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Model Power 2180 Southern Diesel Engine Model
Model Power 2180 Southern Diesel Engine Model
$9.00
Life Like Amtrak HO Locomotive Engine And Cars NEW
Life Like Amtrak HO Locomotive Engine And Cars NEW
$24.50
HO SCALE STEAM ENGINE WATER TOWER
HO SCALE STEAM ENGINE WATER TOWER
$15.00
Santa FE F7 HO DUMMY ENGINE HOE
Santa FE F7 HO DUMMY ENGINE HOE
$9.99
HO STEAM ENGINE DC
HO STEAM ENGINE DC
$14.99
Lot of Seventeen 17 Packs Athearn HO Scale Engine Shell Parts
Lot of Seventeen 17 Packs Athearn HO Scale Engine Shell Parts
$34.00
HO Engine Boneyard Lot
HO Engine Boneyard Lot
$14.99
Athearn  Diesel Switcher Engine Santa Fe HO Model RR Train Runs Lights D31
Athearn Diesel Switcher Engine Santa Fe HO Model RR Train Runs Lights D31
$11.50
Athearn  Diesel Engine Milwaukee Road HO Model RR Train Does Not Run Lights D30
Athearn Diesel Engine Milwaukee Road HO Model RR Train Does Not Run Lights D30
$9.99
Mantua Old Timer HO Train Set934 3907 CarsRogers Steam EngineNIB
Mantua Old Timer HO Train Set934 3907 CarsRogers Steam EngineNIB
$57.00
Walthers complete Hiawatha Milwaukee Road set 10 cars plus engine E7a
Walthers complete Hiawatha Milwaukee Road set 10 cars plus engine E7a
$500.00
Fleischmann Black HO Gauge 1340 Baldwin Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine RUNS
Fleischmann Black HO Gauge 1340 Baldwin Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine RUNS
$15.20
Lot of 3 Japan Tin Metal Train Cars with Engine Santa Fe Tunnel signs
Lot of 3 Japan Tin Metal Train Cars with Engine Santa Fe Tunnel signs
$7.99
Pere Marquette 75 Life Like Diesel Model Engine
Pere Marquette 75 Life Like Diesel Model Engine
$11.00
HO H 603 Bullet train Loco Playart engine
HO H 603 Bullet train Loco Playart engine
$7.50
ATHEARN HO Scale SANTA FE F7A SUPER POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE VINTAGE ENGINE
ATHEARN HO Scale SANTA FE F7A SUPER POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE VINTAGE ENGINE
$29.99
Tyco MIB NOS Dual Lighted GG1 Pennsylvania Line Pentograph Engine
Tyco MIB NOS Dual Lighted GG1 Pennsylvania Line Pentograph Engine
$49.95
Lot 30 Vintage Assorted HO Train Cars  Engines
Lot 30 Vintage Assorted HO Train Cars Engines
$62.00
HO STEAM ENGINE HOE32 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
HO STEAM ENGINE HOE32 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
$14.99
Walthers HO Scale Canadian National CN FM H12 44 Diesel Locomotive Engine
Walthers HO Scale Canadian National CN FM H12 44 Diesel Locomotive Engine
$74.95
AHM Fairbanks Morse C Liner Seaboard Coast Line Model Engine
AHM Fairbanks Morse C Liner Seaboard Coast Line Model Engine
$5.00
EUROPEAN 0 6 0 STEAM ENGINE NO 89005  5 cars MARKLIN HO SCALE
EUROPEAN 0 6 0 STEAM ENGINE NO 89005 5 cars MARKLIN HO SCALE
$32.23
MTH 80 2257 1 HOCSX SD 70 ACe Diesel Engine Comfort Cab Proto Sound 30
MTH 80 2257 1 HOCSX SD 70 ACe Diesel Engine Comfort Cab Proto Sound 30
$189.85
Heljan Single Engine N Scale Service Building Nice
Heljan Single Engine N Scale Service Building Nice
$5.00
3 HO DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN LOT LIMA ATHEARN BURLINGTON NORTHERN
3 HO DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN LOT LIMA ATHEARN BURLINGTON NORTHERN
$30.01
HO ATHEARN AMTRAK P 42 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
HO ATHEARN AMTRAK P 42 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
$27.49
MODEL POWER Alco RS 11 Green Southern 6695 HO Scale Train Locomotive Engine
MODEL POWER Alco RS 11 Green Southern 6695 HO Scale Train Locomotive Engine
$10.71
COX Yellow Big Pine Lumber Co 14 HO Scale Electric Train Locomotive Engine
COX Yellow Big Pine Lumber Co 14 HO Scale Electric Train Locomotive Engine
$12.80
HO STEAM ENGINE HOE38 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
HO STEAM ENGINE HOE38 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
$17.99
HO IHC LN LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE 2 8 2 MIKADO STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
HO IHC LN LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE 2 8 2 MIKADO STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
$58.00
HO OLD TIME WILD WEST STEAM ENGINE MDC 2 8 0 PAINTED UNLETTERED
HO OLD TIME WILD WEST STEAM ENGINE MDC 2 8 0 PAINTED UNLETTERED
$99.99
HO IHC GREAT NORTHERN 2 8 2 STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE POSSIBLE PARTS REPAIR
HO IHC GREAT NORTHERN 2 8 2 STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE POSSIBLE PARTS REPAIR
$26.00
HO STEAM ENGINE HOE39 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
HO STEAM ENGINE HOE39 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
$16.99
HO SCALE BACHMANN UNION PACIFIC PLASSER EM80C TRACK CLEANING ENGINE
HO SCALE BACHMANN UNION PACIFIC PLASSER EM80C TRACK CLEANING ENGINE
$29.99
Vintage HO BRASS SAMHONGSA SUNSET MODELS GREAT NORTHERN 2 8 2 ENGINE W TENDER
Vintage HO BRASS SAMHONGSA SUNSET MODELS GREAT NORTHERN 2 8 2 ENGINE W TENDER
$399.99
HO ATHEARN MILWAUKEE ROAD FP 45 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
HO ATHEARN MILWAUKEE ROAD FP 45 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
$22.02
HO TYCO DELAWARE  HUDSON ALCO SUPER 630 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
HO TYCO DELAWARE HUDSON ALCO SUPER 630 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
$27.00
HO TYCO MANTUA ROCK ISLAND  PACIFIC F7 A B A TRAIN ENGINE LOCOMOTIVES SEALED
HO TYCO MANTUA ROCK ISLAND PACIFIC F7 A B A TRAIN ENGINE LOCOMOTIVES SEALED
$22.85
HO ON30 BACHMANN HAWTHORNE VILLAGE COCA COLA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
HO ON30 BACHMANN HAWTHORNE VILLAGE COCA COLA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$71.00
ALCO VINTAGE HO BRASS LNIB RF 16A SHARKNOSE ENGINE W BOX JAPAN 999 NO RESERVE
ALCO VINTAGE HO BRASS LNIB RF 16A SHARKNOSE ENGINE W BOX JAPAN 999 NO RESERVE
$45.99
HO Scale Bachmann PRAIRIE 2 6 2 STEAM engine NYC  BAC51520
HO Scale Bachmann PRAIRIE 2 6 2 STEAM engine NYC BAC51520
$49.99
HO TYCO TROPICANA SPIRIT 1776 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN SET
HO TYCO TROPICANA SPIRIT 1776 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN SET
$285.00
HO SCALE TRAIN AHM TEMPO UNION PACIFIC DIESEL ENGINE POWER AND NON POWERED
HO SCALE TRAIN AHM TEMPO UNION PACIFIC DIESEL ENGINE POWER AND NON POWERED
$31.05
1992 Avon  Lionel Classic Train Santa Fe F3 Diesel Engine
1992 Avon Lionel Classic Train Santa Fe F3 Diesel Engine
$5.00
train engines cars some track power pack some bachman
train engines cars some track power pack some bachman
$50.00
Athearn SW 1500 HO Scale Illinois Central 1203 Engine
Athearn SW 1500 HO Scale Illinois Central 1203 Engine
$13.00
HO Lot of 9 Engines Steam Diesel mix Parts or Repair ONLY
HO Lot of 9 Engines Steam Diesel mix Parts or Repair ONLY
$29.86
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO GN GREAT NORTHERN F3 A+B PHASE 4  430 ENGINE SET G2627
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO GN GREAT NORTHERN F3 A+B PHASE 4 430 ENGINE SET G2627
$114.50
CHESAPEAKE  OHIO RAILROAD CO HO SCALE RS 3 DIESEL ENGINE BY KATO
CHESAPEAKE OHIO RAILROAD CO HO SCALE RS 3 DIESEL ENGINE BY KATO
$20.49
Penn Line D970 old HO PRR Diesel Engine F7 A Pennsylvania 5796
Penn Line D970 old HO PRR Diesel Engine F7 A Pennsylvania 5796
$15.50
HO Vintage SD45 powered undecorated diesel locomotive engine
HO Vintage SD45 powered undecorated diesel locomotive engine
$34.95
Grandt Line 7090 HOn3 narrow gauge GE 25 ton end cab switcher engine kit
Grandt Line 7090 HOn3 narrow gauge GE 25 ton end cab switcher engine kit
$43.00
Complete HO Life Like Boxed Campbell Soup Train Set Engine7 Train CarsTrack
Complete HO Life Like Boxed Campbell Soup Train Set Engine7 Train CarsTrack
$49.99
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO UP UNION PACIFIC F3 A+B  1402 ENGINE SET G2506
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO UP UNION PACIFIC F3 A+B 1402 ENGINE SET G2506
$105.50
Bachmann 58806 HO TTT Ben Engine
Bachmann 58806 HO TTT Ben Engine
$72.99
Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel Engine Loco  Caboose Combo MIB
Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel Engine Loco Caboose Combo MIB
$24.95
Bachmann 58805 HO TTT Bill Engine
Bachmann 58805 HO TTT Bill Engine
$58.99
Bachmann 58743 Thomas  Friends James the Red Engine
Bachmann 58743 Thomas Friends James the Red Engine
$71.99
Bachmann 58744 Thomas  Friends Gordon the Express Engine
Bachmann 58744 Thomas Friends Gordon the Express Engine
$94.99
Bachmann 58742 Thomas  Friends Percy Small Engine
Bachmann 58742 Thomas Friends Percy Small Engine
$56.99
Grandt Line 7088 HOn3 narrow gauge GE 23 ton box cab switcher engine kit
Grandt Line 7088 HOn3 narrow gauge GE 23 ton box cab switcher engine kit
$34.75
Athearn Rio Grande HO Loco Train Engine  Dummy Unit
Athearn Rio Grande HO Loco Train Engine Dummy Unit
$11.49
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO SANTA FE WARBONNET F7 A+B  46 ENGINE SET G1515
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO SANTA FE WARBONNET F7 A+B 46 ENGINE SET G1515
$127.50
HO SCALE MRC LIMA ALCO C420 DIESEL ENGINE Lehigh  Hudson River Railway
HO SCALE MRC LIMA ALCO C420 DIESEL ENGINE Lehigh Hudson River Railway
$66.00
HO SCALE MRC LIMA ALCO C420 DIESEL ENGINE Undecorated
HO SCALE MRC LIMA ALCO C420 DIESEL ENGINE Undecorated
$29.99
HO Scale AHM GP 18 Santa Fe Engine 2654
HO Scale AHM GP 18 Santa Fe Engine 2654
$13.00
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO SANTA FE BLUE WARBONNET F7 A+B  212 ENGINE SET G1616
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO SANTA FE BLUE WARBONNET F7 A+B 212 ENGINE SET G1616
$204.00
Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel Engine Loco  Caboose MIB
Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel Engine Loco Caboose MIB
$24.95
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO MP15 AC UP UNION PACIFIC ENGINE 1413 G66169 DCC SOUND
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO MP15 AC UP UNION PACIFIC ENGINE 1413 G66169 DCC SOUND
$142.50
SCL Seaboard SD 35 Diesel Engine Con Cor
SCL Seaboard SD 35 Diesel Engine Con Cor
$15.00
Life Like Buildems Branch Line Engine House Shed HO scale new in box S 389
Life Like Buildems Branch Line Engine House Shed HO scale new in box S 389
$14.99
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO SD45 2 SANTA FE ENGINE 5631 G67154 DCC SOUND
ATHEARN GENESIS TRAIN HO SD45 2 SANTA FE ENGINE 5631 G67154 DCC SOUND
$120.10
Trians Athearn In Miniature SantaFa Train Engine
Trians Athearn In Miniature SantaFa Train Engine
$10.00
ATHEARN TRAIN HO SANTA FE CF 7 POWERED ENGINE WARBONNET LOCOMOTIVE 2633 91535
ATHEARN TRAIN HO SANTA FE CF 7 POWERED ENGINE WARBONNET LOCOMOTIVE 2633 91535
$45.00
Life Like HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel Engine Loco  Caboose MIB
Life Like HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel Engine Loco Caboose MIB
$24.95
large parts engines train lot
large parts engines train lot
$22.50
athearn BURLINGTON NORTHERN SD 40 2 DUMMY ENGINE
athearn BURLINGTON NORTHERN SD 40 2 DUMMY ENGINE
$14.50
athearn undecorated GP dummy engine
athearn undecorated GP dummy engine
$10.50
athearn burlington northern F45 dummy engine
athearn burlington northern F45 dummy engine
$14.50
santa fe F7B dummy engine
santa fe F7B dummy engine
$8.50
large H O train engines parts lot
large H O train engines parts lot
$16.50
louisville and nashville dummy engine
louisville and nashville dummy engine
$8.50
SANTA FE DUMMY ENGINE
SANTA FE DUMMY ENGINE
$10.50
large H O train lot powered engines bachmann E Z track throttle pack cars ect
large H O train lot powered engines bachmann E Z track throttle pack cars ect
$65.50
large lot of H O trains powered engines track cars ect
large lot of H O trains powered engines track cars ect
$32.50
kato made in japan pennsylvania railroad powered engine
kato made in japan pennsylvania railroad powered engine
$24.50
central railroad company of new jersey dummy engine
central railroad company of new jersey dummy engine
$8.50
older athearn santa fe powered engine
older athearn santa fe powered engine
$16.50
union pacific dummy engine
union pacific dummy engine
$8.50
ATHEARN TRAIN HO UP UNION PACIFIC GP40X POWERED ENGINE  9001 LOCOMOTIVE 94723
ATHEARN TRAIN HO UP UNION PACIFIC GP40X POWERED ENGINE 9001 LOCOMOTIVE 94723
$49.00
atlas CANADIAN NATIONAL GP 38 powered engine
atlas CANADIAN NATIONAL GP 38 powered engine
$22.50
atlas BURLINGTON NORTHERN FP 7 powered engine real nice
atlas BURLINGTON NORTHERN FP 7 powered engine real nice
$22.50
AHM southern pacific powered switch engine
AHM southern pacific powered switch engine
$12.50
KATO MADE IN JAPAN NORFOLK WESTERN POWERED ENGINE
KATO MADE IN JAPAN NORFOLK WESTERN POWERED ENGINE
$27.00
athearn undecorated powered engine
athearn undecorated powered engine
$16.50
large H O train lot powered engines track cars ect
large H O train lot powered engines track cars ect
$32.50
athearn SANTA FE POWERED SWITCH ENGINE
athearn SANTA FE POWERED SWITCH ENGINE
$16.50
athearn kind of SANTA FE POWERED ENGINE
athearn kind of SANTA FE POWERED ENGINE
$18.50
KATO MADE IN JAPAN WESTERN MARYLAND POWERED ENGINE
KATO MADE IN JAPAN WESTERN MARYLAND POWERED ENGINE
$33.00



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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