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Bachmann Reading Lines Switcher Engine
Bachmann Reading Lines Switcher Engine
$6.99
vintage tyco train engine and tender ho scale smokes out stack rock island216
vintage tyco train engine and tender ho scale smokes out stack rock island216
$22.99
Frateschi Model Train  Santa Fe Ten wheeler Steam Engine HO
Frateschi Model Train Santa Fe Ten wheeler Steam Engine HO
$130.00
MTH 80 3195 5 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 3E+ Erie 5016
MTH 80 3195 5 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 3E+ Erie 5016
$559.95
Antique HO Scale Tyco Mantua Burlington Diesel Engine 5628
Antique HO Scale Tyco Mantua Burlington Diesel Engine 5628
$39.95
yugoslavian ho train engine runs great
yugoslavian ho train engine runs great
$25.99
bachmann ho sante fe engine
bachmann ho sante fe engine
$9.99
bachmann ho union pacific engine
bachmann ho union pacific engine
$15.96
ho train engine unmarked runs great
ho train engine unmarked runs great
$15.00
mantua tyco 1776 ho engine
mantua tyco 1776 ho engine
$15.00
macao ho engine and tender runs great
macao ho engine and tender runs great
$15.00
SAM KOREA HO TRAIN ENGINE highly detailed BRASS
SAM KOREA HO TRAIN ENGINE highly detailed BRASS
$199.00
dd MARKLIN HO for 3003  Engine Cover Cl 24 Steamer Abdeckblech FM 800 Mrklin
dd MARKLIN HO for 3003 Engine Cover Cl 24 Steamer Abdeckblech FM 800 Mrklin
$12.50
VOLLMER HO SCALE 187 TWO STALL ENGINE HOUSE 5753
VOLLMER HO SCALE 187 TWO STALL ENGINE HOUSE 5753
$89.99
ATHEARN HO SCALE ENGINE BUNDLE 3 SP 7151 PWR SP 8352 PWR  CB 8322 UNPWR
ATHEARN HO SCALE ENGINE BUNDLE 3 SP 7151 PWR SP 8352 PWR CB 8322 UNPWR
$99.99
OLDER LLEDO ENGLAND 1934 DENNIS FIRE ENGINE REFINERY TRUCK WITH BOX
OLDER LLEDO ENGLAND 1934 DENNIS FIRE ENGINE REFINERY TRUCK WITH BOX
$6.50
dd LONG HO ENGINE for DIESEL GM Nohab MY Motor Einheit AC Mrklin DC Denmark
dd LONG HO ENGINE for DIESEL GM Nohab MY Motor Einheit AC Mrklin DC Denmark
$17.95
HO SCALE GAUGE TRAIN ENGINE  CABOOSE SANTA FE  307
HO SCALE GAUGE TRAIN ENGINE CABOOSE SANTA FE 307
$6.99
HO 187 DINGSLEBENER GERMAN BEER TRUCK KRAZ FIRE ENGINE FIRE TRUCK
HO 187 DINGSLEBENER GERMAN BEER TRUCK KRAZ FIRE ENGINE FIRE TRUCK
$5.99
Athearn HO SD 40 2 Conrail Engine 6408 miniature train engine
Athearn HO SD 40 2 Conrail Engine 6408 miniature train engine
$40.00
Stewart Hobbies 5036 HO Santa Fe EMD FT powered A  non powered B engines NIB
Stewart Hobbies 5036 HO Santa Fe EMD FT powered A non powered B engines NIB
$113.50
Fleischmann 1350 Steam Engine Die Cast First Year
Fleischmann 1350 Steam Engine Die Cast First Year
$195.00
HO GP 20 Diesel Engine Santa Fe 5628 by Tyco no hand rails
HO GP 20 Diesel Engine Santa Fe 5628 by Tyco no hand rails
$22.50
H O train engine athearn
H O train engine athearn
$5.00
Roundhouse 456 Old Time 10 Wheeler Southern Pacific Steam Engine
Roundhouse 456 Old Time 10 Wheeler Southern Pacific Steam Engine
$69.99
Bachmann HO Scale Train Santa FE 307 Diesel Locomotive Engine Tested Working
Bachmann HO Scale Train Santa FE 307 Diesel Locomotive Engine Tested Working
$7.50
HO SCALE LIFE LIKE SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE C 8 CONDITION
HO SCALE LIFE LIKE SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE C 8 CONDITION
$14.95
MTH 80 3195 1 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 30 Erie 5016
MTH 80 3195 1 HO 2 8 8 8 2 Triplex Steam Engine w Proto Sound 30 Erie 5016
$559.95
ATHEARN HO SCALE MILWAUKEE ROAD U33 36C DUMMY DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 8006
ATHEARN HO SCALE MILWAUKEE ROAD U33 36C DUMMY DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 8006
$7.49
ATLAS HO SCALE ST LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN RS 3 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 300
ATLAS HO SCALE ST LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN RS 3 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 300
$33.00
ATLAS HO SCALE ST LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN RS 3 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 270
ATLAS HO SCALE ST LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN RS 3 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 270
$41.00
ATLAS HO SCALE COTTON BELT RS 3 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 358 ITEM 8010
ATLAS HO SCALE COTTON BELT RS 3 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 358 ITEM 8010
$31.00
RARE MANTUA HO TRAIN ENGINE PLYMOUTH IND SWITCHER BELL TELEPHONE W HANDRAIL KIT
RARE MANTUA HO TRAIN ENGINE PLYMOUTH IND SWITCHER BELL TELEPHONE W HANDRAIL KIT
$75.00
MANTUA HO SCALE COTTON BELT GP 20 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 5628 ITEM 406 50
MANTUA HO SCALE COTTON BELT GP 20 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 5628 ITEM 406 50
$29.99
ATHEARN HO SCALE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN GP9 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 1652
ATHEARN HO SCALE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN GP9 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 1652
$15.50
HO N Z WOOD  FOAM CRADLE FOR REPAIRING TRAIN ENGINES  ROLLING STOCK
HO N Z WOOD FOAM CRADLE FOR REPAIRING TRAIN ENGINES ROLLING STOCK
$14.95
ATHEARN HO SCALE ERIE LACKAWANNA GP35 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 2570
ATHEARN HO SCALE ERIE LACKAWANNA GP35 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 2570
$14.59
ATHEARN HO SCALE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GP35 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 6539
ATHEARN HO SCALE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GP35 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 6539
$12.99
ATHEARN HO SCALE RIO GRANDE SD40T2 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 5372
ATHEARN HO SCALE RIO GRANDE SD40T2 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE ROAD 5372
$49.99
HO SCALE BACHMANN SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE C 8 CONDITION
HO SCALE BACHMANN SANTA FE DIESEL ENGINE C 8 CONDITION
$14.95
AHM HO 5011D Santa Fe 2615 Center Cab Switcher Engine
AHM HO 5011D Santa Fe 2615 Center Cab Switcher Engine
$20.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CANADIAN NATIONAL GP40 BACHMANN DCC
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE CANADIAN NATIONAL GP40 BACHMANN DCC
$54.99
HO SCALE BACHMANN UNION PACIFIC F 7 DIESEL ENGINE C 8 CONDITION
HO SCALE BACHMANN UNION PACIFIC F 7 DIESEL ENGINE C 8 CONDITION
$10.95
HO SCALE SOO LINE CENTER CAB DIESEL SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 714 by MEHANO
HO SCALE SOO LINE CENTER CAB DIESEL SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 714 by MEHANO
$20.00
HO 1 87 Promotex Herpa  5402 16 Cylinder Engine Detail Part Resin Part
HO 1 87 Promotex Herpa 5402 16 Cylinder Engine Detail Part Resin Part
$5.95
HO Tyco 243A  243B Alco 630 1102 Diesel Locomotive Engine Handrails complete
HO Tyco 243A 243B Alco 630 1102 Diesel Locomotive Engine Handrails complete
$29.95
HO Athern Milwaukee Diesel Engine 357
HO Athern Milwaukee Diesel Engine 357
$90.00
HO Broadway Limited BLI BO NW2 Phase V engine Road 9512 DCC  Sound
HO Broadway Limited BLI BO NW2 Phase V engine Road 9512 DCC Sound
$130.00
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CP Rail F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Engine CP Rail F 2 MRC Diesel Locomotive
$24.99
New York Central Lines CCCStL 2 10 2 Steam engine HO 2nd PRICE CUT
New York Central Lines CCCStL 2 10 2 Steam engine HO 2nd PRICE CUT
$225.00
Vintage Marklin HO Instruction Maintenance Booklet 3097 Class 023 Steam Engine
Vintage Marklin HO Instruction Maintenance Booklet 3097 Class 023 Steam Engine
$9.99
Vintage Marklin HO Instruction Maintenance Booklet 3060 3062 Diesel Engines ATSF
Vintage Marklin HO Instruction Maintenance Booklet 3060 3062 Diesel Engines ATSF
$8.99
HO Open frame motor for Japanese brass engines
HO Open frame motor for Japanese brass engines
$24.50
Lionel HO 0114 Engine House with Horn
Lionel HO 0114 Engine House with Horn
$29.99
MICRO METAKIT 12741H German DRB BR 57 305 Steam Engine RARE
MICRO METAKIT 12741H German DRB BR 57 305 Steam Engine RARE
$2,350.00
MICRO METAKIT FEINMECHANIK 02617HL DRG BR 04 002 THREE TONE GRAY STEAM ENGINE
MICRO METAKIT FEINMECHANIK 02617HL DRG BR 04 002 THREE TONE GRAY STEAM ENGINE
$1,950.00
Lionel HO 0118 Engine House with Whistle
Lionel HO 0118 Engine House with Whistle
$29.99
LEMACO HO 102 FRENCH SNCF 240 P 15 STEAM ENGINE GREEN LIVERY
LEMACO HO 102 FRENCH SNCF 240 P 15 STEAM ENGINE GREEN LIVERY
$1,895.00
MICRO METAKIT FEINMECHANIK 07411HL Gattung T28 Rack Steam Engine SPECIAL LIVERY
MICRO METAKIT FEINMECHANIK 07411HL Gattung T28 Rack Steam Engine SPECIAL LIVERY
$2,650.00
EISENBAHN CANADA FRENCH NORD 031 130 DU BOUSQUET STEAM ENGINE CHOCOLATE LIVERY
EISENBAHN CANADA FRENCH NORD 031 130 DU BOUSQUET STEAM ENGINE CHOCOLATE LIVERY
$2,350.00
RIVAROSSI VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE ATSF MADE IN ITALY Works good
RIVAROSSI VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE ATSF MADE IN ITALY Works good
$79.99
Brand New BACHMANN THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE W ANNIE  CLARABEL HO Scale Train Set
Brand New BACHMANN THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE W ANNIE CLARABEL HO Scale Train Set
$69.99
AC Gilbert American Flyer Train Set tracks engine freight tanker cars adapter
AC Gilbert American Flyer Train Set tracks engine freight tanker cars adapter
$83.00
KATO HO SCALE 37 3009 UNION PACIFIC GP 35 DIESEL ENGINE 792 WEATHERED
KATO HO SCALE 37 3009 UNION PACIFIC GP 35 DIESEL ENGINE 792 WEATHERED
$109.99
KATO HO SCALE 37 3010 UNION PACIFIC GP 35 DIESEL ENGINE 794 WEATHERED
KATO HO SCALE 37 3010 UNION PACIFIC GP 35 DIESEL ENGINE 794 WEATHERED
$109.99
LEMACO LEMATEC HO 067 3 FRENCH SNCF 141 F 16 Mikado STEAM ENGINE RARE
LEMACO LEMATEC HO 067 3 FRENCH SNCF 141 F 16 Mikado STEAM ENGINE RARE
$2,150.00
Bachmann Percy the Small Engine with moving eyes HO
Bachmann Percy the Small Engine with moving eyes HO
$50.43
SAMHONGSA HO BRASS ENGINE
SAMHONGSA HO BRASS ENGINE
$199.00
KMT JAPAN ALCO HO TRAIN ENGINE
KMT JAPAN ALCO HO TRAIN ENGINE
$139.00
SAM KOREA HO TRAIN ENGINE AND MOTORIZED TENDER
SAM KOREA HO TRAIN ENGINE AND MOTORIZED TENDER
$199.00
NIB Bachmann HO Smokey Mountain steam engine complete ready to run train set
NIB Bachmann HO Smokey Mountain steam engine complete ready to run train set
$150.00
Bachmann Duck Engine w Mvng Eyes HO
Bachmann Duck Engine w Mvng Eyes HO
$73.42
Two Mantua Die Cast Steam Engines BO Blue 4 6 2 and Pennsylvania 2 8 2
Two Mantua Die Cast Steam Engines BO Blue 4 6 2 and Pennsylvania 2 8 2
$59.99
Train Cars8 Two Engines Sante Fe  Pennsylvania Engines
Train Cars8 Two Engines Sante Fe Pennsylvania Engines
$20.00
HO Scale Chicago  Northwestern Dummy Engine 4072 B Athearn P
HO Scale Chicago Northwestern Dummy Engine 4072 B Athearn P
$19.21
Vintage Tyco HO Santa Fe  4015 Train Engine
Vintage Tyco HO Santa Fe 4015 Train Engine
$5.00
Vollmer  5759 4 Stall Engine Shed Kit HO MIB
Vollmer 5759 4 Stall Engine Shed Kit HO MIB
$169.99
Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific 119 Steam Engine 3 Coachs Tracks
Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific 119 Steam Engine 3 Coachs Tracks
$19.95
ho baltimore  ohio PA 1 athern deisel engine very good
ho baltimore ohio PA 1 athern deisel engine very good
$39.00
BACHMANN SPECTRUM HO SCALE 80402 BO EM 1 2 8 8 4 STEAM ENGINE  TENDER DCC
BACHMANN SPECTRUM HO SCALE 80402 BO EM 1 2 8 8 4 STEAM ENGINE TENDER DCC
$299.99
ATLAS HO SCALE 7001 SANTA FE SD35 DIESEL ENGINE 979
ATLAS HO SCALE 7001 SANTA FE SD35 DIESEL ENGINE 979
$67.99
ATLAS HO SCALE 7041 SANTA FE FP 7 DIESEL ENGINE UN NUMBER
ATLAS HO SCALE 7041 SANTA FE FP 7 DIESEL ENGINE UN NUMBER
$67.99
ATLAS HO SCALE  8281 CANADIAN PACIFIC RS 4 DIESEL ENGINE 7099
ATLAS HO SCALE 8281 CANADIAN PACIFIC RS 4 DIESEL ENGINE 7099
$72.99
ATLAS HO SCALE 7011 SANTA FE SD35 DIESEL ENGINE 1001
ATLAS HO SCALE 7011 SANTA FE SD35 DIESEL ENGINE 1001
$67.99
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
$44.99
BRANCHLINE ENGINE HOUSE KIT RDA HO SCALE
BRANCHLINE ENGINE HOUSE KIT RDA HO SCALE
$36.00
MATTHEWS ENGINE WORKS Kit in HO Scale By RDA
MATTHEWS ENGINE WORKS Kit in HO Scale By RDA
$44.00
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE NYC SHARK NOSE DCC EQUIPLOCOMOTIVE
HO SCALE MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS LAYOUT ENGINE NYC SHARK NOSE DCC EQUIPLOCOMOTIVE
$49.99
Merzbach Charmerz HO Powered Locomotive Engine Pennsylvania 511
Merzbach Charmerz HO Powered Locomotive Engine Pennsylvania 511
$8.51
HO scale Revell model engine crew shanty
HO scale Revell model engine crew shanty
$12.84
Engine house1 or 2 Door HO Scale item 08D imensions 40 X 80 Scale Feet
Engine house1 or 2 Door HO Scale item 08D imensions 40 X 80 Scale Feet
$21.90
AHM HO Powered Locomotive Engine Penn Central 5009 In Box
AHM HO Powered Locomotive Engine Penn Central 5009 In Box
$6.50
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
AHM HO Powered Locomotive Engine Chesapeake  Ohio C  O 7826 In Box
AHM HO Powered Locomotive Engine Chesapeake Ohio C O 7826 In Box
$8.29
Key Imports HO Brass Pennsylvania PRR K5 4 6 2 Pacific Steam Engine 5698 Pre War
Key Imports HO Brass Pennsylvania PRR K5 4 6 2 Pacific Steam Engine 5698 Pre War
$925.00
HO SCALE MODEL POWER TRAIN ENGINE  722
HO SCALE MODEL POWER TRAIN ENGINE 722
$7.99
Vintage HO scale AHM powered BL 2 locomotive Missouri Pacific Lines Train engine
Vintage HO scale AHM powered BL 2 locomotive Missouri Pacific Lines Train engine
$45.00
HO UNION PACIFIC ENGINE 13 LONG
HO UNION PACIFIC ENGINE 13 LONG
$20.50
Bachmann Union Pacific EC1 HO track cleaning engine
Bachmann Union Pacific EC1 HO track cleaning engine
$15.00



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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