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Kato Union Pacific EMD NW2 37 11E 1047 Switch Engine
Kato Union Pacific EMD NW2 37 11E 1047 Switch Engine
$41.00
Hawthorne Village Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Engine with COA
Hawthorne Village Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Engine with COA
$29.50
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
$49.99
PIKO STEAM ENGINE WITH TENDER FHS 81340 SCALE HO
PIKO STEAM ENGINE WITH TENDER FHS 81340 SCALE HO
$120.00
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
$44.99
MARX HO TRAIN set CARS W ENGINE
MARX HO TRAIN set CARS W ENGINE
$24.00
ASSORTED HO PARTS  VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE PARS SOME NEW ONE
ASSORTED HO PARTS VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE PARS SOME NEW ONE
$22.00
Athearn HO scale Engine
Athearn HO scale Engine
$29.00
Athearn HO scale CS Engine
Athearn HO scale CS Engine
$29.00
Athearn HO scale NYC Engine
Athearn HO scale NYC Engine
$26.00
ASH PIT 1pc ROUNDHOUSE Engine shed YORKE Scale Model Masterpieces HO HOn3 187
ASH PIT 1pc ROUNDHOUSE Engine shed YORKE Scale Model Masterpieces HO HOn3 187
$11.89
Short Line Ind Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces Yorke HO HOn3 Brand NEW
Short Line Ind Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces Yorke HO HOn3 Brand NEW
$134.59
Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces HO HOn30 HOn3 NEW
Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit Scale Model Masterpieces HO HOn30 HOn3 NEW
$72.95
Bn Sd60M Wide Nose 9200 Series Burlington Northern Engine
Bn Sd60M Wide Nose 9200 Series Burlington Northern Engine
$212.61
Athearn HO Scale NON POWERED PA 1 BO Diesel Engine 3322 NIB
Athearn HO Scale NON POWERED PA 1 BO Diesel Engine 3322 NIB
$24.99
HO Scale Rivarossi Steam Engine AT SF With Tender Older Works
HO Scale Rivarossi Steam Engine AT SF With Tender Older Works
$15.99
Con Cor HO EMD E 7A Baltimore  Ohio Engine Cab 1423 PWRD with box
Con Cor HO EMD E 7A Baltimore Ohio Engine Cab 1423 PWRD with box
$60.00
Vintage Mantua Tyco F7B Santa Fe Dummy Engine HO Scale
Vintage Mantua Tyco F7B Santa Fe Dummy Engine HO Scale
$9.50
Life Like HO GP38 Union Pacific UP 2047 Diesel Locomotive Engine
Life Like HO GP38 Union Pacific UP 2047 Diesel Locomotive Engine
$24.99
Marklin 14894 HO Train Engine Schlepptender Locomotive Borsig Edition 2 37816
Marklin 14894 HO Train Engine Schlepptender Locomotive Borsig Edition 2 37816
$1,199.99
Florida East Coast BL 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine 7909 Tempo Yugoslavia
Florida East Coast BL 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine 7909 Tempo Yugoslavia
$25.00
VINTAGE LIFE LIKE 2 STEAM ENGINES TRAIN  CARRIAGE
VINTAGE LIFE LIKE 2 STEAM ENGINES TRAIN CARRIAGE
$135.00
Marklin Db V200 Diesel Engine 3021 1962 version
Marklin Db V200 Diesel Engine 3021 1962 version
$75.00
BACHMANN JOHN BULL ENGINE HO SCALE WORKING
BACHMANN JOHN BULL ENGINE HO SCALE WORKING
$10.77
HO SCALE TRAIN CAR LOT 7 CARS 1 ENGINE 1 TENDER atlas lionel
HO SCALE TRAIN CAR LOT 7 CARS 1 ENGINE 1 TENDER atlas lionel
$20.00
BRASS STEAM ENGINE PARTS union
BRASS STEAM ENGINE PARTS union
$5.20
TYCO VINTAGE EMD GP 20 ENGINE SET BROWN BOX ERA DURANGOKANSASCOLORADO  HO
TYCO VINTAGE EMD GP 20 ENGINE SET BROWN BOX ERA DURANGOKANSASCOLORADO HO
$29.99
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
VINTAGE HO PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD MODEL DIESEL ENGINE
VINTAGE HO PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD MODEL DIESEL ENGINE
$9.99
IHC HO 187 PRR PENNSYLVANIA 4880 ENGINE 4 6 6 4 SILVER W BOX
IHC HO 187 PRR PENNSYLVANIA 4880 ENGINE 4 6 6 4 SILVER W BOX
$44.99
HO Engines Lot Of 16
HO Engines Lot Of 16
$26.00
Bronze Train Locomotive Engine Quartz Pocket Watch
Bronze Train Locomotive Engine Quartz Pocket Watch
$9.99
HO Athearn Southern Pacific 6441 Train Engine MIB
HO Athearn Southern Pacific 6441 Train Engine MIB
$9.99
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
HO Tyco Chattanooga 638 2 8 0 Steam Engine Excellent Condition
HO Tyco Chattanooga 638 2 8 0 Steam Engine Excellent Condition
$23.00
Rivarossi Ahm Reno Virginia And Truckee HO Scale Steam Engine
Rivarossi Ahm Reno Virginia And Truckee HO Scale Steam Engine
$24.50
Ho Scale Train Three Stahl Engine Shed With Ballast And Trees
Ho Scale Train Three Stahl Engine Shed With Ballast And Trees
$20.00
HO ICRR Illinois Central gulf railroad engine GP 38
HO ICRR Illinois Central gulf railroad engine GP 38
$10.00
Athearn ATHG63825 HO Ditch Light Round Set SD70 Engine
Athearn ATHG63825 HO Ditch Light Round Set SD70 Engine
$4.95
TYCO HO MODEL DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5628
TYCO HO MODEL DIESEL TRAIN ENGINE SANTA FE 5628
$11.99
Mint HO Bachmann Locomotive Engine EMD FT Diesel Santa Fe 0680
Mint HO Bachmann Locomotive Engine EMD FT Diesel Santa Fe 0680
$65.00
Vintage HO Scale Spirit of America Train Engine
Vintage HO Scale Spirit of America Train Engine
$7.95
BACHMANN BOSTON  MAINE ENGINE HO SCALE
BACHMANN BOSTON MAINE ENGINE HO SCALE
$25.00
Lot Of 2 HO Scale Engines Santa Fe  4073 For Parts
Lot Of 2 HO Scale Engines Santa Fe 4073 For Parts
$15.03
MATTHEWS ENGINE WORKS Kit in HO Scale By RDA
MATTHEWS ENGINE WORKS Kit in HO Scale By RDA
$44.00
BRANCHLINE ENGINE HOUSE KIT RDA HO SCALE
BRANCHLINE ENGINE HOUSE KIT RDA HO SCALE
$36.00
1 87 HO SCALE RESIN DETAIL PARTS CUMMINS TURBO MOTOR ENGINE
1 87 HO SCALE RESIN DETAIL PARTS CUMMINS TURBO MOTOR ENGINE
$9.99
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
NEW KIT HO RDA BUILDING BRANCH LINE ENGINE HOUSE NEW STRUCTURE
$32.95
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
HO RDA BUILDING Matthews Engine Works Structures KIT
$35.95
A Group of six Toy Train Engines 4 are Bachman 1 AHM  1 is Mantua Tyco
A Group of six Toy Train Engines 4 are Bachman 1 AHM 1 is Mantua Tyco
$60.00
H0 Trix 22412 BR92 692 Steam Engine 0 8 0 No Box
H0 Trix 22412 BR92 692 Steam Engine 0 8 0 No Box
$39.99
Norfolk  Southern RR Combo Engine7150 Engine7131 EMD GP40 2 Low  Caboose
Norfolk Southern RR Combo Engine7150 Engine7131 EMD GP40 2 Low Caboose
$32.88
HO AHM Tempo Santa Fe  5028 diesel engine loco GOOD COND
HO AHM Tempo Santa Fe 5028 diesel engine loco GOOD COND
$12.00
Lot of 2 Tyco engines Santa Fe Switcher and Broadway Trolley
Lot of 2 Tyco engines Santa Fe Switcher and Broadway Trolley
$17.99
Tyco HO Diesel Engine Durango
Tyco HO Diesel Engine Durango
$7.50
HO Scale Union Pacific RR  3179 Locomotive Engine
HO Scale Union Pacific RR 3179 Locomotive Engine
$9.99
Tyco HO Diesel Engine Santa Fe
Tyco HO Diesel Engine Santa Fe
$7.99
MARKLIN Mrklin STEAM ENGINE KLVM 3087 AND THREE ALL METAL WAGONS SCALE HO
MARKLIN Mrklin STEAM ENGINE KLVM 3087 AND THREE ALL METAL WAGONS SCALE HO
$40.00
TYCO SANTA FE TRAIN ENGINE IN ORIGINAL BOX  4301
TYCO SANTA FE TRAIN ENGINE IN ORIGINAL BOX 4301
$19.99
BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN SET ENGINE4 CARSC 8 BoysGirls
BACHMANN HO SCALE TRAIN SET ENGINE4 CARSC 8 BoysGirls
$72.50
Bachmann H O Scale 307 Santa Fe Diesel engine Bench tested
Bachmann H O Scale 307 Santa Fe Diesel engine Bench tested
$27.00
HO Scale Blue and Yellow Santa Fe Engine Shell 7
HO Scale Blue and Yellow Santa Fe Engine Shell 7
$14.99
HO Scale Santa Fe Engine Shell with Blow Horns on Top 7
HO Scale Santa Fe Engine Shell with Blow Horns on Top 7
$4.99
HO Scale Santa Fe Engine Shell with Blow Horns on Top Non See Through Top 7
HO Scale Santa Fe Engine Shell with Blow Horns on Top Non See Through Top 7
$4.99
Tyco HO Diesel Engine Mantua Santa Fe
Tyco HO Diesel Engine Mantua Santa Fe
$7.99
United Japan Brass Logging Heisler Steam Locomotive Engine UndecoratedHO Scale
United Japan Brass Logging Heisler Steam Locomotive Engine UndecoratedHO Scale
$349.99
HO Scale Model Train Engine Car Lot Maintenance Crane Cleaning Trackster Set
HO Scale Model Train Engine Car Lot Maintenance Crane Cleaning Trackster Set
$16.50
MARKLIN Mrklin STEAM ENGINE 89029 AND THREE ALL METAL WAGONS SCALE HO
MARKLIN Mrklin STEAM ENGINE 89029 AND THREE ALL METAL WAGONS SCALE HO
$40.00
Hallmark Dong Jin Korea Brass 4 4 0 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender HO Scale
Hallmark Dong Jin Korea Brass 4 4 0 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender HO Scale
$259.99
Brass and Metal 4 6 0 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender Undecorated HO Scale
Brass and Metal 4 6 0 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender Undecorated HO Scale
$169.99
United Japan Brass 4 8 4 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender NYC 6000 HO Scale
United Japan Brass 4 8 4 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender NYC 6000 HO Scale
$259.99
Brass 4 8 2 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender Undecorated HO Scale
Brass 4 8 2 Steam Locomotive Engine and Tender Undecorated HO Scale
$259.99
United Japan Brass 2 8 2 Steam Locomotive Engine  Tender UndecoratedHO Scale
United Japan Brass 2 8 2 Steam Locomotive Engine Tender UndecoratedHO Scale
$299.99
MARKLIN Mrklin STEAM ENGINE 3029 AND THREE ALL METAL WAGONS SCALE HO
MARKLIN Mrklin STEAM ENGINE 3029 AND THREE ALL METAL WAGONS SCALE HO
$40.00
Athearn Special Edition 2212 GP38 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine 1996 1196HO Scale
Athearn Special Edition 2212 GP38 2 Diesel Locomotive Engine 1996 1196HO Scale
$54.99
Bachmann H O Scale 7071 Chessie System Diesel engine Bench tested
Bachmann H O Scale 7071 Chessie System Diesel engine Bench tested
$26.00
Bachmann HO Diesel Engine Rio Grande
Bachmann HO Diesel Engine Rio Grande
$8.49
ROCO DIESEL ENGINE WERKSOK3 SCALE HO
ROCO DIESEL ENGINE WERKSOK3 SCALE HO
$20.00
FLEISCHMANN DIESEL ENGINE 212 106 9 SCALE HO
FLEISCHMANN DIESEL ENGINE 212 106 9 SCALE HO
$40.00
Life like HO Diesel Engine Union Pacific
Life like HO Diesel Engine Union Pacific
$7.99
Bachmann H O Scale  307 Grey Santa Fe Diesel engine Bench tested
Bachmann H O Scale 307 Grey Santa Fe Diesel engine Bench tested
$23.00
tyco lot of railroad engines and cars
tyco lot of railroad engines and cars
$29.95
MODERN ELECTRIC OHD ENGINE HOUSE 2 STALL LOCOMOTIVE SERVICE BARN KIT HO Scale
MODERN ELECTRIC OHD ENGINE HOUSE 2 STALL LOCOMOTIVE SERVICE BARN KIT HO Scale
$99.95
marklin Train Engine 5411
marklin Train Engine 5411
$197.00
HO DIESEL ENGINE AND CABOOSE CHESSIE
HO DIESEL ENGINE AND CABOOSE CHESSIE
$24.99
NIB  Model Power HO Scale  0 4 0 PRR Fat Boy Steam Engine With Coal Tender
NIB Model Power HO Scale 0 4 0 PRR Fat Boy Steam Engine With Coal Tender
$27.99
Athearn engine and Athearn train tank car Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia
Athearn engine and Athearn train tank car Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia
$89.00
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
HO Preiser 14014 STEAM ENGINE CREW  Model Train FIGURES + New in Box
HO Preiser 14014 STEAM ENGINE CREW Model Train FIGURES + New in Box
$10.95
SKYLINE HO SCALE ENGINE HOUSE 654 MODEL KIT BOXED WITH INSTRUCTIONS C 1940S
SKYLINE HO SCALE ENGINE HOUSE 654 MODEL KIT BOXED WITH INSTRUCTIONS C 1940S
$55.00
HO Scale Model Train Car Engine Tender Lot Passenger Trolley Crane Maintenance
HO Scale Model Train Car Engine Tender Lot Passenger Trolley Crane Maintenance
$13.49
UNITED PFM BRASS ENGINE  TENDER HO SCALE 2 6 6 2 CO 1301 RECONDITIONED
UNITED PFM BRASS ENGINE TENDER HO SCALE 2 6 6 2 CO 1301 RECONDITIONED
$369.00
LIFE LIKE HO NW ENGINE 4159 GP 38 BLT 10 5 97
LIFE LIKE HO NW ENGINE 4159 GP 38 BLT 10 5 97
$17.96
Bachmann Train Set HO 5 Cars Engine Power Pack Track
Bachmann Train Set HO 5 Cars Engine Power Pack Track
$39.99
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Burlington Northern 37 014 Made In Japan H3
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Burlington Northern 37 014 Made In Japan H3
$84.99
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Wisconsin Central 37 6329 6001 H3
HO Scale Engine Kato EMD SD40 Wisconsin Central 37 6329 6001 H3
$99.99
Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Train Engine Locomotive F9 Diesel
Bachmann HO Scale Santa Fe 307 Train Engine Locomotive F9 Diesel
$17.99
MALTUA EBONY 1969 1970 TRAIN SANTA FE ENGINE  COAL CAR NO3995BOYS  GIRLS C 7
MALTUA EBONY 1969 1970 TRAIN SANTA FE ENGINE COAL CAR NO3995BOYS GIRLS C 7
$19.99
Tyco HO 430 Diesel Engine with matching Caboose Chessie System
Tyco HO 430 Diesel Engine with matching Caboose Chessie System
$21.99



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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