Railroads by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

SorensonG


Quiz Description

Blame it on the slow moving freight train that made me late for a meeting this morning. Answer the following about railroads, some of which aren't in the US.

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Questions:

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL THIS RAILROAD is the chief operator of freight east of the Mississippi River, combing the rolling stock of the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Seaboard Line, and many other regional lines. It's most famous line is the "Juice Train" connecting Bradenton, FL, and Jersey City, NJ.

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CSX

THIS RAILROAD was one of the oldest lines in the US, founded in 1828. Of the four railroads in Monopoly, it was the only one to not directly serve Atlantic City at its height. It was absorbed by the answer to Q1 in 1987.

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B&O (Baltimore & Ohio)

Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer penned a song about THIS RAILROAD (NEED THE FULL NAME, NOT ITS ACRONYM) in the 1946 film "The Harvey Girls." Despite its name, it did not serve the largest city listed at its onset.

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(On the) Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe

James J Hill the famed "Empire Builder," ran THIS COMPANY that consisted of several railroads in the Pacific NW and Canada. It was absorbed in 1970s by a railroad that would later be merged with the answer to Q3.

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Great Northern Railway

When Atlanta was named Terminus, it denoted the end of line for THIS SOUTHERN RAILROAD. The Great Locomotive Chase took place on its main line.

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Western & Atlantic (W&ARR)

This locomotive belongs to WHAT RAILROAD? They are one of the largest transporters of coal in the US.

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Norfolk Southern (NS)

President Richard Nixon signed the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 into law, creating THIS RAIL FREIGHT COMPANY from the former freight lines such as the Penn Central. It's name is a portmanteau and it was absorbed by the answers to Q1 and Q6 in the 1990s.

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Conrail (Consolidated Railroads)

THIS IS THE NAME of the fictional railroad used in the film "Silver Streak."

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AMRoad

The railway equipment used in Silver Streak were that of THIS RAILROAD known for its famed "Pac-Man" logo in the 1970s.

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Canadian Pacific (CPR, CP)

The Ministerium für Verkehr der DDR ran THIS EAST GERMAN RAILROAD from 1954-89. The name s a bit misleading since it was founded by a different government in 1937.

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Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR)

THIS RAIL COMPANY operates the passenger trains that utilize the "Chunnel."

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Eurostar

Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) was the sole operator of WHAT FAMOUS LINE from 1893-2009. It still operates today albeit by a private company.

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Orient Express (Venice-Simplon Orient Express)