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ROCO 63300 MUSEUM EDITION DRG BR36 STEAM ENGINE DIGITAL BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
ROCO 63300 MUSEUM EDITION DRG BR36 STEAM ENGINE DIGITAL BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
$172.80
FLEISCHMANN 4078 BR 78 STEAM ENGINE BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
FLEISCHMANN 4078 BR 78 STEAM ENGINE BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
$145.45
Handmade Vintage Antique Old Train Locomotive model caboose Iron metal Decor Diy
Handmade Vintage Antique Old Train Locomotive model caboose Iron metal Decor Diy
$159.99
FLEISCHMANN 4270 NOHAB 5200 DIESEL ENGINE BELGIAN RAIL BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
FLEISCHMANN 4270 NOHAB 5200 DIESEL ENGINE BELGIAN RAIL BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
$46.89
ROCO 04192A ELECTRIC ENGINE BELGIAN RAIL BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
ROCO 04192A ELECTRIC ENGINE BELGIAN RAIL BOXED VERY NICE MODEL
$60.78
Ahm train 4 engines 2 PRR NYC and Seaboard
Ahm train 4 engines 2 PRR NYC and Seaboard
$69.00
LILIPUT 7001 HOe ZILLERTAL BAHN ENGINE PLUS 2 CARS
LILIPUT 7001 HOe ZILLERTAL BAHN ENGINE PLUS 2 CARS
$68.60
VINTAGE TYCO ENGINE WITH 3 OTHER CARS
VINTAGE TYCO ENGINE WITH 3 OTHER CARS
$8.99
2 HO Santa Fe engines for parts
2 HO Santa Fe engines for parts
$5.50
Vintage HO Marklin Hamo 8359  BB 9291 Engine Original Box
Vintage HO Marklin Hamo 8359 BB 9291 Engine Original Box
$137.50
VINTAGE HO GUAGE MANTUAS SHIFTER ENGINE  TENDER IN ORIGINAL BOX NO 209 4995
VINTAGE HO GUAGE MANTUAS SHIFTER ENGINE TENDER IN ORIGINAL BOX NO 209 4995
$20.50
MARKLIN 3089 Mrklin 031055 STEAM ENGINE SCALE HO
MARKLIN 3089 Mrklin 031055 STEAM ENGINE SCALE HO
$170.00
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale CHESAPEAKE  OHIO 8015 Diesel Engine Locomotive
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale CHESAPEAKE OHIO 8015 Diesel Engine Locomotive
$19.99
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale BURLINGTON ROUTE Diesel Engine Locomotive
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale BURLINGTON ROUTE Diesel Engine Locomotive
$19.99
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale CN 6536 Diesel Engine Locomotive
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale CN 6536 Diesel Engine Locomotive
$19.99
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale PENN CENTRAL 9451 Diesel Engine Locomotive
Tyco Mantua Vintage HO Scale PENN CENTRAL 9451 Diesel Engine Locomotive
$19.99
Santa Fe 21 Engine Atlas Made In Australia
Santa Fe 21 Engine Atlas Made In Australia
$40.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE BNSF GP 40 DCC EQUIPPED LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE BNSF GP 40 DCC EQUIPPED LOCOMOTIVE
$53.52
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
$44.99
atlas sd35 7419 engine8 trailer hauler carrier cars and 8 trailers
atlas sd35 7419 engine8 trailer hauler carrier cars and 8 trailers
$80.00
AHM RIVAROSSI 4828 ENGINE HO GAUGE IN EXC +++ CONDITION
AHM RIVAROSSI 4828 ENGINE HO GAUGE IN EXC +++ CONDITION
$19.38
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE RIO GRANDE GP 30 DC LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE RIO GRANDE GP 30 DC LOCOMOTIVE
$44.99
Lot of HO train cars engines and a switch box
Lot of HO train cars engines and a switch box
$40.00
HO Amtrak Trains LIFE LIKE BAUCHMANN MODEL POWER LOT incld 4 ENGINES
HO Amtrak Trains LIFE LIKE BAUCHMANN MODEL POWER LOT incld 4 ENGINES
$70.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE MILWAUKEE ROAD GP 40 DCC LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE MILWAUKEE ROAD GP 40 DCC LOCOMOTIVE
$81.75
Model Power HO Scale Penn Central FP 45 Diesel Engine 8002
Model Power HO Scale Penn Central FP 45 Diesel Engine 8002
$13.39
Athearn HO Scale Train SW 1500 Powered BNSF Diesel Engine 3943
Athearn HO Scale Train SW 1500 Powered BNSF Diesel Engine 3943
$118.99
Mantua EASTWOOD SHORTLINE RR Engine w 5 Cars MIB
Mantua EASTWOOD SHORTLINE RR Engine w 5 Cars MIB
$54.95
HO AMERICAN FREEDOM TRAIN ENGINE
HO AMERICAN FREEDOM TRAIN ENGINE
$24.50
Life Like HO Scale Fire Engine House Building Kit Hampden 46 Used
Life Like HO Scale Fire Engine House Building Kit Hampden 46 Used
$11.99
LOT OF TYCO TRAIN CARS MANTUA 1776 ENGINEHERSHEY CHOCOLATE BURLINGTON NORTHERN
LOT OF TYCO TRAIN CARS MANTUA 1776 ENGINEHERSHEY CHOCOLATE BURLINGTON NORTHERN
$22.00
HO NIB DIESEL ENGINES EMD FT A B UNITS NEW YORK CENTRAL BOTH UNITS POWERED
HO NIB DIESEL ENGINES EMD FT A B UNITS NEW YORK CENTRAL BOTH UNITS POWERED
$29.99
Vintage RARE METAL MANTUA 3993 HO Steam Engine Locomotive Collectable NO RESERVE
Vintage RARE METAL MANTUA 3993 HO Steam Engine Locomotive Collectable NO RESERVE
$30.00
vintage TRAIN 0 GAGEMARX 999 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE PARTS
vintage TRAIN 0 GAGEMARX 999 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE PARTS
$9.99
Ho 0 6 0 steam engine parts old train locomotive
Ho 0 6 0 steam engine parts old train locomotive
$4.26
Life Like Engine Union Pacific Item 8246 F 40  205 23
Life Like Engine Union Pacific Item 8246 F 40 205 23
$50.00
TYCO HO MODEL DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5628
TYCO HO MODEL DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5628
$11.99
Marklin HO Trains Freight Cars Wagons Tank Engine Hopper Caboose used
Marklin HO Trains Freight Cars Wagons Tank Engine Hopper Caboose used
$125.00
Penn Central B F7 F7B Unit Dummy Engine Teal unpowered train car HO scale
Penn Central B F7 F7B Unit Dummy Engine Teal unpowered train car HO scale
$14.99
marklin Train Engine 5411
marklin Train Engine 5411
$196.00
HO Bachmann GP 35 ERIE LACKAWANNA 2564 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE Parts Repair
HO Bachmann GP 35 ERIE LACKAWANNA 2564 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE Parts Repair
$9.99
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE SANTA FE SD 40 LOCOMOTIVE DCC EQUIP
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE SANTA FE SD 40 LOCOMOTIVE DCC EQUIP
$49.99
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE BALTIMORE  OHIO ENGINE STILL IN BOX
LIFE LIKE HO SCALE BALTIMORE OHIO ENGINE STILL IN BOX
$16.99
Lot of 4 Bachmann DD40X Train Engine and Cars
Lot of 4 Bachmann DD40X Train Engine and Cars
$11.27
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
AHM HO SCALE EMD FT ATLANTIC COAST LINE DIESEL ENGINE
AHM HO SCALE EMD FT ATLANTIC COAST LINE DIESEL ENGINE
$9.99
Tyco Train Box w Additional Assecories  Track Engine Caboose New Haven
Tyco Train Box w Additional Assecories Track Engine Caboose New Haven
$28.95
HO ATHEARN SEABOARD COAST LINE No  U 30 B DIESEL ENGINE SHELL HANDRAILS OB
HO ATHEARN SEABOARD COAST LINE No U 30 B DIESEL ENGINE SHELL HANDRAILS OB
$16.95
TYCO SANTA FE TRAIN ENGINE IN ORIGINAL BOX  4301
TYCO SANTA FE TRAIN ENGINE IN ORIGINAL BOX 4301
$19.99
HO Bachmann Santa Fe F7or F9  Diesel Engine Lot 21314 C
HO Bachmann Santa Fe F7or F9 Diesel Engine Lot 21314 C
$10.00
HO Scale Bachmann Locomotive Santa Fe Paint Engine Number 6067
HO Scale Bachmann Locomotive Santa Fe Paint Engine Number 6067
$15.00
Ho scale tyco 1776 engine and Bachmann santa fe caboose
Ho scale tyco 1776 engine and Bachmann santa fe caboose
$6.99
HO Scale Engine Locomotive Train Amtrak 235
HO Scale Engine Locomotive Train Amtrak 235
$8.99
Zug Packung HO Piko Modellbahn 187 Train set engine 2 8 2 freight steam engine
Zug Packung HO Piko Modellbahn 187 Train set engine 2 8 2 freight steam engine
$50.00
MANTUA 0 4 0 Shifter Paint needs touched up and engine needs cleaned and tuned
MANTUA 0 4 0 Shifter Paint needs touched up and engine needs cleaned and tuned
$10.00
Vintage Lot Of Athearn HO Scale BO Dummy Engine And Cars W Boxes Exc
Vintage Lot Of Athearn HO Scale BO Dummy Engine And Cars W Boxes Exc
$15.01
Marklin HO 0 6 0 Steam Tank Engine KLVM 3087 Green In Box Runs Used Great
Marklin HO 0 6 0 Steam Tank Engine KLVM 3087 Green In Box Runs Used Great
$20.00
Mantua Hudson 4 6 4 Engine and Tender
Mantua Hudson 4 6 4 Engine and Tender
$49.00
Athearn U33C Dummy Engine Undecorated
Athearn U33C Dummy Engine Undecorated
$9.99
HO 1959 HobbyTown Metal E 8 Custom Hand Painted Diesel Locomotive Engine
HO 1959 HobbyTown Metal E 8 Custom Hand Painted Diesel Locomotive Engine
$594.95
Mantua Tyco HO Parts 0 4 0 Tank Engine Unpainted Frame
Mantua Tyco HO Parts 0 4 0 Tank Engine Unpainted Frame
$11.73
BACHMANN JOHN BULL ENGINE HO SCALE NOT WORKING
BACHMANN JOHN BULL ENGINE HO SCALE NOT WORKING
$20.00
Mantua Tyco Parts 0 4 0T Tank Engine Locomotive Frame
Mantua Tyco Parts 0 4 0T Tank Engine Locomotive Frame
$11.73
HO SCALE RAILROAD TRAIN LOT OF MISC TRACK TREES BUILDINGS CARS ENGINE VINTAGE
HO SCALE RAILROAD TRAIN LOT OF MISC TRACK TREES BUILDINGS CARS ENGINE VINTAGE
$14.99
TYCO SANTA FE ENGINE 4018 MADE IN HONG KONG
TYCO SANTA FE ENGINE 4018 MADE IN HONG KONG
$9.99
H  O TRAIN SET TYCO G I JOE ENGINE  4 CARS
H O TRAIN SET TYCO G I JOE ENGINE 4 CARS
$8.36
HO Scale Engine Proto 2000 PA Locomotive no 21617 New York Central 4200 H3
HO Scale Engine Proto 2000 PA Locomotive no 21617 New York Central 4200 H3
$55.99
MTH HO Gauge Model Train Union Pacific Diesel Engine
MTH HO Gauge Model Train Union Pacific Diesel Engine
$299.95
tyco train engine 5 cars
tyco train engine 5 cars
$40.00
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Union Pacific 37 6330 Made In Japan H3
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Union Pacific 37 6330 Made In Japan H3
$94.99
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Union Pacific 37 6331 3039 Made In Japan H3
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Union Pacific 37 6331 3039 Made In Japan H3
$94.99
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Wisconsin Central 37 6329 6001 H3
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Wisconsin Central 37 6329 6001 H3
$94.99
HO Scale Engine Athearn 80984 Norfolk Southern SD50 5423 NIP H3
HO Scale Engine Athearn 80984 Norfolk Southern SD50 5423 NIP H3
$59.99
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Pennsylvania 37 01A Made In Japan H3
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Pennsylvania 37 01A Made In Japan H3
$79.99
Bachmann HO Train Set Golden Spike w Union Pacific 866 Loco Engine 6 Cars Track
Bachmann HO Train Set Golden Spike w Union Pacific 866 Loco Engine 6 Cars Track
$69.99
MODEL POWER 6699 ALCO RS 11 DIESEL ENGINE WITH LIGHTS
MODEL POWER 6699 ALCO RS 11 DIESEL ENGINE WITH LIGHTS
$12.99
Logging Steam Engine Switcher custom weathered 0 6 0 DCC new HO
Logging Steam Engine Switcher custom weathered 0 6 0 DCC new HO
$149.00
LIFE LIKE 08243 F4OPH MBTA DIESEL ENGINE WITH LIGHTS
LIFE LIKE 08243 F4OPH MBTA DIESEL ENGINE WITH LIGHTS
$27.66
Mantua Tyco Train Diesel Engine 5628 HO Scale
Mantua Tyco Train Diesel Engine 5628 HO Scale
$10.00
2 6 0 Weathered Logging Engine from historic pictures  DCC
2 6 0 Weathered Logging Engine from historic pictures DCC
$265.00
Santa Fe Engine for repair or parts
Santa Fe Engine for repair or parts
$4.99
Liliput Steam Engine BR 18 No 18 323 DB E98
Liliput Steam Engine BR 18 No 18 323 DB E98
$125.00
ROCO 04119C Dampflokomotive BR 01 4 6 2 DR Steam Engine E082
ROCO 04119C Dampflokomotive BR 01 4 6 2 DR Steam Engine E082
$202.00
PIKO 04120 Steam Engine BR 01 5 E97
PIKO 04120 Steam Engine BR 01 5 E97
$99.99
PIKO 5 6326 Steam Engine BR 41 E99
PIKO 5 6326 Steam Engine BR 41 E99
$125.00
ho train engine old time 0 4 0 steam loco with tender Great Northern with smoke
ho train engine old time 0 4 0 steam loco with tender Great Northern with smoke
$33.99
MTH 80 3197 5 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 3E+ Erie 5015
MTH 80 3197 5 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 3E+ Erie 5015
$598.95
HO SCALE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE BOX CAR FLAT CAR CARS LOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE RAILROAD TRAIN ENGINE BOX CAR FLAT CAR CARS LOCOMOTIVE
$8.99
MTH 80 3198 5 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 3E+ Erie 5016
MTH 80 3198 5 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 3E+ Erie 5016
$598.95
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
$34.00
BACHMANN TRAIN LOT SANTE FE ENGINE UNION PACIFIC THE ROCK CABOOSE TRANSFORMER
BACHMANN TRAIN LOT SANTE FE ENGINE UNION PACIFIC THE ROCK CABOOSE TRANSFORMER
$14.99
 Brand New Mehano IHC Premier version FRISCO 4 6 2 HO Scale engine
Brand New Mehano IHC Premier version FRISCO 4 6 2 HO Scale engine
$84.95
 Brand New Mehano IHC Lehigh Valley John Wilkes 4 6 2 HO Scale engine
Brand New Mehano IHC Lehigh Valley John Wilkes 4 6 2 HO Scale engine
$84.95
LIFE LIKE DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE CSX 6638 NOS IN BOX VINTAGE
LIFE LIKE DIESEL ENGINE HO SCALE CSX 6638 NOS IN BOX VINTAGE
$39.95
Ho Scale Kato 37 019 CSX SD40 Diesel Engine 8323 Box
Ho Scale Kato 37 019 CSX SD40 Diesel Engine 8323 Box
$59.98
MARKLIN HO BR05 37050 STREAMEDLINE ENGINE AND TENDER InsiderPRICE REDUCED
MARKLIN HO BR05 37050 STREAMEDLINE ENGINE AND TENDER InsiderPRICE REDUCED
$339.99
Model Power Old Time Engine With Tiller 0 4 0 Santa Fe 6630
Model Power Old Time Engine With Tiller 0 4 0 Santa Fe 6630
$10.00
Vintage Bachmann engine Ajax Milwaukee VinegarNetherlands toy train cars
Vintage Bachmann engine Ajax Milwaukee VinegarNetherlands toy train cars
$29.99
IHC Premier Lousville  Nashville 4 6 2 HO scale engine locomotive
IHC Premier Lousville Nashville 4 6 2 HO scale engine locomotive
$74.95



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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