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HO Old Time Steam Locomotive Shed Engine House Kitbashing Buildings
HO Old Time Steam Locomotive Shed Engine House Kitbashing Buildings
$4.95
VINTAGE 15 TRAINSenginsLIONEL LOT reo grande engine 243221
VINTAGE 15 TRAINSenginsLIONEL LOT reo grande engine 243221
$199.99
HO Scale Chessie C  O 1102 Engine and 3323 Caboose
HO Scale Chessie C O 1102 Engine and 3323 Caboose
$10.00
Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit HO HOn3 Scale Model Masterpieces BrandNEW
Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit HO HOn3 Scale Model Masterpieces BrandNEW
$134.59
Gauge H0 Kato Diesel Engine EMD F40PH Chicago Regional 37 6562 New
Gauge H0 Kato Diesel Engine EMD F40PH Chicago Regional 37 6562 New
$147.33
HO Vintage SD45 SDP40 powered undecorated diesel locomotive engine
HO Vintage SD45 SDP40 powered undecorated diesel locomotive engine
$74.95
3 Older Train Engines Sante Fe Atlas Santa Fe Life like Northwestern
3 Older Train Engines Sante Fe Atlas Santa Fe Life like Northwestern
$25.00
HO scale Engine Coal car
HO scale Engine Coal car
$4.80
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE EMD F9 DIESSEL ENGINE  CABOOSE
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE EMD F9 DIESSEL ENGINE CABOOSE
$7.50
ATHEARN C  O 8212 CHESSIE SYSTEMS ENGINE IN ORIGINAL BOX
ATHEARN C O 8212 CHESSIE SYSTEMS ENGINE IN ORIGINAL BOX
$14.99
Fleischmann Ho rear engine bogey nice
Fleischmann Ho rear engine bogey nice
$5.00
Ho Life Like F40ph Diesel Engine Regional Transportation Authority RTA Joliet
Ho Life Like F40ph Diesel Engine Regional Transportation Authority RTA Joliet
$26.95
Bachmann HO Scale POWERED Burlington Northern 9710 Diesel Engine
Bachmann HO Scale POWERED Burlington Northern 9710 Diesel Engine
$19.99
HO Scale Santa Fe Train Engine 350 Bachmann
HO Scale Santa Fe Train Engine 350 Bachmann
$9.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CANADIAN NATIONAL SD 40 LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CANADIAN NATIONAL SD 40 LOCOMOTIVE
$44.99
Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Train Engine RR Caboos and Union Pacific Car Lot
Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Train Engine RR Caboos and Union Pacific Car Lot
$3.25
Athearn HO Train Milwaukee Road FP 45 engine 3 Union Pacific RR Colors CMSTP
Athearn HO Train Milwaukee Road FP 45 engine 3 Union Pacific RR Colors CMSTP
$59.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE MKT KATY GP 40 LOCOMOTIVE BACHMANN
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE MKT KATY GP 40 LOCOMOTIVE BACHMANN
$39.99
Athearn Genesis Seaboard F 3A F 3A Phase 2 HO Scale Engine Set SAL G2517
Athearn Genesis Seaboard F 3A F 3A Phase 2 HO Scale Engine Set SAL G2517
$115.50
HO scale Lot of 2 GP35 engines COTTON BELT livery 1 powered and 1 dummy KaDee
HO scale Lot of 2 GP35 engines COTTON BELT livery 1 powered and 1 dummy KaDee
$74.95
Vintage 100 pc ATLAS Train Track + 3 Transformers + Engine + Gondola + Box Car
Vintage 100 pc ATLAS Train Track + 3 Transformers + Engine + Gondola + Box Car
$9.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE NYC SHARK NOSE DCC EQUIPLOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE NYC SHARK NOSE DCC EQUIPLOCOMOTIVE
$44.99
Life Like Fire Engine House
Life Like Fire Engine House
$8.99
HO Gauge Model Power 6697 CP Rail Engine No 8776
HO Gauge Model Power 6697 CP Rail Engine No 8776
$14.94
NICE 4 6 2 STEAM ENGINE RUNS PRE WWII
NICE 4 6 2 STEAM ENGINE RUNS PRE WWII
$39.95
HO Rivarossi EMD E 8 A Southern Pacific Golden State Diesel Locomotive Engine
HO Rivarossi EMD E 8 A Southern Pacific Golden State Diesel Locomotive Engine
$41.00
Silver Streak HO Scale Train Engine plus four other pcs in boxes
Silver Streak HO Scale Train Engine plus four other pcs in boxes
$9.99
tyco diesel engine c 430 Rock Island 3
tyco diesel engine c 430 Rock Island 3
$29.99
Scrapyard engine
Scrapyard engine
$4.00
Diesel Switcher Engine with DCC top shape from private layout HO scale
Diesel Switcher Engine with DCC top shape from private layout HO scale
$55.00
Bachmann HO Scale Train EMD F9 A Santa Fe Super Chief Diesel Locomotive Engine
Bachmann HO Scale Train EMD F9 A Santa Fe Super Chief Diesel Locomotive Engine
$34.99
Bachmann HO Scale Electric Train Sante Fe 307 Engine
Bachmann HO Scale Electric Train Sante Fe 307 Engine
$20.00
Set of 2 Lionel Since 1900 Train Engine Coffee Mugs 12 oz Ceramic Sherwood 2005
Set of 2 Lionel Since 1900 Train Engine Coffee Mugs 12 oz Ceramic Sherwood 2005
$12.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS STEAM ENGINE LACKAWANA 2 6 0 DCC SOUND EQUIPPED
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS STEAM ENGINE LACKAWANA 2 6 0 DCC SOUND EQUIPPED
$119.99
Bachmann 77048 Thomas Tank Engine Electric Train Tidmouth Milk Tanker
Bachmann 77048 Thomas Tank Engine Electric Train Tidmouth Milk Tanker
$22.09
Life Like Diesel Engine BO Chessie System
Life Like Diesel Engine BO Chessie System
$12.00
Kato HO Scale EMD GP35 Diesel Engine New In Box
Kato HO Scale EMD GP35 Diesel Engine New In Box
$59.99
AHM Pennsylvania PRR FP 45 Diesel engine locomotive HO scale new 5150 B NIB
AHM Pennsylvania PRR FP 45 Diesel engine locomotive HO scale new 5150 B NIB
$19.99
Kato HO Scale EMD GP35 Diesel Engine New In Box
Kato HO Scale EMD GP35 Diesel Engine New In Box
$59.99
Walthers Proto EMD E7A Diesel Engine Pennsylvania w Tsunami Sound
Walthers Proto EMD E7A Diesel Engine Pennsylvania w Tsunami Sound
$189.00
Athearn HO scale Conrail GP 9 diesel engine locomotive flywheel drive motor EXC
Athearn HO scale Conrail GP 9 diesel engine locomotive flywheel drive motor EXC
$23.50
HO LIFE LIKE UNION PACIFIC 2007 DIESEL ENGINE USED
HO LIFE LIKE UNION PACIFIC 2007 DIESEL ENGINE USED
$16.00
Bachmann Plus FTA Burlington diesel engine locomotive HO scale knuckle couplers
Bachmann Plus FTA Burlington diesel engine locomotive HO scale knuckle couplers
$19.99
Rare Climax DCC beautiful custom weathered Historic Logging Steam Engine HO
Rare Climax DCC beautiful custom weathered Historic Logging Steam Engine HO
$255.00
Bachmann Spectrum EMD F7 A diesel engine locomotive w flywheel motor chassis
Bachmann Spectrum EMD F7 A diesel engine locomotive w flywheel motor chassis
$19.99
HO Scale Athern  F 7a Southern Pacific Daylight diesel engine Runner
HO Scale Athern F 7a Southern Pacific Daylight diesel engine Runner
$22.50
Pocher HO scale Old Time Steam Engine Locomotive JW Bowker VTRR Italy NICE
Pocher HO scale Old Time Steam Engine Locomotive JW Bowker VTRR Italy NICE
$45.00
TYCO HO Dixie Belle Steam engine locomotive Western  Atlantic in orig box NICE
TYCO HO Dixie Belle Steam engine locomotive Western Atlantic in orig box NICE
$56.00
Vintage BRASS HO Engine
Vintage BRASS HO Engine
$99.99
 Brand New Mehano IHC Lehigh Valley John Wilkes 4 6 2 HO Scale engine
Brand New Mehano IHC Lehigh Valley John Wilkes 4 6 2 HO Scale engine
$84.95
2 HO Train Engines Bachmann Santa Fe Varney Untested Parts
2 HO Train Engines Bachmann Santa Fe Varney Untested Parts
$8.50
Ho 2 motorized Athearn Engines PPR road 9506A B with kadees and diaphrams
Ho 2 motorized Athearn Engines PPR road 9506A B with kadees and diaphrams
$42.00
Roco E R Models Milwaukee Road FP 7 diesel engine TRO
Roco E R Models Milwaukee Road FP 7 diesel engine TRO
$34.95
BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN LOT E Z TRACK TRANSFORMER ENGINE HEDGES MISC
BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN LOT E Z TRACK TRANSFORMER ENGINE HEDGES MISC
$20.49
Bachmann HO Scale Hersheys Special Dark Locomotive Train Engine
Bachmann HO Scale Hersheys Special Dark Locomotive Train Engine
$20.50
Athearn 50th Anniversary Train Set 1010 Diesel Engine  3 Passenger cars NEW
Athearn 50th Anniversary Train Set 1010 Diesel Engine 3 Passenger cars NEW
$79.99
HO Scale LifeLike GP 38 2 Santa Fe diesel engine Runner
HO Scale LifeLike GP 38 2 Santa Fe diesel engine Runner
$19.50
HO SCALE SPIRIT OF 1776 BICENTENIAL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
HO SCALE SPIRIT OF 1776 BICENTENIAL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$9.97
HO ICRR Illinois Central gulf railroad engine GP 38
HO ICRR Illinois Central gulf railroad engine GP 38
$10.00
HO GMO gulf mobile  ohio railroad engine GP 38
HO GMO gulf mobile ohio railroad engine GP 38
$10.00
Broadway Limited HO Scale Cotten Belt ALCO RSD 15 Engine
Broadway Limited HO Scale Cotten Belt ALCO RSD 15 Engine
$219.99
HO new MOPAC powered Engine GE B23 7
HO new MOPAC powered Engine GE B23 7
$22.00
AHM Minikits 5804 ENGINE HOUSE ORIGINAL UNOPENED PLASTIC BAG
AHM Minikits 5804 ENGINE HOUSE ORIGINAL UNOPENED PLASTIC BAG
$24.99
HO scale Mantua Classics 2 6 6 2 Mallet Logger Engine With DCC Installed
HO scale Mantua Classics 2 6 6 2 Mallet Logger Engine With DCC Installed
$109.98
BURLINGTON NORTHERN TRAIN ENGINE AND 5 CARSin box+manuals plus lots of track
BURLINGTON NORTHERN TRAIN ENGINE AND 5 CARSin box+manuals plus lots of track
$69.99
SPECTRUM STEAM ENGINE Factory DCC BALTIMORE  OHIO 2 8 0 83602 Road  2781
SPECTRUM STEAM ENGINE Factory DCC BALTIMORE OHIO 2 8 0 83602 Road 2781
$75.00
EARLY MARKLIN E6302 ENGINE Locomotive Railroad Train Car HO EC 800
EARLY MARKLIN E6302 ENGINE Locomotive Railroad Train Car HO EC 800
$24.99
Ho Scale Model Power Engine and Tender No 6720
Ho Scale Model Power Engine and Tender No 6720
$30.63
N SCALE CIRCUS PASSANGER TRAIN CUSTOM 4 CARS no engine
N SCALE CIRCUS PASSANGER TRAIN CUSTOM 4 CARS no engine
$39.99
2 HO Scale Engines Boxcars Gondola Hopper Flat Caboose Signs Transformer
2 HO Scale Engines Boxcars Gondola Hopper Flat Caboose Signs Transformer
$8.00
Model Power HO Scale Train Burlington Northern Alco B Unit Locomotive Engine NIB
Model Power HO Scale Train Burlington Northern Alco B Unit Locomotive Engine NIB
$39.99
2 HO Scale Engines Tyco 638 Chattanooga AHM 5028 Diesel plus 8 Cars
2 HO Scale Engines Tyco 638 Chattanooga AHM 5028 Diesel plus 8 Cars
$8.00
Jakks Pacific Malibu Ca China Army Engine Plastic HO scale Military 2196
Jakks Pacific Malibu Ca China Army Engine Plastic HO scale Military 2196
$3.99
Ho scale tyco Santa fe engine
Ho scale tyco Santa fe engine
$6.99
ATHEARN SANTA FE 12 WHEEL DRIVE DIESEL ENGINES
ATHEARN SANTA FE 12 WHEEL DRIVE DIESEL ENGINES
$19.99
BTS 27502 Single stall switcher shed Engine house kit
BTS 27502 Single stall switcher shed Engine house kit
$24.99
LIFE LIKE  SANTA FE  3500 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
LIFE LIKE SANTA FE 3500 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$19.95
Bachman HO Scale 307 Santa Fe Locomotive Engine
Bachman HO Scale 307 Santa Fe Locomotive Engine
$19.95
life like engine powered
life like engine powered
$8.00
BACHMANN F9 POWERTRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE NO BOX
BACHMANN F9 POWERTRAIN ENGINE HO SCALE NO BOX
$29.99
BACHMANN F9 SANTE FE ENGINE HO SCALE NO BOX
BACHMANN F9 SANTE FE ENGINE HO SCALE NO BOX
$29.99
BACHMANN AUTO TRAIN 4000 GE U36B DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE
BACHMANN AUTO TRAIN 4000 GE U36B DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE
$25.00
Life Like Proto 2000 HO scale SD7 in Burlington Chinese Red  White Engine 316
Life Like Proto 2000 HO scale SD7 in Burlington Chinese Red White Engine 316
$69.95
HO Passenger Train with Engine Baltimore  Ohio
HO Passenger Train with Engine Baltimore Ohio
$139.99
HO Passenger Train Set Baltimore and Ohio with ALCO Engine
HO Passenger Train Set Baltimore and Ohio with ALCO Engine
$139.99
Life Like HO Gauge Sante Fe Train Engine and baggage car
Life Like HO Gauge Sante Fe Train Engine and baggage car
$8.00
Liliput L 131191 H0 Tank Engine German Tank Locomotive BR 75 278 DR EpII DC
Liliput L 131191 H0 Tank Engine German Tank Locomotive BR 75 278 DR EpII DC
$384.56
HO Engine FP40PH Amtrak Bachmann
HO Engine FP40PH Amtrak Bachmann
$49.99
Canadian National Consolidation 2 8 0 Van Hobbies Brass Engine
Canadian National Consolidation 2 8 0 Van Hobbies Brass Engine
$450.00
Ahm train 4 engines 2 PRR NYC and Seaboard
Ahm train 4 engines 2 PRR NYC and Seaboard
$69.00
Bachmann Loco  Caboose Combo Burlington Northern HO Scale Train Engine Lighted
Bachmann Loco Caboose Combo Burlington Northern HO Scale Train Engine Lighted
$15.50
Brand New Bachmann HO 51808 New York Central 2 6 0 Steam Engine 1904
Brand New Bachmann HO 51808 New York Central 2 6 0 Steam Engine 1904
$169.95
Toy Train Bachmann HO Scale Engine
Toy Train Bachmann HO Scale Engine
$14.99
HO Scale Model Train Train Engine With Coal Car
HO Scale Model Train Train Engine With Coal Car
$10.00
BACHMANN SPECTRUM DUAL FLYWHEEL GE U 28C DIESEL ENGINE CONRAIL 1991 HO
BACHMANN SPECTRUM DUAL FLYWHEEL GE U 28C DIESEL ENGINE CONRAIL 1991 HO
$29.99
Lower Price Athearn 3 HO Locomotive Engine F7 Shells Great Shape
Lower Price Athearn 3 HO Locomotive Engine F7 Shells Great Shape
$15.95
Lower Price Athearn HO Cnadian Pacific F 7B Non powered LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
Lower Price Athearn HO Cnadian Pacific F 7B Non powered LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$15.95
HO vintage metal GG1 lot 3 engines Pennsylvania Tuscon Red
HO vintage metal GG1 lot 3 engines Pennsylvania Tuscon Red
$195.95
Bachmann Trains CP Rail Locomotive 5004 Engine lighted HO RSO
Bachmann Trains CP Rail Locomotive 5004 Engine lighted HO RSO
$25.00



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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