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Short Line Ind Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces Yorke HO HOn3 Brand NEW
Short Line Ind Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces Yorke HO HOn3 Brand NEW
$134.59
Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces HO HOn30 HOn3 NEW
Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces HO HOn30 HOn3 NEW
$72.95
HO Rivarossi 4 6 4 Hudson steam engine for restoration or parts
HO Rivarossi 4 6 4 Hudson steam engine for restoration or parts
$30.00
INDUSTRIAL ENGINE HOUSE ROUNDHOUSE 27 PANE 8pcs Grandt Line TICHY HOn3 HOn30
INDUSTRIAL ENGINE HOUSE ROUNDHOUSE 27 PANE 8pcs Grandt Line TICHY HOn3 HOn30
$3.89
AHM Rivarossi HO 2 10 2 Steam engine for parts or restoration
AHM Rivarossi HO 2 10 2 Steam engine for parts or restoration
$30.00
Used life like ho scale dummy engine fnm ex british columbia  720 ndem mexico
Used life like ho scale dummy engine fnm ex british columbia 720 ndem mexico
$15.00
lot of 2 cp rail ho scale engine shells gp9  8227 alco fa  1405
lot of 2 cp rail ho scale engine shells gp9 8227 alco fa 1405
$8.00
BACHMANN THOMAS  FRIENDS DIESEL HO SCALE TRAIN ENGINE
BACHMANN THOMAS FRIENDS DIESEL HO SCALE TRAIN ENGINE
$84.95
MTH 80 3230 1 4 6 4 Empire State Express Steam Engine Proto Sound 30 NYC 5426
MTH 80 3230 1 4 6 4 Empire State Express Steam Engine Proto Sound 30 NYC 5426
$429.95
Vintage HO Mantua Locomotive Train Engine all metal 3992 0 4 0
Vintage HO Mantua Locomotive Train Engine all metal 3992 0 4 0
$12.99
Tyco HO Scale Train Steam Engine 1203 only
Tyco HO Scale Train Steam Engine 1203 only
$19.99
HO Bachmann U36B POWERFUL Locomotive Engine Union Pacific Low Start Price
HO Bachmann U36B POWERFUL Locomotive Engine Union Pacific Low Start Price
$41.01
BACHMANN BURLINGTON NORTHERN 9760 ENGINE AND 10469 CABOOSE WORKING CONDITION
BACHMANN BURLINGTON NORTHERN 9760 ENGINE AND 10469 CABOOSE WORKING CONDITION
$14.99
Milwaukee Road RS 1 Diesel Engine Atlas HO Scale
Milwaukee Road RS 1 Diesel Engine Atlas HO Scale
$110.00
MTH 80 3245 1 4 6 4 Dreyfuss Steam Engine w Proto Sound 30 New York Central
MTH 80 3245 1 4 6 4 Dreyfuss Steam Engine w Proto Sound 30 New York Central
$449.95
PEMCO HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA GG1 POWERED ELECTRIC ENGINE ROAD 4926
PEMCO HO SCALE PENNSYLVANIA GG1 POWERED ELECTRIC ENGINE ROAD 4926
$45.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE 4 8 4 POWERED ENGINE NO TENDER ROAD 3781
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE 4 8 4 POWERED ENGINE NO TENDER ROAD 3781
$39.00
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE BALTIMORE  OHIO 4 6 2 POWERED ENGINE  TENDER ROAD 1980
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE BALTIMORE OHIO 4 6 2 POWERED ENGINE TENDER ROAD 1980
$39.00
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE PERE MARQUETTE 2 8 4 POWERED ENGINE ROAD 1222 PARTS
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE PERE MARQUETTE 2 8 4 POWERED ENGINE ROAD 1222 PARTS
$18.88
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE NYC  StL 2 8 4 POWERED ENGINE ROAD 759 PARTS
RIVAROSSI HO SCALE NYC StL 2 8 4 POWERED ENGINE ROAD 759 PARTS
$19.38
VARNEY HO SCALE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN 2 8 0 CAST ENGINE  TENDER ROAD 38
VARNEY HO SCALE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN 2 8 0 CAST ENGINE TENDER ROAD 38
$51.00
VINTAGE MANTUA HO SCALE GEORGIA CENTRAL RR GENERAL 4 4 0 CAST ENGINE
VINTAGE MANTUA HO SCALE GEORGIA CENTRAL RR GENERAL 4 4 0 CAST ENGINE
$156.49
HUGE 47+ PCS H O SCALE TRAIN HOBBY LOT 2 TRANSFORMERS8 cars 1 engine
HUGE 47+ PCS H O SCALE TRAIN HOBBY LOT 2 TRANSFORMERS8 cars 1 engine
$45.99
Bachmann Engine Chessie Systems F9 Diesel Engine
Bachmann Engine Chessie Systems F9 Diesel Engine
$11.99
VINTAGE HO SCALE DIE CAST 0 4 0 SWITCHER ENGINE
VINTAGE HO SCALE DIE CAST 0 4 0 SWITCHER ENGINE
$4.99
VINTAGE HO SCALE DIE CAST F7A DUMMY ENGINE  F7B POWERED B UNIT
VINTAGE HO SCALE DIE CAST F7A DUMMY ENGINE F7B POWERED B UNIT
$14.99
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
HO Scale Steam Engine Parts Almost Seven Pounds of Locomotives and Tenders
HO Scale Steam Engine Parts Almost Seven Pounds of Locomotives and Tenders
$24.50
HO SCALE DIE CAST DUMMY DIESEL ENGINE
HO SCALE DIE CAST DUMMY DIESEL ENGINE
$12.50
BTS 27502 Single stall switcher shed Engine house kit
BTS 27502 Single stall switcher shed Engine house kit
$24.99
BACHMANN HO PACIFIC FLYER TRAIN SET READY TO RUN atlas steam engine 00692
BACHMANN HO PACIFIC FLYER TRAIN SET READY TO RUN atlas steam engine 00692
$78.84
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE SOUTHERN RS 3 DCC EQUIP LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE SOUTHERN RS 3 DCC EQUIP LOCOMOTIVE
$135.00
BACHMANN HO THOROUGHBRED TRAIN SET READY TO RUN 691 NS steam engine 00691
BACHMANN HO THOROUGHBRED TRAIN SET READY TO RUN 691 NS steam engine 00691
$84.84
Lot of 10 Mixed Train Cars and Engines HO Scale Model Trains and a Coca Cola pc
Lot of 10 Mixed Train Cars and Engines HO Scale Model Trains and a Coca Cola pc
$99.99
Hawthorne Village Johnny Cash TRAIN ENGINE W 2 TENDERS AND DOUBLE TRACK
Hawthorne Village Johnny Cash TRAIN ENGINE W 2 TENDERS AND DOUBLE TRACK
$99.99
Bachmann Plus HO Scale POWERED EMD SD45 Santa Fe War Bonnet Diesel Engine 11613
Bachmann Plus HO Scale POWERED EMD SD45 Santa Fe War Bonnet Diesel Engine 11613
$44.99
HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Engine Shell
HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Engine Shell
$4.99
HO Scale Weathered Santa Fe Engine Shell
HO Scale Weathered Santa Fe Engine Shell
$3.99
BACHMANN E Z DIGITAL COMMAND CONTROL SYSTEM W DCC EQUIPPED HO ENGINE 44921
BACHMANN E Z DIGITAL COMMAND CONTROL SYSTEM W DCC EQUIPPED HO ENGINE 44921
$124.84
HO Brass Overland UP OWRN 2171 MK 8 Engine  Tender 2 8 2 AD 1100 1 Mint
HO Brass Overland UP OWRN 2171 MK 8 Engine Tender 2 8 2 AD 1100 1 Mint
$985.00
HO SCALE 2 STALL ENGINE REPAIR SHED
HO SCALE 2 STALL ENGINE REPAIR SHED
$10.50
KATO HO SCALE 2 STALL ENGINE BUILDING
KATO HO SCALE 2 STALL ENGINE BUILDING
$7.99
9 Vintage Tyco HO Scale Railroad Cars Virginian engine
9 Vintage Tyco HO Scale Railroad Cars Virginian engine
$25.00
VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN SET CARS TRANSFORMERS 628 ENGINE W HOME MADE CONTROL BOX
VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN SET CARS TRANSFORMERS 628 ENGINE W HOME MADE CONTROL BOX
$49.99
Hallmark Models HO Brass Train EMD FT Diesel Engine Locomotive A
Hallmark Models HO Brass Train EMD FT Diesel Engine Locomotive A
$215.00
HO BRASS SANTA FE 1950 CLASS 2 8 0 STEAM ENGINE DCC + SOUND
HO BRASS SANTA FE 1950 CLASS 2 8 0 STEAM ENGINE DCC + SOUND
$251.50
ROCO 04119A Dampflokomotive BR 01 4 6 2 DB 01 111 Steam Engine E081
ROCO 04119A Dampflokomotive BR 01 4 6 2 DB 01 111 Steam Engine E081
$112.00
2 working engines and 7 cars German Need repairs E100
2 working engines and 7 cars German Need repairs E100
$65.00
ROCO 04122B SERIE 93 2 8 2 Berlin Steam Engine E094
ROCO 04122B SERIE 93 2 8 2 Berlin Steam Engine E094
$125.00
ROCO 04119C Dampflokomotive BR 01 4 6 2 DR Steam Engine E082
ROCO 04119C Dampflokomotive BR 01 4 6 2 DR Steam Engine E082
$202.00
PIKO Steam Engine BR 86 E102
PIKO Steam Engine BR 86 E102
$100.00
Rivarossi Baltimore  Ohio 2 8 8 0 MIB Steam engine Factory Paint HO SCALE
Rivarossi Baltimore Ohio 2 8 8 0 MIB Steam engine Factory Paint HO SCALE
$259.00
TRAIN ENGINE LEAD  TRAILING TRUCKS AS PARTS USED HO GAUGE LOT  1
TRAIN ENGINE LEAD TRAILING TRUCKS AS PARTS USED HO GAUGE LOT 1
$24.99
TRAIN ENGINE LEAD  TRAILING TRUCKS AS PARTS USED HO GAUGE LOT  2
TRAIN ENGINE LEAD TRAILING TRUCKS AS PARTS USED HO GAUGE LOT 2
$24.99
Leftons GREAT HALLS OF FIRE RELIEF ENGINE CO Mount Holly NJ Circ 1892
Leftons GREAT HALLS OF FIRE RELIEF ENGINE CO Mount Holly NJ Circ 1892
$20.00
Smokey Valley HO 130 Truck Parts Engine Truck Brak
Smokey Valley HO 130 Truck Parts Engine Truck Brak
$2.99
Broadway Ltd Illinois Central 2 10 2 2933 HO Steam Engine ICRR Better than bras
Broadway Ltd Illinois Central 2 10 2 2933 HO Steam Engine ICRR Better than bras
$209.00
SSM UNION PACIFIC 4 12 2 9000 CLASS STEAM ENGINE HO BRASS RUNS GREAT UPRR
SSM UNION PACIFIC 4 12 2 9000 CLASS STEAM ENGINE HO BRASS RUNS GREAT UPRR
$549.99
TRAIN ENGINE LEAD  TRAILING TRUCKS AS PARTS USED HO GAUGE LOT  3
TRAIN ENGINE LEAD TRAILING TRUCKS AS PARTS USED HO GAUGE LOT 3
$24.99
HO BRASS GREAT NORTHERN O 1 CLASS 2 8 2 STEAM ENGINE FACTORY PAINTED
HO BRASS GREAT NORTHERN O 1 CLASS 2 8 2 STEAM ENGINE FACTORY PAINTED
$371.00
Pocher HO scale Old Time Steam Engine Locomotive JW Bowker VTRR Italy Sweet
Pocher HO scale Old Time Steam Engine Locomotive JW Bowker VTRR Italy Sweet
$18.25
Athearn 92019 LA City Fire Dept Fire Truck Engine 106 Ford C Cab HO
Athearn 92019 LA City Fire Dept Fire Truck Engine 106 Ford C Cab HO
$59.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE CHESSIE SWITCHER
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE CHESSIE SWITCHER
$17.99
Bachmann Train Set 2 Engines  Lots of Extras
Bachmann Train Set 2 Engines Lots of Extras
$75.00
Tyco HO Scale Chattanooga 0 8 0 Choo Choo Engine and Caboose 917
Tyco HO Scale Chattanooga 0 8 0 Choo Choo Engine and Caboose 917
$40.00
Lot os 3 Bachmann HO scales engines
Lot os 3 Bachmann HO scales engines
$5.50
Bachmann Amtrak Engine HO Track Cleaner Diesel EM80C Cleaning UNTESTED
Bachmann Amtrak Engine HO Track Cleaner Diesel EM80C Cleaning UNTESTED
$18.95
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale Southern 27 Diesel Engine Locomotive NICE
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale Southern 27 Diesel Engine Locomotive NICE
$20.00
VINTAGE HO SCALE WALTERS LIFE LIKE READING LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5201 GREEN YELLOW
VINTAGE HO SCALE WALTERS LIFE LIKE READING LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 5201 GREEN YELLOW
$27.00
HO Scale Tyco Walters Athearn Engine and Train Cars MINT
HO Scale Tyco Walters Athearn Engine and Train Cars MINT
$20.00
HO Scale Bachmann  Santa Fe Diesel Engine  RD 307Nice
HO Scale Bachmann Santa Fe Diesel Engine RD 307Nice
$15.00
HO Scale AHM Chicago Northwestern Diesel Engine  RD 400
HO Scale AHM Chicago Northwestern Diesel Engine RD 400
$12.00
model power conrail diesel engine
model power conrail diesel engine
$2.00
Tyco Santa Fe HO Scale Train Cars Engine Morton El Capitan Tracks Bridge
Tyco Santa Fe HO Scale Train Cars Engine Morton El Capitan Tracks Bridge
$20.00
bachmann desiel engine
bachmann desiel engine
$4.00
11403 Auhagen HO Kit of a Two road engine shed BRAND NEW
11403 Auhagen HO Kit of a Two road engine shed BRAND NEW
$42.99
Athearn Genesis GP50 BNSF 3136 Burlington Northern Santa Fe ATHG40701 Engine
Athearn Genesis GP50 BNSF 3136 Burlington Northern Santa Fe ATHG40701 Engine
$75.00
Rio Grande Model Train Engine 1600 w Tender HO Scale and Vintage Box
Rio Grande Model Train Engine 1600 w Tender HO Scale and Vintage Box
$20.51
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 RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$35.95
AHM HO Scale Santa Fe Engine  Caboose Lot
AHM HO Scale Santa Fe Engine Caboose Lot
$19.95
tyco lot of railroad engines and cars
tyco lot of railroad engines and cars
$20.95
HO Scale Tyco Athearn Raybestos Engine Box Car Coal Car Tank Car
HO Scale Tyco Athearn Raybestos Engine Box Car Coal Car Tank Car
$28.00
ATLAS RS 3 HO DIESEL ENGINE LEHIGH VALLEY 211
ATLAS RS 3 HO DIESEL ENGINE LEHIGH VALLEY 211
$182.50
EXCELLENTLY DETAILED FALLER DOUBLE TRACK ENGINE SHED HO
EXCELLENTLY DETAILED FALLER DOUBLE TRACK ENGINE SHED HO
$14.53
HO SCALE LIFE LIKE 3560 engine RUNS STRONG
HO SCALE LIFE LIKE 3560 engine RUNS STRONG
$12.00
HO SCALE BACHMANN ENGINE CHESSIE SYSTEM RUNS STRONG
HO SCALE BACHMANN ENGINE CHESSIE SYSTEM RUNS STRONG
$14.00
Vintage Pair Of HO Scale 1776 Mantua Powered Engine  AHM Caboose Both VGC
Vintage Pair Of HO Scale 1776 Mantua Powered Engine AHM Caboose Both VGC
$11.00
HO Scale Bachmann Red  Chrome Santa Fe Lighted Diesel Engine Plus Cars NEW
HO Scale Bachmann Red Chrome Santa Fe Lighted Diesel Engine Plus Cars NEW
$29.95
US ARMY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE AND CABOOSE SELLING BOTH
US ARMY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE AND CABOOSE SELLING BOTH
$45.99
4 NICE RAILROAD ENGINES 3 ARE METAL ONE IS PLASTIC 2 MARKED AHM TEMPO
4 NICE RAILROAD ENGINES 3 ARE METAL ONE IS PLASTIC 2 MARKED AHM TEMPO
$9.99
HO Scale ROUNDHOUSE 3 STALL ENGINE SERVICE CENTER
HO Scale ROUNDHOUSE 3 STALL ENGINE SERVICE CENTER
$49.95
1969 jc penneys ad for ho train setsengines and accessoriesin mint
1969 jc penneys ad for ho train setsengines and accessoriesin mint
$1.50
Rare Bowser HO Scale Metal Steam Engine  Tender Brass Wheels 4 6 2 Pennsylvania
Rare Bowser HO Scale Metal Steam Engine Tender Brass Wheels 4 6 2 Pennsylvania
$38.00
Kato HO Scale GP35 Burlington Northern Engine 37 043 NIB 2529
Kato HO Scale GP35 Burlington Northern Engine 37 043 NIB 2529
$89.99
NIB  Bachmann HO Gauge  EMD F9 Santa Fe Diesel Engine  Store Display
NIB Bachmann HO Gauge EMD F9 Santa Fe Diesel Engine Store Display
$9.49
BROKEN 0 4 0 Camel Back Steam Locomotive Engine for Parts HO Scale AS IS
BROKEN 0 4 0 Camel Back Steam Locomotive Engine for Parts HO Scale AS IS
$79.99
BROKEN Brass 0 8 0 Camel Back Steam Locomotive Enginefor PartsHO Scale AS IS
BROKEN Brass 0 8 0 Camel Back Steam Locomotive Enginefor PartsHO Scale AS IS
$249.99
Brass 2 6 2 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender Undecorated HO Scale AS IS
Brass 2 6 2 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender Undecorated HO Scale AS IS
$139.99



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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