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# How much diesel do trains use?

## How much diesel do trains use?

Similarly, a typical train might haul 3,000 tons of freight 500 miles and consume approximately 3,049 gallons of diesel fuel. The efficiency of this freight haul would be calculated as: (3000 tons x 500 miles) / (3,049 gallons) = 492 ton-miles per gallon.

How many liters is a train engine?

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### How many liters of diesel does a locomotive use?

The amount of Diesel being taken by a locomotive depends on the load that the engine is pulling: If it is pulling only it’s own weight then it is 0.56 km/litre. With load of about 5000 tons, this loco will consume 4 liters / km. Normal cruising at about 90kmph, mileage of 400 litres of Diesel per 100 kms. Idling at 25 Lit. per hour.

How many litres of diesel does it take to run one kilometer?

I am not an expert on this topic but I read it somewhere long back that on an average a diesel locomotive consumes around one litre of fuel to run one kilometer, while in motion. However it takes not less than 20 to 30 litres of diesel to start moving from standstill position depending upon the load attached.

## How much fossil fuel does a train use?

Allowance is needed for the fossil fuel used in oil exploration and refining (which is overall around 85% efficient – see car sources page), and for train and track manufacture and maintenance. So the figure of 80 g / mile is adjusted to 100 g / mile.

How to calculate the cost of petrol and diesel?

Here’s our petrol and diesel journey cost calculator – simply move the sliders to adjust distance travelled, add your estimated petrol/diesel consumption followed by what you’re paying for fuel to see the costs. You can switch between miles/kilometers and mpg, litres/100km. Not sure what the fuel efficiency of your vehicle is?

### How many gallons of diesel does a train use?

Similarly, a typical train might haul 3,000 tons of freight 500 miles and consume approximately 3,049 gallons of diesel fuel. The efficiency of this freight haul would be calculated as: (3000 tons x 500 miles) / (3,049 gallons) = 492 ton-miles per gallon.

I am not an expert on this topic but I read it somewhere long back that on an average a diesel locomotive consumes around one litre of fuel to run one kilometer, while in motion. However it takes not less than 20 to 30 litres of diesel to start moving from standstill position depending upon the load attached.

How much fuel does a diesel truck use?

For example, a heavy-duty diesel truck hauling 19 tons of freight a distance of 500 miles would consume approximately 71 gallons of diesel fuel, assuming an average 7 miles per gallon truck fuel economy and a typical truck payload of 19 tons. The efficiency of this freight haul would be calculated as:

## How to calculate the fuel efficiency of a train?

The efficiency of this freight haul would be calculated as: (3000 tons x 500 miles) / (3,049 gallons) = 492 ton-miles per gallon. This efficiency might be stated as “a train can move a ton of freight 492 miles on a gallon of fuel.”

Ruth Doyle