HO OOO Metal Two 2 Stall Engine Train House Station Made Germany
$99.99
Lionel HO train engine 0602
Lionel HO train engine 0602
$19.95
Old AHM HO 5301 Brill Trolley Train Engine Box + 354 Municipal + 2350
Old AHM HO 5301 Brill Trolley Train Engine Box + 354 Municipal + 2350
$24.99
Hornby HO Thomas The Tank Engine Train Set
Hornby HO Thomas The Tank Engine Train Set
$100.00
HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN DIESEL LOCO ENGINE SANTA FE 3560 LIFE LIKE Nice COND
HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN DIESEL LOCO ENGINE SANTA FE 3560 LIFE LIKE Nice COND
$29.99
LIFE LIKE SANTA FE TRAIN SET ENGINE 3056 TRACK CABOOSE BOX COAL POWER SUPPLY Lot
LIFE LIKE SANTA FE TRAIN SET ENGINE 3056 TRACK CABOOSE BOX COAL POWER SUPPLY Lot
$64.99
Tyco HO Scale Santa Fe 5628 Train Engine
Tyco HO Scale Santa Fe 5628 Train Engine
$22.95
Two HO Train Engines  Transformer
Two HO Train Engines Transformer
$15.50
Vintage Lot HO Tyco Train Set Transformers Engines Track Cars Buildings
Vintage Lot HO Tyco Train Set Transformers Engines Track Cars Buildings
$125.00
 1960S ALCO FA2 SANTA FE ENGINE AND TRAIN CAR MINT SEALED IN ORIGINAL BOXES
1960S ALCO FA2 SANTA FE ENGINE AND TRAIN CAR MINT SEALED IN ORIGINAL BOXES
$10.94
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Troublesome Truck  3 77025
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Troublesome Truck 3 77025
$17.60
Train Miniature LTD HO Great Northern Powered FB 1 Diesel Engine Painted RARE
Train Miniature LTD HO Great Northern Powered FB 1 Diesel Engine Painted RARE
$9.99
Train Miniature LTD HO Undecorated Powered FA 1 Diesel Engine Clear Model
Train Miniature LTD HO Undecorated Powered FA 1 Diesel Engine Clear Model
$9.99
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Ice Cream Wagon 77021
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Ice Cream Wagon 77021
$24.00
Train Miniature MICRO CAST HO Great Northern Powered FA 1 Diesel Engine GN 276A
Train Miniature MICRO CAST HO Great Northern Powered FA 1 Diesel Engine GN 276A
$9.99
Plastic HO Union Pacific Diesel Train Engine China UP Runs Well Video Inside
Plastic HO Union Pacific Diesel Train Engine China UP Runs Well Video Inside
$40.00
bachmann ho train santa fe diesel loco locomotive engine good condition tested
bachmann ho train santa fe diesel loco locomotive engine good condition tested
$35.00
Old AHM HO Florida East Coast Double Diesel A B Units Train Engine Red
Old AHM HO Florida East Coast Double Diesel A B Units Train Engine Red
$19.99
Rapido HO Scale GMD 1 Canadian National Model Train Locomotive Engine Diesel BC
Rapido HO Scale GMD 1 Canadian National Model Train Locomotive Engine Diesel BC
$73.00
Star Wars Train Engine  Train set
Star Wars Train Engine Train set
$146.00
TYCO Train Set Engines Cars Tracks Rails IN BOX COLLECTION COMPLETE LOT
TYCO Train Set Engines Cars Tracks Rails IN BOX COLLECTION COMPLETE LOT
$39.99
ho trains steam engines tyco
ho trains steam engines tyco
$19.00
ho train steam engine
ho train steam engine
$19.00
Vintage Walthers Train line Engine 283 Union Pacific WORKS
Vintage Walthers Train line Engine 283 Union Pacific WORKS
$24.99
Lima HO Electric Train Set Made in Italy 1970 80s  extra Engine
Lima HO Electric Train Set Made in Italy 1970 80s extra Engine
$42.49
HO Train Engine AT  FS
HO Train Engine AT FS
$20.00
Athearn CSX GP 40 2 Train Engine
Athearn CSX GP 40 2 Train Engine
$100.00
ATHEARN COCA COLA 8292 F SERIES LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE Coke engine diesel train
ATHEARN COCA COLA 8292 F SERIES LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE Coke engine diesel train
$69.99
HO Scale Trains E 8 with assorted parts Engine Shell by Big Dawg
HO Scale Trains E 8 with assorted parts Engine Shell by Big Dawg
$35.00
BO Model Train Engine
BO Model Train Engine
$50.00



Why are train diesel engines kept running?

I'm spending quite some time in Spain every year and in my region they have a lot of diesel powered trains.

Of course the trains have some rest time at end stations, from half an hour and sometimes up to a few hours. I wonder why they not only leave the engines running during this time but often running at high revs.

It seems like a total waste of fuel and very unfriendly to the environment. Also these trains produce a lot of noise in the station.

Anyone know why this is done? (And i mean know, not speculate. Don't need help for that. :-) ).

GE units have a four stroke prime mover and neither the two or four strokers I am familiar with run anti-freeze. The green or purple tint seen in the water in the sight glass is actually a dye that reacts when a black light is shined on them. These tests are used to detect leaks or cracks during some regular service intervals.

Fuel was cheap, and constant starting and stopping the prime mover really promoted metal fatigue and consequent expensive engine failure. Most newer locos have a two speed idle that automatically compensates for temperature changes, idling slower when warmer, faster during freezing conditions.

Most outside terminals (no round house forces) have a red light that lights automatically if the temperature is expected to drop below 40 degrees F. At all other times, then engines are to be shut down if being left unattended for more than one hour. With anywhere between 4200 to 5000 gal US fuel tanks, it costs a few bucks to fill one.

Even if burning 4 gallons per hour at slow idle, and you are running four or five thousand locomotives (or more) at any given time, the cash outlay for idling engines becomes quite considerable.

When I left the service in 2000, fuel conservation practices in place at the time dictated that even if stuck in a siding for a considerable length of time as informed by the train dispatcher, the lead locomotive was left running to hold the air while all others in the consist were to be shut down.

It has gotten to the point where train handling practices are being compromised for the sake of fuel savings.



"90 class" heavy haul locomotives on coal train in NSW - Pacific National



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