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HO Model Train Passenger Cargo Car Engine Collection Tracking Inventory Software
HO Model Train Passenger Cargo Car Engine Collection Tracking Inventory Software
$19.95
N Non Powered Southern Pacific Engine plus 4 Cars and Caboose
N Non Powered Southern Pacific Engine plus 4 Cars and Caboose
$9.99
Mehano 58586 H0 Diesel Engine Class 77 Captrain Digital For 3 Ladder
Mehano 58586 H0 Diesel Engine Class 77 Captrain Digital For 3 Ladder
$254.11
HO Bachmann Santa Fe F7or F9  Diesel Engine Lot 21314 B
HO Bachmann Santa Fe F7or F9 Diesel Engine Lot 21314 B
$10.00
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE SANTA FE NO  DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE SANTA FE NO DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$15.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE EMD F9 SANTA FE 307 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
BACHMANN HO SCALE EMD F9 SANTA FE 307 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$10.99
LIFE LIKE A B A DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVES WITH 2 PASSENGER CARS PENNSYLVANIA
LIFE LIKE A B A DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVES WITH 2 PASSENGER CARS PENNSYLVANIA
$39.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE F9 07 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
BACHMANN HO SCALE SANTA FE F9 07 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$15.99
HAWTHORNE Village PHILADELPHIA EAGLES HO LOCOMOTIVE Engine BACHMANN COA EMD F7A
HAWTHORNE Village PHILADELPHIA EAGLES HO LOCOMOTIVE Engine BACHMANN COA EMD F7A
$29.99
HO TRAINS MODEL POWER BRAND 4 ENGINES 3 CARS NEW IN BOX  HVTX SALES
HO TRAINS MODEL POWER BRAND 4 ENGINES 3 CARS NEW IN BOX HVTX SALES
$20.00
HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC GP38 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE NO
HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC GP38 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE NO
$11.99
TYCO HO SCALE CHATTANOOGA 5628 GP20 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
TYCO HO SCALE CHATTANOOGA 5628 GP20 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$10.99
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC F40PH 3901 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE UNION PACIFIC F40PH 3901 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
$9.99
HO SCALE CHESSIE SYSTEM BO BALTIMORE OHIO 4810 DIESEL ENGINE
HO SCALE CHESSIE SYSTEM BO BALTIMORE OHIO 4810 DIESEL ENGINE
$16.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE LOCO  CABOOSE UNION PACIFIC 1468 25743 BOX SET DIESEL ENGINE
BACHMANN HO SCALE LOCO CABOOSE UNION PACIFIC 1468 25743 BOX SET DIESEL ENGINE
$14.99
HO Train Junk Lot Parts of Buildings Bridges Engine etc
HO Train Junk Lot Parts of Buildings Bridges Engine etc
$9.95
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 Tyco Vintage 1970s Train Set Engine Caboose Tank Hopper Refrigerator Box Car
HO Tyco Vintage 1970s Train Set Engine Caboose Tank Hopper Refrigerator Box Car
$14.95
HO scale Sante Fe Locomotive Engine  2099
HO scale Sante Fe Locomotive Engine 2099
$12.99
VINTAGE TYCO TRAIN ELECTRIC LOT ENGINE TRACKS CARGO CARS ELECTRIC CONTROLLER
VINTAGE TYCO TRAIN ELECTRIC LOT ENGINE TRACKS CARGO CARS ELECTRIC CONTROLLER
$39.99
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
Santa Fe Engine 8731 Made Yugoslavia HO Scale Train Great Condition
Santa Fe Engine 8731 Made Yugoslavia HO Scale Train Great Condition
$7.99
HO LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE LOT
HO LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE LOT
$29.99
Rivarossi Parts Parts sheets for the BIG BOY STEAM ENGINE
Rivarossi Parts Parts sheets for the BIG BOY STEAM ENGINE
$5.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCO UNION PACIFIC SWITCHER
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE STEAM LOCO UNION PACIFIC SWITCHER
$17.99
HO LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE SANTA FE LOT
HO LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE SANTA FE LOT
$29.99
VTG HO SCALE BACHMANN RED  CHROME  307 SANTA FE LIGHTED DIESEL ENGINE
VTG HO SCALE BACHMANN RED CHROME 307 SANTA FE LIGHTED DIESEL ENGINE
$14.99
HORNBY HO MALLARD 60022 ENGINE TRAIN WRECK FOR PARTS
HORNBY HO MALLARD 60022 ENGINE TRAIN WRECK FOR PARTS
$7.49
VINTAGE MANTUA 2 8 2 CAMELBACK STEAM ENGINE NYO  W RR W KD COUPLERS
VINTAGE MANTUA 2 8 2 CAMELBACK STEAM ENGINE NYO W RR W KD COUPLERS
$79.99
SANTE FE ENGINE PICTURE FRAME
SANTE FE ENGINE PICTURE FRAME
$4.99
Athearn Seaboard System engines number 6042 and 6378
Athearn Seaboard System engines number 6042 and 6378
$35.99
Athearn HO scale SD45 PWR Conrail Deisel Locomotive Engine 4168
Athearn HO scale SD45 PWR Conrail Deisel Locomotive Engine 4168
$13.82
Tyco HO Scale Pennsylvania Railroad Deisel Locomotive Engine Powered parts only
Tyco HO Scale Pennsylvania Railroad Deisel Locomotive Engine Powered parts only
$0.99
Tyco Mantua HO scaled Santa Fe Powered Deisel Locomotive Engine
Tyco Mantua HO scaled Santa Fe Powered Deisel Locomotive Engine
$3.99
HO Scale Model Power Dummy Engine
HO Scale Model Power Dummy Engine
$6.99
MANTUA DIE CAST STEMS ENGINE
MANTUA DIE CAST STEMS ENGINE
$29.99
Lionel No 249 Engine WIth Coal Car for 027 Gauge Track
Lionel No 249 Engine WIth Coal Car for 027 Gauge Track
$189.99
HO Scale Train Engine Penn Central 5008
HO Scale Train Engine Penn Central 5008
$5.00
BACHMANN ELECTRIC TRAINS HO 05151100 F 9 EMD DIESEL CP RAIL engine 1412
BACHMANN ELECTRIC TRAINS HO 05151100 F 9 EMD DIESEL CP RAIL engine 1412
$16.28
FLEISCHMANN HO SCALE 4281 SNCF DIESEL ENGINE 68006
FLEISCHMANN HO SCALE 4281 SNCF DIESEL ENGINE 68006
$189.99
train engine DT I scale HO 407
train engine DT I scale HO 407
$49.00
ATLAS SNAP TRACK HO TRAIN TRACKS AND 14 CARS 2 ENGINES AND MUCH MORE MUST SEE
ATLAS SNAP TRACK HO TRAIN TRACKS AND 14 CARS 2 ENGINES AND MUCH MORE MUST SEE
$39.99
Athearn Chessie System engine number 4200
Athearn Chessie System engine number 4200
$19.99
LIFE LIKE MODEL TRAIN ENGINE B  O 8300 TEAKETTLE IN THE BOX
LIFE LIKE MODEL TRAIN ENGINE B O 8300 TEAKETTLE IN THE BOX
$8.00
HO Engine House 1 or 2 Doors Kit by Pikestuff 541 0008
HO Engine House 1 or 2 Doors Kit by Pikestuff 541 0008
$23.39
train engine DT I scale HO 980
train engine DT I scale HO 980
$52.50
VINTAGE PENN LINE GREAT NORTHERN 707 DIESEL ENGINE IN BOX HO GAUGE
VINTAGE PENN LINE GREAT NORTHERN 707 DIESEL ENGINE IN BOX HO GAUGE
$111.22
Bachman Santa Fe engine blue yellow number 3507 with DCC on board
Bachman Santa Fe engine blue yellow number 3507 with DCC on board
$29.99
NEW  HO Faller TWO ENGINE TRAIN ENGINE SHED Building Kit  120165
NEW HO Faller TWO ENGINE TRAIN ENGINE SHED Building Kit 120165
$68.50
train engine Norfolk  Western scale HO 710
train engine Norfolk Western scale HO 710
$39.00
Train TENSHODO Japan GN 2 8 2 LOCOMOTIVE  TENDER NoT 135 MIKADO 6700 engine
Train TENSHODO Japan GN 2 8 2 LOCOMOTIVE TENDER NoT 135 MIKADO 6700 engine
$61.40
HO ATSF Engine  Caboose 2 Snap On box cars 1 Toys R Us car
HO ATSF Engine Caboose 2 Snap On box cars 1 Toys R Us car
$2.99
MTH 80 2083 OL  OT HO New Haven ALCO PA 2 engine AA Set BLOW OUT
MTH 80 2083 OL OT HO New Haven ALCO PA 2 engine AA Set BLOW OUT
$225.00
MTH 80 2086 OL  OT HO Erie RR ALCO PA 2 engine AA Set BLOW OUT
MTH 80 2086 OL OT HO Erie RR ALCO PA 2 engine AA Set BLOW OUT
$225.00
Vintage Marklin HO All Steel Engine House Nice Original Instructions
Vintage Marklin HO All Steel Engine House Nice Original Instructions
$81.00
Nevada Car  Foundry Wks CLARK 150hp STEAM ENGINE HO NEW in plastic box USA
Nevada Car Foundry Wks CLARK 150hp STEAM ENGINE HO NEW in plastic box USA
$39.99
Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit HO HOn3 Scale Model Masterpieces BrandNEW
Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit HO HOn3 Scale Model Masterpieces BrandNEW
$134.59
SD 45 2 Atherarn Genesis Santa Fe Engine 5692
SD 45 2 Atherarn Genesis Santa Fe Engine 5692
$99.00
Pennsylvania RR engine 9506
Pennsylvania RR engine 9506
$12.95
HO scale Train set of 25 cars and engines worth over 500
HO scale Train set of 25 cars and engines worth over 500
$225.00
7 Vintage Tyco HO freight cars plus Tyco No 4073 steam engine
7 Vintage Tyco HO freight cars plus Tyco No 4073 steam engine
$60.00
HO Scale Bachmann Engine Locomotive EMD F 9 307 Completely Serviced
HO Scale Bachmann Engine Locomotive EMD F 9 307 Completely Serviced
$40.00
Steam Engine DC Power
Steam Engine DC Power
$25.00
On30 Logging Steam Engine DCC onboard custom weathered painted lot A3
On30 Logging Steam Engine DCC onboard custom weathered painted lot A3
$255.00
Athearn HO Scale Diesel Engine Weights
Athearn HO Scale Diesel Engine Weights
$3.99
SALE TODAY AHM GP 18 Locomotive Engine Great Northern
SALE TODAY AHM GP 18 Locomotive Engine Great Northern
$37.95
RIVAROSSI HO  2197 PENNSYLVANIA 2 8 8 2 STEAM ENGINE  TENDER
RIVAROSSI HO 2197 PENNSYLVANIA 2 8 8 2 STEAM ENGINE TENDER
$83.15
Kawai Model Vintage HO 0 4 0 Tank Engine Diecast Metal With Box
Kawai Model Vintage HO 0 4 0 Tank Engine Diecast Metal With Box
$39.99
ATHEARN 3131 HO scale CNW Chicago North Western 4072 A engine diesel
ATHEARN 3131 HO scale CNW Chicago North Western 4072 A engine diesel
$44.00
Athearn HO F9 CP Rail LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE Really Nice
Athearn HO F9 CP Rail LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE Really Nice
$37.95
Athearn Trains HO Scale Pennsylvania ENGINES TESTED WORKS
Athearn Trains HO Scale Pennsylvania ENGINES TESTED WORKS
$137.95
ATHEARN 4628 HO scale CNW Chicago North Western 5053 engine diesel
ATHEARN 4628 HO scale CNW Chicago North Western 5053 engine diesel
$27.00
Bachmann HO Electric Train F9 Diesel Powered Engine Pennsylvania Railroad
Bachmann HO Electric Train F9 Diesel Powered Engine Pennsylvania Railroad
$5.95
Santa Fe Engine 6067 Made By Bachmann Nice Working
Santa Fe Engine 6067 Made By Bachmann Nice Working
$24.00
HO SANTA FE ENGINE NO 3500 BEAUTIFUL ENGINE WORKS
HO SANTA FE ENGINE NO 3500 BEAUTIFUL ENGINE WORKS
$24.00
HO SANTA FE ENGINE NO 3500 BEAUTIFUL ENGINE WORKS
HO SANTA FE ENGINE NO 3500 BEAUTIFUL ENGINE WORKS
$24.00
HO Scale AHM Reading Lines Diesel Engine 266 WORKS TESTED
HO Scale AHM Reading Lines Diesel Engine 266 WORKS TESTED
$33.00
Santa FE engine + pull behind engine  Caboose
Santa FE engine + pull behind engine Caboose
$35.00
HO Scale Life Like Engine Locomotive EMD F 9 Santa Fe Complerely Serviced
HO Scale Life Like Engine Locomotive EMD F 9 Santa Fe Complerely Serviced
$25.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CSX GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE DARK 63513
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CSX GP 40 DC LOCOMOTIVE DARK 63513
$39.99
HO scale 2 Dummy Engines
HO scale 2 Dummy Engines
$13.00
HO GT Grand Trunk 5808 Locomotive Engine Blue Orange
HO GT Grand Trunk 5808 Locomotive Engine Blue Orange
$39.99
TCS KAT12 HO DCC Keep Alive Decoder w 2 functions for HO engines NEW
TCS KAT12 HO DCC Keep Alive Decoder w 2 functions for HO engines NEW
$39.95
Prototype Photo CD Guide Engine Facility Volume 2 diesel  steam detail
Prototype Photo CD Guide Engine Facility Volume 2 diesel steam detail
$7.99
HO Scale Life Like Engine Locomotive Very Slightly Used GP 38 Santa Fe 3560
HO Scale Life Like Engine Locomotive Very Slightly Used GP 38 Santa Fe 3560
$33.50
HO Scale SD70M 2 Diesel Engine w DCC  Sound EMD 75 MTH 80 2018 1
HO Scale SD70M 2 Diesel Engine w DCC Sound EMD 75 MTH 80 2018 1
$249.95
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP38 2 Milwaukee Road Model Train Locomotive Engine
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP38 2 Milwaukee Road Model Train Locomotive Engine
$134.99
Preiser 31276 Magirus Mercur 125A Fire Engine NEW SOLD OUT
Preiser 31276 Magirus Mercur 125A Fire Engine NEW SOLD OUT
$29.99
BACHMAN PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL ENGINE PRR
BACHMAN PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL ENGINE PRR
$19.99
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 New York Model Train Locomotive Engine G62427
Genesis Athearn HO Scale GP9 New York Model Train Locomotive Engine G62427
$154.99
Preiser 31298 MAN Fire Engine 11192 NEW SOLD OUT
Preiser 31298 MAN Fire Engine 11192 NEW SOLD OUT
$28.99
Microscale Decal HO MC 4271 Conrail CR Mini Cal Engine Numbers ONLY for SD
Microscale Decal HO MC 4271 Conrail CR Mini Cal Engine Numbers ONLY for SD
$4.50
GENUINE FLEISHMANN HO SENTINEL SCALE MODEL TRAIN SET LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE GERMANY
GENUINE FLEISHMANN HO SENTINEL SCALE MODEL TRAIN SET LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE GERMANY
$89.99
DTD HO ATHEARN GENESIS G6145 SD70M CR UNNUMBERED CONRAIL DIESEL ENGINE
DTD HO ATHEARN GENESIS G6145 SD70M CR UNNUMBERED CONRAIL DIESEL ENGINE
$100.00
Atlas 7021 GP 38 diesel engine rd 3560 Pwrd HO scale Runs great and lighted
Atlas 7021 GP 38 diesel engine rd 3560 Pwrd HO scale Runs great and lighted
$25.99
Walthers Train Locomotive Engine Chessie System 6073
Walthers Train Locomotive Engine Chessie System 6073
$15.00
MARKLIN 3 RAIL SET TEE HO BY ROCO ENGINE+DUMMY+5 DB PASSCARS EXCELLENT LOT T
MARKLIN 3 RAIL SET TEE HO BY ROCO ENGINE+DUMMY+5 DB PASSCARS EXCELLENT LOT T
$399.95
Bachmann TrainsSanta Fe Engine and 3 Santa Fe Cars
Bachmann TrainsSanta Fe Engine and 3 Santa Fe Cars
$15.00
WALTHERS HO AMTRAK TRAIN SET ENGINE SUPERLINERS TRANSF TRACKS LNC LOT E
WALTHERS HO AMTRAK TRAIN SET ENGINE SUPERLINERS TRANSF TRACKS LNC LOT E
$199.95



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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