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FULGUREX 2227 1 FRENCH PO E402 ELECTRIC ENGINE GREEN LIVERY RARE
FULGUREX 2227 1 FRENCH PO E402 ELECTRIC ENGINE GREEN LIVERY RARE
$1,750.00
MICRO METAKIT 12704H AUSTRIAN BBOE Rh 57 Rh80 Steam Engine Giels Rauchfan RARE
MICRO METAKIT 12704H AUSTRIAN BBOE Rh 57 Rh80 Steam Engine Giels Rauchfan RARE
$1,695.00
LEMACO HO 082 b German DR BR 01 1515 4 Coal Tender Steam Engine SUPER RARE
LEMACO HO 082 b German DR BR 01 1515 4 Coal Tender Steam Engine SUPER RARE
$2,000.00
TYCO Chattanooga HO train engine  Caboose
TYCO Chattanooga HO train engine Caboose
$14.99
dd LONG HO ENGINE UNIT for MO Danish RAIL CAR RARE Motor zu Triebwagen Denmark
dd LONG HO ENGINE UNIT for MO Danish RAIL CAR RARE Motor zu Triebwagen Denmark
$17.50
Mrklin 205569 Engine Room Window H0 NEW
Mrklin 205569 Engine Room Window H0 NEW
$1.67
Vintage HO Scale Train Engine Union Pacific Spectrum 9183 by Bachmann New
Vintage HO Scale Train Engine Union Pacific Spectrum 9183 by Bachmann New
$49.95
AHM HO Train Pennsylvania RR BD PRR Diesel Engine Locomotive Powered
AHM HO Train Pennsylvania RR BD PRR Diesel Engine Locomotive Powered
$75.00
Pennsylvania 9506 B Dummy Engine CLEAN ATHEARN
Pennsylvania 9506 B Dummy Engine CLEAN ATHEARN
$14.99
MTH 80 3248 1 4 6 6 4 Challenger Steam Engine Proto Sound 30 Union Pacific
MTH 80 3248 1 4 6 6 4 Challenger Steam Engine Proto Sound 30 Union Pacific
$519.95
HO SCALE TRAIN ENGINE LIMA LOCOMOTIVE SANTA FE COAL TENDER RAILROAD
HO SCALE TRAIN ENGINE LIMA LOCOMOTIVE SANTA FE COAL TENDER RAILROAD
$12.87
HO TRAIN SET INCAT SF 15283 ENGINE NO BOX43 PIECES OF TRACKTRANSFORMER
HO TRAIN SET INCAT SF 15283 ENGINE NO BOX43 PIECES OF TRACKTRANSFORMER
$9.99
Vintage Plans for a Diesel Locomotive Engine
Vintage Plans for a Diesel Locomotive Engine
$75.00
Union Pacific 1041 AHM Tempo Yugoslavia Toy Train Engine HO Scale
Union Pacific 1041 AHM Tempo Yugoslavia Toy Train Engine HO Scale
$3.95
BACHMANN HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE  TENDER FOR PARTS OR REPAIR LOOK
BACHMANN HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE TENDER FOR PARTS OR REPAIR LOOK
$16.00
Athearn  98048 SD45 Conrail Engine  6133 HO Scale MIB
Athearn 98048 SD45 Conrail Engine 6133 HO Scale MIB
$134.98
sprit of 76 Engine and Caboose car
sprit of 76 Engine and Caboose car
$15.00
ho trains Penn Line new old stock 10 brass electricalpickups for F7 engines
ho trains Penn Line new old stock 10 brass electricalpickups for F7 engines
$13.00
Parts miscellaneous set engine parts include a chassis made in Japan for parts
Parts miscellaneous set engine parts include a chassis made in Japan for parts
$7.99
ATHEARN HO SP ENGINE SD40T 2 Engine 8283
ATHEARN HO SP ENGINE SD40T 2 Engine 8283
$95.00
Bachmann Hawthorne Village Obama Change Can Happen Train Engine Cart car NEW
Bachmann Hawthorne Village Obama Change Can Happen Train Engine Cart car NEW
$49.84
ho baltimore  ohio PA 1 athern deisel engine very good
ho baltimore ohio PA 1 athern deisel engine very good
$39.00
HO SCALE RIVAROSSI NEW YORK ENGINE AND DUMMY
HO SCALE RIVAROSSI NEW YORK ENGINE AND DUMMY
$34.99
Details West HO 172 Engine  Caboose Step Lights
Details West HO 172 Engine Caboose Step Lights
$1.13
Vintage Bachmann HO 0670 4 4 0 Central Pacific Jupiter Engine
Vintage Bachmann HO 0670 4 4 0 Central Pacific Jupiter Engine
$15.50
Athearn Vintage Engine 3306 Southern Pacific Daylight Alco PA 1 6009 New
Athearn Vintage Engine 3306 Southern Pacific Daylight Alco PA 1 6009 New
$54.77
Hawthorne Village Christmas train engine
Hawthorne Village Christmas train engine
$10.00
HO Brass AHM models Wabash 2 6 0 Engine and Tender
HO Brass AHM models Wabash 2 6 0 Engine and Tender
$285.00
HO Brass Tenshodo Great Northern 2 8 0 Engine and tender
HO Brass Tenshodo Great Northern 2 8 0 Engine and tender
$439.00
HO Gauge Brass Engine and Tender Hallmark Models SLSF Class 1306 2 8 0
HO Gauge Brass Engine and Tender Hallmark Models SLSF Class 1306 2 8 0
$212.00
HO Gauge Brass Engine and Tender Balboa Scale Models Katsumi 4 8 8 2
HO Gauge Brass Engine and Tender Balboa Scale Models Katsumi 4 8 8 2
$619.00
Lot HO Model Railroad Train Lot Engines Track Rolling Stock Accessories DCC MORE
Lot HO Model Railroad Train Lot Engines Track Rolling Stock Accessories DCC MORE
$1,249.99
HO SCALE BNSF SD40 POWERED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE RUNS FLAWLESSLY MINT CONDITION
HO SCALE BNSF SD40 POWERED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE RUNS FLAWLESSLY MINT CONDITION
$54.95
2 Bachmann CO 7071 HO Scale Train Engines Chessie System Not Running Fully
2 Bachmann CO 7071 HO Scale Train Engines Chessie System Not Running Fully
$11.95
BR 220 018 6 Steam Engine DB EpIV DSS PIKO 59702 New 1 87 Original Box HU2
BR 220 018 6 Steam Engine DB EpIV DSS PIKO 59702 New 1 87 Original Box HU2
$114.19
Trix HO steam engine BR 218 247 5 DB Ep4 new and boxed 22217
Trix HO steam engine BR 218 247 5 DB Ep4 new and boxed 22217
$182.30
AMAZING Swiss Hag HO Gauge Train Re 4 4 SBB Typ 460 Nr 281 Erlebniswelt Engine
AMAZING Swiss Hag HO Gauge Train Re 4 4 SBB Typ 460 Nr 281 Erlebniswelt Engine
$275.00
TYCO MANTUA SPIRIT OF 76 1776 HO ALCO 430 ENGINE
TYCO MANTUA SPIRIT OF 76 1776 HO ALCO 430 ENGINE
$9.99
WALTHERS CORNERSTONE HO 2 STALL ENGINE HOUSE 933 3007 COMPLETE PARTS SPRUED
WALTHERS CORNERSTONE HO 2 STALL ENGINE HOUSE 933 3007 COMPLETE PARTS SPRUED
$22.99
Brass ho scale 1 87 model trains railroad Loco engine hobby locomotive DCC N27
Brass ho scale 1 87 model trains railroad Loco engine hobby locomotive DCC N27
$775.00
Tenshodo Crown Japan JNR C11 64 Tank Steam Engine Umekoji Museum Version
Tenshodo Crown Japan JNR C11 64 Tank Steam Engine Umekoji Museum Version
$2,350.00
HO F 7 Diesel Engine Burlington Northern 9790 Life Like
HO F 7 Diesel Engine Burlington Northern 9790 Life Like
$39.99
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$52.95
+ NEW KIT + HO RDA BUILDING + BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE + NEW + STRUCTURE
+ NEW KIT + HO RDA BUILDING + BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE + NEW + STRUCTURE
$37.95
LIFELIKE SERIES GENERAL MOTORS EMD GP 38 2 ENGINE PITTSBURG  LAKE ERIE HO
LIFELIKE SERIES GENERAL MOTORS EMD GP 38 2 ENGINE PITTSBURG LAKE ERIE HO
$19.99
Brass ho scale 1 87 model trains railroad Loco engine hobby locomotive DCC N27
Brass ho scale 1 87 model trains railroad Loco engine hobby locomotive DCC N27
$1,060.00
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
Tenshodo Crown Japan JNR C57 180 Fan Trip Steam Engine Last Run RARE
Tenshodo Crown Japan JNR C57 180 Fan Trip Steam Engine Last Run RARE
$2,650.00
HO Scale Lot of 11 Train Cars and Engines Tyco Bachmann Union Pacific Burlington
HO Scale Lot of 11 Train Cars and Engines Tyco Bachmann Union Pacific Burlington
$14.99
Gould Fire Engine
Gould Fire Engine
$20.00
20776 Engine House Detail Parts HO HOn3 by BTS Bills Train Shop
20776 Engine House Detail Parts HO HOn3 by BTS Bills Train Shop
$23.00
AT SF Engine Steam Style Marked ATSF on both Sides Metal Wheel HO Scale
AT SF Engine Steam Style Marked ATSF on both Sides Metal Wheel HO Scale
$14.99
Scale Miniatures HO Scale Engine House Custom Built Mint
Scale Miniatures HO Scale Engine House Custom Built Mint
$149.99
SPECTRUM HO EMD SD45 READING BEE LINE DIESEL ENGINE NOS TESTED C 9
SPECTRUM HO EMD SD45 READING BEE LINE DIESEL ENGINE NOS TESTED C 9
$75.00
Tyco Santa Fe 4015 Dummy Engine
Tyco Santa Fe 4015 Dummy Engine
$15.00
 Proto 2000 HO Scale Seaboard System SD45 Diesel Locomotive Engine  2007
Proto 2000 HO Scale Seaboard System SD45 Diesel Locomotive Engine 2007
$45.00
Bachmann Gordon Engine w Moving Eyes HO Scale Thomas the Tank Electric Car
Bachmann Gordon Engine w Moving Eyes HO Scale Thomas the Tank Electric Car
$88.51
LOT OF 8 HO ENGINES  TRAIN CARS  TYCO  LIFE LIKE + L LIKE T 6I5 TRANSFORMER
LOT OF 8 HO ENGINES TRAIN CARS TYCO LIFE LIKE + L LIKE T 6I5 TRANSFORMER
$112.46
Bachmann James Red Engine Moving Eyes HO Scale Thomas the Tank Electric Car
Bachmann James Red Engine Moving Eyes HO Scale Thomas the Tank Electric Car
$71.55
Large lot of Tyco Bachmann H0 HO Engines Cars Tracks and Structures AS IS
Large lot of Tyco Bachmann H0 HO Engines Cars Tracks and Structures AS IS
$32.00
HO SCALE STEAM ENGINE LIMA ITALY 511 TENDER Included
HO SCALE STEAM ENGINE LIMA ITALY 511 TENDER Included
$24.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GP40 LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE BURLINGTON NORTHERN GP40 LOCOMOTIVE
$49.99
Athearn HO Scale POWERED SW 1500 Pennsylvania RR RTR Cow Engine 4008
Athearn HO Scale POWERED SW 1500 Pennsylvania RR RTR Cow Engine 4008
$47.00
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 Southern MRC F 2 Diesel Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Southern MRC F 2 Diesel Locomotive
$24.99
ho athern a1deisel engine
ho athern a1deisel engine
$39.99
Tyco Rock Island Engine and Caboose
Tyco Rock Island Engine and Caboose
$5.00
Tyco Rocky Mountain Line Engine and Caboose
Tyco Rocky Mountain Line Engine and Caboose
$10.00
FYFFE Electronics Sound Generator Steam Engine
FYFFE Electronics Sound Generator Steam Engine
$249.99
ATHEARN HO 91639 SD45T 2 UNION PACIFIC UP ENGINE 4890
ATHEARN HO 91639 SD45T 2 UNION PACIFIC UP ENGINE 4890
$84.55
Union Pacific Diesel Train Engine Locomotive Bachmann 866 HO Scale
Union Pacific Diesel Train Engine Locomotive Bachmann 866 HO Scale
$15.45
ATHEARN HO 91640 SD45T 2 UNION PACIFIC UP ENGINE 4794
ATHEARN HO 91640 SD45T 2 UNION PACIFIC UP ENGINE 4794
$84.55
HO train set AHM 6001 FM Diesel freight WORKS engine + 6 cars + trck transformer
HO train set AHM 6001 FM Diesel freight WORKS engine + 6 cars + trck transformer
$25.00
HO Model Railroad Steam Engine PRR 689
HO Model Railroad Steam Engine PRR 689
$29.95
Athearn F 7 A  B Black Widow both powered flywheel diesel HO locomotive engines
Athearn F 7 A B Black Widow both powered flywheel diesel HO locomotive engines
$99.95
HO Model Railroad Steam Engine PRR 1361
HO Model Railroad Steam Engine PRR 1361
$34.95
HO Scale Brass Engine Detail Parts Lot Drawer One
HO Scale Brass Engine Detail Parts Lot Drawer One
$39.99
HO Model Train Engine WM GE 44 Ton 76
HO Model Train Engine WM GE 44 Ton 76
$24.95
HO Scale Model Power Santa Fe 23 Engine C 7
HO Scale Model Power Santa Fe 23 Engine C 7
$9.99
Lionel Engine 1655Lionel Trucks Sonoco Pennsylvania Train + Tender Accessories
Lionel Engine 1655Lionel Trucks Sonoco Pennsylvania Train + Tender Accessories
$99.00
HO Scale Brass Steam Engine Detail Parts Drawer Two
HO Scale Brass Steam Engine Detail Parts Drawer Two
$19.99
AHM HO Scale Train Spirit of 1976 GG 1 Engine Limited Edition Run Once RARE
AHM HO Scale Train Spirit of 1976 GG 1 Engine Limited Edition Run Once RARE
$219.99
Beautiful a Must OwnLK Athearn HO F7 Rio Grande LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
Beautiful a Must OwnLK Athearn HO F7 Rio Grande LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$39.95
SET OF 2 AHM ARMY TRAIN CARS AND ENGINE
SET OF 2 AHM ARMY TRAIN CARS AND ENGINE
$10.50
HO Scale Athearn BO 9607 Engine C 6
HO Scale Athearn BO 9607 Engine C 6
$19.99
HO 187 RED BEER FROM NEW YORK TRUCK FORD AERO MAX LOW LOADER WITH BLACK ENGINE
HO 187 RED BEER FROM NEW YORK TRUCK FORD AERO MAX LOW LOADER WITH BLACK ENGINE
$8.95
HO Scale Misc Steam Engine Detail Parts Drawer 4
HO Scale Misc Steam Engine Detail Parts Drawer 4
$14.99
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN ENGINES AND BOX CARS 10 PIECES
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN ENGINES AND BOX CARS 10 PIECES
$119.95
HO Scale Bachmann Pennsylvania 3233 Engine C 7
HO Scale Bachmann Pennsylvania 3233 Engine C 7
$19.99
HO Engines See Pictures
HO Engines See Pictures
$25.00
bachmann HO Scale Illinois central gulf Diesel Locomotive engine 1271
bachmann HO Scale Illinois central gulf Diesel Locomotive engine 1271
$19.50
bachmann HO Scale Norfolk western 1776 Diesel Locomotive engine NW
bachmann HO Scale Norfolk western 1776 Diesel Locomotive engine NW
$19.50
Brass vintage die cast steam Locomotive engine n tender w driver HO Scale
Brass vintage die cast steam Locomotive engine n tender w driver HO Scale
$45.00
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Iron Arry w moving eyes 58812 NEW
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Iron Arry w moving eyes 58812 NEW
$76.30
FLEISCHMANN ELECTRIC ENGINE GFN1963 SCALE HO
FLEISCHMANN ELECTRIC ENGINE GFN1963 SCALE HO
$30.00
FLEISCHMANN DIESEL ENGINE 1306 SCALE HO
FLEISCHMANN DIESEL ENGINE 1306 SCALE HO
$25.00
FLEISCHMANN DIESEL ENGINE 1306 SCALE HO
FLEISCHMANN DIESEL ENGINE 1306 SCALE HO
$25.00
Powered N Scale Locomotive Engine Reading Lines 2535 Lima Made In Italy
Powered N Scale Locomotive Engine Reading Lines 2535 Lima Made In Italy
$15.50
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Iron Bert w moving eyes 58813 NEW
Bachmann Trains H O Thomas the Tank Engine Iron Bert w moving eyes 58813 NEW
$76.30



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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