Fuel Consumption

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Kiwi Foamer

New Member
I would like to know a fuel consumption figure please.

A four-locomotive freight train climbing up the Cajon Pass uses how much fuel? I realise there will be a range of values but I would appreciate knowing the highest figure possibLe, ideally in gallons per hour per locomotive at the steeper grades.

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Thanks Bill, technology makes machinery better but sometimes the old stuff still catches the eye. And ear.

How true. I used to bemoan the legions of look-alike SD40-2's that headed mainline freights in the late 70's-early 90's. Now I would certainly like to see one on a local or transfer run.

Kiwi Foamer

New Member
A couple of years ago I spent a day photographing action in the Cajon Pass. What a great location for railroad shots. Here’s one of my many favourites.

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