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Rail - Buckeye Automatic Fuelling System for Diesel Locomotives

Our Buckeye Automatic Fueling System uses only two basic components: The Adapter and The Nozzle.

The Adapter Assembly:

  • The Emco Wheaton Adapter is mounted to the diesel unit at each fueling connection on the locomotive chassis.
  • Minimal modification is required for installation. Simply remove existing fuel fittings and replace with the Emco Wheaton Adapter.
  • All adapters are equipped with dust caps.
  • A manual adapter is available when refueling cannot be done with the nozzle.

The Automatic Nozzle:

  • One basic nozzle handles all fueling requirements and provides a fuel flow range from 50 to 300 GPM.
  • The nozzle is hydraulically balanced to permit easy opening and shock-free closing.
  • This feature makes it possible to save fueling time by starting the pump before attaching the nozzle.
  • Increased pumping rates are also possible since higher pump relief valve settings may be used with safety.
  • The Emco Wheaton Nozzle assures automatic shutoff when the fuel tank reaches capacity.
  • When fuel level reaches the level shutoff tube, fuel transfer is shut off automatically. The tank is full.
  • Overfill and underfill conditions are completely avoided. Fuel tank levels are consistent from fill to fill.
  • Spill hazard is virtually eliminated.
  • Since automatic shutoff is housed in the Emco Wheaton Nozzle and not in the locomotive, bench repairs can be made without involving locomotive downtime.
  • This feature keeps the locomotives in service as maintenance takes place.
  • The tripping mechanism of the Emco Wheaton Nozzle seals it against dirt, dust and other foreign matter.
  • Additional reliability and long service life come from a Teflon piston seal and Teflon bearings.
  • Safety features include a test plug for checking pressure and flow rate.
  • Fueling operations are eased by a raised ramp on the outlet coupler ring that provides easy nozzle attachment and release from the locomotive.
Additional infomation  
Locomotive Refueling System Brochure Download
Buckeye Rail Refueling System Movie Clip Download