July 5, 2013 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 In rail travel, what does LNER stand for? 2 Completed in 1923, which famous steam locomotive was noted for the London to Edinburgh service? 3 In 1991, who took over from Ringo Starr to narrate the UK children’s television series ‘Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends’? 4 Which train is the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives? 5 The ‘Ffestiniog Railway’ in Wales runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to which harbour town? 6 The Shinkansen, a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan is also known as the ‘what’ Train? 7 The SNCF is the state-owned railway company in which country? 8 In May 1994, the Channel Tunnel was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II and which French President? 9 In June 1883, the ‘Orient Express’ left Paris for which other European city? 10 What was the name of the famous steam locomotive built by Robert Stephenson and Company in 1829? 11 Wootten and Belpaire are types of ‘what’ found in steam locomotives? 12 Of the four London stations on a Monopoly board, which was first to open? 13 What is the name of the house to which the family move in the novel ‘The Railway Children’ by Edith Nesbit? 14 Grand Central Terminal (or Grand Central Station) is located at 42nd Street and which Avenue in Midtown Manhatten in New York? 15 Who was the first British monarch to travel by train? 16 George Pullman, who designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car, founded the industrial town Pullman in which US state? 17 Which US President nationalized American railways in 1917 under the Federal Possession and Control Act? 18 The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line which runs in which English county? 19 Which 1945 film, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, was shot mostly at Carnforth Station in Lancashire? 20 In 1938, which English model railway brand launched its first 00 gauge train?