American Railroad Trivia Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 54

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of trucks would a 1970's caboose most likely ride on?
    • A. 

      Andrews

    • B. 

      Arch Bar

    • C. 

      Barber Bettendorf

    • D. 

      Roller Bearing

  • 2. 
    LO is the American Association of Railroads class code for what type car?
    • A. 

      Covered hopper

    • B. 

      Caboose

    • C. 

      Box car

    • D. 

      Gondola

  • 3. 
    The Southern Railway was organized by which financier?
    • A. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt

    • D. 

      John P. Morgan

  • 4. 
    Standard Gauge in the US is?
    • A. 

      5 feet

    • B. 

      3 feet 7 inches

    • C. 

      4 feet 8 1/2 inches

    • D. 

      4 feet 6 inches

  • 5. 
    Which of the following diesel locomotives was built only from 1961 to 1963?
    • A. 

      GE U25B

    • B. 

      EMD GP30

    • C. 

      DASH 8-40C

    • D. 

      Alco RS-11

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a 6 axle locomotive?
    • A. 

      EMD SW1500

    • B. 

      EMD GP9

    • C. 

      GE U25B

    • D. 

      EMD SD40-2

  • 7. 
    Which of the following steam engines were common on the Louisville and Nashville?
    • A. 

      2-2-2's and 4-8-8-4's

    • B. 

      0-8-0's and 2-6-8's

    • C. 

      2-8-2's and 4-6-2's

    • D. 

      2-0-2's and 4-10-6's

  • 8. 
    What other railroad purchased the L&N and owned and operated it for many years?
    • A. 

      Atlantic Coast Line

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania RR

    • C. 

      Reading RR

    • D. 

      Short Line RR

  • 9. 
    What is true of both the Norfolk & Western RR and the Southern Rwy?
    • A. 

      They both were western mountain railroads

    • B. 

      They both used high nose hood diesels

    • C. 

      They both still run passenger trains

    • D. 

      They both merged to become the present CSX RR

  • 10. 
    What do US railroads haul the most of?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Containerized merchandise

    • C. 

      Automobiles

    • D. 

      Chemical products