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Athearn Genesis HO Scale Train Steam Engine G9003 USRA 2 8 2 Light PA 9627
Athearn Genesis HO Scale Train Steam Engine G9003 USRA 2 8 2 Light PA 9627
$115.00
SPECTRUM  AMTRAK  ACELA  HI SPEED  Engine  DCC READY  HO Scale Train
SPECTRUM AMTRAK ACELA HI SPEED Engine DCC READY HO Scale Train
$129.97
Vintage United PFM Solid Brass Sierra RR Train Locamotive Steam Engine 2 6 6 2
Vintage United PFM Solid Brass Sierra RR Train Locamotive Steam Engine 2 6 6 2
$700.00
Ho scale Tyco 638 Chattanooga Engine 2 8 0 with coal tender locomotive train
Ho scale Tyco 638 Chattanooga Engine 2 8 0 with coal tender locomotive train
$10.51
Life Like Trains Great Rails Union Pacific Engine HO Scale Complete SET NIB
Life Like Trains Great Rails Union Pacific Engine HO Scale Complete SET NIB
$69.99
Steam Engine BR 44 1085 Oil EpIII DB AC Digital Roco 68319 New+Sealed
Steam Engine BR 44 1085 Oil EpIII DB AC Digital Roco 68319 New+Sealed
$280.03
Vintage AHM Santa Fe HO Gauge Locomotive Electric Train Engine 2099
Vintage AHM Santa Fe HO Gauge Locomotive Electric Train Engine 2099
$24.99
HO Athearn GENESIS G6175 Diesel Engine SD 75M BNSF Premium Heritage 8213
HO Athearn GENESIS G6175 Diesel Engine SD 75M BNSF Premium Heritage 8213
$135.00
HO Athearn Custom REPAINT SD60 M Diesel Engine SOO LINES RR 6146 MIB
HO Athearn Custom REPAINT SD60 M Diesel Engine SOO LINES RR 6146 MIB
$99.95
HO Athearn Genesis RTR Diesel Engine Dash 8 44CW UNION PACIFIC RR 9649 MIB
HO Athearn Genesis RTR Diesel Engine Dash 8 44CW UNION PACIFIC RR 9649 MIB
$115.95
HO Scale  3179 Engine
HO Scale 3179 Engine
$14.00
Union Pacific Tin Engine United States Railway Post Office
Union Pacific Tin Engine United States Railway Post Office
$50.00
VINTAGE TYCO ENGINE WITH 3 OTHER CARS
VINTAGE TYCO ENGINE WITH 3 OTHER CARS
$9.99
SANTE FE SD40 2 BROADWAY LIMITED NEW HO ENGINE
SANTE FE SD40 2 BROADWAY LIMITED NEW HO ENGINE
$119.00
HO Roco RF 16 baldwin shark nose locomotives lot of 3 PRR engines
HO Roco RF 16 baldwin shark nose locomotives lot of 3 PRR engines
$56.95
HO vintage metal GG1 lot 3 engines Pennsylvania Tuscon Red
HO vintage metal GG1 lot 3 engines Pennsylvania Tuscon Red
$149.95
HO scale Walthers GE Dash 8 40B Powered diesel engine 931 165 New mint
HO scale Walthers GE Dash 8 40B Powered diesel engine 931 165 New mint
$50.00
SP NARROW GAUGE ENGINE HOUSE HO HOn3 Railroad Craftsman Wood Kit CM32401
SP NARROW GAUGE ENGINE HOUSE HO HOn3 Railroad Craftsman Wood Kit CM32401
$44.95
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP38 2 Southern Model Train Locomotive Engine G40613 AH
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP38 2 Southern Model Train Locomotive Engine G40613 AH
$229.99
HO Proto 2000 S3 Locomotive Engine Portland Maine Terminal DCC equipped
HO Proto 2000 S3 Locomotive Engine Portland Maine Terminal DCC equipped
$189.95
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE 4 6 2 MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES STEAM ENGINE MOTOR WORKS
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE 4 6 2 MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES STEAM ENGINE MOTOR WORKS
$35.00
HO Athearn RTR SD 40 T2 Diesel Engine SOUTHERN PACIFIC RR 8277 Los Angeles
HO Athearn RTR SD 40 T2 Diesel Engine SOUTHERN PACIFIC RR 8277 Los Angeles
$99.95
Santa Fe Train 24290 Engine
Santa Fe Train 24290 Engine
$0.99
HO Scale ATLAS Yellow BoxWestern Maryland Diesel Engine NICE  RD 3797
HO Scale ATLAS Yellow BoxWestern Maryland Diesel Engine NICE RD 3797
$39.95
SANTE FE ENGINE PICTURE FRAME
SANTE FE ENGINE PICTURE FRAME
$4.99
HO Scale ATLAS Yellow Box READING FP 7 Diesel Engine NICE  RD 906
HO Scale ATLAS Yellow Box READING FP 7 Diesel Engine NICE RD 906
$49.95
HO Scale Engine Shells Lot of 6
HO Scale Engine Shells Lot of 6
$13.99
HO RTR Athearn Diesel Engine AC4400 CSX RR 584
HO RTR Athearn Diesel Engine AC4400 CSX RR 584
$95.95
Tyco HO Scale Pennsylvania Diesel GP20 Lighted Engine
Tyco HO Scale Pennsylvania Diesel GP20 Lighted Engine
$10.00
LIONEL HO SCALE GP 30 UNPAINTED ENGINE
LIONEL HO SCALE GP 30 UNPAINTED ENGINE
$35.00
RSO Rock Island Engine Caboos The Rock 133274 Hopper Burlington 100024 Box p5
RSO Rock Island Engine Caboos The Rock 133274 Hopper Burlington 100024 Box p5
$15.00
Vintage HO Diesel Ready To Run Electric Train Track Engine 6 Cars
Vintage HO Diesel Ready To Run Electric Train Track Engine 6 Cars
$44.00
HO Atlas Master Diesel Engine Dash 8 40 NORFOLK SOUTHERN RR 8700 MIB DCC Ready
HO Atlas Master Diesel Engine Dash 8 40 NORFOLK SOUTHERN RR 8700 MIB DCC Ready
$129.00
LIONEL  48043 ho engines
LIONEL 48043 ho engines
$11.00
HO Atlas Master Diesel Engine Dash 8 40 NORFOLK SOUTHERN RR 8311 MIB DCC Ready
HO Atlas Master Diesel Engine Dash 8 40 NORFOLK SOUTHERN RR 8311 MIB DCC Ready
$129.00
HO Atlas 999 H2098 Diesel Engine Dash 8 40C CANADIAN NATIONAL RR 2125 url MIB
HO Atlas 999 H2098 Diesel Engine Dash 8 40C CANADIAN NATIONAL RR 2125 url MIB
$129.00
Baltimore  Ohio Electric Train Engine 1970s
Baltimore Ohio Electric Train Engine 1970s
$4.99
Preiser HO 14014 Railroad Personnel Steam Engine Crew
Preiser HO 14014 Railroad Personnel Steam Engine Crew
$10.98
Vintage Tyco Chattanooga 5628 Deisel Engine working light for parts or repairs
Vintage Tyco Chattanooga 5628 Deisel Engine working light for parts or repairs
$0.99
BRANCHLINE ENGINE HOUSE KIT RDA HO SCALE
BRANCHLINE ENGINE HOUSE KIT RDA HO SCALE
$36.00
MATTHEWS ENGINE WORKS Kit in HO Scale By RDA
MATTHEWS ENGINE WORKS Kit in HO Scale By RDA
$44.00
HO Atlas Master Diesel Engine C40 8W BNSF RR 829 DCC Ready
HO Atlas Master Diesel Engine C40 8W BNSF RR 829 DCC Ready
$99.95
NEW HAVEN HO ENGINE
NEW HAVEN HO ENGINE
$10.50
RARE 1960S SNCF ENGINE HO TRAIN TRACK SET PETROL TANKER
RARE 1960S SNCF ENGINE HO TRAIN TRACK SET PETROL TANKER
$175.00
NEW HAVEN HO FREIGHT ENGINE
NEW HAVEN HO FREIGHT ENGINE
$13.50
8 PIECE BACHMANN HO TRAIN ENGINE 5601 CBQ + TENDER+6 CARS
8 PIECE BACHMANN HO TRAIN ENGINE 5601 CBQ + TENDER+6 CARS
$29.10
HO ENGINE HOUSE FOR 2 LOCOMOTIVES HELJAN  1874
HO ENGINE HOUSE FOR 2 LOCOMOTIVES HELJAN 1874
$24.71
HO SCALE NEW WARM WHITE LED UPGRADE HEADLIGHTS 4 TRAINS ENGINE KIT
HO SCALE NEW WARM WHITE LED UPGRADE HEADLIGHTS 4 TRAINS ENGINE KIT
$29.00
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$35.95
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
$32.95
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD RR DIESEL ENGINE  DRONE BALTIMORE  OHIO AHM UNTESTED
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD RR DIESEL ENGINE DRONE BALTIMORE OHIO AHM UNTESTED
$9.88
Vintage HO Steam Engine with Tender
Vintage HO Steam Engine with Tender
$6.50
Vintage Athearn HO Steam Engine with Tender with Original Box
Vintage Athearn HO Steam Engine with Tender with Original Box
$34.99
Lot Of 6 HO Life Like Train Engine Caboose And Train Cars
Lot Of 6 HO Life Like Train Engine Caboose And Train Cars
$12.00
HO TRAIN GREAT NORTHERN ENGINE 28 PLUS 5 CARS 2 KITS
HO TRAIN GREAT NORTHERN ENGINE 28 PLUS 5 CARS 2 KITS
$9.99
Athearn AA DMY Dummy Great Northern GN 200 Diesel Locomotive Eng
Athearn AA DMY Dummy Great Northern GN 200 Diesel Locomotive Eng
$34.99
BACHMANNJOUEFHO SCALEENGINE HOUSETWO STALL3001300MINT IN SHRINK WRAPBOX
BACHMANNJOUEFHO SCALEENGINE HOUSETWO STALL3001300MINT IN SHRINK WRAPBOX
$19.99
HO SCALE LIONEL BURLINGTON NORTHERN GP30 POWERED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
HO SCALE LIONEL BURLINGTON NORTHERN GP30 POWERED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$7.95
ATHEARN 3483 U33B SEABOARD COAST LINE POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE READ 2
ATHEARN 3483 U33B SEABOARD COAST LINE POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE READ 2
$40.00
TRIX EXPRESS  STEAM ENGINE 897314 SCALE HO
TRIX EXPRESS STEAM ENGINE 897314 SCALE HO
$75.00
PIKO ELECTRIC ENGINE E11022 SCALE HO
PIKO ELECTRIC ENGINE E11022 SCALE HO
$70.00
HO Scale Bachmann Union Pacific Diesel Engine With M Of W Boom Tender Runs
HO Scale Bachmann Union Pacific Diesel Engine With M Of W Boom Tender Runs
$7.49
LIMA DIGITAL ELECTRIC ENGINE DB 120 002 1 SCALE HO
LIMA DIGITAL ELECTRIC ENGINE DB 120 002 1 SCALE HO
$90.00
HO Scale TYCO ENGINE BURLINGTON ROUTE Rolling Stock Model
HO Scale TYCO ENGINE BURLINGTON ROUTE Rolling Stock Model
$17.95
PIKO BR106 DIESEL ENGINE GDS SCALE HO
PIKO BR106 DIESEL ENGINE GDS SCALE HO
$60.00
ROCO ELECTRIC ENGINE 4141C GRUN BR118 051 2 SCALE HO
ROCO ELECTRIC ENGINE 4141C GRUN BR118 051 2 SCALE HO
$80.00
KLEINBAHN SBB CFF ELECTRIC ENGINE SCALE HO
KLEINBAHN SBB CFF ELECTRIC ENGINE SCALE HO
$70.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN DC LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN DC LOCOMOTIVE
$27.00
NOCH 15281 HO Engine drivers steam locomotive 6 figures  NIB
NOCH 15281 HO Engine drivers steam locomotive 6 figures NIB
$10.99
NOCH 15282 HO Engine drivers  shunters Epoch 3 6 figures  NIB
NOCH 15282 HO Engine drivers shunters Epoch 3 6 figures NIB
$10.99
NOCH 15283 HO Engine drivers electric locomotive 6 figures  NIB
NOCH 15283 HO Engine drivers electric locomotive 6 figures NIB
$10.99
HO SCALE BRASS SUNSET F 1 2 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
HO SCALE BRASS SUNSET F 1 2 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
$350.00
JV MODELS Haliburton Engine House HO Scale John Rendall Craftsman Kit NEW 2024
JV MODELS Haliburton Engine House HO Scale John Rendall Craftsman Kit NEW 2024
$43.95
train engine
train engine
$9.99
14 Pc lot HO Train Engines Cars Caboose Bachmann Mantua Santa Fe Union Pacific
14 Pc lot HO Train Engines Cars Caboose Bachmann Mantua Santa Fe Union Pacific
$9.99
HO CUSTOM Athearn Repaint SD 45 2XR Diesel Engine CLLX 6169
HO CUSTOM Athearn Repaint SD 45 2XR Diesel Engine CLLX 6169
$99.95
Rivarossi Ho Scale Train New York Central Steam Engine  Tender Set 5446
Rivarossi Ho Scale Train New York Central Steam Engine Tender Set 5446
$34.56
New in Plastic Atlas Model Railroad Co Engine for Shell New in plastic Sturdy
New in Plastic Atlas Model Railroad Co Engine for Shell New in plastic Sturdy
$3.99
TYCO PENN CENTRAL ENGINE 9769 W THREE FLAT CARS HO GAUGE TRAIN
TYCO PENN CENTRAL ENGINE 9769 W THREE FLAT CARS HO GAUGE TRAIN
$14.99
New Atlas Master Locomotive Silver Series SOO Line 809 Engine 7369 U30C
New Atlas Master Locomotive Silver Series SOO Line 809 Engine 7369 U30C
$119.00
Athearn County Fire Truck Engine No  12 HO Scale NIB
Athearn County Fire Truck Engine No 12 HO Scale NIB
$29.95
Overland OMI 5837 NS Dash 8 40C 8698 Diesel Engine Pro Painted RARE
Overland OMI 5837 NS Dash 8 40C 8698 Diesel Engine Pro Painted RARE
$550.00
HO Athearn Custom RTR REPAINT SD60 Diesel Engine SOO LINES RR 6052
HO Athearn Custom RTR REPAINT SD60 Diesel Engine SOO LINES RR 6052
$99.95
HO SCALE BRASS PACIFIC FAST MAIL G 3 4 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
HO SCALE BRASS PACIFIC FAST MAIL G 3 4 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
$350.00
MARKLIN Mrklin WWII MILITARY STEAM ENGINE 81003 ALL METAL SCALE HO
MARKLIN Mrklin WWII MILITARY STEAM ENGINE 81003 ALL METAL SCALE HO
$65.00
BTS 27502 Single stall switcher shed Engine house kit
BTS 27502 Single stall switcher shed Engine house kit
$24.99
HO scale Walthers GE Dash 8 40B Powered diesel engine 931 155 New mint
HO scale Walthers GE Dash 8 40B Powered diesel engine 931 155 New mint
$50.00
HO scale Walthers EMD GP9M Powered diesel engine 931 103 New mint
HO scale Walthers EMD GP9M Powered diesel engine 931 103 New mint
$45.00
HO scale Walthers EMD GP9M Powered diesel engine 931 106 New mint
HO scale Walthers EMD GP9M Powered diesel engine 931 106 New mint
$41.00
HO scale Walthers GE Dash 8 40B Powered diesel engine 931 161 New mint
HO scale Walthers GE Dash 8 40B Powered diesel engine 931 161 New mint
$49.00
HO scale Walthers EMD GP9M Powered diesel engine 931 102 New mint
HO scale Walthers EMD GP9M Powered diesel engine 931 102 New mint
$45.00
Atlas HO Gauge GP40 Diesel Engine WESTERN MARYLAND 7039 Excellent Working Cond
Atlas HO Gauge GP40 Diesel Engine WESTERN MARYLAND 7039 Excellent Working Cond
$39.95
Atlas HO Gauge Diesel Engine BO 4021 Excellent Working Condition
Atlas HO Gauge Diesel Engine BO 4021 Excellent Working Condition
$29.95
HO Gauge FP7 Diesel Engine PENNSYLVANIA Excellent Working Condition
HO Gauge FP7 Diesel Engine PENNSYLVANIA Excellent Working Condition
$39.95
Atlas HO Gauge Diesel Engine BO 3734 Excellent Working Condition
Atlas HO Gauge Diesel Engine BO 3734 Excellent Working Condition
$25.95
Atlas HO Gauge FP7 Diesel Engine PENN CENTRAL 7047 Excellent Working Condition
Atlas HO Gauge FP7 Diesel Engine PENN CENTRAL 7047 Excellent Working Condition
$39.95
AHM HO Gauge Diesel Engine BURLINGTON NORTHERN 6318 Excellent Working Condition
AHM HO Gauge Diesel Engine BURLINGTON NORTHERN 6318 Excellent Working Condition
$39.95
Atlas HO Gauge FP7 Diesel Engine BO No 7051 Excellent Working Condition
Atlas HO Gauge FP7 Diesel Engine BO No 7051 Excellent Working Condition
$39.95
HO Gauge AHM Amtrak Engine
HO Gauge AHM Amtrak Engine
$59.95



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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