New Locomotives Quiz

 
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Test your knowledge of locomotives in Australia with a new 20 question quiz.


https://www.railtram.com.au/locomotives-quiz2

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Very enjoyable; mark of 60% is bloody awful!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Nice! Happy with my 85%, didn't expect that.
  br30453 Chief Train Controller

Nice! Happy with my 85%, didn't expect that.
Graham4405
I got 85% also but noticed that one question listed a 1210 class.
There was never a 1210 class on any Australian railway system.
All Queensland DELs were numbered in the 1200s when first introduced.
This was just a number in the sequential numbering of locomotives.
Later the they were grouped as the 1200, 1300,1400 and 1500 classes.
There was a locomotive numbered 1210 in Queensland later renumbered 1300 as the first of the 1300 class when DELs were renumbered into classes.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
85%
A good enough result for me who only remembers the diesels that came out when I was a wee lad.
The more modern ones that I operated i can remember but after NRs I am lost.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Nice! Happy with my 85%, didn't expect that.
I got 85% also but noticed that one question listed a 1210 class.
There was never a 1210 class on any Australian railway system.
All Queensland DELs were numbered in the 1200s when first introduced.
This was just a number in the sequential numbering of locomotives.
Later the they were grouped as the 1200, 1300,1400 and 1500 classes.
There was a locomotive numbered 1210 in Queensland later renumbered 1300 as the first of the 1300 class when DELs were renumbered into classes.
br30453
Thanks for the feedback br30453.


The reference to the 1210 Class was to the locomotives numbered 1210–1219, the first mainline diesel-electric locomotives to be introduced by Queensland Railways. They were renumbered as the 1300 Class in 1956 and as the 1150 Class in 1965. I accept that 1210–1219 was a number sequence and they were not officially named the 1210 Class. However, a number of sources do refer to them as the 1210 Class, and for simplicity within the confines of a quiz answer it was easier to call them the 1210 Class.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I am concerned with the question about SD70ACe-LC locomotives. more correctly SD70ACe-LCi type.

These were introduced by BHP Billiton and were later purchased by Fortescue Metals Group.

BHP also obtained ten "pumkin" SD70 ACe units from a BNSF order and nine more that were completed looking like Sd70ACe-LCi units.

But BHP has purchased around 170 SD70ACe - LC or LCi units to date.

So either BHP or FMG would be a correct answer for question 15.

Check pages 214 and 217 of my "Australian Locomotive Guide" (second edition) (and similar entries in the first edition).

Peter
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Keep the quizzes coming, spletsie !
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

I am concerned with the question about SD70ACe-LC locomotives. more correctly SD70ACe-LCi type.

These were introduced by BHP Billiton and were later purchased by Fortescue Metals Group.

BHP also obtained ten "pumkin" SD70 ACe units from a BNSF order and nine more that were completed looking like Sd70ACe-LCi units.

But BHP has purchased around 170 SD70ACe - LC or LCi units to date.

So either BHP or FMG would be a correct answer for question 15.

Check pages 214 and 217 of my "Australian Locomotive Guide" (second edition) (and similar entries in the first edition).

Peter
Thanks Peter.

My error when setting the quiz. Somehow I overlooked the BHP units.

Question 15 has now been changed and asks about another type of unit operating in the Pilbara.

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