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5 VINTAGE HO GAGE DIESEL ENGINES FOR THE HANDY MAN
5 VINTAGE HO GAGE DIESEL ENGINES FOR THE HANDY MAN
$17.00
Vintage HO scale Mantua Tyco Santa Fe 4301 train Locomotive engine
Vintage HO scale Mantua Tyco Santa Fe 4301 train Locomotive engine
$5.99
Athearn HO Scale Train Coke Coca Cola GP38 2 Locomotive Engine + 3 Cars
Athearn HO Scale Train Coke Coca Cola GP38 2 Locomotive Engine + 3 Cars
$229.49
ho scale engines
ho scale engines
$50.00
Vintage HO scale Tempo Florida East Cost train Locomotive engine
Vintage HO scale Tempo Florida East Cost train Locomotive engine
$5.99
Ho Scale Amtrak Engine
Ho Scale Amtrak Engine
$20.00
Bachmann Thomas The Tank Engine Set HO Scale With Annie  Clarabell
Bachmann Thomas The Tank Engine Set HO Scale With Annie Clarabell
$26.00
Vintage HO scale Mantua Tyco Burlington 5628 train Locomotive engine
Vintage HO scale Mantua Tyco Burlington 5628 train Locomotive engine
$5.99
Hawthorne Village Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Engine with COA
Hawthorne Village Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Engine with COA
$19.99
HO Scale 0 4 0 Unmarked Small Steam Switcher Engine 96 by Rivarossi 1951 Parts
HO Scale 0 4 0 Unmarked Small Steam Switcher Engine 96 by Rivarossi 1951 Parts
$5.99
ho scale athearn GP40 2 CSX 89753 locomotive engine
ho scale athearn GP40 2 CSX 89753 locomotive engine
$50.00
Bachmann NHL Express A  B Engine by Collectiblestoday
Bachmann NHL Express A B Engine by Collectiblestoday
$70.00
HO MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN CARS ENGINES TRACK TRANSFORMER BRIDGE ROCO BACHMANN AHM
HO MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN CARS ENGINES TRACK TRANSFORMER BRIDGE ROCO BACHMANN AHM
$19.99
LIMA ELECTRIC ENGINE 112 500 4 AND 4 CARS
LIMA ELECTRIC ENGINE 112 500 4 AND 4 CARS
$26.88
Westside Models New York Central PA Alco HO Diesel Engine
Westside Models New York Central PA Alco HO Diesel Engine
$350.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE UNION PACIFIC 0 6 0
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE UNION PACIFIC 0 6 0
$49.99
EUROPEAN 2 4 0 STEAM ENGINE NO 179
EUROPEAN 2 4 0 STEAM ENGINE NO 179
$5.74
Alco Models General Electric U33C Delaware  Hudson HO Diesel Engine
Alco Models General Electric U33C Delaware Hudson HO Diesel Engine
$400.00
HO RARE VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE CHASSIE EARLY BRASS ALL METAL 4 8 2 PENNSYLVANIA
HO RARE VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE CHASSIE EARLY BRASS ALL METAL 4 8 2 PENNSYLVANIA
$245.99
NEW MODEL POWER LOCTITE PERMATEX HO TRAIN SET WITH CHESSIE ENGINE AND CABO
NEW MODEL POWER LOCTITE PERMATEX HO TRAIN SET WITH CHESSIE ENGINE AND CABO
$60.00
OLD STORE STOCK USED AHM US ARMY SET ENGINE AND SEVEN CARS
OLD STORE STOCK USED AHM US ARMY SET ENGINE AND SEVEN CARS
$135.00
USED MILITARY SET FROM LIFE LIKE 5 CARS AND ENGINE
USED MILITARY SET FROM LIFE LIKE 5 CARS AND ENGINE
$70.00
BRAND NEW IHC CANTER CAB ENGINE GENERAL ELECTRIC
BRAND NEW IHC CANTER CAB ENGINE GENERAL ELECTRIC
$30.00
USED AND NEW CP RAIL SET NINE CARS AND NEW MEHANO ENGINE
USED AND NEW CP RAIL SET NINE CARS AND NEW MEHANO ENGINE
$90.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE AMTRAK GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE BACHMANN
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE AMTRAK GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE BACHMANN
$49.99
life like branch line engine house kit ho scale complete ob
life like branch line engine house kit ho scale complete ob
$5.50
CHATTANOOCA ENGINE  TENDER
CHATTANOOCA ENGINE TENDER
$10.99
HO DCC FOUR4 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINES
HO DCC FOUR4 2 6 0 MOGUL STEAM ENGINES
$159.00
Bachmann 58745 HO Scale Thomas Train  Friends Henry the Green Engine
Bachmann 58745 HO Scale Thomas Train Friends Henry the Green Engine
$109.51
Walthers Scenemaster 949 11841 IH 4900 Crew Cab Fire Engine HO 187 scale truck
Walthers Scenemaster 949 11841 IH 4900 Crew Cab Fire Engine HO 187 scale truck
$9.95
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE NORFOLK SOUTHERN F 7 W DCC
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE NORFOLK SOUTHERN F 7 W DCC
$89.99
Bachmann HO engine CSX 8 40C Mint
Bachmann HO engine CSX 8 40C Mint
$39.01
ATHEARN FORD F 850 PUMPER FIRE ENGINE BOSTON FIRE 7 NEW OLD STOCK HO SCALE
ATHEARN FORD F 850 PUMPER FIRE ENGINE BOSTON FIRE 7 NEW OLD STOCK HO SCALE
$39.99
HO SCALE AHM RIVAROSSI LIMITED EDITION USSB GG1 ELECTRIC ENGINE
HO SCALE AHM RIVAROSSI LIMITED EDITION USSB GG1 ELECTRIC ENGINE
$35.99
HOSHELLSILVER STREAK 4301PARTSTRAINLOCOMOTIVERESTORETOYSENGINEDEISEL
HOSHELLSILVER STREAK 4301PARTSTRAINLOCOMOTIVERESTORETOYSENGINEDEISEL
$7.99
HOLOT4 DEISEL ENGINESSHELLREPAIRRESTOREHORNSPARTSLOCOMOTIVETRAINTOYS
HOLOT4 DEISEL ENGINESSHELLREPAIRRESTOREHORNSPARTSLOCOMOTIVETRAINTOYS
$8.99
HODIESELBURLINGTON ENGINE 5628 DUMMY TRUCKSWHEELSFRONTBACKPARTSLOCOMOTIVE
HODIESELBURLINGTON ENGINE 5628 DUMMY TRUCKSWHEELSFRONTBACKPARTSLOCOMOTIVE
$9.00
HODIESELSHELLFLAT CARLOCOMOTIVEENGINEWEATHEREDGRAFETTIRUSTCOLLECTIBLE
HODIESELSHELLFLAT CARLOCOMOTIVEENGINEWEATHEREDGRAFETTIRUSTCOLLECTIBLE
$50.00
HOSWITCHERLOCOMOTIVEENGINESHELLFLAT CARWEATHEREDSCRAPCOLLECTIBLE
HOSWITCHERLOCOMOTIVEENGINESHELLFLAT CARWEATHEREDSCRAPCOLLECTIBLE
$55.00
HOSWITCHERLOCOMOTIVEENGINESHELLFLAT CARWEATHEREDSCRAPCOLLECTIBLE
HOSWITCHERLOCOMOTIVEENGINESHELLFLAT CARWEATHEREDSCRAPCOLLECTIBLE
$75.00
HOSTEAM LOCOMOTIVE LOADSHELLFLATCARDEPRESSEDENGINEWEATHEREDCOLLECTIBLE
HOSTEAM LOCOMOTIVE LOADSHELLFLATCARDEPRESSEDENGINEWEATHEREDCOLLECTIBLE
$65.00
VINTAGE LIFE LIKE BALTIMORE AND OHIO 25 ENGINE
VINTAGE LIFE LIKE BALTIMORE AND OHIO 25 ENGINE
$1.99
Model Power HO Scale Penn Central FP 45 Diesel Engine 8002
Model Power HO Scale Penn Central FP 45 Diesel Engine 8002
$5.99
LOT OF 5 HO TRAIN CARS  1 ENGINE FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION
LOT OF 5 HO TRAIN CARS 1 ENGINE FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION
$6.99
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 Burlington Model Train Locomotive Engine G22629
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 Burlington Model Train Locomotive Engine G22629
$67.60
LIMA HO INTERCITY XPT 2 ENGINES 3 CARS
LIMA HO INTERCITY XPT 2 ENGINES 3 CARS
$53.56
Undercoated Dummy Engine Kit  NICE
Undercoated Dummy Engine Kit NICE
$9.99
Revell German Preubische P8 locomotive engine plastic model kit HO scale 2165
Revell German Preubische P8 locomotive engine plastic model kit HO scale 2165
$19.05
GENESIS ATHEARN HO SCALE ENGINE G 9000 USRA 2 8 2
GENESIS ATHEARN HO SCALE ENGINE G 9000 USRA 2 8 2
$81.05
9 Vintage Tyco HO Scale Railroad Cars Virginian engine
9 Vintage Tyco HO Scale Railroad Cars Virginian engine
$15.00
HO Scale Life Like Chessie System B0 Diesel Train Engine  4472 in Orginal Box
HO Scale Life Like Chessie System B0 Diesel Train Engine 4472 in Orginal Box
$6.95
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE UNION PACIFIC GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE UNION PACIFIC GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE
$44.99
Bachmann HO Train Set Santa Fe Engine The American E Z Track with box
Bachmann HO Train Set Santa Fe Engine The American E Z Track with box
$41.00
Model Power HO scale Amtrak Alco 1000 HP Yard Switcher Engine 6835 in orig box
Model Power HO scale Amtrak Alco 1000 HP Yard Switcher Engine 6835 in orig box
$14.99
HO SCALE ATHEARN GENESIS G6147 BNSF 8284 SD75I DIESEL ENGINE BNIB
HO SCALE ATHEARN GENESIS G6147 BNSF 8284 SD75I DIESEL ENGINE BNIB
$65.00
Power Trains Series 3 Tokyo Bullet 2013 Battery Powered Motorized Engine Boys
Power Trains Series 3 Tokyo Bullet 2013 Battery Powered Motorized Engine Boys
$9.95
Vintage Mantua all metal 0 4 0 Steam Engine  Tender HO scale runs good
Vintage Mantua all metal 0 4 0 Steam Engine Tender HO scale runs good
$14.99
Brand New Surplus Nichibo 12 V can motor for Remotoring Brass  Other HO engines
Brand New Surplus Nichibo 12 V can motor for Remotoring Brass Other HO engines
$11.00
Vintage Penn Line HO scale cast metal Steam Engine Locomotive shell new w box
Vintage Penn Line HO scale cast metal Steam Engine Locomotive shell new w box
$9.99
Vintage Penn Line HO scale US Steel Yard Switcher Engine Locomotive shell
Vintage Penn Line HO scale US Steel Yard Switcher Engine Locomotive shell
$14.55
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP50 Santa Fe Model Train Locomotive Engine AN
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP50 Santa Fe Model Train Locomotive Engine AN
$79.00
Vintage Varney F 3 powered A  B dummy unit diesel all metal engines in orig box
Vintage Varney F 3 powered A B dummy unit diesel all metal engines in orig box
$29.99
F9A Santa Fe Locomotive Made in Macao Ho scale
F9A Santa Fe Locomotive Made in Macao Ho scale
$7.00
Vintage Varney HO NW2  metal Pennsylvania Diesel Engine 5925 brass wheels bell
Vintage Varney HO NW2 metal Pennsylvania Diesel Engine 5925 brass wheels bell
$19.99
1970s Life Like HO Electric Train Set 8743 New In Box Santa Fe Engine 6 Cars
1970s Life Like HO Electric Train Set 8743 New In Box Santa Fe Engine 6 Cars
$129.00
Bachmann Union Pacific EMD GP 4 HO Scale Train Diesel Engine Locomotive Working
Bachmann Union Pacific EMD GP 4 HO Scale Train Diesel Engine Locomotive Working
$18.00
HO Train Cars And Engine
HO Train Cars And Engine
$40.00
Life Like BO Chessie System Engine  Lots Of Other Parts Cars
Life Like BO Chessie System Engine Lots Of Other Parts Cars
$8.99
BACHMANN Chessie System Diesel Engine C  O 7071 C 8
BACHMANN Chessie System Diesel Engine C O 7071 C 8
$19.99
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR PB 2 DUMMY DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5750B by ATHEARN
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR PB 2 DUMMY DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5750B by ATHEARN
$9.99
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR PA 2 DUMMY DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5750 by ATHEARN
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR PA 2 DUMMY DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5750 by ATHEARN
$9.99
HO SCALE THOMAS THE TRAIN ENGINE  CLARABEL ANNIE PASSNEGER CARS by BACHMANN NR
HO SCALE THOMAS THE TRAIN ENGINE CLARABEL ANNIE PASSNEGER CARS by BACHMANN NR
$24.99
HO SCALE PENN CENTRAL PC U33C DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 6549 by ATLAS DCC READY
HO SCALE PENN CENTRAL PC U33C DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 6549 by ATLAS DCC READY
$34.99
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR SHARKNOSE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 2004 by ROCO NICE
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR SHARKNOSE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 2004 by ROCO NICE
$9.99
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR SHARKNOSE DIESEL DUMMY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5772 by ROCO
HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA PRR SHARKNOSE DIESEL DUMMY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5772 by ROCO
$9.99
HO SCALE BURLINGTON NORTHERN BN MRC ALCO C420 DIESEL ENGINE 5112 by LIMA NICE
HO SCALE BURLINGTON NORTHERN BN MRC ALCO C420 DIESEL ENGINE 5112 by LIMA NICE
$24.99
HO SCALE CHESSIE SYSTEM BO SD40 2 POWERED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 7614 by ATHEARN
HO SCALE CHESSIE SYSTEM BO SD40 2 POWERED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 7614 by ATHEARN
$24.99
HO SCALE UNDECORATED BLACK SD40 2 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE by ATHEARN
HO SCALE UNDECORATED BLACK SD40 2 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE by ATHEARN
$24.99
HO SCALE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GP 40 2 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE by ATHEARN
HO SCALE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GP 40 2 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE by ATHEARN
$19.99
AHM 9506 Pennsylvania dummy engine with box
AHM 9506 Pennsylvania dummy engine with box
$11.95
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE 4 6 0 LCRR STEAM TRAIN ENGINE AND TENDER
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE 4 6 0 LCRR STEAM TRAIN ENGINE AND TENDER
$29.15
H O Model Locomotive Engine Atles Train Trains Car Boxcar Lot
H O Model Locomotive Engine Atles Train Trains Car Boxcar Lot
$29.99
Rivarossi 4274 Steam Engine
Rivarossi 4274 Steam Engine
$99.00
MANTUA TYCO ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF METAL TRAIN ENGINE
MANTUA TYCO ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF METAL TRAIN ENGINE
$4.99
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
Mantua Vintage Atlantic Coast Line Camelback Engine 2 8 2 Locomotive Sealed
Mantua Vintage Atlantic Coast Line Camelback Engine 2 8 2 Locomotive Sealed
$89.00
Bowser Penn Central Alco C 636 6335 23579 New HO Model Train Engine w Box
Bowser Penn Central Alco C 636 6335 23579 New HO Model Train Engine w Box
$99.00
Mantua Vintage Mogul  Tender 2 6 0 Steam Engine Baltimore  Ohio Sealed
Mantua Vintage Mogul Tender 2 6 0 Steam Engine Baltimore Ohio Sealed
$89.00
Tyco Vintage Pony Lighted Norfolk  Western Locomotive Engine 0 4 0 206 09
Tyco Vintage Pony Lighted Norfolk Western Locomotive Engine 0 4 0 206 09
$69.00
NIB Bachmann HO Smokey Mountain steam engine complete ready to run train set
NIB Bachmann HO Smokey Mountain steam engine complete ready to run train set
$115.00
Tyco Vintage TYCO 0 8 0 Clementine Steam Engine Locomotive  Tender
Tyco Vintage TYCO 0 8 0 Clementine Steam Engine Locomotive Tender
$19.00
TYCO Engine 1435 and Southern Coal Car HO Scale
TYCO Engine 1435 and Southern Coal Car HO Scale
$10.00
VINTAGE NOS SET OF HO WALTHERS DECALS FOR A NEW HAVEN DIESEL ENGINE NEW
VINTAGE NOS SET OF HO WALTHERS DECALS FOR A NEW HAVEN DIESEL ENGINE NEW
$1.99
Tyco HO Scale Train Lot Engine Caboose 3 Cars and Power Pack Chattanooga w box
Tyco HO Scale Train Lot Engine Caboose 3 Cars and Power Pack Chattanooga w box
$24.99
Athearn HO Baltimore  Ohio Engine And Car
Athearn HO Baltimore Ohio Engine And Car
$24.99
Lot of 8 HO Set Athearn Baltimore and Ohio Engine Santa Fe cars with tracks
Lot of 8 HO Set Athearn Baltimore and Ohio Engine Santa Fe cars with tracks
$39.99
Athearn Santa Fe Engine 363
Athearn Santa Fe Engine 363
$9.50
Life Like Vintage HO F7 AMT Locomotive Engine
Life Like Vintage HO F7 AMT Locomotive Engine
$19.00
Life Like Vintage HO F7 Baltimore  Ohio Locomotive Engine
Life Like Vintage HO F7 Baltimore Ohio Locomotive Engine
$19.00



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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