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ATHEARN FORD RESCUE 2 PUMPER FIRE ENGINE 187 HO TRUCK MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN TOY
ATHEARN FORD RESCUE 2 PUMPER FIRE ENGINE 187 HO TRUCK MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN TOY
$17.38
MTH Electric Trains SD70M 2 Diesel Engine NORFOLK SOUTHERN 2662 Item 80 2266 1
MTH Electric Trains SD70M 2 Diesel Engine NORFOLK SOUTHERN 2662 Item 80 2266 1
$248.00
ATHEARN FORD C PUMPER FIRE ENGINE CO 29 HO 187 TRUCK MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN TOY
ATHEARN FORD C PUMPER FIRE ENGINE CO 29 HO 187 TRUCK MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN TOY
$16.06
Vintage Tyco  Bachmann HO Train Set Engine  10 Cars Track Transformer  More
Vintage Tyco Bachmann HO Train Set Engine 10 Cars Track Transformer More
$63.00
HO Sante Fe Engines 8294 2 in this lot
HO Sante Fe Engines 8294 2 in this lot
$45.00
Vintage Varney HO scale Loco Engine Burlington 2767 SILVER
Vintage Varney HO scale Loco Engine Burlington 2767 SILVER
$21.00
Edward Steam Locomotive EngineRailway Cute Train Models FREE SHIPIING Blue HJK
Edward Steam Locomotive EngineRailway Cute Train Models FREE SHIPIING Blue HJK
$4.49
225 HO SCALE 1940 V 8 FORD Sedan w Engine DetaL KIT
225 HO SCALE 1940 V 8 FORD Sedan w Engine DetaL KIT
$11.99
2 Bachmann Santa Fe 307 Diesel Locomotives HO Scale Model Train Engines Working
2 Bachmann Santa Fe 307 Diesel Locomotives HO Scale Model Train Engines Working
$30.00
CDH Ho Custom Weathered KRL 4 Truck Metal Flat Car H 4 Steam Engine Spectrum Lot
CDH Ho Custom Weathered KRL 4 Truck Metal Flat Car H 4 Steam Engine Spectrum Lot
$149.99
Train Table 4 x 8 HO Scale Scenery City Lights Buildings w Train Engine Cars
Train Table 4 x 8 HO Scale Scenery City Lights Buildings w Train Engine Cars
$500.00
Accurate Lighting forward only lighting kit for stream engines
Accurate Lighting forward only lighting kit for stream engines
$1.99
Athearn HO Coca Cola Engine
Athearn HO Coca Cola Engine
$10.49
HO AHM RIVAROSSI SANTA FE 4 6 4 BLUE GOOSE STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE MIB
HO AHM RIVAROSSI SANTA FE 4 6 4 BLUE GOOSE STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE MIB
$100.99
LOT OF ATHEARN HO SCALE SANTA FE F7A GEARED RTR POWERED ENGINE ITEM 3101
LOT OF ATHEARN HO SCALE SANTA FE F7A GEARED RTR POWERED ENGINE ITEM 3101
$24.99
HO Harley Davidson Engine  Screaming Eagle Box Car
HO Harley Davidson Engine Screaming Eagle Box Car
$9.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE UNLETTERED SWITCHR
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE UNLETTERED SWITCHR
$17.99
HO AHM RIVAROSSI UNION PACIFIC 4 6 6 4 CHALLENGER STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE MIB
HO AHM RIVAROSSI UNION PACIFIC 4 6 6 4 CHALLENGER STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE MIB
$124.05
Tyco steam engine  14HO scale 060 with tender
Tyco steam engine 14HO scale 060 with tender
$16.95
Athearn 3485 HO Train Auto Train U 33 B Diesel Powered Engine 4000 Never Run
Athearn 3485 HO Train Auto Train U 33 B Diesel Powered Engine 4000 Never Run
$80.00
POWERED LOCOMOTIVE PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL ENGINE   TEMPO
POWERED LOCOMOTIVE PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL ENGINE TEMPO
$1.99
Life Like Union Pacific Locomotive Engine HO Scale Train
Life Like Union Pacific Locomotive Engine HO Scale Train
$12.00
HO Train Engine
HO Train Engine
$9.99
HO SCALE SANTA FE 5028 TRAIN ENGINE AHM TEMPO
HO SCALE SANTA FE 5028 TRAIN ENGINE AHM TEMPO
$9.99
HO AHM RIVAROSSI PENNSYLVANIA 0 4 0 STEAM ENGINE  TENDER EXIB
HO AHM RIVAROSSI PENNSYLVANIA 0 4 0 STEAM ENGINE TENDER EXIB
$27.99
VINTAGE HO SCALE METAL ENGINE MANTUA
VINTAGE HO SCALE METAL ENGINE MANTUA
$4.35
HO Train Engine
HO Train Engine
$5.24
HO Train Engine
HO Train Engine
$44.99
HO DIESEL ENGINE DRIVE MOTOR PARTS ONLY
HO DIESEL ENGINE DRIVE MOTOR PARTS ONLY
$5.99
HO scale model Rail Road cars  engine
HO scale model Rail Road cars engine
$12.00
HO Red steam engine by Pocher
HO Red steam engine by Pocher
$25.66
BACHMANN HO SANTA FE FLYER TRAIN SET READY TO RUN 647 atlas deisel engine 00647
BACHMANN HO SANTA FE FLYER TRAIN SET READY TO RUN 647 atlas deisel engine 00647
$69.84
Engines Crane and other misc train pieces lot of 16 Mantua tyco and other
Engines Crane and other misc train pieces lot of 16 Mantua tyco and other
$43.00
Mantua 0 4 0 steam engine very weathered with weathered Rivarossi caboose
Mantua 0 4 0 steam engine very weathered with weathered Rivarossi caboose
$49.99
ho scale model power santa fe engine cars and track
ho scale model power santa fe engine cars and track
$34.95
SS Ltd HO 2111 Engine House Doors w Hinge 1Pair
SS Ltd HO 2111 Engine House Doors w Hinge 1Pair
$13.59
LOT OF 6 HO TRAIN ENGINES RUN BUT NOT PERFCTLY
LOT OF 6 HO TRAIN ENGINES RUN BUT NOT PERFCTLY
$30.00
Vintage Penn Line new old stock 6 plastic trucks for F7A engines
Vintage Penn Line new old stock 6 plastic trucks for F7A engines
$10.00
Hallmark Models Baldwin VO 100 Diesel Switcher Engine BN in orig Box
Hallmark Models Baldwin VO 100 Diesel Switcher Engine BN in orig Box
$25.00
Vintage Penn Linenew old stock 10 brass electricral pickups for F7 engines
Vintage Penn Linenew old stock 10 brass electricral pickups for F7 engines
$9.00
HO Brass Sunset Rio Grande 4 8 2 Engine Parts
HO Brass Sunset Rio Grande 4 8 2 Engine Parts
$122.50
BACHMANN Santa Fe engine with 3 cars and lots of EXTRA track
BACHMANN Santa Fe engine with 3 cars and lots of EXTRA track
$40.00
Santa Fe Engine + 7 Train Cars Penn Line Baggage Tohatchi HO SCALE
Santa Fe Engine + 7 Train Cars Penn Line Baggage Tohatchi HO SCALE
$100.00
Lot of 2 Twin Concor Green Pennsylvania Engines HO Scale
Lot of 2 Twin Concor Green Pennsylvania Engines HO Scale
$125.00
VINTAGE AMERICAN FLYER HO NEW YORK CENTRAL 4 6 4 STEAM ENGINE 5318 EXIB
VINTAGE AMERICAN FLYER HO NEW YORK CENTRAL 4 6 4 STEAM ENGINE 5318 EXIB
$99.99
Rail King HO Scale Train Set Santa Fe Engine
Rail King HO Scale Train Set Santa Fe Engine
$39.99
1960 Lionel HO 0564 Chesapeake  Ohio AlCo Diesel A Engine
1960 Lionel HO 0564 Chesapeake Ohio AlCo Diesel A Engine
$15.50
MARKLIN HO LOCOMOTIVES ENGINES 7 IN ALL
MARKLIN HO LOCOMOTIVES ENGINES 7 IN ALL
$475.00
HO Scale Engine Bachmann Santa Fe 307 GW
HO Scale Engine Bachmann Santa Fe 307 GW
$1.99
HO Scale Engine ATSF Santa Fe Locomotive GW
HO Scale Engine ATSF Santa Fe Locomotive GW
$5.61
HO Train engines 3 different
HO Train engines 3 different
$20.00
Marklin Steam Engine 3309 BR 85 Digital w Telex ESU LokPilot
Marklin Steam Engine 3309 BR 85 Digital w Telex ESU LokPilot
$159.00
MTH HO TRAIN KATY SD70ACE DIESEL ENGINE PROTO SOUND 30 80 2009 1
MTH HO TRAIN KATY SD70ACE DIESEL ENGINE PROTO SOUND 30 80 2009 1
$160.00
ATHEARN NEW YORK CENTRAL NYC HO BALDWIN S 12 diesel new in box Engine 9314
ATHEARN NEW YORK CENTRAL NYC HO BALDWIN S 12 diesel new in box Engine 9314
$64.95
Los Angeles LAKERS Hawthorne village train F 7B Locomotive Engine HO Bachmann
Los Angeles LAKERS Hawthorne village train F 7B Locomotive Engine HO Bachmann
$44.95
3 working diesel engines HO scale
3 working diesel engines HO scale
$7.95
HO SPECTRUM 81227 SOUTHERN FM H16 44 BABY TRAINMASTER DIESEL ENGINE LN OB
HO SPECTRUM 81227 SOUTHERN FM H16 44 BABY TRAINMASTER DIESEL ENGINE LN OB
$44.95
Vintage lot of Rivarossi steam loco valve gear + other misc parts engine
Vintage lot of Rivarossi steam loco valve gear + other misc parts engine
$6.99
Marx HO Santa Fe Dummy Engine Very Rare
Marx HO Santa Fe Dummy Engine Very Rare
$10.00
ATLAS HO SCALE MIDLAND RAILWAY SD 24 DIESEL ENGINE 4949 CUSTOM PAINT
ATLAS HO SCALE MIDLAND RAILWAY SD 24 DIESEL ENGINE 4949 CUSTOM PAINT
$16.25
TYCO HO Scale Locomotive Train 1261 Engine and Chattanooga Coal Car
TYCO HO Scale Locomotive Train 1261 Engine and Chattanooga Coal Car
$39.95
MANTUA HO SCALE CHESSIE SYSTEM CO POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 4301
MANTUA HO SCALE CHESSIE SYSTEM CO POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 4301
$14.99
LIMA HO SCALE BALTIMORE  OHIO POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 2914
LIMA HO SCALE BALTIMORE OHIO POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 2914
$14.99
AHM HO SCALE CHESAPEAKE  OHIO POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 7826
AHM HO SCALE CHESAPEAKE OHIO POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 7826
$14.99
NEW Athearn SOO LINE 4609 GP38 2 Power Railroad Engine 4434 HO NIB
NEW Athearn SOO LINE 4609 GP38 2 Power Railroad Engine 4434 HO NIB
$34.99
HO scale Train Lot 4 transformers engines cars track etc
HO scale Train Lot 4 transformers engines cars track etc
$125.00
Marx HO Western Pacific Engine Very Rare
Marx HO Western Pacific Engine Very Rare
$32.75
 NEW KIT  HO RDA BUILDING  BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE  NEW  STRUCTURE
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
$38.95
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$47.95
Marx HO Steam Engine 6096 Hard To Find
Marx HO Steam Engine 6096 Hard To Find
$22.01
Bachman HO Scale Electric Train Engine Lighted AT SF 2126
Bachman HO Scale Electric Train Engine Lighted AT SF 2126
$19.95
Mehano Master Model Maker HO engine and coal car
Mehano Master Model Maker HO engine and coal car
$52.99
Vintage Lot of Used Athearn shells chassis + others partsengineloco
Vintage Lot of Used Athearn shells chassis + others partsengineloco
$16.79
Steam Engine HO Scale Lot 7 Engine Lot
Steam Engine HO Scale Lot 7 Engine Lot
$110.00
VINTAGE MANTUA DIE CAST PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE AND TENDER
VINTAGE MANTUA DIE CAST PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE AND TENDER
$24.99
Sale TODAY HO Tyco SD 24 Burlington Route LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE GREAT CONDITION
Sale TODAY HO Tyco SD 24 Burlington Route LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE GREAT CONDITION
$59.95
Bachmann Sepctrum Diesel Engine HO
Bachmann Sepctrum Diesel Engine HO
$65.00
Santa Fe GP 38 engine
Santa Fe GP 38 engine
$9.99
7 VINTAGE HO TRAINS INCLUDING SANTA FE ENGINE WITH FIVE BOXCARS AND CABOOSE
7 VINTAGE HO TRAINS INCLUDING SANTA FE ENGINE WITH FIVE BOXCARS AND CABOOSE
$9.99
HO Scale JD BIG BOY 4 8 8 4 JOHN DEERE STEAM ENGINE DCC  SOUND  RARE
HO Scale JD BIG BOY 4 8 8 4 JOHN DEERE STEAM ENGINE DCC SOUND RARE
$1,299.95
CBQ 0 6 0 STEAM ENGINE SWTCHER USED RUNS 1999 BURLINGTON FREE SHIPPING
CBQ 0 6 0 STEAM ENGINE SWTCHER USED RUNS 1999 BURLINGTON FREE SHIPPING
$19.99
LIFE LIKE ENGINE AMTRAK 7 INCHES LONG
LIFE LIKE ENGINE AMTRAK 7 INCHES LONG
$7.99
BACHMAN ENGINE SANTE FE 7 INCHES LONG
BACHMAN ENGINE SANTE FE 7 INCHES LONG
$7.99
ATHEARN HO SCALE BURLINGTON GP 35 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 989
ATHEARN HO SCALE BURLINGTON GP 35 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 989
$24.99
AHM HO SCALE BALTIMORE  OHIO SWITCHER ENGINE ROAD 4820
AHM HO SCALE BALTIMORE OHIO SWITCHER ENGINE ROAD 4820
$9.99
AHM TEMPO HO SCALE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO BL 2 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 1845
AHM TEMPO HO SCALE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO BL 2 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 1845
$9.99
AHM TEMPO HO SCALE SEABOARD COAST LINE POWERED DIESEL ENGINE
AHM TEMPO HO SCALE SEABOARD COAST LINE POWERED DIESEL ENGINE
$9.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE MKT KATY GP 40 LOCOMOTIVE BACHMANN
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE MKT KATY GP 40 LOCOMOTIVE BACHMANN
$39.99
HO TRAIN DISPLAY STORAGE engines cars collectables
HO TRAIN DISPLAY STORAGE engines cars collectables
$42.95
UNION PACIFIC EMD 18 DIESEL ENGINE BACHMANN HO NIB
UNION PACIFIC EMD 18 DIESEL ENGINE BACHMANN HO NIB
$45.00
HO Scale SD751 by Athearn BNSF Engine
HO Scale SD751 by Athearn BNSF Engine
$95.50
HO Scale 2 8 0 Steam Engine by Spectrum
HO Scale 2 8 0 Steam Engine by Spectrum
$79.50
Athern F 7B SP Daylight 8091 Dummy Engine w NEW KD Couplers
Athern F 7B SP Daylight 8091 Dummy Engine w NEW KD Couplers
$13.75
HO Scale Brass 2 6 2 Steam Engine
HO Scale Brass 2 6 2 Steam Engine
$295.50
SANTA FE ALCO FA 2 DIESEL ENGINE MODEL POWER HO MIB
SANTA FE ALCO FA 2 DIESEL ENGINE MODEL POWER HO MIB
$35.00
Athern F 7A SP Daylight 6441 Super Power Engine w KD Couplers
Athern F 7A SP Daylight 6441 Super Power Engine w KD Couplers
$26.00
Union Pacific 866 Engine HO Scale Train SUPER Condition WITH ORIGINAL BOX
Union Pacific 866 Engine HO Scale Train SUPER Condition WITH ORIGINAL BOX
$19.99
HO RIVAROSSI RIO GRANDE 4 6 6 4 STEAM ENGINE 3800 POWERED
HO RIVAROSSI RIO GRANDE 4 6 6 4 STEAM ENGINE 3800 POWERED
$140.00
Bachmann model train engine for HO scale vintage Spectrum model
Bachmann model train engine for HO scale vintage Spectrum model
$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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