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Instructions:  Choose the best answer for each question.  The correct answers are marked but hidden.  To see an answer, use your cursor to "highlight" the answer. Hold your mouse button down as you drag the pointer across the answers, the white letters will be revealed. 

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On May 10,   1869 , workers completed the transcontinental railroad.

        1863 
        1865 
        1867 
        1869

With the driving of the "golden spike", the Union Pacific and the Central  Pacific had completed the engineering feat of the century.

Locomotives first meet at Promontory Point in what state? Utah

        Nevada 
        Colorado 
        Arizona 
        Utah

The "golden spike" engines;  Jupiter  and the 119 where both 4-4-0 "American" type locomotives.

        Rocket 
        Puffing Billy 
        General 
        Jupiter

During the US Civil War, Union soldiers hijacked the General  in a failed attempt to blow up a Confederate bridge. 

        Rocket 
        Puffing Billy 
        General 
        Jupiter

The Rocket  became the first intercity express in 1830.

        Rocket 
        Puffing Billy 
        General 
        Jupiter

In 1934, the "Zephyr" set a diesel speed record of 112 mph. The "Zephyr" was operated by which railroad? CB&Q

        CB&Q
        C&NW
        C&O
        CMSP&P

High speed "TGV" service between Paris and Lyons began in  1981

        1981
        1985 
        1988 
        1994

Standard gauge track is 56 1/2"  wide? 

        54" 
        56 1/2" 
        62" 
        7 1/2"

Track wider than "Standard" is called _____- gauge? broad

        grand 
        large 
        wide 
        broad

 2-8-2  Mikados where exported to Japan. Later, they replaced the 2-8-0 as the standard freight type in the US 

        2-6-0 
        4-6-2 
        2-8-2 
        0-8-2

In 1893, Chicago was "looped" by the Lake Street Elevated Railroad called the EL  ? 

        LSER
        EL 
        South Shore Line 
        North Shore Line 
        CSL

The Mallard  set the world's speed record for steam in 1938 that still stands today.

        Mallard 
        Mallett
        Flying Scottsman
        Garrett

The speed record for a steam locomotive, set in 1938, is 126  mph!

        100 
        126 
        166 
        168

The Mallet, Garratt and Challenger are examples of Articulated  steam locomotives. 
 

The "War Bonnet" was seen on locomotives from  ATSF

        C&NW
        GWR
        ATSF
        CN
        GMO
        SP

In the 1940s, the colors orange and red on black, belonged to  SP  . 

        C&NW
        GWR
        ATSF
        CN
        GMO
        SP

The diesel locomotive "Genesis", operated by Amtrak, and is built by   GE or General Electric .
 
 

The Orient Express ran East and terminated at what city? Istanbu
l or Constantinople

 

 

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