South Australian Railway Stations Quiz

 
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Test your knowledge of South Australian railway stations with this 20 question multiple choice quiz.

https://www.railtram.com.au/sa-stations

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  Lockspike Deputy Commissioner

Test your knowledge of South Australian railway stations with this 20 question multiple choice quiz.

https://www.railtram.com.au/sa-stations
Spletsie
I found a few curly ones there, Spletsie. Only 55%; I don't know Adelaide stations as well as I thought. Thanks again.
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Not a bad quiz, but there was one with four options that didn't quite make sense to me.

Scored 85% anyhow, assuming it's any good.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Too many unknown Adelaide suburbs for me - only 65%
(I prefer the Big Wheel jobs Smile)
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Thanks again, Spletsie; very entertaining as always.

In this instance, I'm like Manuel from Fawlty Towers:- "I am from Barcelona; I know nothing."
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Question 13 is incorrect.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Question 13 is incorrect.
"justapassenger"
Terrific!  
(a) Question 13 is not incorrect. It's possible that the quiz master's answer to 13 is incorrect.
(b) If it is, what is the correct answer, and how do you demonstrate this?
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Question 13 is incorrect.
Terrific!  
(a) Question 13 is not incorrect. It's possible that the quiz master's answer to 13 is incorrect.
(b) If it is, what is the correct answer, and how do you demonstrate this?
Valvegear
So the answer to Question 13 is indeed incorrect.

It is unclear to me whether the quiz master has confused east with west, or longitude with latitude.

The question is which is furthest WEST based on longitude. The potential answers are:
Blackwood;
Belair;
Gawler;
Gawler Central.

The QUIZ states that Gawler central is the answer.

The actual answer is BLACKWOOD.

In decimal degrees EAST the stations are as follows:
Blackwood: 138.618990E
Belair: 138.624E
Gawler: 138.739947E
Gawler Central: 138.748248E

Gawler Central is furthest EAST.

Cheers,

Dan
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Yes SA_trains that is what I thought as well and you are right as well on it. The whole question needs a rethink.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Question 13 is incorrect.
Terrific!  
(a) Question 13 is not incorrect. It's possible that the quiz master's answer to 13 is incorrect.
Valvegear
It is a fair call to say it is the answer which is incorrect rather than the question.

I bow to your superior pedantry.

It is unclear to me whether the quiz master has confused east with west, or longitude with latitude.
SA_trains
West and east.

'Furthest west in latitude' would be completely nonsensical.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
75%, surprised myself with how much I actually knew. Not sure about the answer to 13 either, as suggested by other Blackwood appears to be the one 'furthest east'.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Question 13 was supposed to read:

Which of the following railway stations is located the furthest east in longitude?
a)      Belair
b)      Blackwood
c)      Gawler
d)  Gawler Central


Sorry for the confusion. It should have been east, not west. Award yourselves an extra 5%!

The quiz has now been corrected.
  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria

Great quiz Spletsie!

I got 65% which I guess isn't too bad for a Victorian.

Ross
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
I am not sure that the answer to Question 12 is correct, given the wording of the question.  Was the National Park named after the railway station or the locality?  I suggest the question be reworded to read "Which Railway Station is located adjacent to a National Park of the same name?"
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

I am not sure that the answer to Question 12 is correct, given the wording of the question.  Was the National Park named after the railway station or the locality?  I suggest the question be reworded to read "Which Railway Station is located adjacent to a National Park of the same name?"
4BJ
Then in reality it could be two stations then Belair and the old National Park station. Both are or where named after the adjacent national park.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Belair Railway Station is not named after Belair National Park.

It was opened in 1883 and named after the Township of Belair. At this time, what later became National Park was called 'Government Farm.'

When the national park was declared in 1892 (9 years after the station opened) it was simply called National Park in reference to the fact it was the first national park in the colony of SA.

It was known as National Park for 89 years, then renamed Belair Recreation Park in 1972 and renamed again to Belair National Park in 1991.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Thanks for the feedback regarding Question 12. It has been amended to read:
Which current station shares the same name as a national park?

The question refers to a current station, so it could not be the closed National Park station.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Thanks for the feedback regarding Question 12. It has been amended to read:
Which current station shares the same name as a national park?

The question refers to a current station, so it could not be the closed National Park station.
Spletsie
National Park or Conservation Park?    Belair is really a Recreation Park called a National Park because it always was:).

I can think of only one station with the name of a nearby Conservation Park - Hallett Cove.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I know very little about SA, but still managed 60%!
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

As it was the first national park proposed in any Australian colony and the second one declared as such, I would say that (Belair) National Park is closer to defining a national park than fitting into such a category.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Belair  doesn't   fit the IUCN definition of a National Park in the way that, say, Flinders Chase does.

Neither does the proposed Glenthorn Farm fit a National Park.  It is really a recreation  park.

There is another station with the same name as a conservation park : Marino, though the park is just south of Marino Rocks.   Indeed the lightstation in the park is the Marino Rocks Light.

I'm not sure if this park will be part of Glenthorn Farm.

I worked for Environment for a number of years 10 years ago and became very familiar with South Australia's protected areas.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Belair  doesn't   fit the IUCN definition of a National Park in the way that, say, Flinders Chase does.

Neither does the proposed Glenthorn Farm fit a National Park.  It is really a recreation  park.

There is another station with the same name as a conservation park : Marino, though the park is just south of Marino Rocks.   Indeed the lightstation in the park is the Marino Rocks Light.

I'm not sure if this park will be part of Glenthorn Farm.

I worked for Environment for a number of years 10 years ago and became very familiar with South Australia's protected areas.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Please don't be too critical of spletsie.  He's created a number of quizzes just for fun, and a technical definition of a National Park is splitting hairs in my opinion.
Let's just relax and enjoy his efforts.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Please don't be too critical of spletsie.  He's created a number of quizzes just for fun, and a technical definition of a National Park is splitting hairs in my opinion.
Let's just relax and enjoy his efforts.
Valvegear
Thanks Valvegear. I appreciate it.
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
85%! Not bad for someone who left 20 years ago. Clearly too much time spent playing train simulations and looking at line maps for modeling purposes. No idea how I otherwise knew the junction to grange; having lived in Colonel Light, Aberfoyle Park and Walkerville I doubt I’ve ever taken a train there or outer Harbour.

As for Belair’s park status - it’s called a national park by the relevant naming body and the signs physically there, so the question is good enough for me.

https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Adelaide_Hills/belair-national-park

Thanks Speltsie!

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