Railway Archaeology Quiz #4

 
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
The only other ones I found were Herne's Oak to Yallourn and Ballarat East to Eureka.


If you mean closure in 1986, I'm afraid Hernes Oak - Yallourn closed in the 1950s when Moe - Yallourn opened. The open cut swallowed the original route in the 1960s.

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  T411 Moderator

Location: Somewhere
The only other ones I found were Herne's Oak to Yallourn and Ballarat East to Eureka.


If you mean closure in 1986, I'm afraid Hernes Oak - Yallourn closed in the 1950s when Moe - Yallourn opened. The open cut swallowed the original route in the 1960s.
"pjknife"


Thanks for the extra information Smile
  B 67 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland
Are these trivia quiz geunine quiz or research projects - I answer them off the top of my head but sounds like others are going to get references for them eg maps, books etc

Lets play sporting please.
"Riccardo"


Even tho i've only answered one question correctly (which was the one about how far you can get without reversing etc...) that was all guesswork as I have absolutely no idea about this sort of stuff, oh, and i kinda worked out part of it from other peoples answers and where they went wrong.

Same with the Melbourne Suburban Quiz, i've answered tonnes of questions there but it's all from my head and if I don't know, I don't answer.

Lets hope everyone else plays like that too.
"Nexas"


With the longest trip without reversing question, I doubt there are any references you could use to find the answer. Although using a map helps. Is this unsporting? I wouldn't think so, as it doesn't tell you the answer. With some other questions the answers are easily found elsewhere.
In my case, I when I answer a question, I can either know off the top of my head, or know off the top of my head where the answer is. I do have a relatively large railway library right behind me as I type this. I have used this to confirm my answers or add to them. But in the case of the list of closed branches, I did look up a list in Newsrail. If this is considered unsporting, then I'm sorry. I hadn't thought it was a problem. This is not a live radio or tv quiz where such things are cheating. I was unaware of any similar rules here. In any case, there are no prizes to be won.  Smile

If this is to be a condition of the quiz, then how can it possibly be enforced?

I'll refrain from asking another question (in a new thread) until this matter is resolved. Perhaps some rules need to be laid down.
  Riccardo Minister for Railways

Location: Gone. Don't bother PMing here.

I'll refrain from asking another question (in a new thread) until this matter is resolved. Perhaps some rules need to be laid down.
"B 67"


Sorry people, I don't mind whether people want to use references or not - just I was under the impression that it was meant to be short and fast. I'd hate to think the person with the largest library wins all the time. (although that might be a good reward for keeping the best library  Smile - unlike myself who have thrown out umpteen 'unwanted' things over the years eg 1974 NSW country timetables, only to regret later.)

The other reason to avoid references is so that we don't make the questions far too hard, and it keeps the pace moving.

Only my thoughts, if others want to make it harder and use references - fine.
  Sonofagunzel Chief Commissioner

My 2c:

Using references to answer questions is fine by me, especially where the question asks for specific information like dates - in most cases only a real railfan would know where to look!  If someone has the enthusiasm to to spend time researching a question, then so be it.  

But I think using references to come up with a question is a no no (unless you're just checking that what you think is the answer is right).  But there's no way of policing this - it has to be an honour system.   Maybe we could limit the number of questions in a row that a persons gets to ask (because nobody knew the answer) to three to make sure the question asking gets shared around a bit (not just those who have great libraries).

Anyway, I think the mods should make the call - does B67 get to ask the question? I vote yes.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Anyway, I think the mods should make the call - does B67 get to ask the question? I vote yes.
"Sonofagunzel"

I'm not a mod, but he did answer the question, and the "asker" gave him the next question.  Let's get on with the questions and spend less time in administration...
  B 67 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland
Okay, that's good enough for me. I didn't want to be upsetting anyone.
Having the biggest library (which I'm quite sure I don't have) is hardly any help if you don't know where to find the answer anyway. For example, I know that SOMEWHERE I have a book or magazine showing a photo of a mixed train crossing a bridge which I am sure is the one on the Briagolong line crossing the Avon river. But after several years, I still can't find where the picture is so I can check if it the bridge I think it is.

Anyway, I've asked the next question on a new thread as suggested.

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