sucking transformer a type of transformer (an electrical component) found mainly along railway lines. they're usually mounted halfway between the rails and the overhead powerlines. as far as transformers go, these are very big . instead, not as many are needed. among all rail-adjacent artifacts/symbols, they belong to the rarer kind. the railpeople are in general very secretive about their symbols and machines, so also with the this transformer. what we know is what we can observe. a sucking transformer is surrounded by two signs, both around twenty four meters to each side of it. tranins do not stop between these signs during any circumstances - if the choice is between halting within, or running into another train just outside, they prefer colliding. water avoids them. in light rain, the ground closest to a transformer stays dry. a common sight is a creek or stream making a half-circle detour. generally, sucking transformers are not placed near to larger bodies of water. their function for the rail environment is poorly understood. they seem to pull in stray fields and electricities. superstition exist that they also affect spirits, gijinkas, and even the souls of living creatures.