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LEMACO LEMATEC HO 207 15 FRENCH SNCF CC 6552 ELECTRIC ENGINE RARE
LEMACO LEMATEC HO 207 15 FRENCH SNCF CC 6552 ELECTRIC ENGINE RARE
$1,680.00
MICRO METAKIT 94600H KBAYSTSB S 3 6 3608 STEAM ENGINE GREEN SCHEME RARE
MICRO METAKIT 94600H KBAYSTSB S 3 6 3608 STEAM ENGINE GREEN SCHEME RARE
$1,250.00
FULGUREX FRENCH NORD SUPER PACIFIC CARENEE STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE BLUE SCHE
FULGUREX FRENCH NORD SUPER PACIFIC CARENEE STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE BLUE SCHE
$2,250.00
Athearn F7 A HO Engine John Deere
Athearn F7 A HO Engine John Deere
$20.50
ho scale 62 ARMY ENGINE
ho scale 62 ARMY ENGINE
$20.95
Ho Train Engines
Ho Train Engines
$17.95
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 Train Parts Engine Cars Transformer 6605 Lot of 7
Bachmann Ho Scale Train Parts Engine Cars Transformer 6605 Lot of 7
$10.99
Mehano Steam Engine 2 8 2
Mehano Steam Engine 2 8 2
$29.95
Mantua  Tyco  Santa Fe 4015 Diesel Train Engine  HO Scale
Mantua Tyco Santa Fe 4015 Diesel Train Engine HO Scale
$9.95
INTERMOUNTAIN HO F7 WESTERN MARYLAND FIREBALL ENGINE 53
INTERMOUNTAIN HO F7 WESTERN MARYLAND FIREBALL ENGINE 53
$56.00
20 Vintage HO engine caboose crane tankers cars Tyco lot
20 Vintage HO engine caboose crane tankers cars Tyco lot
$40.00
Atlas GP40 Diesel Union Pacific 623 Engine Tested runs well light works
Atlas GP40 Diesel Union Pacific 623 Engine Tested runs well light works
$22.95
Atlas SD24 Diesel Burlington Route 502 Engine Tested runs well light works
Atlas SD24 Diesel Burlington Route 502 Engine Tested runs well light works
$25.95
Kato Atlas RS 11 Diesel New Haven 7100 Engine Tested runs well light works
Kato Atlas RS 11 Diesel New Haven 7100 Engine Tested runs well light works
$34.95
REVELL HO BUILDING KIT  OPERATING ENGINE HOUSE
REVELL HO BUILDING KIT OPERATING ENGINE HOUSE
$10.49
Amtrak 106 Engine HO Life Like Clean and Bright Light Use Locomotive Loco
Amtrak 106 Engine HO Life Like Clean and Bright Light Use Locomotive Loco
$6.95
ho scale144 BO ENGINE368
ho scale144 BO ENGINE368
$14.95
Vintage HO scale AHM GP18 Great Northern non powered diesel engine
Vintage HO scale AHM GP18 Great Northern non powered diesel engine
$7.99
Vintage Life Like HO scale Proto 2000 FA2 Great Northern diesel engine
Vintage Life Like HO scale Proto 2000 FA2 Great Northern diesel engine
$24.99
Walthers HO scale Chicago  Northwestern EMD SW 1 diesel switcher engine
Walthers HO scale Chicago Northwestern EMD SW 1 diesel switcher engine
$39.99
Atlas HO scale Chicago  Northwestern RSD 4 5 diesel switcher engine
Atlas HO scale Chicago Northwestern RSD 4 5 diesel switcher engine
$29.86
Mantua Die cast HO scale Great Northern Big Six 0 6 0 steam engine
Mantua Die cast HO scale Great Northern Big Six 0 6 0 steam engine
$39.99
AHM HO scale Santa Fe MDT switch engine
AHM HO scale Santa Fe MDT switch engine
$4.99
MTH HO Scale Train F 3 A Unit Diesel Engine Bessemer  Lake Erie 85 2011 3 NIB
MTH HO Scale Train F 3 A Unit Diesel Engine Bessemer Lake Erie 85 2011 3 NIB
$109.99
AHM Baltimore And Ohio HO LocomotiveTrain Engine In Box
AHM Baltimore And Ohio HO LocomotiveTrain Engine In Box
$9.99
Bachmann Engine c 2 restoration required Locomotive Yugoslavia aa41067501
Bachmann Engine c 2 restoration required Locomotive Yugoslavia aa41067501
$9.50
ho scale145 BACHMANN CHESSIE SYSTEM ENGINE7071
ho scale145 BACHMANN CHESSIE SYSTEM ENGINE7071
$9.95
Bachmann HO Scale Trains Union Pacific 3258 Engine excellent condition
Bachmann HO Scale Trains Union Pacific 3258 Engine excellent condition
$20.00
ho scale146 BACHMANN BURLINGTON ENGINE9710
ho scale146 BACHMANN BURLINGTON ENGINE9710
$9.95
HO Scale TYCO Trains Two Engines 574 General Electric Spirit of 76 Burlington
HO Scale TYCO Trains Two Engines 574 General Electric Spirit of 76 Burlington
$24.00
ho scale147 LIFE LIKE SANTA FE ENGINE
ho scale147 LIFE LIKE SANTA FE ENGINE
$9.95
ho scale148 BACHMANN CONRAIL ENGINE3091
ho scale148 BACHMANN CONRAIL ENGINE3091
$9.95
Lot of HO Scale trains and an Engine Used
Lot of HO Scale trains and an Engine Used
$12.99
NEW ROCO MINITANKS 862 187 HO SCALE ARMY MILITARY UNIMOG TLF 1000 FIRE ENGINE
NEW ROCO MINITANKS 862 187 HO SCALE ARMY MILITARY UNIMOG TLF 1000 FIRE ENGINE
$19.95
Marx Train Lot 1 Engine 4 Cars 2 Signs 7 pcs Total O Scale 072114ame
Marx Train Lot 1 Engine 4 Cars 2 Signs 7 pcs Total O Scale 072114ame
$19.99
Vintage AHM HO GG1 4866 Pennsylvania Engine Excellent Condition
Vintage AHM HO GG1 4866 Pennsylvania Engine Excellent Condition
$69.95
santa fe locomotive engines 6
santa fe locomotive engines 6
$460.00
Lionel O Scale Train Lot 1 Engine 4 Cars Tracks and Transformers 072114ame
Lionel O Scale Train Lot 1 Engine 4 Cars Tracks and Transformers 072114ame
$24.99
Athearn Ho Scale Train Erie Lackawanna S 12 RTR Powered Engine 3703 Never Run
Athearn Ho Scale Train Erie Lackawanna S 12 RTR Powered Engine 3703 Never Run
$129.99
ho scale149 MANTUA TYCO SANTA FE ENGINE4015
ho scale149 MANTUA TYCO SANTA FE ENGINE4015
$9.95
Lionel Marx O Scale Train Lot 2 Engines 2 Cars Engine 8903 072114ame
Lionel Marx O Scale Train Lot 2 Engines 2 Cars Engine 8903 072114ame
$24.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE AMTRAK GP 9 DC LOCOMOTIVE WALTHERS
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE AMTRAK GP 9 DC LOCOMOTIVE WALTHERS
$39.99
+ NEW KIT + HO RDA BUILDING + BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE + NEW + STRUCTURE
+ NEW KIT + HO RDA BUILDING + BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE + NEW + STRUCTURE
$37.95
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$46.95
ho scale walthers gp9m bnsf 3820 diesel engines lot of 2 both run
ho scale walthers gp9m bnsf 3820 diesel engines lot of 2 both run
$55.00
ho scale athearn amtrak 27 diesel engine runs
ho scale athearn amtrak 27 diesel engine runs
$35.00
ho scale kato rs 1 diesel engine runs good kadee couplers
ho scale kato rs 1 diesel engine runs good kadee couplers
$35.00
LIFE LIKE HO BUILDUMS KIT  HAMPDEN ENGINE HOUSE  01390
LIFE LIKE HO BUILDUMS KIT HAMPDEN ENGINE HOUSE 01390
$5.99
MTH HO Scale Train SD70ACe Diesel Engine DCC Ready Reading NS Heritage 80 2244 0
MTH HO Scale Train SD70ACe Diesel Engine DCC Ready Reading NS Heritage 80 2244 0
$349.99
HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN CAR HORNBY HOBBIES LTD TRAIN ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE FOR PARTS
HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN CAR HORNBY HOBBIES LTD TRAIN ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE FOR PARTS
$9.99
MTH HO Scale Train SD70ACe Diesel Engine DCC Ready New York Central 80 2243 0
MTH HO Scale Train SD70ACe Diesel Engine DCC Ready New York Central 80 2243 0
$349.99
Balbo Scale Models 4 8 2 Santa Fe Steam Engine w box Nice
Balbo Scale Models 4 8 2 Santa Fe Steam Engine w box Nice
$165.00
MANTUA ENGINE UNION PACIFIC
MANTUA ENGINE UNION PACIFIC
$8.25
LIFE LIKE TRAINS HO SCALE SNAP ON ENGINE HOPPER CAR  CABOOSE
LIFE LIKE TRAINS HO SCALE SNAP ON ENGINE HOPPER CAR CABOOSE
$75.75
Budweiser HAWTHORNE VILLAGE HO TRAIN ENGINE  TENDER FLATCAR W BEER WAGON +MORE
Budweiser HAWTHORNE VILLAGE HO TRAIN ENGINE TENDER FLATCAR W BEER WAGON +MORE
$150.00
ho trains engine 3 cars 12 pcs track and transformer unknown make
ho trains engine 3 cars 12 pcs track and transformer unknown make
$15.00
SANTA FE ENGINE
SANTA FE ENGINE
$8.25
Vtge HO 76 Train set Locomotive Engine Austria Italy Yugoslavia Cabooses Works
Vtge HO 76 Train set Locomotive Engine Austria Italy Yugoslavia Cabooses Works
$39.99
11 HO Scale Train Engine Shells Only Lot
11 HO Scale Train Engine Shells Only Lot
$24.95
athearn baltimore and ohio RDC dummy engine
athearn baltimore and ohio RDC dummy engine
$10.50
MIB Rivarosi AHM Lighted BO Steam Engine  Tinder 4 6 2 for Atlas Tyco Sets
MIB Rivarosi AHM Lighted BO Steam Engine Tinder 4 6 2 for Atlas Tyco Sets
$99.95
Athearn Genesis HO Scale Train Steam Engine G9003 USRA 2 8 2 Light PA 9627
Athearn Genesis HO Scale Train Steam Engine G9003 USRA 2 8 2 Light PA 9627
$299.99
Lot of Vintage Bachmann Train Engine Cars Tracks  Power Pack HO Scale
Lot of Vintage Bachmann Train Engine Cars Tracks Power Pack HO Scale
$9.99
Mantua Bachmann HO Scale Steam Engines  Tenders Lot for Repair
Mantua Bachmann HO Scale Steam Engines Tenders Lot for Repair
$39.95
BACHMANN BOSTON  MAINE ENGINE HO SCALE
BACHMANN BOSTON MAINE ENGINE HO SCALE
$39.99
Life Like GP38 GP 38 Union Pacific UP 2047 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Life Like GP38 GP 38 Union Pacific UP 2047 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$24.99
Lot of IHC Freedom Express Diesel Loco Engine  4 Passenger Train Cars HO Scale
Lot of IHC Freedom Express Diesel Loco Engine 4 Passenger Train Cars HO Scale
$119.99
Athearn B Unit Dummy DMY Southern SP 8091 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Athearn B Unit Dummy DMY Southern SP 8091 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$24.99
Amtrak 229 F40 Locomotive Engine  Dummy 381  Caboose Life Like 8401 HO Scale
Amtrak 229 F40 Locomotive Engine Dummy 381 Caboose Life Like 8401 HO Scale
$59.99
Santa Fe B Unit Dummy DMY Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Santa Fe B Unit Dummy DMY Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$15.99
F 9 F9 Burlington Northern BN 901 DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
F 9 F9 Burlington Northern BN 901 DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$22.49
Roco DMY Dummy A Unit Santa Fe SF Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Roco DMY Dummy A Unit Santa Fe SF Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$19.99
Bachmann Santa Fe SF 307 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Bachmann Santa Fe SF 307 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$29.99
Lot of ABB DMY Dummy Santa Fe SF 4015 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Lot of ABB DMY Dummy Santa Fe SF 4015 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$49.99
Lot of AAA DMY Dummy Santa Fe SF 4015 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Lot of AAA DMY Dummy Santa Fe SF 4015 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$49.99
AHM AB AB Santa Fe 5028 A PWR  B DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
AHM AB AB Santa Fe 5028 A PWR B DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$29.99
AHM AAAB 3 Santa Fe 5028 A PWR  B DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
AHM AAAB 3 Santa Fe 5028 A PWR B DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$54.99
Model Power Amtrak 103 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Model Power Amtrak 103 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$29.99
Model Power 6730 F3  2 6731 DMY Diesel Locomotive Engine Santa Fe SFHO Scale
Model Power 6730 F3 2 6731 DMY Diesel Locomotive Engine Santa Fe SFHO Scale
$49.99
Tyco Chattanooga 5628 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Tyco Chattanooga 5628 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$26.99
PWR Power A  DMY Dummy B Locomotive Engine SF 4015 Mantua Tyco HO AS IS
PWR Power A DMY Dummy B Locomotive Engine SF 4015 Mantua Tyco HO AS IS
$24.99
EMD F7B PWR B Unit Diesel Locomotive Engine NYC 2457 Bachmann 31222 HO Scale
EMD F7B PWR B Unit Diesel Locomotive Engine NYC 2457 Bachmann 31222 HO Scale
$32.49
0 4 0 Steam Locomotive Engine  Tender Southern 6636 Model Power HO Scale
0 4 0 Steam Locomotive Engine Tender Southern 6636 Model Power HO Scale
$24.99
EMD F7A F7B AB AB Diesel Locomotive Engine Erie Bachmann 11239 11240HO Scale
EMD F7A F7B AB AB Diesel Locomotive Engine Erie Bachmann 11239 11240HO Scale
$59.99
EMD F7B PWR B Unit Diesel Locomotive Engine NYC 2443 Bachmann 31221 HO Scale
EMD F7B PWR B Unit Diesel Locomotive Engine NYC 2443 Bachmann 31221 HO Scale
$32.49
Running vintage HO Rivarossi 0 6 0 switch engine with headlight and 3 ore cars
Running vintage HO Rivarossi 0 6 0 switch engine with headlight and 3 ore cars
$16.50
Set of Like Like Trains Engine  3 Cars w Transformer  Track Annalee Doll Car
Set of Like Like Trains Engine 3 Cars w Transformer Track Annalee Doll Car
$29.99
Santa Fe SF 307 Bachmann Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Santa Fe SF 307 Bachmann Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$24.99
Life Like 0 4 0 Switcher Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender UP 3179 HO Scale
Life Like 0 4 0 Switcher Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender UP 3179 HO Scale
$24.99
AS IS Penn Line Santa Fe SF Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale AS IS
AS IS Penn Line Santa Fe SF Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale AS IS
$34.99
Lot of 3 Mantua Diesel Locomotive Engine BO 283 SF 4015 NH HO Scale AS IS
Lot of 3 Mantua Diesel Locomotive Engine BO 283 SF 4015 NH HO Scale AS IS
$24.99
Penn Line B Unit Dummy DMY Santa Fe SF Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Penn Line B Unit Dummy DMY Santa Fe SF Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$34.99
Tyco 2 8 0 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender with Smoke SF ATSF 638 HO Scale
Tyco 2 8 0 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender with Smoke SF ATSF 638 HO Scale
$64.99
AHM 5001 F MDT Switcher Diesel Locomotive Engine Union Pacific UP 720 HO Scale
AHM 5001 F MDT Switcher Diesel Locomotive Engine Union Pacific UP 720 HO Scale
$26.99
Lot of 2 AHM GP 18 Diesel Locomotive Engine CO 4301 Black  Yellow HO Scale
Lot of 2 AHM GP 18 Diesel Locomotive Engine CO 4301 Black Yellow HO Scale
$34.99
AB AB Atlantic ACL 3571 A PWR  B DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
AB AB Atlantic ACL 3571 A PWR B DMY Dummy Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$24.99
Life Like F 40 F40PH Amtrak 229 PWR  381 DMY Diesel Locomotive EngineHO Scale
Life Like F 40 F40PH Amtrak 229 PWR 381 DMY Diesel Locomotive EngineHO Scale
$49.99
Lot of 2 Life Like Burlington North BN 9987 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
Lot of 2 Life Like Burlington North BN 9987 Diesel Locomotive Engine HO Scale
$39.99



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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