A former engineer (who was eventually banned from the facilities for various people problems including throwing a chair at a DJ) had made dozens of these splices where almost anything that’s an analog stereo pair goes into an electrical tape covered Y connection into some kind of 4-wire shielded cable.
Out of curiosity I unwrapped the tape from one of his splices to see what was inside.
Oh, no. No no no no no no my entire facility is wired like this no no no no NOPE FUCK AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHNOPENOPENOPEARONIWITHCHEESENONONONO
No, no no no no no no no. Not like that. Not any of this.
I propose we rename the notches on diesel locomotive throttles to the following:
I mean it makes sense, it controls how loud the locomotive screams and the ammeter that shows how much load you’re putting on the traction system is labeled in amps – A.
This A meter is pretty cool and it appears it’s been installed to a model railway for extra coolness. (This model of Weston meter is easy to open if you want a custom scale but this one looks 100% original!!)
And yes this does look like the right meter– EMD just put it behind a panel, likely with a small lamp behind to light the face. I’d post the link to the original if I could find it, but it seems the metadata on railpictures.net just doesn’t match up for me to find it. The picture is of an EMD GP7 cab.
I’m in California, cooking dinner on this glorious range. It’s almond, chrome, and fake wood behind glass.
And it glows.
I’m up in the small towns north of Sacramento. They don’t have traffic reports up here because they don’t need them. Can I retire my #trafFUCKED tag?
Grocery bags seem to cost 10 cents each at the stores but they’re a very thick, strong plastic, intended to be reused “up to 125 times”. I’m not complaining… Just kinda a new thing.
Also there are mountains and there’s this one road, California 20, from Donner Pass to Nevada City, that I’ve named “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Highway”.
I googled “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa“.
This was the first result.
I am in absolutely no way disappointed.
Thank you Internet. You have served me well.