The Boiler Watch by "Majik" Mike Maynard

 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.7 In reply to 5179.5 
Ah! Ed, you noticed the steam-train boiler styling with the nuclear core. I thought of those very things when I was thinking of a name.
It also does look like an evil robot pig too. But a locomotive engine is a cooler comparison.
"Pardon me boy, is that the Chernobyl Choo-Choo"... no, no. doesn't have the same ring to it.
In the Ukrainian dialect, "Chernobyl" means "wood of worm". So how much wood would a worm chew, if a worm choo-choo'ed on wood? ....ehck. It's late.

Hey, a train is on my list of models to design... A 1930's streamline diesel of some type.

Consequently, for our last ham club meeting, we had the pleasure of enjoying a program presented by the nation's leading authority and consultant what's called Positive Train Control.
He talked about all of the multi-layered safety and control systems used to oversee the 20,000 US trains en route.
And yes, all "blocks" of train tracks in the US are electrified so that sensors know when a train is on it. Fun esoteria.