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.