Railway General Knowledge.

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  1. 150222

    150222 Member

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    Lets try a new QUIZ (as opposed to what are effectively games).
    The person with the floor asks a railway themed general knowledge question and the person who gives the correct answer will ask the next one.

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    If a correct answer is given and accepted to be so in the confirmation posting, the person making the correct answer must set a new question within a period of 48 hours...or OPEN FLOOR will be deemed to be in operation

    I'll start:
    In what year was the Summit tunnel fire?
    Good luck! :)
     
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  3. Nym

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    1984. Open Floor...
     
  4. 150222

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    Correct. Note: The question can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be.
     
  5. Ivo

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    Nym, you should have taken the floor yourself :lol:

    In what year did mainline services cease west of Alton?
     
  6. Nym

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    1973. And I'm trying to revise... So open floor again...
     
  7. Welshman

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    What was the coupling code of the "Calder Valley" 1st gen. dmus?
     
  8. 150222

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    Blue Star?
     
  9. Xenophon PCDGS

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    If these early DMU had standard mechanical transmission, they would have carried Blue Square symbols.
     
  10. Welshman

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    Well done!

    The Cl 110s were blue square.

    Your turn.
     
  11. Xenophon PCDGS

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    There was a British railway accident in 1861 in which 23 people were killed and 176 were injured.

    What was unusual about this accident?
    What was the cause of this accident ?
     
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    That was the Clayton tunnel accident. The unusual aspect of the accident was the signaman being on a 24-hour shift. The cause was the trains leaving Brighton too close together & Poor communication between signalmen.
     
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    Well done. Your turn next to set a new conundrum.
     
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    In the Keeping up Appearences episode entitled 'Sea fever' their car stops at a level crossing and a train passes. Which class was the train and which livery did it carry?
     
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    I remember the episode but for the life of me can't remember the train!
    As the lack of response seems to suggest others may be in the same position, might it be an idea to post another question?
    :)
     
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    Yep I guess you are right. (It was a 421 in NSE livery).
    In what year did the class 158/9 sub-class first enter service?
     
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    A pure guess this, but an educated one nonetheless. 1988
     
  18. martinsh

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    I think it was 1992 ?
     
  19. 150222

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    Neither. Not far though.
     
  20. Welshman

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    1989?
     
  21. 150222

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    Nope.
     
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    158/9? They're the West Yorkshire ones, aren't they. 1990.
     
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    89-92?
     
  24. 150222

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    I need the specific year. There is only one left!
     
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    1991.
     
  26. 150222

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    Correct, your floor.
     
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    Which network, operated by 'regular' trains is sometimes called a underground system?
     
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    Surely Merseyrail?

    It could also be the North Clyde and Argyle Lines, but given Glasgow already has the Clockwork Orange this is unlikely.
     
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    Yup. Uses Class 507/508s, and is often dubbed the Liverpool Underground.
     
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    I still think it should be a Metro system in its own right.

    But anyhow, next up:

    How many London Underground stations have the word "Park" in their name?
     
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    Twenty unless I have double counted
     

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