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.