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Ho scale CSX dcc equipped train engine plus MRC sound system
Ho scale CSX dcc equipped train engine plus MRC sound system
$47.00
Athearn HO Train Powered GP 35 Diesel Locomotive Engine 4209 SOO Line Never Run
Athearn HO Train Powered GP 35 Diesel Locomotive Engine 4209 SOO Line Never Run
$99.99
Athearn HO Train Powered S 12 RTR Engine Great Northern 3704 Never Run
Athearn HO Train Powered S 12 RTR Engine Great Northern 3704 Never Run
$84.99
HO SCALE IHC HO STEAM ENGINE VIRGINIAN TRAIN
HO SCALE IHC HO STEAM ENGINE VIRGINIAN TRAIN
$24.99
LOT OF HO TRAIN ENGINES+ CRANE CAR+ ASSORTED TRACK + BRIDGE PIERS + TRANSFORMER
LOT OF HO TRAIN ENGINES+ CRANE CAR+ ASSORTED TRACK + BRIDGE PIERS + TRANSFORMER
$76.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CO Chessie F 2 MRC DC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CO Chessie F 2 MRC DC Locomotive
$24.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Milwaukee Road SD 40 2 DCC Equipped
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Milwaukee Road SD 40 2 DCC Equipped
$69.99
ho trainsenginesbridgetrain shedore carsho switchersteam engine
ho trainsenginesbridgetrain shedore carsho switchersteam engine
$20.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine MKT Katy GP 40 DC Locomotive 63519
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine MKT Katy GP 40 DC Locomotive 63519
$50.99
TOY STORY TWO 2 ELECTRIC TRAIN SET PART LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BOX CAR HO SCALE NICE
TOY STORY TWO 2 ELECTRIC TRAIN SET PART LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BOX CAR HO SCALE NICE
$45.00
Vintage HO Scale Electric Model Train Engine Unmarked 4073 Untested
Vintage HO Scale Electric Model Train Engine Unmarked 4073 Untested
$25.00
TYCO HUGE TRAIN LOT HO MODEL SPRIT OF 76 ENGINE BOX CAR  CABOOSE WITH 5 CARS++
TYCO HUGE TRAIN LOT HO MODEL SPRIT OF 76 ENGINE BOX CAR CABOOSE WITH 5 CARS++
$49.99
Tyco 235 C 430 HO SCALE New Haven 4301 Engine Model Train Car
Tyco 235 C 430 HO SCALE New Haven 4301 Engine Model Train Car
$65.22
HO MODEL TRAINSHO GP 50 DIESEL DCC EQUIPPEDFREIGHT CARS SLAG CARHO ENGINES
HO MODEL TRAINSHO GP 50 DIESEL DCC EQUIPPEDFREIGHT CARS SLAG CARHO ENGINES
$50.00
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas  Friends Gordon The Big Express Engine 58744
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas Friends Gordon The Big Express Engine 58744
$68.40
HO MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS 1 BULLET ENGINE 2 AMTRAK PASSENGER CARS 1 CABOOSE
HO MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS 1 BULLET ENGINE 2 AMTRAK PASSENGER CARS 1 CABOOSE
$69.00
Spirit of 76 Diesel locomotive HO scale train engine
Spirit of 76 Diesel locomotive HO scale train engine
$8.99
HO train KEY IMPORTS Brass Steam 2 8 2 Engine ATSF ATSF SF 3258 mintaepn
HO train KEY IMPORTS Brass Steam 2 8 2 Engine ATSF ATSF SF 3258 mintaepn
$949.99
STEWART HOBBIES No 8070 HO SCALE F3A PHASE I CNW ORIGINAL Train Engine NOS
STEWART HOBBIES No 8070 HO SCALE F3A PHASE I CNW ORIGINAL Train Engine NOS
$99.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Pennsy F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Pennsy F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
$24.99
M MODELS KOREA HO brass train engine EMD F 7 A + B
M MODELS KOREA HO brass train engine EMD F 7 A + B
$164.99
STEWART HOBBIES No 8470 HO SCALE F3A PHASE IV Great Northern Train Engine NOS
STEWART HOBBIES No 8470 HO SCALE F3A PHASE IV Great Northern Train Engine NOS
$99.99
STEWART HOBBIES No 8090 HO SCALE F3A PHASE I NP Freight Train Engine NOS
STEWART HOBBIES No 8090 HO SCALE F3A PHASE I NP Freight Train Engine NOS
$99.99
STEWART HOBBIES No 8091 HO SCALE F3B PHASE I Pwd NP Freight Train Engine NOS
STEWART HOBBIES No 8091 HO SCALE F3B PHASE I Pwd NP Freight Train Engine NOS
$99.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Steam Locomotive Tender Southern
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Steam Locomotive Tender Southern
$24.99
STEWART HOBBIES No 8999 HO SCALE F3 Power Chassis Main Street Train Engine NOS
STEWART HOBBIES No 8999 HO SCALE F3 Power Chassis Main Street Train Engine NOS
$119.99
HO Scale Train Factory Engine Stall Building Lot 1
HO Scale Train Factory Engine Stall Building Lot 1
$19.50
WINDHAM HEIGHTS Train Engine
WINDHAM HEIGHTS Train Engine
$0.99
HO Scale Lot Of 27 Trains Engines And Cars
HO Scale Lot Of 27 Trains Engines And Cars
$15.50
VINTAGE HO SCALE TRAIN LOT PEOPLE SIGNS LIONEL TRESTLE PARTS SPIRIT OF 76 ENGINE
VINTAGE HO SCALE TRAIN LOT PEOPLE SIGNS LIONEL TRESTLE PARTS SPIRIT OF 76 ENGINE
$59.99
HO AHM CHESAPEAKE  OHIO DIESEL ENGINE 7826 LIGHTED TRAIN BLUE SILVER
HO AHM CHESAPEAKE OHIO DIESEL ENGINE 7826 LIGHTED TRAIN BLUE SILVER
$15.99
POCHER HO Steam Locomotive Train Engine W  ARR Western  Atlantic  cars
POCHER HO Steam Locomotive Train Engine W ARR Western Atlantic cars
$31.00
Lot HO Railroad Train Engine Track Freight Cars Bachmann Mantua Tyco Misc
Lot HO Railroad Train Engine Track Freight Cars Bachmann Mantua Tyco Misc
$36.00
Athearn BURLINGTON NORTHERN 134 DIESEL TRAIN HO ENGINE
Athearn BURLINGTON NORTHERN 134 DIESEL TRAIN HO ENGINE
$19.99
Ho Dummy Train engine Burlington Northern logo
Ho Dummy Train engine Burlington Northern logo
$9.50
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Norfolk Southern SD 40 DCC Equipped
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Norfolk Southern SD 40 DCC Equipped
$69.99
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Pennsy F7 DCC Sound Trax Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Pennsy F7 DCC Sound Trax Locomotive
$99.99
NMINT Bottled Steam Engine Distillate for Atlas Bachmann or Tyco Train Track Set
NMINT Bottled Steam Engine Distillate for Atlas Bachmann or Tyco Train Track Set
$2.49
HO Gauge Train Lot Huge Engines Cars Many in Original Boxes Estate track Parts
HO Gauge Train Lot Huge Engines Cars Many in Original Boxes Estate track Parts
$20.50
MTH HO Scale 4 8 8 4 Union Pacific Big Boy Model Train Locomotive Engine AU
MTH HO Scale 4 8 8 4 Union Pacific Big Boy Model Train Locomotive Engine AU
$213.50
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Southern Pacific F 2 MRC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Southern Pacific F 2 MRC Locomotive
$24.99
VINTAGE TYCO TRAINS SET ENGINE  4 CARS TRACK HO GAUGE COCA COLA
VINTAGE TYCO TRAINS SET ENGINE 4 CARS TRACK HO GAUGE COCA COLA
$8.50
Life Like HO Scale Train GP 38 Santa Fe War Bonnet Diesel Locomotive Engine 3500
Life Like HO Scale Train GP 38 Santa Fe War Bonnet Diesel Locomotive Engine 3500
$59.99
187Train RAILROAD DIESEL ENGINELife Like Amtrak RUNS SLOWSMELLS BADLighted
187Train RAILROAD DIESEL ENGINELife Like Amtrak RUNS SLOWSMELLS BADLighted
$6.95
HO SCALE LIFE LIKE SANTA FE ELECTRIC TRAIN SET1power Engine  cars only no track
HO SCALE LIFE LIKE SANTA FE ELECTRIC TRAIN SET1power Engine cars only no track
$19.53
Vintage Mantua Tyco Santa Fe Locomotive Engine Train Car  4015 CLEARANCE
Vintage Mantua Tyco Santa Fe Locomotive Engine Train Car 4015 CLEARANCE
$29.99
LARGE LOT OF VINTAGE HORNBY HO TRAINS ENGINESCARSTRACK AND LOTS MORE
LARGE LOT OF VINTAGE HORNBY HO TRAINS ENGINESCARSTRACK AND LOTS MORE
$700.00
AHM Rivarossi HO Scale Illinois Central 4022 Train Engine  2 Cars
AHM Rivarossi HO Scale Illinois Central 4022 Train Engine 2 Cars
$10.00
Mixed lot of 9 HO Scale Train Engines  Cars
Mixed lot of 9 HO Scale Train Engines Cars
$15.50
AHM ATSF Santa Fe 332 Toy Train Engine
AHM ATSF Santa Fe 332 Toy Train Engine
$22.99
HO model train engineParagon Series
HO model train engineParagon Series
$159.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CSX GP 9 DC Locomotive Walthers
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CSX GP 9 DC Locomotive Walthers
$39.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE DETROIT TOLEDO IRONTON DCC EQUIPPED
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE DETROIT TOLEDO IRONTON DCC EQUIPPED
$92.65
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN DC LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN DC LOCOMOTIVE
$75.65
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
$63.75
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE UNION PACIFIC GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE UNION PACIFIC GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE
$63.75
RARE ATHEARN HO TRAIN ENGINE GP 38 AND CABOOSE S E SET 2212 NEW IN BOX
RARE ATHEARN HO TRAIN ENGINE GP 38 AND CABOOSE S E SET 2212 NEW IN BOX
$60.00
GREEN SUSQUEHANNA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE HO
GREEN SUSQUEHANNA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN ENGINE HO
$4.99
Lot of Bachman 12 E Z Track  Trains includes BNUP and Steam engineno cab
Lot of Bachman 12 E Z Track Trains includes BNUP and Steam engineno cab
$39.99
Marklin 37960 HO Train Steam Engine Locomotive Gt 2x 4 4 Never Run
Marklin 37960 HO Train Steam Engine Locomotive Gt 2x 4 4 Never Run
$899.99
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas  Friends Locomotives James The Red Engine 58743
Bachmann HO Scale Train Thomas Friends Locomotives James The Red Engine 58743
$50.58
TYCO AMTRAK ELECTRIC TRAIN ENGINE WITH BOX
TYCO AMTRAK ELECTRIC TRAIN ENGINE WITH BOX
$95.00
ATLAS N Scale Seaboard Coast Line 17708 Diesel Locomotive Train Engine
ATLAS N Scale Seaboard Coast Line 17708 Diesel Locomotive Train Engine
$25.00
VINTAGE HO LIFE LIKE TRAIN LOT BOXED CARS CONRAIL ENGINE FREIGHT CAR BACHMAN
VINTAGE HO LIFE LIKE TRAIN LOT BOXED CARS CONRAIL ENGINE FREIGHT CAR BACHMAN
$26.85
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Engine Chicago  North Western GP 9 DC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Engine Chicago North Western GP 9 DC Locomotive
$59.98
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Canadian National F2 MRC Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Canadian National F2 MRC Locomotive
$24.99
NICE SET LOT OF HO SCALE TRAIN CAR LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BODIES FLATBED SHELLS
NICE SET LOT OF HO SCALE TRAIN CAR LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BODIES FLATBED SHELLS
$25.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Conrail F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Conrail F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
$24.99
7 Piece Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe  307 Train Engine  Cars
7 Piece Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Train Engine Cars
$49.50
HO SCALE TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE SET BACHMANN 2126 SANTA FE 50502 ENGINE SLOPE TENDER
HO SCALE TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE SET BACHMANN 2126 SANTA FE 50502 ENGINE SLOPE TENDER
$39.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Rio Grande GP30 DC Locomotive 62309
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Rio Grande GP30 DC Locomotive 62309
$49.99
HO SCALE TRAIN CAR LOT FREIGHT YARD ENGINE BACHMANN MEHANO NEW IN OPENED BOX
HO SCALE TRAIN CAR LOT FREIGHT YARD ENGINE BACHMANN MEHANO NEW IN OPENED BOX
$30.00
HO Train Engine Midnight Special Tyco
HO Train Engine Midnight Special Tyco
$10.00
HO Scale Conrail Train Engine  1341
HO Scale Conrail Train Engine 1341
$39.99
Vintage Marx Pressed Steel Wind Up Train Steam Engine Works
Vintage Marx Pressed Steel Wind Up Train Steam Engine Works
$38.00
HUGE VINTAGE LOT TYCO TRAIN SET HO SCALE ENGINES LOCO BOXCARS BUILDINGS
HUGE VINTAGE LOT TYCO TRAIN SET HO SCALE ENGINES LOCO BOXCARS BUILDINGS
$124.99
Marklin HO Steam Engine Train Set
Marklin HO Steam Engine Train Set
$71.49
Life Like Atlas Hobby Transformation Train Car Santa Fe Tracks HO Scale Engines
Life Like Atlas Hobby Transformation Train Car Santa Fe Tracks HO Scale Engines
$59.99
VINTAGE LIFE LIKE lehigh valley TRAIN ENGINE and box car USED WORKS HO SCALE
VINTAGE LIFE LIKE lehigh valley TRAIN ENGINE and box car USED WORKS HO SCALE
$19.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Santa Fe F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Santa Fe F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
$24.99
Santa Fe Locomotive 3500 Model Railroad Engine HO Scale Life Like Train
Santa Fe Locomotive 3500 Model Railroad Engine HO Scale Life Like Train
$7.00
ROCO 10905 Special Grease for Model Train Engines
ROCO 10905 Special Grease for Model Train Engines
$9.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Steam Locomotive Tender Pennsy MRC
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine Steam Locomotive Tender Pennsy MRC
$24.99
Tyco train engine ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF  1102
Tyco train engine ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF 1102
$25.00
5 Vintage Tyco Trains HO Sante Fe Locomotive Engine 3 Cars Track w Boxes
5 Vintage Tyco Trains HO Sante Fe Locomotive Engine 3 Cars Track w Boxes
$17.99
Handmade Metal Steam Engine Trains Made out of Hardware
Handmade Metal Steam Engine Trains Made out of Hardware
$8.00
VINTAGE HO Scale Train set CIRCA 1960s Union Pacific Engine 4 cars
VINTAGE HO Scale Train set CIRCA 1960s Union Pacific Engine 4 cars
$28.95
Vintage Fletcher  Barnhardt Die Cast Train Engine SHELL Locomotive PROMO BXA
Vintage Fletcher Barnhardt Die Cast Train Engine SHELL Locomotive PROMO BXA
$8.99
Huge Vintage HO Train Set with tons of extras cars engines tracks motorsetc
Huge Vintage HO Train Set with tons of extras cars engines tracks motorsetc
$232.00
HO Scale Train CANADIAN NATIONAL Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CN 9156
HO Scale Train CANADIAN NATIONAL Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CN 9156
$5.00
HO Scale Train CANADIAN PACIFIC Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CP 1412
HO Scale Train CANADIAN PACIFIC Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CP 1412
$5.00
HO Scale Train CANADIAN PACIFIC Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CP 1404
HO Scale Train CANADIAN PACIFIC Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CP 1404
$6.00
Tyco HO PENN CENTRAL LOCAMOTIVE ENGINE  HO BOX CAR LOT vintage train track set
Tyco HO PENN CENTRAL LOCAMOTIVE ENGINE HO BOX CAR LOT vintage train track set
$36.00
2 Vintage Varney H O Train Engines
2 Vintage Varney H O Train Engines
$14.99
HO Scale Train CANADIAN PACIFIC Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CP 979
HO Scale Train CANADIAN PACIFIC Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine CP 979
$5.00
Vintage 7 piece train lot Pennsylvania engine 9506  more plus drawings etc
Vintage 7 piece train lot Pennsylvania engine 9506 more plus drawings etc
$34.99
Vintage HO Scale Train Engines
Vintage HO Scale Train Engines
$30.00
HO Scale Train SANTA FE 2654 Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine for parts
HO Scale Train SANTA FE 2654 Non Powered Diesel Locomotive Engine for parts
$5.00
Tyco AMTRAK 4316 PASSENGER LOCAMOTIVE ENGINE  CABOOSE vintage train tracks lot
Tyco AMTRAK 4316 PASSENGER LOCAMOTIVE ENGINE CABOOSE vintage train tracks lot
$36.00



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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