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General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

Moderator: John_Perkowski

  by Denver Dude
 
I am about 2 miles south of Denver, CO on the BNSF mainline. I have noticed southbound trains parked with fueling trucks filling the tanks. When I first saw that I thought the locomotives had idled so long they needed fueling right then and there. But then I have seen it several times since. It's a little odd.
Any thoughts on why they are doing that? Also, I'm not sure how fast the truck's pumps are, but that has to be a long process.
Last edited by Denver Dude on Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by edbear
 
On the B & M, it was done sometimes where passenger trains tied up, especially at lay up points that were created after the MBTA assumed the commuter operation; Ipswich & Ayer. In the Guilford era (B&M, MEC, D&H) there was an operations officer from the D&H who plugged the idea of owning a fuel truck and going around fueling units as needed.