Monday, April 25, 2005

Inquiring Minds.....

Rather than do any research online, I figured I'd just busy myself with digesting my yummy dinner and let others fill me in on something I've been wondering about. Ever have a question at the back of your mind and finally you MUST know the anwer??? No?? Just me? I do this ALL the time.

The nagging question: How do trains run? Electricity? Diesel? Invisible horses that you only see if you've known someone who died? Coal? If they run on fuel...where's the exhaust? I don't think they run on electricity....that would be subways, right?

We have trains that go by our neighborhood.....they are a couple of miles away...we hear the whistle as the trains go through intersections.....reminds us of Safeco Field and makes us feel happy inside. Happy that the train doesn't run by our house, like it does Safeco Field. (for those that may not know, Safeco Field is in Seattle, it's where the Mariner's play.)

So??? Who is gonna be my hero and put my mind at ease? If you have any nagging questions go ahead and ask me....I know a lot of shit...and some good stuff, too!


Blogger Autumn Storm declared....

Trains run on electricity, but as with most people of my generation, I've not thought much about how or why and simply just used the service. I would have to asssume some sort of battery driven device...but I also remember being warned when young that the tracks would give me a shock, though there is no truth in that now, and I doubt there was then. In other words, I've not exactly sure, and was waiting for someone else to enlighten us.

4/26/2005 9:29 PM  
Blogger T`Plon declared....

Freight trains run on diesel and local commuter trains run on electricity. If you have ever see a black haze around the front end of a train thats the diesel exhaust. Some electric trains do run from an electrified third rail and some are from overhead wires. We have a freight train that goes by about half a mile from my house. Thankfully it doesn't go run daily.

Just thought I would add my 2 cent's worth.

4/27/2005 7:33 PM  

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