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HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE US ARMY SWITCHER
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE US ARMY SWITCHER
$17.99
HO ENGINE HOUSE FOR 2 LOCOMOTIVES HELJAN  1874
HO ENGINE HOUSE FOR 2 LOCOMOTIVES HELJAN 1874
$25.42
Atlas HO Gauge Union Pacific 912 Train Engine Locomotive FP7 Diesel 7042 w Box
Atlas HO Gauge Union Pacific 912 Train Engine Locomotive FP7 Diesel 7042 w Box
$35.00
Shell Oil Atlas Train Engine And 3 Cars 1990sunopened
Shell Oil Atlas Train Engine And 3 Cars 1990sunopened
$7.50
HO Scale Santa Fe Engine PARTS ONLY Free Shipping
HO Scale Santa Fe Engine PARTS ONLY Free Shipping
$8.00
VINTAGE HO TRAIN THE MILWAUKIE ROAD ENGINE 3235
VINTAGE HO TRAIN THE MILWAUKIE ROAD ENGINE 3235
$9.99
1940 Ford V 8 Sedan w Optional Engine Detail Kit Jordan Highway Miniatures HOn3
1940 Ford V 8 Sedan w Optional Engine Detail Kit Jordan Highway Miniatures HOn3
$7.99
VINTAGE HO TRAIN THE MILWAUKIE ROAD ENGINE 3639 ALCO PA CAB RUNS
VINTAGE HO TRAIN THE MILWAUKIE ROAD ENGINE 3639 ALCO PA CAB RUNS
$12.50
VINTAGE HO TRAIN THE MILWAUKIE ROAD ENGINE 1600 ATHEARN FA MILLO RUNS GOOD
VINTAGE HO TRAIN THE MILWAUKIE ROAD ENGINE 1600 ATHEARN FA MILLO RUNS GOOD
$9.99
Mantua HO Vintage 2 8 2 Heavy Mikado Steam Engine No 4073 Union Pacific
Mantua HO Vintage 2 8 2 Heavy Mikado Steam Engine No 4073 Union Pacific
$54.95
Vintage Steam Engine Pennsylvania RR I 1 s class 2 10 0 PRICE REDUCED
Vintage Steam Engine Pennsylvania RR I 1 s class 2 10 0 PRICE REDUCED
$125.00
HO Brass Westside Model GN A 9 0 6 0 Engine  Tender Unpainted Great Northern
HO Brass Westside Model GN A 9 0 6 0 Engine Tender Unpainted Great Northern
$298.00
NMJ Topline Norwegian NSB El132134 Electric Engine Factory Weathered RARE
NMJ Topline Norwegian NSB El132134 Electric Engine Factory Weathered RARE
$300.00
ROCO 62307 FRENCH SNCF 231 E 36 LIGHT GREEN SCHEME STEAM ENGINE RARE
ROCO 62307 FRENCH SNCF 231 E 36 LIGHT GREEN SCHEME STEAM ENGINE RARE
$550.00
AHM HO GREEN BAY ROUTE RS11 Locomotive Engine
AHM HO GREEN BAY ROUTE RS11 Locomotive Engine
$35.95
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
$24.00
Lot of 3 HO Scale Tenshodo 110 Brass Santa Fe Diesel Engines  NO RESERVE
Lot of 3 HO Scale Tenshodo 110 Brass Santa Fe Diesel Engines NO RESERVE
$86.00
HO Scale Train Engine
HO Scale Train Engine
$15.00
Vintage HO Scale Brass Switch Engine  No Reserve
Vintage HO Scale Brass Switch Engine No Reserve
$24.19
ATHEARN 3483 U33B SEABOARD COAST LINE POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE READ 2
ATHEARN 3483 U33B SEABOARD COAST LINE POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE READ 2
$40.00
NEW Bachmann Trains Thomas And Friends Spencer Engine With Moving Eyes
NEW Bachmann Trains Thomas And Friends Spencer Engine With Moving Eyes
$114.08
HO Brass Switcher Engine with Body and Parts  NO RESERVE
HO Brass Switcher Engine with Body and Parts NO RESERVE
$51.00
HO Brass International Cal Pacific AT  SF 3462 4 6 4 Engine with Tender
HO Brass International Cal Pacific AT SF 3462 4 6 4 Engine with Tender
$76.00
Mantua Pennsylvania Old 99 99 Steam Engine and Tender metal  plastic
Mantua Pennsylvania Old 99 99 Steam Engine and Tender metal plastic
$19.99
Alco train engine  Pennsylvania 99
Alco train engine Pennsylvania 99
$20.00
Vintage HO Engine Frame  Shell  NO RESERVE
Vintage HO Engine Frame Shell NO RESERVE
$9.99
HO SCALE BRASS SUNSET F 1 2 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
HO SCALE BRASS SUNSET F 1 2 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
$350.00
Walthers Trainline Union Pacific Engine NIB
Walthers Trainline Union Pacific Engine NIB
$29.99
JV MODELS Haliburton Engine House HO Scale John Rendall Craftsman Kit NEW 2024
JV MODELS Haliburton Engine House HO Scale John Rendall Craftsman Kit NEW 2024
$43.95
Fleischmann HO engines lot
Fleischmann HO engines lot
$18.05
Proto 2000 DRGW SD50 HO scale project engine
Proto 2000 DRGW SD50 HO scale project engine
$41.00
ROCO 43270 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
ROCO 43270 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
$33.21
Bowser Baldwin VO 1000 SN Sacramento Northern engine Rd 407 HO scale ON SALE
Bowser Baldwin VO 1000 SN Sacramento Northern engine Rd 407 HO scale ON SALE
$89.75
ROCO 43417 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
ROCO 43417 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
$19.99
New Atlas Master Locomotive Silver Series SOO Line 809 Engine 7369 U30C
New Atlas Master Locomotive Silver Series SOO Line 809 Engine 7369 U30C
$119.00
ROCO 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
ROCO 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
$23.49
ROCO 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
ROCO 187 HO SCALE ENGINE FREIGHT OR PASSENGER LINER MOTORIZED COACH
$26.00
Athearn County Fire Truck Engine No  12 HO Scale NIB
Athearn County Fire Truck Engine No 12 HO Scale NIB
$29.95
HO SCALE BRASS PACIFIC FAST MAIL G 3 4 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
HO SCALE BRASS PACIFIC FAST MAIL G 3 4 8 0 GREAT NORTHERN STEAM ENGINE
$350.00
HO Athearn F 7A Super power Engine
HO Athearn F 7A Super power Engine
$13.99
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
Reading Lines 5628 Deisel Engine Mantua Tyco Very Nice
Reading Lines 5628 Deisel Engine Mantua Tyco Very Nice
$9.99
Chicago and Northwestern System Deisel Engine 4567 AHM HO Train
Chicago and Northwestern System Deisel Engine 4567 AHM HO Train
$20.50
AHM Deisel Engine Very nice running strong
AHM Deisel Engine Very nice running strong
$14.49
Spectrum The Master Railroader Series Union Pacific Engine 9183 by Bachmann
Spectrum The Master Railroader Series Union Pacific Engine 9183 by Bachmann
$9.99
HO Scale Guide Diesel  Steam Engine Facilities Vol 2
HO Scale Guide Diesel Steam Engine Facilities Vol 2
$7.99
AHM HO Train Amtrak Railroad GD Diesel Engine Locomotive Powered
AHM HO Train Amtrak Railroad GD Diesel Engine Locomotive Powered
$85.00
HO Scale Lot of 4 Cars 1 Engine 11 Pieces of Curved Track
HO Scale Lot of 4 Cars 1 Engine 11 Pieces of Curved Track
$9.99
Spectrum The Master Railroader Series Union Pacific Engine 9183 by Bachmann
Spectrum The Master Railroader Series Union Pacific Engine 9183 by Bachmann
$14.50
Vintage Tyco Locomotive GP 20 Burlington Diesel Engine HO SCALE ELECTRIC TRAIN
Vintage Tyco Locomotive GP 20 Burlington Diesel Engine HO SCALE ELECTRIC TRAIN
$9.99
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$35.95
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
$32.95
vintage Japan Locomotive Engine parts pieces Train found restore KTM motor RR
vintage Japan Locomotive Engine parts pieces Train found restore KTM motor RR
$31.33
Chattanooga Engine and Caboose
Chattanooga Engine and Caboose
$9.00
UNITED PFM BRASS ENGINE  TENDER HO SCALE 2 6 6 2 CO 1301 RECONDITIONED
UNITED PFM BRASS ENGINE TENDER HO SCALE 2 6 6 2 CO 1301 RECONDITIONED
$449.99
Athern HO Pennsylvania A B A locomotive engine set green 5 stripe
Athern HO Pennsylvania A B A locomotive engine set green 5 stripe
$29.99
VINTAGE LOT OF 6 HO SCALE LIFE LIKE MODEL TRAIN CARS WITH SANTA FE 3560 ENGINE
VINTAGE LOT OF 6 HO SCALE LIFE LIKE MODEL TRAIN CARS WITH SANTA FE 3560 ENGINE
$58.60
HO Scale MONON Locomotive Dummy Engine
HO Scale MONON Locomotive Dummy Engine
$5.60
Vintage HO AHM Norfolk  Western GP 7 GP 9  locomotive engine
Vintage HO AHM Norfolk Western GP 7 GP 9 locomotive engine
$19.99
Vintage Bachmann train engine and Log car with boxes HO scale Made In Hong Kong
Vintage Bachmann train engine and Log car with boxes HO scale Made In Hong Kong
$9.00
Vintage train engine Lot Santa Fe And NY Central HO scale Bachmann
Vintage train engine Lot Santa Fe And NY Central HO scale Bachmann
$9.00
MTH 80 3234 1 4 6 4 Dreyfuss Steam Engine w Proto Sound 30 New York Central
MTH 80 3234 1 4 6 4 Dreyfuss Steam Engine w Proto Sound 30 New York Central
$379.99
Mantua steam engine 2 6 2 + tender
Mantua steam engine 2 6 2 + tender
$65.00
TYCO SCALE GENERAL WA RR OLD TIME STEAM ENGINE WITH CUSTOM LED LIGHT
TYCO SCALE GENERAL WA RR OLD TIME STEAM ENGINE WITH CUSTOM LED LIGHT
$99.00
AHM HO SCALE SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE SCRAP YARD ENGINE
AHM HO SCALE SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE SCRAP YARD ENGINE
$7.50
PRECISION SCALE CO HO SCALE 32451 BRASS STEAM ENGINE PILOT PART
PRECISION SCALE CO HO SCALE 32451 BRASS STEAM ENGINE PILOT PART
$3.99
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE 4 6 2 MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES STEAM ENGINE NEEDS NEW MOTOR
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE 4 6 2 MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES STEAM ENGINE NEEDS NEW MOTOR
$25.00
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 Sealboard Air Model Train Locomotive Engine G62619
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 Sealboard Air Model Train Locomotive Engine G62619
$175.99
HO Diesel Engine FRAMES ONLY X2 Cast metal NO MANUFACTUREs MARKINGS Used PARTSa
HO Diesel Engine FRAMES ONLY X2 Cast metal NO MANUFACTUREs MARKINGS Used PARTSa
$4.99
Lot Of HO Gauge Train Engines 4 Cars 13 Track etc Tyco Bachmann Untested
Lot Of HO Gauge Train Engines 4 Cars 13 Track etc Tyco Bachmann Untested
$24.99
HO Bachmann Deisel Engine GP40 Conrail 3088
HO Bachmann Deisel Engine GP40 Conrail 3088
$38.49
HO Diesel Engine 41018 FRAMES ONLY X2 Cast metal NO MANUFACTURER MARKINGS PARTSb
HO Diesel Engine 41018 FRAMES ONLY X2 Cast metal NO MANUFACTURER MARKINGS PARTSb
$4.99
Bachmann ho train ALASKA 3012 Diesel Engine
Bachmann ho train ALASKA 3012 Diesel Engine
$49.95
Life Like HO Gauge Sante Fe Train Engine and baggage car
Life Like HO Gauge Sante Fe Train Engine and baggage car
$8.00
HO Scale Life Like Chessie System B0 Diesel Train Engine  4472
HO Scale Life Like Chessie System B0 Diesel Train Engine 4472
$17.99
Older Train Engine Electric
Older Train Engine Electric
$10.00
HO  OO BRASS STEAM ENGINE Shells only x2 No Manufacturr Marks NEW OLD STOCK NOS
HO OO BRASS STEAM ENGINE Shells only x2 No Manufacturr Marks NEW OLD STOCK NOS
$24.99
Pocher Virginia and Truckee Genoa engine  Coal Tender HO Scale with LED light
Pocher Virginia and Truckee Genoa engine Coal Tender HO Scale with LED light
$110.00
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 Pennsylvania Model Train Locomotive Engine G62698
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 Pennsylvania Model Train Locomotive Engine G62698
$143.99
AHM Alco 1000 5010 E Santa Fe Locomotive Engine
AHM Alco 1000 5010 E Santa Fe Locomotive Engine
$12.00
HO Scale Athearn Chessie System BO Powered Diesel Engine 7614
HO Scale Athearn Chessie System BO Powered Diesel Engine 7614
$20.49
Lionel 5 4553 Engine House HO Scale Building New old stock vintage
Lionel 5 4553 Engine House HO Scale Building New old stock vintage
$69.99
Model Power Sante Fe Engine 6800 SF
Model Power Sante Fe Engine 6800 SF
$9.95
Ho scale Riverossi  96 steam engine Made Italy 4244 In Great Runing Conditiion
Ho scale Riverossi 96 steam engine Made Italy 4244 In Great Runing Conditiion
$9.99
HO Scale Athearn Baltimore and Ohio Powered Diesel Engine In Original Box
HO Scale Athearn Baltimore and Ohio Powered Diesel Engine In Original Box
$19.99
HOn3 P 27 Precision Scale Co Brass Steam Engine Cab Support
HOn3 P 27 Precision Scale Co Brass Steam Engine Cab Support
$3.50
Bachmann Union Pacific Engine  Caboose
Bachmann Union Pacific Engine Caboose
$14.99
AHM 187 HO SCALE PENN CENTRAL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE LOT
AHM 187 HO SCALE PENN CENTRAL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE LOT
$12.99
Florida East Coast BL 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine 7909 Tempo Yugoslavia
Florida East Coast BL 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine 7909 Tempo Yugoslavia
$25.00
HO Scale Lighted Bachmann B  O Chessie System Engine 4125 In Original Box
HO Scale Lighted Bachmann B O Chessie System Engine 4125 In Original Box
$19.99
BACHMANN Santa Fe engine with 3 cars and lots of EXTRA track
BACHMANN Santa Fe engine with 3 cars and lots of EXTRA track
$40.00
TYCO 1776 DIESEL ENGINE MOTOR FROZE SCRAP YARD HO SCALE
TYCO 1776 DIESEL ENGINE MOTOR FROZE SCRAP YARD HO SCALE
$14.00
AHM HO SCALE SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE SCRAP YARD ENGINE
AHM HO SCALE SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE SCRAP YARD ENGINE
$15.99
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE AMTRAK DIESEL ENGINE FOR SCRAP YARD
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE AMTRAK DIESEL ENGINE FOR SCRAP YARD
$10.00
Model Power EMD E7 Diesel HO Engine
Model Power EMD E7 Diesel HO Engine
$49.99
VINTAGE HO SCALE TYCO ATSF SANTA FE 241 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE UNTESTED
VINTAGE HO SCALE TYCO ATSF SANTA FE 241 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE UNTESTED
$15.00
HO Walthers Decal for Diesel Engine NYOW
HO Walthers Decal for Diesel Engine NYOW
$3.00
chessie system 7071 engine
chessie system 7071 engine
$15.00
HO Walthers Decal for Diesel Engine Boston and Maine
HO Walthers Decal for Diesel Engine Boston and Maine
$3.00



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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