The charity, which now has 18 volunteers, bought FOHS 20 waterproof jackets to keep volunteers warm and dry on the station platforms and in the draughty concourse.
FOHS, which now belongs to the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), has Huddersfield Station manager, Paul Jackson, and transport consultant and former Kirklees councillor, Paul Salveson, among its supporters.
Our introduction to fuel-operated heaters (FOH) for passenger cars came in mid-December via a Webasto FOH fitted in a new Mercedes E320.
The FOH system on our E320 performed flawlessly in any mode available to us.
Since the FOH also commands the vehicle ventilation system, it can and is also used to evacuate hot air from a closed vehicle in hot summer months.
Webasto estimates overall emissions from the FOH are approximately 1 percent that of an idling engine and fuel consumption is about 0.10 gal/hr versus 0.50-1.0 gal/hr for an idling vehicle.
Over 1 million FOH systems are being sold annually for commercial and light-duty vehicles, the great preponderance in Europe.
(Sample questions are provided in the Appendix.) The instructor derived the questions from professional literature (e.g., Brown & Brooks, 1991; Fohs
, 1991; Gysbers & Moore, 1987; Moon et al., 1993; Okiishi, 1987; Penick, 2000) and professional experience.