Now, look in table VIII and locate the 0440, 60ton,
dieselelectric locomotive. In the column headed "Estimated rate of
fuel consumption (road)," you find that it burns 0.9 gallon of oil
per train mile. By multiplying the number of train miles per day by
the gallons of oil burned per mile, you have the number of gallons
used per day.
To find the number of gallons burned per month, multiply the
number of gallons burned per day by 30.
Finally, you must add 5 percent to the computed oil
consumption per month to allow for contingencies.
The final figure, 95,603 gallons, is the amount of oil
required to operate the road engines on this particular railroad each