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Question 1: David Blyth Hanna, the first president of the ________, said that although most branch lines cannot pay for themselves, they are essential to make main lines pay.
Canadian National RailwayVia RailCanadian Northern RailwayCanadian Pacific Railway

Question 2: In ________, two branch lines exist solely for commuter passenger trains.
AucklandWellingtonChristchurchNew Zealand

Question 3: For more, see the ________.
Main North Line, New ZealandSouth Island Main Trunk RailwayList of New Zealand railway linesMain South Line

Question 4: ________ once had a very extensive network of branch lines, especially in the South Island regions of Canterbury, Otago, and Southland.
United KingdomAustraliaNauruNew Zealand

Question 5: In ________, little used branch lines are often spun off from larger railroads to become new common carrier short-line railroads of their own.
AmericasAmericas (terminology)South AmericaNorth America

Question 6: Many British branch lines were closed as a result of the "________" in the 1960s, although some have been re-opened as heritage railways.
West Coast Main LineEast Coast Main LineChiltern Main LineBeeching Axe

Question 7: Those that remain serve ports or industries not located near main lines such as coal mines, logging operations, large ________ factories, and steelworks.


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