Train Quiz Questions
- What nickname was given to the Shinkansen high-speed trains of Japan because of their appearance and speed?
- The BBC documentary Great British Railway Journeys often refers to an 1840's copy of which guide? And who presents the series?
- Can you name the busiest railway stations in the following cities: (a) Bristol, (b) Edinburgh, (c) London, and (d) Birmingham?
- Which two cities did the original Orient Express run between?
- The UK's longest direct rail service runs between which two locations?
- In 1830, which locomotive built by George Stephenson became the first ever commercial train and reached a then record speed of 30 mph?
- The Red Arrow is a famous overnight sleeper train in which country? And can you tell us the two cities it connects?
- Opened in 2001, name the highest railway in the United Kingdom?
- Track 61 is a private railway platform underneath which New York building, linking it to Grand Central Station?
- Which train officially became the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles per hour in 1934?
- The short story The Signal Man was partly derived from whose personal experiences of the 1865 Staplehurst rail crash?
- In which James Bond film does much of the action takes place on the Orient Express?
- Bullet trains
- The Bradshaw Guide. Presented by Michael Portillo.
- (a) Temple Meads, (b) Waverley, (c) Waterloo, and (d) New Street
- Paris and Istanbul (originally called Constantinople)
- Aberdeen and Penzance
- Russia. Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
- The Cairngorm Mountain Railway
- Waldorf Astoria Hotel
- The Flying Scotsman
- Charles Dickens
- From Russia, with Love
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Whilst on tour Rod Stewart often books a second hotel room so he can set is model train set up.
- Which railway company was founded in Bristol in 1833 and appointed Isambard Kingdom Brunel as chief engineer?
- Luas is a tram and light rail system in which European city?
- What is the standard gauge of railways in Great Britain?
- The National Railway Museum is in which city?
- Which locomotive broke the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126 mph on 3 July 1938?
- Give the brand name of British Rail's diesel-powered High Speed Train fleet from 1975 to 1982?
- The train involved in the 1963 Great Train Robbery was travelling from which city? And in which county was it stopped by the robbers?
- What's the acronym of France's intercity high-speed rail service?
- What was the name of the report in the early 1960s that reshaped the British railways?
- The Night Riviera sleeper train, one of only two sleeper services in the UK, runs six nights a week between London and which town?
- Which station is the London terminus for Eurostar?
- In which rock musical does a child’s train set magically comes to life with engines competing to become the 'Fastest Engine in the World'?
- What's the iconic name of the famous sleeping cars built and operated on most American railways from 1867 to 1968?
- Which station is the starting point for Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express? And what's the number of the secret Platform between platforms 9 and 10?
- Great Western Railway
- 4 feet 8 1⁄2 inches (also accept 4 feet 8 inches)
- InterCity 125
- Glasgow. Buckinghamshire.
- The Beeching Report
- St Pancras International
- Starlight Express
- King's Cross. Platfrom 9 3/4.
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