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HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Santa Fe SD 40 DCC Equip Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Santa Fe SD 40 DCC Equip Locomotive
$69.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Southern Pacific F 7 w DCC
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Southern Pacific F 7 w DCC
$99.99
Vintage Model Toy Railroad Train Engine New Haven Railway
Vintage Model Toy Railroad Train Engine New Haven Railway
$19.99
Vintage Model Toy Train Engine Santa Fe 4015
Vintage Model Toy Train Engine Santa Fe 4015
$12.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Union Pacific F 2 MRC DC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Union Pacific F 2 MRC DC Locomotive
$24.99
Tyco Ho Scale Trains Santa Fe Diesel Locomotive No 4015 Powered Engine
Tyco Ho Scale Trains Santa Fe Diesel Locomotive No 4015 Powered Engine
$5.00
HO Scale CN 2001 Locomotive Train Engine 082750
HO Scale CN 2001 Locomotive Train Engine 082750
$6.26
Bachmann HO Scale Gold Union Pacific Diesel Locomotive Engine Train
Bachmann HO Scale Gold Union Pacific Diesel Locomotive Engine Train
$19.99
HO Westinghouse L 8 PA Train Engine Break Control By Precision Scale Co 3179
HO Westinghouse L 8 PA Train Engine Break Control By Precision Scale Co 3179
$9.09
Athearn HO Train Engine Santa Fe Freight Locomotive Dummy Powered 3003 3004
Athearn HO Train Engine Santa Fe Freight Locomotive Dummy Powered 3003 3004
$159.99
LIFE LIKE TROPICANA HO ELECTRIC TRAIN SET CSX RR ENGINE CARS TRACKS TRANSFORMER
LIFE LIKE TROPICANA HO ELECTRIC TRAIN SET CSX RR ENGINE CARS TRACKS TRANSFORMER
$40.00
Hallmark Models HO scale brass Baldwin AS 16 diesel locomotive train engine
Hallmark Models HO scale brass Baldwin AS 16 diesel locomotive train engine
$75.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CSX GP 9 DC Locomotive Walthers
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CSX GP 9 DC Locomotive Walthers
$39.99
Model Power Train Engine HO Baldwin Shark DH Powered  Dummy Cars 734 721
Model Power Train Engine HO Baldwin Shark DH Powered Dummy Cars 734 721
$229.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC1468 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN
BACHMANN HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC1468 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN
$25.00
Outland Models Train Maintenance Accessories for Station Engine HO OO Scale
Outland Models Train Maintenance Accessories for Station Engine HO OO Scale
$4.99
Vintage HO Scale Atlantic Coast Line Train engine with light
Vintage HO Scale Atlantic Coast Line Train engine with light
$12.99
Vintage Marx RR Wind Up Locomotive Engine  Train Cars New York Central NYC
Vintage Marx RR Wind Up Locomotive Engine Train Cars New York Central NYC
$24.95
Bachmann HO Chattanooga Steam Engine Train Set 155 Pieces Light
Bachmann HO Chattanooga Steam Engine Train Set 155 Pieces Light
$90.00
Vintage Tyco HO Santa Fe Train Locomotive 4015 Train Engine with original box
Vintage Tyco HO Santa Fe Train Locomotive 4015 Train Engine with original box
$9.99
AHM HO SCALE NORTHEN PACIFIC 6500 FMC DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE
AHM HO SCALE NORTHEN PACIFIC 6500 FMC DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE
$7.99
TYCO HO SCALE SANTA FE 5628 GP 20 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN
TYCO HO SCALE SANTA FE 5628 GP 20 DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN
$12.99
ROCO COMPLETE HO TRAIN SET ENG 4112 Dampflok DB BR 58 STEAM ENGINE 2 10 0 MIB
ROCO COMPLETE HO TRAIN SET ENG 4112 Dampflok DB BR 58 STEAM ENGINE 2 10 0 MIB
$279.99
HO Trains Mixled lot 7 Engines
HO Trains Mixled lot 7 Engines
$50.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Milwaukee Road GP 40 DCC Equipped
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Milwaukee Road GP 40 DCC Equipped
$69.99
Bachmann 58742 Thomas Train HO Scale Thomas Percy Small Engine Locomotive
Bachmann 58742 Thomas Train HO Scale Thomas Percy Small Engine Locomotive
$63.01
Life Like Train Pennsylvania 1478 Engine
Life Like Train Pennsylvania 1478 Engine
$39.95
Bachmann 58743 HO Scale Thomas Train  Friends James Red Engine
Bachmann 58743 HO Scale Thomas Train Friends James Red Engine
$80.44
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Norfolk Southern GP50 DC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Norfolk Southern GP50 DC Locomotive
$49.99
HO Scale Train Set Atlas Diesel Engine 7 Train Cars Track Transformer Tested VG
HO Scale Train Set Atlas Diesel Engine 7 Train Cars Track Transformer Tested VG
$39.75
Bachmann 58812 HO Scale Thomas Train  Friends Locomotive Iron Arry Engine
Bachmann 58812 HO Scale Thomas Train Friends Locomotive Iron Arry Engine
$100.21
Bachmann 58813 HO Scale Thomas Train  Friends Locomotive Iron Bert Engine
Bachmann 58813 HO Scale Thomas Train Friends Locomotive Iron Bert Engine
$100.21
Bachmann 58747 Thomas Train  Friends HO Scale Toby Tram Engine Locomotive
Bachmann 58747 Thomas Train Friends HO Scale Toby Tram Engine Locomotive
$70.22
Bachmann 58749 HO Scale Thomas Train Spencer Express Engine
Bachmann 58749 HO Scale Thomas Train Spencer Express Engine
$124.39
AHM HO Scale Engine Santa Fe Caboose and Ann Arbor Car Train Car
AHM HO Scale Engine Santa Fe Caboose and Ann Arbor Car Train Car
$20.00
HO Scale Trains C36 7 Engine Shell by Big Dawg Originals
HO Scale Trains C36 7 Engine Shell by Big Dawg Originals
$35.00
HO Scale 4 1 2 Train Trackside Black Locomoitive Engine
HO Scale 4 1 2 Train Trackside Black Locomoitive Engine
$65.90
Rare Vintage HO Scale Tyco Mantua Union Pacific 99 Tender  Switch Train Engine
Rare Vintage HO Scale Tyco Mantua Union Pacific 99 Tender Switch Train Engine
$39.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CP Rail F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CP Rail F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
$24.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Steam Locomotive Tender Santa Fe
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Steam Locomotive Tender Santa Fe
$24.99
AHM HO Scale Baltimore and Ohio Train Engine Locomotive
AHM HO Scale Baltimore and Ohio Train Engine Locomotive
$7.49
Lima HO Scale Diesel Locomotive Train Engine Santa Fe Italy
Lima HO Scale Diesel Locomotive Train Engine Santa Fe Italy
$49.95
Untested Lot of 5 Train Engines from Tyco Model Power  Bachmann AS IS
Untested Lot of 5 Train Engines from Tyco Model Power Bachmann AS IS
$19.99
Lot Of 15 HO Scale Model Train Cars And 2 Engines As Is
Lot Of 15 HO Scale Model Train Cars And 2 Engines As Is
$59.95
HO Gauge Train Athearn 4402 SD40 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine Chessie B
HO Gauge Train Athearn 4402 SD40 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine Chessie B
$36.99
Train Lot Athern Chessie locomotive engine and cars and 1 bachmann locomotive
Train Lot Athern Chessie locomotive engine and cars and 1 bachmann locomotive
$50.00
Huge Lot of HO  Lionel Railroad Train Engines Cars Track  More 1958
Huge Lot of HO Lionel Railroad Train Engines Cars Track More 1958
$50.00
MODEL POWER HO SCALE TRAIN LOT ENGINE CARS TRACKS TRANSFORMER TESTED
MODEL POWER HO SCALE TRAIN LOT ENGINE CARS TRACKS TRANSFORMER TESTED
$84.99
2 Tyco Mantua SANTA FE 4015 Diesel HO Train Engines
2 Tyco Mantua SANTA FE 4015 Diesel HO Train Engines
$15.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CSX SD 40 2 DCC Equipped Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CSX SD 40 2 DCC Equipped Locomotive
$69.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE EMD F9 DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE ITEM NO 0507 NEW IN BOX
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE EMD F9 DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE ITEM NO 0507 NEW IN BOX
$9.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN ENGINE THOMAS  FRIENNDS SPENCER
BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN ENGINE THOMAS FRIENNDS SPENCER
$27.95
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Santa Fe F 7 DCC  Sound Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Santa Fe F 7 DCC Sound Locomotive
$99.99
BACHMANN HO SANTA FE USRA 0 6 0  SLOPE TENDER TRAIN ENGINE ITEM NO 41 505 02
BACHMANN HO SANTA FE USRA 0 6 0 SLOPE TENDER TRAIN ENGINE ITEM NO 41 505 02
$9.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Wheeling  Lake Erie SD 40 2 67020
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Wheeling Lake Erie SD 40 2 67020
$59.99
N Scale Model train 3 train cars and one untested engine
N Scale Model train 3 train cars and one untested engine
$5.95
Santa Fe 5628 TRAIN ENGINE TYCO
Santa Fe 5628 TRAIN ENGINE TYCO
$9.99
LIFE LIKE BO 4472 CHESSIE SYSTEM DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE
LIFE LIKE BO 4472 CHESSIE SYSTEM DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE
$27.54
VINTAGE BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN LOT ENGINE BODY SANTA FE FRIEGHT CAR LIFE LIKE
VINTAGE BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN LOT ENGINE BODY SANTA FE FRIEGHT CAR LIFE LIKE
$9.99
Vintage 1960s Marx HO complete electric train set 68750 NYC engine original box
Vintage 1960s Marx HO complete electric train set 68750 NYC engine original box
$99.95
Genesis HO Scale SD70ACe Norfolk Southern Model Train Locomotive Engine AW
Genesis HO Scale SD70ACe Norfolk Southern Model Train Locomotive Engine AW
$73.05
Hawthorne Village HO Elvis Presley THE KING Powered  Dummy Train Engines
Hawthorne Village HO Elvis Presley THE KING Powered Dummy Train Engines
$39.99
WALTHERS UNION PACIFIC TRAIN ENGINE AND MISC CARS
WALTHERS UNION PACIFIC TRAIN ENGINE AND MISC CARS
$45.00
Ho Yard Train Engine Union Pacific
Ho Yard Train Engine Union Pacific
$22.14
Bachmann Trains Thomas And Friends Gordon The Express Engine AS IS BROKEN
Bachmann Trains Thomas And Friends Gordon The Express Engine AS IS BROKEN
$12.50
SUPER HO BUILDING TRAIN LOT ONE NOS PLUS HO ENGINE MISSING TRUCKS
SUPER HO BUILDING TRAIN LOT ONE NOS PLUS HO ENGINE MISSING TRUCKS
$0.99
RIVAROSSI 102 ENGINE TRAIN
RIVAROSSI 102 ENGINE TRAIN
$34.95
Ho Train Santa Fe Engine And Caboose And Hopper Car Bachman Life Like Atlas
Ho Train Santa Fe Engine And Caboose And Hopper Car Bachman Life Like Atlas
$29.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Milwaukee Road GP 9 DC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Milwaukee Road GP 9 DC Locomotive
$39.99
PENNSYLVANIA PRR 4804 ENGINE CAR TRAIN
PENNSYLVANIA PRR 4804 ENGINE CAR TRAIN
$59.95
ENGINE CAR 2197 TRAIN
ENGINE CAR 2197 TRAIN
$39.95
HO TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5036 YELLOW  BLUE  RUNS GOOD good lights front rail
HO TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5036 YELLOW BLUE RUNS GOOD good lights front rail
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE RIO GRANDE 5517 ORANGE AND BLACK  Works well lights work has
HO TRAIN ENGINE RIO GRANDE 5517 ORANGE AND BLACK Works well lights work has
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE COTTON BELT 9664 GREY RED  Runs well lights work
HO TRAIN ENGINE COTTON BELT 9664 GREY RED Runs well lights work
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 9423 BLACK WHITE  RUNS INTERMITTENTLY
HO TRAIN ENGINE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 9423 BLACK WHITE RUNS INTERMITTENTLY
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE ATLAS BLACK  RUNS WELL AND LIGHT WORK
HO TRAIN ENGINE ATLAS BLACK RUNS WELL AND LIGHT WORK
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 9404 BLACK  Body loose and the engine runs in
HO TRAIN ENGINE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 9404 BLACK Body loose and the engine runs in
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 1456 RED SILVER  Lights work but engine runs intermitt
HO TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 1456 RED SILVER Lights work but engine runs intermitt
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 8102 Runs well and lights work on the inside
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 8102 Runs well and lights work on the inside
$13.50
HO TRAIN ENGINE NORTHERN PACIFIC 3605  BLACK  YELLOW  NOT WORKING
HO TRAIN ENGINE NORTHERN PACIFIC 3605 BLACK YELLOW NOT WORKING
$12.50
HO TRAIN ENGINE UNION PACIFIC 9816  YELLOW  RED  Runs well wires out on the
HO TRAIN ENGINE UNION PACIFIC 9816 YELLOW RED Runs well wires out on the
$15.19
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GREEN  WHITE 2267  Runs well light up on
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GREEN WHITE 2267 Runs well light up on
$12.00
ROCO HO train locomotive engine BR58
ROCO HO train locomotive engine BR58
$34.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GREEN  WHITE 6147  Runs slow cowcatcher o
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GREEN WHITE 6147 Runs slow cowcatcher o
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 3074 ORANGE  runs rough
HO TRAIN ENGINE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 3074 ORANGE runs rough
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 3897  Tested and runs well
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 3897 Tested and runs well
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE UNION PACIFIC 9807 yellow  grey tested and runs well
HO TRAIN ENGINE UNION PACIFIC 9807 yellow grey tested and runs well
$31.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GREY 8634  TESTED and runs well light work
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GREY 8634 TESTED and runs well light work
$12.00
Lot of Tyco misc train cars Santa Fe engine 5628 19 track s misc buildings
Lot of Tyco misc train cars Santa Fe engine 5628 19 track s misc buildings
$18.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5036 YELLOW  BLUE  Tested and it works light work to
HO TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5036 YELLOW BLUE Tested and it works light work to
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOO 4450 RED  WHITE  Runs wellit is fast lights work
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOO 4450 RED WHITE Runs wellit is fast lights work
$12.50
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GREY 8322  Tested and runs well
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GREY 8322 Tested and runs well
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN 6147  GREEN BLACK  Runs well no lights
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN 6147 GREEN BLACK Runs well no lights
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 9626  GREY  RED  Runs ok there is grinding
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 9626 GREY RED Runs ok there is grinding
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 8326  GREY  RED  Slow but runs well lights
HO TRAIN ENGINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC 8326 GREY RED Slow but runs well lights
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE WESTERN PACIFIC 8079  RED SILVER  Runs but sounds rough
HO TRAIN ENGINE WESTERN PACIFIC 8079 RED SILVER Runs but sounds rough
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE CP RAIL 3033 RED WHITE  Runs well and light work too
HO TRAIN ENGINE CP RAIL 3033 RED WHITE Runs well and light work too
$14.50
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON 384  RED BLACK  Light come on train does not move
HO TRAIN ENGINE BURLINGTON 384 RED BLACK Light come on train does not move
$12.00
HO TRAIN ENGINE MONTANA RAIL LINK 250  BLACK BLUE  Not working
HO TRAIN ENGINE MONTANA RAIL LINK 250 BLACK BLUE Not working
$12.00



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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