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CAMPBELL SCALE MODEL QUINCY ENGINE HOUSE KIT 401 187 SCALE NOS
CAMPBELL SCALE MODEL QUINCY ENGINE HOUSE KIT 401 187 SCALE NOS
$75.00
Vintage train engine matua ho general cprr 3960 and 3240 cars +
Vintage train engine matua ho general cprr 3960 and 3240 cars +
$64.95
Tenshodo Brass EMD GP Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale
Tenshodo Brass EMD GP Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale
$109.99
Brass and Red Switcher Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale AS IS
Brass and Red Switcher Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale AS IS
$69.99
Brass Metal Street Cable Car Trolley Electric Locomotive Engine On30 HO Scale
Brass Metal Street Cable Car Trolley Electric Locomotive Engine On30 HO Scale
$249.99
Brass EMD GP Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale AS IS
Brass EMD GP Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale AS IS
$89.99
Lawrence Line Brass EMD GP Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale
Lawrence Line Brass EMD GP Diesel Locomotive Engine Undecorated HO Scale
$109.99
HO DC71 5 pole motor for Mantua Tyco engines and spare parts
HO DC71 5 pole motor for Mantua Tyco engines and spare parts
$8.50
Antique Tin Pressed Metal Locamotive Engine for Parts or repair Lionel Marx
Antique Tin Pressed Metal Locamotive Engine for Parts or repair Lionel Marx
$9.99
Lot of 2 Pressed steel tin train Engines
Lot of 2 Pressed steel tin train Engines
$20.00
SALE ORIGINAL VINTAGE MANTUA PENN RR HO SET OF 5 1 ENGINE  4 CARS WITH BOXES
SALE ORIGINAL VINTAGE MANTUA PENN RR HO SET OF 5 1 ENGINE 4 CARS WITH BOXES
$149.99
Bachmann TrainsSanta Fe Engine and 3 Santa Fe Cars
Bachmann TrainsSanta Fe Engine and 3 Santa Fe Cars
$8.00
HO Alco Century 628 Locomotive Engine Burlington Northern
HO Alco Century 628 Locomotive Engine Burlington Northern
$59.95
LACKAWANA 801 Locomotive Engine AHM Tempo Z 75351 HO Scale Train Car
LACKAWANA 801 Locomotive Engine AHM Tempo Z 75351 HO Scale Train Car
$3.99
F 7 CHESSIE SYSTEM BO 4472 CS Locomotive Engine Life Like 8685 HO Scale Tr
F 7 CHESSIE SYSTEM BO 4472 CS Locomotive Engine Life Like 8685 HO Scale Tr
$5.99
Woodland Scenics HO Steam Engine Hammer Mill WOOD229
Woodland Scenics HO Steam Engine Hammer Mill WOOD229
$8.61
Ty 51 1 a steam locomotive engine laser cut parts scale HO 1 87
Ty 51 1 a steam locomotive engine laser cut parts scale HO 1 87
$49.00
OL 49 cardboard model a steam locomotive engine  laser  Scale HO 1 87
OL 49 cardboard model a steam locomotive engine laser Scale HO 1 87
$49.00
VTG HO SCALE ELECTRIC TRAIN BACHMANN LIGHTED F 9 EMD SANTE FE DIESEL ENGINE
VTG HO SCALE ELECTRIC TRAIN BACHMANN LIGHTED F 9 EMD SANTE FE DIESEL ENGINE
$45.00
Tyco Santa Fe 5628 HO GP 20 Diesel Engine
Tyco Santa Fe 5628 HO GP 20 Diesel Engine
$4.99
American Flyer HO Gauge Steam Engine Caboose and Carrier Cars LOT
American Flyer HO Gauge Steam Engine Caboose and Carrier Cars LOT
$120.00
Huge Vintage Lot of Atlas Bachmann Tyco+ HO Engines Cars Transformers Amtrak
Huge Vintage Lot of Atlas Bachmann Tyco+ HO Engines Cars Transformers Amtrak
$147.50
Kanamodel Canadian Pacific CP Engine House NIB
Kanamodel Canadian Pacific CP Engine House NIB
$89.00
Athearn Southern Pacific engine No 2286 SW 1500 RTR COW 4006 HO
Athearn Southern Pacific engine No 2286 SW 1500 RTR COW 4006 HO
$34.95
Athearn Southern Pacific engine No 8634 U33 C GE Powered Diesel 3503 HO
Athearn Southern Pacific engine No 8634 U33 C GE Powered Diesel 3503 HO
$34.95
HO Scale 11in Trains Wooden Display Base Beveled WOOD Pine  NEW Engine Or Cars
HO Scale 11in Trains Wooden Display Base Beveled WOOD Pine NEW Engine Or Cars
$9.99
Athearn HO Miniature Realistic Railroad Train Diesel Engine Locomotive 3229
Athearn HO Miniature Realistic Railroad Train Diesel Engine Locomotive 3229
$30.00
2 ATHEARN 4166 PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL ENGINES TESTED AND DO NOT RUN AS IS HO SCALE
2 ATHEARN 4166 PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL ENGINES TESTED AND DO NOT RUN AS IS HO SCALE
$50.00
Vtg Train Tyco HO Scale Chattanooga 638 Steam Engine Locomotive 6 Cars + 2 Trans
Vtg Train Tyco HO Scale Chattanooga 638 Steam Engine Locomotive 6 Cars + 2 Trans
$49.99
Mixed Lot HO Scale Train Engines Cars Track Model Railroad 5lbs
Mixed Lot HO Scale Train Engines Cars Track Model Railroad 5lbs
$64.00
Union Pacific 0 4 0 steam engine HO scale
Union Pacific 0 4 0 steam engine HO scale
$11.95
Bachmann Ben Engine Thomas  Friends Sodor China Clay Co HO
Bachmann Ben Engine Thomas Friends Sodor China Clay Co HO
$56.82
CENTRAL RR CO OF NEW JERSEY HO GUAGE ENGINE
CENTRAL RR CO OF NEW JERSEY HO GUAGE ENGINE
$15.99
HO Bachmann Train Engine Union Pacific 1206
HO Bachmann Train Engine Union Pacific 1206
$14.99
Vintage unknown HO Train Engine Locomotive tender set 1950s
Vintage unknown HO Train Engine Locomotive tender set 1950s
$16.61
Southern Pacific 3432 Train Engine in box
Southern Pacific 3432 Train Engine in box
$9.99
Bowser 23383 HO Scale U25B CO 8118 Chessie System Engine Locomotive
Bowser 23383 HO Scale U25B CO 8118 Chessie System Engine Locomotive
$133.90
Bowser 23384 HO Scale U25B CO 8118 Chessie System Engine + Tsunami Sound
Bowser 23384 HO Scale U25B CO 8118 Chessie System Engine + Tsunami Sound
$217.90
Brand New Surplus Mabuchi Micro Mini can motor for Remotoring HO
Brand New Surplus Mabuchi Micro Mini can motor for Remotoring HO
$11.00
HO Piko  BR86 DB Steam engine Mint
HO Piko BR86 DB Steam engine Mint
$49.99
HO scale GE U33C undecorated Athearn diesel engine locomotive w box small parts
HO scale GE U33C undecorated Athearn diesel engine locomotive w box small parts
$64.99
WALTHERS CORNERSTONE HO 187 BLOWER ENGINE HOUSE PIPING EXTENSION 933 2958
WALTHERS CORNERSTONE HO 187 BLOWER ENGINE HOUSE PIPING EXTENSION 933 2958
$35.98
Athearn Trains Engine  box SW7PWR SW7DMY Conrail 4035 4060 caboose miniature
Athearn Trains Engine box SW7PWR SW7DMY Conrail 4035 4060 caboose miniature
$23.05
ATHERN HO F7A F7B DIESEL ENGINES  80189 N  S
ATHERN HO F7A F7B DIESEL ENGINES 80189 N S
$88.99
MEHANO HO 2 6 0 MOTHER HUBBARD STEAM ENGINE  TENDER GN  23166
MEHANO HO 2 6 0 MOTHER HUBBARD STEAM ENGINE TENDER GN 23166
$69.99
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER UP  M9928
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER UP M9928
$69.99
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER ACL  M9891
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER ACL M9891
$69.99
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER CO  M9907
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER CO M9907
$69.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE CHESSIE SWITCHER
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE CHESSIE SWITCHER
$17.99
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER LV  M9914
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER LV M9914
$69.99
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER BO  M9931
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER BO M9931
$69.99
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER PA  M9921
MEHANO HO 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER PA M9921
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE  TENDER SO  M513
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE TENDER SO M513
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER CP  T006
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER CP T006
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER LN  T006
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER LN T006
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER UP  T006
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER UP T006
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER CNW  T006
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 4 6 2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER CNW T006
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE  TENDER NH  T002
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE TENDER NH T002
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE  TENDER PA  T002
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE TENDER PA T002
$69.99
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE  TENDER NYC  T002
MEHAN0 HO SCALE 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINE TENDER NYC T002
$69.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE 2 8 2 MIKADO STEAM ENGINE  TENDER  54501
BACHMANN HO SCALE 2 8 2 MIKADO STEAM ENGINE TENDER 54501
$49.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE 4 8 4 OVERLAND STEAM ENGINE  TENDER W SMOKE 41 0535 01
BACHMANN HO SCALE 4 8 4 OVERLAND STEAM ENGINE TENDER W SMOKE 41 0535 01
$69.99
Athearn Ho Scale Santa Fe Diesel Engine 2963
Athearn Ho Scale Santa Fe Diesel Engine 2963
$16.28
Mantua HO Scale New York Central Train Engine 3992
Mantua HO Scale New York Central Train Engine 3992
$49.95
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$46.95
+ NEW KIT + HO RDA BUILDING + BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE + NEW + STRUCTURE
+ NEW KIT + HO RDA BUILDING + BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE + NEW + STRUCTURE
$37.95
Vintage HO Scale AHM LN Dummy engine Loose
Vintage HO Scale AHM LN Dummy engine Loose
$12.50
Vintage Penn Line new old stock 4 metal trucks for engines
Vintage Penn Line new old stock 4 metal trucks for engines
$12.00
Ho scale engines
Ho scale engines
$9.99
BACHMANN TRAINS THOMAS  FRIENDS SALTY ENGINE HO SCALE
BACHMANN TRAINS THOMAS FRIENDS SALTY ENGINE HO SCALE
$74.99
h o trains engines and cars new in box made by Powered Locomotive
h o trains engines and cars new in box made by Powered Locomotive
$39.99
h o trains engines and cars new in box made by Powered Locomotive
h o trains engines and cars new in box made by Powered Locomotive
$39.99
TRAIN CAR LOT HO SCALE 7 CARS 1 ENGINE 1 TENDER
TRAIN CAR LOT HO SCALE 7 CARS 1 ENGINE 1 TENDER
$20.00
IHC  808 1920s Era Fire House With 2 Fire Engines Sealed Mint
IHC 808 1920s Era Fire House With 2 Fire Engines Sealed Mint
$45.99
Union Pacific Bachmann Engine Train Made In Yugoslavia
Union Pacific Bachmann Engine Train Made In Yugoslavia
$19.99
Lot of 4 Rare Vintage Brass Sango Train Car Wheel Wheels Engine 2 used
Lot of 4 Rare Vintage Brass Sango Train Car Wheel Wheels Engine 2 used
$124.99
AHM HO Train EMD GP 18 Chessie System Engine Diesel Loco 4301 Never Run 5012
AHM HO Train EMD GP 18 Chessie System Engine Diesel Loco 4301 Never Run 5012
$129.99
HO TRAIN AHM RIVAROSSI MoTOR FOR A 2 4 0 BOWKER ENGINE NEW OLD STOCK
HO TRAIN AHM RIVAROSSI MoTOR FOR A 2 4 0 BOWKER ENGINE NEW OLD STOCK
$19.95
Roco Train Set of 4 Eisenach Trains Roco Train Engine Caboose
Roco Train Set of 4 Eisenach Trains Roco Train Engine Caboose
$35.00
120165 Faller HO Kit of a Two stall engine shed NEW
120165 Faller HO Kit of a Two stall engine shed NEW
$54.99
Bachmann C  O 4301 Chessie Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale With Box Paper
Bachmann C O 4301 Chessie Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale With Box Paper
$39.99
Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 2654 Train Locomotive Engine Works With Box
Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 2654 Train Locomotive Engine Works With Box
$34.99
Running AHM HO Scale Santa Fe diesel engine
Running AHM HO Scale Santa Fe diesel engine
$7.77
HO STEAM CHESTS Red  Cross over support + Rods ID Plz USED Older steam engine
HO STEAM CHESTS Red Cross over support + Rods ID Plz USED Older steam engine
$1.99
Bachmann HO F T Santa Fe LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE REALLY NICE
Bachmann HO F T Santa Fe LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE REALLY NICE
$36.99
5 Proto 2000 GP ENGINES
5 Proto 2000 GP ENGINES
$99.00
ALCO D 30 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 99 W SANTA FE COAL CAR H O SCALE TRAIN ENGINE WW
ALCO D 30 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 99 W SANTA FE COAL CAR H O SCALE TRAIN ENGINE WW
$15.00
BACHMANN HO SCALE DIESEL ENGINE GE U36B CHESSIE SYSTEM CO 4127
BACHMANN HO SCALE DIESEL ENGINE GE U36B CHESSIE SYSTEM CO 4127
$12.00
Vintage AHM HO GG1 4866 Pennsylvania Engine Excellent Condition
Vintage AHM HO GG1 4866 Pennsylvania Engine Excellent Condition
$69.95
Liliput HO  105 Superb steam engine Mint Olympic games special edition
Liliput HO 105 Superb steam engine Mint Olympic games special edition
$159.99
Athearn F 7 Santa Fe Dummy Engine
Athearn F 7 Santa Fe Dummy Engine
$11.00
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
Mantua Tyco Ho Scale Trains Train Set Mikado engine 312 20  10 cars 8 boxed
Mantua Tyco Ho Scale Trains Train Set Mikado engine 312 20 10 cars 8 boxed
$26.30
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CSX SD 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE LIGHT 67013
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CSX SD 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE LIGHT 67013
$44.99
Vintage AHM HO Scale Train Set Five Cars Transformer Track Engine NOS 5153 C PRR
Vintage AHM HO Scale Train Set Five Cars Transformer Track Engine NOS 5153 C PRR
$18.95
Athearn HO Scale Southern Pacific U33 C GE Diesel Locomotive Train Engine w Box
Athearn HO Scale Southern Pacific U33 C GE Diesel Locomotive Train Engine w Box
$45.00
Vintage HO Burlington Northern Engine 2264 984 Purchase Mint Condition
Vintage HO Burlington Northern Engine 2264 984 Purchase Mint Condition
$21.00
Bachmann Trains Engine 5 cars and transformer
Bachmann Trains Engine 5 cars and transformer
$9.99
ATHEARN GP9 SHELL BALTIMORE AND OHIO B  O ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE
ATHEARN GP9 SHELL BALTIMORE AND OHIO B O ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE
$1.99



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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