Thursday, January 27, 2005

Some Train Humor

On a lighter note, and also railroad related, here is something that might evoke a chuckle or two.

A few years ago, I told my wife that diesel-electric locomotive technology had advanced to the point where most newer locos were now running on AC power rather than DC. She asked me how this was possible. Being ignorant of the details, I was unable to provide an informed answer to her question. But it was a good question, and therefore deserving of an answer. "Simple," I told her, "the railroads got sick of the batteries running down, so they went out and got a bunch of very long extension cords."

For some reason, she didn't believe me.

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