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.