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  • 1. 
    What railroad company did Cornelius Vanderbilt build?
    • A. 

      Union Pacific

    • B. 

      Maine Central

    • C. 

      Great Northern

    • D. 

      New York Central

  • 2. 
    What was the name of the first steam engine to pull a passenger train in the United States?
    • A. 

      Black Ader

    • B. 

      Maryland

    • C. 

      Eagle

    • D. 

      Tom Thumb

  • 3. 
    What railroad did Casey Jones engineer trains for?
    • A. 

      Corinth Railroad

    • B. 

      Illinois Central

    • C. 

      Mississippi Railroad

    • D. 

      Tennessee Central

  • 4. 
    Who was the fireman on Casey Jones' engine the night of Casey's crash?
    • A. 

      Sim Webb

    • B. 

      Eli Welsh

    • C. 

      Wallace Sanders

    • D. 

      Nate McGee

  • 5. 
    What railroad had "The City Of New Orleans" passenger train?
    • A. 

      Wabash

    • B. 

      Illinois Central

    • C. 

      New York Central

    • D. 

      Chicago And Eastern Illinois

  • 6. 
    What railroad had the "Panama Limited" passenger train?
    • A. 

      Southern Pacific

    • B. 

      Illinois Central

    • C. 

      Milwaukee Road

    • D. 

      Santa Fe

  • 7. 
    What railroad company features its own quarterly publication called "Rip Track"?
    • A. 

      Indian Creek Railroad Company

    • B. 

      Florida Central

    • C. 

      Cedar Rapids And Iowa Railway

    • D. 

      Pearl River Valley Rr Company

  • 8. 
    In the early days of railroading, what was a "Gandy Dancer"?
    • A. 

      Station Agent

    • B. 

      Engineer

    • C. 

      Brakeman

    • D. 

      Section Gang Worker

  • 9. 
    Which of these railroads had the first railroad tunnel in the United States?
    • A. 

      Boston And Maine

    • B. 

      Allegheny Portage Railway

    • C. 

      Western Maryland

    • D. 

      Ashley, Drew And Northern

  • 10. 
    What railroad featured a passenger train called "The Royal Blue"?
    • A. 

      Baltimore And Ohio

    • B. 

      Norfolk And Western

    • C. 

      Boston And Maine

    • D. 

      Louisville And Nashville

  • 11. 
    When talking of railroading, what does the term "Frogs' mean?
    • A. 

      2 Man Flatcars Of The 1890's

    • B. 

      A Flangeway That Guides Trains From One Track To Another

    • C. 

      The Routing Of Priority Trains Past Others

    • D. 

      A Nickname Of Engineers Who Jump From One Railroad To Another

  • 12. 
    In railroading terms, what is a "Shoofly"?
    • A. 

      Slang Term For Overworked Engineers

    • B. 

      Temporary Track To Pass Mudslides And Washouts

    • C. 

      Name For The Signal Light That Replaced Cabooses At The End Of Trains

    • D. 

      Name For A Congested Train Traffic Area

  • 13. 
    In railroad terms, what is "Broncos in the Canyon"?
    • A. 

      Derailments Of Non-Toxic Items, Such As Lumber Or Paper

    • B. 

      Motor Vehicles That Precede Trains Checking Tracks For Problems

    • C. 

      Slang Term For The End Of Caboose Usage

    • D. 

      Priority Trains Given Non Stop Clearance To Their Destination

  • 14. 
    What railroad featured the passenger train "Volunteer"?
    • A. 

      Louisville And Nashville

    • B. 

      Florida East Coast

    • C. 

      Illinois Central

    • D. 

      Maine Central

  • 15. 
    What railroad had the fast passenger train called, " Pioneer Zephyr"?
    • A. 

      Burlington Route

    • B. 

      Southern Pacific

    • C. 

      Chicago And Eastern Illinois

    • D. 

      Rock Island

  • 16. 
    In railroading who are the "Redcaps"?
    • A. 

      Pullman Porters

    • B. 

      Workers Of The Railway Express Company

    • C. 

      Retired Railroad Workers Who Came Out Of Retirement To Work Key Railroad Jobs During World War II

    • D. 

      Members Of The Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers

  • 17. 
    In railroading, who was "Rocky"?
    • A. 

      Moniker Of The Author Of The Song, "I've Been Workin' On The Railroad"

    • B. 

      Nickname Of The Denver And Rio Grande Railroad

    • C. 

      Nickname For Hobos During The Depression

    • D. 

      Great Northern Railway's Trademark Goat