Trains! by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

GrahamJ
The real world is complex, so remember your origin.


Runner(s)-Up:

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Quiz Description

Second in a series....

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Questions:

This engine is considered to be the first locomotive to be built entirely in the US in 1830. Named for a Southern city, it blew up a year later (another first in US railroad history) and was rebuilt.

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Best Friend of Charleston

No quiz on trains would not be complete without mentioning the most famous 4-4-0 American locomotive ever built. In 1862, a group known as Andrews' Raiders stole this locomotive from Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), GA, in hopes of destroying the rail lines to Chattanooga. The subsequent event, "The Great Locomotive Chase," was made popular in a 1956 Disney film as well as a 1926 Buster Keaton film that shares its name with this locomotive.

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the General

Name the British rail engineer most famous for creating this, the "Rocket." While not the first locomotive, its design elements were copied in many locomotives for the next 150 years.

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Robert Stephenson

Of the Z, N, T, HO or O model railroad scales, which one is the smallest?

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T [3mm track gauge]

This railroad is the oldest railroad in the US, getting its start in 1828. It ended in the 1980s when it merged to form the "Chessie" system, which was then merged with several more railroads to form CSX.

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Baltimore & Ohio

This railroad, known for its green livery, was formed in a merger of several railroads, including the Northern Pacific Railway. It's the BN in BNSF, which was formed after a merger in 1996.

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Burlington Northern

In a standard Monopoly board, this railroad is between the "Go" and "In Jail" corners.

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Reading RR

Fill in the blank: Acela is to US as _____ is to France. [Even though we know the French version can blow the Acela out of the water.]

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TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse)

Within 20 either way, what is the width, in millimeters, of the "standard gauge" used in the US and most of Europe?

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1,435 [1,415-1,455]

Philadelphia's main train station is located on this street and within walking distance of UPenn and Drexel.

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30th Street

When you rank the world's busiest train stations, 23 of the first 24 are all in Japan. This station, the 24th busiest in the world, is also the busiest in Europe due to its use as the endpoint of the Eurostar ("Chunnel") service from London, among other rail services.

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Gare Du Nord (Paris-Nord)

This engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad was killed on April 30, 1900, when his train collided with a stalled freight train near Vaughan, Mississippi. Contrary to a band's lyrics 70 years later, he was not high on cocaine when the accident happened.

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Casey (Cayce) Jones