Wednesday, May 20, 2015


     No, sign, the runaway children are not under the transformer!
     Nu-unh, not that one either.

     Had to wait for this big iron to cross the road last week.  Very slowly.  Which I found reassuring.


Blackwing1 said...

I dunno if you're a fan of Ogden Nash, but he once did a poem about the old-style crossing sign. I don't remember the whole thing, but it included:



Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Positively electrifying!

El Capitan said...

I saw a pair of those transformers atop a railroad flatcar, all chained down and liberally festooned with stickers saying "DO NOT HUMP".

My first reaction was "Well, I should say not! At least buy it dinner first!" but I knew I was missing the point.

Turns out "humping" is giving freight cars in railyards a shove with a donkey engine and letting them smack into the next car in line.

Roberta X said...

Years ago, at the railroad siding that's near Purdue University, two tank cars sat for a long time, with a boxcar linked after them. One tank car was stenciled, "Do Not Hump." The other was marked, "ABSOLUTELY Do Not Hump." After a month or so, some wag neatly graffitied the boxcar, "DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT HUMPING!"

Oh, engineering humor.

Phssthpok said...

What surprises me is the decided *lack* of flex in that low-boy. I'd think that big ol' transformer would have the middle sagged nigh down to the ground...