Tasmanian Railway Infrastructure Quiz

 
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

For your interest, here is a 20-question multiple choice quiz on Tasmanian railway infrastructure.

https://www.railtram.com.au/tas-infrastructure

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
Uh Oh, I thought, and was right to be apprehensive . . . yet another one of Spletsie's brilliant tests, and a miserable 35% for old Valvegear.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Where is Tasmania? Not going there anyway. Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie.
Keep them coming, please.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Uh Oh, I thought, and was right to be apprehensive . . . yet another one of Spletsie's brilliant tests, and a miserable 35% for old Valvegear.
Valvegear
Like you I was apprehensive, but geography and wild stabs got me 70%. Thanks again @Spletsie!
  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria
For your interest, here is a 20-question multiple choice quiz on Tasmanian railway infrastructure.

https://www.railtram.com.au/tas-infrastructure
Spletsie
60% for me, thanks Spletsie.

Ross
  Peter-Hem Junior Train Controller

Location: Tasmania
85% Haven't been keeping up with TasRail happenings.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Uh Oh, I thought, and was right to be apprehensive . . . yet another one of Spletsie's brilliant tests, and a miserable 35% for old Valvegear.
Valvegear
Thanks Valvegear. I admire your willingness to always have a go at these quizzes, even when apprehensive.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Where is Tasmania? Not going there anyway. Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie.
Keep them coming, please.
YM-Mundrabilla
Tasmania is a long way from Mundrabilla.

I always appreciate your feedback.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Uh Oh, I thought, and was right to be apprehensive . . . yet another one of Spletsie's brilliant tests, and a miserable 35% for old Valvegear.
Like you I was apprehensive, but geography and wild stabs got me 70%. Thanks again @Spletsie!
Graham4405
Nice work Graham4405.

I think you may know more about the quiz topics than you realise.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

For your interest, here is a 20-question multiple choice quiz on Tasmanian railway infrastructure.

https://www.railtram.com.au/tas-infrastructure
60% for me, thanks Spletsie.

Ross
Rossco T
Thanks Rossco T.
I enjoy your regular quiz result postings.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

85% Haven't been keeping up with TasRail happenings.
Peter-Hem
Great Job Peter-Hem.

It seems to me that you have been keeping up pretty well.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Where is Tasmania? Not going there anyway. Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie.
Keep them coming, please.
Tasmania is a long way from Mundrabilla.

I always appreciate your feedback.
Spletsie
True! Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie I (usually) enjoy your puzzles.
One day you might work in somewhere 'Where was the official opening the Trans-Australian Railway held?
The answer, of course, is no-where. Official Invitations were printed but there was no official ceremony due to WW1.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

60%. There were several that I should have got but didn't. Could do better, as was often written on my school reports Cool.

Thanks once again, Spletsie.

C'mon, YM have a go!
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
60%. There were several that I should have got but didn't. Could do better, as was often written on my school reports Cool.

Thanks once again, Spletsie.

C'mon, YM have a go!
Lockspike
I did, but I am not telling anyone that I only got 45% and that most of those were only lucky guesses.Smile
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Where is Tasmania? Not going there anyway. Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie.
Keep them coming, please.
Tasmania is a long way from Mundrabilla.

I always appreciate your feedback.
True! Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie I (usually) enjoy your puzzles.
One day you might work in somewhere 'Where was the official opening the Trans-Australian Railway held?
The answer, of course, is no-where. Official Invitations were printed but there was no official ceremony due to WW1.
YM-Mundrabilla
I think I will give you 50% response for that YM-Mundrabilla because there is another half of the story.

Although the planned official opening of the Trans-Australian Railway was cancelled, The Governor-General travelled to Perth and declared the line open on 16 November 1917, a few weeks after services had begun.

A couple of newspaper reports:
Kalgoorlie Miner, 17 November 1917

Western Argus, 20 November 1917

Here is a booklet that was produced to mark the occasion:
Trans-Australian Railway: Linking East and West

It is a very long way from Perth to Tasmania.

But I might take up your challenge and do a quiz on the Trans-Australian Railway one day.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

60%. There were several that I should have got but didn't. Could do better, as was often written on my school reports Cool.

Thanks once again, Spletsie.

C'mon, YM have a go!
Lockspike
Thanks for the feedback as always, Lockspike.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Where is Tasmania? Not going there anyway. Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie.
Keep them coming, please.
Tasmania is a long way from Mundrabilla.

I always appreciate your feedback.
True! Smile
Thanks anyway Spletsie I (usually) enjoy your puzzles.
One day you might work in somewhere 'Where was the official opening the Trans-Australian Railway held?
The answer, of course, is no-where. Official Invitations were printed but there was no official ceremony due to WW1.
I think I will give you 50% response for that YM-Mundrabilla because there is another half of the story.

Although the planned official opening of the Trans-Australian Railway was cancelled, The Governor-General travelled to Perth and declared the line open on 16 November 1917, a few weeks after services had begun.

A couple of newspaper reports:
Kalgoorlie Miner, 17 November 1917

Western Argus, 20 November 1917

Here is a booklet that was produced to mark the occasion:
Trans-Australian Railway: Linking East and West

It is a very long way from Perth to Tasmania.

But I might take up your challenge and do a quiz on the Trans-Australian Railway one day.
Spletsie
Thanks Spletsie.
None of your links work for me but not to worry that is not unusual for me.
Was the Booklet about quarto (bit smaller than A4) size with a pale blue paper cover with a couple of inset photos?
I was aware of the pseudo remote opening in Perth but to me that is like me opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Mundrabilla.
I was referring to the 'proper' opening!
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Thanks YM-Mundrabilla.
I'm not sure what happened to the links; they worked when I first posted them. Anyway, the URLs are below.

The booklet gives an outline of the Trans-Australian Railway and its construction, as well as information about the region.

I’m impressed that you had an invitation to the official opening but didn’t realise you were that old!Very Happy


Trans-Australian Railway: Linking East and West
https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-44189606/view?partId=nla.obj-44189714#page/n1/mode/1up

Kalgoorlie Miner, 17 November 1917
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/92173518?searchTerm=railway%20open

Western Argus, 20 November 1917
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/33809568?searchTerm=railway%20open

The West Australian, 17 November 1917
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27460746?searchTerm=railway%20open
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Thanks Spletsie.

The links all work now for whatever reason. Smile

The 'Linking East and West' was a dark blue landscape format 'leatherette' covered book with gold embossing IIRC. It's a long time since I saw one. I am now unsure what the pale blue paper covered document that I mentioned earlier commemorated.

The Trove 'translation' of the Kalgoorlie Miner article is good but the two West Australian articles are terrible. The Kalgoorlie Miner in the days when it was virtually nothing but column inches of type - even the front page was a great country newspaper.

Thought that I might have a go at fixing the West Australian articles but that novelty soon wore off they are so bad it would be easier to start from scratch.

We are, of course, way off the Tasmanian Road but who cares.

Not 'had' an invitation but 'have' an invitation - if you get the difference - all I need to do is put my name on it!Very Happy

Regards from the Mundrabilla Yard Rolling Eyes
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
We are, of course, way off the Tasmanian Road but who cares.
YM-Mundrabilla

Maybe those of us who actually follow the Tasmanian forum.
Take it elsewhere.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
We are, of course, way off the Tasmanian Road but who cares.

Maybe those of us who actually follow the Tasmanian forum.
Take it elsewhere.
lkernan
Sorry sir.

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