Fuel Consumption Calculator

Shortline and Class I railroads looking to save money on their fuel budgets can benefit from idle reduction systems. Eliminating idling in cold temperatures is the easiest way to cut fuel costs during the winter. To calculate how much you can save with an idle reduction system, enter your information into our Fuel Consumption Calculator below. For railroads with EMD or GE engines, please refer to the linked lists detailing fuel consumption at idle for various engine models. 

How many hours per day does the locomotive idle?

Please refer to the EMD and GE fuel consumption chart